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Tribes urge US to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization but are facing the Trump administration's pro-drilling stance.
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Residents told to 'shelter in place' after Texas plant fire

Residents of two suburbs near the US city of Houston were warned Thursday to "shelter in place" after elevated levels of a volatile chemical were detected following an industrial plant fire. The Texas cities of Deer Park, where the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) plant is located, and Galena Park both issued the alerts. A fire, which ignited Sunday and was extinguished Wednesday, burned through several chemical storage tanks at the plant -- sending a giant plume of black smoke over mu...
Tags: Texas, Science, US, Houston, Deer Park, Galena Park, Intercontinental Terminals Company ITC


Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday.
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EU Parliament urged to strip ExxonMobil lobbyists of access badges

The European Parliament faced calls Thursday to strip ExxonMobil lobbyists of their access badges after the US oil giant missed the assembly's first hearing into claims it knowingly misled the public on climate change. Greens deputy Molly Scott Cato told the hearing in Brussels she would formally make the request later Thursday to deny ExxonMobil its six registered parliament access badges. Activists and scientists told the hearing that ExxonMobil has for decades misled the public about the th...
Tags: Science, US, ExxonMobil, Brussels, Greens, European Parliament, EU Parliament, Molly Scott Cato


2nd US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup's key ingredient — was a "substantial factor" in Sonoma resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Approximately 11,200 plaintiffs, who claim they were exposed to glyphosate, are suing the company as of Jan. 28, accord...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Sonoma, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman


Second US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup's key ingredient — was a "substantial factor" in Sonoma resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Approximately 11,200 plaintiffs, who claim they were exposed to glyphosate, are suing the company as of Jan. 28, accord...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Sonoma, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman


Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.
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US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered Drilling has been halted on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land ...
Tags: Energy, Science, Obama, Washington Post, US, Atlantic, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Interior Department, BLM, Trump, Nichols, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Brennan Linsley, Western Environmental Law Center, Rudolph Contreras


Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes FAA said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its ‘ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the rollout of any software, training or other measures’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashe...
Tags: Texas, Science, Indonesia, Senate, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Ted Cruz, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Lion Air


US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public lands for oil and gas exploration.
Tags: Science, US, Wyoming


A decade on, smartphone-like software finally heads to space

Once a traditional satellite is launched into space, its physical hardware and computer software stay mostly immutable for the rest of its existence as it orbits the Earth, even as the technology it serves on the ground continues to change. Just as some aerospace start-ups are developing technologies to repair, modify or refuel satellites to prolong their lives, some satellite manufacturers are looking at a complementary solution -- hoping to install smartphone-like software with more computin...
Tags: Science, US, Earth, Lockheed Martin


Dementia rates falling thanks to smoking reductions, report finds

The risk of developing dementia is falling, thanks to lifestyle improvements such as reductions in smoking, new research has found. Researchers have said that while the overall number of cases is rising due to the population living longer, an individual’s chances of having the disease is going down. A review of five studies including nearly 60,000 people across Europe and the US found that rates are declining by up to 15 per cent every 10 years. Dementia currently affects 850,000 people in the U...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, US, Karolinska Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Albert Hofman, Alzheimer 's Research UK, Alina Solomon


Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened Wednesday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster pesticide Roundup -- made by recently-acquired Monsanto -- causes cancer. On Tuesday a California jury found that Monsanto's Roundup -- a herbicide built on active ingredient glyphosate -- caused cancer in a man who sprayed it on his garden over decades. It was the second such ruling within a year against Monsanto, with a first coming in August last yea...
Tags: Science, California, US, Monsanto, Bayer


Investors flee Bayer after second glyphosate trial blow

The threat to German chemical giant Bayer and subsidiary Monsanto from US litigation swelled Wednesday, when its share price plunged after a jury ruled weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in an amateur gardener's cancer. A wave of lawsuits has put pressure on Bayer since its $63-billion takeover of Monsanto last year, spooking investors who worry damages payouts could quickly mount into the billions if the firm fails to convince courts its product is safe. Chief executive Werner Baum...
Tags: Science, US, Monsanto, Bayer, Werner Baumann


How Elizabeth Holmes exploited the fetishisation of entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


Elizabeth Holmes and her firm Theranos show why we must stop fetishising entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


Some US Muslims identify less as Americans due to negative media coverage

Negative media portrayals of Muslim Americans can have adverse effects on how they view themselves as citizens and their trust in the US government.
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What oil leaves behind in 2.5 billion gallons of water every day in US

Purdue University researchers have developed a process to remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water.
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Study reveals that coyotes are not controlling deer populations in eastern US states

Coyotes expanded their range to colonize eastern North America over the last century, where their impacts on white-tailed deer populations are highly debated. In a Journal of Wildlife Management study, researchers conducted the first long-term, large scale assessment and documented no consistent decline in deer harvest numbers after coyote arrival.
Tags: Science, US, North America


US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

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.
Tags: Science, US, Ap, Colorado River, FLAGSTAFF Ariz


Monsanto: Roundup substantial factor in man’s cancer, jury finds in key verdict

Federal jury’s decision in case of man who said he used weedkiller for decades could affect hundreds of other plaintiffsThe decision in Edwin Hardeman’s case comes after a historic verdict last year that said Roundup caused another man’s terminal cancer. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty ImagesA federal jury in San Francisco found Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide was a substantial factor in causing the cancer of a California man, in a landmark verdict that could affect hundreds of other cases.Edwin...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, NHL, Johnson, Bayer, Santa Rosa, Hodgkin, Jennifer Moore, HARDEMAN, Vince Chhabria, Josh Edelson, DeWayne Johnson, Edwin Hardeman


Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller contributed to US man's cancer: jury

The weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in the cancer of a US man who developed a lump in his throat after decades of spraying his garden -- the second major legal defeat to agrochemical giant Monsanto in a year. Edwin Hardeman, 70, treated his property in Sonoma County, California, regularly with the herbicide from 1980 to 2012 and was eventually diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "Now we can focus on the evidence that Monsanto has not taken a responsible, objective approach to ...
Tags: Science, US, Monsanto, Hodgkin, Sonoma County California, Edwin Hardeman


7 states seek US support for Colorado River drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — States that rely on a major river in the U.S. West are pushing for federal legislation to implement a plan to protect the water amid a prolonged drought. The Colorado River serves 40 million people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The states’ representatives are meeting Tuesday […]
Tags: Science, News, US, Ap, West, Nation, Wyoming, Colorado River, FLAGSTAFF Ariz, Arizona California Colorado Nevada New Mexico Utah


US accuses Russia, China of undermining space peace push

The US on Tuesday accused Russia and China of raising the risk of conflict in space, notably by developing anti-satellite weapons, as diplomats held talks on a treaty to keep space peaceful. The closed-door negotiations in Geneva involving experts from 25 governments -- including the US, China and Russia -- are aimed at laying the groundwork for a legally-binding text to prevent an arms race in outer space.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, Geneva, Russia China, US China


Bioterror fears over Marburg virus, Ebola's deadlier 'cousin', as US begins $10m vaccine project

America has begun a $10m project making a vaccine to a deadly cousin of the Ebola virus considered a potential bioterrorism weapon. Finding a way to stop Marburg virus is “an urgent public health and biodefence need”, the US government said. The haemorrhagic fever virus has caused a string of deadly outbreaks in Africa since it was discovered in the 1960s. Several outbreaks have had high mortality rates, killing four-out-of-five infected. “In addition to the threat of naturally occurring infecti...
Tags: Science, Germany, Massachusetts, Africa, US, America, Uganda, Frankfurt, Angola, Belgrade, US Department of Homeland Security, BARDA, Marburg, BSIP UIG Via Getty Images Public Health Vaccines, Sudan Ebola


Elisabeth Moss Keeps Dropping Hints About The Invisible Man

The Dune remake finds a familiar composer. Get a look at the twin threat of Men in Black: International’s new villains. More Avengers: Endgame images give us a look at the team’s new looks. Try not to be surprised about Star Trek: Discovery’s upcoming exits. Plus, Lex Luthor’s plans unfold on Supergirl, and what’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Elisabeth Moss, Supergirl, Dune, Shadowhunters, Lex Luthor, Sliders, American Gods, Santa Clarita Diet, Pet Sematary, Star Trek Discovery, Raised By Wolves, Invisible Man, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power


Elisabeth Moss Keeps Dropping Hints About The Invisible Man [CORRECTED]

The Dune remake finds a familiar composer. Get a look at the twin threat of Men in Black: International’s new villains. More Avengers: Endgame images give us a look at the team’s new looks. Try not to be surprised about Star Trek: Discovery’s upcoming exits. Plus, Lex Luthor’s plans unfold on Supergirl, and what’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Elisabeth Moss, Supergirl, Dune, Shadowhunters, Lex Luthor, Sliders, American Gods, Santa Clarita Diet, Pet Sematary, Star Trek Discovery, Raised By Wolves, Invisible Man, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power


Why you'll never meet a white supremacist who cares about climate change

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation Students march through the streets during a strike to raise climate change awareness on 15 March in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty ImagesAs the news of the Christchurch mosque massacre broke and I scoured the news, I came across a map showing that the Friday morning climate strike in Christchurch was close to the bloodbath. I felt ...
Tags: Science, Australia, California, US, New Zealand, Gulf Coast, Central America, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Europe North America, Wellington New Zealand, Oil Change International, Rebecca Solnit, Hoda Baraka, Hagen Hopkins Getty


Nearly four in 10 US HIV infections from people unaware of infection

Almost 40 percent of new HIV cases in the US occur because people do not know they are infected, while a similar proportion know but are not in treatment, according to a study released Monday. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is based on 2016 data and aims to bolster a strategy outlined by President Donald Trump to end the epidemic within 10 years. The study found that 38 percent of infections came from HIV-positive people who were unaware of their status, and...
Tags: Science, US, Donald Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


Nearly four in 10 US HIV infections from people unaware of infection

Almost 40 percent of new HIV cases in the US occur because people do not know they are infected, while a similar proportion know but are not in treatment, according to a study released Monday. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is based on 2016 data and aims to bolster a strategy outlined by President Donald Trump to end the epidemic within 10 years. The study found that 38 percent of infections came from HIV-positive people who were unaware of their status, and...
Tags: Science, US, Donald Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC



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