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Five Initiatives To Keep Supporting Refugees Post-Olympics

The Rio 2016 Olympics has brought renewed attention to the refugee crisis through the 10-member Refugee Olympic Team, while an Amnesty International initiative, The Refugee Nation has gained traction by creating a flag for the team that...Show More Summary

Costa Rica celebrates 113 days of 100-percent renewable energy (and counting)

Costa Rica is much more than a lush, green tourist paradise; it’s also a green energy pioneer. The small Central American nation has generated 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for the past 113 days, and the run isn’t over yet. Show More Summary

Global Non-Hydro Renewable Electricity Up 70% From 2010–2015

By Meteor Blades A study commissioned by the Financial Times shows that the planet’s 20 largest national economies generated 8% of their electricity from renewable energy — solar, wind, and other green power sources — in 2015, up from 4.6% in 2010. Show More Summary

Japan, Seeking to Regain Manufacturing Might, Bets on Aerospace

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet has become a symbol of national pride and industrial renewal, but it is plagued by delays and cost overruns.

South Sudan: Child Soldier ‘Nightmare’ Imminent, Warns UNICEF

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

A spike in the forced recruitment of child soldiers in South Sudan could be imminent, the United Nations' children's agency said on Friday, amid fears that the world's youngest nation is on the brink of renewed civil war. Despite anShow More Summary

Abu Dhabi's NBAD to launch MidEast's first green bond: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - National Bank of Abu Dhabi plans to start an investor roadshow next week to issue a benchmark-sized green bond, the proceeds of which would be used to invest in renewable energy, banking sources said on Thursday.

1999 Rape Case Swirls Around Nate Parker and His Film ‘The Birth of a Nation’

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The film is attracting unwanted attention because of renewed interest in the 17-year-old case in which Mr. Parker, the film’s director, writer and star, was accused — and later acquitted — of rape.

CATCH, RELEASE, PRAY: 15 Guantanamo Detainees Sent to UAE in Major Transfer. The transfer of 12 Y…

CATCH, RELEASE, PRAY: 15 Guantanamo Detainees Sent to UAE in Major Transfer. The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid a renewed push to whittle down the number of detainees held at the U.S. prison in Cuba that President Barack Obama aims to close. The Pentagon says 61 detainees […]

15 detainees released from Guantanamo

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid a renewed push to whittle down the number of detainees held.

Renewably generated electricity grows 70 percent in top 20 economies—U.S. has some catching up to do

A study commissioned by the Financial Times shows that the planet’s 20 largest national economies generated 8 percent of their electricity from solar, wind and other green power sources in 2015, up from 4.6 percent in 2010. This does not include hydropower. There are huge differences among these nations. Show More Summary

LAST CHANCE U Renewed by Netflix for Season 2

Netflix has renewed the sports docuseries LAST CHANCE U for a second season. The show is about the latest recruits to Eastern Mississippi Community College (EMCC), an undefeated team with 3 consecutive National Championships under their belt. The EMCC Lions have become the superstars of junior college sports and have been attracting top athletes, some of whom […]

NREL technique leads to improved perovskite solar cells

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), devised a method to improve perovskite solar cells, making them more efficient and reliable with higher reproducibility. read more

New York Adopts Historic “50 by ’30” Renewables Goal

Building on its record of climate leadership, New York cements its position as a national renewable energy leader today with a New York Public Service Commission (PSC) order requiring that 50 percent of the state’s electricity must from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind power by 2030. New York, with the country’s third-largest population, […]

1962 Lotus 23-B (CA) – $150,000

1962 Lotus 23-B (CA) – $150,000 Lotus23B. Gearbox:- Hewland Mark 4. All original components, renewed where necessary Engine:- Lotus Ford twin cam,... The post 1962 Lotus 23-B (CA) – $150,000 appeared first on Classic Nation.

The Government is Short-Changing Our Best Lady Scientists

A new study looking at gender bias in funding for scientific research has found that women are at a disadvantage when they apply to renew funding from the National Institutes for Health. According to researchers at the University ofShow More Summary

India Fuel Crisis Is Another Call For India To Become 1st Electric Car Nation

In February, I gave an hour-long presentation at a top investment conference in Mumbai, India. Right before me, Piyush Goyal (India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy) also gave a long presentation. The...Show More Summary

New York State Could Set a National Trend with its Clean Energy Standard

New York State is moving forward with an idea that could become a harbinger of things to come, nationally. It’s the Clean Energy Standard, which focuses more on producing clean power and less on renewable energy standards.

Consumerist Argues for More Federal Transportation Infrastructure Spending

Cleveland.com guest columnist Stephen Brobeck makes several arguments in favor of increased national spending on transportation infrastructure renewal. To ensure the money is spent prudently, he also recommends creation of a national...Show More Summary

1943: Marie-Louise Giraud, Vichy abortionist

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

On this date in 1943, the French executioner Jules-Henri Desfourneaux guillotined Marie-Louise Giraud as an abortionist. Born in defeat, the Vichy regime had a program of renewing an enervated nation by restoring its values — families and proper sexual mores foremost among them. Marshal Petain famously diagnosed the reasons for France’s quick collapse under German […]

U.N. extends South Sudan mission, U.S. reports renewed violence

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council extended a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Friday until Aug. 12 as the United States warned that it had received "disturbing reports" of renewed violence in the south of the country.

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