Monday, December 28, 2020
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Monday, December 28, 2020

It's 38 degrees in Blackburn today. Here's the news—

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Small Donations Aiming to Make a Big Splash

Paul Sullivan, New York Times (Tweet)

Environmental issues may seem too big to tackle, but some smaller foundations have figured out ways to have an impact.

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David Attenborough Still Has Hope for Our Future

Etan Smallman, New York Times (Tweet)

At 94, the beloved British naturalist remains curious and optimistic. He talked about his new docu-series, “A Perfect Planet,” and why the coronavirus may prove to have some positive consequences.

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Deep Adaptation and the Science of Climate Change

Jonah Engel Bromwich, New York Times (Tweet)

“Deep Adaptation” made people confront the end of the world from climate change. Does it matter if it’s not correct?

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Barry Lopez, Acclaimed Author And Traveler Beyond Many Horizons, Dies At 75

Dave Blanchard, NPR (Tweet)

Lopez — who won a National Book Award in 1986 for Arctic Dreams — wrote about his travels to far places. But his writings aren't just travelogues, they remind us of how precious life on Earth is.

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Scientists Have Found Some Truly Ancient Ice, But Now They Want Ice That's Even Older

Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR (Tweet)

Ice is usually emphemeral; it doesn't last that long before melting. But some ice on our planet has stayed frozen for millions of years, according to scientists are on a quest to find the oldest ice.