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The Governor of Kentucky (who is up for re-election this year), found himself in hot water after a comment he made on Tuesday morning about the school closures in his state due to the extreme cold. Speaking on WHAS-AM (840 AM) Tuesday, the host, Terry Meiners, reminded the Governor that classes had been canceled yesterday. The Governor, Matt Bevin, then said, “Now we cancel school for cold, I mean — ” Bevin said.”It’s deep freeze; this is serious business,” Meiners responded. “Come on, now,” Bevin quipped. “There’s no ice going with it or any snow. What happens to America. We’re getting soft, Terry, we’re getting soft.” Teachers were not amused. They let loose with a tweet storm as cold as the polar vortex. And make no mistake, it was cold. According to Accuweather, six states had a lower temperature on Wednesday than the South Pole and the temperature in Minneapolis on Wednesday morning was -28 degrees. The high temperature in Louisville yesterday was nine degrees. Four people died due to the cold.
The Colorado River is drying up, millions are at risk of losing their water supply, and Indigenous communities are fighting to keep their water rights. The Western megadrought is taking its toll on American communities, but how did we get here? In his new film, River’s End: California’s Latest Water War, Jacob Morrison delves […]
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and HP just announced that they’re taking their friendship to the next level. The odd couple is teaming up and expanding their partnership to restore, protect, and improve the management of almost one million acres of forest. HP is pledging $80 million to forest conservation and restoration, and not stopping there […]
Researchers from the National University of Singapore used data from more than 1,000 twin siblings to evaluate their opinions about environmental policy. They found identical twins were more likely to have similar views on green policy than non-identical twins, suggesting that support for climate action may have a genetic component. Felix Tropf, a professor in […]
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