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 Environment, Topics VIDEO: North Dakota lawmakers discuss importance of Keystone XL after President stopped it WASHINGTON – During his first day in office, President Joe Biden put a stop to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. At the Capitol, several North Dakota lawmakers say a presidential permit is not required and ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured Trump's EPA legacy may affect Northwest for years WASHINGTON -- Former President Donald Trump left office on Wednesday, but the administration’s environmental actions are set to impact Inland Northwest communities and ecosystems for years beyond the president’s tenure. “I think some of the environmental ... 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.”

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...

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.

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