‘Zero Carbon’ Is All the Rage. But Will it Slow Climate Change?

House Democrats Are Using the Budget to Fight Anti-Choice Policy ; Pride Flags Replaced With Christian Flags ; and More Picks

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The author writes, “Despite the growing push to reach 'zero carbon,' there are big questions around whether these goals are possible and how much they would actually slow climate change. Here's an attempt to answer some of them.” Photo credit: Michael Stokes / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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Five Ways House Democrats Are Using the Budget to Fight Anti-Choice Policy (Reader Stephanie)

From Rewire News: “A budget amendment from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) would strike Hyde-like language banning the use of DOJ funds for abortion.”

Nobody Died at Sandy HookPublisher Apologizes to Dad of Murdered Boy (Russ)

The author writes, “The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.”

‘It’s Called a Genocide’: Governor Gavin Newsom Apologizes to California’s Native Americans (Reader Steve)

From the San Francisco Chronicle: “Gov. Gavin Newsom formally apologized for California’s role in the ‘systemic slaughter’ of Native Americans and signed an executive order to create a commission on tribal history.”

Pride Flags Stolen, Replaced With Christian Flags in San Jose Neighborhood (Reader Steve)

From the Mercury News: “‘I’m definitely frustrated,’ realtor Holly Barr said. ‘I don’t know why anybody would take away the pride flags and replace them. If you want to add Christian flags, great. But taking (the pride flags) away is sending a message that your religion is exclusive, and that someone is wrong for their choice of who they love.’

Sneezes Spray ‘Sheets, Bags, and Strings’ of Fluid (Mili)

The author writes, “Researchers in the US have mapped out, for the first time, a striking sequence of shifting shapes found in the fluid we eject when we sneeze.”


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