Tag: Energy

Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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In photos: Water crisis in Texas continues

Power has returned to most of Texas after a week of statewide blackouts caused by historic winter storms, but millions still don't have access to safe or running water.The big picture: A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokesperson told CNN…

/ February 22, 2021
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Meow Wolf Has Opened an Interactive Surrealist Supermarket in Las Vegas With Projects From Hundreds of Artist Collaborators

Today marks the opening of Omega Mart, Meow Wolf’s long-awaited Las Vegas follow-up to its wildly popular Santa Fe immersive art installation the House of Eternal Return, which helped kickstart the art world’s experience economy. “It’s really up to you to…

/ February 18, 2021
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Record-setting cold snap turns deadly

More than 5 million people remained without power on Tuesday as a series of deadly winter storms brought snow to Houston and historically low temperatures across the plains states.The latest: At least 20 people are reported dead, per AP, and…

/ February 17, 2021
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On Climate, Biden’s Administration Needs to Combat Zombie Trumpism Quickly

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments.The blizzard of federal climate initiatives last week (a blizzard that might help allow actual blizzards to persist into the future) is without…

/ February 4, 2021
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2020 was a terrible year for climate disasters, but there are reasons for hope in 2021

Climate disasters started early in 2020 — and kept on coming. The catastrophic fires in Australia in early 2020 were actually a holdover from 2019, but they were soon followed by flooding in Indonesia, a super-cyclone hitting the coast of…

/ January 5, 2021
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Can a future ban on gas-powered cars work? An economist explains

The U.S. transportation sector is one of the largest contributors of carbon dioxide, the potent driver of climate change. Transportation accounts for about 28% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and, since 1990, emissions in this sector have increased more…

/ January 5, 2021
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17 Tweets About The Funny, Real Struggle Of Returning To Work After The Holidays

For many people, Monday marked the return to work after the holidays. And for some of us, the endless emails, meetings and Slack outage were a rude awakening. Work is back, and so are its headaches.Below, take a look at…

/ January 5, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021

Iran plans to resume 20% uranium enrichment

Iran announced Saturday its atomic energy agency will begin enriching uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordow nuclear facility — a level of enrichment exceeding regulations set by the the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, AP reports.Why it matters: The…

/ January 2, 2021
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2021 could be the year automation and AI truly accelerate the economy

The coronavirus pandemic hit the global economy hard in 2020, but the economy may be close to consolidating years of technological advances — and ready to take off in a burst of productivity growth.Why it matters: Productivity is the engine…

/ December 27, 2020