The Daily Populous

Friday October 30th, 2020 day edition

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Flash Forest , the Canadian startup behind the project, plans to use its technology to plant 40,000 trees in the area this month.

By the end of the year, as it expands to other regions, it will plant hundreds of thousands of trees.

By 2028, the startup aims to have planted a full 1 billion trees.

Existing forests need to be protected while new trees are planted; right now, that isn’t working well.

“There are a lot of different attempts to tackle reforestation,” says Flash Forest cofounder and chief strategy officer Angelique Ahlstrom.

“But despite all of them, they’re still failing, with a net loss of 7 billion trees every year.”.

Drones don’t address deforestation, which is arguably an even more critical issue than planting trees, since older trees can store much more carbon. »

'Fireball' that fell to Earth is full of pristine extraterrestrial organic compounds, scientists say

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A fireball that fell to Earth in 2018 contains “pristine extraterrestrial organic compounds” that could help tell us how life formed, scientists say.

The meteor arrived on Earth in January 2018, as a streaking fireball visible across the sky of the US Midwest.

That could help researchers in their quest to understand how the organic compounds that helped life form arrived on Earth. »

Coyotes Renounce Rights to Mitchell Miller

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"We have decided to renounce the rights to Mitchell Miller, effective immediately," said Coyotes' President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez.

"I fully support our decision to renounce Mitchell Miller's draft rights," said Coyotes' General Manager Bill Armstrong.

In addition, the Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation will look to partner with local non-profit organizations fighting bullying and racism. »

Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi to race on with Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in 2021

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Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will extend the relationship with Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi to a third season as the driver pairing is confirmed for the team for the 2021 Formula One world championship.

Kimi Räikkönen: “Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN is more than a team to me, it is like a second family.

His work ethic, commitment to the team and contagious enthusiasm are a huge asset for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN. »

Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan to $14 today, premium tier increasing to $18

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Netflix is introducing price hikes for its US subscribers today, increasing its standard plan to $14 a month and its premium tier to $18 a month.

Industry insiders have long anticipated another round of price hikes at Netflix, which last increased subscription fees in the United States in January 2019.

At the time, analyst Ross Benes, who covers Netflix for eMarketer, told The Verge that Netflix is still underpriced. »