Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter on the planet: 4.5 trillion are littered each year. New research shows that they severely impact #Plant growth. The presence of cigarette butts reduced root biomass by 57%; germination success by 27%; and shoot length by 28%.

Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter on the planet: 4.5 trillion are littered each year. New research shows that they severely impact plant growth. The presence of cigarette butts reduced root biomass by 57%; germination success by 27%; and shoot length by 28%. submitted by /u/honolulu_oahu_mod [link] [comments] top scoring links : environment Current news, information and issues related to the environment.

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5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner

5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner Attorney and activist Kamau Franklin says the decision not to bring civil or criminal charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of Eric Garner is an example of the criminal justice system working as intended. Subscribe to our page and support our work at https://therealnews.com/donate. The Real News Network

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‘Unprecedented’ Decline of #Plants and Animals as Global ‘Red List’ Reveals Nearly One-Third of Assessed Species Under Threat: “We must act now both on biodiversity loss and #ClimateChange.”

‘Unprecedented’ Decline of Plants and Animals as Global ‘Red List’ Reveals Nearly One-Third of Assessed Species Under Threat: “We must act now both on biodiversity loss and climate change.” submitted by /u/maxwellhill [link] [comments] top scoring links : climate A community for truthful science-based news about climate and related politics and activism

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People may be intuitively dishonest, but only if it does not harm others, suggests new research, which found that in settings in which dishonesty does not have an obvious victim, people intuitively seem to lie more, but when dishonesty harms concrete others, no intuitive-dishonesty effect appears.

People may be intuitively dishonest, but only if it does not harm others, suggests new research, which found that in settings in which dishonesty does not have an obvious victim, people intuitively seem to lie more, but when dishonesty harms concrete others, no intuitive-dishonesty effect appears. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Watch As Police Commissioner Is Arrested For Questioning City’s Use Of Facial Recognition

Watch As Police Commissioner Is Arrested For Questioning City’s Use Of Facial Recognition By Jack Burns Imagine a day when police can randomly, actively, and at lightning speeds search databases for active search warrants using only a camera and facial recognition technology. That day is here. And despite the objections of high-ranking members in policing circles, the very real threat of losing our 4th and 14th Amendment rights is upon us. And, as the following case illustrates, those who speak out against it — even from within the system —…

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Slack would have been wiser – in an abundance of caution – to reset all of its users’ #Passwords back in march 2015. after all, leaving it until four years later looks a little bit… slack.

Slack would have been wiser – in an abundance of caution – to reset all of its users’ passwords back in march 2015. after all, leaving it until four years later looks a little bit… slack. submitted by /u/RonaldvanderMeer to r/security [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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