Sarah Shah, Jeff Brady, Rob Stein discussed on Here and Now


Lie from NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying the U. S. Is facing another mass shooting this time at a light rail yard in San Jose, California Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Russell Davis says a gunman opened fire on co workers at the Valley Transportation Authority really are this morning, killing eight people and injuring others. It's still unclear how the shooter died. Davis says Law enforcement's now investigating reports of bomb threat We received information that there are explosive devices that are located inside the building that being said we activated our bomb squad, which is currently out on scene. Trying determine pretty much We're trying to clear out every room in every crevice of that building, ensure that the public safety is rest assured if you open up that building later on in the near future VT facilities located in Santa Clara County, home to Silicon Valley. Dramatic win for an activist shareholder marks a historic defeat for Exxon Mobil. Today, a small hedge fund called Injun, Number one managed to elect two of its candidates to the oil giant's board. A major victory for activist investors who've been pressuring Exxon Mobil and other companies for decades to reduce their carbon emissions. Meanwhile, climate change activists are also hailing a significant legal victory against Royal Dutch Shell. NPR's Jeff Brady reports, a Dutch court ruled the oil giant must cut its greenhouse gas emissions faster than planned. The district court in The Hague, where shall is based ruled the oil company must reduce climate warming greenhouse gas emissions 45% by the end of the decade, based on 2019 levels. Sarah Shah, from friends of the Earth International called the decision a massive victory that likely will prompt others to file similar cases. And all hope is really that this verdict will trigger a wave of climate litigation. It's big polluters to force them to stop extracting and burning fossil fuels. A Shell spokesperson says The company already is investing billions in low carbon energy, including electric vehicle charging hydrogen, renewable energy and bio fuels. The company calls the decision disappointing and says it plans to appeal. Jeff Brady, NPR News and influential group of scientists is out with new, controversial guidelines that removed Longstanding barrier to stem cell research. Here's NPR's Rob Stein, the International Society for Stem Cell Research is new guidelines scrapped the so called 14 Day rule. For decades. That rule prohibited scientist from conducting experiments on living human embryos beyond two weeks of development, But the new guidelines say that could be allowed If there is broad societal agreement, such experiments are valuable..

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