Saturday, 29 April 2017

Oil, tech giants tell Trump to stay in Paris deal

Oil, tech giants tell Trump to stay in Paris deal

Oil giants BP and Shell and a group of utilities and tech companies are pushing President Trump to stay in the Paris climate deal. In a letter sent to Trump on Wednesday, the firms said the deal benefits U.S. companies by putting them on an even playing field with foreign competitors, creates jobs through clean energy work and minimizes the risks climate change poses to them.
Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/330621-oil-tech-giants-tell-trump-to-stay-in-paris-deal?source=Snapzu

Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the first step in its plan to kill net neutrality — reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. Doing so will remove many regulations placed on big cable companies, allowing them to erect barriers and tolls that impede the free movement of data around the internet. You won’t hear Comcast or Verizon complaining, of course — this benefits them.
Read more: http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/27/15447394/fcc-net-neutrality-roll-back-startups-letter-y-combinator?source=Snapzu

Huge Arctic report ups estimates of sea-level rise

Huge Arctic report ups estimates of sea-level rise

Report prompts warnings that the polar region is 'unravelling'. By Jeff Tollefson.
Read more: https://www.nature.com/news/huge-arctic-report-ups-estimates-of-sea-level-rise-1.21911?source=Snapzu

‘Go Back To Your Country’: Egyptian Student Killed in ‘Racist’ Germany Car Attack

‘Go Back To Your Country’: Egyptian Student Killed in ‘Racist’ Germany Car Attack

German authorities have launched an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Egyptian student in the German city of Cottbus. New witnesses claim the student was racially abused by the passengers of a car that struck her and left her fatally injured in the German city of Cottbus. According to German media, Shaden Mohamed Al-Gohari was struck by a car in a hit-and-run as she crossed the road in the German city on 18 April. Shaden was transported to hospital but later passed away due to the serious injuries she sustained from the hit-and-run.
Read more: https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/04/28/go-back-to-your-country-egyptian-student-killed-in-racist-germany-car-attack/?source=Snapzu

Google’s and Intertrust’s new PatentShield helps startups fight patent litigation in return for equity

Google’s and Intertrust’s new PatentShield helps startups fight patent litigation in return for equity

Google and Intertrust today announced the launch of PatentShield, a new program that aims to help defend startups from patent litigation — in return for a stake in those companies. The basic idea here is to give startups that join the program ownership of a selection of patents from Google’s and Intertrust’s portfolio that they can then use as a deterrent against potential patent litigation from established players in their fields.
Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/googles-and-intertrusts-new-patentshield-helps-startups-fight-patent-litigation-in-return-for-equity/?source=Snapzu

Senators and Movement Leaders Introduce 100 Percent Clean Energy Bill

Senators and Movement Leaders Introduce 100 Percent Clean Energy Bill

The legislation comes ahead of the People's Climate March on April 29th. Washington, D.C. -- On Thursday, ahead of the People's Climate March on Saturday, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Ed Markey stood beside movement leaders to introduce legislation that will completely phase out fossil fuel use by 2050. The “100 by ‘50 Act” outlines a bold plan to support workers and to prioritize low-income communities while replacing oil, coal and gas with clean energy sources like wind and solar.
Read more: http://www.alternet.org/environment/senators-and-movement-leaders-introduce-100-percent-clean-energy-bill?source=Snapzu

U.S. Signals Possible Airstrikes in Somalia by Asking Aid Groups for Their Locations

U.S. Signals Possible Airstrikes in Somalia by Asking Aid Groups for Their Locations

A letter obtained by The Intercept asks NGOs to provide coordinates, as the U.S. military appears to be planning for a wider campaign against the Shabab. By Samuel Oakford.
Read more: https://theintercept.com/2017/04/28/u-s-signals-possible-airstrikes-in-somalia-by-asking-aid-groups-for-their-locations/?source=Snapzu

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