Bridging the skills gap, one solar panel at a time

Bridging the skills gap, one solar panel at a time

Solar Works DC is a new partnership between the city and the nonprofit GRID Alternatives that trains workers for solar jobs. Many of the participants come from Washington’s poorest areas, and over the next three years will be paid to install solar panels on 100,000 low-income homes.

DC’s Stinky Triple Corpse Flower Bloom Draws Thousands

DC’s Stinky Triple Corpse Flower Bloom Draws Thousands

Washington’s hot, humid summer has certainly caused those in the nation’s capital to sweat it out, but it’s just what the city’s three corpse flowers — which bloom with a violent stench — needed. The largest of the three super-sized, super-stinky blooms at the U.S. Botanic Garden began blooming Saturday night, and the other two are expected to bloom this week.

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Eclipse Chaos: Millions Head to Prime Viewing Locations

Thousands of people sitting in traffic on a hot day? Nothing unusual for New York or Los Angeles. But the dozens of cities that are sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21 with hordes of tourists drawn to see totality, where a total eclipse will occur. The thousands of visitors will likely jam traffic and put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.

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Medill Today // February 23, 2018

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