Banned decades ago, PCBs still posing threat to wildlife

The presence of PCBs on a lake in the shadow of the White Mountains demonstrates how heat-resistant chemicals once used widely in electrical equipment and other industrial applications continue to pose a threat to wildlife more than four decades after being banned in the United States.

Supreme Court asks U.S. government for views on Bayer weedkiller case

SCOTUS is weighing whether to hear Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, as the company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.

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Kentucky tornadoes: governor says death toll expected to grow as crews sift through ruins

Andy Beshear says over 100 Kentuckians still unaccounted for, and that number of confirmed deaths may not be known for weeks.

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Heating Your Home Is Expensive and Carbon Heavy. Will Heat Pumps Help?

Consumers from Vermont to Louisiana are embracing the devices despite the fact that buying and installing them costs an average $5,000—around double that of furnaces that run on oil or gas—and in many cases they are awkward to retrofit.

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Ohio cities settle civil claims related to power plant bailout


The Franklin County Government Center in Columbus, Ohio.

In a consolidated case, the Ohio attorney general’s office wants to move ahead on its civil racketeering case against FirstEnergy, Energy Harbor and others.

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Eye on Ohio utilities: Objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they appear


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Developments in the ongoing saga surrounding House Bill 6, Ohio’s nuclear and coal bailout law, from the Energy News Network and Eye on Ohio.

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In Des Moines, activist’s City Council win raises hopes for clean energy push


Des Moines City Councilor Indira Sheumaker.

Indira Sheumaker, a 27-year-old Black Liberation Movement activist, defeated a two-term incumbent for a City Council seat in Iowa’s largest city. Clean energy advocates expect her to push the city on energy issues.

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As EU seeks to rival China’s infrastructure offer, Africans are sceptical

Brussels is promising green infrastructure investment for African countries, but Beijing has a better reputation on the continent

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Heavy Rain and Snow Are Expected Over Much of California

The state was blanketed by a variety of weather warnings, with more than five feet of snow predicted for parts of the Sierra Nevada.