The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 10th, 2021 evening edition

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Using weed recreationally might change the climate inside your head.

But cannabis production is generating large amounts of gases that heat up Earth’s physical climate.

Indoor cannabis farming is booming in the United States thanks to the legalization of the drug in Colorado and elsewhere.

Jason Quinn and his colleagues at Colorado State University in Fort Collins looked at how much electricity and natural gas are needed in various states to grow marijuana in an artificial indoor climate, which allows for a consistent product in any weather.

The researchers then calculated the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with this energy consumption.

The team found that the energy required to yield one kilogram of dried cannabis flower produces the equivalent of 2–5 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Moving weed production from indoor facilities to greenhouses and the great outdoors would help to shrink the carbon footprint of the nation’s legal cannabis industry, the researchers say. »

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene refers to Guam as a foreign country that doesn't deserve aid

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene refers to Guam as a foreign country that doesn't deserve aid.

After a member of the U.S. House of Representatives referred to Guam as a foreign country that doesn't deserve aid, Adelup stated it can send along some educational reading.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district, included Guam when listing foreign nations that receive American tax dollars, the American Independent reported. »

Fake Facebook conspiracy claims AOC pocketed millions in congress while she’s actually one of DC’s poorest lawmakers

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But that is not the case with the bartender-turned-politician, popularly known as AOC, who now represents New York in the US’s House of Representatives.

Several local media report since she came to public life have revealed that AOC used to live paycheque-to-paycheque on some occasions.

In the 2018 elections, she had raised about $2.2mn (£1.58mn) and, of that, spent about $1.8mn (£1.3mn). »

Dutch inventor of the audio cassette tape dies aged 94

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Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape and a CD pioneer died aged 94 at his home in Duizel in Brabant on Saturday, Dutch media report.

Two years later he revolutionised the old reel-to-reel tape system by inventing the cassette tape.

Dubious about the recent revival of the cassette tape Ottens said ‘nothing could beat the sound of a CD.’. »