Hoboken is dealing with climate change

Plus, cool foods for November!
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Hoboken Is building for a very rainy day | The New York Times

“Let’s take a moment to give a shout-out to Hoboken. As climate change delivers more extreme weather and rising seas, communities across America are struggling to prepare. Severe storms hurt businesses, destroy inventories and wreck houses, and the losses and rebuilding cost fortunes. Insurance companies no longer want to cover these expenses, depressing property values, which has ripple effects on city revenues. Some homeowners in high-risk coastal areas have begun lobbying for government buyouts. … That’s not Hoboken’s situation.”

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Capturing carbon with seaweed: What we know, what we don’t, and what we’re totally unsure about | Hakai Magazine

“In the world of carbon offset trading, kelp is a big buzzword. Golden-brown and glistening, certain seaweeds are catching the attention of investors for their seeming propensity to grab vast amounts of carbon and pack it away for the long haul. With companies already clamoring for consumers’ climate-conscious dollars, many scientists worry enthusiasm for the burgeoning industry is getting ahead of what kelp can actually deliver.”

Amazon reportedly training AI with twice as many parameters as GPT-4 | The Byte

“Tech giants are waging a war, trying to one-up each other's efforts to cook up the largest and most capable large language models (LLMs), which are the AI tech powering tools like OpenAI's ChatGPT. Amazon's now looking to come up with its own offering, investing large sums to train its own model codenamed Olympus to take on the likes of ChatGPT and Google's Bard, insider sources told Reuters.”

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10 new foods to get excited about in November | The Takeout

“The holiday season means everyone is ready to hunker down and get cozy. And a quality couch session requires equally comforting food and drinks within arm’s reach. Here are nineteen new foods and drinks to help you kick off the winter holidays. Grab your blankets, your scarves, and your favorite mugs, and get ready to fall for these new foods and drinks in November.”

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