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Climate crisis: Greece is ablaze in a scorching heat wave, yet coal is making a comeback

Climate crisis: Greece is ablaze in a scorching heat wave, yet coal is making a comeback

Western Macedonia, Greece CNN — Dimitris Mitsaris opens his garage door and the smell of fermenting grapes emerges, as the first morning light bounces off dozens of steel tanks. Mitsaris and his family live here, in Agios Panteleimonas, a mountainous village of just 800 residents in northern Greece, and have made their home into a …

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Kentucky flooding: More rain to strike already drenched and devastated communities as region remains in search and rescue mode after fatal flooding

Kentucky flooding: More rain to strike already drenched and devastated communities as region remains in search and rescue mode after fatal flooding

“The forecast is concerning, and we’re watching it very closely, obviously. We also are sending out warnings and making sure everyone knows,” said Col. Jeremy Slinker, the Kentucky emergency management director. “We’re preparing for it and making sure all the residents there are prepared for it because we just don’t want to lose anyone else …

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Here's what you should do with that drawer full of old gadgets

Here’s what you should do with that drawer full of old gadgets

Decades of the tech sector’s pressure to “innovate or die” have led to a long list of useful and flashy household tech products, but many of these same devices also have a need to be replaced at almost the same rapid rate that new technology emerges. The result of this so-called planned obsolescence, combined with …

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Indiana's Republican-controlled Senate approves bill largely banning abortion

Indiana’s Republican-controlled Senate approves bill largely banning abortion

CNN — Indiana’s Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill Saturday which would ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy with limited exceptions, despite opposition from abortion rights and anti-abortion advocates. State lawmakers, reconvened in a special legislative session to consider abortion restrictions, passed Senate Bill 1 in a 26-20 vote following nearly four hours of passionate …

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Nepal has nearly tripled its wild tiger population since 2009

Nepal has nearly tripled its wild tiger population since 2009

Nepal’s National Tiger and Prey Survey 2022 found there are now 355 wild tigers in the country, a 190% increase since 2009. The exhaustive survey covered 18,928 square kilometers — more than 12% of the country — and required 16,811 days of field staff time. Ginette Henley, senior vice president for wildlife conservation at the …

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The fight against Alzheimer's: Where are we now?

The fight against Alzheimer’s: Where are we now?

CNN — Neurologist Rudy Tanzi was still a graduate student at Harvard Medical School when he helped identify the first gene associated with hereditary Alzheimer’s – amyloid beta-protein precursor, or APP. “It was the summer of ’86. I was 27 years old,” Tanzi recalls. “I remember thinking that for the first time since Dr. Alois …

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Ukraine war: videos allegedly show Russian soldiers castrating a Ukrainian soldier

Ukraine war: videos allegedly show Russian soldiers castrating a Ukrainian soldier

The three videos appear to show a soldier wearing what look like yellow and blue patches — the colors of the Ukrainian flag — on the ground, with his hands tied behind his back, first being gagged, then mutilated, then shot. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the videos which circulated widely on social …

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Opinion: Justice Alito's careless remarks about Prince Harry and Boris Johnson

Opinion: Justice Alito’s careless remarks about Prince Harry and Boris Johnson

In what began as a serious speech about the need to protect religious liberty, Alito mocked foreign leaders who criticized the controversial decision he authored in the Dobbs v. Jackson case, which ended a federal right to abortion last month. He then told his audience of mostly friendly law professors on a Roman holiday, “I …

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Ballet, busking and bathing: Ukrainians are defying Russia by embracing 'normal life'

Ballet, busking and bathing: Ukrainians are defying Russia by embracing ‘normal life’

A girl dances, twisting and twirling in the sand as a busker on the boardwalk beats his drum to the rhythm of a pop tune. With bars and cafes humming with activity, the vibe feels similar to that of countless European summer hotspots. It is a stark and disconcerting contrast to the scenes I witnessed …

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