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The US Army's Virus Research Lab Gears Up to Fight Covid-19

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:00
The Pentagon's Institute of Infectious Diseases has been handling the world’s most dangerous organisms for decades. Now they're researching the new coronavirus.
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Don't Nag Your Husband During Lock Down, Malaysia's Government Advises Women

An online campaign recommended business attire and makeup while working at home, and to avoid sarcasm when asking for help with housework. The women of Malaysia were not amused.

(Image credit: Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development/Government of Malaysia)

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No Caps, No Gowns: For Many In The Class Of 2020, Commencement Is Called Off

For many college students, walking across the stage isn't just a celebration, it's a recognition of years of hard work, and often sacrifices from their families. What happens when it's cancelled?

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

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To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on the Right Track

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Some environmentally conscious people are trying to give up flying. For some trips, there's a great, cleaner alternative: It's called a train.
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Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Can the automative upstart break America’s addiction to carbon-spewing pickups and SUVs? With Amazon on its side, it might have a chance.
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Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people, and amazing for the planet.
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We Can't Tackle Climate Change Without You

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
It's time to make a commitment to do more for the climate. Do what you're good at, and do your best.
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Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
The world is getting warmer, the weather is getting worse. Here's everything you need to know about what humans can do to stop wrecking the planet.
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The Political Promise of Carbon Taxes

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Putting a price on emissions has become a bipartisan issue. Now we just need to do it the right way.
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What Plant-Based Burgers Can Teach Us About Saving the Planet

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Implementing radical climate solutions is less a technological project than an anthropological one—one that goes all the way down into our beliefs about food.
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The Fishy Fix to a Methane-Spewing Crop

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Rice has the biggest carbon footprint of any grain. Bite by bite, bacteria-guzzling minnows can make it much smaller.
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How We Will All Solve the Climate Crisis

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
We only have one Earth. And we have the technology to save it.
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Solar Panels Could Be the Best Fad Ever

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Installing an array on your roof is environmental exhibitionism—and it's contagious.
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How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and Cut Emissions

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Winglets. Better engines. Lighter materials. The industry is trying everything it can. But the best fix for the planet would be for us to stop flying so much.
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A One-Time Poultry Farmer Invents the Future of Refrigeration

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Mechanical cooling revolutionized the global food supply—and accelerated global warming. Peter Dearman’s liquid air engine could change all that.
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GMOs Could be a Key to Sustainable Farming

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
If we want to feed a growing population without fueling global warming, we need to redefine what we think of as good food.
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Six-World Sci-Fi: Save the Planet

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 
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Mmmm, Fungus. It’s the Next Big Thing in Fake Meat

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Fast-growing networks of mycelial filaments can replicate meat’s texture—without meat’s carbon footprint. Just add flavor and fry it up.
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It's The 1st Of The Month. Renters Are In A Much Tougher Spot Than Homeowners

The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income due to the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they've lost their job. And many are.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Nicolena Loshonkohl )

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Coronavirus Forces Ballot Measure Campaigns To Shut Down Amid Health Fears

Efforts to raise taxes, change redistricting rules and legalize gaming machines have all fallen victim to social distancing rules to make it nearly impossible to collect signatures.

(Image credit: James Dawson/Boise State Public Radio)

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