The Daily Populous

Friday November 5th, 2021 evening edition

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And farmers are increasingly concerned about the long-term health impacts of continually spraying chemicals on their fields.

A self-driving farm robot that kills 100,000 weeds an hour ... by laser.

“What we discovered relatively early on is that through the use of high-powered energy systems — so, lasers, which is essentially a way of delivering targeted energy — we can kill these weeds.

Weeds are getting harder to kill as herbicide-resistant varieties survive, forcing herbicide manufacturers to reformulate ever-more-potent chemicals.

“It’s important for us to be able to know weeds and crops because these farmers do rotations.

So in the first scenario, the carrots were the crop and everything that’s not a carrot you want to kill.

And so if you sit down with somebody and talk about, well, what kind of things are giving you a problem? »

Australian government refuses to join 40 nations phasing out coal, saying it won’t ‘wipe out industries’

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But supporters of the push said the formal commitment regarding coal remained a significant step – one that was unimaginable a few years ago.

The Paris agreement, the global climate deal signed in 2015, does not explicitly mention the need to stop using fossil fuels.

Twenty-one countries had for the first time committed to phasing out existing and not build new coal power, he said. »

Ubisoft Delays Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake Again, Along With Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland

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"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake, Rocksmith+ and Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland will be released in 2022-23.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake was previously delayed after its announcement in September last year.

Tom Clancy's The Division: Heartland was announced earlier this year, targeting an initial release window of late 2021/early 2022. »

Biracial family questioned by armed police at Denver airport after Southwest employee wrongly suspects human trafficking

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Mary MacCarthy said the suspicion was based on a “racist assumption” as she is white and her daughter is biracial.

Upon arriving in Denver, she and her daughter were surrounded by two armed police officers and a member of Southwest staff on the jet bridge, and were questioned separately.

Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Republican Senator John McCain, apologised for wrongly accusing a family at Phoenix airport in 2019. »

Newly released FBI tapes show white supremacist members of 'The Base' plotting terror attacks

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"We need to go back to the days of ... decimating Blacks and getting rid of them where they stand," Mathews said in one recording.

"If you see a bunch of Blacks sitting on some corner you f***ing shoot them.".

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified earlier this year that the number of domestic terrorism investigations into white supremacist individuals and groups has tripled since he joined the bureau in 2017. »