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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Ilhan Omar Says Senate Democrats Obstructing Effort to Eliminate Filibuster ‘Are Killing our Democracy’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters)
Progressive representative Ilhan Omar has claimed that moderate Democratic senators, namely Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, obstructing the effort to kill the filibuster are “killing our democracy.

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Which Version of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Reigns Supreme?

John Coltrane playing saxophone. (Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC / Fireball Entertainment Group, courtesy of Tim Plumley)

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Which Version of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Reigns Supreme?

John Coltrane playing saxophone. (Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC / Fireball Entertainment Group, courtesy of Tim Plumley)

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A reluctant warrior? An examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s bloody legacy from Iraq to Latin America

We look at the life and legacy of Colin Powell, who is best known for giving false testimony to the U.N. Security Council in 2003 about nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, paving the way for the U.S. invasion and occupation that would kill over 1 million Iraqis. Powell, who was the first Black secretary of state, the first Black and youngest chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black national security adviser, died on Monday due to blood cancer and Parkinson’s disease that left him vulnerable to infection from COVID-19. Tributes poured in from top U.S.

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Time’s Up founder called me ‘transphobic’ on TV for bringing up Loudoun County rape case

Four years after warriors like Rose McGowan and reporters like Ronan Farrow fought to expose Harvey Weinstein and the Hollywood network that protected the convicted rapist, the #MeToo movement has proven an utter and heartbreaking failure — and horrendously hypocritical too, as I just saw firsthand.
The activist class quickly discarded its disdain for sexual predators in favor of the woke pizzazz of Black Lives Matter and defund the police.

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Time’s Up founder called me ‘transphobic’ on TV for bringing up Loudoun County rape case

Four years after warriors like Rose McGowan and reporters like Ronan Farrow fought to expose Harvey Weinstein and the Hollywood network that protected the convicted rapist, the #MeToo movement has proven an utter and heartbreaking failure — and horrendously hypocritical too, as I just saw firsthand.
The activist class quickly discarded its disdain for sexual predators in favor of the woke pizzazz of Black Lives Matter and defund the police.

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Time’s Up founder called me ‘transphobic’ on TV for bringing up Loudoun County rape case

Four years after warriors like Rose McGowan and reporters like Ronan Farrow fought to expose Harvey Weinstein and the Hollywood network that protected the convicted rapist, the #MeToo movement has proven an utter and heartbreaking failure — and horrendously hypocritical too, as I just saw firsthand.
The activist class quickly discarded its disdain for sexual predators in favor of the woke pizzazz of Black Lives Matter and defund the police.

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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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