Tesla’s dominance of EVs is eroding as cheaper cars hit the market

Tesla's dominance of EVs is eroding as cheaper cars hit the market

You’re here is still the top-selling electric vehicle brand in the US, but its dominance is eroding as rivals offer a growing number of more affordable models, according to a report Tuesday by S&P Global Mobility. The data firm found that Tesla’s market share of new registered electric vehicles in the US stood at 65% … Read more

Deadly bird flu returns to Midwest earlier than expected

Deadly bird flu returns to Midwest earlier than expected

MINNEAPOLIS– Bird flu has returned to the Midwest earlier than authorities expected after a lull of several months, with the highly pathogenic disease being detected in two commercial turkey flocks in western Minnesota and a hobby flock in Indiana, officials said Wednesday. The disease was detected after a farm in Meeker County reported an increase … Read more

More polio virus detected in upstate New York wastewater

More polio virus detected in upstate New York wastewater

The virus that causes polio has been found in wastewater samples from another upstate New York county, prompting state health officials to warn of expanding “community spread” of the life-threatening virus ALBANY, NY — State health officials in New York are warning of expanding “community spread” of the polio virus after it was found in … Read more

Is West Nile Virus Getting Bad Again?

Is West Nile Virus Getting Bad Again?

Photo: STEKLO (Shutterstock) West Nile virus has been found in a record number of mosquitoes in the New York City area, with at least two cases known to have occurred in humans. If you weren’t around for the last big West Nile panic about 20 years ago, you might be wondering just what this disease … Read more

Schumer-Manchin reconciliation bill: Climate change provisions

Schumer-Manchin reconciliation bill: Climate change provisions

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) exits the US Capitol following a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 9, 2022. Tom Brenner | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.V., on Wednesday unveiled a long-anticipated reconciliation package that would invest hundreds of billions of dollars to combat climate change and advance … Read more

Countries are not doing enough to contain monkeypox, epidemiologist says

Countries are not doing enough to contain monkeypox, epidemiologist says

There are serious concerns that the US and other countries are not doing enough to contain monkeypox from becoming a large scale global outbreak, according to an infectious disease epidemiologist. Over the weekend, the World Health Organization activated its highest alert level for the virus, labeling monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. The … Read more

EU asks member states to ration energy as Putin tightens grip on gas supplies

EU asks member states to ration energy as Putin tightens grip on gas supplies

The European Commission is putting forward new measures so member states are better prepared for the winter, when their energy needs are higher. This comes as Gazprom claims it can’t fulfill gas contracts with Europe. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images European countries are being asked to curb their consumption of natural … Read more

Photos show Europe’s devastating wildfires as temperatures surge

Photos show Europe's devastating wildfires as temperatures surge

Dubbed a “heat apocalypse” by one French meteorologist, many nations in Europe are sweltering under record temperatures, causing devastating wildfires in some parts of the continent. Spain and Portugal have seen over 1,000 deaths in the last week attributed to the weather, according to Reuters. Firefighters in France and Greece have also been out in … Read more