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By May Boeve
Just over a week ago, the world stood up to Connect the Dots on climate impacts. 5/5/12 was a beautiful, inspiring, occasionally heartbreaking day. It's hard to describe what it felt like to watch the world come together like that—but this video comes close.
If you haven't seen it yet, please take 90 seconds to watch and spread it around:
People everywhere are waking up, and we're all in this together. As more and more of us start to feel the impacts of climate change, we'll need to continue connecting the dots. These are the stories we'll carry with us as we take on the power of the fossil fuel industry over the coming months, beginning with taking away their billions in subsidies.
Thank you for stepping up and being part of this movement. We need your voices, faces and energy more than ever.
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By Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner
Over six gallons of water are required to produce one gallon of wine. "Irrigation, sprays, and frost protection all [used in winemaking] require a lot of water," explained winemaker and sommelier Keith Wallace, who's also a professor and the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia, the largest independent wine school in the U.S. And water waste is just the start of the climate-ruining inefficiencies commonplace in the wine industry. Sustainably speaking, climate change could be problematic for your favorite glass of wine.
By Jeff Turrentine
From day to day, our public health infrastructure — the people and systems we've put in place to keep populations, as opposed to individuals, healthy — largely goes unnoticed. That's because when it's working well, its success takes the form of utter normalcy.
Cell Phone Tracking Analysis Shows Where Florida Springbreakers and New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus Went to Next
By Eoin Higgins
A viral video showing cell phone data collected by location accuracy company X-Mode from spring break partiers potentially spreading the coronavirus around the U.S. has brought up questions of digital privacy even as it shows convincingly the importance of staying home to defeat the disease.