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National Guard to help protect California towns from fires
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.

It's pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump's border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection, another area where Trump has been criti ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.

Environmental groups responded by saying the Trump administration was neglecting or worsening both health threats.

Wheeler made his case for a shift in public focus in a CBS News inte ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.

Environmental groups responded by saying the Trump administration was neglecting or worsening both health threats.

Wheeler made his case for a shift in public focus in a CBS News inte ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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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
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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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
Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil
Technology
Published in 13-3-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's according to the company making the oil, which says it's the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S.

Calyxt said it can't reveal its first customer for competitive reasons, but CEO Jim Blome said the oil is "in use and being eaten."

Th ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
California agencies at odds over Colorado River drought plan
Technology
Published in 13-3-2019
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PHOENIX (AP) A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million people.

Most of the seven states that get water from the Colorado River have signed off on plans to keep the waterway from crashing amid a prolonged drought, climate change and increased demands. ...>>

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UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless
Technology
Published in 13-3-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new U.N. report says.

Climate change, a global major extinction of animals and plants, a human population soaring toward 10 billion, degraded land, polluted air, and plastics, pesticides and hormone-changing chemicals in the water are making the planet an increasing unhealth ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
NASA's new rocket won't be ready for moon shot next year
Technology
Published in 13-3-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's massive new rocket won't be ready for a moon shot next year, the space agency's top official told Congress on Wednesday.

Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he's considering switching to commercial rockets to keep the June 2020 launch date.

Bridenstine told a Senate committee that two private rockets would be needed, one to laun ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 13-3-2019
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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
Bad weather changes course of Indian Ocean exploration trip
Technology
Published in 6-3-2019
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VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) Bad weather and high seas brought scientists on Wednesday to change the first stop of a unique mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean, one of the planet's last great unexplored frontiers. While the initial path of the exploration has changed, the scientists intend to fully explore the deep seas around the Seychelles. Here's a look at what the Nekton ...>>
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Mexico says only 22 vaquita porpoises remain
Technology
Published in 6-3-2019
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Experts say only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, the only place where the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise is found. Researcher Jorge Urban said Wednesday a commission of experts detected the 22 vaquitas over a network of acoustic monitors in the Gulf, also known as the Sea of Cortez. The number is higher than many had expected. Some experts had pr ...>>
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School lessons targeted by climate change doubters
Technology
Published in 6-3-2019
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative viewpoints without fear of losing their jobs. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American c ...>>
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AP NewsBreak: US plans to lift protections for gray wolves
Technology
Published in 6-3-2019
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's run into conflicts with farmers and ranchers after rebounding in some regions, an official told The Associated Press. Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the proposal during a Wednesday speech at the North Americ ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-3-2019
    485 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


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