Antarctica Was Once Warm Enough for Rainforest Near South Pole

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Tech Giants Ready for 2016-Style Meddling. But the Threat Has Changed.

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Climate-Killing Products Should Have Warning Labels: Health Experts

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Working From Home? Here Are Tech Tips You Need to Know

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In Extreme Heat and Drought, Trees Hardly Benefit From an Increased Carbon Dioxide Level

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Free Tech Tools Are Keeping Communities Connected During Pandemic

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Water Is an Underused Weapon in Climate Change Fight, UN Says

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The Plan to Turn Half the World Into a Nature Reserve

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To Track Virus, Governments Weigh Surveillance Tools That Push Privacy Limits

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The Rich Are to Blame for Climate Change, International Study Finds

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Hackers Are Using Coronavirus Concerns to Trick you, Experts Warn

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COVID-19 Forces Companies Like Uber to Reckon With Workers’ Rights

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How Coronavirus Could Set Back the Fight Against Climate Change

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New US Rules Would Let Patients Download Health Records to Phones

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Maple Farmers Fear Climate Change Will Upend New York’s Industry

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How to Stop Political Texts From Spamming Your Phone

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Tropical Forests Losing Their Ability to Absorb Carbon, Study Finds

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There Is Shockingly Little Oversight of Private Companies That Create Voting Technologies

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Australian Summers Now Twice as Long as Winters, Researchers Say

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Uber and Lyft’s Rise May Be Fueling Climate Change

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Facial Recognition Company That Works With Law Enforcement Says Entire Client List Was Stolen

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Reliability of Pricey New Voting Machines Questioned

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Google Just Gave Millions of Users a Reason to Quit Chrome

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Students Pushing Universities to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

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Opening New Online Accounts Is the Ultimate Privacy Power Play

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Fertilizer Could Be Used to Power Ships, Report Says

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A Small Change in Airplane Altitude Could Reduce Climate Impact of Contrails by 59%

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Fake Coronavirus Claims Are Causing an ‘Infodemic’

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The US Power Grid Needs Upgrades to Handle Climate Change: Report

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Winter 2019-20 Has So Far Been the Warmest on Record in the Contiguous US

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Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

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Most Children Sleep With Mobile Phone Beside Their Bed: Report

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Who Needs A Groundhog When Climate Change Practically Guarantees An Early Spring?

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Google Cashes In on Law Enforcement Data Requests

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Apple Dropped Plan for Encrypting Backups After FBI Complained

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Dems to Use App for Caucus Results Despite Hacking Fears

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North Carolina County Sheriff Says He Will Refuse to Enforce ‘Unconstitutional’ Gun Laws

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The TSA Found a Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2019

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Brazil Opens ‘Spectacular’ Antarctic Research Base — but Will It Get the Cash Needed to Fulfill Its Potential?

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