Hurricanes and Climate Change Might Make Spiders More Aggressive
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Hurricanes and Climate Change Might Make Spiders More Aggressive

A. studiosisPhoto: Thomas JonesHurricanes could make spider colonies more aggressive over time, according to a new paper. Let’s add “avoiding extra-evil spider colonies” to our list of reasons to fight climate change, please and thanks.It’s obvious that hurricanes cause damage, but it’s hard to study how that damage might impact the evolution of the animals…

Watch what Donald Trump doesn’t do, not what he says
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Watch what Donald Trump doesn’t do, not what he says

President Donald Trump often boasts that he has done more than any other president. “Nobody has even come close,” he told reporters outside the White House last month. And there’s no question, he has been a very busy fellow.In the past week alone, Trump lobbied Israel to bar visits by two Muslim members of Congress; railed against his hand-picked Federal Reserve chairman…

Inter Miami: David Beckham’s US stadium site ‘contaminated’
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Inter Miami: David Beckham’s US stadium site ‘contaminated’

David Beckham (left) co-owns Inter Miami with three other parties including Jorge Mas (right)The proposed stadium site for David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise in the MLS has arsenic contamination levels more than twice the legal limit, says an environmental report.Melreese golf course has been closed until further notice by Miami’s city council after the findings.Plans…

Amazon burning: Forest fires on the rise at record rate, space agency warns
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Amazon burning: Forest fires on the rise at record rate, space agency warns

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre INPE.The surge marks an 83% increase over the same period of 2018 and is the highest since records began in 2013, raising concerns over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policy. Satellite images…

Gas Guzzling DC Threatens Oil Companies
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Gas Guzzling DC Threatens Oil Companies

The District of Columbia municipal government is exploring an environmentalist lawsuit against oil providers despite buying more than 1 million gallons of gasoline in 2018. A Washington Free Beacon analysis of invoices obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all wholesale purchases for city vehicles found that D.C. paid for more than 1 million…