The Big Democratic Package: What’s Inside and What’s Outside?

The Big Democratic Package: What’s Inside and What’s Outside?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nowhere near the $ 4 trillion dollar proposal first launched by President Joe Biden to rebuild America’s public infrastructure and family support systems but compromise package to tackle health inflation, climate change and deficit reduction strategies looks on track for Senate votes this weekend. The estimated $ 740 billion proposal, impressed by … Read more

Senate rules arbiter weakens the Dem drug plan in the income statement

Senate rules arbiter weakens the Dem drug plan in the income statement

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate lawmaker on Saturday dealt a blow to the Democrats’ plan to cut drug prices, but left the rest of their sprawling economic bill largely intact as party leaders braced for the first votes on a package containing many of President Joe Biden’s top national goals. Elizabeth MacDonough, the non-partisan arbiter of … Read more

The man who destroyed a vast forest wins the park

The man who destroyed a vast forest wins the park

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – In a move that shocked conservationists, the government of Brazil’s third largest state has given up on a legal fight to protect a state park in one of the most biodiverse areas in the Amazon. The result of that decision is that a man responsible for deforesting large areas of … Read more

Lawyers: the Senate bill means environmental health, even harm

Lawyers: the Senate bill means environmental health, even harm

Billions of dollars in climate and environmental investments could flow to US communities that have been plagued by pollution and climate threats for decades if the proposed inflation reduction law becomes law. The bill, announced by senses Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin last month, could also kick-start the transition to clean energy in regions still … Read more

The chances of a climate catastrophe are being ignored, scientists say

The chances of a climate catastrophe are being ignored, scientists say

Experts are ignoring the worst possible climate change catastrophic scenarios, including the collapse of society or the potential extinction of humans, albeit unlikely, says a group of high-level scientists. Eleven scientists from around the world ask the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the authoritative world organization of climate sciences, to make a special … Read more

Climate migration is growing but not fully recognized by the world

Climate migration is growing but not fully recognized by the world

By JULIE WATSON July 28, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/mexico-droughts-immigration-united-nations-natural-disasters-175988903af187bf08fa89f8f13ac8e2 TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – Worsening climate largely due to the burning of coal and gas is eradicating millions of people, with fires sweeping California cities, rising seas overtaking island nations and the drought that has exacerbated conflicts in various parts of the world. Each year, natural disasters … Read more

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire conditions

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire conditions

GLEN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) – Hidden behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a robotic owl on the forest floor. As the intruder flapped its wings and whistled, an emery guarding its nest in a nearby pine darted overhead, emitting high-pitched, rapid-fire calls for help. The little hawk dived towards the enemy and … Read more

Pope concludes his visit to Canada with a stop in the small town in the far north

Pope concludes his visit to Canada with a stop in the small town in the far north

In his long papal journeys, Pope Francis has never traveled further north than Iqaluit, the capital of the Inuit-ruled territory of Nunavut. Friday will be the last stop on his grim six-day visit to Canada. It’s a distinctive destination: it hosts around 7,500 people but not a single traffic light, with no road or rail … Read more

The 2nd state of Mexico begins avocado exports to the US market

The 2nd state of Mexico begins avocado exports to the US market

MEXICO CITY — US consumers will finally have the chance to try Jalisco avocados after 25 years in which neighboring Michoacan was the only Mexican state allowed to send the green fruit to the US market. This could help with prices, which have soared to over $ 2 per fruit this year in a drop … Read more

The 2nd state of Mexico begins avocado exports to the US market

The 2nd state of Mexico begins avocado exports to the US market

MEXICO CITY — US consumers will finally have the chance to try Jalisco avocados after 25 years in which neighboring Michoacan was the only Mexican state allowed to send the green fruit to the US market. This could help with prices, which have soared to over $ 2 per fruit this year in a drop … Read more