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William R. Harris Dies at 79; Hoped to Curb Risks of Nuclear War

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.For nearly four decades, William R. Harris devoted his career to safeguarding his fellow citizens.As an international lawyer and a...

Biden Administration to Repeal Trump Rule Aimed at Curbing E.P.A.’s Power

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday moved to repeal a Trump-era regulation that it said weakened the government’s ability to curb air pollution that threatens public health and is driving climate change.Critics said the regulation distorted the costs...

Tesla’s U-turn on Bitcoin raises questions of the cryptocurrency’s stability.

Elon Musk has been a big cryptocurrency booster of late, even directing Tesla to buy $1.5 billion in Bitcoin for its corporate treasury earlier this year. On Thursday, he abruptly reversed course, tweeting that Tesla would stop accepting Bitcoin...

Crackdown on Emissions ‘Defeat Devices’ Has Amateur Racers Up in Arms

SEMA frames the federal position as a frightening recipe for overreach, in which the E.P.A. doesn’t allow any street car to become a racecar. That would end amateur racing, and in turn all racing, because there would be no...

Pipeline Hack Points to Growing Cybersecurity Risk for Energy System

In the past, energy companies typically kept the operational systems that run pipelines or power plants disconnected, or “air gapped,” from the broader internet, which meant that hackers could not easily gain access to the most critical infrastructure. But...

Gasoline Buying Fever Rages as Pipeline Company Begins Restart

While drivers scrambled for fuel, Colonial Pipeline said supplies would resume flowing from Texas to the East Coast in the coming days. Source link

A breakthrough for U.S. wind power

The Biden administration has promised to build up the offshore wind industry, and this week it began to make good on that pledge by granting final approval to the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, about 15 miles off...

What if Space Junk and Climate Change Become the Same Problem?

It’s easy to compare the space junk problem to climate change. Human activities leave too many dead satellites and fragments of machinery discarded in Earth orbit. If left unchecked, space junk could pose significant problems for future generations —...

How Hospitals Can Help Patients and the Planet

This article is part of our new series on the Future of Health Care, which examines changes in the medical field.As climate change moves from a model of the future to the reality of the present, health care systems...
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