Sports, though, may be able to partially help themselves recover; while sporting events are victims of climate change, they also have high carbon footprints. The 2016 Rio Olympics released 3.6 million tons of carbon dioxide, and the 2018 Russia World Cup 2.16 million (and those calculations exclude the impact of constructing multiple new stadiums). And, while other industries have been targeted as culprits, sports have largely gotten off lightly. “There has been no shortage in environmental slogans in the sports world since [the Sydney Olympics],” Goldblatt says in the report, “but there has been precious little action, especially amongst the governing bodies of sport and the leading professional and commercial leagues.” … [Read more...] about Will people care about climate change once it starts ruining sports?
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cocoon,” which was designed for a Yorkshire Terrier, is an architectural solution that works just as well for man as beast. A small, cocoon-like dog bed hangs underneath a glass and steel coffee table, which offers both a place to sleep for your pet and a place to rest your coffee cup. (Take a look through the gallery for even more examples.) … [Read more...] about Your dog is ready for a change of scenery too. Here are 16 DIY designs to upgrade their home
While hydrogen fuel has been around for a long time, the “technology to produce it at a large scale didn’t exist,” says Simpson, adding, that the ability to store hydrogen, “will probably be the largest challenge to overcome.” By taking this step, Airbus is acknowledging that it’s necessary to rethink existing systems “if we want to slow down global warming and have a civilization that can live for another couple hundred years,” Simpson says. “We have to take that step away from burning fuels that create carbon dioxide.” The question for the planet is whether or not the rest of the aviation industry will follow suit—and whether 2035 will be too late. … [Read more...] about Airplanes are terrible for the environment. Could Airbus’s redesign change that?
The presidential election is mere weeks away and the recent death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a crushing blow to Democrats. It was also incredibly galvanizing: In the days following her death, more than $160 million was raised on progressive platform ActBlue. But unless you’re a political wunderkind, it can be hard to figure out if you’re donating strategically, and how to get the most bang for your buck. … [Read more...] about This new platform could change the future of money in politics
Within the space of 12 hours on Election Day 2016, the Election Protection hotline received calls from 85 voters in 28 states who reported seeing guns at the polls. This year, that threat is heightened. Gun sales have skyrocketed to all-time highs during the pandemic, especially among first-time owners. The line between poll watching and voter intimidation has blurred, as Republicans are officially conscripting citizens for an “Army for Trump,” and there’s been a rise in the activity of armed, far-right gangs that have already brandished semiautomatic weapons at protests this year. In addition to quashing turnout, the presence of guns poses a real threat of violence. According to Giffords Law Center’s website: “Guns at the polls are a tinder box near an open flame.” … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?