Wednesday, December 02, 2020
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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

It's 28 degrees in Casper today. Here's the news—

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Georgina Mace, Who Shaped List of Endangered Species, Dies at 67

John Schwartz, New York Times (Tweet)

She rewrote the global Red List, which describes which species are in trouble, and warned that the world must restore its ecological balance or pay a tragic price.

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Climate Case Against Shell Begins In The Netherlands

Laurel Wamsley, NPR (Tweet)

The case was brought by a group of environmental organizations and more than 17,000 Dutch citizens. They demand that Shell be forced to reduce CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030.

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This man has donated at least 10% of his salary to charity for 11 years running

Dylan Matthews, Vox (Tweet)

Ord started Giving What We Can to spread the idea. You can join in!

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Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines

Robert Benincasa, NPR (Tweet)

A recent government report called the mine safety standard regulating deadly silica dust "out of date," and difficult to enforce. The Biden administration may finally change that standard.

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Exxon Writes Off Record Amount From Value of Assets Amid Energy Market Downturn

Camila Domonoske, NPR (Tweet)

Exxon, which usually avoids writing down assets, has announced its largest-ever impairment after canceling plans for natural gas projects in the Americas.

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NPR's Student Podcast Challenge Opens For College Students!

Steve Drummond, NPR (Tweet)

NPR's Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition opens today! The contest closes on February 15, 2021

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Black Lives Matter at School’ — a new book on antiracist work in education

Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Plus two excerpts.