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Amazon is getting rid of plastic air pillows in North America

Image: Amazon Amazon is on track to fully remove plastic air pillows from its delivery packaging in North America. On Thursday, the company announced that it has replaced 95 percent of plastic air pillows with paper filler, and it plans to stop using plastic air packaging by the end of this year. This change will eliminate...

Thu Jun 20, 2024 19:06
Congress votes to advance nuclear energy development in the US

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California on Oct. 25, 2022. | Laura Dickinson/San Luis Obsipo Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Congress has passed a bill aimed at giving nuclear energy a boost in the US. The Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act is now waiting...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 21:02
Athletes sound warning about extreme heat at Summer Olympics

New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell (TOP) and Michael Venus compete against USA’s Austin Krajicek and Tennys Sandgren during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s doubles tennis match for the bronze medal at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 30th, 2021. | Photo by Vincenzo Pinto / AFP via Getty Images Athletes are raising...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 22:14
Check out these new ‘HeatRisk’ tools to stay up to date on US heatwaves

This screenshot of the National Weather Service and CDC’s new HeatRisk tool reflects the severity of potential health risks from heat on Tuesday, June 18th, 2024. | Screenshot: National Weather Service Extreme heat is in store for communities across the US this week, and the CDC and National Weather Service (NWS) have new...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 01:06
The US surgeon general wants tobacco-like warning labels on social media

Dr. Vivek Murthy hopes that introducing warning labels to social media platforms will help address mental health concerns among adolescents. | Photo by Bryan Bedder / Getty Images for Project Healthy Minds US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is urging Congress to introduce warning labels for social media platforms that regularly...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 16:07
NASA says Voyager 1 is fully back online months after it stopped making sense

Image: NASA Voyager 1, the farthest human-made craft from the Earth, is finally sending back data from all four of its scientific instruments, NASA said this week. That means the agency is once more receiving its readings on plasma waves, magnetic fields, and space-bound particles. Voyager 1 stopped sending back good data...

Sun Jun 16, 2024 02:00

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