New York Is Paying Inmates Less Than $1 an Hour to Make Its State-Branded Hand Sanitizer

State-sponsored hand sanitizer has arrived, folks.Photo: APIt’s another day in the world of awful coronavirus news, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is here to remind us of how much everything sucks. In a press conference Monday, the governor unveiled a new hand sanitizer that the state will produce. In fact, it’ll produce a whopping…

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What is climate change?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOur Planet Matters: Climate change explained Scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet.Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. What is climate change?The Earth’s average temperature is about 15C…

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2019 in news: The alternative end-of-the-year awards

Congratulations, you’ve made it through another year of news.We know it wasn’t always easy, so here’s a reward: our round-up of the moments that put a little smile on our faces in 2019. Many of them, inevitably, involve animals.Animal rescue of the yearWinner Image copyright Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar Spare a thought for the poor fat…

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