Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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No need to panic

Science | Doomsday predictions in UN environment report fall flat
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/09/19, 02:55 pm

A 1,000-page report from a United Nations panel made the dire claim this week that more than 1 million of Earth’s species face extinction in the next several decades. The predictions by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) may obscure the real work needed to protect creation and the good news about the environment.

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Three students disarmed Colorado school shooter

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/09/19, 12:40 pm

Three students leapt up from their desks and disarmed a gunman during the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado on Tuesday. Kendrick Castillo, 18, who led the charge, was shot and killed. Castillo, along with classmates Brendan Bialy and Joshua Jones, minimized the bloodshed from the attack that wounded eight students, authorities said. Jones was shot twice but survived, according to a statement from his family. “Kendrick went out as a hero,” Bialy said. “He was a foot away from the shooter and instead of running the opposite direction he ran toward it.”

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Uber going public amid driver protests

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/09/19, 11:07 am

Some drivers for ride-hailing company Uber turned off their apps on Wednesday morning to protest low wages ahead of the company’s initial public offering on Friday. Demonstrations took place in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, as well as some European locations. It was unclear how many drivers participated in the strike, and its effect on customers seemed minimal.

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