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Covid-19 Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

In late July, the governor of Bali, Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, reopened the island to domestic tourists, including those from provinces hard hit by the coronavirus. Now the governor, I Wayan Koster, is paying the price. He disclosed this week that more than 20 workers at his official residence had tested positive for the […]

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Robert Gore, Inventor of Gore-Tex, Is Dead at 83

Robert Gore, a chemical engineer whose failed lab experiments with a polymer led unwittingly to the invention of Gore-Tex, the versatile, waterproof material used in ski jackets, aortic stent grafts and spacesuits, died on Sept. 17 at his vacation home in Cecil County, Md. He was 83. The cause was cancer, according to a statement […]

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Trump Administration To Announce Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

“The Forest Service’s environmental impact statement is junk science on assessing the impacts of releasing the carbon,” said Dominick DellaSala, chief scientist and president of Geos Institute, a nonprofit organization that studies climate change. “They are saying that the carbon that would be released by logging the timber is insignificant,” he said. “There’s no science […]