EU court slaps down Brussels, Paris and Madrid in car pollution spat – POLITICO

The European Union’s Court of Justice on Thursday told Brussels, Paris and Madrid that it had no right to challenge the European Commission’s attempts to set technical standards for vehicle emissions as part of efforts to reduce pollution. The three cities – which suffer from endemic levels of air pollution – had objected to the … Read more

Last 7 years were hottest on record – POLITICO

The relentless process of planetary heating continued into 2021, and the past seven years have been the hottest ever. data Monday released By the European Climate Monitoring Service, Copernicus showed that last year was the fifth warmest since measurements began, despite the global cooling effect of La Niña in the Pacific Ocean. “It’s hard to … Read more

Massive Sewage Spill Closes Southern California Beaches

The 70th New Year’s Day Polar Bear Show “Swim and Snorkel” at Cabrillo Beach has been canceled due to the spill: The massive leak was first discovered Thursday in Carson City after a 48-inch sewer line collapsed and flooded the entire system with torrential rain. Crews weren’t able to stop the sewage flow until Saturday … Read more