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Kansas City nonprofit taps into an innovative idea to solve global water crisis

Kansas City native Gary White has been chasing clean water and rudimentary toilets for more than 30 years. You see, much of the world's poorest populations live without them even now.

Partnering for Kid Power

How a group of funders, sponsors and celebrity champions helped UNICEF create a movement that keeps kids active and saves lives.

Oscar De La Hoya to boxing fans: 'Our sport might not ever recover' from Mayweather-McGregor

Oscar De La Hoya has penned a letter to boxing fans, urging them to turn their backs on the possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match. As former 10-time champion De La Hoya works to promote the Sept. 16 middleweight title bout between unbeaten, three-belt champion Gennady...

New York State Still Bans Abortions After 24 Weeks. A Proposed Law Could Offer Exceptions.

There is a provision in the New York state penal code that was something close to revolutionary when it was added in 1970. Three years before Roe v. Wade prohibited states from banning abortion prior to fetal viability, the provision...Show More Summary

Federal legislation introduced to ban doping of horses

The Horseracing Integrity Act introduced today is a step up from prior versions of the bill, not least because it seeks to bring regulation to all of horse racing and to ban any same-day drugging of horses. Photo by iStockphoto Today, two lawmakers from Congressional districts with major horse hoofprints – Reps. Show More Summary

France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron urged Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decisions on a global climate change deal that the U.S. president threatened during his election campaign to abandon.

Arizona Public Service Is Back on the Grid-Scale Battery Scene

With two grid-scale batteries newly in place, Arizona Public Service is learning the elements of energy storage operation that you can't read in a book. The utility is using the pair of 2-megawatt/2-megawatt-hour lithium-ion batteryShow More Summary

U.S. weather forecasters predict above-normal hurricane season

(Reuters) - U.S. weather forecasters on Thursday predicted more tropical storms in 2017 than normal for the Atlantic hurricane season, which last year brought one of the deadliest recorded storm systems that killed several hundred people.

Imagining the Future of Residential Solar (and Storage) With Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich

Sunrun is now the largest standalone solar company in the U.S. And as a public company, it faces increased scrutiny of its solar services model from investors who are skeptical about residential solar conditions. On stage at the Solar...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

SRS CAT. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Macron told Trump not to take any hasty decision on UN climate deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron told his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decision on a global climate change deal that the American president had criticized during his campaign.

Q&A: The State of Clean Energy With David Hochschild of the California Energy Commission

David Hochschild knows a thing or two about renewable energy. Hochschild currently serves on the California Energy Commission (CEC), the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. Prior to being appointed to the commission, Hochschild...Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 126

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Earthquake strikes Philippines, agency says major damage unlikely

MANILA (Reuters) - An earthquake was felt in the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday, Reuters witnesses and the country's seismology agency said.

US Wind Adopts a ‘New Attitude’ to Confront a Looming Downturn

Wind works. That's the overarching message -- and the Twitter hashtag -- at the American Wind Energy Association's annual Windpower conference and exhibition this week in Anaheim, California. The industry has followed through on its promises, said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan in his opening remarks on Tuesday. Show More Summary

The CBO Score on Trumpcare Is Out, and It's Awful

The Congressional Budget Office released its report on the final project cost and consequences of the Republican healthcare [sic] bill, which passed the House earlier this month, because Donald Trump wanted a win, at any cost.And toShow More Summary

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