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Mount Everest's new height, evidence of the Anthropocene, work-from-home tips and more from around the internet

Burberry + British Fashion Council Will Donate Fabric to Students Burberry has teamed up with the British Fashion Council for a new initiative called ReBurberry that will provide students with the luxury brand’s unused fabric. Aiming to give the fabric (minus that iconic check pattern) to UK-based students who are most in need of resources, Burberry hopes that their program encourages other fashion houses to …

Human-Made Elements Outweigh the Natural World

Researchers believe that 2020 is the year that human-made mass (roads, buildings, machines and everything else we manufacture) will outweigh the natural world (aka biomass). As mass on the planet is finite, this means biomass is shrinking, too—through the prevalence deforestation and development. This turning point “is a reason for all of us to ponder our role, how much consumption we do and how can we try …

Mount Everest’s New Height

Officials from Nepal and China, the two nations that border Mount Everest, just announced a new official height for the mountain. Now documented as standing at 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet) tall, Everest measures three feet more than the previous height, which was recorded in the 1950s. A number of facts impact Everest’s official height: earthquakes can cause it to sink somewhat, while shifting tectonic plates …