US launches $3.5 billion carbon capture project

The US Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday announced a $3.5 billion plan to establish carbon capture centers for the nation’s removal of carbon from the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are one of the main contributors to human-induced climate change. Carbon capture technology aims to remove it from the air and hopefully reduce CO2 emission levels … Read more

What key seats should I be watching in ‘Queensland’s battleground’ this federal election?

The Sunshine State was a major factor in achieving the Morrison miracle in 2019 – a blue tide across Queensland saw the LNP win 23 of 30 seats. Labor holds just six seats in the state and not one outside the south east corner. The PLA hopes to undo some of its losses last time … Read more

Michigan tornado causes ‘catastrophic’ damage

First responders are assessing the damage from the tornado, according to Gorno, who described the scene as “catastrophic,” with cars overturned and structures destroyed. “It’s a busy downtown, and it went right through it,” he said. “We’re not used to it here,” he said. “We don’t have sirens like in other parts of the country.” … Read more

Naperville Central students urge school board to switch to electric buses

Two months after Naperville Unit District 203 officials said a switch to electric buses was currently not possible, a group of students spoke at this week’s school board meeting to detail the need for a more environmentally friendly fleet of vehicles. Five students in a Peace and Conflict Studies class at Naperville Central High School … Read more

Murder-suicide under investigation in Lynn

LYNN – A husband and wife have died after an apparent murder-suicide in Lynn, the Essex District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday. Officers responded to a home on Mudge Street around 1.20pm Thursday. A man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Jessie Mitchell, 46, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according … Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco bars Pelosi from receiving Communion over his stance on abortion

SAN FRANCISCO — Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not be allowed to receive Communion because of her stance on abortion in an open letter. Cordileone said Pelosi received a notification that “she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates … Read more

What to know about the 2 marijuana reform bills from the Mass Legislature.

Policy The House of Representatives and the state Senate have each passed bills to reform Commonwealth cannabis laws. AP Photo/Steven Senne, File Both houses of the Massachusetts Legislature have now passed bills to change the state’s marijuana law to help diversify the local industry, pave the way for so-called coffee shops in cannabis and other … Read more