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27/06/22
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The Energy Mix
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Jun 26, 2022

The Joe Biden administration in the United States should be pushing for a transit fare holiday—and a windfall profit tax on fossil revenues—not a gas tax holiday, a measure critics are panning as anti-climate action that will do nothing to help consumers cope with inflation.

24/06/22
Author: 
Grace Blakeley
Politicians and technocrats from across the political spectrum in the UK have taken it upon themselves to chastise workers for demanding wage increases in line with inflation. (Images Money / Flickr)

06.18.2022

It’s not rising workers’ wages that are causing spiraling inflation — it’s corporate profiteering.

Anyone observing the political debate about inflation in the UK could be forgiven for thinking that rising prices were being driven by rising wages. Politicians and technocrats from across the political spectrum have taken it upon themselves to chastise workers for demanding wage increases in line with inflation.

24/06/22
Author: 
Anita Snow
"Cueball", front left, dines with other homeless persons at the Justa Center on Friday, May 20, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Jun 21, 2022

Hundreds of blue, green and grey tents are pitched under the sun’s searing rays in downtown Phoenix, a jumble of flimsy canvas and plastic along dusty sidewalks. Here, in the hottest big city in America, thousands of homeless people swelter as the summer’s triple digit temperatures arrive.

24/06/22
Author: 
Jessica McDiarmid
Residents carry their belongings away from the floodwaters that have engulfed a swath of South Sudan for almost a year, uprooting nearly a million people. Climate change is causing catastrophes throughout the developing world. Photo courtesy of MSF

Jun 22, 2022

First, the animals die.

The chickens, cattle, goats — livestock that provides sustenance for people — starve, drown or perish from disease.

Next, the babies.

Children under five are most vulnerable to malnourishment, dehydration and illness. Their deaths are a bellwether of the devastation brought by famine, drought, flood and disaster.

Then, the elderly.

24/06/22
Author: 
Vanmala Subramaniam
Hudson's Bay

Jun 23, 2022

Hundreds of workers at a Toronto warehouse belonging to The Bay, a subsidiary of Hudson’s Bay Co., have gone on strike, demanding a retroactive pay increase for working in grueling conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of inflation that is now soaring.

22/06/22
Author: 
Victoria Kim, Clifford Krauss and Anton Troianovski
A Lukoil refinery in Volgograd, Russia.Credit...Reuters
Jun 21, 2022
 

With China and India buying the Russian oil shunned by the West in an effort to force an end to the Ukraine invasion, Moscow is earning more now than it did before the war.

SEOUL — When the United States and European Union moved to curtail purchases of Russian fossil fuels this year, they hoped it would help make the Russian invasion of Ukraine so economically painful for Moscow that President Vladimir V. Putin would be forced to abandon it.

That prospect now seems remote at best.

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