What -20° looks like in the polar vortex across the Midwest

What -20° looks like in the polar vortex across the Midwest

It’s hard to comprehend temperatures of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s much, much colder than the temperature the standard home freezer keeps food at (which is around zero). At -20°F vodka freezes and boiling water will instantly turn to snow if thrown in the air. Combined with wind, this kind of cold causes frostbite to…
Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country

Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country

Most eyes Tuesday night were on the key House, Senate, and governor races — and Democrats had a mixed night, taking the House but watching as newfound heroes Beto O’Rourke and Andrew Gillum went down to defeat. But there were several climate change- and energy-related ballot initiatives up for a vote across the country as…
After Pittsburgh, the interfaith response sends message of solidarity across the religious divide

After Pittsburgh, the interfaith response sends message of solidarity across the religious divide

Thousands gathered for an interfaith prayer vigil at Pittsburgh’s Sixth Presbyterian Church in the hours following the mass shooting at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue, packing the pews with mourners from different congregations across the community. Reverend Vincent Kolb, a pastor at Sixth Presbyterian, began the service by recalling the advice of the church’s…

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