10 in 2 - Week of April 24th

  • This is our 10 in 2 report for the week of April 24th

  • 10 news stories that piqued our interest us this week

 

...so here we go:

 

  1. A plastic-eating caterpillar can help us get rid of our trash. Don’t worry. They won’t be dumping millions of worms in landfills to eat our garbage, but they will be studying them to find out how. (Research Gate)

  2. Patagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments order. CEO Rose Marcario said in a statement. “We’re watching the Trump administration’s actions very closely and preparing to take every step necessary, including legal action, to defend our most treasured public landscapes from coast to coast.” (The Hill)

  3. Senators and movement leaders have introduced a 100 percent clean energy bill. The legislation comes ahead of the People's Climate March on April 29th, and aims to completely phase out fossil fuel use by 2050. The odds that it passes, however, are a bit less than 100. (Alternet)

  4. Artificial intelligence will replace half of all jobs in the next decade, says widely followed technologist. But never fear he says, it won’t just take our jobs, it will also wipe out poverty. (CNBC

  5. How long could humans live if all diseases were cured?  "According to a calculation by statistics website Polstats.com the answer is a respectable 8,938 years on average" (Motherboard)

  6. In case you ever find yourself in the company of Donald Trump: new research has found that female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances.(New Scientist

  7. A U.K. startup uses recycled plastic to build roads that are 60 percent stronger than traditional roadways, and 10 times longer-lasting (Curbed)

  8. Canada is now the world's leading 'deforestation nation'. A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 more than 104 million hectares of forests -- an area three times the size of Germany -- have been destroyed or degraded. (rabble.ca)

  9. The Alabama environmental agency's budget is less than $11 per person, the smallest per capita budget of all state environmental agencies, according to a new survey. (AL.com)

  10. The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank known for attacking climate science, has been mailing a book to public school teachers. They plan send out 200,000 copies, until virtually every science educator in America has one. The book is called “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming.” (NYT)



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