Watchdog: Bankrupt coal mines pose too much of a risk to taxpayers

Watchdog: Bankrupt coal mines pose too much of a risk to taxpayers

WASHINGTON - Congress should end a practice that puts the federal or state government at risk of paying for expensive coal mine cleanups when mining companies go bankrupt, according to a new finding by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. The GAO, an...

Shepherd Showcases Tip-To-Tail Tack with Sheep

Shepherd Showcases Tip-To-Tail Tack with Sheep

https://vimeo.com/261001481   MIDDLEBURG, VA - Shepherds like Franny Kransteiner of Gum Tree Farms have embraced a tip-to-tail, birth-to-death philosophy when it comes to their sheep, as more and more people have begun to search for more fulfilling lifestyles. Her...

Shepherd Showcases Tip-To-Tail Tack with Sheep

https://vimeo.com/261001481   MIDDLEBURG, VA - Shepherds like Franny Kransteiner of Gum Tree Farms have embraced a tip-to-tail, birth-to-death philosophy when it comes to their sheep, as more and more people have begun to search for more fulfilling lifestyles. Her...

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National Parks Fee Hikes Could Impact Your Next Trip

Entrance fees to some of the most popular national parks in the country are slated to more than triple this year, despite protest by former advisors to the Department of the Interior. The scheduled fee hikes come only two years after a substantial fee...

The Other Half of Interior Downsizing: Marine National Monuments

https://vimeo.com/252367617 The tall cliffs and lush valleys of Yosemite come to mind when thinking of a national park, but there’s a whole world of national parks that sits just below the surface of our waters. Just as Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante...

Devastated by Hurricane, St. Martin Looks to Rebuild By Late 2018

WASHINGTON – St. Martin, one of the Caribbean islands ravaged by a hurricane last month, aims to restore its economy by late 2018, according to the Dutch ambassador to the United States. “Everything I hear is that we’re going to lose this tourist season,” Ambassador...

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

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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