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The driverless revolution confronts a hacking menace

From the streets of Pittsburgh to San Francisco, cities are testing self-driving cars that aim to transform the movement of people and packages. The innovation is at the vanguard of electric car technology. How do cities and auto companies defend against malicious hackers?
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Unintended consequences: Climate-hacking poses big ethical questions

As the effects of climate change begin to take a tangible toll, should we be thinking more seriously about geoengineering? Maybe. But if we do, we need to think carefully about the ethics as well as the technology.
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Hacking the electric grid is damned hard

Bringing down the grid is a lot harder than just flicking a switch, but the danger is real — and it may never go away.

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U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure.

While at first glance this story would appear unrelated to environmental health, it actually covers a story of vital importance to the environment, health, and environmental health.

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U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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