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Last week’s elections showed that voters are concerned about the climate as well as reproductive rights. E & E News reports that some Republicans wanted to take the wind out of the sails of the Democrats’ advantage on abortion by attacking efforts to combat global warming. But it didn’t work.
Credit: Tom Arthur, Orange, CA/Creative Commons
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency said that thousands of people in Minnesota could be drinking water contaminated with nitrates. The EPA urged state agencies to provide bottled water to those in danger and come up with a plan to rectify the situation.
Farmland in rural Minnesota | Credit: Tony Webster/Creative Commons
Hydrogen has been in the news, following the Biden administration’s launching of seven energy hubs across the country last month. The element is seen as a source of clean energy and a hopeful climate solution because when it’s burned to power ships and planes or to make steel, only water vapor is left behind.
We’ve all been there. You text or email someone and it feels like an eternity before they reply. Well, imagine being the parent, spouse, or friend of a sailor at sea in the 1700s, when getting an answer to a letter would feel like a miracle. But they kept writing…and waiting. Such was the case for Marie Dubosc, who wrote to her husband aboard the French frigate Galatée, during the Seven Years' War, a global conflict in which France and Britain were the chief rivals.
Anne Le Cerf love letter to her husband Jean Topsent in which she says “I cannot wait to possess you” and signs “Your obedient wife Nanette” | Credit: The National Archives/Renaud Morieux