Anti-vaccine protesters shut down one of largest COVID-19 vaccination sites in U.S. – National

One of the largest vaccination sites in the country temporarily shut down Saturday because dozen of protesters blocked the entrance, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours, the Los Angeles Times and NBC News reported. The Los Angeles Fire Department shut the entrance to the vaccination centre at Dodger […]

Opponents of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline sue to shut down Minnesota construction

Opponents of a pipeline project that crosses three states have asked a federal court to halt construction in Minnesota on allegations that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to address several environmental issues when it approved a water quality permit. Two Minnesota Ojibwe bands and two environmental groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District […]

U.K. to cancel Christmas gatherings, shut shops in London as coronavirus surges – National

Families must cancel their Christmas gatherings and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday as he imposed a new, stricter level of coronavirus restrictions on the region to curb rapidly spreading infections. Johnson said Saturday that the capital and other areas in southern […]

Famous alien-hunting telescope shut down to avoid ‘catastrophic failure’ – National

Scientists have lost one of their most powerful tools for hunting asteroids, planets and alien life after damage forced Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory to shut down for good. The massive facility is one of the largest single-dish radio telescopes in the world and has played a major role in scientific discoveries over more than five […]

Michigan governor files lawsuit to shut down Enbridge line 5 pipeline under Great Lakes

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took legal action Friday to shut down a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel that links two of the Great Lakes. Whitmer’s office notified the Canadian company that it was revoking an easement granted in 1953 to extend a roughly 4-mile (6.4-kilometre) section of the pipeline through the Straits […]

New coronavirus shut downs, restrictions prompt backlash in U.K. – National

LONDON — The British government is set to announce new restrictions Monday on business and socializing in major northern England cities with high infection rates. But pubs, restaurants and other businesses are pushing back, arguing that they are not to blame for a resurgent outbreak. Local authorities in hard-hit cities including Liverpool and Manchester […]