Fishers in a south-west Victorian coastal town underpinned by a multi-million-dollar fishing industry are worried that decades of offshore seismic testing by gas and oil companies are significantly harming the marine environment they rely on.
- More than 150 seismic surveys have been done in Victorian waters since the 1960s
- Fishers and a local council oppose more tests due to concerns about the impact on marine life
- Studies show seismic signals can damage sout…
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This was simply pushing a reset button, Mr. Harrison said. This is good governance and should have no operational impact.
H.H.S. has long eyed the rule-making process as ripe for revision. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who preceded Dr. Hahn as commissioner, spent much of his nearly two years as head of the agency fending off the new policy, which has been on the conservative agenda for many years. The day before he left office, he added his own signature to a key tobacco and vaping rule that had been sig…
569 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 26 additional deaths – WCVB Boston
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.
BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 125,139.
There were 21,298 new molecular tests conducted, with a 2.67% daily positive rate.
State health officials also confirmed 26 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,085.
About 3.33 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state to more…
Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over ‘critical’ Windows bug – TechCrunch
The bug can give attackers full control of an entire network in seconds.
Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit has issued a rare emergency alert to government departments after the recent disclosure of a “critical”-rated security vulnerability in server versions of Microsoft Windows.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, better known as CISA, issued an alert late on Friday requiring all federal departments and agencies to “immediately” patch any Windows servers vulnerable to the so-called Zerologon attack by Monday, citing an “unacceptable …
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