The destructive Kincade Fire first flared up near a power plant at the Geysers, the biggest geothermal field in the world, located in rural Sonoma and Lake counties. There, hot volcanic rocks close to the Earth’s surface produce steam, providing a renewable energy source that people have harnessed for almost a century. … [Read more...] about What are the Geysers, the geothermal plant near Kincade Fire’s origin?
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The statement calls for reforms, including ending the harassment of Black students by campus police officers, and addressing the fact that Black people get constant reminders that others don’t think they belong. (Jenkins, an associate director of the Michigan Robotics Institute, said the most common question he hears on campus is, “Are you on the football team?”) All the nonwhite, nonmale researchers interviewed for this article recalled such moments. In her book, Howard recalls walking into a room to lead a meeting about navigational AI for a Mars rover and being told she was in the wrong place because secretaries were working down the hall. … [Read more...] about Can we make our robots less biased than we are?
The scientific group went on to suggest that revellers create time tables for Christmas carolling on certain streets, rather than travelling door to door, suggesting “everyone to come outside to ring bells (e.g. The Christmas Eve Jingle) which would echo the Clap for Carers activities of March and April”, according to Sky News. … [Read more...] about SAGE: No Hugging, Carolling, or Playing Monopoly on Covid Christmas, Say Govt Advisers
Opponents say the project would gobble up protected agricultural land, decimate the valley’s rural character, and threaten important native species like the California tiger salamander and the burrowing owl. Project supporters counter that it would bring good union jobs, millions of dollars in investment and is a good public use for a piece of private land that is mostly used for grazing cattle and harvesting hay. … [Read more...] about Livermore development fight isn’t over suburban sprawl, but rather a big solar farm
“Instituting this commonsense mask mandate today will allow us to keep our economy open and help ensure our health care system has the capacity and workforce it needs in the coming weeks,” Sununu said last week. “By wearing a mask, Granite Staters can keep our friends, family, neighbors, and critical workforce members and those they care for safe – without shutting down the economy.” … [Read more...] about Crowd Opposing NH Mask Mandate Chants ‘Breathe Free Or Die’ Outside Gov. Sununu’s Home