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Sep 28 7 tweets 1 min read
Jeffery Moore, a Florida official recently appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, resigned from his position last week after a photo surfaced online of him seemingly in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood. Image It’s not clear when the photo was taken, but local newspaper Tallahassee Democrat reported that it was taken at ‘a Halloween party years earlier.’

Moore worked on the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners.
Sep 28 5 tweets 1 min read
Leaks in the both Nord Stream 1 & 2 pipelines, which run natural gas from Russia to Europe, have been releasing tons of natural gas into the Baltic Sea. The leaks are suspected to have stemmed from unexplained and unnatural explosions, and the Council of the European Union has released a statement saying, ‘All available information indicates those leaks are the result of a deliberate act …
Sep 27 4 tweets 1 min read
Floridians are waiting in long lines for sandbags and seeing sparse shelves in stores as the Tampa Bay area prepares for Hurricane Ian. The Category 3 storm, which is expected to become more intense, is predicted to hit Florida's Gulf Coast between Tampa Bay and Fort Myers as a Category 4 hurricane.
Sep 27 5 tweets 1 min read
K2, an 11-year-old dolphin that was in captivity at Mirage Las Vegas’ Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, died on September 24. The bottlenose dolphin was receiving treatment for a respiratory illness. K2 is the third dolphin to die at the habitat since April. 13-year-old Bella died in April after being treated for gastroenteritis and 19-year old Maverick died in early September after being treated for a lung infection.
Sep 27 5 tweets 1 min read
Oil pipeline projects currently under development around the world—with the U.S., Russia, China, and India leading the pack—would stretch more than 15,000 miles (24,000 km), which is nearly twice as long as the Earth is wide, according to a new report. The pipeline projects are ‘dramatically at odds with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C or 2°C,’ according to analysts at Global Energy Monitor (GEM), which released the findings.
Sep 26 5 tweets 2 min read
Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society, recently discovered a 3,000-year-old canoe while scuba diving in Lake Mendota. According to the org, the 14.5-ft-long canoe was carved from a single piece of white oak. The org estimates that it's the oldest canoe ever discovered in the Great Lakes region by about 1,000 years. This is the second ancient canoe Thomsen has discovered; last year, she found a 1,200-year-old canoe in the same lake.
Sep 26 5 tweets 1 min read
SiriusXM is pausing Brett Favre’s radio show ‘The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray' as the Mississippi Department of Human Services pursues a lawsuit against him and dozens of others for the alleged misuse of state welfare funds. According to the state’s civil lawsuit, Favre and others ‘squandered’ more than $20 million from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which is intended to fight poverty. Officials behind the lawsuit are hoping to recover the allegedly misspent funds.
Sep 26 4 tweets 1 min read
Hurricane Ian, currently classified as a Category 1 storm, is gaining strength as it approaches Cuba and remains on the path to Florida. Mandatory evacuations have begun in certain parts of the Tampa Bay area, as the National Hurricane Center predicts 10 inches of rain and up to 10 feet of storm surge.
Sep 26 6 tweets 1 min read
The EPA announced on September 24 that it would open an Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights, aimed at making environmental justice a pillar of federal decision-making. Image The new office will combine three existing EPA offices. It will consist of 200 employees and have an annual budget of approx $100 million.
Sep 26 5 tweets 1 min read
A new analysis conducted for UK-based Carbon Brief found that if Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were to lose the presidential election to challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 75,960 sq km (29,328 sq mi) of the Amazon rainforest could be saved from deforestation by 2030. Image Bolsonaro has been blamed for a spike in deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon. Nearly every month this year has broken deforestation records, and by mid-September, 2022 deforestation levels had already surpassed all of 2021.
Sep 23 8 tweets 2 min read
Despite a lengthy career starring in some of the highest grossing films of all time, it seems that even Bryce Dallas Howard is not immune from the retrograde impulses of Hollywood. Image In an interview with Metro, the 41-year-old spoke about her experience returning to the character Claire in this summer’s ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ (the third time she’s played the role) and revealed that unidentified executives put pressure on her to lose weight.
Sep 23 7 tweets 2 min read
Local Los Angeles affiliate KTLA has terminated news anchor Mark Mester for his on-air criticism of the company’s handling of the recent departure of his co-anchor, Lynette Romero, who worked at the TV station for nearly 24 years. He was initially suspended, but later let go. Image ‘Mark Mester is no longer employed by KTLA,’ said station owner Nexstar Media Group Inc. in a Friday statement. ‘As this is a personnel matter, we will decline further comment.’
Sep 23 4 tweets 1 min read
British author Hilary Mantel, best known for her ‘Wolf Hall’ book trilogy, has died at the age of 70, her publisher HarperCollins announced Friday. Her literary agent, Bill Hamilton, confirmed to the New York Times that the cause of her death was a stroke. Image The widely acclaimed author was awarded the Booker Prize twice for her fictional works ‘Wolf Hall’ and its sequel ‘Bring Up the Bodies’; a third novel in the series, ‘The Mirror & The Light,’ was published in 2020.
Sep 23 9 tweets 2 min read
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A climate activist lit their arm on fire in the middle of a tennis match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman. The man, identified only as Kai from a group called End UK Private Jets, extinguished the flames before being carried off the court by security. Image
Sep 23 4 tweets 1 min read
In every umbilical cord blood sample taken in 40 studies over the past five years, researchers found toxic ‘forever chemicals,’ in some cases even linking the PFAS exposure to health issues in fetuses, babies, and older children. Image PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are known as ‘forever chemicals’ due to their persistence in the environment. There are thousands of these chemicals, which are used to make non-stick, water-resistant, and heat-resistant products, among other items.
Sep 23 6 tweets 1 min read
Meteorologists in Canada are telling Nova Scotia residents to brace for the worst as Hurricane Fiona, now a Category 4 storm, barrels toward Canada’s coastline. ‘Please take it seriously because we are seeing meteorological numbers in our weather maps that are rarely seen here,’ said Chris Fogarty, a meteorologist for Canada’s hurricane center. ‘This could be Canada's version of [Hurricane] Sandy.’
Sep 23 6 tweets 2 min read
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Thursday that it has opened applications for a $7 billion program to build clean hydrogen hubs in a step toward a clean energy economy. The hubs, known as H2Hubs, are part of a broader $8 billion hydrogen hub program relying on funding from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Sep 22 4 tweets 1 min read
Former Vice President Al Gore called watching the news a ‘nature hike through the Book of Revelation’ in a recent interview with Bloomberg, comparing events like flooding in Pakistan and record heat waves in China to Jesus’ apocalyptic prophecy in the Bible. Gore made it clear that while the climate crisis is very real, there are solutions available and Putin’s war in Ukraine forced the U.S. to speed up renewable energy policies. He explained that this proves we have the ability and willpower to act on the crisis.
Sep 22 5 tweets 1 min read
The UK government, under the leadership of newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss, lifted a nearly 3-year-old ban on fracking — the process of injecting water, chemicals, and sand into the earth in order to extract natural gas from shale formations. The practice was banned in 2019 due to a number of tremors and a 2.9-magnitude earthquake that occurred at the UK’s only fracking site that was in use.
Sep 22 5 tweets 1 min read
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will phase out the production and consumption of a type of chemical commonly used in refrigerants and propellants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Over a 20-year stretch, HFCs do more than 3,000x more damage to the climate than CO2, and stay in the atmosphere for an average of 15 years, according to the Climate & Clean Air Coalition.
Sep 22 6 tweets 1 min read
David Malpass, the president of World Bank, was asked during a New York Times panel discussion on September 20 if he accepted ‘the scientific consensus that the manmade burning of fossil fuels is rapidly and dangerously warming the planet?’ Image To which Malpass replied, ‘I’m not a scientist.’ That answer quickly led to a number of environmental groups calling for his resignation.