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Thousands of Australian students defied their country's Prime Minister Friday when they walked out of school to protest insufficient government action on climate change. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had criticized the planned School Strike 4 Climate Action protests on Monday.
Cadiz's behemoth plan to extract 16 billions of gallons of water annually from beneath the vibrant Mojave desert is a terrible idea. The money-making scheme to extract private profits from beneath public lands will have devastating consequences for the many species that live in and rely on the Mojave Desert ecosystem.
Nearly 8 in 10 Americans acknowledge climate change is occurring, and an increasing number of Republicans are also getting on board, new polling shows. A poll released from Monmouth University shows that 64 percent of Republicans think climate change is happening, up from 49 percent three years ago.
Scientist Paul Thomas won't forget the first time he ripped into a package of truffles he ordered from France after his own attempts to forage for this delicacy in the UK had failed. "Once I opened the packet, the aroma filled my house," Thomas said. "They flavored everything in our fridge. I was hooked."