The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 18th, 2019 evening edition

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Also read: How Greta Thunberg’s climate strikes became a global movement in a year.

We don’t want it,” Ms. Thunberg told the Senate Climate Change Task Force.

“Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.”.

The 16-year-old has inspired millions of students and others to join her weekly strikes to demand action to fight climate change – dubbed “Fridays for Future.”

“2020 is going to be a referendum on climate change,” Mr. Markey told a news conference on Tuesday.

“It will be a referendum between Donald Trump and a whole new Green New Deal direction.”.

Anaiah Thomas, a 17-year-old climate activist and member of U.S.-based youth movement Zero Hour, told the senators they need to take an urgent approach to climate change and support proposals like the Green New Deal. »

New study: Trump's Electoral College win was no fluke — and is likely to happen again

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Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin looked at the probability of “inversions” in presidential elections, where the popular-vote winner loses the electoral vote.

The researchers pointed to the Electoral College system and the high concentration of Democratic votes in blue states as the driving force behind this trend.

“Democrats have tended to win large states by large margins and lose them by small margins,” the researchers explained, creating an asymmetry in the winner-take-all Electoral College system that favors Republicans. »

Chinese parent arrested for bribery in Spain as part of the college admissions scam

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(CNN) A Chinese woman who allegedly paid $400,000 in bribes to get her son into UCLA as a fake soccer recruit was arrested in Spain as part of the sprawling college admissions scam, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Prosecutors said in a statement they are trying to extradite her from Spain to Boston to face charges.

Over the next two months, Sui allegedly gave Singer her son's transcript and photos of him playing tennis, prosecutors said. »

Covering up the corruption: GOP tries to block probe of Mike Pence's Ireland trip

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They have imposed a Sept. 19 deadline for the administration and the Trump Organization to turn over relevant documents.

Democrats have raised concerns that Pence’s stay at Trump’s resort could have violated the emoluments clause in the Constitution.

The vice president’s decision to stay at Trump’s resort can hardly be defended as one of convenience, as Pence previously suggested. »

This algae bioreactor can remove as much carbon dioxide as an acre of trees

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Algae is much more effective than trees at reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and can be used to create carbon negative fuels, plastics, textiles, food, fertilizer and much more.”.

The machine monitors factors like light, available carbon dioxide, temperature and more to maximize the amount sequestered by the algae.

“One Eos Bioreactor sequesters the same amount of carbon from the atmosphere as an entire acre of trees,” Lamm says. »