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European Union delays carbon tax for one year

The EU will put its controversial carbon tax on intercontinental airline flights on hold for a year to give time for international talks to reach a compromise on the issue, a European source said Thursday. EU environment ministers reached agreement with lawmakers from the European Parliament to put the tax…

Solar storm disruptions could begin today

On Tuesday, two giant solar flares erupted from the surface of the sun. The waves of energy they produced can disrupt “utility grids, airline flights and satellite systems” according to this report from CBS News, which features some amazing footage of the flares themselves. The disturbances are set to begin…