• Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Are Sending Pizza to U.S. Colleagues

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Canadian air traffic controllers are showing their support of their American counterparts by buying them hundreds of pizzas as the U.S. government's partial shutdown continues.
    Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association said it all started when employees at Edmonton's control center had the idea to buy the pizza for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday. And as word got out, many other facilities across Canada decided to join in on the act of solidarity.
    "The next thing we knew, our members were buying pizzas left, right and center for the colleagues in...
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  • The Government Shutdown Could Be Devastating for Climate Research

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Climate scientists are warning that the U.S. government shutdown will have negative consequences for the environment, as climate and weather research are slowed during a crucial time. Some disaster relief efforts may also be hindered, and access to data will be limited, as will some field work.
    While hurricane season generally occurs between June and November, forecasters and researchers say they do some of their most important work during the off-season, particularly in terms of improving forecasting models and technology, according to CNN .
    Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist with the...
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  • U.S. Government Website Certificates Are Not Being Renewed Due to the Shutdown

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Government websites are warning its users not to enter sensitive information as their digital certificates expire during the U.S. government shutdown .
    Security certificates ensure that communications between devices and websites are sent in an encrypted, secure manner and are an essential part of keeping IT infrastructure up and running, the BBC reports. When issued, they are given a specific expiration date that can range a few months to several years.
    Netcraft , an internet services website, states that more than 80 security certificates used by .gov websites have expired and will not...
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