Subcommittee hearing on the CLEAN Future Act Environment, Featured Armstrong speaks out against the CLEAN Future Act WASHINGTON -- The House Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on “the CLEAN Future Act” last week to focus on the provisions of building a resilient electric transmission system to deliver clean, low-cost power across ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured Bipartisan group of lawmakers see carbon capture as answer to climate change WASHINGTON -- Republican members of Congress have had a busy few months lambasting President Joe Biden's early climate actions -- halting the Keystone XL pipeline and pausing oil and gas leases on federal land -- ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured, Topics VIDEO: North Dakota Senator Describes Federal Investigation Into Power Outages WASHINGTON – Thousands of households across North Dakota and Minnesota had their power cut off last week without any kind of warning. Now, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured, Topics VIDEO: “Founding Farmers” Thrives Even During The Pandemic WASHINGTON — Just a few blocks from the White House, Founding Farmers brings customers fresh food and a farm experience. “We sort of try to make all what we call touch points, to remind the guests ... CONTINUE READING
Environmentalists push for safe cleanup at nuclear site near Buffalo

Environmentalists push for safe cleanup at nuclear site near Buffalo

Environmental advocacy groups in western New York want state officials to ensure the safety of federal plans to deal with nuclear waste at the West Valley Demonstration Project after a recent federal report found that “critical decisions regarding the project are still unresolved.”

Area farmers seek government aid to improve renewable energy use

Farmers in Albany and across the U.S. want to rely on renewable energy sources to earn more money and protect the environment, however, they don’t have the state or federal support needed to overcome the initial price and maintenance costs of the technology.

Pause in fieldwork hurts scientists’ plans for research, futures

While the pause in field research has allowed scientists to spend more time on data analysis and reading academic papers, experts say that fieldwork is an important part of research in some fields, and the cancellation of this research could delay some students’ completion of their PhD programs.

New solar park to ease Iraqi governorate’s power shortage

The Iraqi governorate of Duhok signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) earlier this month to set up the district’s first solar energy park. The project comes amid pressure on Iraq to diversify its energy sources and lessen its dependence on Iran. 

25 years after war, a Bosnian city fights for democracy

MOSTAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- A European Court decision could open the way for residents of the Bosnian city of Mostar to vote in municipal elections and finally close an illegal landfill poisoning the city. The European Court for Human Rights ruled Oct. 29 that...

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