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Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

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Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

 

Phys.org reports, "The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies."

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Hertz to Sell 20,000 EVs in Shift Back to Gas-Powered Cars

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Hertz to Sell 20,000 EVs in Shift Back to Gas-Powered Cars

 

Bloomberg News via Transport Topics reports, "Hertz Global Holdings Inc. plans to sell a third of its U.S. electric vehicle fleet and reinvest in gas-powered cars due to weak demand and high repair costs for its battery-powered options.

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Do we really know how much electricity it takes to fast-charge an EV?

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Do we really know how much electricity it takes to fast-charge an EV?

 

Does it really require this much electricity to fast-charge an EV? Here's something to think about before going all electric.

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Billions have been raised to restore forests, with little success

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Billions have been raised to restore forests, with little success

 

 

Phys.org reports, "Billions have been raised to restore forests, with little success" and suggests the missing ingredient. 

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These items aren’t recyclable?

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These items aren’t recyclable?

 

Yahoo News shared this article from Ideal Home: "We just found out these items aren’t recyclable - have you been making the same mistakes?"

"Have you ever thrown something you weren’t quite sure about in the recycling bin in the hopes that it’s recyclable? Of course you have, we are guilty of it too, we all have done that at some point. Unless, of course, you’re a recycling expert, well-educated on the subject. This is what’s called wishcycling or aspirational recycling."

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