• director Oct 21, 2019

    Chile Protests Continue Despite Gov't Retreat on Fare Hike

    Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early Sunday — among 60 Walmart-owned outlets that have been vandalized, and the company said many...

  • food Aug 8, 2019

    UN Climate Report: Change Land Use to Avoid a Hungry Future

    Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious. “The cycle is accelerating,” said NASA climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, a co-author of the report. “The...

  • China Aug 9, 2018

    US Producer Prices Flat in July, Restraining Inflation

    U.S. wholesale prices were unchanged in July after two months of large increases, a sign inflation pressures have softened. The Labor Department said Thursday that the producer price index — which measures price changes before they reach the consumer — increased 3.3 percent last month from a year earlier. That’s down slightly from 3.4 percent in June, which was the...

  • San Francisco May 10, 2018

    California Will Require Solar Panels on Most New Homes

    California moved a step closer Wednesday to requiring solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020, the first such mandate nationwide and the state’s latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. “Adoption of these standards represents a quantum leap in statewide building standards,” said Robert Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association. “You can...

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2017

    Rising Energy Costs Eyed Amid Brutal Cold Snap Gripping US

    Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and frostbite from an arctic blast that’s gripping a large swath from the Midwest to the Northeast,...

  • Chicago Nov 29, 2016

    Lawmakers Reconvene for Budget Negotiations, Veto Sessions: Reports

    As lawmakers prepare to reconvene in Springfield Tuesday for the final string of veto sessions, some pivotal measures remain on the table.

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