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Loggers, landscapers face deadly danger felling trees in forests and urban areas

Tree felling—whether by professional loggers in a forest setting or by landscapers in urban and rural landscapes—is the most dangerous job in what are two of the most dangerous industries, according to Penn State researchers who conducted a new s.....»»

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FTC says health apps must notify consumers about data breaches — or face fines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their data is breached or shared with third parties without their permission. In a 3-2 vote on Wednesday, the FTC ag.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 1 min. ago

Political orientation predicts science denial: Ramifications for Americans getting vaccinated

Vaccine refusal is a major reason COVID-19 infections continue to surge in the U.S. Safe and effective vaccines have been available for months, but as of mid-September 2021, only 65% of eligible American adults are fully vaccinated. In many areas, a.....»»

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Tropical cyclones can improve mangrove health

The health of India's mangrove forests, important to mitigate the effects of sea-level rise caused by climate warming, is influenced by tropical storms that change nutrient levels of coastal waters, according to new research......»»

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Improving ocean protection with the first marine protected areas guide

An international team, which includes researchers from IRD and CNRS, published a novel Marine Protected Areas (MPA) guide in the journal Science on 9 September 2021. The aim is to advance the global community's understanding of ocean protection and a.....»»

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An Outdated Grid Has Created a Solar Power Economic Divide

Utilities have upgraded the infrastructure for rooftop power in richer neighborhoods, but low-income areas don't have the same capacity......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News9 hr. 29 min. ago

Boosting kiwi repopulation efforts

Releasing a higher number of kiwi into large predator-controlled areas could increase the success of efforts to help their survival in the wild, new research shows......»»

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“Melting face,” “pregnant person,” and 35 other emoji approved for Unicode 14.0

838 new characters bring Unicode's total to a whopping 144,697. Enlarge / This is the full slate of proposed new emoji for Unicode 14.0. (credit: Emojipedia) The Unicode Consortium has finalized Unicode 14.0, adding a total of 838 new characte.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Los Angeles County votes to phase out oil and gas drilling

Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to phase out oil and gas drilling and ban new drill sites in the unincorporated areas of the nation's most populous county......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Climate change, logging collide—and a forest shrinks

Looking down a hillside dotted with large stumps and nearly devoid of trees, a pair of retired U.S. Forest Service employees lamented logging policies they helped craft to deal with two harbingers of climate change—pine beetles and wildfires......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Coconut tree cloning breakthrough will help propagation and preservation

Coconut trees grow slowly and are difficult to clone. Scientists at KU Leuven and the Alliance multiplied seedlings faster and conserved coconut genetic resources for the long term. This will help to preserve coconut tree biodiversity and meet the in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

DNA researchers develop critical shortcut to detect and identify known and emerging pathogens

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a sophisticated new tool that could help provide early warning of rare and unknown viruses in the environment and identify potentially deadly bacterial pathogens which cause sepsis, among other uses......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Gravity is launching an indoor charging hub in NYC with plans to scale

Electric vehicle fleet and infrastructure startup Gravity thinks it has cracked the code for urban EV charging infrastructure.  The company, which was founded in February this year, announced its construction project to convert an indoor parking gar.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Putting a face to Krijn, the Netherland"s oldest Neanderthal man

A group of paleo-anthropological artists at Kennis & Kennis Reconstructions have put their skills to good use—reconstructing the face of Krijn, the earliest known Neanderthal living in what was once Doggerland. The results have been included in Rij.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Loggers, landscapers face deadly danger felling trees in forests and urban areas

Tree felling—whether by professional loggers in a forest setting or by landscapers in urban and rural landscapes—is the most dangerous job in what are two of the most dangerous industries, according to Penn State researchers who conducted a new s.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Urban stormwater study finds little difference between managed, unmanaged flows

At a time when many municipalities are seeking to control urban stormwater by investing heavily in green infrastructure—such as water-quality ponds, infiltration basins, porous pavement and riparian plantings—a new study suggests that these expen.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 14th, 2021

A preliminary framework for better urban agroforestry

Today's cities don't have walls for protection like ancient ones, but they are separate from less urban and rural land. Most goods that city-dwellers purchase are brought in from rural farms and manufacturers. There is an active community of urban ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 14th, 2021

NYC food delivery workers face a "harrowing world"

New York City's app-based delivery workers—a lifeline to city residents during the COVID-19 pandemic—regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new report released S.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 14th, 2021

Homemade face masks work; effectiveness varies depending on how they are made

Since the spread of virus causing COVID-19 continues, experts recommended wearing homemade facemasks when surgical or N95 masks are not available to prevent the spread of the pandemic. While such makeshift masks are more economical and accessible in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 14th, 2021

Which species will be our urban neighbours?

All over the world, people are moving out of rural areas, and cities are growing. What will be the impact on resident species that live in these cities? Which will be our new plant and animal neighbors, which will have to leave town, and what does th.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 14th, 2021

Nikon Small World microscopy contest 2021: A few of our favorite images

Your annual reminder that science can be beautiful as well as informative. Enlarge / A small cnidarian called a hydra (green) has attached itself to the cocoon of a caddisfly. (credit: Yen Fook Chew) Microscopy is essential to many areas of sc.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 13th, 2021