The lower house of the Indian parliament Monday passed a bill establishing a central scheme for the purchase and sale of carbon credits. The bill also promotes clean energy by obligating certain large consumers of electricity to use renewable energy and conserve energy. The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Act seeks to amend the two-decade-old Energy Conservation [...]

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The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday approved two bills that would expand the safety and privacy accorded to children and teenagers on commercial electronic platforms.  The move is seen as a response to concerns over algorithms used by social media platforms such as TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube. The first bill, the [...]

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Two men from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Tuesday pled guilty in federal court to charges of trafficking protected animal products from the DRC into the US. Herdade Lokua and Jospin Mujangi admitted before the US District Court for the Western District of Washington they had worked with a middleman since November 2019 to [...]

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The European Parliament Wednesday voted to advance legislation which would include certain gas and nuclear energy-related activities in the European Union (EU) list of environmentally sustainable activities. This inclusion, subject to strict conditions, aims to enable EU members’ transition to climate neutrality by 2050. In 2020 the EU passed the Taxonomy Regulation, setting out a [...]

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A coalition of ten environmental groups Wednesday sued the US Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Land Management for resuming auctions to lease public lands with oil and gas reserves in eight western states. The environmental groups claim the auctions violate two laws and are incompatible with President Joe Biden’s climate-related promises. [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday ruled in a 5-4 decision that federal courts may not order states to transport inmates to find new evidence without first deciding of any resulting evidence would be admissible in court. In 1993 Raymond Twyford was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death by an Ohio jury. Twyford was [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Monday unanimously ruled in favor of a preliminary injunction against a Florida law regulating how social media companies moderate content on their platforms. Last May Florida enacted Senate Bill 7072, a bill which applies to social media platforms with annual gross revenues over $100 million or [...]

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A sole claimant Tuesday filed a representative action suit against Google and its artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiary DeepMind Technologies in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales for misuse of private information. The misuse arose from a data-sharing arrangement between DeepMind and the Royal Free London National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust. In [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Tuesday remanded a suit by a woman whose job offer was rescinded following a background check which revealed a criminal conviction. In February 2016, Ria Schumacher filed a class-action lawsuit contact center SC Data Center for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The previous year, [...]

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The UK Ministry of Justice Wednesday published an independent report on terrorism in prisons and committed to measures to suppress terrorist activity in jails. The 81-page report, prepared by Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Jonathan Hall QC, is mandated under the Terrorism Act 2006. The report takes note of terror activity supposedly linked to associations formed [...]

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