America’s largest milk producer files for bankruptcy

New York (CNN Business)Dean Foods, America’s largest milk producer, is filing for bankruptcy. Dean Foods said in a statement that it is working with the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative on a potential deal, in which the cooperative would buy almost all of the company. As part of the bankruptcy process, the company secured $850 million in financing from its existing lenders, including Rabobank (RSWLDD), to keep the company running. Once a staple of the American refrigerator, milk has slowly fallen out of favor with consumers as they seek less-sugary or plant-based alternatives. The global market for milk alternatives is expected to top $18 billion this year, up 3.5% from 2018, according to Euromonitor. That’s still a fraction of the …

GM strike ends after 40 days with 48,000 staff to return to work

Strike by workers who said they wanted a fair share of companys $25bn profits, started 16 September and reportedly cost GM more than $2bn The General Motors. The strike by more than 48,000 workers started 16 September and has so far cost GM more than $2bn, according to Wall Street estimates. It closed 34 GM plants across the US, forced suppliers to idle workers and disrupted operations in Mexico and Canada. Union members have been getting by on $275 a week in strike pay during the longest strike against GM since 1970. Some will return to work as soon as Saturday. While a majority voted to ratify the agreement, some said they were dissatisfied with the outcome. A worker speaking …

Airlines’ CO2 emissions rising up to 70% faster than predicted

Carbon dioxide emitted by commercial flights rose by 32% from 2013 to 2018, study shows Worldwide CO2 emissions from commercial flights are rising up to 70% faster than predicted by the UN, according to an analysis. Carbon dioxide emitted by airlines increased by 32% from 2013 to 2018, exposed the signed up to areleased by Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Managing traffic in space is difficult and dangerous. Here’s how we could make it better

New York (CNN Business)The emails all start the same way: “The United States 18th Space Control Squadron has identified a close approach between” your satellite and another. The messages also note the projected odds of a collision, anywhere from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1,000. “It’s like all of us are driving on a highway in a dense fog,” said Moriba Jah, an astrodynamicist at the University of Texas at Austin. “And I have no idea if I’m about to hit something in front of me, and so maybe I decide to change lanes, but do I know what’s beside me?” There’s growing urgency to improve traffic management. As space travel gets cheaper, the number of satellites in orbit …

YouTube Is Giving You More Control Over Video Recommendations

YouTube has been at the center of a long series of scandals in recent years, many concerning one of its main features: the recommendation algorithm. The software encourages users to watch one video after another, which are served up on a menu labeled “Up Next.” Dubbed the “great radicalizer,” the algorithm has been accused by critics of guiding people down a rabbit hole of increasingly extreme content. To address the issue, YouTube began reducing the number of times it recommended things like conspiracy theories and bogus miracle cures. Now, the company wants to give more control over the algorithm to its users. Starting Wednesday, you can block specific channels from appearing in your YouTube recommendations, the company announced in a …

The battle to turn Arkansas’s dry counties wet with Walmart’s help

Many Arkansas counties are forbidden from selling alcohol, but campaigners, including the Walton family, want that to change Warwick Milner sits outside Cove Creek Corner Store, a gas station in Cleburne county, Arkansas. Despite a nearby lake attracting tourists from neighboring states, the gas station cannot sell alcohol. In fact, there is no place within the entire county where wine, beer or liquor can be purchased and taken home. Last year Milner tried to change that, collecting enough signatures to put a petition on the 2018 ballot. He solicited the help of local businesses including the owner of the gas station knocked on residents doors and started a Facebook group. Thousands joined in support, and movers and shakers reached out …