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EU scientists and politicians clash over gas and nuclear as ‘sustainable’...

Scientific experts have reiterated what they have been saying since the beginning: gas and nuclear have no place in the taxonomy.

Ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides holds up in EU court

“The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people’s health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals..."

EU plans to measure true climate impacts of LNG imports from...

Whether this latest E.U. analysis will help finally turn the world's attention on this trans-Atlantic blind spot remains to be seen.

Germany to ban glyphosate by 2023

“What harms insects also harms people.”

Green Party wins record support in EU elections as youth-led climate...

The next president of the European Commission will likely be Bas Eickhout of the Dutch Green Party.

Russia and the future of Europe

With EU elections approaching, the Kremlin has backed some of the most noxious reactionaries now operating on the world scene.

’40 years of Plots, lies, intimidation and chaos?’ The British right...

“Remainers believe U.K. prosperity depends on its location, Brexiters believe U.K. prosperity depends on its character.”

Deal or no deal: Britain’s fearful future

But provided Britons change their minds in a second referendum, the EU should welcome the U.K. back into the fold.

EU approval of glyphosate based on review that plagiarized Monsanto studies

"Just as tobacco companies can no longer talk about the health benefits of smoking, the chemical industry shouldn't be able to write its own authorization for its own potentially harmful products."

EU to ban common single-use plastics to address environment and marine...

"Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics."

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Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Navigating the energy transition: Renewables abound, but grid challenges loom

Renewable energy doesn’t matter if we can’t distribute it.