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Photograph: Paul Glendell/Alamy Tree-planting in south Devon on behalf of the Woodland Trust. Photograph: Paul Glendell/Alamy First published on Tue 10 Aug 2021 09.04 EDT It can feel a little futile to be rinsing plates and fiddling with metal straws while the world literally burns . Most of us are everyday citizens, rather than global decision-makers, and making small changes while governments continue to invest in fossil fuels and delay making policy changes that would reduce emissions can feel … not enough. However, there are plenty of impactful things individuals can do to help tackle

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Science Comment

Republican attempts to continue questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election faced another setback in Michigan on Wednesday after the Bureau of Elections declined a county commission's request to conduct an audit prompted by false conspiracy theories that votes were manipulated.  The Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners approved  the request June 22. The commission sought the bureau's permission to investigate whether the county's voting machines were connected with "any unauthorized computer" that changed the results of the presidential election. In an Aug. 4 letter denying the request, Director of Elections Jonathan Brater told the commission's chair, John Wallace, that the

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A Glance Within Road Safety

In Seattle, the heat begins in earnest on Thursday, when the Weather Service predicts a high near 94 degrees, compared to an average of 78. Elsewhere in western Washington state, the Weather Service is predicting highs of 99 in Olympia and 90 in Bellingham, both of which would be records for Aug. 12. Friday is forecast to be Seattle’s hottest day, with a high of 96, which would best the Aug. 13 record of 92 degrees. Temperatures then moderate into the upper 80s Saturday and more refreshing 70s on Sunday. In western Washington, Spokane is predicted to see highs close to 100 degrees through

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Imposes New Sanctions On Lukashenko's Financial Backers The Biden administration is trying to ratchet up pressure on the longtime leader of Belarus. But Alexander Lukashenko is sounding defiant in the face of new U.S. sanctions. The Biden administration has imposed new sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in response to ongoing political repression and corruption in Belarus. Lukashenko dismisses international criticism and claims his reelection more bonuses a year ago was fair. Here's NPR's Michele Kelemen. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: The Treasury Department says it's going

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Travel Assessment

Best in read review College Sports: Alabama rolls over competition to claim award for 2020-21 athletic season The Crimson Tide were tremendous across the board on their way to leading the 2020-21 Best in College Sports rankings Jul 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET There is a first time for everything ... even when it comes to CBS Sports' annual Best in College Sports award. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced many spring sports to be canceled last season, CBS Sports is back to crown a new champion following a one-year hiatus. And for the first time since the award's inception, the winner is also the reigning

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Mattel Inc. hide caption New Barbies honor six women in health care who have been on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. British vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert now has a new accolade: It's a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll made in her image. The Oxford University professor helped lead the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Last month, she was given a damehood, and now, she shares her hairstyle, professional wardrobe and dark-rimmed glasses with Mattel Inc's new doll. Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine co-developer Sarah Gilbert is honored with a Barbie doll. Gilbert's Barbie

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Statewide is a leading provider of traffic control products and services with a strong footprint west of the Mississippi and works with customers in four primary sectors: utilities and telecommunications, government, commercial building contractors, and highway contractors. It was purchased by Sterling in 2018 as Traffic Solutions Corporation and was one of Sterling’s earliest acquisitions as part of its new deal-by-deal investment strategy. “Sterling’s investment in Statewide is one of the best representations of our strengths and strategy – investing in sectors of expertise, partnering with

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Granholm. “At DOE, we’re investing in the fundamental research, led by universities and our National Labs, that will enhance our resiliency in the face of growing cyber threats and climate disasters, paving the path to a cleaner, more secure future.” QIS helps researchers discover new ways to measure, analyze, process, and communicate information and is expected to drive the next generation of computing and information processing. Potential applications for this work range from quantum computers to enable complex power forecasting to prevent outages during extreme weather events, to quantum

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USA routs Argentina for 1st exhibition win The USA men's basketball team routs Argentina 108-80 Tuesday to capture its first exhibition win. Team USA defeated Argentina 108-80 Tuesday in Las Vegas. USA Basketball finally made it look easy again. Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal each scored 17 points and the Americans took control from the outset, beating Argentina 108-80 in Las Vegas on Tuesday to avoid what would have been the first three-game losing streak in this era of NBA players being able to represent USA Basketball on the international stage. Zach LaVine scored 15 points for the U.S., which lost its

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