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This tech offsets the carbon footprint of each item you buy - If you buy ice cream from a Ben & Jerry’s store in London’s Soho neighborhood, the company will spend a penny to offset the carbon footprint of each scoop, and the cashier will ask if you’d like to donate an additional penny to make even more of an impact. In a new pilot, the café is the first retail store in the world to start using a tech platform that makes it possible to immediately and cheaply offset the climate impact of da...
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What Elon Musk and Donald Trump don’t get about journalism - I’m going to be late to the bank to deposit a few checks from ExxonMobil and the Democratic National Committee before my evening champagne tasting, but allow me to opine, for a moment, on Elon Musk and Donald Trump’s latest round of media criticism. This afternoon, the thin-skinned Tesla founder and CEO responded to investigative news nonprofit Reveal‘s reporting on safety issues at Tesla factories by emulating the president: atta...
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Read Roger Goodell’s full policy statement on the NFL national anthem protests - A new rule adopted by the National Football League prohibits players from kneeling during the national anthem, a move the NFL hopes will put an end to the widespread, albeit peaceful, social-justice protests that overshadowed many regular-season football games last year. In a policy statement posted on the league’s website, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the protests “created a false perception among many ...
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This bootcamp turns kids into plastic-fighting superheroes - Soon there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, but a new bootcamp is hoping to ahem turn the tide on plastic pollution. The inaugural Ocean Heroes Bootcamp will take place in New Orleans from June 2-4, and it will give kids ages 11-18 the opportunity to collaborate with each other in the fight against plastic. For kids, the fight against plastic is personal: When the class of 2025 graduates from high school, there will ...
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Bloomberg Philanthropies bets $42 million on the power of cities - “In God we trust. Everyone else bring data.” That’s how billionaire Michael Bloomberg kicks off his open letter in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ annual report. The phrase has become an unofficial mantra within the organization, he says, because Bloomberg is continuing to make proper data collection and analysis a key part of its focus on how to improve the world. The former three-time mayor of New York is upset that the federal ...
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All this time, Trump was building an unconstitutional wall on Twitter - Here’s some good news for President Trump’s most vocal Twitter critics: A federal judge in New York has ruled that when Trump blocks Twitter users with opposing political viewpoints, it is a violation of the First Amendment—specifically, their right to free speech. The original lawsuit, brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute and a group of Twitter users, posited that each of Trump’s tweets created a public foru...
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Report: Google just beat Amazon in the smart speaker wars for the first time - Well, that’s a first. Amazon released the first smart speaker, the Echo, on November 6, 2014. Google released its competing product, Google Home, two years later. Since then, Amazon has consistently sold more smart speakers than anybody—that is, until the first quarter of this year. According to a new Canalys report, Google shipped 3.2 million Google Home devices in Q1, while Amazon shipped only 2.5 million Echo ...
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Drag queen Bianca Del Rio on how she built a business out of hate - Bianca del Rio didn’t set out to be “the nastiest bitch on the planet,” but she kind of is–and it’s really working for her career. Del Rio, whose real name is Roy Haylock, became known for her razor-sharp wit–and even sharper tongue–on season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her unique brand of insult comedy was honed as a local drag queen in New Orleans long before competing for and winning the crown as America’s next drag super...
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Feel like you’re living in a Wes Anderson movie with Pandora’s new playlists - Pandora, which is fiercely clutching to its title as the largest U.S. streaming music provider, just launched a new service that will help you feel like you’re living in your own private Wes Anderson movie—or Quentin Tarantino flick or, if you’re really into Hans Zimmer, even Jurassic Park. Personalized Soundtracks are curated playlists created just for you and you alone, based on your habit of listening to Beach...
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