1.5 degrees Keeping the rise in global average temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius will avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists say. That’s compared with ‘pre-industrial’ times. The world has already warmed about 1C since then. 2 degrees The original target for limiting the rise in global average temperature. Recent research points to 1.5
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More than 900 badgers have been reported as roadkill so far this year. Almost twice as many of the nocturnal animals have been counted compared with foxes and hedgehogs, which are next on the 2019 mammal roadkill list. Pheasants top the list of bird fatalities to date, followed by woodpigeons and blackbirds. Project Splatter, which
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Amazon turned 25 years old this week. In its quarter century of existence, it has created roughly a trillion dollars in shareholder value. Amazon dominates e-commerce, has the biggest cloud-computing infrastructure offering and leads the market for home assistants with its Alexa technology. Additionally, it has a burgeoning online ad business and is becoming a
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President Donald Trump’s prospective Federal Reserve nominee sees an economy that is booming and thinks the central bank should not be a force standing in its way. Judy Shelton told CNBC that Friday’s strong jobs report is a good example of fiscal policy working, though she has expressed reservations about the Fed’s actions. The June
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French startup Karamel wants to help you find things to do for your kids. The company is launching a mobile app that lets you find and book kid-friendly activities around you. The startup also just raised a $560,000 round (€500,000) from Kima Ventures, Roxanne Varza, Thibaud Elzière and Oleg Tscheltzoff. Varza participates in the Atomico
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The state of Illinois, it turns out, has a teacher shortage; with a study commissioned by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of  Schools (IARSS) reporting that Superintendents in 85% of the districts surveyed believed that they have either a major or a minor problem with teacher shortages. Broken down, 32% deem the problem “serious” and 53% “minor”; however, when asked to forecast their expectations for 2020 and 2021, the percent predicting a “serious” problem grows to 51%.  In
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column examines whether stopping work before filing can negatively affect benefit rates, understanding eligibility for survivor’s benefits, how the earnings test is applied, potential effects of foreign pensions and auxiliary benefit
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