EU warns Musk to beef up Twitter controls ahead of new rules

EU warns Musk to beef up Twitter controls ahead of new rules

LONDON — A top European Union official warned Elon Musk on Wednesday that Twitter needs to beef up measures to protect users from hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content to avoid violating new rules that threaten tech giants with big fines or even a ban in the 27-nation block Thierry Breton, the EU’s commissioner … Read more

Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8 million chickens in Nebraska

Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8 million chickens in Nebraska

Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm in the latest sign that the outbreak that has already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide continues to spread. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the state’s 13th case of … Read more

America’s Billion-Dollar Tree Problem Is Spreading

America’s Billion-Dollar Tree Problem Is Spreading

Fast-growing, drought-tolerant trees are slowly spreading across grasslands on every continent except Antarctica. Given how desperate we are to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, millions of new saplings sprouting each year might seem like a good thing. But in reality, their spread across vulnerable grasslands and shrublands is upending ecosystems and livelihoods. As these areas … Read more

To Ditch Pesticides, Scientists Are Hacking Insects’ Sex Signals

To Ditch Pesticides, Scientists Are Hacking Insects’ Sex Signals

Proving that this way of producing pheromones works, and that they’re effective, has taken almost a decade. “We are now looking at scaling up the process and introducing them in the market,” says L√∂fstedt. This research also opens the door to using sex disruption to protect other commodity crops from pests. “It should be possible … Read more

After-effects of Covid-19, Europe war still unfolding, warrant vigil: RBI Governor

After-effects of Covid-19, Europe war still unfolding, warrant vigil: RBI Governor

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has cautioned that the after-effects of the shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Europe and the aggressive tightening of monetary policy across countries are still unfolding and would warrant constant vigil. He felt that the research function of the Bank must remain prepared to respond to … Read more

Wheat acreage till Nov 18 up 15% YoY, record open market prices spur sowing

Wheat acreage till Nov 18 up 15% YoY, record open market prices spur sowing

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Here’s how much more Thanksgiving dinner will cost you this year

Here’s how much more Thanksgiving dinner will cost you this year

In early November, Hays Culbreth’s mother sent a poll to a few family members. She said she could only afford to make two sides for their group of 15 this Thanksgiving and asked them each to vote for their favorites. Culbreth guesses green beans and macaroni and cheese will make the cut, but his favorite … Read more

New Zealand targets cow burps to help reduce global warming

New Zealand targets cow burps to help reduce global warming

PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand — How do you stop a cow from burping? It might sound like the start of a humorous riddle, but it’s the subject of a huge scientific inquiry in New Zealand. And the answer could have profound effects on the health of the planet. More specifically, the question is how to … Read more

Truffles Are Becoming Even More Expensive. Blame Climate Change

Truffles Are Becoming Even More Expensive.  Blame Climate Change

“The biggest finding that we had was that truffles were responding to these hot and dry summers,” says Steidinger. He and colleagues found that a temperature anomaly of just 3 degrees Celsius was enough to stop the production of truffle fruiting bodies altogether. As tree-growing seasons shortened, truffles also tended to get smaller. The relationship … Read more

Why Monsoon, Markets, And MSP Could Give A Boost To BJP In Rural Gujarat

Why Monsoon, Markets, And MSP Could Give A Boost To BJP In Rural Gujarat

Note many may know that Gujarat leaves most of the other states behind in agriculture. While the nation hovers around single digit growth for the agriculture sector, Gujarat has consistently maintained a double digit growth rate, and agricultural revenue has seen an exponential growth over the past two decades. Around 65 per cent of the … Read more