Posts Tagged ‘Vox videos’

The Next Pandemic May Come From Meat Farms

June 3, 2021

 Almost all the meat we eat today comes from industrialized factory farms, AKA Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs. Globally, 90 percent of the world’s meat supply comes from CAFOs, and in the US, it’s close to 99 percent. CAFOs may be tough on farm animals, but they’re ideal for breeding virus and bacteria mutations new to human immune systems. A Vox video.

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Jakarta is sinking

May 17, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia, is sinking. While the coastal city is prone to flooding due to sea level rise, the land is subsiding as much as 25 cm (9.8 inches) a year as residents extract water from underground. A Vox video.

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“Indonesia’s capital city isn’t the only one sinking,” Leah Asmelash, CNN

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Napoleon’s Hand

May 14, 2021

Why is Napoleon Bonaparte‘s hand always inside his shirt? Coleman Lowndes explains. A Vox video.

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How ‘Forever Chemicals’ Polluted America’s Water

April 13, 2021

99% of Americans have Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), “forever chemicals,” in their blood. Christophe Haubursin, Mac Schneider, and Joey Sendaydiego explain how it happened in this Vox video.

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“The ‘forever chemicals’ fueling a public health crisis in drinking water,” Tom Perkins, The Guardian

“Government Studying Widely Used Chemicals Linked to Health Issues,” Eric Lipton, New York Times

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Ghosts

April 6, 2021

Why do people think thet’s seen Ghosts? A Vox video by Dean Patterson.

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City Traffic: A Solution

March 29, 2021

One solution to city traffic: congestion pricing. A Vox video.

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Jacksonville Was Almost Hollywood

March 23, 2021

In the early 1900s, New York film companies searched for a warm-weather home, and they looked at Jacksonville, Florida, down the East Coast. J’ville’s town fathers recoiled at the thought of film actors running wild through Florida’s sunny streets, so the film folks decamped for far-off California. A Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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The Secret History of Dirt

March 19, 2021

Dirt. It’s alive! A Vox explainer by Liz Scheltens. Soil fun for the whole family.

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The Texas power system failure is a warning sign

March 15, 2021

In February, an unusual winter storm left millions of Texans without electric power or water in subzero temperatures for nearly five days. Oklahoma and other neighboring states only had minor disruptions. Why? Texas is on its own electrical grid, separate from the rest of the country, unlike other states, so it can’t get power from other states in an emergency. Texas hasn’t upgraded its electrical infrastructure since its last big failure ten years ago, but most of the U.S. power infrastructure has aged beyond its “use by” date.

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“Texas’s power disaster is a warning sign for the US,” Madeline Marshall, Vox

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Gotta Drive. Why?

March 10, 2021

If they want to work, shop for groceries, or visit, most Americans have to drive. Why? Laura Bult explores. A Vox video.

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