China offers flight refunds to curb travel

China offers flight refunds to curb travel

BEIJING — Chinese airlines are offering refunded tickets as the coronavirus continues to spread in the country’s northeast. The offer Tuesday from the government’s aviation authority comes amid a push to prevent people traveling during the Lunar New Year holiday next month. China has largely curbed the virus’…
Fossil fuel firms need to curb climate gas leaks

Fossil fuel firms need to curb climate gas leaks

BERLIN – The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies aren’t doing enough to reduce the release of methane, a potent source of planet-heating emissions, that is seeping out of pipelines and production plants. A report published Monday by the Paris-based organization found the estimated 10% drop…
South Korea to curb social gatherings nationwide

South Korea to curb social gatherings nationwide

SEOUL – South Korea will prohibit private social gatherings of more than five people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting from Christmas Eve as it contends with surging coronavirus infections. The restrictions revealed by Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Tuesday widen similar plans…
California governor imposes new restrictions to curb COVID

California governor imposes new restrictions to curb COVID

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was pulling the “emergency brake” Monday on reopening the state’s economy as coronavirus cases surge at the fastest rate since the start of the outbreak. “We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said. “California is experiencing the fastest increase in…