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Subject Espresso - Chile legalises same-sex marriage, curbing urban transport emissions, EU drafts rules for gig workers
Date December 9, 2021 12:39 PM
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Chile same-sex marriage vote celebrated as historic [[link removed]]

Chile joins more than 20 nations to legalize same-sex marriage

Electric vehicle and 'compact’ city combo could reach emissions targets [[link removed]]

As electric vehicles gain ground globally, researchers say they need to be combined with efforts to make cities more walkable and bikeable to swiftly curb climate change

EU draft rules for gig workers target Uber, Deliveroo, online platforms [[link removed]]

Online platform companies that set pay and standards of conduct for their workers will have to classify them as employees entitled to a minimum wage, paid holidays and pension rights, according to new EU draft rules

Superbonus! Italy's green growth gambit lines homes and pockets [[link removed]]

Climate analysts say it is too soon to measure the impact of the subsidies on household energy use but they welcome the thrust of the measure

Trial of actor Jussie Smollett, accused of faking hate crime, goes to jury [[link removed]]

Smollett, 39, who is Black and openly gay, faces six felony counts of disorderly conduct in US Court over accusations that he made false reports to the police

U.S. Supreme Court conservatives lean toward more public dollars for religious schools [[link removed]]

Expanding religious rights in the United States has been a priority in recent years for the Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority

Depression rising among LGBT people in conservative-ruled Poland, survey finds [[link removed]]

Some 44% of LGBT+ people reported experiencing serious symptoms of depression in 2019-2020, up from 28% in 2017, according to a study by the University of Warsaw's Centre for Research on Prejudice

EU passes first chunk of green investment rules, contentious sectors still to come [[link removed]]

The EU is due to decide this month whether to label gas and nuclear energy investments as green. The decision has split EU countries and been delayed by a year amid intense political lobbying

Oil executives take to conference stage to rebut harsh portrayal on climate [[link removed]]

Executives of the oil and gas industry offer a full-throated defense, describing government opposition to new projects as harming society

U.N. climate chief: COP26 put nations on notice to act fast [[link removed]]

The U.N. climate chief says deals and decisions made last month at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow have given countries many tasks ahead of the next summit in Egypt in November 2022

Coffee crisis in Central America fuels record exodus north [[link removed]]

Years of losses leave Central American coffee farmers with spiraling debts and few options but to head to the U.S. for better economic opportunities

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