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The Daily 202: Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don’t expect tears 22.2.2018 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don’t expect tears
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Get ready for the era of hypersonic flight — at five times the speed of sound 21.2.2018 LA Times: Business

The sleek aircraft, really more rocket than plane, dropped from the wing of a B-52 before shooting through the sky above Point Mugu Sea Range off the California coast, leaving a long, white contrail in its wake.

The unmanned X-51A hit Mach 4.8, almost five times the speed of sound, with help from...

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The Finance 202: Senate Republicans not on board with Trump's protectionist agenda 21.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
They want Trump to reconsider the U.S. withdrawal from TPP.
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BP says world's oil consumption will peak in late 2030s 21.2.2018 BBC: Business
A forecast by suggests global consumption will plateau at around 110 million barrels a day.
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New rebellion against wind energy stalls or s 20.2.2018 AP National
GLENVILLE, Minn. (AP) -- Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly spinning blades are a sign of investment in a region that often has few growth opportunities to brag about....
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The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet) 20.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet)
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The Finance 202: Trump's best defense on Russia could be offense against China 20.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Several trade actions are pending.
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APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 19.2.2018 AP Business
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press....
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Some early owners of Tesla's Model 3 are reporting quality problems. Do buyers care? 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Mark Schey of Morristown, N.J., stepped into his garage a few mornings ago eager to hop inside his shiny new car — the much desired and currently rare Tesla Model 3 electric sedan. The one with the 15-inch touchscreen on the bare-bones dash.

He flashed his electronic key card to unlatch the door,...

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Toyota Prius software fix may reduce fuel efficiency, experts say 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Robert Enger took his Toyota Prius into a dealership for a safety recall, he didn’t expect that his fuel economy would drop.

Just six months after buying the new 2013 Prius, Enger learned that the company was recalling it to fix the car’s hybrid electrical system, which was overheating and...

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Art and teamwork help one Puerto Rican town nearly five months after Hurricane Maria ripped through 18.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

The Perez family’s guava-colored home stands out in the Cerro Calero section of Aguadilla, in northwestern Puerto Rico.

It’s not only the home’s faint pink exterior, or the roof, temporarily covered with a blue protective sheet, that make this house distinct.

It’s also not the extension cords coming...

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Activists sue Washington state for tougher climate policy 17.2.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy....
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Man found naked and bloody in Grand Junction inside pre-school under construction 17.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Construction workers showed up to work on a new school building early Monday morning and found a 42-year-old Grand Junction man inside, running around naked and bloody.
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The Energy 202: Trump's infrastructure plan would make it harder to challenge pipelines 16.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But many hurdles face the proposal.
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Judge orders Trump administration to put energy efficiency standards into effect 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A federal judge in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration Thursday to implement energy-use limits for portable air conditioners and other products — standards that were adopted during the last days of the Obama presidency.

The U.S. Department of Energy was required to put the energy efficiency...

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NASA is bringing back Cold War-era atomic rockets to get to Mars 16.2.2018 LA Times: Business

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s: nuclear-powered rockets.

Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8-million contract to design a reactor and develop fuel for use in a nuclear-thermal propulsion engine...

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Fourteen Environmental Programs Eliminated in Trump's Budget Proposal 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. President Trump released his  proposed federal budget for 2019  on Monday, and in the process pushed for the complete elimination of more than a dozen key environmental programs. These include, but are not limited to, areas of the government focusing on climate change, public lands and energy efficiency. Of course, these fully eliminated programs are just the tip of the iceberg. Trump's proposal also drastically slashes the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies critical to a sustainable future. The impact of proposed budget cuts on the EPA and other agencies, if passed, will be dramatic, but many operations will probably manage to limp on. That may not be so with the 14 programs Trump has proposed eliminating altogether: The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
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The Environmental Protection Agency: Then and Now 15.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The EPA was founded in 1970 with bipartisan support. What has happened since?
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Iceland is using more energy on bitcoin than it is on its homes 15.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It takes massive amounts of electricity to run the computers that create bitcoins, and large virtual currency companies have established a base in Iceland, which is blessed with an abundance of renewable energy.
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The Energy 202: How the Pruitt first-class flight story spun out of control 14.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The latest trip isn't helping.
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