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Toxic gas, new rivers of molten lava endanger Spanish island – The Denver Post

By ARITZ PARRA and RENATA BRITO EL PASO, Canary Islands (AP) — As a new volcanic vent blew open and unstoppable rivers of molten rock flowed toward the sea, authorities on a Spanish island warned Tuesday that more dangers lie ahead for residents, including earthquakes, lava flows, toxic gases, volcanic ash and acid rain. Several […]

Politics

Laughing gas: Possession could become a criminal offence following ‘concerning’ rise in use

The UK government is seeking advice on whether to make possession of laughing gas a criminal offence. The Home Office has asked the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to analyse the harm caused by nitrous oxide following what the department describes as a “concerning” rise in use of the substance. Laughing […]

Politics

Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON — The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden’s ability to bridge Washington’s partisan divides as he pursues his first major legislative victory. Biden called for a $15 hourly […]