They were once America’s cruelest, richest slave traders. Why does no one know their names?

They were once America’s cruelest, richest slave traders. Why does no one know their names?

Isaac Franklin and John Armfield amassed a fortune worth several billions in today’s dollars, making the ruthless partners among the wealthiest people in 19th-century America.

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US says man can bring back ‘skin, skull, teeth and claws’ of hunted Tanzania lion

US says man can bring back 'skin, skull, teeth and claws' of hunted Tanzania lion

The Trump administration has authorized a Florida man to bring back the “skin, skull, teeth and claws” of a lion he hunted in Tanzania, granting the first permit to import a lion from that country since the species gained protection under the US Endangered Species Act.

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LA is going to get cheap nighttime power from a massive solar and battery array in the Mojave

LA is going to get cheap nighttime power from a massive solar and battery array in the Mojave

LA's next source of energy: a massive solar panel and lithium battery array in the Mojave, operated by 8minute Solar Energy, and capable of supplying 6-7% of the city's energy budget, with four hours of nighttime use. It will cost an eye-poppingly low $0.03.3/kWh, cheaper than natural gas.

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Tampa Bay’s Water Is Home to More Than 4 Billion Bits of Microplastic, Study Finds

Tampa Bay's Water Is Home to More Than 4 Billion Bits of Microplastic, Study Finds

There are at least 4 billion bits of microplastic floating in Tampa Bay, according to a new study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin. It can be hard to quantify just how much pollution there is in any given place, since it’s so omnipresent. But the study by Florida researchers appears to provide a horrifying, if round, figure for this specific harbor.

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How the U.S. Military Creates More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Entire Countries

How the U.S. Military Creates More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Entire Countries

When CNN hosted a climate-change town hall for Democratic presidential candidates last week, former vice president Joe Biden brought up one of his favorite campaign topics: Barack Obama. "The first thing that happened when President Obama and I were elected, we went over to what they call the Tank, in the Pentagon, sat down and got the briefing on the greatest danger facing our security. Know what they told us it was? The military? Climate change. Climate change. Climate change is the single greatest concern for war and disruption in the world, short of a nuclear exchange."

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