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Emergency rule prohibits most anchoring in Michigan waterway after tugboat causes toxic leak

Michigan’s governor on Thursday approved an emergency ban on most vessels dropping anchor in a Great Lakes waterway where oil, electric and other infrastructure cables rest, following an anchor strike that caused a potentially toxic leak. The move prevents …

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The Most Trusted Company For Self-Driving Tech? Tesla — By Far

It’s been a rough few weeks for boosters of vehicle autonomy. In March, one of Uber’s pilot autonomous vehicles killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg while she was crossing the street. A few days later, Walter Huang died when his Model X hit a highway barrier in California with the Autopilot system engaged. Mr. Huang was not the first Autopilot-related fatality: in 2016, Joshua Brown was killed in a crash while his Model S was in Autopilot mode (an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “did not identify any defects in the design or performance” of Autopilot)

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Tesla Model 3 — Cash Cow When Tesla Needs It Most

Liza Minnelli CabaretAs Liza Minnelli sung in Cabaret: “Money, Money, Money makes the world go around.” Tesla needs cash, lots of cash. There are many panicky stories of the cash squeeze Tesla is going to experience. Those stories are not only appearing on Seeking Alpha, even Moody’s is starting to believe and repeat them. That is a serious situation because the Moody’s investors service is supposed to know what it’s talking about. They are essentially saying: “We see risks, we see opportunities, but we don’t know whether there is solid ground in the near future. This uncertainty forces us to downgrade Tesla until we know more about the financial results and expectations.”

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How A Handful Of Community Organizers Got NYC To Take On One Of The Most Powerful Industries On Earth

Some people start the new year by pledging to give up carbs or hit the gym. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off 2018 by declaring war on the oil industry.

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One of Antarctica’s Most Celebrated Relics Isn’t What It Seems – The Atlantic


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One of Antarctica's Most Celebrated Relics Isn't What It Seems
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Contrary to its legendary status, evidence over the past decade has made clear that the chalice never came anywhere near Antarctica until just a little over 20 years ago. * * *. The chalice entered into Antarctic tradition through the friendship of two

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Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly US disaster year on record – Washington Post


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Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly US disaster year on record
Washington Post
The disasters caused $ 306 billion in total damage in 2017, with 16 events that caused more than $ 1 billion in damage each. The bulk of the damage, at $ 265 billion, came from hurricanes. “2017 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate
2017 blows out US extreme weather recordsMinnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Severe Weather in 2017 Costs Americans $ 306 Billion24/7 Wall St.
The US spent more money on weather disasters in 2017 than any year on record — here's the final totalBusiness Insider
USA TODAY –Mashable –Bangor Daily News
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Court decision upholds fracking ban, but invalidates most of Measure Z.

The measure, a ballot initiative Monterey County voters approved in the November 2016 election, would have banned fracking, wastewater injection and new oil wells in the county effective Dec. 16, 2016. But before it took effect, Chevron, Aera Energy LLC …
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A look back at the most extreme-weather Thanksgivings in DC – Washington Post


Washington Post

A look back at the most extremeweather Thanksgivings in DC
Washington Post
Thanksgiving in the nation's capital is shaping up to be quite cold this year — perfect weather for indulging in high-calorie comfort food. If you're like me and usually celebrate Turkey Day in the D.C. metro area, you're probably well aware that

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What Mods Will Be Most Common Amongst Tesla Model 3 Owners? (Poll)

What do Tesla Model 3 reservation holders have in mind as regards eventual upgrades or changes to their cars? Jump into the poll to chime in

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Nicholas School studies on fracking are recognized as ‘highly read’, ‘most cited’

Authored by Ph.D. student Andrew Kondash and Avner Vengosh, professor of earth and ocean sciences, the paper evaluated the total amount of water used and wastewater generated by fracking in the U.S. The other study, “Impacts of Shale Gas Wastewater on …
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