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“It’s too late to make coal great again,” says an climate expert who wants action

“It’s too late to make coal great again,” says an climate expert who wants action

The United States has not completely backed from work against climate change. In the next United Nations climate meeting American companies, organizations and a selection of states will gather under the same pavilion, even though the federal government will stay at home.

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A hurricane reporter shares his best advice: Remember baby wipes and four other tips

A hurricane reporter shares his best advice: Remember baby wipes and four other tips

 

News on weather and extreme weather conditions interest people more than ever, and the Miami Herald notices. Even stories on the popularity of weather news attracts online readers. I will come back to this later.

Man made Star Island in Miami Beach. Irma left behind piles of fallen palm tree leaves. 

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Tinder, Nato and the Baltic Sea — Trust me, this unexpected combination makes sense

Tinder, Nato and the Baltic Sea — Trust me, this unexpected combination makes sense

The ongoing verbal dispute between North Korea and the United States is obviously something the media and President Trump have paid a lot of attention to. In the meantime, what is going on with the Baltic Sea? Silly question? Well, let’s take a closer look.

Nine countries have shorelines along the Baltic Sea,and of which only Russia, Finland and Sweden are not members of the military alliance NATO.

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Future subscribers will love you — (Almost) all you need is a newsletter!

Future subscribers will love you — (Almost) all you need is a newsletter!

I have got some good news for the depressed publishers around the world. Try a newsletter, there’s nothing to lose — you’ll most likely attract subscribers to your media.

Think, paying subscribers! And with relatively little effort! This was the message the Star Tribune editors told us.

Newsletter have been on trend before. For example Politico started sending them already about a decade ago.

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From Fake News to Objectivity, WPI Fellows Answer the Tough Questions

From Fake News to Objectivity, WPI Fellows Answer the Tough Questions

Earlier this week in the small town of Tracy, Minn. local residents asked questions - and the WPI fellows answered. The meeting was held in the style of a traditional press conference, with all 10 fellows sitting side by side along a long table, taking turns addressing the audience. 

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“Sometimes they need Pepsid” - Meet an Aspiring Wolf from a Remote Village

“Sometimes they need Pepsid” - Meet an Aspiring Wolf from a Remote Village

Alex the wolf may appear as a shy individual. This one-year old gray wolf allows his fellows to take the first step closer to the fence, while he stays at a distance, lying gently on the ground. We the humans already stare fascinated at these animals.

We’re at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn. Wilderness begins just outside the door.

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Don’t worry, you’ll be OK: Three first impressions of a WPI journalist fellow

Don’t worry, you’ll be OK: Three first impressions of a WPI journalist fellow

Have you ever heard of this? Let’s put 10 journalists from all over the world in a van, and let them drive around in the United States. Give them an assignment to figure out how the business of journalism is doing at “times like this”.

This is only a starting point, and it is happening here, right now. And you, our friend, old or new - are welcome to follow this journey!

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