Australia will set aside at least 30% of its land mass for conservation
in a bid to protect plants and animals in the island continent famed for species found nowhere else in the world, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said.
Australia has lost more mammal species than any other continent and has one of the worst rates of
Cow and sheep burps may be taxed in a novel plan to cut greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.
The country has a population of five million but about ten million cattle. Under the plan, farmers will have to pay for their gas emissions from 2025. Short-and long-lived farm gas will be priced separately, although a single measure to calculate their volume
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for large businesses – a policy the conservative justices deemed an improper imposition on the lives and health of many Americans – while
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — New Year’s Eve got off to a rocky start early Thursday as a 3.6 magnitude struck along the San Andreas Fault just south of Muir Beach and was felt widely in San Francisco and Marin County. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at 5:41 a.m. with the epicenter on the famed fault line in the
A New Covid-19 Strain Is Shutting Down Europe
The presence of a more infectious strain of the virus that causes Covid-19 is shutting down Europe, causing a wave of lockdowns and travel restrictions, prompting a logistics crisis in the U.K., and hammering stock markets across the continent.
The U.K. government said
‘Even in a Pandemic, the Constitution Cannot Be Put Away & Forgotten’. The ruling said, “Members of this Court are not public health experts, and we should respect the judgment of those with special expertise and responsibility in this area. But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot
Some of the most popular products of biotechnology — corn and cotton plants that have been genetically modified to fend off insects — are no longer offering the same protection from those bugs.
These crops were the original genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. They weren’t the first ones invented,
Cleanest country should keep the sea clean too.
Oct 18, 2020
Forbes: Japan To Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean
The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump
October 5, 2020 – New Zealand declared on Monday “beat the virus again” and announced restrictions in the country’s largest city would be eased, after a second Covid-19 wave was contained.
October 5, 2020 – Some 20 million French people have already been ordered to stay home every night under a curfew adopted after an alarming
The Chicago Public Library system has recently gotten rid of its late fees.
The number of book returns has since increased 240%, a library official says. It’s a big piece of evidence countering a major argument used by those arguing against ditching overdue fines for library books.
The move follows a deal Mexico struck with the United States in June, vowing to significantly curb U.S.-bound migration in exchange for averting U.S. tariffs on Mexican exports.
“It is unprecedented in INM’s history – in either form or the number of people – for
04 January, 2019
Owner cites minimum wage hike in closing of landmark Boston restaurant opened in 1827 when John Quincy Adams was president
Massachusetts has been among the national leaders in the race to raise the minimum wage. In 2014, then-Gov. Deval Patrick signed a law raising the minimum wage from $8 to $11