• Asbestos Removal Is a Hard Job, but Covid-19 Makes It Harder

    This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

    It was just before dawn as seven bulky men in T-shirts and sweatpants gathered in front of a towering glass building on Lexington Avenue in New York City. Marcelo Crespo, a 41-year-old with gleaming green eyes and a goatee, beckoned the group over to a white company van, handing each man a pile of protective gear: face mask and respirators, full-body coveralls, shoe covers, hard hats, masking tape.

    Clutching their bundles, the men entered through the back door of the building, taking the utility elevator up 32 floors to the roof. The day before, they had sealed up the workspace like an enormous Ziploc bag, covering a large section of the roof with protective plastic structures to shield it from the open air. Before passing through the clear sheeting, Crespo rattled the scaffolding, checking its stability.

  • Apple’s AirPods Pro are back down to $200 at Staples

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    Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

    Staples is once again discounting Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds to $200, knocking $50 off the usual retail price from now until September 19th. The retail chain held a similar weeklong promotion in August, but inventory sold out within a day. Because this is the lowest price the earbuds have seen, this deal will likely sell out quickly.

    The AirPods Pro offer a customizable fit that includes three different silicone tip sizes, making the earbuds more flexible compared to the standard AirPods, which have a hard plastic design that fits “most” ears. Unlike the standard

  • Chris Evans accidentally leaked a nude and of course Twitter had jokes

    Chris Evans accidentally posted something he shouldn’t have on Instagram, so let’s enjoy the jokes while respecting his privacy.

    The Avengers and Not Another Teen Movie star’s iPhone camera roll made its way into a now-deleted Instagram post on Saturday. It included a private photo that you should absolutely not seek out. We’re being totally serious; he deserves privacy just as much as any of us. Chris, if you’re reading this, we have a guide for safely storing nude photos.

    He apparently had also saved a meme of his own face with a vulgar phrase that starts with the words “Guard That” followed by a word that should have cost Donald Trump the presidency in 2016.

    That said, Twitter brought jokes, as it always does. You can innocently enjoy some laughs without seeking out private materials that were not meant for your eyes. Here are just a few