Man's jet ski commute to avoid New York City traffic is genius

This guy has unlocked the key to a chaos-free commute and it doesn't require a car, bus or subway. David Pike beat the hectic New York City commute from New Jersey to Brooklyn with one inventive purchase —a jet ski. Pike spoke to "GMA" moments before embarking on his route from Jersey City on his way into work. "My company, New York Trolley, is in Brooklyn, and every day it would take me 90 minutes; I'd have to take the bus to the subway to the PATH to another bus and all the while I'm just looking across the harbor like, 'I just need to go there, how can I do it?'" he wondered. Now, instead of going through Manhattan, which took him an hour and a half, he goes around it, taking just 15 minutes. — "GMA"

A 24-year-old is going ahead with a controversial plan to trap plastic floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Some experts are worried.

On Sept. 8, a massive and controversial plastic-cleanup system will be launched into the Pacific Ocean. The goal of the system — created by The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, a 24-year-old Dutch innovator — is to remove plastic debris from the now-famous marine area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Located in the North Pacific Ocean, it's actually less of a patch and more like a swirling vortex more than three times the size of Spain and more than twice the size of Turkey or Texas. — Business Insider

Winter to feature 'Polar Coaster' mix of frigid temperatures, snow: 'Farmers' Almanac'

Enjoy the last days of summer, because a wild ride apparently is in store this winter. "The Farmers’ Almanac" is predicting that "bitterly cold winter conditions" will be in place from areas east of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians, with the coldest outbreak of the season arriving during the final week of January and lasting through the beginning of February. “Our extended forecast is calling for yet another freezing, frigid and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country,” editor Peter Geiger said in a statement on the company's website. — Fox News

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens quits Twitter after being called a 'bedbug'

Conservative New York Times columnist Bret Stephens announced Tuesday that he deactivated his Twitter account after being called a "bedbug" by a George Washington University professor. “Time to do what I long ago promised to do. Twitter is a sewer. It brings out the worst in humanity,” Stephens wrote. “I sincerely apologize for any part I’ve played in making it worse, and to anyone I’ve ever hurt. Thanks to all of my followers, but I’m deactivating this account.” The deactivation comes after Stephens complained in an email to professor David Karpf and the provost of George Washington University that the educator called him a bedbug in a tweet. The reference follows reports on Monday that the Times had an outbreak of bedbugs in its midtown Manhattan newsroom. — The Hill

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