Twitter feed alerts people to pollution problems
But, if you’re concerned about the dangers of pollution, there is a way you can track air pollution right on your phone. Ad“We were lacking some resources, yes,” said Dr. Latrice Babin, director of the Harris County Pollution Control Services. Kuukibot: Pronounced “Cookie bot”Now, citizens are learning about a Twitter feed named Kuukibot, pronounced like cookie-bot, that robotically broadcasts air quality issues in short digestible burst via Twitter. New initiative with Harris County Precinct 2January Advisors is also working with Harris County Precinct 2 on a similar initiative. For now, though, Harris County Pollution Control does not appear to be onboard with January Advisor’s publicly facing Kuukibot.
Get ready for cold: What to know about the coming arctic blast
Current temperatures across the country easily show the cold air that started in Siberia, crossed the North Pole and is now headed toward Texas. Like dripping fudge, this shallow, cold air layer will settle in by Sunday morning and stick with us possibly into Wednesday. When does the cold arrive? So when does the cold air get HERE and how long does it last? The American model has been bullish on the arctic outbreak since Monday, while the European has had a comme-ci-comme-ca attitude.
Paranormal Cirque rolls into down with plenty of chills and thrills
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Inside Lucid Motors' plan to take on Tesla
Lucid Motors is a California-based electric vehicle start-up, and in September it revealed the Air, its vision for an electric, luxury sedan. The company promises some impressive specs, such as an estimated 517 miles of range. But starting up an electric vehicle company is notoriously difficult, and it faces steep competition from Tesla and other automakers entering the EV market. CNBC spoke to Lucid CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson, who was the former chief engineer on the Tesla Model S, as well as to Lucid's VP of hardware engineering, Eric Bach, to learn about how the company plans to take on Tesla and other competition. Watch the video to learn more.cnbc.com
Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick Join David Archuleta for 'Merry Christmas, Happy
David Archuleta is putting his own spin on *NSYNC's classic 1998 holiday hit, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays." In the music video, *NSYNC members Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick make a hilarious cameo when they attempt to get into Archuleta's house party, although the doorkeeper -- who's wearing an *NSYNC Christmas sweater -- is not having it. "I was so stoked that Lance and Chris were willing to make an appearance in my video of their song that's becoming a classic Christmas song," Archuleta says of the new music video. Meanwhile, 48-year-old Kirkpatrick and 40-year-old Bass were happy to participate. "Its an honor to have Davids incredible voice cover this iconic song," Bass says.
San Francisco begins water-bottle ban
Starting Tuesday, those wishing to hydrate at San Francisco International Airport will have to drink from a water fountain, bring their own reusable bottle or prepare to buy an airport-approved glass or aluminum water bottle. The airport is adding plastic water bottles to its list of restricted food service items as part of an effort to become the world's first zero-waste airport by 2021. What the ban includesPurified water, carbonated or sparkling water, mineral water and electrolyte-enhanced water are all officially banned. Travelers also have the option of bringing empty disposable plastic water bottles to fill up at any of the airport's approximately 100 free water fountains and hydration stations. Consider, too, that scientists estimate a single plastic bottle takes anywhere from 450 to 1,000 years to biodegrade.
5/13: Long airport lines lead to short tempers; The Braiding Bunch: Dads on the front lines of style
Air travelers from coast to coast are enduring nightmarish conditions at several of the nation's airports; Phil Morgese has always been good with his hands on "guy stuff." But when it came to styling his daughter's hair, he struggled to keep up.cbsnews.com
Vincent Laforet captures breathtaking aerials in "Air"
Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet is no stranger to heights. He spent the last year capturing high-altitude aerial photos of cities around the world while harnessed in a helicopter. Laforet joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book, "Air."cbsnews.com
For much of U.S., coldest air of the season is on its way
For much of U.S., coldest air of the season is on its way The jet stream pattern known as the Siberian Express is on its way across the Midwest and Northeast. The worst comes Wednesday and Thursday. Lauren Casey, meteorologist at CBS Minnesota, previews the big temperature drop heading to much of the country.cbsnews.com