Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug … Read more

England drought declared in parts after months of scant rainfall

England drought declared in parts after months of scant rainfall

The Environment Agency announced that England’s south, southwest and southeast are in drought, along with central and eastern regions, after convening the National Drought Group, made up of water companies, ministers and other water authorities. Parts of the capital, London, are also affected. The UK has had five consecutive months of below-average rainfall and back-to-back … Read more

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

LUX, France (AP) — Once, a river ran through it. Now, white dust and thousands of dead fish cover the wide trench that winds amid rows of trees in France’s Burgundy region in what was the Tille River in the village of Lux. From dry and cracked reservoirs in Spain to falling water levels on … Read more

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

The climate and energy package awaiting final approval by Congress aims to achieve two goals that are not always compatible: Make electric vehicles more affordable while freezing China out of the supply chain. Auto industry representatives have been griping that the proposed $7,500 tax credits for electric vehicle buyers come with so many strings attached … Read more

Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Sleepers, breakouts, busts from veteran model that nailed Taylor’s big season

Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Sleepers, breakouts, busts from veteran model that nailed Taylor’s big season

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has become well-known for his production on the field and his enthusiasm for playing Fantasy football. He must have known the implications of his comments when he said it might be useful for him to receive fewer touches this season in an effort to stay healthy. Ekeler is … Read more