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Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
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NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldiers wearing Santa caps.

“Napakiak is happy today,” she proclaimed to principal Sally Benedict.

That’s a rare emot ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
    449 Visits

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa farm.

Like many in the water-weary Midwest, Walter doesn’t know if climate change was resp ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-12-2019
    785 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    924 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years.

Led by big jumps from China and India, the world is projected to spew 40.57 billion tons (36.8 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air in 2019. That's up nearly 255 million tons (231 million metr ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
EU climate leadership in doubt as bloc set to miss 2030 goal
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    99 Visits

MADRID (AP) The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc’s efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change.

The European Environment Agency said existing measures put the EU on course to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and other planet-warming pollutants by 30% in the next decade ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Climate simulations are mostly accurate, study finds
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    530 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) The computer models used to simulate what heat-trapping gases will do to global temperatures have been pretty spot-on in their predictions, a new study found.

After years of hearing critics blast the models' accuracy, climate scientist Zeke Hausfather decided to see just how good they have been. He tracked down 17 models used between 1970 and 2007 and found that the ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
SpaceX delays space station delivery due to high wind
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    509 Visits

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts.

The Falcon 9 rocket came less than an hour from launching Wednesday. But the company halted the countdown because of excessive upper-level wind at Cape Canaveral and also out in the Atlantic. SpaceX wants to land the brand new booster on an offshore barge followi ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    324 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    82 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years.

Led by big jumps from China and India, the world is projected to spew 40.57 billion tons (36.8 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air in 2019. That's up nearly 255 million tons (231 million metr ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
EU climate leadership in doubt as bloc set to miss 2030 goal
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    263 Visits

MADRID (AP) The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc’s efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change.

The European Environment Agency said existing measures put the EU on course to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and other planet-warming pollutants by 30% in the next decade ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Climate simulations are mostly accurate, study finds
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    150 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) The computer models used to simulate what heat-trapping gases will do to global temperatures have been pretty spot-on in their predictions, a new study found.

After years of hearing critics blast the models' accuracy, climate scientist Zeke Hausfather decided to see just how good they have been. He tracked down 17 models used between 1970 and 2007 and found that the ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
SpaceX delays space station delivery due to high wind
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    716 Visits

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts.

The Falcon 9 rocket came less than an hour from launching Wednesday. But the company halted the countdown because of excessive upper-level wind at Cape Canaveral and also out in the Atlantic. SpaceX wants to land the brand new booster on an offshore barge followi ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 4-12-2019
    357 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns
Technology
Published in 27-11-2019
    152 Visits

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and keep it cold throughout the year.

Scores of the naturally refrigerated food caches lie beneath these largely Inupiat communities, where many rely on hunting and fishing to feed their famili ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
UN: ‘Quick wins’ needed to keep climate goals within reach
Technology
Published in 27-11-2019
    586 Visits

GENEVA (AP) Countries need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately or risk missing the targets they’ve agreed for limiting global warming, with potentially dire consequences, senior United Nations officials said Tuesday.

A report by the U.N. Environment Program, published days before governments gather in Madrid for an annual meeting on climate change, ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com


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