Suncor Energy refinery faces review of outdated permits, plans $300 million push

Colorado officials committed to cleaner air and reducing reliance on fossil fuels have reached a turning point on whether to tolerate the hulking oil refinery north of Denver that ranks among the state’s major polluters and regularly malfunctions. They must approve or deny Suncor Energy’s applications to renew its operating permits, which serve as contracts governing the emission levels of […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Dramatic data reveals lockdown crushed flu – down 99.9%

Influenza was virtually wiped out by New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown – likely sparing hundreds of flu-related deaths and easing the annual strain on our hospitals. The dramatic side-effect of our pandemic interventions on common winter viruses has been revealed in a just-published analysis showing post-lockdown flu rates were down 99.9 per cent on the four years before. The results have […]

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49ers ‘to relocate games’ after San Francisco mayor announces three-week lockdown starting MONDAY as Covid ravages city

THE San Francisco 49ers are looking to relocate their games after a lockdown was announced for the area amid surging coronavirus numbers. Santa Clara County officials have banned professional, college and youth sports games and practices through December 21 ahead of Monday's lockdown. It comes after San Francisco and the Bay Area's San Matteo County announced a 10pm – 5am […]

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Indonesian volcano erupts forcing thousands to flee

Indonesian volcano erupts forcing thousands to flee their island homes as giant cloud of deadly gas fills sky and avalanche of lava roars down mountainside The Mount Ile Lewotolok volcano in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Lembata Area near the volcano is likely to be inundated with ‘hot clouds and lava stream’  No casualties have been reported but 2,780 people […]

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Indonesian volcano erupts forcing thousands to flee

Indonesian volcano erupts forcing thousands to flee their island homes as giant cloud of deadly gas fills sky and avalanche of lava roars down mountainside The Mount Ile Lewotolok volcano in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Lembata Area near the volcano is likely to be inundated with ‘hot clouds and lava stream’  No casualties have been reported but 2,780 people […]

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Trump AGAIN calls on Congress to pass next stimulus package and help struggling restaurants as second Covid wave hits

DONALD Trump has once again urged Congress to pass the next coronavirus stimulus package. With time running out for lawmakers to approve a second coronavirus relief package, the president said the nation’s restaurants face being “decimated” amid a second Covid wave. Republicans and Democrats in Congress are deadlocked about the next Covid relief package as experts warn Covid deaths could […]

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The towns that COVID-19 forgot

There have been times during the coronavirus pandemic when Alison Tormey felt she was carrying the weight of her home town of Charlton on her shoulders. Ms Tormey, who owns the IGA supermarket in the town, 245 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, says the responsibility of making sure customers could safely get food and essential household goods was a heavy one. […]

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Russia on brink: Putin ‘should be nervous’ as Moscow’s plan to ‘conquer world’ exposed

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The 68-year-old had been tipped to step down after reportedly showing symptoms of Parkinson’s before the Kremlin furiously denied the claims – branding them “absolute nonsense”. The reports came as Mr Putin personally drafted legislation which would see […]

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