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Five Things We Learned
Car tire dust is killing salmon every time it rains. Scientists have found a link between a chemical used to stop tires from wearing out and devastating losses of fish stocks across the Pacific Northwest. “This is the DDT of our generation” the head of natural resources for the Nisqually Tribe told Forbes.
Egg prices soared by 59% last year. Avian flu outbreaks have largely been blamed for rising prices across the United States, along with rising labor and fuel costs. One advocacy group has accused egg producers of turning the crisis into an “opportunity to extract egregious profits,”.
Apple wants to make 25% of its products in India. That’s according to India’s Commerce Minister, as the tech giant looks to reduce its dependence on China. Analysts estimate around 5% of Apple’s latest iPhone 14 were made in India in 2022.
Passport stamps are about to become history for travellers to Europe. The European Union’s long-awaited entry scheme will start from November, using electronic registration and biometrics to speed up border queues and spot visa overstayers.
Amazon closed one of its first food stores in London. Shoppers were surprised to find the Amazon Fresh’s doors closed in Dalston after just two years of operation. Retail analysts are questioning whether the company’s rapid expansion into high-tech convenience stores may be scaled back.
Europe’s ‘Tesla Model 3’ now has a 395 mile range. Swedish challenger brand Polestar unveiled a new version of its ‘2’ hatchback. The long range model now boasts 395 miles of range, making it one of the world’s leading EVs. Like a Tesla, without the Musk problem.
Trump is back on Facebook and Instagram. ‘The Donald’ returns to social media following requests from his 2024 presidential campaign to reinstate him. “We believe it is both necessary and possible to draw a line between content that is harmful and should be removed, and content that, however distasteful or inaccurate, is part of the rough and tumble of life in a free society,” said Meta spokesman Nick Clegg.
The impossible ethical bargain behind African safaris. The cheapest night’s stay at one of the many 5 star hotels in the Serengeti will set you back at least $1,000 dollars a night, equal to the average annual income for local workers. Is there a better way? Wendover Productions, Youtube, free to watch worldwide.
The Wild West of Whisky. The internet has become flooded with ads for cask investment schemes, promising big profits and access to some of the finest Scotch whisky. With commentators and criminal investigators raising concerns, is the bubble about to burst? The Food Programme, BBC, free to listen worldwide.
Time Management for Mortals. Rejecting the modern fixation on “getting everything done”, Four Thousand Weeks introduces tools to construct a meaningful life and much more. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, from $14.99.
More regional Italian food. Menus across America are dominated by favorites like lasagne, cacio e peppe and branzino, but these familiar dishes barely scratch the surface of Italy’s rich regional cuisines. Learn more about the latest wave of dishes hitting America’s Italian eateries.