Environment, Featured Biden can use executive powers to act on climate change, with or without Congress WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden has committed to address the climate crisis as soon as he takes office, but he may need to get creative to tackle the environmental emergency if the Senate remains in ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured Vulnerable communities on the coast need more access to federal grants to combat climate change, according to experts WASHINGTON- The federal government’s grant programs are failing coastal communities of color that are the most hurt by climate change, like Native Americans or Puerto Ricans, witnesses at a House oceans subcommittee hearing said Thursday. ... CONTINUE READING Chairman Rouda stands at a lectern during the hearing Environment House hearing witnesses rip Trump administration for failing to act on climate change, emphasize importance of renewable energy WASHINGTON -- With wildfires devastating the Western United States and an abnormally active hurricane season battering the Gulf, experts at a House environmental subcommittee hearing on Thursday ripped the Trump administration for failing to act ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured Carbon dioxide removal is critical in next decade, experts tell Congress Removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is a critical step in tamping down global temperature rise and meeting the Paris Agreement's long-term temperature goal, energy experts told Congress on Tuesday. Experts from the U.S. Department ... CONTINUE READING
New solar park to ease Iraqi governorate’s power shortage

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. 

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. 

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25 years after war, a Bosnian city fights for democracy

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...

State governments lead charge on energy efficiency policy

Massachusetts, California, New York and Rhode Island top the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. In Washington, policies about building and appliance efficiency ensured its top-ten status.

Senators revive search for nuclear waste storage site

A bipartisan group of senators has revived the longstanding issue of where to store and dispose of nuclear waste with a new bill proposing centralized interim storage while a search for a permanent disposal site is conducted.

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