In many parts of the American southwest, a mesa is a flat topped geological formation known as a tableland. One of them is the Morman Mesa, a 149,000 acre tableland located above the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin Rivers, north of Las Vegas, Nevada. The area is under the control of the federal Bureau
There are fears “many thousands” of people will lose their jobs as the furlough scheme is gradually phased out – and the government is being urged to ensure those made redundant are given help to retrain. Changes from today mean employers will be asked to contribute 20% towards the salaries of those whose wages are
Something strange seems to be going on in the Conservative government. Recent weeks have seen ministers announce mandatory vaccination to enter nightclubs, speak supportively of businesses that demand workers are jabbed and moot the idea of barring students from university who’ve not been inoculated. Novel developments for members of the self-professed “freedom-loving” party. Please use
Bitcoin miner Zack Pettit skating on his work break at the SCATE Ventures mining facility in Dallesport, Washington. SCATE Ventures Inc. Nick Sears was 17 years old when he helped build a bitcoin mining farm in Dallesport, Washington. He was 18 when he was legally allowed to buy bitcoin for the first time. And now,
Discounted meals and cheaper cab rides will be offered to customers who get a COVID-19 jab, as part of a government-led attempt to boost the uptake of vaccines. Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among the brands that will offer incentives to encourage young people to get vaccinated. Almost three million under-30s are yet
Police fired tear gas at protesters in Paris amid fierce clashes at demonstrations against COVID vaccine passports. Protesters marched on the French capital to voice their displeasure at the introduction of vaccine passes starting on 9 August. Legislation was passed on Wednesday to require a proof of vaccination, recent recovery from the disease, or a
I recently wrote about a senseless law in Tyler, Texas, that banned residents from getting solar if the panels were visible to the public. Well, we have great news! That law has been changed. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported on July 28 that the City of Tyler removed its restriction on solar panel installations. The city
Researchers have now been able to see light being ejected from behind a supermassive black hole, 800 million light-years away from Earth. These light waves — called “echoes” — were detected in the form of X-rays, according to a study published in the Nature journal. Over a century ago, Albert Einstein predicted through his Theory
A team of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has discovered that obese mice, treated with the cytokine (a category of proteins) known as TSLP, reported significant fat and weight loss. Described as an “unforeseen finding,” researchers also said that the fat loss was in no way related to
Tesla has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over throttling battery capacity. The court hasn’t approved the settlement, but it is expected to be and will include a payment of $625 to each affected Tesla owner. Back in 2019, Electrek reported on several reports from Tesla owners about seeing significant drops in range from 12 to 30
This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s record earnings but coming with delays, a big new Tesla software update, Tesla’s retail shift, and more. The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder,
Infrastructure stocks took off late this week as a bill backed by President Joe Biden cleared another key hurdle. Late Wednesday, the Senate voted to advance the infrastructure bill, which includes $550 billion in new spending for such projects as moving the country to clean energy reliance, building roads and rails and expanding internet access.
In this article SRG-IT ENEL-IT The CEO of Italian infrastructure giant Snam on Friday outlined a vision for the future of hydrogen, saying the “beauty” of it was that it could be easily stored and transported. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe,” Marco Alverà spoke about how current systems would be used to facilitate the
Prince George arrives at St Mary’s Hospital to meet his new baby sister, accompanied by his Dad, Prince William.
The European Super League can be seen as the major European clubs gaining even greater power within the game. But the need to stay competitive and the economic damage caused by the COVID pandemic, has left even the giants of Europe in a precarious financial position. Sky’s Business Correspondent Paul Kelso has been looking at
Dwayne Johnson describes his unique relationship with his ex-wife, who serves as his manager
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk has said he “had a small heart attack” but will “be back soon” after he collapsed on set earlier this week. The 58-year-old was taken to hospital on Tuesday while filming the Breaking Bad spin-off show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He tweeted on Friday: “Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you.
Netflix has released the first image of Imelda Staunton portraying the Queen in the forthcoming series of The Crown. The 65-year-old actress is following in the footsteps of Olivia Colman and Claire Foy to play the monarch in the award-winning drama about the Royal Family. Filming is reported to have started in the UK earlier
A US government watchdog on Friday sided with NASA over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting a protest filed by Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc. The companies had challenged the $2.9 billion award to Elon Musk’s SpaceX for the lander, arguing NASA was required to make multiple awards. The Government