AJ Dellinger, Mic

AJ Dellinger

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Madison, WI, United States

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  • Digital Trends
  • Forbes
  • Engadget
  • Gizmodo
  • The Daily Dot
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Recent articles by AJ:

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California is banning gas-powered car sales. Here's how it will work.

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed an executive order that will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars within the state's borders. The rule, which is set to go into effect in 2035, is one of the most meaningful efforts to curb… → Read More

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China, the world's biggest polluter, says it will be carbon neutral by 2060

A common refrain from Republicans and others who have dragged their feet on pushing the United States toward carbon neutral status is that such action wouldn't change anything since China, the world's largest carbon emitter, wouldn't do the same. On… → Read More

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NASA has a $28 billion plan to land a woman on the moon — and soon

It's been 51 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to visit the moon. Now, just over half a century later, NASA has a plan to once again send people to the natural satellite, this time to break another barrier. The… → Read More

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Facebook suspended the accounts of environmental activists trying to plan a protest

Facebook has been trying to position itself as a force for good when it comes to the environment. Earlier this month, the company announced a plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions across its entire operation by 2030. It also launched a new… → Read More

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Zoning policies have put millions at risk of losing everything to wildfires

California is burning, this year worse than ever before. For more than a month now, the state has been plagued by out-of-control wildfires that are painting the skies red and producing catastrophic destruction. These unfettered, seemingly… → Read More

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Nothing says late-stage capitalism quite like this evictions-on-demand service

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the United States, 22 million people are without work and many more are working at reduced hours without additional pay. The economic toll has resulted in as many as 40 million Americans being left at… → Read More

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100-million-year-old animal sperm found preserved in amber is terrifyingly large

Life is filled with big questions. Are we alone? What is our purpose? Is there 100 million-year-old animal ejaculate preserved perfectly in a block of amber? Finally, one of those has an answer. A paper published Thursday in the journal Proceedings… → Read More

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Hurricane Sally is pummeling the Gulf Coast. Here's a look at the damage so far

As the West Coast continues to deal with out of control wildfires filling the sky with smoke, the East Coast is facing its own devastating weather. Hurricane Sally made landfall this morning, and it has spent much of the day pummeling parts of… → Read More

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As the planet warms, starving birds are falling from the sky in a "mass die-off"

When it comes to the climate crisis, birds face many more serious threats than running into the blades of a wind turbine. According to a report from The Guardian, migrating birds across the southwestern United States have started to just… die, in… → Read More

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It doesn't really matter how the fires started, climate change made them worse

As fires continue to burn throughout California and across the West Coast, disinformation is also starting to spread. Late last week, conspiracy-minded individuals on social media started claiming that the fires destroying millions of acres of land… → Read More

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Trump appointed a climate denier to the government's climate change-fighting agency

Donald Trump does not believe that climate change is real and caused by humans, and he has done everything in his power to ensure that his administration reflects that view. In the latest effort to undermine science in favor of advancing his own… → Read More

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Chief WWF scientist: Human activity has shrunk wildlife by 70% and caused ecosystems to "unravel"

Earth is in rough shape at the moment. Wildfires continue to burn out of control in California, rare back-to-back typhoons recently hit Japan and the Korean peninsula, and an unprecedented 70-degree temperature swing took Colorado from record heat… → Read More

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It's 2020. Why can't we vote with our phones?

Technology has come a long way since voting began in the 18th century, but the way we vote remains largely the same. Despite the fact that we all walk around with tiny, incredibly powerful computers in our pockets, online voting is not widely… → Read More

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11 photos that show the horrific destruction of the West Coast wildfires

At this moment, much of the West Coast of the United States is under a constant cloud of smoke. What started as a series of out of control wildfires in California last month has continued to spread, leaving parts of the state as well as neighboring… → Read More

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Facebook is "profiting off hate," a former Facebook employee says in a scathing resignation letter

It's not quite an exodus, but it's certainly a movement. On Tuesday morning, another Facebook employee resigned from the company over its failure to adequately address the rampant hateful and racist speech on the platform. Ashok Chandwaney, a… → Read More

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Facebook promises to do the bare minimum to not ruin the presidential election

After a 2016 presidential election in which social media was inundated with disinformation and foreign interference, the companies suddenly at the center of our democracy are finally taking some steps to protect against a similar outcome this year.… → Read More

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The quest for renewable energy could wreak havoc on wildlife, report warns

The future of the planet depends on the widespread adoption of clean, renewable energy sources that don't pour greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. But these safer, smarter, and more efficient forms of energy can have significant negative… → Read More

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Trump gives coal plants the green light to dump toxic waste in rivers and streams

On Monday, the Trump administration announced a rollback of environmental regulations that restricted how coal-fired power plants could dispose of wastewater. Under the new guidelines created by President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency,… → Read More

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California sues Trump for the 100th time, this time to save an essential environmental regulation

Since taking office, Donald Trump has done everything in his power to undermine environmental regulations. Recently, his administration went after the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a linchpin protection that requires full consideration… → Read More

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A piloted flying car just had its first successful test in Japan

Flying cars have been a pop culture fantasy for generations. The idea of levitating out of our driveways and zipping around the tops of skyscrapers is the sort of thing we were promised by sci-fi writers and futurists, but unfortunately, technology… → Read More