VIDEO: Young activists stage “Climate Strike” in DC

VIDEO: Young activists stage “Climate Strike” in DC

  Hundreds of young activists gathered in front of the US Capitol Building on Friday to demand action on climate change. Speakers included Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and her daughter Isra Hirsi, one of the organizers of the strike. After her speech, Omar also...

VIDEO: What is the Sunrise Movement?

VIDEO: What is the Sunrise Movement?

Last week, a video of children pleading with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., to back the Green New Deal resolution went viral on Twitter. The video, which now has about 10 million views, was posted by the Sunrise Movement, an environmental activist organization...

VIDEO: What is the Sunrise Movement?

Last week, a video of children pleading with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., to back the Green New Deal resolution went viral on Twitter. The video, which now has about 10 million views, was posted by the Sunrise Movement, an environmental activist organization...

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In West Virginia: More Jobs, Fewer People

In West Virginia: More Jobs, Fewer People

WEST VIRGINIA'S employment numbers have risen thanks to more coal, natural gas and construction projects, but young people say they need more diverse career options in order to stay in the state.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest report...

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VIDEO: Organizations host hiking event to diversify Rock Creek Park

The Rock Creek Conservancy and Ambreen Tariq, the founder of Brown People Camping partnered on an event focused on diversifying the use of the park’s 3.5-mile fall foliage. Tariq and members of Brown People Camping led newcomers on a hike through Rock Creek Park’s beautiful parkland and supplied first-time hikers with boots provided by Merrell footwear.

President Trump’s FERC nominee refused demand of Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON – A nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday sidestepped Senate Democrats’ request to recuse himself from voting on energy pricing policies he helped draft as a senior Energy Department official. FERC nominee, Bernard McNamee is a...

Wind Industry Needs Gen Z

WASHINGTON -- The wind power industry employs 100,000 people, more than the coal, nuclear and gas industries, but has trouble finding workers with the right technical skills, an industry official told a meeting about workforce needs in the offshore wind sector...

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