Four Lessons From AT&T On Climate Resilience And Business Continuity

As leaders at AT&T work to mitigate climate change and adapt to its pending impacts, the reality of climate change on business becomes evident. Extreme weather, biodiversity loss, and natural disasters stand out among global risks the organization—and many others—face. For executives shaping long-term business strategy, it’s a reality they can’t afford to ignore.

“It’s not just AT&T. I’m seeing this more and more in all kinds of industries where companies are saying, ‘If this is the reality, then let’s prepare for it, let’s deal with it,’” says Antoine Diffloth, director of data insights in the Chief Data Office at AT&T.

As one of the world’s largest telecom companies by market cap, AT&T’s essential infrastructure, including cell towers and base stations, stands vulnerable to climate change impacts. In response, the telecom giant engaged in a pioneering public-private collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

Together, they developed

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What is R-90? Washington sex ed bill explained

Referendum 90 requires public schools in Washington state to provide sexual health education to all students.

SEATTLE — One of the high profile issues on the ballot in Washington state this November is Referendum 90, which involves the future of sex education in schools.

In the spring, the state legislature passed and Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5395 concerning comprehensive sexual health education. The bill would require school districts to adopt or develop, consistent with state standards, comprehensive, age-appropriate sexual health education for all students. Parents can request that their child be excused from the instruction.

A grassroots effort gathered enough signatures in June to force the issue of sex education in public schools to be decided by voters.

In an exclusive KING 5 poll, nearly 600 likely voters were asked how they would vote on Referendum 90. Of those polled, 52% said they would approve it and make

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The rarest primate on Earth is in danger. A rope bridge could help it survive


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In a nature reserve in China, wild gibbons have been swinging and climbing their way across a rope bridge. It seems like a pastime any primate would embrace. But the bridge isn’t there for ape amusement. It’s there to help a critically endangered species survive.  

The Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) faces high extinction rates due to habitat loss and hunting, with only about 30 of the animals alive today, according to the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, a Hong Kong conservation group that’s spearheaded an effort to preserve the primates.     

The group just published a study detailing how the gibbons, considered the rarest primate on Earth, have reacted to the first artificial canopy bridge installed to help them traverse forest gaps that can impact their dispersal, foraging and even breeding opportunities. Deforestation, typhoons and landslides can all fragment forests, making it difficult for primates

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Belmont University in Nashville prepares for final Trump-Biden debate

In less than a week, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off for the second and final presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election – and the stage is set.

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The debate, organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates, will take place in the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville from 8 to 9:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday – 11 days before the election.

“While the debate itself will only last 90 minutes, the lessons imparted and the experiences that folks are having around this will last for a lifetime,” Belmont University President Bob Fisher said during a news conference Friday. “We believe it’s our responsibility as an institution of higher education to host events like this and to create forums where our country can make those decisions about our future.”

After a debate scheduled for

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Squadrons Crams Tons of Fun in a Tiny Cockpit

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I’m flying through the Nadiri Dockyards, where the New Republic constructs warships to take on the ever-expanding Galactic Empire. In my X-Wing starfighter, I’m being followed by an enemy TIE Bomber set on turning me into space dust. Hit after hit knocks out my shield until I decide to hide behind an asteroid, kill the engine, and watch as they zoom by, landing right in my sights. “You’re a galactic pain in my ass!” I scream to my silent squadmates when the shot connects, leaving only a shower of sparks and debris as evidence of my deft maneuver. It’s my fifth kill in a row, the final kill of the match, and the last one needed to win the dogfight by a single point. I realize I’m on the edge of my seat and slump back into my chair, basking in the feeling of a job

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Lafayette College closes buildings, suspends sports because of increase in positive cases

Lafayette College has closed its library and recreation center and has suspended all sports because of an increase of students testing positing for COVID-19.

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Lafayette College has suspended sports and closed its library and recreation center after an increase in students testing positive for COVID-19.

According to Lafayette’s COVID-19 dashboard, seven students tested positive Saturday and an additional three tested positive Sunday. Three students also tested positive last week.


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In a message to the campus community, Lafayette said the students are being quarantined as the college conducts contact tracing. To date, there have been 19 positive student cases on campus, according to the dashboard.

The Easton college also said it was suspending all eat-in dining and serving meals to-go. Additional cleaning of high-use areas are also being done. The suspensions went into place over the weekend.

On Saturday, director of health

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Hospitalised COVID-19 patients can have ongoing symptoms for months – study

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LONDON (Reuters) – More than half of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital still experienced symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression for two to three months after their initial infection, according to the findings of a small UK study.

The research, led by scientists at Britain’s Oxford University, looked at the long-term impact of COVID-19 in 58 patients hospitalised with the pandemic disease.

It found that some patients have abnormalities in multiple organs after being infected with the novel coronavirus and that persistent inflammation caused problems for some for months.

The study has not been peer-reviewed by other scientists but was published before review on the MedRxiv website.

“These findings underscore the need to further explore the physiological processes associated with

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6 Russian military officers charged with a worldwide cyberattack

Six Russian military officers have been charged in what the Justice Department says was a hacking scheme to attack several major foreign powers, former Soviet republics and subvert investigations into nefarious activities by the Kremlin.

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US Department of Justice seal is displayed on a podium during a news conference to announce money laundering charges against HSBC on December 11, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

The alleged cyberattackers hacked into software using destructive malware to black out thousands of computers and cause nearly $1 billion in losses, and were intended to support Russian government efforts to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize worldwide computer networks, the Justice Department said.


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The alleged hackers are officers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), a military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Monday’s charges allege some of the most consequential

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San Antonio’s Trinity University ranked 3rd best in Texas, study says

A recent ranking from Wallethub ranked Trinity University as one of the best colleges in Texas.

On Monday, the personal finance website released its report on the top colleges and universities for 2021, listing the San Antonio institution as the third best in Texas. Overall, Trinity ranked 61 out of 500 colleges and universities in the United States.

In Texas, Rice University claimed the top spot while the University of Texas at Austin took second. In the United States, the study listed the former as the seventh-best college and the latter at No. 48. Harvard and Yale were named the top two schools in the country.

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To determine the ranking, Wallethub compared more than 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 30 key measures. The study grouped the data

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WATCH LIVE: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to collect sample from asteroid Bennu

Imagine parallel parking a 15-passenger van into just two to three parking spaces surrounded by two-story boulders. On Oct. 20, a University of Arizona-led NASA mission 16 years in the making will attempt the astronomical equivalent more than 200 million miles away.

A NASA mission called OSIRIS-REx will soon attempt to touch the surface of an asteroid and collect loose rubble.

Watch the sample collection “Touch-And-Go” maneuver Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. ET in the player above.

OSIRIS-REx is the United States’ first asteroid sample return mission, aiming to collect and carry a pristine, unaltered sample from an asteroid back to Earth for scientific study. The spacecraft will attempt to touch the surface of the asteroid Bennu, which is hurtling through space at 63,000 miles per hour. If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft will deploy an 11-foot-long robotic arm called TAGSAM – Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism –

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