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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 morning edition

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It sounds a bit like the start of a joke - what brings together 14,000 scientists and 1,990 jurisdictions in 34 countries?.

In a new report, experts have issued yet another warning about the state of our planet, and this latest update is truly devastating.

"Given these alarming developments, we need short, frequent, and easily accessible updates on the climate emergency.".

In 2019, 11,258 scientists published a report in the journal BioScience, warning the world of the stark climate emergency we're facing.

Now, scientists warn we have no more time left to waste.

Between 2018 and 2021, solar and wind power has increased by 57 percent (although that's still 19 times lower than fossil fuel consumption).

Scientists are left hoping that enough political will exists out there to make the necessary policy changes needed - to quite literally save the world. »

US solar 4000% up on 2010 as industry booms and utilities no longer dominating new contracts

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This was the finding of the first Clean Power Annual report by the American Clean Power Association (ACPA), which showed record US renewables growth and investment.

In 2020, the US installed 26GW of new clean power, with utility solar, wind power and battery storage capacity now exceeding 170GW.

Combined wind, solar, and battery storage power represent 78% of new power installations in 2020. »

Sen. Lindsey Graham tests positive for COVID-19

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being vaccinated.

Why it matters: Graham emphasized that the mildness of his symptoms is due to being vaccinated.

The big picture: Graham received the coronavirus vaccine in December 2020 and has advocated for his constituents to get inoculated. »

Bungie and Ubisoft are taking cheat-makers to court

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For 30 euros, a week a cheater gets Destiny 2 hacks including a PvP aimbot, infinite ammo, ESP, and a HWID spoofer.

Similar packages are available for Rust, Apex, Legends, Call of Duty, Escape from Tarkov, Hunt Showdown, Dead by Daylight, PUBG, and more.

On July 23, Bungie and Ubisoft filed a lawsuit against Ring-1 in the California state district, naming several individuals believed to be behind Ring-1 with usernames like Krypto, Overpowered, and Berserker. »

McDonald's makes masks mandatory for all customers, staff

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A sign is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Queens, New York, U.S., March 17, 2020.

Aug 2 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) on Monday confirmed that all its customers and staff will need to start wearing masks again inside its U.S. restaurants in areas with high or substantial transmission, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.

McDonald's also said that masks were always mandatory for staff and customers who were not vaccinated. »