January 17, 2022

California town launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ campaign to prevent wildfires

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 After the Camp Fire—the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history—burned over 153,000 acres and took at least 88 lives in November, the little Northern California town of Nevada City (population: 3,136) came up with a plan. To clear 450 acres of fire-prone, city-owned vegetation, the city would rent goats […]

CNN plans to fly drones over crowds to capture news from above

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BY SASHA LEKACH From Mashable CNN will soon be the flying news network. The company announced Wednesday that it had received a waiver form the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a drone over crowds of people. The Part 107 waiver the company was granted means CNN will be able to fly a 1.37-pound Vantage […]

California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake

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By GLENN CHAPMAN, AFP From Business Insider Napa (United States) (AFP) – A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California’s scenic Napa Valley wine country, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep. No deaths were reported. But authorities said some 130 people sought minor […]