Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is "way off track" in capping rising temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday in a stark illustration of the task facing climate talks in Glasgow.
A report by the U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) showed carbon dioxide levels surged to 413.2 parts per million in 2020, rising more than the average rate over the last decade despite a temporary dip in emissions during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Bausch, Clearside receive U.S. approval for eye injection
Bausch Health Companies Inc and Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday they received approval from the U.S. health regulator for their eye injection, giving patients access to a novel treatment for vision loss resulting from an inflammatory eye condition.
The drug, Xipere, is injected to the back of the eye and delivers a version of a steroid commonly used for the treatment of uveitis, an inflammation of tissues in the eye.
Macular edema, a build-up of fluid in a part of the retina, is the leading cause of vision loss among people with uveitis.
With corporate tax off table, U.S. Democrats turn to billionaires to fund spending bill
U.S. Democrats are expected to unveil a tax plan on Monday that would seek to raise hundreds of billions of dollars from the country's roughly 700 billionaires to help pay for expanding the social safety net and tackling climate change.
Democrats were forced to shift to the unorthodox plan in the face of opposition from one of their own senators, Kyrsten Sinema, to raising the corporate tax rate and the top personal income tax rate to pay for the hefty spending plan, which is a pillar of Democratic President Joe Biden's domestic agenda.
From zero to $12 billion; investors chase Trump stock hype
Donald Trump has united some of his supporters and detractors in buying shares in his new company and hoping to score a big win.
Anthony Nguyen, a 49-year-old software consultant from Austin, Texas, is a Republican who refused to vote for the former U.S. president in last year's election.
Last week he joined the millions of online day traders who drove up the value of the company that will house Trump's new social media venture to almost $12 billion.
Nail bomb kills one at restaurant
A bomb that killed at least one person in a pork restaurant on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala was packed with nails and shrapnel, police said on Sunday.
The explosion, which occurred on Saturday night in a suburb in the northern outskirts of Kampala, killed a 20-year-old waitress and injured three people, two of whom were in critical condition.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the police said the device had been made using local materials, adding: "All indications suggest an act of domestic terror.
Dip products recalled, misbrandedSmilin' Bob's Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In Smilin' Bob's Smoked Fish Dip Products
- Company Announcement Date: October 21, 2021
- FDA Publish Date: October 21, 2021
- Product Type:Food & Beverages, Prepared Food, Allergens
- Reason for Announcement: Undeclared egg allergen
- Company Name: Smilin' Bob's
- Brand Name: Smilin' Bob's
- Product Description: Smoked Fish Dip
Smilin' Bob's is initiating a voluntary recall because a limited amount of Smilin' Bob's Original Smoked Fish Dip was mistakenly packed in Smilin' Bob's Natural Smoked Fish Dip cups with a Original Smoked Fish Dip lid.
Room spray recalled, due to rare and dangerous bacteriaWalmart Recalls Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones Due to Rare and Dangerous Bacteria; Two Deaths Investigated
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Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones
Tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that a bottle of the room spray contained the rare and dangerous bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei which causes melioidosis, a condition that is difficult to diagnose and can be fatal.