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Has Tesla Peaked?

Tesla is in a bad spot.The world’s largest electric carmaker on Monday told employees it would lay off more than 10 percent of its work force, and two senior executives said they were leaving. Earlier this month Tesla announced...

Deadly upwellings of cold water pose threat to migratory sharks

Upwellings of cold water from the deep sea to the surface can be deadly for marine animals and such...

Rural counties increasingly rely on prisons to provide firefighters and EMTs who work for free, but the inmates have little protection or future job...

If you call 911 in rural Georgia, the nearest emergency responders might come from the local prison.In 1963, the Georgia Department of Corrections began a program to train incarcerated people as firefighters to support...

Four Wild Ways to Save the Koala (That Just Might Work)

It was spring in Queensland, Australia, a season when many wild animals find themselves in trouble, and the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital was a blur of fur and feathers.A groggy black swan emerged from the X-ray room, head swaying on...

Why Heat Pumps Are the Future, and How Your Home Could Use One

Heat pumps, which both warm and cool buildings and are powered by electricity, have been touted as the answer to curbing greenhouse gas emissions produced by homes, businesses and office buildings, which are responsible for about one-third of the...

The Biden Administration Raised the Rent to Drill on Public Lands. Here’s What to Know.

The Biden administration raised the royalty rates that fossil fuel companies pay the government in order to drill and mine on public lands, the first time since 1920 that those fees have increased. And it raised by tenfold the...

The South’s aging water infrastructure is getting pounded by climate change – fixing it is also a struggle

Climate change is threatening America’s water infrastructure as intensifying storms deluge communities and droughts dry up freshwater supplies in regions that aren’t prepared.The severe storms that swept through the South April 10-11, 2024, illustrated some...

Colorado is latest state to try turning off the electrical grid to prevent wildfires − a complex, technical operation pioneered in California

The U.S. power grid is the largest and most complex machine ever built. It’s also aging and under increasing stress from climate-driven disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes and heat waves.Over the past decade, power grids...

‘Narco-deforestation’ and the future of the Amazon

There’s a struggle for law and order in many of the world’s tropical forests, and nature is losing.Last week, I wrote about the major progress Colombia made in 2023, slashing deforestation rates by 49 percent in a single year....

E.P.A. Says ‘Forever Chemicals’ Must Be Removed From Tap Water

For the first time, the federal government is requiring municipal water systems to remove six synthetic chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems that are present in the tap water of hundreds of millions of Americans.The extraordinary move...
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Brigitte Macron: French president’s wife to be subject of new TV drama

The life of the French first lady will be turned into a six-part TV drama series. Source link
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