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Image: weather.com

The Weather Channel website — which is owned by IBM and completely distinct from the Weather Channel TV network — is touting a just-completed series called "The United States of Climate Change" that investigates and highlights the impacts of climate change in all 50 states.

Why it matters: Information people consume about the weather can influence how they see climate change, recent data suggests. The move also comes as Trump continues to dismiss climate change as a problem.

Gritty details:

  • The Weather Channel website is marketing the project with the following sentence across its home page for the next 24 hours: "THERE IS NO CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE."
  • The series, which was launched last April, doesn't focus on the science behind climate change. Instead, the stories show how "individuals, communities and businesses are responding to [climate] changes that are already happening."

Why now, per a statement from Greg Gilderman, editor-in-chief of weather.com:

"It's urgent in the time we live in because people across the U.S. are quietly living the impacts of climate change and the general public is searching for credible information on what is (but shouldn't be) a contentious subject," said Gilderman. "As for why today? We asked our meteorologists to let us know when there'd be a day when there wasn't a winter storm or one likely in the next few days, and today was our window to highlight this important issue."

One more thing: The website and The Weather Channel actual TV channel do coordinate closely during severe weather, according to a spokeswoman representing the website.

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The mosque after the explosion in southern Kandahar province on Oct. 15. Photo: Murteza Khaliqi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a massive blast that tore through a crowded Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, killing at least 47 people and injuring dozens more, AP reports.

Why it matters: Friday's attack was the deadliest to strike Afghanistan since the U.S. withdrew its troops from the region and is the second major attack on a Shiite mosque in a week, underscoring the Taliban's growing security threat from other militant groups.

New wave of strikes will test worker power

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Thousands of John Deere workers hit the picket line this week after the union smacked down a new worker contract from the farm and equipment maker.

Why it matters: There’s a wave of worker angst spreading across the country. They wield new power that’s come with a historic worker shortage.

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The smart city comes of age

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Better sensors, more intelligent AI, and the coming wave of 5G wireless could finally fulfill the promise of the smart city.

Why it matters: How we organize, run and power our cities will be increasingly important in the years ahead, as urbanization expands and the damaging effects of climate change compound.