Climate study finds global COVID-19 shutdowns had ‘negligible’ impact on temperatures

A new study claims the coronavirus-related shutdowns that halted economies around the world yielded emissions reductions but had a “negligible” overall impact on global temperatures — a finding likely to provoke further debate about the utility of sweeping environmental regulations with potentially massive economic tradeoffs. The study, published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change, follows presumptive […]

Anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers file $11M lawsuit against Trudeau

An Ontario-based anti-vaccination organization has filed an $11 million lawsuit against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the CBC reported Thursday. The Vaccine Choice Canada and seven individuals are suing the Canadian and Ontario governments, the City of Toronto, a number of politicians and health authorities, as well as the CBC over their response to the coronavirus pandemic […]

Pennsylvania takes ballot precautions after Postal Service hints at delivery delays

The U.S. Postal Service warned Pennsylvania leaders in July that some mail-in ballots might not be delivered on time come November because the state’s deadlines are too tight for its “delivery standards,” prompting election officials to take action. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAIL-IN VOTING IN 2020 Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar filed a state Supreme Court motion asking for approval […]