Climate and environment

Sale revives floating offshore wind power in US waters

Sale revives floating offshore wind power in US waters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale, floating wind farms in deep waters off the West Coast. The live online auction for the five leases – three off California’s central coast and two off its northern coast – has generated strong interest, and 43 companies from around …

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Sober or bright?  Europe facing holidays during the energy crisis

Sober or bright? Europe facing holidays during the energy crisis

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early-season revelers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas Market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city has yet to decorate its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling Christmas lights as officials debate the brightness of the season during an energy …

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China eases some quarantines for travelers even as cases rise

China eases some quarantines for travelers even as cases rise

BEIJING (AP) — Travelers arriving in China will spend less time in quarantine thanks to changes to sweeping virus checks announced Friday to reduce disruption to the economy and society. The announcement came as a surge in COVID-19 cases prompted Beijing to close parks and impose other restrictions. The country has reported 10,729 new cases …

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