Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination
Sep15

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree footage of land near Churchrock, New Mexico, to show how people and the land have changed since a 1979 uranium mill spill, the Gallup Independent reports . The film, titled “Ways of Knowing,” was directed by artist Kayla Briet. The project started...

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Germany’s Merkel faces decisive week on climate protection
Sep14

Germany’s Merkel faces decisive week on climate protection

Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe’s biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package. Merkel’s government has said for months that it will unveil a package of measures on Friday to ensure that Germany cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared...

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Estonia plans to restrict govt use of Huawei 5G technology
Sep14

Estonia plans to restrict govt use of Huawei 5G technology

Estonia, which is among Europe’s most wired and technologically advanced nations, is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its government sector, citing security concerns and recommendations by the U.S., a key NATO ally. The Estonian news site Delfi reported Friday that Foreign Trade and Technology Minister Kert Kingo began an expert group in June with the aim of setting...

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Climate change protests hit Frankfurt as auto show opens
Sep14

Climate change protests hit Frankfurt as auto show opens

Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city’s auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion. Demands raised by the organizers of Saturday’s protests include an end to the combustion engine, climate-neutral transport by 2035, a speed limit on the autobahn and a strong German...

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WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO’s voting power
Sep13

WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO’s voting power

WeWork’s parent company announced major changes in its corporate governance practices Friday as it revealed plans to list shares on the Nasdaq. The office-sharing company is pressing on with its highly anticipated stock market debut — expected later this month — despite doubts about its ability to make money and decisions that have raised commitment and conflict of interest concerns about CEO Adam Neumann. WeWork’s parent...

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