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Swiss vote on whether to hike taxes to fight climate change
World

Swiss vote on whether to hike taxes to fight climate change

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum on a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would hike…
Biden aims to restore species protections weakened by Trump
World

Biden aims to restore species protections weakened by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it is canceling or reviewing a host of actions by the Trump administration…
Musk ‘trolling’ puts brakes on bitcoin’s rebound
Technology

Musk ‘trolling’ puts brakes on bitcoin’s rebound

Bitcoin slipped four percent on Friday after Tesla boss Elon Musk was at it again – this time firing off…
Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks
World

Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka were trying to head off a potential environmental disaster Thursday as…
Alexandria introduces bike-riding traffic police to ease congestion
Egypt

Alexandria introduces bike-riding traffic police to ease congestion

The Alexandria Traffic department has taken a new step in solving the city’s traffic problem– outfitting its traffic police with…
In Iraq’s iconic marshlands, a quest for endangered otters
Middle East

In Iraq’s iconic marshlands, a quest for endangered otters

CHIBAISH, Iraq (AP) — “Don’t move a muscle.” His command cut across the reeds rustling in the wind. On a…
Vehicle replacement initiative aims to swap 250,000 cars in first phase: minister
Egypt

Vehicle replacement initiative aims to swap 250,000 cars in first phase: minister

The first phase of the presidential initiative to replace aging vehicles is aiming to replace 250,000 obsolete cars in the…
Turkey bans polyethylene plastic imports
Middle East

Turkey bans polyethylene plastic imports

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has banned the importation of ethylene polymer plastic waste as environmental groups sound the alarm on…
Tesla to stop accepting Bitcoin for car payments
World

Tesla to stop accepting Bitcoin for car payments

Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday, citing environmental concerns.…
Qatar expands fish farming as climate change affects sea stocks
Middle East

Qatar expands fish farming as climate change affects sea stocks

Qatar plans to expand fish farming to meet growing demand for fresh fish in local markets and maintain stocks in…
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