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In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

Supported by In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note. Image Lime was one of three electric-scooter start-ups that participated in a pilot project in Portland, Ore. Over the four-month program, Portlanders took 700,369 scooter rides.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters By Kate Conger Jan. 15, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — The e-scooter boom ...

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Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Netherlands’ Utrecht University additionally found that the accelerated melting ...

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China Sentences a Canadian, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, to Death

Supported by China Sentences a Canadian, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, to Death Image Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given the death penalty by a Chinese court on Monday. He had appealed a 15-year prison sentence for drug smuggling.CreditCreditIntermediate Peoples’ Court of Dalian By Chris Buckley Jan. 14, 2019 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 BEIJING — China’s ...

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PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

Supported by PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires Image Pacific Gas and Electric workers in Paradise, Calif., on Monday. The company, facing billions of dollars in liability claims from two years of wildfires, sees bankruptcy protection as “the only viable option.”CreditCreditTalia Herman for The New York Times ...

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Dark Matter Hunters Are Looking Inside Rocks for New Clues

In nearly two dozen underground laboratories scattered all over the earth, using vats of liquid or blocks of metal and semiconductors, scientists are looking for evidence of dark matter. Their experiments are getting more complicated, and the search is getting more precise, yet aside from a much-contested signal coming from ...

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