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England set to ban some single-use plastics

The U.K. government is planning to ban the use of some single-use plastics in England, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed to CBS News on Monday. The government will officially announce its plan on Saturday.Proposed plans to eliminate some single-use plastic products — namely items used for takeout food such as cutlery, plates, polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers — were announced in November 2021. According to estimates unveiled at that time, officials said the country uses 1.1 billion single-use plates and 4.25 billion items of single-use cutlery every year. The public was able to comment on the proposal over the next several weeks, through February 12, 2022.  Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secreta...
Biden in Egypt says U.S. will do its part to avert a “climate hell”
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Biden in Egypt says U.S. will do its part to avert a “climate hell”

President Joe Biden vowed at a climate conference in Egypt Friday that U.S. will do its part to avert a "climate hell," a reference to U.N. Secretary General António Guterres' dire warning that "we are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator." On Monday, Guterres told world leaders that Earth is rapidly approaching "tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible."Mr. Biden touted U.S. climate efforts at home and around the world, and said with "confidence" the U.S. would reach its emissions targets by 2030."We're proving that good climate policy is good economic policy," Mr. Biden told the U.N. climate conference, known as COP27. "It's a strong foundation for durable, resilient, inclusive economic growth that's driving progress in the private sector ...
2022 midterms have “significant stakes for the climate.” These are the state and local measures to watch.
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2022 midterms have “significant stakes for the climate.” These are the state and local measures to watch.

The countdown to Election Day is now in the single digits, and this year there are a number of major issues on the line. One of those issues could have implications for humanity as a whole: climate change. "This midterm election has significant stakes for the climate," Geoffrey Henderson, a postdoctoral associate at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, told CBS News. Clean energy, pollution and infrastructure upgrades are all important aspects of climate policy that have found their way onto the ballot. Andrew Pershing, director of climate science at the nonpartisan research group Climate Central, told CBS News, "The earlier you act, the more effective the actions are and the cheaper they are and the more benefits you get."  "Even though the s...
Nuclear technology safe today says PM – The First News
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Nuclear technology safe today says PM – The First News

Maciej Kulczyński/PAP Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that modern nuclear power plants use technology that is safe for the environment and poses no risk to people. On Friday, he confirmed that Westinghouse, a US supplier of nuclear products and technologies, will help build the country's first nuclear power plant.At the same time, the prime minister sought to quell fears over the risks ...
New Jersey joins states suing fossil fuel companies over climate change damage
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New Jersey joins states suing fossil fuel companies over climate change damage

Jersey City — New Jersey officials announced a lawsuit Tuesday against five oil and gas companies and a petroleum trade organization, alleging they had known for decades about the harmful impact of fossil fuels on climate change but instead deceived the public about that link. Attorney General Matthew Platkin and the state's consumer affairs division and environmental protection department said the suit filed Tuesday in Superior Court in Mercer County names Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell Oil Co. Chevron Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, and the American Petroleum Institute trade group of which all are members. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to warn the public about the role of fossil fuels in climate change and instead "launched public-relations campaigns to sow doubts about the...
Clean TeQ Water Strengthens Technology Portfolio With
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Clean TeQ Water Strengthens Technology Portfolio With

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clean TeQ Water (ASX:CNQ) (OTCQX: CNQQF) has signed an agreement with Soane Labs which provides Clean TeQ Water an exclusive global license to exploit the ATA™ technology, with an option to purchase the technology within an 18 month period. The license agreement will provide Clean TeQ Water with an 18-month evaluation period to complete due diligence and initiate pilot-scale demonstration to validate the performance and economics of the technology. Clean TeQ Water's CEO, Willem Vriesendorp stated "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Soane Labs, for what we believe is an incredibly exciting and versatile suite of technologies that will strongly position our company to provide new solutions in mine waste management. ...
Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days
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Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days

In a fundraising email on Wednesday, the campaign for U.S. House candidate Molly Gray went after her chief Democratic rival, Becca Balint, painting an ominous picture of the primary campaign landscape. “If our opponent has it her way, dark money will flood the airwaves and drown out the voices of Vermonters,” Gray’s campaign manager, Samatha Sheehan, wrote. “We don’t know how soon they’ll come for Molly — or how much they’ll spend — but we know now that Super PACs have been invited in by our opponent and we need to be ready.” Sheehan was responding to allegations that Balint, Vermont's Senate president, had used a controversial tactic on her website known as “redboxing.” The practice involves creating a webpage, usually using a red box as a signal, to alert super P...
WTO Ministers Reach Deals on Fisheries, Food, COVID Vaccines | Business News
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WTO Ministers Reach Deals on Fisheries, Food, COVID Vaccines | Business News

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — After all-night talks, members of the World Trade Organization early Friday reached a string of deals and commitments aimed to limit overfishing, broaden production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world, improve food security and reform a 27-year-old trade body that has been back on its heels in recent years.WTO Director-General Nzogi Okonjo-Iweala, after a pair of sleepless nights in rugged negotiations, concluded the WTO’s first ministerial conference in 4-1/2 years by trumpeting a new sense of cooperation at a time when the world faces crises like Russia's war in Ukraine and a once-in-a-century pandemic that has taken millions of lives.“The package agreements you have reached will make a difference to the lives of people around the w...
FAA Says Future Planes Will Need to Reduce Carbon Emissions | Business News
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FAA Says Future Planes Will Need to Reduce Carbon Emissions | Business News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration proposed Wednesday that future planes produce lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions before they can be certified by federal regulators.The Federal Aviation Administration proposal would increase fuel-efficiency standards for jets and large turboprop and propeller-driven planes that it has not yet certified, and for planes built after Jan. 1, 2028.The FAA will develop means to determine the relationship between fuel efficiency and reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.The rule, if made final, would cover large airliners under development, including Boeing's 777-X and new versions of its 787 and the Airbus A330neo, plus various business jets and other planes. The FAA said the rule would bring the United States in line with carbon dioxide emissio...
Star of ‘The Bear Whisperer’ Accused of Illegal Bear Kill | Entertainment News
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Star of ‘The Bear Whisperer’ Accused of Illegal Bear Kill | Entertainment News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who stars on a TV show called “The Bear Whisperer” has been accused of illegally killing a black bear in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park and lying about where it was killed.The U.S. Attorney's Office filed misdemeanor charges last Friday against Harvey Neil Anthony of Maine and Nature Productions Inc. Anthony goes by the name of Blaine Anthony in the television series he also produces, the Anchorage Daily News reported.An online court records system did not show an attorney listed for Anthony. There was no immediate response to an email seeking comment sent to Nature Productions Inc. on Thursday by The Associated Press. The charging documents said Anthony is the company's sole shareholder.Hunting is prohibited in the park, which is at the edge of the Kena...