Science Has A Sustainability Problem

Mauricio Urbina was trying to save the planet on the day he realized he was simultaneously destroying it. A biologist who studies the bodies of fish and other sea creatures, Urbina was working on a project to understand what happens to crabs that eat tiny particles of plastic waste thrown out by careless humans. But after one particularly long day in the lab, he looked down and noticed — he was a careless human. A lot of his tools were plastic and would be thrown out after a single use, contributing to the stream of waste packing landfills and polluting waterways. He was working on the solution, but he was part of the problem.

Fed’s Kaplan: Trade deal could be positive, open mind on rates

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The freshly inked U.S.-China trade deal could be a “positive development” for the U.S. economy, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Friday but repeated that he’ll remain open-minded and watching data closely in the run-up to the Fed’s Oct. 29-30 policy meeting.

What Happened To The Kamala Harris Campaign?

Kamala Harris was being described by some pundits as the Democratic front-runner before she even formally announced her candidacy. By early July, she seemed poised to challenge the polling leader, Joe Biden, who she had sharply criticized in the first Democratic debate. Harris stood at 15 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, narrowly ahead of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Everything was coming up peaches.

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