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Oxfam says Gaza reconstruction will take a century to complete due to Israeli blockade

IMEMC reports: "The British rights organization Oxfam stated that the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip may take more than 100 years, at the current rate, to complete essential building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli blockade is lifted."

Russia to Build Its Own Equivalent of Silicon Valley in Moscow

A new research project based out of the Moscow State University (MSU) is being developed. The research center has quickly been named “Russia’s Silicon Valley”.

United States to Provide Air Quality Data Overseas

Recently, the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new partnership that will monitor air quality at selected U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, building on the successful work of the United States embassy in Beijing. read more

Israeli Blockade could cause Gaza Reconstruction to Take Over a Century

By IMEMC News | – British rights organization, Oxfam, stated that the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip may take more than 100 years, at the current rate, to complete essential building of…

Energy use in buildings: Innovative, lower cost sensors and controls yield better energy efficiency

Buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. Studies indicate that advanced sensors and controls have the potential to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 20-30 percent.

Ukraine’s Trade Transparency With Russia,EU Important for Crisis Settlement

The Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the UNECE stated that a trade regime that can build trust and transparency with both Russia and the EU was an important part of a post-conflict solution.

The United States Diplomacy Center – Full Speed Ahead!

There’s a big hole in front of the 21st Street entrance to the State Department. The construction sometimes snarls traffic and even caused a water outage in the building a couple months ago. But in the next couple of years, a wonderful new facility will arise out of that hole in the ground.

Brian Hartline a fit for the Browns?

It’s not that the Cleveland Browns should build a roster of nothing but Ohio State guys. Though that might not be a totally bad thing. It’s just that the team’s receiver position is such a need that when a capable/talented player is released, it sets the squirrels running on the treadmill in the mind to wonder if he fits the Browns. Show More Summary

Be Inspired By The Year's Best, Funniest, Most Tear-Jerking Videos For A Social Cause

Take a commercial break from cat videos and watch some YouTube clips for social good. Collectively, humanity has spent more time watching Gangnam Style than it would take to build more than 20 Empire State buildings, four Great Pyramids of Giza, or another Wikipedia. Show More Summary

Building efficiency sector, energy storage emerge as clean energy leaders in NC

Driven largely by the state’s market-based clean energy policies, North Carolina was recently named one of the fastest growing markets for clean energy solutions, and is ranked fourth nationwide in installed solar power. North Carolina...Show More Summary

NY board to consider new casino bids for Southern Tier

The awarding of a casino license in New York's Southern Tier could take another step as the state's casino location board votes on requesting bids from developers who want to build and operate the... To view the full story, click the title link.

State Board Of Higher Education Meeting Turns Into Nearly 5 Hour Hissy Fit

Yesterday the North Dakota House passed, by a wide margin, a budget for the university system which includes a more than $37 million increase in general fund appropriations and more than $95 million in one-time funding for building projects all for the 2015-2017 biennium. That’s a pretty generous increase in the amount of tax dollars...

Should Californians Resurrect a Plan to Pipe in Water From Alaska?

In 1991, Alaska's governor proposed building a pipeline to bring his state's water to drought-stricken California. 25 years later, the state is in a worse drought, and the idea is still crazy as hell. The post Should Californians Resurrect a Plan to Pipe in Water From Alaska? appeared first on WIRED.

Google Plans New Headquarters

Conor Dougherty, reporting for the NYT: Google owns or leases about 7.3 million square feet of office space in Mountain View — roughly equivalent to three Empire State Buildings. That includes most of the property around its headquarters...Show More Summary

Were Islamic State Wannabes From Brooklyn Motivated By The FBI's Paid Informant?

A paid confidential informant was instrumental in building a case against three Brooklyn men who were arrested yesterday and accused of plotting to join the Islamic State in Syria or commit domestic acts of terror if they failed. The...Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: The world’s most fascinating unbuilt buildings

There are countless buildings around the world that we all recognize and love, from the Empire State Building to the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Burj Khalifa. But what about all of the spectacular structures that were planned, but never built?

Peach State Opera presents Donizetti's "Elixir of Love" on Sunday, March 1

Sent in by Nancy MartinPeach State Opera presents Donizetti's "Elixir of Love" on Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium of Georgia Perimeter College (in the Fine Arts Building CF) located at 555 N. Indian Creek Dr., Clarkston, GA 30021) performed in English. Show More Summary

FCC votes 3-2 to override state bans of municipal broadband

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday morning voted to push aside laws in two states that restrict municipalities from building out their local high speed broadband networks. In a 3-2 vote, the FCC…

FCC: Cities Can Override State Laws To Build Municipal Broadband

Via The Verge just now, a vote to preempt state laws in two cases that has set an important precedent: Before it tackles net neutrality, the FCC is setting a major precedent for municipal broadband: it's just voted to preempt state laws that were preventing two cities from building out their own locally run broadband networks. Show More Summary

The FCC rules against state limits on city-run Internet

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

For years, cities around the country have been trying to build their own, local competitors to Verizon, Charter and other major Internet providers. Such government-run Internet service would be faster and cheaper than private alternatives, they argued. But in roughly 20 states, those efforts have been stymied by state laws. Now, the nation's top telecom regulators want […]

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