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Investing in Aussie wines

For the first time in over 300 years, wine is getting an update. Here's how the CSIRO are future-proofing our industry and making wine even more delicious (if that's even possible?).

A switch to plant-based protein could help tackle climate change and hunger

Agriculture – both victim and cause of climate change. New research shows moving away from animal protein towards legumes makes sense nutritionally and environmentally.

Car With 15-Year-Old Scheduled for Abortion Pulls Up to Pro-Lifers, Then the Driver Said Something Shocking

So many people say they’re reluctant to pray at a 40 Days for Life vigil because “I wouldn’t know what to say.” The truth is that oftentimes … you don’t need to say a thing. Just be there – and pray! Volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Columbia, South Carolina say a […]

Amazing 4D Ultrasound Scan Shows Unborn Baby Smiling

Baby Olivia’s smile lit up a room – before she even was born. The unborn infant recently delighted her parents, Jade and Andrew Herb, of Staines, England, as they watched her move around on a 4D ultrasound, the Daily Mail reports. And then, to their surprise and awe, she smiled. Up until that point, the […]

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 20, 2018

TRUMP NOMINATES (YET ANOTHER!) ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMIST JUDGE: Gordon Giampietro, nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, has made anti-LGBTQ remarks during multiple radio interviews. Said HRC’s Wisconsin...Show More Summary

The Feministing Five: Artist Shriya Samavai

Shriya Samavai is a South Asian American Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist whose work has appeared in Vice, i-D Magazine, Teen Vogue, Elle, Vice, and more. She’s also photographed for brands like Carhartt, Opening Ceremony, and Warby Parker, and runs a column at Rookie Magazine called Be Your Own Boss. Shriya has performed at Bowery Poetry Club […]

UK promises post-Brexit agriculture plan as farmers demand more clarity

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - The British government will publish a consultation paper on future agriculture policy "very shortly", Environment Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday, as farmers demanded more clarity on their prospect after the country quits the European Union.

Mexico’s Solar Market Is Booming, but Still Has Key Hurdles to Clear

Mexico's solar industry shot out of nowhere to become a world leader within the last three years. Now everyone involved is trying to take a step back and figure out what happens next. The combination of tangible opportunities with abundant unknowns animated GTM's Solar Summit in Mexico City last week, evoking the beginnings of the U.S. Show More Summary

Duplicate genes help animals resolve sexual conflict

(University of Chicago Medical Center) Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago describes how these copies have evolved separate male- and female-specific functions that are crucial to reproduction and fertility.

The Latest from Mueller

There has been another indictment in Special Counsel Bob Mueller's Russia investigation this morning: New charges in Mueller's Russia probe: Alex van der Zwaan, a well-connected lawyer who represents numerous Russian oligarchs and is the son of a Russian oligarch named German Khan, charged with making false statements. Show More Summary

Yes, This, Thank You, Finally, Etc.

This is a very good piece by Catherine Rampell at the Washington Post: Don't Blame 'Washington.' Blame the GOP.Dysfunctional Washington refuses to work out its differences to solve problems that matter to Americans.So say pundits and...Show More Summary

Parents denied custody of child for refusing support of transgenderism: here’s what you need to know

Parents in Ohio lost custody of their 17-year-old daughter because a judge ruled that she should be allowed to "identify" as a boy. How did we come to this?

Disgraced cardinal cancels appearance representing Pope after locals vow to protest

Cardinal Roger Mahony is one of the most liberal prelates in the U.S. – and he covered up for sex abuser priests.

Why your tourist toilet habits are bad for locals – and the environment

,While many prospective holidaymakers actively seek a change in cuisine or climate when choosing their destination, standardised sanitation usually remains a must.

Gavel Drop: Whew, Bader Ginsburg Plans to Stick Around on the Court

We don't want to contemplate what will happen when she's not there holding it down. The post Gavel Drop: Whew, Bader Ginsburg Plans to Stick Around on the Court appeared first on Rewire.

Trump's energy dominance and the future of fossil fuels

The Trump Administration is doing everything it can to encourage drilling for fossil fuels on federal lands and everywhere else. They are reversing regulations on methane release, deep-sea drilling rigs and anything else they can think of to lower the cost of drilling and decrease its occupational and environmental safety. Show More Summary

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