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Report outlines problems U.S. will likely face from climate change

Report outlines problems U.S. will likely face from climate change

Science
Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Climate change will have a far-reaching affect on the U.S. if more is not done to combat it, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The report, released Friday and mandated by a 1990 law, outlined a number of challenges the U.S. could face if global climate change is left unmitigated. It also said climate change is already affecting the country. "The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country. ... Future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges to prosperity posed by aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality," the report said in its summary findings. Some effects may be felt so...
All isn't lost for banks under PCA as their retail loan pie jumps 400 bps to 19%: Report

All isn't lost for banks under PCA as their retail loan pie jumps 400 bps to 19%: Report

Finance
MUMBAI: The 11 state-run banks, which are under the Reserve Bank's prompt corrective action (PCA) framework, has seen a 400 basis points increase in their share of retail loans at 19 percent of the system in the four years ending September 2018, says a report. The Reserve Bank began to place state-run banks under PCA framework first time in September 2016, when their NPAs soared beyond the regulatory tolerance levels. But the present data is for the period between March 2015 when their retail share was only from 15 percent and September 2018 when it rose to 19 percent, according to American brokerage Jefferies. A report by the brokerage said Friday it is often misreported that banks under PCA aren't allowed to grow (gross loans have indeed fallen 10 percent since March 2015). "Yet their re...
Bengals remove Mixon from injury report

Bengals remove Mixon from injury report

Sports
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was removed from the team's injury report on Friday. Mixon was a surprise addition to the injury report on Thursday when he was limited in practice due to a knee injury, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that Mixon "looks all systems go" for Sunday's game at the Baltimore Ravens. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who is dealing with a toe injury that forced him to sit out last week's lopsided loss against New Orleans, was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Green is not expected to play Sunday. He has 45 receptions and six touchdowns, including three scoring passes in the earlier matchup against Baltimore. Thursday's knee issue to Mixon appeared to be a setback for the second-year running back, who missed a pair of games earlier t...
Illegal emissions threaten to undermine UN's optimistic ozone report

Illegal emissions threaten to undermine UN's optimistic ozone report

Science
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Despite news reports of an improving ozone layer, uncertainty over the impacts of illegal chlorofluorocarbon emissions threatens to undermine the longterm success of the Montreal Protocol. Earlier this week, the United Nations issued a press release confirming the Earth's ozone layer continues to heal. The release called the news a "ray of hope" in the wake of urgent warnings about the risks of global warming. But the report itself revealed serious concerns -- concerns parties to the Montreal Protocol are discussing this week at meetings in Quito, Ecuador. Last year, reports revealed a surprising uptick in CFC-11 emissions, an ozone-depleting gas banned under the Montreal Protocol. Followup investigations suggested the Chinese foam industry is responsible for the rise in C...
Facebook used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, says report

Facebook used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, says report

Technology
Facebook has said it agrees with a report that found it had failed to prevent its platform being used to "incite offline violence" in Myanmar.The independent report, commissioned by Facebook, said the platform had created an "enabling environment" for the proliferation of human rights abuse.It comes after widespread violence against the Rohingya minority which the UN has said may amount to genocide. The report said Facebook would have to "get it right" before 2020 elections.Facebook has more than 18 million users in Myanmar. For many, the social media site is their main or only way of getting and sharing news.The network said it had made progress in tackling its problems in Myanmar but that there was "more to do". Last year, the ...