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Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought
Technology
Published in 16-9-2020
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado River water that more than 40 million people rely on in the American West.

After a relatively dry summer, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released models on Tuesday suggesting looming sho ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden
Technology
Published in 16-9-2020
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NEW YORK (AP) Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden.

Editor-in-Chief Laura Helmuth said President Donald Trump's administration was much worse for the scientific community than the magazine had feared. ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up
Technology
Published in 16-9-2020
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park.

People in Oregon, Washington state and California have been struggling for a week or longer under some of the m ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Ambassador: Time is right for new arms control agreement
Technology
Published in 16-9-2020
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The Trump administration has sketched out a framework that it hopes will avoid a three-way arms race as a deadline nears for extending the only remaining nuclear arms control deal with Russia and as China looks to expand its nuclear forces.

Ambassador Marshall Billingslea, the special presidential envoy for arms control, spoke with The Associated Press about negot ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 16-9-2020
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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
Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    963 Visits

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military helicopters rescued more than 150 people stranded in a burning forest.

Fourteen firefighters deployed emergency shelters as flames overtook them and destroyed the Nacimiento Station in the Los P ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
UN report: Increased warming closing in on agreed upon limit
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    629 Visits

The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.

In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a year that’s hot enough to put the global temperature at 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial times, according ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Judge OKs evidence in deadly crash involving ex-astronaut
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    466 Visits

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama prosecutors can use evidence collected by police after a former NASA astronaut crashed into another car while driving on a rural road more than four years ago, killing two girls, a judge ruled.

Jurors can hear that one-time space shuttle pilot James Halsell told police about drinking wine at a motel hours before the crash in June 2016, and prosecutors can u ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    872 Visits

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah.

In a joint letter Tuesday, water officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming urged the U.S. government to hal ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    713 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
Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    68 Visits

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military helicopters rescued more than 150 people stranded in a burning forest.

Fourteen firefighters deployed emergency shelters as flames overtook them and destroyed the Nacimiento Station in the Los P ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
UN report: Increased warming closing in on agreed upon limit
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    188 Visits

The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.

In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a year that’s hot enough to put the global temperature at 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial times, according ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Judge OKs evidence in deadly crash involving ex-astronaut
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    506 Visits

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama prosecutors can use evidence collected by police after a former NASA astronaut crashed into another car while driving on a rural road more than four years ago, killing two girls, a judge ruled.

Jurors can hear that one-time space shuttle pilot James Halsell told police about drinking wine at a motel hours before the crash in June 2016, and prosecutors can u ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    279 Visits

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah.

In a joint letter Tuesday, water officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming urged the U.S. government to hal ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 9-9-2020
    594 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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