The tribes and other opponents of the project say that oil spills threaten the waters where Native Americans harvest wild rice. They also argue that the Canadian tar sands oil the pipeline carries exacerbates climate change. The motion filed by the two tribes also said that the pipeline could put the Native Americans living along the construction route at risk of COVID-19 if construction were to begin soon as the pandemic rages. … [Read more...] about Ojibwe Bands File Motion To Stay Utility Commission’s Approval Of Enbridge Pipeline Project
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“You know there will be earthquakes; you don’t have to sit and wait,” said Steven Glaser, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley. “They are small — 3, 2, 1 (on the Richter scale) — and they’re all the time, many every day.” … [Read more...] about What are the Geysers, the geothermal plant near Kincade Fire’s origin?
The decision means that all Takata ammonium nitrate inflators in the U.S. will be recalled, NHTSA said. Earlier this year the agency decided not to seek a recall of inflators with a moisture-absorbing chemical called a dessicant. But NHTSA said it would monitor those inflators and take action if a problem arose. … [Read more...] about General Motors to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags
On Monday, drugmaker AstraZeneca reported surprisingly good results from ongoing vaccine studies. It said its potential vaccine, which is being developed with Oxford University, was up to 90% effective. Unlike rival candidates, AstraZeneca’s doesn’t have to be stored at ultra-cold temperatures, making it easier to distribute. … [Read more...] about Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition
Like almost all police robots in use today, the Dallas device was a straightforward remote-control platform. But more sophisticated robots are being developed in labs around the world, and they will use artificial intelligence to do much more. A robot with algorithms for, say, facial recognition, or predicting people’s actions, or deciding on its own to fire “nonlethal” projectiles is a robot that many researchers find problematic. The reason: Many of today’s algorithms are biased against people of color and others who are unlike the white, male, affluent and able-bodied designers of most computer and robot systems. … [Read more...] about Can we make our robots less biased than we are?