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Saudi to launch $30-50 billion renewable energy program soon: minister

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will launch in coming weeks a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.<p>Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih gestures during the 2017 budget …

Saudi Arabia

Connecticut Politician Arrested For Grabbing Woman's Groin, Called it A 'Joke'

A Connecticut politician was arrested on Wednesday for calling a woman a “bloodsucking lazy union employee” before allegedly reaching between her …

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that …

Hydroelectric Power

Zach Galifianakis Created a Gerrymandering Documentary Named ‘Democracy for Sale’ – Watch Clip

The film will be screened across North Carolina in January and February.<p>Zach Galifianakis’ documentary, “Democracy For Sale,” looks at how bad …

Nearly a quarter of Americans are not religious: Why doesn’t that diversity show up in politics?

<b>(shutterstock/Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>About 1 in 4 Americans has no religious affiliation — but only 1of 538 members of Congress admits to that<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>January 6, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>Most people know that that Congress unfortunately doesn't look like the rest of the country. It's more male, …

Africa's newest sustainable biofuel grows on trees

Until recently, the indigenous Croton megalocarpus tree common to central and east Africa was used mainly for firewood. But now Eco Fuels Kenya (EFK) …

The warrior women of Afghanistan: Tribals are now taking up arms against ISIS and Taliban

As ISIS and Taliban are trying to expand their foothold in Afghanistan, these women from a remote province are putting up a brave fight.<p>The Taliban …

Weak Federal Powers Could Limit Trump’s Climate-Policy Rollback

With Donald J. Trump about to take control of the White House, it would seem a dark time for the renewable energy industry. After all, Mr. Trump has mocked the science of global warming as a Chinese hoax, threatened to kill a global deal on climate change and promised to restore the coal industry …

Why feminism didn't lose in 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, and Hillary Clinton’s loss, was a devastating blow to feminism.America had a choice between its first woman president and an alleged sexual predator; between “women’s rights are human rights” and “grab ’em by the pussy”; between telling our daughters …

Feminism

Six data visualizations that explain the plastic problem | Global Ideas | DW | 30.12.2016

Tiny particles, bags, bottles: When plastic lands in the ocean, it harms wildlife and the environment. But how much plastic does end up there, and …

Pollution

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week.<p>The global spot market …

11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …