The Latest: Nevada AG says plutonium fight will continue
Aug13

The Latest: Nevada AG says plutonium fight will continue

The Latest on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denying Nevada’s appeal in a battle with the U.S. government over secret shipments of plutonium (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Nevada’s attorney general says he’ll continue to pursue all legal options to block unlawful shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas after a U.S. appeals court denied the state’s appeal in an ongoing battle with the...

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Greta Thunberg’s sailing adventure no pleasure cruise
Aug13

Greta Thunberg’s sailing adventure no pleasure cruise

Greta Thunberg’s two-week voyage to the United States will be no pleasure cruise. The 16-year-old climate change activist who has inspired student protests around the world will leave Plymouth, England, later this week bound for New York in a high-tech but decidedly low-comfort sailboat. Highlighting the urgency of cutting carbon emissions, the young Swede last month announced that while she would not fly to environmental...

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Students protesting Hawaii telescope can study remotely
Aug13

Students protesting Hawaii telescope can study remotely

University of Hawaii students protesting the construction of a $1.4 billion telescope are expected to have class options allowing them to remain on the mountain, a report said. The plan to start construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island has been thwarted for more than three weeks by a group of Native Hawaiian activists who say the construction will further desecrate a mountain that already has more than a dozen...

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Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US
Aug13

Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US

A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers removed a handful of memory cards. Back at their computers, they analyzed the images for signs the corn was stressed from a lack of water....

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