Action on climate change can provide a shot in the arm for the global economy, economist says

Ramping up investment in policies and technologies to tackle climate change could play a significant role in the global economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent note, Charles Dumas, chief economist at U.K.-based investment research firm TS Lombard, said that action on climate change is often criticized as moving too slowly. However, with… Continue reading Action on climate change can provide a shot in the arm for the global economy, economist says

Boston Beer CEO acknowledges Q2 hard seltzer sales miss – ‘we don’t look very smart

Boston Beer CEO David Burwick said Friday the company was surprised by the disappointing second-quarter sales of its Truly hard seltzer, telling CNBC in an interview that management does not “look very smart” after its prior forecast. “The trade-off from grocery and liquor store purchase and consuming at home to bars during that time period… Continue reading Boston Beer CEO acknowledges Q2 hard seltzer sales miss – ‘we don’t look very smart

Blue Origin is launching Jeff Bezos to space on Tuesday. Here is what you should know

VAN HORN, Texas — Near a small town in the West Texas desert, a quartet led by the world’s richest person is preparing to launch on a historic flight to the edge of space. Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon executive chairman Jeff Bezos in 2000, has been testing prototypes of its New… Continue reading Blue Origin is launching Jeff Bezos to space on Tuesday. Here is what you should know

Leisure travel is bouncing back in parts of Asia but risks remain, says hotelier

The darkest days for the tourism industry may soon be over, according to the chairman of a multinational hospitality firm. Tourist hotspots like Phuket are now open to international tourists who don’t have to quarantine, and others like Koh Samui are following suit, pointed out William Heinecke, CEO of Minor International, which runs a chain… Continue reading Leisure travel is bouncing back in parts of Asia but risks remain, says hotelier

The Death Toll From The Floods In Europe Has Topped 150 As Water Recedes

BERLIN — The death toll from disastrous flooding in Western Europe rose above 150 on Saturday as rescue workers toiled to clear up the devastation revealed by receding water and prevent further damage. Police said that more than 90 people are now known to have died in western Germany’s Ahrweiler county, one of the worst-hit… Continue reading The Death Toll From The Floods In Europe Has Topped 150 As Water Recedes

Climate Change Has Arrived In Germany’ — Historic Floods Kill More Than 100

More than 100 people have died after severe floods devastated parts of western Germany and Belgium. Authorities have not been able to get in touch with hundreds more because mobile phone networks have collapsed in flooded areas of Germany. That also mean families can’t track their loved ones. The rising death toll marks Germany’s largest… Continue reading Climate Change Has Arrived In Germany’ — Historic Floods Kill More Than 100

Foreign travelers to China will be able to use the digital yuan, central bank says

BEIJING — Foreign travelers to China will be able to use the government-developed digital yuan without a local bank account, the country’s central bank said in a paper published Friday. Mobile pay has grown rapidly in the last several years to become the dominant form of payment in China. Merchants often prefer not to take… Continue reading Foreign travelers to China will be able to use the digital yuan, central bank says

It’s Summer, And That Means The Mysterious Return Of Glacier Ice Worms

High up on Mount Rainier in Washington, there’s a stunning view of the other white-capped peaks in the Cascade Range. But Scott Hotaling is looking down toward his feet, studying the snow-covered ground. “It’s happening,” he says, gesturing across the Paradise Glacier. Small black flecks suddenly appear on the previously blank expanse of white. The… Continue reading It’s Summer, And That Means The Mysterious Return Of Glacier Ice Worms

Oversized Goldfish Are Taking Over One Minnesota Lake Causing Issues For Local Fish

Pesky, oversized goldfish are causing problems in Minnesota. Authorities in Burnsville, Minn., have urged residents and owners of pet goldfish, not to dispose of the family pet in lakes and ponds. The city tweeted a warning that doing so has resulted in the take over of one local lake by overgrown goldfish. “They grow bigger… Continue reading Oversized Goldfish Are Taking Over One Minnesota Lake Causing Issues For Local Fish

Amid A Mega Drought, A Water Shortage Will Be Declared Along The Colorado River

The Colorado River is tapped out. Another dry year has left the watershed that supplies 40 million people in the Southwest parched. A prolonged 21-year warming and drying trend is pushing the nation’s two largest reservoirs to record lows. For the first time, a shortage will be declared by the federal government. The 1,450-mile long… Continue reading Amid A Mega Drought, A Water Shortage Will Be Declared Along The Colorado River