Slimy lakes and dead dogs: climate crisis has brought the season of toxic algae

Warming water and pollution are contributing to a variety of harmful bacteria that can wreak havoc on aquatic environments From New York City to coastal California, a poison-producing living slime is overtaking waterways and shorelines, killing pets, ravaging tourism markets and making its way into local drinking water. So far this year, algae has been implicated in dog deaths and illness in Georgia, North Carolina and overtook Lake ESeries linker These biotoxic blooms can last anywhere from a few weeks …

These are the companies supporting the global climate strike

(CNN)A handful of brands and retailers are backing the global climate strikes, as a message to government leaders that it’s time to do something about the climate crisis. Here is a growing list of some of the companies showing their support for the strikes: 3P Partners, Inc. 450 Architects, Inc. A Better World A.K. A Coach and Company Aegis Renewable Energy AGL Media Group Allbirds Alston C Lundgren, MD, PC American Sustainable Business Council Amicus Solar Cooperative Appropriate Technology Group …

Okra is the most foul thing ever grown: chefs on their most hated ingredients

From horrible coconut to stomach-turning turbot, top chefs reveal the foods they cant stand It is common to hear chefs wax lyrical about ingredients they adore. We hear far less about those that are a pain to prep, a nightmare to cook with or difficult to arrange on the plate. To put that right, G2 spoke to a variety of chefs who talked of soapy herbs, dangerous shellfish and the ingredients they have come to hate. Globe artichoke Globe artichokes …

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

(CNN)Before Liverpool stormed to victory in the Champions League final in June, there was a spell where English football seemed off the pace of Europe’s elite. READ: Italian soccer pundit fired for racist on-air comments about Romelu LukakuREAD: Comparing Joao Felix to Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘unfair’, says Benfica boss EPL quality Owen’s prediction comes off the back of one of the most tightly fought Premier League campaigns in the competition’s history. Both Liverpool and eventual champion Manchester City set new …

Hillary Clinton Slams Facebook For Allowing ‘Trump’s Propaganda’ To Thrive

Hillary Clinton served Donald Trump with a massive platform for his reelection fight, which reportedly includes fake endorsements, money-making scams and deceptive information. In Defense of American Democracy” conference at George Washington University, Clinton sounded the alarm on “Trump’s propaganda efforts,” citing a “very disturbing” investigation into his advertising by journalist Judd Legum. Clinton added that “even though these posts violate Facebook’s stated terms of service, they’re still up.” Facebook did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. Popular Information, the …

How has Scotland changed since the indyref?

What has happened during this extraordinary period of political turmoil, and where does it leave us? Changing faces Image caption The SNP almost wiped their rivals off the map entirely in 2015 For the losers, the headline was Labour’s near wipeout, losing 40 seats. But the Lib Dems, fresh from five years of coalition with the Tories, also saw their vote utterly collapse, losing more than half their support and 10 seats. All of a sudden, the SNP were the …

China’s young climate heroes fight apathy and the party line

Zhao Jiaxin and Howey Ou are trying to convince Beijing to take radical carbon-cutting action One is a student engineer who became obsessed after watching an incendiary film about air pollution. The other is a 16-year-old who went on Chinas first climate strike. Zhao Jiaxin and Howey Ou are part of a small but growing minority of young Chinese determined to press their country towards more radical carbon-cutting action. The pair are also Chinas sole winners of carbon neutral green …

UK government releases no-deal Brexit paper — but refuses to publish internal communications

London (CNN)Boris Johnson’s government has released its “Operation Yellowhammer” planning document, which warns of medicine shortages, severe delays at the Dover-Calais crossing and an increase in food prices if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal. The Operation Yellowhammer document reports that disruption at English Channel crossings could last up to three months before it eases, with up to 85% of heavy goods vehicles unprepared for new French customs checks that will be introduced on day one after …

Trump blitzes into California for major $15M fundraising push, irritating celebrities, activists

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Albuquerque on his way to California on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) About 100 protesters lined the road about a mile from Trump’s luncheon site in Portola Valley, with demonstrators inflating giant Baby Trump and Trump Chicken balloons. Trump, for his part, tweeted a cheery message as he departed New Mexico on Tuesday to fly to the state: “Just departed New Mexico for California, where we are delivering results!” The tweet included statistics …

No asylum seeker evictions ‘without a court order’

Court defeat for Glasgow asylum seeker lock-change case What is the Glasgow asylum row all about? Asylum seekers who have already been told they cannot stay in the UK will continue to be housed by Serco, pending the outcome of legal challenges. The new Mears deal was made with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). ‘A better way’ A Mears spokesman said it had agreed an approach for …