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October 17, 2017 The good news and bad news about today’s massive Wi-Fi bugSource: The Verge
The good news is Krack is a wide but shallow bug: nearly every device that uses Wi-Fi is vulnerable,
October 17, 2017 California Declares Emergency in Fight Against Hepatitis A OutbreakSource: KQED
California health officials will order a big batch of hepatitis A vaccine this week, after Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency to combat one of the state’s biggest outbreaks of the liver infection in two decades.
October 16, 2017 Qualcomm asks China to ban Apple iPhonesSource: CNBC
Qualcomm filed lawsuits in China, seeking to halt the manufacture and sale of Apple iPhones in the country, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
October 16, 2017 Coal power plant closures ramp up in spite of White House plansSource: Engaget
The Trump administration may hope that it can reverse coal power's decline by ending the Clean Power Plan and other eco-friendly efforts, but the industry's moves suggest otherwise.
October 16, 2017 Puerto Rico's Water Crisis Is More Complicated Than You ThinkSource: Newsy
The lead Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee wants an investigation into water contamination in Puerto Rico. That's after a CNN report said the island's water authority is distributing water from a hazardous waste...
A security protocol at the heart of most modern Wi-Fi devices, including computers, phones, and routers, has been broken, putting almost every wireless-enabled device at risk of attack.
October 16, 2017 Op-Ed: Studies show hydraulic fracturing is safe – in Texas and all over the countrySource: MRT.Com
Ms. Leeder’s claim that “long-term studies on the impact” of hydraulic fracturing on water systems “are not available at this time” is simply not true. Researchers have investigated that topic for years, and their studies...
October 16, 2017 Wild is the wind: the resource that could power the worldSource: The Guardian
Wind isn’t just mysterious, destructive and exhilarating – capturing just 2% of it would solve the planet’s energy needs at a stroke. And as the windiest country in Europe, Britain is at the forefront of this green revolutio
WASHINGTON – Greenhouse gas emissions from America’s largest industrial facilities fell 2 percent in 2016 to 2.99 billion tonnes, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the...
- U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked to the chemical.
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