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People still moved a lot less than in 2019, but driving, subway ridership, and bus trips were all mostly on the upswing for several months. But with the virus again on the march, travel seems to be dipping in response. MBTA subway ridership, which had been nearing 140,000 daily riders in October, is now closer to 120,000, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said at a recent public meeting. Bus ridership is similarly down, from nearly 180,000 daily trips to about 160,000. Auto vehicle counts have also tapered off since peaking around Labor Day, and even parts of the state that had previously seen a return to 2019 levels are back down again. Pollack attributed the changes to the worsening state of the pandemic and public health directives. “Given the surge, given the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and the governor and everyone else that people need to spend more time at home and not travel for Thanksgiving, we may well see a remaining fall and winter” with shrinking travel rates, she said. “From the perspective of the pandemic, that is a good thing.” But it could exacerbate challenges at the MBTA. The agency beat its initial fare revenue projections in the first few months of the current fiscal year, but was under-budget for October by about $1.7 million, complicating a financial picture that has already led the agency to plan widespread service cuts for next year. Critics have urged Pollack and the MBTA to hold back on those cuts, arguing that a vaccine could soon bring back riders to help solve the budget issues. Pollack, however, has argued that ridership may lag for months even if a vaccine halts the virus and the economy kicks back into gear, because more people will be working from home or holding virtual meetings and medical appointments.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/11/28/metro/virus-surges-traffic-mbta-ridership-are-stalling-again/

The mass death of marine life is now under investigation by media, authorities and environmental activists, however, none of the versions including water contamination by heptyl decomposition products have yet been officially confirmed. Basra, Iraq’s main port and the most highly populated city in the country is also nearing its own environmental disaster. The canals that go through one of the hottest cities on the planet are being constantly polluted and at the same time remain the only source of freshwater for the citizens. The problem with the lack of systematic control of water quality has spread all over the world . Even if such measurements do get carried out, the population still has no way of knowing what the analyses results are, since this information is never available via open sources. Exceptions do exist, but even then, there is no guarantee of data authenticity. According to the scientists, robots and drones appear to be the best solution for effective control and management of water composition and contamination levels. This is explained by the fact that the information transmitted directly from the device is usually considered to be reliable since it cannot be changed manually. This, in turn, is where Ethereum blockchain comes into play with its smart-contracts’ infrastructure. By utilizing its benefits, the team of robotics developers from Saint Petersburg and Tolyatti, Russia has developed an open-source platform called “Robonomics Network” that allows deployment of ecology monitoring services using standalone autonomous devices, otherwise known as drones. Their platform allows these drones, that have individual digital signatures and operate under a designated protocol, to independently web link assess the chemical composition of water via built-in sensors.

https://roboticsandautomationnews.com/2020/11/26/blockchain-based-environmental-drones-can-help-fight-water-pollution-say-scientists/38529/