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Regulators Urge Peloton Tread+ Owners to Stop Using Treadmill 'Immediately,' and Peloton Is Pissed

Regulators Urge Peloton Tread+ Owners to Stop Using Treadmill ‘Immediately,’ and Peloton Is Pissed

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) In the wake of multiple reports of injuries and at least one death involving Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an “urgent warning” that the product “poses serious risks” to children’s safety and should not be used in households with small children or pets. Advertisement …

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Peloton Resists Federal Safety Recall for Treadmill Tied to Child's Death

Peloton Resists Federal Safety Recall for Treadmill Tied to Child’s Death

Image: Peloton Peloton is pushing back against a request from federal regulators to recall its Tread+ treadmill after the product was involved in a child’s death last month, the Washington Post reported Friday. Advertisement The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which launched an investigation shortly after the incident, plans to issue a new consumer safety …

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The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

The aftermath of a tornado south of Birmingham, Alabama on March 25, when forecasters were urging that nobody but emergency officials and media in the affected region access the NWS Chat Service, lest it crash.Photo: Butch Dill (AP) The National Weather Service experienced multiple outages of major systems on Tuesday, taking its public-facing meteorological forecasts …

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There's Way More Lightning in the Arctic Now

There’s Way More Lightning in the Arctic Now

Photo: Ariel Schalit (AP) The Northern Lights have some competition. New research shows that lightning in the Arctic tripled over the past decade—and climate change may be to blame. Advertisement A study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters analyzed data on lightning collected by a network of sensors known as the World Wide Lightning …

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Mystery Israel Oil Spill Is Its Worst Environmental Disaster in Years

Mystery Israel Oil Spill Is Its Worst Environmental Disaster in Years

An Israeli soldier wearing a full protective suit holds a piece of tar from an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea during a cleanup operation.Photo: Ariel Schalit (AP) Israel is scrambling to clean up black tar that has washed ashore on its beaches following an oil spill that officials are calling one of the worst …

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Chevron's Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

Chevron’s Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

Photo: Paul Sakuma (AP) As the pandemic drags on, some residents of the Bay Area faced a different kind of health emergency on Tuesday: an oil spill. Around 600 gallons of an oil-and-water mixture spilled from a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California into the San Francisco Bay, the company told local health authorities. The …

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