Biden Seeks Major Spending Increase for Global Climate Efforts

President Biden’s proposed budget would give a major boost to the global climate battle by injecting more than $11 billion into efforts to help other countries tackle global warming. The money would go to a range of programs, budget documents show — from one initiative designed to help developing countries move away from coal to …

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FTC Sues TurboTax Owner Intuit Over Free Tax Software Advertising

Kimberly White | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission sued Intuit in federal court Monday, alleging it misled customers for years by marketing its TurboTax software as free and then charging most users when they file their income taxes. According to a January shareholder presentation by the Inuit, about 56 million …

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sen. Elizabeth Warren Praises Biden Billionaire Tax, Calls For Even More Salary Changes For CEOs

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Secretary of the Treasury for Home Finance Nellie Liang as she testifies before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, DC, Feb. 15, 2022. Win McNamee | Swimming pool | Reuters sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday praised the Biden administration’s renewed efforts to introduce a new tax on the nation’s wealthiest …

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How the war in Ukraine causes indirect deaths?

The Russian attacks on Ukraine have devastating consequences for civilians. But the health effects extend far beyond the effects of bombing and shelling. While it may not be the most pressing threat facing Ukrainians, COVID remains a serious risk. Overcrowded trains, air raid shelters and refugee processing facilities provide ideal conditions for the transmission of …

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The majority of the US has Covid antibodies, what that means for you

Some people worry that another Covid wave is coming, made possible by the highly contagious BA.2 subvariant of omicron. But experts say a significant jump in cases is unlikely, at least for now – possibly due to a recent estimate that nearly all Americans currently have some level of Covid antibodies in their systems. According …

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‘Momentum Computing’ Pushes the Thermodynamic Limits of Technology

In case you hadn’t noticed, computers are hot – literally. A laptop can pump out boiling heat, while data centers use an estimated 200 terawatt hours per year, comparable to the energy consumption of some mid-sized countries. The carbon footprint of information and communication technologies as a whole is close to that of fuel consumption …

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Democrats urge Supreme Court Clarence Thomas to withdraw from election cases

Two dozen Democratic lawmakers demanded Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “immediately withdraw” from future cases related to pro-Trump efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, including those linked to the riots in the United States. Capitol of January 6. In a letter dated Monday, 24 Democrats in the House and Senate asked the highest judge …

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Laws that defame transgender children and their families are abusive

On Monday, it became illegal to talk about gender identity or sexual orientation in hundreds of classrooms across the state of Florida. This law is one of the historic numbers of proposed laws and measures targeting trans youth in Texas, Arizona, Alabama and more than a dozen other US states. Tens of thousands of transgender …

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FDA Approves Fourth Pfizer and Moderna Covid Vaccine Doses for People 50 and Older

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared fourth Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccine doses for everyone 50 and older, amid uncertainty about whether an even more contagious version of omicron in the U.S. will trigger another wave of infection like in Europe and China. The FDA also said it has approved a second Pfizer booster …

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What you need to know about the collapse of Antarctica’s Conger Ice Shelf?

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication on the latest research. East Antarctica’s Conger Ice Shelf — a floating platform the size of Rome — broke off the continent on March 15, 2022. Since the beginning of satellite observations in the 1970s, the tip of the shelf had disintegrated …

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