• Marin beaches receive high marks for water quality

    23 days ago - By Bésame

    Six-year-old Derek Greathouse, left, and his 4-year-old brother Eli, of Austin, Texas, visit Muir Beach on Monday, July 18, 2022. Muir Beach was among Marin beaches to get top marks in a water quality report by the environmental nonprofit Heal The Bay.
    Waves wash over rocks and mussels at Muir Beach on Monday, July 18, 2022. Muir Beach was among Marin beaches to get top marks in a water quality report by the environmental nonprofit Heal The Bay.
    Kids and coaches from Big Dog Surf Camp get in the water at Muir Beach on Monday, July 18, 2022.
    People walk along a trail at Muir Beach on...
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  • UK inflation surges to new 40-year high of 9.4%

    23 days ago - By Bésame

    LONDON - Inflation in the United Kingdom has accelerated to a new 40-year high, driven by rising food and fuel prices that are contributing to a cost-of-living crisis.
    Consumer prices rose 9.4% this year through June, up from 9.1% the previous month, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. The new figure is the highest since 1982, when inflation peaked at 11%.
    Russia's war in Ukraine has boosted food and energy prices around the world, with shipments of oil, natural gas, grain and cooking oil disrupted. That has added to rising prices that began last year as the global economy...
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