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10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling into deeper and deeper waters, where the payoffs can be huge but the risks are greater than ever.

Industry leaders and government officials say they’re determined to prevent a repeat of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. It spil ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
As Earth Day turns 50, green movement faces fresh challenges
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    663 Visits

BOSTON (AP) Gina McCarthy remembers the way things used to be: Tar balls clinging to her legs after swimming in Boston Harbor. The Merrimack River colored bright blue and green by textile mill chemicals. Black smoke everywhere.

Kim Wasserman worries about what it's like today: Hundreds of diesel trucks rolling down residential streets in her mostly low-income, Hispanic neighborhood ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    469 Visits

An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.

As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India’s getting views of sights not visible in decades. Nitrogen dioxide pollution in the northeastern United States is down 30%. Rom ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Minor earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, no damage reported
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    38 Visits

LOS ANGELES (AP) A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region early Wednesday but no damage was reported, authorities said.

The magnitude 3.7 quake occurred minutes after midnight and was centered in the area southwest of downtown, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department conducted a citywide survey and found no damage, spokesman Nicholas Prange said.>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    160 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
10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    360 Visits

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling into deeper and deeper waters, where the payoffs can be huge but the risks are greater than ever.

Industry leaders and government officials say they’re determined to prevent a repeat of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. It spil ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
As Earth Day turns 50, green movement faces fresh challenges
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    400 Visits

BOSTON (AP) Gina McCarthy remembers the way things used to be: Tar balls clinging to her legs after swimming in Boston Harbor. The Merrimack River colored bright blue and green by textile mill chemicals. Black smoke everywhere.

Kim Wasserman worries about what it's like today: Hundreds of diesel trucks rolling down residential streets in her mostly low-income, Hispanic neighborhood ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    33 Visits

An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.

As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India’s getting views of sights not visible in decades. Nitrogen dioxide pollution in the northeastern United States is down 30%. Rom ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Minor earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, no damage reported
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    701 Visits

LOS ANGELES (AP) A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region early Wednesday but no damage was reported, authorities said.

The magnitude 3.7 quake occurred minutes after midnight and was centered in the area southwest of downtown, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department conducted a citywide survey and found no damage, spokesman Nicholas Prange said.>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 22-4-2020
    798 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
Russia slaps US for ignoring Gagarin on Spaceflight Day
Technology
Published in 15-4-2020
    494 Visits

MOSCOW (AP) Russia’s Foreign Ministry has accused the U.S. State Department of spreading disinformation by not mentioning Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in a Facebook post about the International Day of Human Space Flight.

The United Nations General Assembly in 2011 proclaimed the annual observance held on the anniversary of the solo one-orbit mission that made Gagarin the first man in ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Apple varieties rediscovered by the Lost Apple Project
Technology
Published in 15-4-2020
    390 Visits

NEW APPLE VARIETIES REDISCOVERED:

Gold Ridge, found near Pomeroy, Washington

Sary Sinap, found in Latah County, Idaho

Colman, found in Latah County, Idaho

Claribel, found in Latah County, Idaho

Butter Sweet of Pennsylvania, found in Latah County, Idaho

Streaked Pippin, found near Waitsburg, Washington

Milalfyi, found near Pullman, Washingt ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Would you give up health or location data to return to work?
Technology
Published in 15-4-2020
    642 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) Cameron Karosis usually strives to protect his personal information. But a scary bout of COVID-19 that began last month with headaches and fevers, progressed to breathing problems and led to a hospital visit has now left him eager to disclose as much as possible to help halt the virus’ spread.

Karosis has already shared personal details with Massachusetts health invest ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
10 pioneer-era apple types thought extinct found in US West
Technology
Published in 15-4-2020
    511 Visits

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A team of retirees that scours the remote ravines and windswept plains of the Pacific Northwest for long-forgotten pioneer orchards has rediscovered 10 apple varieties that were believed to be extinct the largest number ever unearthed in a single season by the nonprofit Lost Apple Project.

The Vietnam veteran and former FBI agent who make up the nonprofit recently l ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 15-4-2020
    87 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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