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Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest Is Back. Here’s What to Know.

The competitive eaters are back at Coney Island in Brooklyn for the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The Independence Day contest is returning to its original location at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues after being relocated because of the pandemic. Joey Chestnut, 38, is looking to win his 15th title at …

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Environment Agency chief hits out at greenwashing by businesses | Climate crisis

Widespread greenwashing by businesses is compromising efforts to prepare for climate impacts such as floods and heatwaves, the chair of the Environment Agency will say in a speech on Monday. Emma Howard Boyd, addressing the UK Center for Greening Finance and Investment Annual Forum, will warn businesses are embedding liability and storing up risk for …

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Go Nature, Go Carton: Creating the world’s most sustainable food package

Every day around the world hundreds of millions of single-use containers and cans are thrown away. Although packaging is a critical part of the global food delivery system, this causes depletion of finite resources and wasteage. As the demand for packaged foods rises, the need to find more sustainable packaging solutions is becoming more urgent. …

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Janet Jackson Loses Audio at Essence Fest, Caps Off Weekend of Issues

Janet Jackson was not impervious to technical difficulties that plagued Essence Festival — losing audio midway through her performance … but powering through to kill it regardless. The singer was one of the big headliners at the NOLA concert series this weekend at Caesars Superdome … where TONS of huge stars performed in an event …

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NBA Free Agency: Goran Dragic signs with Chicago Bulls as Mavericks watch

According to Sham Charania and several other sources, the Chicago Bulls have signed Goran Dragic to a one year contract worth the veteran minimum. The Mavericks, per Marc Steinare electing to keep their final roster spot open citing the need for wing depth per his sources. Can confirm Goran Dragic has agreed to a one-year …

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Kirby defends Biden tweet on high gas prices after Bezos criticism

John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, on Sunday pushed back on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s tweet the prior day bashing President Biden for calling on “companies running gas stations” to lower their prices. “Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the …

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Aphelion 2022: Earth will be farthest from the sun on July 4

On Monday (July 4), Earth celebrates Independence Day by getting as far away from the sun as possible — reaching what astronomers call aphelion at 3 am EDT (0700 GMT). At aphelion, Earth will be 94.51 million miles (152.1 million kilometers) away from the sun, states geophysicist Chris Vaughan, an amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software …

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