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There’s some encouraging news in the effort to combat climate change—emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are not expected to grow by much this year—only one percent. That’s a small fraction of the increase during last year, according to the International Energy Agency, and they say the decline is because of the strong expansion of renewables and electric vehicles.
Colorado’s residents may soon have an additional source of water. Facing the continuing drought in the West, the state has joined a few others to approve direct potable reuse—a process in which sewage is treated and then reused for drinking water.
When shipwrecks are discovered, they’re expected to be time capsules of bygone eras—carrying a cargo of clothes, tools, and perhaps a treasure chest teeming with pearls and coins. But according to new research, although some sunken ships can become artificial reefs benefiting sealife, oftentimes old vessels leave a legacy of toxic compounds that are damaging ocean ecosystems.
The UN calls this plant a food of the future. It’s high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and is a good source of fiber. It’s also drought resistant, can improve soil health, and because it reaches maturity quickly, can be harvested faster than many other crops. So, what is this marvelous plant?
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