UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric
May01

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

The U.K. should effectively eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday. A report from the Committee on Climate Change said the government must adopt ambitious goals if it wants to be a leader in the fight against global...

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The Latest: US proposes downlisting endangered beetle
May01

The Latest: US proposes downlisting endangered beetle

The Latest on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to take the American burying beetle off the endangered species list (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Biologists say the government’s decision to change the classification of an endangered scavenging beetle is not supported by scientific data. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it is proposing to downlist the American burying beetle from endangered to threatened....

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Do the #ScreenTime Challenge: Here’s how
May01

Do the #ScreenTime Challenge: Here’s how

Today, American adults spend the equivalent of 49 days a year on their phone and tablets. For six months, Diane Sawyer and her team traveled across the country talking to families, teachers, doctors, and even tech insiders to pursue questions, answers and solutions. From coast to coast, a question: people love the wonders of technology but have they become too consumed with the little screens in their pockets? The ABC News team...

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Air Force test-launches Minuteman missile from California
May01

Air Force test-launches Minuteman missile from California

A fiery streak lit up the California sky as the U.S. Air Force conducted an early morning test of an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile. The Air Force Global Strike Command says the missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday. The ICBM’s re-entry vehicle traveled approximately 4,200 miles (6,759 kilometers) over the Pacific to a target in the Kwajalein...

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San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness
May01

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions into a 2018 city measure to tax wealthy companies to pay for homeless services. The five-year initiative funded by Benioff will conduct academic research,...

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