Obama’s Solar Goal Has Been Met, Trump’s Energy Department Brags

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The Trump administration announced Tuesday that former President Barack Obama’s goal of slashing the cost of solar power has been achieved early, taking credit for milestone even though the new administration is skeptical of renewable power.

Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change

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Climate change projections often focus on 2100. But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we will be locking in drastic increases in temperatures and sea levels that will alter the earth not just for centuries, but for millennia.

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

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You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that’s exactly what Oregon’s largest city has done by partnering with a company called Lucid Energy to generate clean electricity from the water already flowing under its streets and through its pipes.

A Few Bad Scientists Are Threatening to Topple Taxonomy

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Naming species forms the foundation of biology—but these rogue researchers are exposing the flaws in the system.

Can Congress cut food waste? It depends on the success of this bill

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For decades, the federal government has regulated how landfills operate, how air and water are protected and how dangerous sites are cleaned up. However, the federal government has yet to implement a national policy on how to handle food waste.

The lack of federal guidance on food waste has left the U.S. with a patchwork of food waste solutions, with some states, like New Jersey, pursuing ambitious food waste goals — while others seem to all but ignore the issue. Now with the introduction of the Food Recovery Act (H.R. 3444), a vision of what could become the first national food waste policy is taking shape. A similar measure was introduced in 2015, but did not make it out of committee.

Rep. Chellie Pingree introduced the legislation at the end of June, and it has been referred to half a dozen House committees. Sen. Richard Blumenthal introduced the same legislation in the Senate a few days later. While some time may pass before either measure comes to a vote — especially since Congress is now in recess — even a trimmed-down version of the introduced measures would have wide-ranging implications for how the U.S. handles food waste. Featured here is a breakdown of some of the impacts of the legislation, if enacted into law.

Anheuser-Busch buys enough wind power to brew 20 billion beers a year

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Anheuser-Busch has inked an agreement with Enel Green Power to purchase electricity delivered to the grid and renewable electricity credits amounting to 152.5 MW of output from the Thunder Ranch wind project in Oklahoma.