Saturday, 24 June 2017

Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off

Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off

The imminent carving of the vast iceberg is "one of the most dramatic displays of the destruction Exxon and their peers in the fossil fuel industry have unleashed upon the planet."
Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/larsen-c-ice-shelf-exxon-2446771645.html?source=Snapzu

SpaceX successfully launches and lands a used rocket for the second time

SpaceX successfully launches and lands a used rocket for the second time

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 rocket for the second time. The rocket’s first stage — the 14-story-tall core that houses the fuel and the rocket’s main engines — touched down on one of the company’s autonomous drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from a launchpad at nearby Cape Canaveral, Florida. It’s the 12th time SpaceX has successfully landed one of these rocket stages out of 17 attempts, and the seventh time it’s performed the feat at sea.
Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/23/15861622/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-landing-success-buglariasat?source=Snapzu

Friday, 23 June 2017

Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period. Telemarketers are prohibited from making prerecorded phone calls to people without prior consent. It's also illegal to deliberately falsify caller ID with the intent to harm or defraud consumers.
Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533970545/man-accused-of-making-millions-of-robocalls-faces-biggest-ever-fcc-fine?source=Snapzu

Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest

Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest

Some 30 boys have worn skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts. The pupils from ISCA Academy in Exeter asked permission to modify their uniform because of the hot weather. One of the boys who took part in the protest said: "We're not allowed to wear shorts, and I'm not sitting in trousers all day, it's a bit hot."
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-40364632?source=Snapzu

Vancouver Steps Towards a Ban on Coffee Cups and Foam Containers

Vancouver Steps Towards a Ban on Coffee Cups and Foam Containers

With a public consultation taking place over the summer, Vancouver is looking to reduce the amount of coffee cups, plastic bags and various foam take-out containers in city dumps. The consultation will outline the various strategies available to reduce single-use waste and bans are not being ruled out.
Read more: https://www.sp-bx.com/vancouver-takes-further-steps-towards-a-ban-on-coffee-cups-and-foam-containers/?source=Snapzu

Pa. Supreme Court rules police dash cam videos are public

Pa. Supreme Court rules police dash cam videos are public

In a decision that opens up public access to police videos, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled state police dashboard camera footage of the aftermath of a car crash must be released under the state's Right-to-Know Law. Although it recognized there may be situations when police videos cannot be released because they are part of investigations, the Supreme Court found there's no blanket rule against releasing such recordings.
Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-state-police-dashcam-public-records-decision-20170620-story.html?source=Snapzu

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake off of Guatemala's Pacific coast, USGS says

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake off of Guatemala's Pacific coast, USGS says

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off of Guatemala's Pacific coast Thursday, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake was recorded at about 24 miles (38 km) from the city of Puerto San Jose, according to the USGS.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/americas/guatemala-earthquake/index.html?source=Snapzu

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