Brazil president blames NGOs for Amazon fires

By Anthony Boadle and Eduardo Simoes | Reuters BRASILIA – Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding. Environment and climate experts disputed his unfounded claim as a “smoke screen” to hide the dismantling of protections for the world’s largest tropical rainforest and said farmers clearing land were the cause of a surge in forest fires. “Everything indicates” that NGOs are going to the Amazon to “set fire” to the forest, Bolsonaro said in a Facebook Live broadcast. When asked if he had evidence to back up his claims, he said… Read More

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Scientists at an aquarium just figured out how to save Florida’s ‘Great Barrier Reef’

Scientists in Florida may have just saved the the third largest coral reef on the planet. Florida Aquarium Senior Coral Scientist Keri O’Neil, aka “The Coral Whisperer,” and her team of researchers today announced they’d successfully spawned Atlantic coral in a laboratory – the first time this has been accomplished. The implications for their work will almost certainly save “America’s Barrier Reef,” and will probably have a huge impact on efforts to resuscitate coral populations around the world. Not bad for a group of people who’ve spent the last few years teaching sex ed. Coral colonies throughout the world’s oceans… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Chrome, Firefox, and Safari updated to block Kazakhstan government spying

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Thomas Jackson) Major browser makers are blocking the use of a root certificate that Kazakhstan’s government has used to intercept Internet traffic. Mozilla and Google issued a joint announcement today saying that “the companies deployed technical solutions within Firefox and Chrome to block the Kazakhstan government’s ability to intercept Internet traffic within the country.” Each company is deploying “a technical solution unique to its browser,” they said. Apple told Ars that it is also blocking the ability to use the certificate to intercept Internet traffic. Read 23 remaining paragraphs | Comments …read more Source:: Ars Technica       

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Goldman Sachs plans to recruit more than 100 coders to its trading division as part of the bank’s largest hiring spree in years (GS)

Goldman Sachs is looking to recruit more than 100 coders for its trading business as part of the firm’s biggest hire spree in years, according to Bloomberg. Adam Korn, the co-head of engineering for Goldman’s trading division, told Bloomberg that the bank wants to hire people who can help automate components of its trading business. Wall Street banks have been forced to adapt their trading divisions in recent years as new technology has changed how markets are made. Visit the Markets Insider homepage for more stories. Goldman Sachs is reportedly about to embark on its largest hiring spree in years. And it’s looking for coders — a lot of them.… Read More

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