Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

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Plastics are everywhere. From the stomachs of deep-sea fish to human feces, Arctic snow to gusts of wind in the remote wilderness, the oil and gas byproduct has, barely a century after it was first synthesized in a laboratory, become a ubiquitous feature of virtually every ecosystem on Earth and every aspect of modern life.

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Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Plastics are everywhere. From the stomachs of deep-sea fish to human feces, Arctic snow to gusts of wind in the remote wilderness, the oil and gas byproduct has, barely a century after it was first synthesized in a laboratory, become a ubiquitous feature of virtually every ecosystem on Earth and every aspect of modern life.

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When Universities Are Incapable of Learning

A sign telling students to wear masks on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif., August 17, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
Campus administrators’ policy is to pretend that COVID vaccines don’t work, and they’re committed to it.
‘Covid-19 Precautions Prompt Backlash on College Campuses” reads an October 16 headline in the Wall Street Journal.
It’s about time. For far too long, college students have been far too submissive in the face of the completely unjustified COVID regulations issued by their university administrations.

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When Universities Are Incapable of Learning

A sign telling students to wear masks on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif., August 17, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
Campus administrators’ policy is to pretend that COVID vaccines don’t work, and they’re committed to it.
‘Covid-19 Precautions Prompt Backlash on College Campuses” reads an October 16 headline in the Wall Street Journal.
It’s about time. For far too long, college students have been far too submissive in the face of the completely unjustified COVID regulations issued by their university administrations.

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Amazon Warns Sellers: Marketplace Could Shut Down If Congress Tries to Regulate It

Amazon has warned hundreds of thousands of its third-party sellers through direct email communications that it may be forced to shut down its online marketplace if Congress passes bills regulating the conduct of digital platforms, according to a seller advocacy group.
The Online Merchants Guild, a trade association representing thousands of digital marketplace sellers, says that the emails started going out to a core group of sellers who have worked in the past with Amazon’s public-policy team, and then progressed to “almost everyone.

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When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border

Former President Donald Trump with Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller a a round-table discussion on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, when each major story commands the headlines for a couple hours only to be displaced by the next big thing, it’s easy to miss something important.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Want Their American Fan Base Back

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How to parcel up the world, House of Windsor style.
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive Oprah Winfrey interview—and many words, upset, allegations, and denials since—it seemed to be that the two had their American constituency of fans. The rest of the royals—Prince William and Kate Middleton included—could keep Britain, thanks very much. The popularity of Harry and Meghan in the U.S.

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Tucker Carlson: Everyone at the White House has gone crazy

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
We have spent an awful lot of time telling you what we think about the Biden administration. We do it virtually every night, a little repetitive. So for once, we’re going to let the Biden administration speak for itself. This show has obtained some recently shot footage of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the president and vice president of the United States, or vice versa, depending on your view footage that shows them in their private moments deep within the federal compound in Washington.

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JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale

JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale… After the Duchess of Sussex’s letter to US leaders, here is a royally entertaining re-write of what she may have really meant
By Jan Moir for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:11 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:43 EDT, 21 October 2021

Dear Leader Charles Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi — I’m not an elected official, not yet anyway. I’m not a politician either, but watch this space.
I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a plugged-in parent.

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JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale

JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale… After the Duchess of Sussex’s letter to US leaders, here is a royally entertaining re-write of what she may have really meant
By Jan Moir for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:11 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:43 EDT, 21 October 2021

Dear Leader Charles Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi — I’m not an elected official, not yet anyway. I’m not a politician either, but watch this space.
I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a plugged-in parent.

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