The European Union announced new proposals to tackle climate change over the next few decades. The "Fit for 55" plan aims to reduce carbon emissions throughout the EU by 55% by 2030. If achieved, this would make Europe the "world's first carbon-neutral continent" by 2050. New York Times international climate reporter Somini Sengupta joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
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As climate change and poor management cause greater water scarcity, Tehran and much of Iran are sinking from land subsidence.
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A new study found a less than 1 percent probability that a growing imbalance between the amount of energy Earth absorbs and what it emits out occurred naturally.
(Bloomberg) -- A massive methane plume detected last month over Kazakhstan occurred near a major pipeline that supplies natural gas to China.The cloud was observed roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the largest Kazakh city of Almaty on July 24, and had an emissions rate of more than 200 tons of methane an hour, according to an estimate from geoanalytics firm Kayrros SAS. That amount of the super-warming greenhouse gas would have roughly the same short-term climate warming impact as the an
Iran on Sunday issued a formal denial that it was behind the major Thursday night drone attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker off Oman
Trump spins "destructive" narratives to lost souls, says Rep. Jackie Speier.
Trump’s former personal attorney is currently embroiled in a massive $1.3 billion lawsuit filed against him by Dominion Voting Systems.
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The Ohio Republican admits he spoke to Trump the day the Confederate flag flew in Congress. Aptly, the investigation of John Brown’s raid sets precedent for what must happen nextWhat did Jim Jordan know about the insurrection and when? Jim Jordan listens as Kevin McCarthy speaks to reporters at the US Capitol. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA The House select committee on the 6 January insurrection at the Capitol, according to chairman Bennie Thompson, should “not be reluctant” to include on its witne
As Florida COVID Cases Spike, Miami Beach Mayor Says Gov. Ron DeSantis is Leading State 'Off a Cliff'
"I'm the mayor of a hospitality town, I think most people coming here would rather be in a place that they feel safer than a place that they feel like they may be getting, you know, the virus," Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told CNN
Viral TikTok shows an orangutan sporting sunglasses after a tourist dropped them in its zoo enclosure
In the TikTok video, which has gained 28 million views, an orangutan is shown trying on a zoo visitor's sunglasses - just like a human would.
Many arrived not knowing the language, but are now carving out a significant place in society.
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SYDNEY — First it was beef.
(Bloomberg) -- Struggling nuclear power reactors would get a $6 billion lifeline under the bipartisan infrastructure bill heading for a vote in the U.S. Senate -- a move supported by the Biden administration, but opposed by some environmentalists.A program to evaluate nuclear reactors that are at risk of being shut down and provide them with aid would be created within the Energy Department under terms of the $550 billion, bipartisan infrastructure package.The senators negotiating the package co
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"If something breaks down, if the grid drops out, all of this modern technology fails us instantaneously," instructor Shane Hobel said. "These skills will keep you alive — period."
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Li Ran/Xinhua via Getty ImagesAs the U.S. brings its long war in Afghanistan to a close, the Chinese government this week hosted a Taliban delegation in the port city of Tianjin. Chinese diplomats extended to the Afghan delegation warm hospitality, flattering words, and signs of an apparent willingness to play a greater role in Afghanistan going forward.Personally, I feel that the U.S. stance toward China has sometimes been more hostile than is helpful in recent years. But, passing the baton on
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Oklahoma GOP leader was rebuked for doubling down on his comparison of vaccine mandates to gold stars worn by Jewish people during the Holocaust
Oklahoma Republican Party chairman John Bennett got rebuked by state GOP leaders, including US Republican lawmakers representing the state.
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In the hours and days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, rattled Republican lawmakers knew exactly who was to blame: Donald Trump. Loyal allies began turning on him. Top Republicans vowed to make a full break from his divisive tactics and dishonesties. Some even discussed removing him from office. By spring, however, after nearly 200 congressional Republicans had voted to clear Trump during a second impeachment proceeding, the conservative fringes of the party had already begun to rewrite h
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ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the US consumer is to blame for emissions Burned buses at the Colorado Mountain Ranch in the historic town of Gold Hill in the Fourmile Canyon fire area in Boulder, Colorado, attest to the effects of a devastating wildfire, Photograph: Craig F Walker/Denver Post/Getty Images More than a decade after the Fourmile Canyon blaze drove even the firefighters out of Gold Hill, blackened hillsides and scorched trees at
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Maricopa County officials defied the Republican-led Arizona Senate's latest round of subpoenas for the controversial audit in the state's most populous county seeking access to routers and other materials.
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A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone. The election comes weeks after Democratic primary voters in New York's mayoral race chose a centrist former cop who balked at calls from the left to “defund the police.” The question is whether voters in overwhelmingly liberal Seattle will also back moderate candidates who reject pleas to reduce police budgets or candidates who support the agenda espoused so forcefully by protesters during last summer’s rallies.
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More issues are emerging from Arizona Republicans' controversial 2020 presidential election audit, which ended last week. Arizona's former secretary of state, who is overseeing the process, threatened to quit last week after being locked out of a building where the audit was taking place. Then the tally from Cyber Ninjas, the private company conducting the audit, failed to match Maricopa County's official count. Cyber Ninjas' CEO also says private donations from pro-Trump organizations helped fund the process along with the state. CBS News political reporter Adam Brewster joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss how officials are responding to the latest developments.