German coal mine clash pits laws against climate


ERKELENZ, Germany (AP) — The fate of a small village has sparked a heated debate in Germany over the country’s continued use of coal and whether it is worth breaking the law to combat climate change. Environmental activists were locked in a standoff with police this week around the village of Luetzerath, west of Cologne, …

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UK space industry mulls setback after satellite launch fails


LONDON (AP) – British officials and space scientists said Tuesday they were disappointed but not discouraged after Britain’s first attempt to launch satellites into orbit failed. US-based Virgin Orbit attempted its first international launch late Monday, using a modified jumbo jet to carry its rocket from Cornwall in southwest England over the Atlantic Ocean. The …

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German police clear blockades at village condemned for mine


LEUTZERATH, Germany (AP) – Several hundred climate activists tried to block heavy machinery from reaching an abandoned village in Germany on Tuesday where approval was due for an expansion of a coal mine, even as police pushed protesters away Pushed back and removed road blocks. A possible evacuation this week. The standoff between police and …

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How much will the rain help California’s drought?


California has experienced a devastating, multi-year drought that is depleting reservoirs, forcing officials to plead with residents to conserve water and disrupt supplies to vital agricultural lands. The state has been hit by a severe series of sudden storms, with more expected in the coming days. The rains are soaking a state that desperately needs …

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Hawaii stops prosecuting elders who protested telescope


HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s new attorney general said Tuesday that more than two dozen veterans will not be prosecuted for blocking a road to prevent the construction of a new telescope on the top of a mountain three years ago. Many Native Hawaiians consider them sacred. , Law enforcement arrested 38 elders, mostly Hawaiians, in …

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