AJ Dellinger, Mic

AJ Dellinger

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Madison, WI, United States

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Recent:
  • Mic
Past:
  • Digital Trends
  • Forbes
  • Engadget
  • Gizmodo
  • The Daily Dot
  • Business Insider

Recent articles by AJ:

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The White House website now recognizes climate change again

The inauguration of President Joe Biden has given Americans a strange feeling. Everything seems ... normal? And that sensation that has been felt so rarely in recent years has people celebrating even the smallest, simplest things, as if they are an… → Read More

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QAnon followers are having a hard time with Biden's inauguration

Wednesday brought the inauguration of President Joe Biden — and a reckoning for a group of Very Online posters who claimed to know the truth. QAnon, the collective conspiracy theory that has sadly convinced a not-so-insignificant portion of the… → Read More

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Biden plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office

Joe Biden's first day in office will keep him mighty busy. The president-elect has a whole stack of executive orders to sign after his inauguration, including a couple that will seek to undo some of the damages of the Trump administration and right… → Read More

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Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, will be nominated as Biden's assistant health secretary

President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will nominate Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as his assistant secretary of health. Levine, who currently serves as the top-ranking health official in Pennsylvania, could become the first openly… → Read More

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The Trump administration is launching one last assault on climate science

The Trump administration will be remembered for many disastrous moments, but one of the most consequential might be its systematic degradation of environmental protection efforts. Even without a Twitter account, Trump does not appear content to… → Read More

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This treaty argues it's time to treat fossil fuels like nuclear weapons and get rid of them

For decades following the end of World War II, the greatest perceived threat that the world faced was the use of nuclear weapons. Today, the threat is something more innocuous in daily use but no less deadly in the long run: the constant pumping of… → Read More

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Trump is threatening to start his own social network. Could it actually work?

Donald Trump once seemed omnipresent on social media, an unavoidable source of eye rolls, dread, and norm-breaking lunacy that left us all wondering if he was immune to accountability. That came to an end after last week’s attempted coup, instigated… → Read More

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Amazon's court documents reveal the vile messages that led to Parler's ban

Parler, the far-right Twitter alternative, is struggling. The app was banned by Google and Apple over the weekend, but the worst blow came when Amazon announced on Sunday that it was kicking Parler off its servers. As a result, the site has been… → Read More

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The search is on for the monster who carved 'TRUMP' into a manatee's back

Last weekend, a manatee with the word "TRUMP" carved into its back was spotted swimming near the Homosassa River in Florida. The poor animal doesn’t seem to be injured, but federal authorities have launched an investigation into the incident and are… → Read More

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Democrats no longer have any excuse for not addressing climate change

On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president of the United States. Once he takes the oath of office, he will head to the executive branch with at least two years of Democratic control in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.… → Read More

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The list of tech companies that have banned Trump and his supporters is staggeringly long

It took the incitement of an insurrection against the federal government, culminating in a multi-hour siege on the Capitol led by white supremacists and conspiracy theorists that resulted in five deaths, but last weekend tech companies finally… → Read More

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Extreme weather cost the US almost $100 billion in damage last year

2020 seemed like the year that disasters just kept coming, and it came with a price tag that reflects that feeling. According to an analysis performed by insurance company Munich Re, the United States incurred $95 billion in damages caused by… → Read More

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Now is the time to disable Trump's Twitter account

On the day that Congress is supposed to certify Joe Biden as president-elect, all hell broke loose. Following the so-called "Save America Rally" held in front of the White House, Trump supporters who gathered to back the soon-to-be out of office… → Read More

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How the Georgia runoffs could shape climate policy for years to come

When Joe Biden takes office on January 20, 2021, he is expected to launch the most aggressive agenda to address climate change the country has ever seen. While some of that plan can be carried out via executive order, to truly push the types of… → Read More

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This FEMA map will show how at-risk your city is for a natural disaster

No part of our planet will be unaffected by climate change, but some areas will feel the effects of the extreme weather events that accompany that change sooner than others. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently published its first… → Read More

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Happy New Year, the ground is sinking under you

The dominant feeling of 2020 was that of sinking. At times, it felt like the whole Earth might open up underneath our feet and just suck us into the abyss. According to a terrifying new study, over the next few decades that sensation just might… → Read More

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The Milky Way is probably full of dead alien civilizations, say physicists

Humans have spent centuries wondering if there is other intelligent life among us in the galaxy and decades actively searching for it. It turns out the Milky Way may have once been full of bustling alien civilizations, but they are all dead now.… → Read More

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The short, stupid life of Vybe Together, an app designed to organize pandemic parties

It’s hard to imagine a dumber app for 2020 than Vybe Together. Released earlier this year, it encourages people to “be social” and host parties together during the pandemic. After gaining attention from its recent TikTok promotion, the app was… → Read More

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Trump wants to sell off Alaska's wildlife refuge for oil drilling. There might not be any buyers

For years now, Republicans and the Trump administration have been trying to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil drilling. Earlier this year, they finally got their wish and announced they would be auctioning off plots of the… → Read More

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Working from home might not be as good for the planet as we originally thought

When the coronavirus pandemic hit and much of the world locked down, it seemed like it might change the way we think about work. For many, opportunities to work from home became more viable, and it appeared that the massive drop in emissions from… → Read More