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Congress Is Hearing From the Teamsters About Driverless Trucks

Alexis Georgeson/Tesla Motors via ZUMA This is sort of fascinating: In its race to embrace driverless vehicles, Washington has cleared away regulatory hurdles for auto companies and brushed aside consumer warnings about the risk of crashes and hacking….New Trump administration regulations don’t require industry to submit certain safety assessments, leaving it voluntary. And legislation —…

Scientists Are Desperately Trying to Figure Out How Long We Have Until “Doomsday Glaciers” Melt

The Getz Ice Shelf in West AntarcticaNASA/Jeremy Harbeck This story was originally published by Grist appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the tip of South America, two glaciers hold human civilization hostage. Stretching across a frozen plain more than 150 miles long,…