Why Tropical Storm Barry Is Such a Threat

Tropical Storm Barry, which is forecast to become Hurricane Barry as it hurls forward on a collision course with the Louisiana coast, has experts worried about potentially catastrophic effects, from storm surge to a potential breach of levees meant to prevent flooding.

“The more information we get, the more concerned we are,” said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards at a news conf…

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Why You Should Get Whichever COVID-19 Vaccine You Can

There’s a cliche in photography: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” The saying is meant to encourage photographers to take their cameras around with them every day, because even if you have the latest, greatest model, you won’t get good pictures if your camera is just sitting on the shelf at home.

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Why Some Companies Are Doubling Down on Climate Action

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At a glance, it might seem that Steelcase has bigger things to worry about than its carbon footprint. As a maker of office furniture for big corporations across the globe, the company faces a challenging business environment as employees work remotely and offices remain unoccupied.

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You Have a Week to Stock Up on Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

When the COVID-19 public health emergency expires at the end of the day on May 11, many pandemic-era rules and programs will end. Among them is the guarantee that Medicare and private insurers will cover the costs of up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person each month, a policy that has been in place since 2022 and helped fuel a rise in at-home diagnoses.

Without a federal requiremen…

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Will Trump’s Manned Spaceflights Promise Happen-

Great news from President Trump’s State of the Union speech: America is back in the space game! As the President honored Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, who was seated in the visitor’s gallery, he also had this important news to report: “This year, American astronauts will go back to space on American rockets.”

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We Must Save the North Atlantic Right Whale to Save Ourselves

I was 23 years old the first time I saw a whale entangled in a large codfish trap. I was researching humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland in 1979, and the animal’s pain and suffering, along with the apparent extreme agitation of another whale close to it, struck me to my very core.

44 years later, it still hits a nerve: Whales are continuing to suffer and die after becoming…

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