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McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:09pm

LONDON — The queen has backed efforts to curb the use of plastics. The Church of England has encouraged a similar push. The British government plans to legislate to require it.

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Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids

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Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:35pm

Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to ban the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a widely-used chemical that’s been linked to severe developmental delays in children and other health risks.

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Antarctica’s ice is shrinking at an unprecedented rate that could imperil coastal regions worldwide

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Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:28pm

The Antarctic ice sheet lost nearly 3 trillion metric tons of ice from 1992 to 2017, and its rate of loss over that time tripled in West Antarctica, according to an international collaboration involving about 80 scientists.

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Time to take 'time of use' for a test drive?

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Sun, 06/17/2018 - 1:24pm

Summer is a time of year when utility bills often spike, as people crank up appliances and devices such as air conditioners and swimming pool pumps that use lots of energy.

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The Beef Of The Future Is Here, And It’s Not Made Of Meat

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Sun, 06/17/2018 - 1:45pm

There’s something about a hamburger that can take over your mind in an instant. Upon a whiff of sizzling meat, the brain has a new primary objective: Get meat.