Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) suggested Thursday that global warming could actually be a good thing for his state, because the melting ice is opening up the Arctic for shipping.
“Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up,” LePage said at a transportation conference Thursday morning, according to the Bangor Daily News. “So maybe, instead of being at the end of the pipeline, we’re now at the beginning of a new pipeline.”
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This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it.
Now you can help raise awareness about food waste with every text.
In late September, food delivery service Hungry Harvest released a new emoji keyboard featuring odd-looking fruits and vegetables. The characters, which don’t look like the food you’d normally see in your local supermarket, include oddities such as a two-headed carrot and a misshapen strawberry giving a thumbs-up.
Hungry Harvest hopes its Ugly Produce! app (for iOS 10.0 or later) gets people texting and talking more about these kinds of foods so that they don’t go to waste, as they too often do. They might look strange, but they’re perfectly fine to eat.
“We’ve got ‘perfect’ fruits and veggies in our keyboards,” Hungry Harvest staffer Ritesh Gupta told ThinkProgress in an interview about the app. “Why don’t we yet have ones that have more personality, better express our feelings, and help bring awareness to some of the biggest issues of our time?”
Up to 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten, while one in five households with kids doesn’t have enough to eat. A significant contributor to the problem is grocery chains rejecting produce because it does not meet standards for ideal size, shape or appearance, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Some food that isn’t eaten is composted or turned into animal feed, but most of it winds up in landfills, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Hungry Harvest is a part of this movement. The service recovers rejected produce and, for a fee, delivers it to homes around Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia. For every delivery made, the company donates 1 to 2 pounds of produce through its donation partners or its free farmer’s markets for people in need. So far the group has recovered 1 million pounds of produce and donated almost 300,000 pounds.
Hungry Harvest’s Ugly Produce! app isn’t perfect, though. It features only 13 emojis, and they’re not integrated with Apple’s full emoji keyboard. When you open iMessage, you access Ugly Produce! by clicking the right arrow above the keyboard to expand, and then the “A” icon where you would normally find GIFs. It’s not exactly user-friendly.
That’s probably why Hungry Harvest started a petition on Change.org four weeks ago ― timed with the release of the Ugly Produce! app ― asking Apple, Google and Unicode to make ugly produce part of standard emoji keyboards. As of Wednesday, the petition had fewer than 500 signatures.
“We hope this campaign helps to bring new audiences into the movement, including folks who aren’t as familiar with the food waste movement,” Hungry Harvest’s Gupta told ThinkProgress. “We also hope Unicode, Apple, and Google take notice and help further the cause.”
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It’s perhaps the scariest thing that can happen in the water. A great white shark swam right under a swimmer at a Southern California beach Tuesday.
The shark, estimated to be about 8 to 9 feet, was initially caught by an angler who was fishing for bat rays on the Manhattan Beach Pier, Patch reports. The area is very popular as a swimming and surfing spot.
When the fisherman realized he had accidentally hooked the state-protected species, he called over Eric Martin, director of the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium. Unlike the Manhattan Beach fisherman in July who reportedly wanted to keep the great white that he caught (prompting calls to the police), this angler willingly cut the big guy loose.
But before he did, Martin was able to snap the above photo of the shark with his mouth wide above. Then, in an amazing close call, the shark swam right under an unaware swimmer. The swimmer–who was not harmed–was about 6 feet tall, which is how Martin gauged the size of the shark.
Delegates arriving this week for the Cancun climate summit were greeted by the tcktcktck “Pyramid of Hope” which served as a reminder that the long and arduous task of constructing a global climate change regime is perhaps not unlike the building of great temples, cathedrals and mosques in the past.
These marvels of human ingenuity and dedication took decades to complete. Their realisation, block by block, required three elements — the visionaries who believed in creating something to benefit those born long after them; the dedication of thousands of skilled technicians and workers; and, crucially, politicians prepared to provide a steady supply of funds.
Often, the main building work was interrupted for one reason or another, and dedicated craftsmen continued to chisel away at individual pieces until works resumed. That is probably where we are right now with the international climate change treaty — except of course that we don’t have the luxury of infinite time.
It is true that ambitions for achieving a legally binding climate agreement have been tempered this year. As countries worked to re-establis,南京第一人气论坛