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EU regulators propose shake-up of sustainable investment labels

European Union regulators proposed sweeping changes on Tuesday to the bloc's rules on labelling sustainable investments, to give investors simpler and clearer

EU regulators propose shake-up of sustainable investment labels
Health|Sports

Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across the US

A blast of heat and humidity in the Midwest and Northeast days before the official start of summer has put a wet blanket on outdoor activities from festivals to sports camps as officials urge people to take precautions

Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across the US
Environment|News

Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village

Moist air from the Gulf of Mexico could bring some relief to firefighters battling a pair of wildfires in southern New Mexico

Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village
Business|Lifestyle|Travel

Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?

There was one thing missing when a wealthy Missouri couple purchased their oceanfront home overlooking Camden Harbor in Maine: The million-dollar view was blocked by a neighbor's trees

Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?
Economy|Environment|News|Opinion

Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

Australia’s main opposition party says it plans to build Australia’s first nuclear power plants as early as 2035, arguing the government’s policies for decarbonizing the economy with renewable energy will not work

Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections
Environment|Health|News

Attorneys for Baltimore seek to keep crew members from bridge collapse ship from returning home

Attorneys are asking a federal judge to prevent crew members on the cargo ship Dali from returning to their home countries as investigations continue into the deadly collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge in March

Attorneys for Baltimore seek to keep crew members from bridge collapse ship from returning home
Environment|Science

For the endangered Nashville crayfish, its rebound is both good and bad news

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering removing the Nashville crayfish from the endangered species list, but some biologists argue it still needs protection because its range is so limited

For the endangered Nashville crayfish, its rebound is both good and bad news
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US unveils rules for subsidies to boost clean energy wages

President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday unveiled final rules for new clean energy subsidies in an effort to make jobs and wages in green industries competitive with those in oil

US unveils rules for subsidies to boost clean energy wages
Science|Technology

New Bayer short corn variety stands up to high winds, but not over 100 mph

Bayer's Preceon variety of short stature corn has been shown to withstand up to 75 mph winds (120 kph) in some trials, the company said on Tuesday, but could not

New Bayer short corn variety stands up to high winds, but not over 100 mph
Environment|News

US heat wave sets records in central, northeast states

U.S. cities are breaking decades-old temperature records this week as a heat wave stretches from central to eastern portions of the country,

US heat wave sets records in central, northeast states
Environment|Opinion|Political

US acknowledges Northwest dams have devastated the region's Native tribes

The U.S. government has acknowledged for the first time the harms that the construction and operation of dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest have caused Native American tribes

US acknowledges Northwest dams have devastated the region's Native tribes
Arts|Science|Travel

No lie: Perfectly preserved centuries-old cherries unearthed at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Dozens of bottles of centuries-old, impeccably preserved cherries and berries from the cellar of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in northern Virginia have been discovered during an archaeological dig

No lie: Perfectly preserved centuries-old cherries unearthed at George Washington's Mount Vernon
Health|News|Science

Cows infected with bird flu have died in five US states

Dairy cows infected with avian flu in five U.S. states have died or been slaughtered by farmers because they did not recover, state officials and academics

Cows infected with bird flu have died in five US states
Environment|News

What's a heat dome? Here's why so much of the US is broiling this week

Much of the Midwest and the Northeast is broiling — or set to broil — in extreme summer heat this week

What's a heat dome? Here's why so much of the US is broiling this week
Environment

EPA has lowered the screening level for lead in soil – here’s what that could mean for households across the US

The new level won’t trigger automatic cleanups, but it sets a lower threshold for taking precautions to reduce lead exposure.

EPA has lowered the screening level for lead in soil – here’s what that could mean for households across the US
Economy|Health|News|World

Assault on US avocado inspectors in Mexican state led to suspension of inspections

Two employees of the U.S. Agriculture Department were assaulted and temporarily held by assailants in the Mexican state of Michoacan, prompting the U.S. government to suspend inspections of avocado and mango shipments

Assault on US avocado inspectors in Mexican state led to suspension of inspections
Economy|Environment|Science

Biofuel groups envision ethanol-powered jets. But fueling the effort has not been easy

Farming and biofuels organizations are hopeful that ethanol could be used to power passenger jets, but making that dream a reality hasn’t been easy

Biofuel groups envision ethanol-powered jets. But fueling the effort has not been easy
Business|Technology

Ford walks back EV dealer restrictions to boost sales

Ford Motor Co will soon allow all of its dealers to sell electric vehicles, reversing its more selective allocation system in an effort to boost slower-than-expected

Ford walks back EV dealer restrictions to boost sales
Business|Economy|Technology

China economic planner says consumer NEV demand likely to maintain fast growth

Chinese consumer demand for new energy vehicles (NEVs) is likely to maintain its fast growth, which will increase the need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the

China economic planner says consumer NEV demand likely to maintain fast growth
Environment|Health|News|World

Gaza conflict has caused major environmental damage, UN says

The conflict in Gaza has created unprecedented soil, water and air pollution in the region, destroying sanitation systems and leaving tons of debris

Gaza conflict has caused major environmental damage, UN says
Business|Economy|Environment|Political

Oil and corn groups team up against Biden's tailpipe emissions rules

The top U.S. oil and corn industry lobby groups said on Tuesday they were suing President Joe Biden's administration over its plans to slash planet-warming tailpipe emissions from cars and

Oil and corn groups team up against Biden's tailpipe emissions rules
News|Science|Travel

Gleaming monolith pops up in Nevada desert, the latest in a series of quickly vanishing structures

A strange monolith has been found jutting out of a remote mountain peak near Las Vegas

Gleaming monolith pops up in Nevada desert, the latest in a series of quickly vanishing structures
Environment|Science|Technology

AI can help shipping industry cut down emissions, report says

The global commercial shipping industry could cut down its carbon emissions by 47 million tonnes per year by deploying artificial intelligence for sea navigation, a study by autonomous

AI can help shipping industry cut down emissions, report says
Business|Economy|Environment|Health

India's May factory growth slipped to 3-month low but remained sturdy, PMI shows

India's manufacturing growth slowed to a three-month low in May as a heatwave prompted some companies to reduce working hours, but factory activity remained

India's May factory growth slipped to 3-month low but remained sturdy, PMI shows
Environment|Health|News

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

The New Mexico governor's office says at least one person has died in a wildfire that has forced thousands to evacuate

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

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