Britons struggle to cope with soaring heat – Sky News

Britons struggle to cope with soaring heat – Sky News

Britons struggle to cope with soaring heat  Sky News

Fish species opting for a sea change are making Tasmanian fishers happy

Fish species opting for a sea change are making Tasmanian fishers happy

Thirty years ago, passionate snapper fisher Damon Sherriff was lucky to catch 10 a year in Tasmania.  In the past few years, however, he’s seen his catch rate jump.  Snapper is Damon Sherriff’s favourite recreational fish.(Supplied: Damon Sherriff) “I’ve actually caught over 200 [snapper] per season, so it just shows you how much the species has exploded in … Read more

Southeast rain band causes flood warnings in Victoria and NSW

Southeast rain band causes flood warnings in Victoria and NSW

Parts of NSW are preparing for the worst day of a rain band that is moving through the state, leading to renewed fears of flooding at inland rivers. A cold front, associated with a low pressure system that moved through Western Australia, brought showers to western NSW from late Thursday and extended into eastern parts … Read more

Experts say the net zero concept is often used to delay taking action against emissions

Experts say the net zero concept is often used to delay taking action against emissions

As large parts of Europe and North America swelter and then ignite, a future of endless climate destruction seems inevitable. In Australia, we’ve already felt the flames and know we will again. And many other places now find themselves stuck in an ecocidal tennis match, bouncing from one extreme to another, from devastating fires to heartbreaking floods. … Read more

Drought threatens 60% of European Union, U.K amid heat wave

Drought threatens 60% of European Union, U.K amid heat wave

Drought conditions are affecting about 60% of the EU and the U.K., exacerbated by climate-change driven record heat across Europe this summer, according to new research from the European Drought Observatory. Why it matters: France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands are facing water shortages and riverbeds are drying out across Europe. Dry conditions are severely … Read more

Angelenos Continue To Save Water, But More Heat And La Niña Loom

Angelenos Continue To Save Water, But More Heat And La Niña Loom

Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered weekdays. The L.A. Department of Water and Power says Angelenos are conserving more water in the face of drought. But there’s a catch: it’s getting hotter, and that means water use tends to go up. Angelenos are steadily doing their part, but LADWP … Read more

The market’s big winners and losers in climate, health and tax bill

The market’s big winners and losers in climate, health and tax bill

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Want to know what the Inflation Reduction Act means for the market’s biggest companies, as well as for your wallet? When it comes to politics, you always have to follow the money – … Read more

Senate Democrats pass Inflation Reduction Act; House to vote next

Senate Democrats pass Inflation Reduction Act; House to vote next

WASHINGTON D.C. — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. The estimated $740 billion package heads next to the House, where … Read more

Senate Democrats pass $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill

Senate Democrats pass 0 billion tax, climate and health care bill

Senate Democrats on Sunday passed their sweeping, $740 billion tax, climate and health care reconciliation package after an all-night session, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. Why it matters: The 51-50 passage of the bill, just three months before the midterm elections, is a massive victory for Democrats who have spent 18 … Read more

Anger over private jet emissions: Tom Cruise, Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift among A-listers named and shamed

Anger over private jet emissions: Tom Cruise, Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift among A-listers named and shamed

Quaffing champagne at 40,000ft, flying from glitzy party to awards dos and back again in time for bed — it’s a hard life being an A-lister with your own luxury jet. But the high life has come under fire this week, as celebrities are being named and shamed for their excessive use of private planes. … Read more