The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 7th, 2019 day edition

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Britain has gone more than four days without using coal-fired power to generate its electricity, smashing the previous record set during last month’s Easter weekend.

By late Monday morning, the National Grid said the UK had gone 122 hours in a row and rising without using coal, the burning of which is one of the world’s biggest contributors to climate change.

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The country has already gone more than 1,000 hours in total without needing coal in 2019, and this year is on course to smash all previous records.

“We believe that by 2025 we will be able to fully operate Great Britain’s electricity system with zero carbon.

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Experts have also warned most of the power previously generated by coal is largely being replaced by gas, which is now the dominant source of Britain’s electricity needs. »

A parody website with embarrassing photos of Joe Biden is outranking his official campaign page on Google

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Users are reporting that the former vice president's official 2020 campaign page is nowhere to be found on the first page of results for the search term "Joe Biden."

"Joe Biden has a good feel for the American people and knows exactly what they really want deep down," reads, the parody site.

While his official campaign page is absent, Google does prominently display an official Biden advertisement for Biden-related searches. »

Riot Employees Prepare For Walkout Today

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After news of the motion broke, some Riot employees channeled their anger into organizing a walkout.

In an email, a Riot representative told Kotaku that the company is supporting employees walking out today.

Riot employees in Dublin will be hosting their own walkout on Tuesday in solidarity. »

Sharks as big as small yachts spotted off California coast after 30-year absence

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(photo: Gregory B. Skomal / NOAA) Basking sharks are large and gentle and in April 2019 they started to reappear in California waters after a 30-year absence.

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A species of enormous sharks, some as long as small yachts, have been frequently spotted off the coast of Southern California after all but vanishing decades ago. »