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Motorists seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey

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(AP) — Motorists are seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.28. That’s the same price as last week. Motorists were paying $1.78 for gas last year. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1. The unchanged price ends a four-week stretch where gas prices… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Liberia: Economy struggling three years after Ebola outbreak

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Three years on from an Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people, countries in West Africa are still struggling to deal with its effects.The IMF predicts Liberia’s fragile economy will shrink significantly in 2017.However, a $300m rehabilitation project of Mount Coffee Hydropower offers a glimmer of hope.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf saw the electricity provision initiative as an economic opportunityAl Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the capital, Monrovia. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Venezuela asks UN help in boosting medicine supplies

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FILE – In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an anti-imperialist rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said in a televised appearance Friday, March 24, 2017, that he asked the United Nations for “help” boosting medicine supplies in the shortage-plagued South American nation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has asked the United Nations for “help” boosting medicine supplies as he struggles to combat crippling shortages. “I’ve asked for support from the U.N. to help treat economic and social injuries that have hit our people caused by the economic war and the sharp fall in petroleum prices,” Maduro said in a televised appearance Friday. He didn’t… Content Preview This …

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What the G.O.P. Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care

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Paul Ryan’s health-care bill is under attack from conservatives who believe that the government shouldn’t force citizens to pay for the health care of others.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX A few years ago, a relative of mine, an electrician who made a good living laying cable alongside highways, told me that his economic future depended on one thing: his back. He saw what happened to older guys—he meant men in their late thirties—when the pain became unbearable. They either became supervisors or they had to quit. At the time, my relative was about to turn thirty himself, and I remember him saying, “My back is killing me.” I’ve been thinking about that conversation this week, as President Trump has cajoled and …

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The winds of war swirl around off-shore turbines

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By GREGORY ZELLER // As a concept, ocean-based wind-energy harvesting is gaining momentum on Long Island – but don’t expect completely smooth sailing for the increasingly popular form of alternative-energy generation. Although wind farms are rising around the globe and contributing ever-larger percentages of the electricity flowing through international energy grids, the “green” projects often face stiff opposition –  ironically, from environmentalists, and often from commercial fishermen who say the ocean-based platforms disrupt natural breeding grounds and threaten their livelihoods. Several Long Island anglers, for instance, have thrown their lines into a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management, aimed at stopping wind-farm developments off the New York and New Jersey coasts. Despite the rough seas, Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology …

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At AERTC, expansion (maybe) and the winds of war

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s an overload at the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. With demand edging supply and its incubators overflowing, Stony Brook University’s hub of academia, research and commercial energy production is looking to expand. The AERTC’s incubator programs now host eight tenants with next-level energy-efficiency aspirations – and they’d like to welcome more, according to AERTC Chairman Robert Catell, who this week teased the possibility of future constructon. “The good news is, we’re out of space,” Catell told Innovate LI. “The bad news is, we’re out of space.” While those eight tenants are at various points on the commercialization spectrum, most are not extremely close to commercial independence – and certainly, none are especially eager to …

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Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

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BERLIN – Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what’s being described as “the world’s largest artificial sun” and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel. The giant honeycomb-like setup of 149 spotlights — officially known as “Synlight” — in Juelich, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Cologne, uses xenon short-arc lamps normally found in cinemas to simulate natural sunlight that’s often in short supply in Germany at this time of year. Most Popular By focusing the entire array on a single 20-by-20 centimeter (8×8 inch) spot, scientists from the German Aerospace Center, or DLR, will be able to produce the equivalent of 10,000 times the amount of solar radiation that …

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The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

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Tom Steyer isn’t your average California tree hugger. The former hedge fund manager—number 1,121 on Forbes’ wealthiest people list, with $1.61 billion—was once best known for turning $15 million into $30 billion in about two decades. But then he went hiking. Steyer and environmental activist and author Bill McKibben spent a day trudging through the Adirondacks. Not long after, Steyer parted ways with the leadership of his company and his oil and gas investments, began to fight the Keystone XL pipeline, and then reinvented himself as a one-man superfund for climate causes. His organization, NextGen Climate, has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy. It’s an uphill battle. …

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Neil Gorsuch Makes the Case for His Own Independence

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Judge Neil Gorsuch addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER The Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch has been an endurance event. On Tuesday, Charles Grassley, the eighty-three-year-old chair of the Judiciary Committee, planned out a ten-hour hearing and then sat through it, measuring out precise ten-minute breaks. (“That means we’ll reconvene at 3:31,” he said at one point.) Gorsuch, who is forty-nine, with trim white hair, wore a blue shirt and a purple tie, and followed custom by declining to comment on any topic that might theoretically appear before the Court. But, during the day, hints of Gorsuch’s personality appeared. He is a familiar …

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Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India?

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Enlarge this image Salaried employees file their income tax papers at an tax office in New Delhi in 2013. Many Indians, including the entire agricultural sector and those living on less than $3,700 a year, are exempt from income tax. The Finance Ministry says just 27 million Indians paid income tax last year. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption toggle caption Manish Swarup/AP Late last year, India sought to force people with large amounts of cash stashed away to deposit it in bank accounts. It was a tax-collecting exercise to get people to disclose unreported wealth and pay up. The government credits the move for a 12 percent increase in tax collections from the previous year. Enlarging that base in no small …

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Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

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In this March 20, 2017 photo released by Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, burned damage on the pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines near Oskaloosa, Iowa is seen. Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa on Tuesday confirmed incidents of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe. (Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported “recent coordinated physical attacks” on the much-protested line, just as it’s almost ready to carry oil. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn’t give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly 3 million miles of pipeline …

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Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul

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Four billion years ago, Earth was a lifeless place. Nothing struggled, thought, or wanted. Slowly, that changed. Seawater leached chemicals from rocks; near thermal vents, those chemicals jostled and combined. Some hit upon the trick of making copies of themselves that, in turn, made more copies. The replicating chains were caught in oily bubbles, which protected them and made replication easier; eventually, they began to venture out into the open sea. A new level of order had been achieved on Earth. Life had begun. The tree of life grew, its branches stretching toward complexity. Organisms developed systems, subsystems, and sub-subsystems, layered in ever-deepening regression. They used these systems to anticipate their future and to change it. When they looked within, …

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Jerzy Kosinski’s Traumas, Real and Invented

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Kosinski’s tales of wartime Poland made, and unmade, his reputation.CreditPhotograph by Inge Morath / The Inge Morath Foundation / Magnum In 1982, Jerzy Kosinski, the Polish-American novelist and literary celebrity, appeared on the cover of the Times Magazine, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Naked to the waist, his shoulder leaning against a stable door, he wore polo boots and tight white riding pants; horse tack dangled whiplike from his left hand. His skin was bronzed and glistening, his chest hairless, his expression opaque: stern, wary, perhaps a little confrontational. The accompanying article, a fawning profile by Barbara Gelb, labelled him “the ultimate survivor.” Calling herself a “connoisseur of survivors,” Gelb wrote that of all the Holocaust survivors she knew Kosinski was both the …

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This blooming sunflower collects energy from the sun

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Smartflower is a smart solar panel that follows the sun. It produces 40% more energy than regular solar panels. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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Venezuela's troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

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FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, Joseph P. Kennedy II, Citizens Energy Corporation Chairman and President speaks during a news conference in Boston where he announced that Citgo ended the suspension of its free heating oil program for the poor, crediting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his intervention to help keep the program going. Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to the Massachusetts-based nonprofit program during the winter of 2016-2017. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File) (Credit: AP) Venezuela’s economic turmoil has placed in limbo that country’s participation in a free heating oil program run by a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that has helped hundreds of thousands of people, signaling that the program may be kaput. This marks …

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Solar power is almost as efficient as possible

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We’re extracting almost as much power from basic solar panels as physics allows, but it hasn’t slowed down the global solar market much. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/67909/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Pols: Brookhaven National Lab Possible Victim of Trump Budget Cuts

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Long Island’s premier scientific research center could lose millions in federal aid under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, lawmakers warned Friday. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held a press conference at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton in which he raised concern over the potential loss of funds as part of Trump’s proposed $900 million cut to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The lab, which falls under the purview of the Energy Department, employs close to 3,000 people, many of them decorated scientists. BNL in recent years has received more than $540 million in federal funds from the various agencies that support scientific research, including the Energy Department’s Office of Science. “This major Department of Energy …

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Parents Can Teach Long Island Kids How to Appreciate Our Environment

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By Dan Kriesberg Stewardship requires awareness and knowledge. Awareness comes from our five senses, giving us the ability to appreciate the world around us. But two other senses are also needed, a sense of place and a sense of wonder. A sense of place is an awareness of where you are. A sense of wonder is an awareness of the “wow” in the natural world. Using all our senses increases the knowledge necessary to become a good steward of the land. Awareness without knowledge can only go so far. Knowledge without awareness limits what can be understood. With knowledge and awareness can come action, and it is action that will keep Long Island special. We must exercise our sense of …

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Norwegian Pension Fund Divests From Companies Behind DAPL

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Enlarge this image Pipes for the Dakota Access Pipeline are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D., in 2015. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Nati Harnik/AP A Norwegian fund that manages government employees’ pensions has decided to remove its investments from the companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, a move that was reportedly inspired by pressure from Norway’s indigenous Sami peoples. The pipeline is being built by Energy Transfer Partners, or ETP. Allowing the pipeline to cross of the Missouri River in North Dakota was opposed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which argued the route would threaten the tribe’s water sources and sacred sites. After legal challenges and lengthy protests, the pipeline’s construction was halted, but the …

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US stocks hold steady Friday, on pace for another winning week

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U.S. stock indexes held steady on Friday, making only modest moves for the second straight day. Gains for dividend-paying stocks offset drops for banks and health care stocks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is on track to deliver its seventh week of gains in the last eight, following a big rally earlier in the week sparked by the Federal Reserve’s announcement on interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 rose 2 points to 2,383, as of 2 p.m. Eastern time, after bouncing between small gains and losses through the day. The Dow Jones industrial average added 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,955. The Nasdaq composite rose 7 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,907. Slightly more stocks rose than …

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No. 199: Top chefs, wicked fast Internet and Allan Cohen is staying put

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TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody and enjoy the weekend. After celebrating Pi, the Ides and St. Patrick in the same week, you deserve a break. Pop quiz: Which U.S. city has the highest percentage of residents with Irish ancestry? (Answer below. No skipping ahead.) Last chance: The Innovator of the Year awards, Tuesday, March 21, Crest Hollow Country Club, 250 smart people, 40 or so cool companies, awesome sponsors and Mike Faltischek leads a tribute to Bob Catell. Oh, and sticky buns. Mmm. Alternate face: Allan Cohen, who heads Nixon Peabody’s Long Island office, finally made the cover of the New York Law Journal. His picture, anyway. The story, unfortunately, was about NYC Nixon Peabody partner Alan Cohen leaving for Holland & Knight. …

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Donald Trump’s Voldemort Budget

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The White House’s proposed budget represents a wish list and a numerical expression of the President’s political philosophy.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ALEX WONG / GETTY Strictly speaking, the “skinny budget” that the White House published on Thursday isn’t a budget at all. It says nothing about roughly three-quarters of over-all federal spending, which goes to mandatory outlays such as Social Security, Medicaid, and interest on the national debt. It doesn’t include any projections for the deficit. And a Presidential budget isn’t binding. Ultimately, Congress sets spending levels. As Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, said on Thursday morning, “this is just the very start” of the budget process. What a Presidential budget really represents is a wish list and a numerical expression of the …

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Court holds TEPCO, govt liable for Fukushima safety failures

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(AP) — A court has held Japan’s government and a utility liable for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant and ordered them to pay 62 of the thousands of people who had to leave their homes due to radiation during the March 2011 disaster. The Maebashi district court on Friday ordered the national government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay damages ranging from… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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The INN: Long Island’s Enduring Refuge Provides Shelter From Life’s Countless Storms

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News of an oncoming blizzard spread throughout the ranks of the Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead with the speed and urgency fueling any agency on the frontlines of a life-or-death situation tasked with making preparations to save lives. Jean C. Victor, its manager of 13 years, barked instructions at team members and volunteers in a back room off the bustling kitchen that serves as a conference room, coat closet, and staff room as they ready themselves for the day ahead. The seasoned crew—some who’d retired and others who’d donated time sandwiched in between their busy daily schedules to lend a hand—followed his directives with lighthearted banter along several stations throughout its large industrial-sized kitchen: An elderly couple sliced fresh loaves of bread. …

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Australia to expand hydropower project to address shortages

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(AP) — Australia will put 2 billion Australian dollars ($1.5 billion) into expanding a hydroelectric project in its latest measure to avoid looming gas and electricity shortages across the nation’s densely populated southeast, the government said Thursday. The government plans to increase the power output of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme by 50 percent, or 2,000 megawatts, by increasing… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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(RAW) Violent clashes erupts as hundreds protest against hikes in energy prices in Bangladesh

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Police confronted protesters with tear gas and water cannons in Dhaka. , as hundreds gathered to protest in front of the Bangladeshi Energy Ministry following a recent wave of hikes in energy prices. Protesters threw rocks against water cannons and pushed barricades against the police as they tried to make their way to the entrance of the energy ministry. The protest was called for by leftist parties after the government issued an increase in gas prices by an average of 22.7 percent. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ …

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How Lithium-Ion Batteries Turn Into Skin-Searing Firebombs

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Who runs the world? Lithium-ion batteries! (Sorry, Beyoncé.) Ever since Sony commercialized the chemistry in 1991, Li-ion cells have powered everything from the Mars Curiosity rover to the device you’re using to read these words. The tech has endured for good reason: It charges quickly, fits a ton of energy into a slim package (lithium is the lightest metal and is highly reactive), and is generally pretty safe. But when things go wrong, they go very wrong. Scores of Galaxy Note 7s and hoverboards have succumbed to the fiery embrace of a malfunctioning Li-ion battery. Here is what’s inside the little fuel packs that power your life—and how they can turn into battery flambé. Lithium Cobalt Oxide To store or …

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Why former Xbox cofounder Seamus Blackley is diving into instant 3D printing

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Seamus Blackley was one of the renegades at Microsoft who created the original Xbox game console, launched in 2001. (Somebody I know wrote a book about that). He went on to a long career in games and as an agent at Creative Artists Agency. More recently, he cofounded a mobile game company called Innovative Leisure, to release games made by former Atari classic arcade game designers. That company didn’t quite make it, though Blackley still has some games that could potentially be launched at some point in the future. Then Blackley returned to his original career: doing research related to high-energy physics. He met with Brian Mullins, CEO of augmented reality firm Daqri. Now Daqri is acquiring Blackley’s research lab and …

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Trump’s plan to roll back Obama’s fuel economy rules for cars, explained

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Bit by bit, President Trump is starting to rewrite the multitude of policies the Obama administration put in place to fight global warming. Today’s target is a big one: the fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks. In 2011, the Obama administration began crafting sweeping new rules that would steadily increase the efficiency of US passenger vehicles through 2025. By the final year, the Environmental Protection Agency expects new cars and light trucks sold in the US to average roughly 36 miles per gallon on the road, up from 25 mpg today. These rules are hardly an ideal climate policy, since they only apply to new cars (not the millions of cars already on the road), and since they’ve …

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Sirin Labs ends production of its $16,000 smartphone

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Cobham Space Grade Products Launch Aboard Iridium NEXT

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Arlington, Virginia – Cobham’s products and services contributed to the recent successful orbital deployment of Iridium NEXT satellites. Cobham’s antennas, motion control solutions, and RadHard microelectronics enable various Iridium NEXT systems. Iridium NEXT is the company’s next-generation satellite constellation which replaces and enhances Iridium’s existing network of low-Earth orbit satellites. “Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is proud to contribute to the next generation of commercial telecommunication space satellites,” said Jeff Hassannia, Senior Vice-President of Business Development and Technology. “The breadth of our offerings enable key aspects of spacecraft, including: robust and reliable motion control solutions, RadHard microelectronic solutions, and antennas. Our continuing technology investments in these areas demonstrate our commitment to the success of our customers in this market.” Cobham motion …

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What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?

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You’ve heard the hype: The quantum computer revolution is coming. Physicists say these devices will be fast enough to break every encryption method banks use today. Their artificial intelligence will be so advanced that you could load in the periodic table and the laws of quantum mechanics, and they could design the most efficient solar cell to date. And they’ll be here soon: Writing in Nature earlier this month, Google researchers said they anticipate the first commercial quantum computers in five years, and the company wants to build and test a 49-qubit—that’s “quantum bit”—quantum computer by the end of this year. Some experts say that a 50-qubit computer could outperform any conventional computer. But there’s a big problem: By its …

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New York Assembly budget would halt nuclear plant bailout

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ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) — New York’s Public Service Commission says it has sufficiently communicated with stakeholders about an upcoming bailout for three failing nuclear power plants after another call from lawmakers for increased discussion about a program that could cost up to $7.6 billion. The Assembly on Monday suggested in its one-house budget a moratorium on the bailout program until officials from the Public Service Commission testify before senators and Assembly members about how and why ratepayers would be funding the bailout with their electric bills. “The Department has already submitted testimony to the legislature and had a robust public process that included 24 public hearings on this issue,” Commission spokesman James Denn said in an email Tuesday. “We …

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Brunt of nor'easter blizzard just misses New York City; other areas blasted with snow

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NEW YORK (WABC) — A powerful March nor’easter shifted last minute Tuesday morning, sparing New York City from a forecasted 12+ inches of snow. Other parts of the region took the brunt of the storm, getting blasted with snow and strong winds. Nearly 2 feet of snow fell in some areas, especially northwest of the city. The numbers for NYC were closer to 6 to 12 inches, with the Bronx appearing to get the most snow so far – 8.1 inches. Click here to see all of the snow totals for the region. The storm stifled various arms of public transit in New York and New Jersey, which were shut down ahead of the winter blast. NYC above-ground subway service …

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Google’s Project Sunroof now shows solar potential in all 50 states

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Google today announced another expansion of Project Sunroof, its web app for showing how much money you can save by installing solar panels at home. Now people can check locations in areas within all 50 U.S. states. That’s up from 42 states in May 2016, nine states in December 2015, and just three metro areas in August 2015, when Google first announced the initiative. Now Google has determined how much solar power panels can collect on more than 60 million buildings across the country,Google product manager Joel Conkling wrote in a blog post. The service now lets people check locations in Idaho, Mississippi, and Texas, among other states. The city with the greatest solar potential in terms of number of …

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Enter the 9,000-Degree Hell That Melts 2 Million Tons of Steel a Year

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If hell exists, it might just resemble the enormous blast furnaces at TimkenSteel that turns two million tons of junked cars, old appliances, and other scrap into new steel. The factory is bathed in a red glow, and molten steel bubbles in giant cauldrons. “It was pretty mindblowing,” says photographer Ricky Rhodes. “It gets really bright and hot. You have to literally move away because you feel like you’re melting.” Rhodes grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the heart of the rust belt but never saw the inside of a steel factory until TimkenSteel invited him in three years ago. The company has been producing steel for 100 years, and its three factories in nearby Canton produces two million tons of steel each …

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SolarisBank raises $28 million to expand its European fintech platform

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Seeking to unite Europe’s fractured financial systems, Berlin-based solarisBank announced a fresh round of financing today to extend the reach of its services. The company said it raised $28 million in a round led by Arvato Financial Solutions, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann Group, and Japanese investor SBI Group. Seed round investors FinLeap, Hegus and yabeo Capital also participated. Launched just one year ago, solarisBank has a banking license that allows it to offer financial services. It has used that license to create a platform that lets other fintech startups plug in and legally offer their services in a kind of marketplace for consumers and small businesses. The company has managed to expand that license to cover six European countries, which means all …

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Eni official: huge gas find off Egypt sign of maybe more

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NICOSIA, Cyprus – (AP) — A senior official with Italy’s oil and gas company Eni says the discovery of a huge natural gas deposit in Egyptian waters has boosted hopes of other such finds in the eastern Mediterranean that could help meet Europe’s energy needs. Eni SpA Chief Exploration Officer Luca Bertelli told a gas conference Tuesday that his company’s “milestone” discovery of Zohr, estimated to hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, has reinvigorated the interest of other major oil and gas companies in the region. He said waters off Cyprus hold potential for new discoveries while exploration opportunities are coming up with Lebanon and Israel soon offering offshore areas, or blocks, to bidders for exploration licensing. Bertelli said …

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Striking liberation: Washington says data over civilian casualties in Mosul should be investigated

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The US-led coalition fighting to retake Mosul says it takes every precaution to assure civilians are not harmed in its airstrikes on ISIS militants.The military operation in Mosul has led to a humanitarian crisis in Iraq’s second biggest city, with people already suffering by the fighting and now without food, water, and electricity. The UN estimates that 5,000 people on average have been fleeing the city every day since the siege intensified in February. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia …

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Plants Might Have Saved Earth From Permanent Ice Age

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In the last 800,000 years, Earth has chilled and thawed its way through eight ice ages, each lasting tens of thousands of years. But why? Why didn’t Earth just freeze the one time and stay that way? You’re glad it didn’t, because the periods between glaciations are when you get things like agriculture, city-states, plumbing, sunbathing, and the Nintendo Switch. Human civilization happened because something reversed a cooling trend about 20,000 years ago. A new study, published today in Nature Geoscience, has a hypothesis what that something was: plants. Or, more specifically, a complicated process in which plants wear down certain kinds of rocks, and how those rocks remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they wear down—leaving just enough …

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Stock indexes mixed Monday ahead of a jam-packed week

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U.S. stock indexes were mixed in Monday morning trading, ahead of a busy week full of events that could swing markets. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates, more countries around the world may move to shake up the economic status quo and several high-profile updates on the U.S. economy are scheduled for this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,370 as of 10:45 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,862. The Nasdaq rose 7 points, or 0.1 percent to 5,869. More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange. FED FOCUS: Most investors expect the Federal Reserve to …

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Can We Fix Daylight-Saving Time for Good?

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The clock change wreaks havoc on drivers, judges, and even koalas. But a solution could be in sight.CreditPhotograph by Josef Polleross / Redux A clock does two things. It acts as a timer, marking how much time has gone by and indicating how much is left, and it gives you your position—that is, where, or when, you are at this very moment in the sea of minutes and hours. “What primarily the clock does,” Heidegger wrote, is “to determine the specific fixing of the now.” Twice a year, though, it doesn’t, as you are now groggily aware. At exactly 2:01 A.M. on the second Sunday in March, “now” becomes one hour later, ushering in daylight-saving time and ushering out an …

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Settlement erases some of Aubrey McClendon estate debts

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FILE – In this June 6, 2012, file photo, Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon attends Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City. Chesapeake Energy Corporation has withdrawn its claim for more than $455 million against the estate of McClendon, clearing some of the claims against his estate. McClendon died in 2016 after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Chesapeake Energy Corp. withdrew its claim for more than $455 million against the estate of late Oklahoma City energy magnate Aubrey McClendon as part of a settlement of a lawsuit …

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Snyder: Third of state lost electricity access in wind storm

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A Volkswagon owned by Lincoln Russell sits crushed under a tree in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, as strong winds moved through. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says that at one point close to a third of the state’s land area had no access to electricity after high winds knocked out power this week to more than a million utility customers. About 470,000 customers are still without power after Wednesday’s storm — about 400,000 with DTE Energy and 72,000 with Consumers Energy, the utilities say. The utilities say… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered …

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Stocks edge lower, led by declines in energy companies

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/ Go to Source Article U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in afternoon trading Thursday as energy companies fall with the price of oil. Banks are higher as bond yields climb. Stocks have fallen for the last three days. Thursday marks the eighth anniversary of the current bull market. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell a fraction to 2,362 as of 1:40 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 22 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,833. The Nasdaq composite was little changed at 5,835. The S&P 500 is up about 250 percent since March 9, 2009, when it bottomed out in the depths of the financial crisis. The current bull run is the second-longest since …

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Wintel Is Going. But It’s Not Dead Yet

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/ Go to Source Article They called it Wintel. For decades, two companies worked side by side to build the very foundation of personal computing. Microsoft built the operating system—Windows—and Intel built the chips. But Wintel is no more. Sure, Windows will continue to run on Intel chips. But Wintel as a mighty alliance has died. It’s been fading for years, and this week Microsoft snuffed out the last of it. On Wednesday, from a conference stage in Silicon Valley, Microsoft told the world it plans on using ARM chips in the servers that underpin Windows Azure, the sweeping collection of cloud computing services that represents the company’s future. It was the most tactical of announcements, a carefully considered collection …

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AI startups will fail for the same reasons other startups do

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/ Go to Source Article “It’s hard for me to meet a startup that doesn’t throw in the word AI to describe themselves,” said Jake Flomenberg. The partner at venture capital firm Accel made this statement today at the AI by the Bay conference, where he joined five investors for a discussion on what VCs are looking for in AI startups. The panelists acknowledged the hoopla surrounding AI and soundly rejected the idea that VCs are backing AI startups because of a personal passion for the tech, or simply because it’s a “hot” space. Their conversation also reminded everyone that most startups will fail. “We’re seeing a lot of Linkedin profiles that are being updated in the past 12 months,” to include AI experience, …

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Part of one of the world’s biggest renewable energy systems, wind turbines dot the landscape on the edge of Sweetwater, Texas, along with a pump jack pulling up oil. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ari Shapiro/NPR Georgetown, Texas, is a conservative town in a conservative state. So it may come as something of a surprise that it’s one of the first cities in America to be entirely powered by renewable energy. Mayor Dale Ross, a staunch Republican who attended President Trump’s inauguration, says that decision came down to a love of green energy and “green rectangles” — cash. When Georgetown’s old power contract was up in 2012, city managers looked at …

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Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

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The CIA Leak Exposes Tech’s Vulnerable Future

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/ Go to Source Article Yesterday’s Wikileaks dump reiterated something we already knew: Our devices are fundamentally unsafe. No matter what kind of encryption we use, no matter which secure messaging apps we take care to run, no matter how careful we are to sign up for two-factor authentication, the CIA—and, we have to assume, other hackers—can infiltrate our operating systems, take control of our cameras and microphones, and bend our phones to their will. The same can be said of smart TVs, which could be made to surreptitiously record our living-room conversations, and internet-connected cars, which could potentially be commandeered and even crashed. Previous security revelations told us that our data wasn’t safe. The Vault 7 leak reminded us …

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What’s Inside Tiger Balm? Hint: Not Actual Tigers

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/ Go to Source Article Fiery. Fierce. Sinus-clearing. Anyone who’s stood within wafting distance of a marathon knows the smell: Tiger Balm. The classic pain-relieving ointment can be traced to a Chinese herbalist who began selling it in the 1870s; subsequently commercialized by his sons, it’s been sold around the world ever since. The balm promises to “work where it hurts,” and many medical and sports professionals agree: A vigorous rub of the ointment on a sore muscle or bruised body part eases the aches. But unlike ibuprofen or aspirin, Tiger Balm doesn’t attack the source of the pain. It’s made of so-called counterirritants, substances that cause mild hot and cool sensations on your skin to distract your brain. In …

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Utility working on repairs after electric substation fire

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/ Go to Source Article Philadelphia firefighters walk past a blaze at the PECO electrical substation in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. Tens of thousands of electric customers were reported to be without power as fire crews battled a blaze at a north Philadelphia utility substation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Crews are working to restore electricity hours after a fire in a north Philadelphia utility substation. PECO says 5,455 homes and businesses are still without power Wednesday morning. The blaze was reported at the substation shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday and it knocked out service to more than 35,000 customers. No injuries were reported. The Philadelphia High School… Content Preview This content is …

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Internet Responsible for Growth in Organ Donation

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/ Go to Source Article The internet is responsible for an explosive growth of people signing up for organ donation. In December 2016, Huang Jiefu, Director General of the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation launched an organ donation function on Alipay.

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Alaska underwater pipeline leak may have started in December

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/ Go to Source Article (AP) — A federal pipeline safety office says natural gas leaking from an underwater pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have started flowing in December. Gas from the pipeline was spotted bubbling to the surface Feb. 7. But the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration says a flow analysis indicates it started leaking in late December. The agency has issued a proposed… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Stocks slide Tuesday as drugmakers fall on price worries

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/ Go to Source Article U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Tuesday. Drugmakers are falling after President Donald Trump said he wants to bring drug prices down, while health insurers are edging higher after Republicans in Congress introduced a bill intended to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Technology companies are making small gains. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,369 as of 11:55 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 25 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,928. The Nasdaq composite sagged 6 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,843. Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks have declined a bit after …

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Jack White’s Infinite Imagination

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/ Go to Source Article “I always have my own rules, and I can bend them if I want,” White says.CreditPhotographs by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker Last summer, Jack White bought a house in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that he had seen only in photographs. He wasn’t planning to live in it, except perhaps occasionally on retreats—he lives in Nashville. He was drawn to its past. The house was designed by George Nelson, a figure in American modernism, who mostly designed furniture. “A George Nelson house, there’s not too many of those,” White said in a car on the way there. White is forty-one, and since his adolescence, in Detroit, when he was an upholsterer’s apprentice, he has been avidly …

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Everything you need to know about Tesla's Solar Roof

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/ Go to Source Article In 2016, Elon Musk presented a new product that may someday change the way we power our homes — it’s called Solar Roof. Solar Roof is the brainchild of the Tesla owned company, SolarCity. Unlike traditional solar panels, which are bulky and attach on your current roof, Solar Roof is designed to look like traditional roofing shingles. Partnered with a battery pack called the Tesla Power Wall, homes can even use power generated from the sun at night. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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Governor Cuomo Announces New Campaign to Install Charging Stations and Promote Electric Vehicle Use Across NYS

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/ Go to Source Article Governor Cuomo announced a new electric vehicle campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to encourage employees to drive electric vehicles and extensive public education and outreach. Albany, NY – March 6, 2017 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new electric vehicle campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to encourage employees to drive electric vehicles and extensive public education and outreach. The increased use of electric vehicles will help the state in achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. The campaign, which supports the Governor’s Charge NY initiative, will be overseen by the New York State Energy Research and Development …

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Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Steve Reed uses OhmConnect, a service that pays customers to lower their energy use at home during periods of high demand. Megan Wood/inewsource hide caption toggle caption Megan Wood/inewsource A new company is doing more than just monitoring electricity use. It’s making tracking your electrical data fun. Steve Reed, of San Diego, says he signed up for free with OhmConnect. He was eager to see how much his family could cut back on electricity at times when there is a high demand for it in the area. Soon, he got a text prompting him to lower use for an hour — from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the next day. “The easiest …

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Tyson and Deutsche Bank slide; Southwestern Energy jumps

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/ Go to Source Article (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Tyson Foods Inc., down $1.61 to $61.99 Tens of thousands of chickens were destroyed at a Tyson supplier’s farm because of a bird flu outbreak. Southwestern Energy Co., up 23 cents to $7.94 Natural gas companies climbed as the price of the fuel increased. Deutsche Bank AG, down 74 cents to $18.61 The… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Trump cheers Exxon plan to spend $20B on Gulf Coast projects

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/ Go to Source Article Darren Woods, Exxon Mobil CEO, speaks during CERAWeek at the Hilton Americas,Monday, March 6, 2017, in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday praised Exxon Mobil Corp. after the company announced plans to create thousands of jobs by spending $20 billion over 10 years on refineries, chemical and liquefied natural gas plants along the Gulf Coast. Exxon said the work would create 12,000 permanent jobs — Exxon currently has about 71,000 employees — and 35,000 construction jobs. Trump… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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EU clears Hungary to build Russia-financed nuclear reactors

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/ Go to Source Article FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2007 file photo, International media representatives look at the recovered cleaning tank of shaft one of reactor block two of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, where disturbance in the cooling of fuel rods occurred in 2003, in Paks, some 90 kms south of Budapest, Hungary, The European Union has cleared Hungary to build two nuclear reactors with Russian help after Budapest made commitments to safeguard competition in the energy sector. (Peter Kiss G./MTI via AP,file) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The European Union has cleared Hungary to build two nuclear reactors with Russian help after Budapest made commitments to safeguard competition in the energy sector. The Hungarian deal for Russia …

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US stocks slip further from record highs as banks decline

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/ Go to Source Article U.S. stocks are falling for the second time in three day as banks return some of their recent gains. They surged last week as interest rates quickly rose. Mining and basic materials companies are down after China cut its economic growth forecast. Meat producer Tyson Foods is falling after avian flu was discovered at a supplier’s farm. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 13 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,369 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 83 points, or 0.4 percent, to 20,922. The Nasdaq composite lost 38 points, or 0.7 percent, to 5,832. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks sank 15 points, or 1.1 …

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Becoming Cloud Minded

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/ Go to Source Article For many information technology professionals, the days of repairing mundane hardware and software problems are gone. IT departments today find themselves at the board room table contributing to discussions on business strategy, security and operational efficiency.  As a result, they are charged with implementing solutions that grant users access to applications without interruption—and on-demand access to those applications from the office, at home or anywhere in the world. Variations of cloud-based business solutions have been around since the early 2000s. And as businesses large and small seek around-the-clock, secure access to email, computer networks, and software, studies show “the cloud” has become a preferred solution for improving operational and cost efficiency.  What is the cloud? …

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New LEO/MEO Earth Station Antennas Cut Operational Costs

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/ Go to Source Article Next generation Cobham solution introduces significant reduction in total cost of ownership combined with industry leading high throughput, tracking accuracy and RF performance Washington, DC – Cobham has introduced a new disruptive technology platform for its expanded line of Sea Tel land-based tracking antennas. Designed as an enabler for the new breed of emerging high throughput LEO/MEO constellations that leverage cutting-edge CubeSat and SmallSat spacecraft, Cobham’s new tracking antennas lower the total cost of ownership by significantly reducing power consumption, in addition to delivering tangible savings on deployment and maintenance. Uniquely, Cobham’s next generation solution is delivered as a complete, integrated system including radome, antenna controller, feeds and customer specific RF (BUC and LNB) in …

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EU clears Hungary to build Russia-backed nuke reactors

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/ Go to Source Article (AP) — The European Union has cleared Hungary to provide state aid to build two nuclear reactors with Russian help after Budapest made commitments to safeguard competition in the energy sector. The Hungarian deal for Russia to build the two additional reactors at the Paks nuclear plant, which was struck three years ago, had been held up because of the EU’s regulatory demands. Prime… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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China premier pledges: 'We will make our skies blue again'

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/ Go to Source Article Clouds move across the sky over the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during the opening session of China’s annual National People’s Congress in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged during his address at the session to make the country’s skies blue again and “work faster” to address pollution caused by coal burning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Sunday to make the country’s smoggy skies blue again and “work faster” to address pollution caused by the burning of coal for heat and electricity. His words to delegates at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress highlight how …

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New York ski resorts aim for 100 percent renewable energy

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/ Go to Source Article (AP) — New York’s three state-owned ski resorts are pledging to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources by the year 2030. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the commitment to transition Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface ski areas to 100 percent renewables is part of a broader state push to ramp up the use of clean energy, like wind and solar. The Democratic governor has committed… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial

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/ Go to Source Article (Reuters) – A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles in deep space is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars, its Israeli developers said. The AstroRad Radiation Shield has been devised by Tel Aviv-based StemRad, which has already produced and marketed a belt to protect rescue workers from harmful gamma ray radiation emitted in nuclear disasters, such as Chernobyl and Fukushima. The vest will protect vital human tissue, particularly stem cells, which could be devastated by solar radiation in deep space or on Mars, whose sparse atmosphere offers no protection, StemRad’s CEO Oren Milstein said. U.S. space agency NASA has said it hopes …

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Capitol Watch: Hate crime response, nuclear bailout scrutiny

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/ Go to Source Article (AP) — In this week’s New York state government news, lawmakers plan to discuss the state’s response to what they say is a rise in hate crimes and take a close look at plans to bail out three aging nuclear plants. Here’s what’s coming up in the week ahead: FIGHTING HATE CRIMES Lawmakers plan to consider new proposals to increase penalties for desecration of a grave or graffiti… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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NRG Home Solar laying off 81 on LI

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/ Go to Source Article Hemingway had it wrong in this case: The sun also sets. After growing rapidly as solar energy expanded, NRG Energy is laying off more than 80 workers on Long Island as it drastically alters its home solar business model, partnering with other firms on residential projects instead of installing panels itself. The New Jersey-based firm in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing with New York State said it’s laying off 81 workers in its home solar operations on Long Island between May 4 and June 23 as it closes its Bohemia office. The company said it isn’t exiting home solar, but will no longer be a one-stop shop that sells, installs and services residential …

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New technique turns random objects into FM radio stations

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/ Go to Source Article A new technology is enabling everyday objects, such as posters and clothing, to be transformed into FM radio stations, according to research from the University of Washington. The team introduces a technique called ‘backscattering’ which uses ambient low-power radio signals to broadcast messages from random objects to smartphones in the local vicinity. The researchers hope that the development could help support various smart city applications, and picture a future where anything from a poster at a bus stop to a road sign can transmit audio updates and information to passers-by. During testing, the researchers were able to use the backscattering technique to create a ‘singing poster’ which could send out the music of an advertised band to …

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Amazon plans to power its fulfillment centers through solar panels installed on the roofs

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/ Go to Source Article Amazon has announced that it intend to power dozens of its fulfillment centers around the world by solar energy, with plans in place to deploy “large-scale solar systems” on their rooftops. The company says that 15 fulfillment and sortation centers across the U.S. will receive the solar panels in 2017, generating up to 41 megawatts (MW) of power at its facilities in New Jersey, California, Maryland,  Delaware, and Nevada. It says that it plans to then introduce solar panels at 50 centers globally by 2020. A few years back, a Greenpeace study of “clean” internet companies revealed that Amazon and its cloud-focused AWS business had a lot to improve on. The report noted: AWS has dropped further and further …

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Pluto’s Defenders Prepare to Fight for Its Planethood (Again)

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/ Go to Source Article What is a planet? Prior to August 24, 2006, the answer was simple, vague, but generally agreed-upon: large, round-ish, orbiting a star, perhaps. Most people could name nine examples without much controversy. But the ninth planet became suddenly controversial on that Thursday in August—the last day of the International Astronomical Union’s 26th triennial General Assembly. Many of the meeting’s 2,700 attendees had already left Prague by then. The few hundred who remained sat in a large auditorium facing a screen bearing the IAU’s proposed definition of a planet, which had a curious addition—that a planet, on top of being round and orbiting the sun, should also clear the neighborhood around its orbit. Pluto, which orbits in …

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Controlling climate in the data centre when disaster strikes

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/ Go to Source Article Carl Webb, Director of HVAC at Andrews Sykes, explains the benefits of having a dependable climate back-up plan to safeguard your assets in a crisis… For the majority of companies, it is important to know that key information is stored appropriately and securely. Very few, however, give much thought to the infrastructure behind essential hardware that facilitates this – at least until after disaster has struck. Constant technological advancements have led to a frankly staggering international-wide reliance on servers and computer facilities. And this is only expected to continue soaring. By 2020, the amount of space and energy consumed by data centres on this continent alone could increase by as much as a fifth. This, in …

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Fukushima cleanup chief urges better use of probe robot

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/ Go to Source Article Naohiro Masuda, head of decommissioing for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, speaks at a news conference in Tokyo Thursday, March 2, 2017. Masuda said more creativity in needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi) (Credit: AP) Updated March 2, 2017 6:19 AMBy The Associated Press   By MARI YAMAGUCHI (Associated Press) (AP) — The head of decommissioning for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday that more creativity is needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods. A robot sent inside the Unit 2 containment vessel last month could not reach as close to the core area as was hoped for because …

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The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives

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/ Go to Source Article After Larry Biegler realized the emerald was gone from the Commonwealth International storage unit, he called the Temple City police and told the officer on duty that his emerald had been stolen and that he’d been abducted and released by the Brazilian Mafia. This triggered the arrival of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives Miller and Gayman. Soon, Ferrara and Morrison became suspects. The detectives took a few weeks to track them down, but by December 15, 2008, Miller and Gayman were in Eagle, Idaho, in the Boise foothills, staking out Morrison’s house. They set a perimeter and shivered in their rental car for two days. On the third day they knocked on Morrison’s door. …

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Cannons, laser, radars planned to keep birds from toxic pit

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/ Go to Source Article In this Dec. 14, 2016 photo, Montana Resources’ Mark Thompson stands on the bank of the Berkeley Pit behind a hut used to watch for birds that try to land in the toxic water in Butte, Mont. Montana Resources is proposing additional technologies such as radars, lasers and drones to prevent another mass death similar to the several thousand snow geese that died in the pit last November. (AP Photo/Matt Volz) (Credit: AP) March 2, 2017 3:06 AMBy The Associated Press   By MATT VOLZ (Associated Press) (AP) — After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are …

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Tesla’s SolarCity slashed 20% of staff in 2016

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/ Go to Source Article (Reuters) – SolarCity, which was acquired by Tesla Inc at the end of last year, slashed nearly 20 percent of its staff in 2016 as it sought to preserve cash amid slowing growth in the rooftop solar industry. In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, SolarCity said it had 12,243 employees at the end of 2016, down 19.8 percent from the 15,273 it reported a year earlier. The cuts affected workers in operations, installations, manufacturing, sales and marketing, according to the filings. The number of people in general and administrative jobs has also fallen since June of last year, the company said. SolarCity had announced job cuts before being acquired by Tesla but did not say …

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The Treasures of Trappist-1 | Space Time

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/ Go to Source Article Space Time viewers can get 15% off their next purchase at legalzoom by going to http://legalzoom.com/spacetime Can humanity survive on one of the seven earth-like Trappist-1 planets?And be sure to check out Physics Girl’s Trappist episode right here https://youtu.be/lK2iJe7AM_Q You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetimeGet your own Space Time t­shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBiTweet at us! @pbsspacetimeFacebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetimeEmail us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] comComment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_… Last week, seven earth-like planets were discovered orbiting a Red Dwarf star 39 light years away. Each one could be capable of supporting life. Previous EpisodeThe Eye of Sauron Reveals a forming Solar Systemhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQZya… Written and Hosted by Matt O’DowdProduced by Rusty …

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Navajo Workers At Coal-Fired Power Plant Brace For Its Closing

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image The Navajo Generating Station located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, near Page, Ariz. Amber Brown/Courtesy of Salt River Project hide caption toggle caption Amber Brown/Courtesy of Salt River Project When Marlene Fowler wakes up in the northern Arizona town of Kaibeto, she can see a yellow-green haze on the horizon. But Fowler’s not worried about the pollution. It’s her husband’s job at the Navajo Generating Station that has her on edge. “Even though they say the pollution is all this and that, it’s been there years,” she says. The Navajo Generating Station is the largest coal-fired power plant in the Western United States, and it’s slated to shut down in 2019. While …

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New Exxon CEO says company will boost production

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/ Go to Source Article Exxon Mobil Corporation Chairman & CEO Darren Woods, third from left, joins the applause during opening bell ceremonies at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Woods succeeded Rex Tillerson, following Tillerson’s nomination by President Donald Trump to be the next United States Secretary of State. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Credit: AP) Updated March 1, 2017 12:23 PMBy The Associated Press (AP) — Exxon’s new CEO says the company will increase production and has a mix of projects to handle any level of oil and gas prices. Darren Woods also said Tuesday at a meeting with investors that Exxon Mobil Corp. is committed to increase its dividend and will buy back shares when the …

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Building a better economy, one tiny house at a time

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/ Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // Education and industry are once again joining forces, this time to ensure Long Island has the workforce it needs to capitalize on a burgeoning national industry. As the environmentally friendly Tiny House Movement builds momentum, an arrangement between Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Selden business-development services provider Dynamic Supplier Alignment and Riverhead sustainable-housing expert Hunter Shelters will school BOCES brains on the science of going small. The educational cooperative of 51 Suffolk County school districts has incorporated tiny, sustainable houses designed by Hunter Shelters into its adult education program – it’s even erected a Hunter Shelters dwelling at its Bellport Learning Center – and asked DSA to help work up a curriculum. “We’re …

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Sorry, But Amazon Isn’t Actually Annihilating Retail Jobs

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/ Go to Source Article Beware the lurking variable. Even if you didn’t suffer through a semester of college statistics, you’re probably familiar with the adage “correlation doesn’t imply causation.” But if you haven’t had the pleasure, it’s a fairly easy concept to grasp. WIRED OPINION About Geoffrey A. Manne (@geoffmanne) is executive director of the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), which promotes rigorous economic analysis over partisan outcomes. Jennifer MacLean (@jenashmac) is director of operations. ICLE receives general support funding from Amazon as well as from competitors with divergent policy goals. Take a classic example: When ice cream sales rise significantly, the number of shark attacks escalates as well. But ice cream probably doesn’t cause shark attacks. …

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New York State Legislature to hold public hearing on Indian Point shutdown

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/ Go to Source Article ALBANY, New York (WABC) — The New York Legislature will meet on Tuesday at a public hearing on the impact of the shutdown of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. The shutdown, which will occur by April 2021, was announced last month by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Tuesday’s hearing is slated to evaluate the shutdown’s impact on electrical grid reliability, jobs and local tax revenue, and the details on how the site will be decommissioned. Indian Point currently produces approximately 25 percent of the electricity used in New York City and Westchester County. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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Watch Shell’s 1991 Video Warning of Catastrophic Climate Change

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/ Go to Source Article [embedded content] This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. However, since then the company has invested heavily in highly polluting oil reserves and helped lobby against climate action, leading to accusations that Shell knew the grave risks of global warming but did not act accordingly. Shell’s 28-minute film, called Climate of Concern, was made for public viewing, particularly in schools and universities. It warned of extreme weather, floods, famines and climate refugees as fossil fuel burning warmed the world. The …

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Leaving Aleppo

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/ Go to Source Article Aleppo in 1939.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BERND LOHSE / ULLSTEIN BILD VIA GETTY Of all the family stories about my grandfather Philip Toutonghi’s time in North Hollywood, one pains me the most. In 1951, after months and months of polite but dogged pursuit, he managed to get a meeting with the actor Danny Thomas. Thomas was born Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz in 1912, to Maronite Catholic parents from Bsharri, Lebanon. My grandfather was born Philippe Elias Tütünji in 1898, to Melkite Catholic parents in Aleppo, Syria. At the time, the two men attended mass at the same Catholic church, in Los Angeles. But while Thomas was starring opposite Doris Day in the Michael Curtiz-directed Warner Brothers musical “I’ll …

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Lawmakers to review Indian Point closing

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/ Go to Source Article While it is unlikely lawmakers could prevent Indian Point from closing, some have expressed worries about the state’s ability to make up for the lost power. (February 28, 2017 12:35 PM) Updated February 28, 2017 12:46 PMBy The Associated Press Some New York lawmakers are demanding more information about plans to close Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021. Tuesday’s legislative hearing will focus on the environmental and health implications of shuttering the facility, which sits 30 miles north of the city. While it is unlikely lawmakers could prevent Indian Point from closing, some have expressed worries about the state’s ability… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to …

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A Carbon Tax Gains Traction Among Some Conservatives

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image A refinery in Anacortes, Wash. In 2016, voters in Washington state rejected an initiative that would have taxed carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal and gasoline. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP Beyond tax proposals from the Trump administration and the House GOP leadership, there’s a long-shot idea that’s received recent attention — a carbon tax. Simply put, that means setting a price on carbon to encourage energy efficiency and limit the impact of climate change. The most recent push for a carbon tax comes from a stalwart group of Republicans, including James Baker, George Shultz and Henry Paulson. Their new group, called the Climate Leadership …