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US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman commended Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming for reaching a consensus on the Colora ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    189 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they look like some combination of chubby bear and single-eyed alien. And they are th ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    496 Visits

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman commended Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming for reaching a consensus on the Colora ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
National Guard to help protect California towns from fires
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    146 Visits

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
Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    593 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they look like some combination of chubby bear and single-eyed alien. And they are th ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
National Guard to help protect California towns from fires
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    618 Visits

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
    863 Visits

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
    931 Visits

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
    455 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
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    645 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
Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil
Technology
Published in 13-3-2019
    609 Visits

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
    291 Visits

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. ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless
Technology
Published in 13-3-2019
    913 Visits

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
    365 Visits

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
    646 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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