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Drivers capture avalanche tearing down side of Colorado mountain

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Drivers going down a Colorado highway had quite the close call, after an avalanche ripped down the side of a mountain in front of them.

On Sunday afternoon, said avalanche moved down through Ten Mile Canyon, located between Frisco and Copper Mountain.

There were several videos of the incident posted online, capturing the snow piling down toward the road.

Caught on camera: @KDVR viewer captured this video of an #avalanche near I-70 today in Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper Mountain. #CoWX #KDVR pic.twitter.com/eL6uIwB4c3

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This chatbot wants to cut through the noise on climate science

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Noise and misinformation, especially on climate, has long been a problem on social media.

To counter this, Australian not-for-profit the Climate Council has created a Facebook Messenger chatbot to inform people about climate science.

Launched on its Facebook page last week, it’s an effort to connect with younger people who are interested in issues like climate change, but aren’t the most engaged with the organisation — largely due to broader information overload.

“Young people are saturated on social media because they’re the most active on it, we know that they care and that they’ve got the thirst for information,” Nelli Huié, digital manager at the Climate Council, explained. Read more…

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Macron rewrites Trump campaign slogan as “Make Our Planet Great Again”

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, rewrote U.S. President Donald Trump’s ‘MAGA’ campaign slogan today in protest of the administration’s absurd withdrawal from the Paris climate accords. “Make Our Planet Great Again,” says Macron. We’re in alignment with Nicaragua and Syria, says Trump.

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China will make it rain over an area 1.7 times the size of France

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China is creating rain in an area 1.7 times the size of France.

The massive Asian country will spend 1.15 million yuan ($168 million) to modify weather in its parched northwestern provinces, in one of the country’s biggest such programmes, the South China Morning Post reports

The China Meteorological Administration expects rainfall and snow to be increased over 960,000 sq km — 10 percent of the country’s territory — if cloud seeding is successful. 

The process will take three years, and China will buy four new planes, upgrade eight existing aircraft, develop nearly 900 rocket launch systems and connect 1,856 devices to digital control systems. Read more…

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Wyoming bill prohibits power companies from using renewables

A group of Wyoming legislators in the state’s House and Senate — all representing coal country and all avowed climate deniers — have introduced a bill that would ban Wyoming power companies from using solar or wind power by 2019, and requires non-renewable power to account for 95% of the state’s power by 2018.
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