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Florida bans the sale of lab-grown meat

Florida bans the sale of lab-grown meat

Florida has become the first state to ban lab-grown meat, sparking a heated debate on food innovation and public health.

Mitch Perry reports for Florida Phoenix.

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Colorado may be backing off lawn mower ban to fight ozone

A proposed ban on the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment in the Denver metro area may be off the table after state health department staff recommended an alternate proposal that merely bars state and local government use of gas machines in summer months.

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Colorado closer to gas lawn equipment ban for ozone

State air pollution officials are likely to vote by the end of the year on a 2025 ban on the sale of push or hand-held, gasoline-powered lawn equipment in nine Front Range counties with ozone problems.
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Uganda charcoal ban disrupts a lucrative but destructive business

The burning of charcoal, an age-old practice in many African societies, is now restricted business across northern Uganda amid a wave of resentment by locals who have warned of the threat of climate change stemming from the uncontrolled felling of trees by outsiders.

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France bans domestic short-haul flights

A French ban on domestic short-haul flights when alternative train journeys exist came into force this week, with one lawmaker hailing it as “an essential step” in the country’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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As Colombia moves to ban fracking, Exxon seeks to recover investment

Exxon Mobil Corp is in talks with Colombia's government in hopes of recovering its investment in a fracking pilot project as the U.S. oil major prepares to ditch upstream operations in the Andean country where the government is pushing through a fracking ban.

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Court throws out Berkeley, California's ban on natural gas

A federal appeals court on Monday overturned Berkeley, California’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction, agreeing with restaurant owners who argued the city bypassed federal energy regulations when it approved the ordinance.