Day: April 21, 2019

‘Fortnite’ rune event asks for help from every player

Engadget RSS Feed Bartosz Siedlik/AFP/Getty Images Epic is increasingly turning Fortnite‘s big events into participatory affairs. A floating rune has been traveling across the game map, but it only moves closer to its objective whenever it takes a collective 100 million damage from Fortnite servers worldwide. Its exact goal is unknown, but it has already […]

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The Earth Is Just as Alive as You Are

Global Warming & Climate Change Every year the nearly 400 billion trees in the Amazon rain forest and all the creatures that depend on them are drenched in seven feet of rain — four times the annual rainfall in London. This deluge is partly due to geographical serendipity. Intense equatorial sunlight speeds the evaporation of […]

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Amid a Cyclone’s Floods and Destruction, Mozambique Finds Shards of Hope

Global Warming & Climate Change MASSANE, Mozambique — When the water reached their feet, the family scrambled up a mango tree. Augusto Brás, a sinewy farmer, hauled two of their children to the higher branches while his wife, Amélia Augusto, balanced on a lower bough. They clung on for three days, as the cyclone howled […]

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Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

Global Warming & Climate Change Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — A federal judge late Friday delivered a significant setback to the Trump administration’s policy of promoting coal, ruling that the Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on […]

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A Market-Driven Green New Deal? We’d Be Unstoppable

Global Warming & Climate Change The best thing to come from the Senate’s floor debate on the Green New Deal late last month may have been these eminently sane remarks, calling on lawmakers of both parties to “move together” in order “to lower emissions, to address the reality of climate change, recognizing that we’ve got […]

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We Asked the 2020 Democrats About Climate Change (Yes, All of Them). Here Are Their Ideas.

Global Warming & Climate Change For Democrats vying to unseat President Trump, acknowledging climate change is easy. Deciding what to do about it is the hard part. Among the 18 declared candidates, there is no broad consensus on taxing polluters on their carbon emissions — a measure most experts say is needed to slow global […]

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Maple Leafs facing the pressure as another Game 7 in Boston awaits

CBC | NHL News Go to Source Game 7 in Boston is not a comfortable position for long-suffering Leafs fans. They’ve been here before, and they’ll be there again after the Bruins’ impressive 4-2 win in Toronto on Sunday forced another Game 7 between the storied franchises. It will be the third since 2013. GAME 6 […]

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Google Lens may add translation and restaurant ‘filters’

Engadget RSS Feed Cherlynn Low/Engadget As clever as Google Lens can be, it’s still quite limited in what it can do before it points you to another app. You might not have to lean on those other apps quite so often n the near future. In the wake of an initial discovery earlier in April, […]

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La crue pourrait perdurer « quelques semaines », prédit Hydro-Québec | Crue printanière 2019

Radio-Canada | Nouvelles Plus de 1200 résidences inondées au Québec Près de 1000 résidences inondées au Québec Le fleuve Saint-Jean commence à déborder

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Climate’s Troubling Unknown Unknowns

Global Warming & Climate Change Donald Rumsfeld famously popularized the term “unknown unknowns” in a 2002 news briefing when describing the challenges of linking Iraq to weapons of mass destruction. Troublingly, climate change may also be strewn with such unknowns, and they pose daunting tests for how we face the future. One is choosing among […]

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