Protecting historic landmarks from climate change will mean radically rethinking preservation

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Iconic landmarks are threatened by rising seas, droughts, storms, and wildfires. Saving them means being open to transformation. With global travel curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are finding comfort in planning future trips . But imagine that you finally arrive in Venice and the “ floating city” is flooded . Would you stay anyway, walking through St. Mark’s Square on makeshift catwalks or elevated wooden passages—even if you couldn’t enter the Basilica or the Doge’s Palace? Or would you leave and hope to visit sometime in the future? Read Full Story

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Who would Joe Biden pick as his running mate? Betting markets are abuzz with likely VPs

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Welcome to politics futures. Did you know that online betting markets are often fairly accurate at predicting political results? They are . It’s called “politics futures.” Now that former Vice President Joe Biden has pulled farther ahead in the Democratic primaries this week, premier gambling sites have strong odds on who the ultimate nominee’s running mate would be. Read Full Story

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These posters can help you picture alternatives to policing

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What would the world look like if we had other people perform the tasks we ask police to perform now? Here are some examples. If you experience intimate partner violence, your only option for immediate help may be to call the police, even though an arrest may not do enough to get you out of your dangerous situation and keep you safe in the future. What if instead you could text a number and meet with a trauma-informed crisis intervention specialist to begin working on a long-term plan? Read Full Story

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