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Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

But in early March, the number of drilling rigs used in the Gulf was just 14, compared with 145 at the industry’s peak in 2000. The downturn was set off by a drop in oil prices, competition from fracking and other sources and, local businesses will tell …

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GM (Cruise) Self-Driving Vehicle Test Drive In San Francisco Illustrates Differences Between Tech & Human Drivers Well

Last week, we published an article recounting a journalist’s demo drive of GM’s (Cruise Automation’s) self-driving vehicle tech. The drive was conducted in San Francisco and the most humorous bit seemed to be that a double-parked taco truck managed to stump the unit — for a minute or so, after which the backup driver took over instead of waiting around for a move from the self-driving tech
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Study: Fracking, human activity culprits behind Texas earthquakes

There has been a recent increase in natural gas extraction — including fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, but other techniques as well — which produces a lot of wastewater. To get rid of it, the water is injected deep into the ground. When wastewater …
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Mutations identified that enable human transmission of avian flu – News-Medical.net


News-Medical.net

Mutations identified that enable human transmission of avian flu
News-Medical.net
A systematic mutation analysis has shown that changes in just three amino acids of the avian influenza H7N9 virus receptor binding protein confers specificity for …
Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away?NHS Choices
Research reveals mutations that could enable AI spread to humansMeat & Poultry (registration)

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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China – World Health Organization

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
World Health Organization
On 13 May 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.

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How Fracking Violates Human Rights and the Inherent Rights of Natural Systems and Species

So is the upward buckling of Earth’s surface caused by high-pressure injection of fracking wastewater into disposal wells. Earth’s rights must be fundamental to any new solutions we propose, or we will fail again to create a healthy energy future.
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Mass human presence in Antarctica unsustainable, new options explored – The Press


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Mass human presence in Antarctica unsustainable, new options explored
The Press
Technology is set to replace big groups of scientists working in Antarctica as the traditional research approach is no longer considered environmentally or financially sustainable, Christchurch's Antarctic Office says. The organisation, established by

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Matthew highlights the human factor in extreme weather – Aljazeera.com


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Matthew highlights the human factor in extreme weather
Aljazeera.com
Yet there was an inevitability about the impact of a severe storm on a country like Haiti. The country is the poorest in the world. There are many reasons for this, including its turbulent history – slavery, colonialism, revolution, and occupation are
Winds Continue to Diminish as Matthew Pulls AwayWJCL News

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Scientists trace human influence on extreme weather events back to 1937 – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Scientists trace human influence on extreme weather events back to 1937
Sydney Morning Herald
Think global warming is a recent phenomenon? Well, climate scientists have some news for you. An international team of researchers, including Australian scientists, have traced humanity's influence through greenhouse gas emissions on creating extreme …

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Human Technology Defines New Geologic Epoch: The Anthropocene

Sediment column showing abrupt transition to the Anthropocene (sciencemag.org)

Remember hearing back in school the basic explanation of geologic periods and epochs and the creatures that inhabited the world during those times? Thanks to Jurassic Park and other science fiction narratives, the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic era come to mind immediately. Experts now tell us that with technology, humans may have progressed the earth’s [&hellip

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