Analysis: Zillow Shows Rising Seas Threaten Over 300,000 Homes

This story originally appeared on The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. The swelling oceans are …

Drones provide an up close look at the health of forests

Drones provide an up close look at the health of forests <img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/15694/images/simple_style_full/drone_shutterstock_721160392.jpg?1527792379″ /><img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/13656/images/simple_style_full/1100.jpg?1493133359″ />WWF is on a mission to save the world&rsquo;s forest land. Success means a lot of land&mdash;in the right places&mdash;is protected or restored. But we also need to make sure that land is healthy, …

Great ways to watch the World Cup at work – without getting caught

A lot of us are going to end up watching World Cup 2018 games at work. There’s no getting around it. And everyone knows Brian spends about half the time on Twitter anyway, right? However, there’s more chance of you getting in trouble for dropping into a football game on your work computer than nipping …

Sherpa, the Spanish personal assistant, launches an API for its predictive AI with Porsche as 1st customer

Sherpa, a personal assistant startup that has carved out a niche for itself by focusing on the Spanish-language market (alongside English) and predictive suggestions, is expanding. The company is launching a set of APIs called the Sherpa Platform, which will let other businesses tap into its predictive recommendations and use them in their own consumer-facing …

Fraudster caught using OPM hack data from 2015

The US DoJ says that Karvia Cross “participated in and recruited others to engage in a fraudulent identity-theft scheme targeting” the Langley Federal Credit Union (LFCU). In 2015 – 2016, LFCU was inundated with loan applications that used the personal details of the individuals from the OPM database. The loans were approved, and paid out …

Peek raises $23M and inks partnership with Google in push to digitize travel activities

Peek, a U.S. startup aiming to digitize the travel activities industry, has pulled a $23 million Series B round of financing and uncorked a partnership with Google that will help increase its visibility. Founded in 2012 by Ruzwana Bashir (CEO) and Oskar Bruening (CTO), the San Francisco-based startup describes itself as “OpenTable for the activities market” in …