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U.S. health chief to visit Taiwan, likely angering China - Reuters Canada
Reuters

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four decades - a move likely to anger China, which claims the island as its own. more…

Wiener Stadtwerke wraps up purchase of EnBW's stake in EVN - Reuters
Reuters

Vienna utility Wiener Stadtwerke has closed its purchase of EnBW's 28.35% stake in Austrian energy group EVN , EVN said on Wednesday, as the German company sheds assets to free up cash for its renewable push. more…

Trump executive order to boost U.S. drug manufacturing: Navarro - Reuters
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday will sign an executive order aimed at boosting American drug manufacturing and lowering drug prices, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said as the administration continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus out… more…

Dakota Access oil pipeline users downplay need for line to investors - Reuters India
Reuters

The largest oil pipeline out of the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota could be forced to shut this week, and the companies that use it are telling investors they can survive without it. But in legal filings, they have made its closure seem dire. more…

Indonesia inches forward on community forest goal, hobbled by pandemic - Reuters
Reuters

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half - an area twice the size of Los Angeles - because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment … more…

Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say - Reuters
Reuters

In the murky story of how a cache of highly explosive ammonium nitrate ended up on the Beirut waterfront, one thing is clear -- no one has ever publicly come forward to claim it. more…

SPECIAL REPORT-Lebanon's power struggle – why a failing state can't get the lights on - Reuters Africa
Reuters

Surveying Beirut's shattered streets last week, in the aftermath of a massive explosion at the port that killed at least 158 people, French President Emmanuel Macron offered support to the people of Lebanon and delivered a stern message to the country's rulin… more…

Special Report: Lebanon’s power struggle – why a failing state can’t get the lights on - Reuters
Reuters

Surveying Beirut's shattered streets last week, in the aftermath of a massive explosion at the port that killed at least 158 people, French President Emmanuel Macron offered support to the people of Lebanon and delivered a stern message to the country's rulin… more…

Facebook relaxed misinformation rules for conservative outlets
Android Central

"According to internal discussions, Facebook removed "strikes" so that conservative pages were not penalized for violations of misinformation policies." What you need to know A new report says Facebook relaxed rules about misinformation for conservative pa… more…

4 ridiculously easy ways you can be more eco-friendly
The Next Web

When it comes to saving the planet, the question of where to start can be overwhelming. And while larger, governmental change is urgently needed, we can all individually contribute to being  part of “the solution” rather than “the pollution.” Savvy consumeris… more…

How Music Could Become a Crucial Part of Your Sleep Hygiene
Time

An unlikely sedative has seen a spike in usage around bedtime: music. Here's how sleep music became a mainstream relaxation tool. more…

COVID-19 in Africa: Dampening the storm?
Science Magazine

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly and extensively to most countries in the world, resulting in considerable mortality in Europe and the United States, as well as in numerous upper-middle-income countries in South America and Asia. Experts… more…

Lead was poisoning the water in Flint, Mich. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha put her reputation on the line to prove it.
USA Today

"Nothing can prepare you for when the entire state goes after you and tells you you're wrong." Of course, she wasn't wrong. more…

Veterans home, online dress code, mask counting: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state more…

Biker rally, convention problems, school crowding: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state more…

Mayflower II, Space Camp saved, Oglala Sioux Tribe: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state more…

Agrivoltaics: Save solar plant land costs with sheep and agriculture
Utilitydive.com

The cost savings impressed Tampa Electric when it put its solar O&M out to bid in 2018, with grazing representing a 75% cost savings over traditional mowing, said Paul Davis, director of solar operations. more…

Communities Test “Time Credits”, a New Form of Currency
90.5 WESA

Sitting in a grassy lot along Braddock’s main avenue, Jona Reyes dreams of restoring the energy that she says once coursed through the neighborhood. Since more…

Canada's Last Intact Arctic Ice Shelf Just Collapsed
Vice News

Milne Ice Shelf lost an area larger than the size of Manhattan and two resulting islands are now dangerously floating in the ocean, scientists say. more…

Masks Alone Don’t Make You Invincible
Vice News

Covering your face can help combat the coronavirus. But some scientists fear people now believe masks of any quality are foolproof defenses—and they're being labeled as "anti-mask" for saying so. more…