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Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

Technology
A volcano near the Philippine capital is spewing lava half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes constantly as tens of thousands of people flee villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ashBy JOEAL CALUPITAN and JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJanuary 14, 2020, 10:05 AM4 min readTAGAYTAY, Philippines -- A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Government work was suspended and schools were closed in a number of towns and cities, including Manila, because of the health risks from the ash. Hundreds of flights were canceled of delayed, affecting tens of thousands of passengers. The continuous restivene...
High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry

High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry

Health
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could be crippled if federal policymakers move ahead with draft regulations. Licenses for hemp cultivation topped a half-million acres (200,000 hectares) last year, more than 450% above 2018 levels, so there's intense interest in the rules the U.S. government is creating. Critical comments on the draft have poured in from hemp farmers, processors, retailers and state governments. Growers are concerned the government wants to use a heavy hand that could result in many crops failing required tests and being destroyed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency writing the rules, estimates 20% of hemp lots w...
Bombay High Court will hear Kotak Bank’s plea against RBI on March 6

Bombay High Court will hear Kotak Bank’s plea against RBI on March 6

Finance
The Bombay High Court will hear the case filed by Kotak Mahindra Bank against central banker the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on March 6. As per the Bombay High Court website, the division bench of Justice SC Dharmadhikari and Justice RI Chagla has posted the hearing in March. “Due to paucity of time the matter is adjourned to March 6,” said the division bench in its order, further adding, “In case any ad-interim/interim relief is operating till today, the said order will continue to operate till the next date. If ad-interim/interim relief is not granted for a limited period, the said order will remain unaffected.” In December 2018, Kotak Mahindra Bank had moved to the court after the central banker had rejected its proposal to issue perpetual non-convertible preference shares to comply wit
New high school puts focus on environment, climate change

New high school puts focus on environment, climate change

Technology
A new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restorationBy STACEY PLAISANCE Associated PressJanuary 6, 2020, 9:53 AM4 min readNEW ORLEANS -- A new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restoration, anticipating a future with ongoing climate change and sea level rise. New Harmony High School opened in the fall of 2018 and currently serves about 100 south Louisiana students, including 14-year-old Mei Miller. She commutes 30 miles (50 kilometers) one-way from her home in Slidell, Louisiana, to attend New Harmony. Though just a freshman, Miller said, she already knows she would like to be an engineer working on renewable energy sources and coastal restoration. “I think that things like wind turbin
34 states reported high flu activity as 2019 drew to a close

34 states reported high flu activity as 2019 drew to a close

Health
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Puerto Rico, New York City, Washington, D.C. and 34 states across the country reported "high" flu activity as 2019 came to a close, according to the latest report from the Centers Disease Control and Prevention. In all, the agency noted in its latest FluView data, released Friday, there have been at least 6.4 million Americans sickened so far during the current flu season. This has resulted in an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths, through December 28, the CDC added. The surge in cases during the most recent period -- through December 21, the CDC had estimated that 4.6 million Americans had contracted the influenza virus -- was likely fueled by high flu activity in nearly three dozen states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorad...