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China's skies are briefly clearer while factories stay shut
Technology
Published in 4-3-2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) China’s far-reaching efforts to control the spread of the new coronavirus have shuttered factories, emptied airports and resulted in a steep drop in carbon emissions and other pollutants. However, analysts caution that the dip in pollution is likely temporary.

“The immediate reduction in emissions is very dramatic,” said Lauri Myllyvirta, lead analyst at the Centre ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Greens, Thunberg say EU climate law lacks ambition
Technology
Published in 4-3-2020
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BRUSSELS (AP) Climate activists and Green members of the European Parliament are urging the European Union to be more ambitious as the bloc gets ready to unveil plans for a climate law to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century.

While the Greens urged the 27-nation bloc to raise its 2030 climate targets, a group of 34 youth climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, wrote ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
EU commission unveils climate law amid criticism
Technology
Published in 4-3-2020
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BRUSSELS (AP) Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday for its first ever climate law, which will act as the basis of the European Union's aim to make the 27-country bloc climate neutral by 2050.

Under its Green Deal agenda, the EU's executive arm wants to legislate to make its ambition of cutting greenhouse gas emiss ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Hotter climate upped risk of Australia's record fires by 30%
Technology
Published in 4-3-2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group.

Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused global warming elevated the likelihood of Australia’s record-setting fire season by compari ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 4-3-2020
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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
Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet.

Scientists reported Monday that the seismometer from the InSight spacecraft has detected scores of marsquakes.

A series of research papers focus on the 174 marsquakes noted through last September. Twenty-four were relatively strong magnitu ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    892 Visits

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales.

Yet little is known about the effects of these “microplastics" on sea creatures or humans.

“It’s such a huge endeavor to know how bad it is,” said Shawn ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
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Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101.

Johnson died Monday of natural causes at a retirement community in Newport News, Virginia, family attorney Donyale Y. H. Reavis to ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    223 Visits

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet.

Scientists reported Monday that the seismometer from the InSight spacecraft has detected scores of marsquakes.

A series of research papers focus on the 174 marsquakes noted through last September. Twenty-four were relatively strong magnitu ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    742 Visits

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world, officials said Tuesday.

Half of the patients in the international study will receive the antiviral medicine remdesivir while the other half will receive a placebo. Several other studies, inc ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    573 Visits

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales.

Yet little is known about the effects of these “microplastics" on sea creatures or humans.

“It’s such a huge endeavor to know how bad it is,” said Shawn ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    625 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
Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    152 Visits

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet.

Scientists reported Monday that the seismometer from the InSight spacecraft has detected scores of marsquakes.

A series of research papers focus on the 174 marsquakes noted through last September. Twenty-four were relatively strong magnitu ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    423 Visits

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101.

Johnson died Monday of natural causes at a retirement community in Newport News, Virginia, family attorney Donyale Y. H. Reavis to ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution
Technology
Published in 26-2-2020
    965 Visits

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales.

Yet little is known about the effects of these “microplastics" on sea creatures or humans.

“It’s such a huge endeavor to know how bad it is,” said Shawn ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com


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