Feds order Arizona and Nevada to cut water use as Colorado River levels drop to historic lows
As the historic drought in the U.S. West continues to push reservoir levels down to new lows, the federal government on Tuesday ordered Arizona and Nevada to cut the amount of water they draw from the Colorado River.
Sweeping climate, health care and tax bill signed into law
President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a massive climate, health and tax bill at the White House, the culmination of over a year of back and forth with congressional Democrats.
Hawaii’s obon celebrations focus on family as pandemic wanes
The return of a beloved Japanese festival highlights the sense of community that is fundamental to Hawaii locals.
Thousands of Minnesota nurses vote to go on strike
Over 15,000 nurses in Minnesota's two largest metro areas voted to strike late Monday, with union leaders and hospital administration at seven of the state’s largest health care systems at a deadlock over staffing levels and wages.
Summer of wells, flowers and parades returns to England after pandemic
In a village called Hope in the East Midlands of England, an age-old regional tradition to worship water by decorating wells and springs with flowers has been revived as the world enjoys a summer with the coronavirus pandemic on the wane.
Energy costs perpetuate eurozone trade deficit streak
Driven by its rising energy costs, the eurozone saw another trade deficit in June, the eighth straight month its imports outpaced its exports, according to European Union data released Tuesday.
EU greenhouse gas emissions creeping toward pre-Covid levels
First quarter greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union have lurched upward since 2020, according to data released Tuesday by Eurostat, but they remain below pre-Covid levels.
Plasma can be used to make oxygen on Mars, study finds
An international research team’s plasma-based method to generate oxygen on Mars could have implications for climate change on Earth.
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