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An Amazon worker delivers packages amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Denver, Colorado, U.S., April 22, 2020. Kevin Mohatt | Reuters Amazon is pushing holiday shoppers to retrieve their own packages from brick-and-mortar retail locations and neighborhood “hubs,” as it braces for a surge in online orders. The company said in a statement Monday
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When I cover solutions to the plastic waste crisis, I typically focus on infrastructure development and bringing recycling systems to scale, standardizing materials, inventing new ones and designing out unnecessary single-use items, and rethinking business models and supply chains. But once these structures are in place, they only work if consumers embrace new models and
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Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on Sunday at sustained winds of 105 mph. Gati, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the northern Indian Oceans, had sustained winds of 115 mph. The storm is moving westward towards the coastal areas of Puntland and Somaliland. #Cyclone #GATI about to landfall in #Somalia right now. A very powerful cyclone…
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November 23rd, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  CleanTechnica has been diligently and obsessively covering cleantech industries for more than a decade. We’ve seen many good news sites come and go, because it’s simply hard to be a profitable and large niche media company in this day and age. We’re still enthusiastically rolling along and publishing a
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A coronavirus related to SARS-CoV-2 has been found in Shamel’s horseshoe bats captured in Cambodia in 2010.Credit: Merlin D. Tuttle/SPL Two lab freezers in Asia have yielded surprising discoveries. Researchers have told Nature they have found a coronavirus that is closely related to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the pandemic, in horseshoe bats stored in
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WASHINGTON — Despite a lull in orbital launch activity at Vandenberg Air Force Base, officials with the U.S. Space Force foresee a “very promising future” for both commercial and government launches there. The Falcon 9 launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean science satellite Nov. 21 was the first orbital launch from Vandenberg since another
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After a century, Antarctica’s blue whales have been seen in South Georgia once again after near extinction. Largest-known animal seen again The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the largest known animal on the planet, is critically endangered. They have been seen in the waters near South Georgia Island near Antarctica, after nearly a hundred years of being nearly hunted
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Employees at Shopify’s headquarters in Ottawa. Chris Wattie | Reuters A typical holiday season for Shopify involves working with hundreds of thousands of small online retailers to help them prepare for the annual shopping rush. This year, the task is much larger. With physical retail and indoor dining in tatters because of the pandemic, big
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02 September 2020, Berlin: Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk arrives with a face mask for the executive board meeting of the CDU in Westhafen. Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa (Photo by Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images The California Department of Public Health has deemed Tesla employees “essential workers” in
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“I do believe that human spaceflight is an imperative for our planet, and to be a part of that — to keep the progress going — I find very inspiring.” NASA astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker holds a bachelor of arts degree in physics, a master of science and a doctorate of philosophy in space physics
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In New Mexico, a lava tube shows evidence of Ancestral Puebloans surviving climate change by melting ice for their water needs. For over ten millennia, the people of the arid landscape of what is now western New Mexico have been famous for having unique architecture, complex societies, and political and economic systems.  Studying the ancient Puebloans In the El Malpais,
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AN FRANCISCO – Hyperspectral satellite startup Orbital Sidekick (OSK) announced a contract Nov. 19 to work with an industry-led consortium to develop tools for daily monitoring of oil and gas pipelines. “This is an important validation of our commercial application and viability,” Dan Katz, OSK CEO and co-founder, told SpaceNews. “We are not merely a
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Monarch caterpillars have been demonstrated to head-butt one another as they fight for scarce milkweed food supply. The dwindling food source causes the insects to become aggressive towards others, as observed by scientists in laboratory experiments. READ: Study Debunks Migration Mortality as Major Cause of Butterfly Monarch’s Population Decline Scarce food supply  To become a butterfly, Monarch caterpillars need
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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A DoorDash Inc. delivery person places an order into an insulated bag at Chef Geoff’s restaurant in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tech investors have plenty of reading to do over the Thanksgiving holiday in the form of IPO filings. DoorDash, Airbnb, Affirm, Roblox and Wish all unveiled their prospectuses in
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At 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon “Resilience” spacecraft lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Aboard are astronauts Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). The four
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The number of deaths across Central America and Colombia has reached more than 40 and the death toll is rising as rescuers race against time to reach far-flung areas that were isolated. Most of the dead were recorded in Nicaragua and Honduras. Honduran President and leaders from Central American Countries plead for aid. In Nicaragua, 160,000
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How can Americans break through the partisan divide when it comes to talking about the climate crisis? Scientists rank five types of soft drink containers from best to worst for the environment. Small farmers globally are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis. Here’s the help they’re getting. And more… The majority of Americans agree that addressing
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A presentation is not a journal article — so don’t prepare for them in the same way.Credit: Getty In 20 years of coaching biomedical researchers on presentation techniques, I have continually been frustrated by scientists trying to make presentations as comprehensive as journal articles. Their thinking is understandable: “Better too much than too little, and
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SAN FRANCISCO – AAC Clyde Space announced a 19 million euro ($22.5 million) contract backed by the U.K. Space Agency to develop a 10-cubesat communications and Earth-observation constellation. As part of the three-year project called xSPANCION, AAC Clyde Space will develop and manufacture satellites to provide space-based services to companies eager to harness satellites to
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s seven-month-old Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery is disbanding as the coronavirus pandemic reaches a second peak, but his co-chairs predict the state will have a strong economic turnaround once the pandemic is past. Billionaire businessman Tom Steyer, one of the co-chairs, said in a phone interview with CNBC that
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Chlordecone is a chemical manufactured as a white powder used by Caribbean plantation workers in Martinique and Guadaloupe and applied under banana plantation trees as protection against insects. Cause of prostate cancer Ambroise Bertin is a banana plantation worker who worked with chlordecone for several years. He contracted prostate cancer, which is more common in his home in Martinique and Guadeloupe compared to any other place
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Invenergy, a Chicago-based global developer and operator of green energy generation and storage, announced a 1,310-megawatt solar farm in northeastern Texas on Wednesday. It will be the largest in the US upon completion. The solar farm is currently under construction. The Samson Solar Energy Center, as it’s called, will support five major consumer brands and supply power
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A copper collecting plate (long central structure) paired with a transparent, heat-trapping material (white strip, top) harvests enough solar heat to make steam. Credit: Lin Zhao Renewable energy 20 November 2020 A sunlight-powered device equipped with an a lightweight gel makes steam hot enough to kill dangerous microbes. An airy insulating material doubles the efficiency
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WASHINGTON — OneWeb announced Nov. 20 that its sale to an ownership group led by Bharti Global and the British government has closed, allowing the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a new chief executive. OneWeb said it had completed “all relevant regulatory approvals,” allowing the sale of the company to exit Chapter
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The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docked to the International Space Station at 11:01 p.m. EST Monday, transporting NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:27 p.m. on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew