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Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record, exposing grim reality of climate change

A new report released Wednesday details how 2019 was another year of extremes for Earth’s climate, adding to a litany of evidence exposing the grim reality of our warming world. Last year saw devastating wildfires burn through Australia; large regions including Europe, Japan, Pakistan, and India experienced deadly heat waves; almost 100 tropical cyclones created…MORE

Lefties get their day today

It’s National Left-Hander’s Day, a celebration founded by the Left-Handers Club to honor leftie style. Now in its 17th year, the day has been celebrated with right vs. left sports matches, left-handed drinking events and other activities, the club says. In honor of the day, some tidbits about sinistrality: About that name Sinistrality is the…MORE

More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff quarantined in several schools

For many US schools welcoming students back, a return to in-person learning was abruptly halted after new Covid-19 cases. More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff members across five states have been quarantined after at least 230 positive coronavirus cases were reported. It’s a grim start to the school year many hoped could mark the…MORE

Federal agents arrived in Bend, Oregon, after activists blocked ICE bus

Federal agents made their way early this morning to a city in Oregon after protesters blocked a bus carrying people in ICE custody. The City of Bend Police Department confirmed federal agents had arrived on the scene but local police were not assisting them. Police Chief Mike Krantz said the department was made aware that…MORE

The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed

A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history. Coronavirus has infected more than 5 million people and killed over 166,000 nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. On Wednesday alone, there were 55,910 reported new cases and 1,499 deaths…MORE

Our pandemic back-to-school supply list

Our pandemic back-to-school supply list

Pencils, pens, highlighters, paper, folders: Normally around this time of year, parents and kids would be stocking up on school supplies and scrambling to get ready to return to the classroom. This year, however, is anything but normal. In this year of the pandemic, schools and school districts in much of the country are kicking…MORE

A new anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers

A new anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers

Boris Johnson’s latest strategy to fight coronavirus aims to make Britain healthier — but campaigners are worried about the impact the policy will have on people living with eating disorders. Johnson’s government launched its Better Health strategy in an effort to combat the country’s high obesity levels amid the pandemic. Britain has one of the…MORE