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Energy & Environment, Industry

Solar + batteries at home can provide backup power during disasters

September 29, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Lights went out as Hurricane Fiona devastated areas from the Caribbean to Canada, and Hurricane Ian has done the same. Hurricanes, along with other natural disasters like wildfires and winter storms, can leave people without access to electricity. However, new […]


Health Care, Industry

New FDA baby formula warning: Stop using this recalled formula right now

September 29, 2022

Via: BGR

It hasn’t been a great year for parents with newborn babies. The massive Abbott baby formula recall in early 2022 triggered a nationwide product shortage. We then saw additional recalls and baby formula warnings. Mother’s Touch baby formula is the […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden to oil industry: Don’t raise prices as hurricane nears

September 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian lashed Florida’s southwest coast. “Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge […]


Industry, Workforce

Does the Hatch Act Apply to You? Election Season Do’s and Don’ts

September 26, 2022

Via: Government Executive

With the fall season comes football, pumpkin-flavored everything and Election Day. This year it’s the highly anticipated midterm elections, and federal employees may be tempted to get involved by making political donations, campaigning for a candidate, attending rallies or just […]


Defense, Industry

In Tokyo, Harris calls US-Japan alliance ‘a cornerstone’

September 26, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday shortly after arriving in Tokyo for the state funeral of assassinated former leader Shinzo Abe. Abe, a former prime minister who was assassinated in July, will […]


Industry, Workforce

Senators Are Floating a Plan to Authorize Local-level Federal Executive Boards

September 22, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Alex Padilla, D-Calif., have introduced a new bill they say would improve collaboration among federal government offices outside the capital by authorizing […]


Defense, Industry

Biden at UN to call Russian war an affront to body’s charter

September 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the United Nations charter with its “brutal, needless war” in Ukraine. Delivering a forceful condemnation of Russia’s invasion to the international body, Biden said reports of […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Minneapolis City Council unanimously passes Ship It Zero resolution

September 21, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Sept. 8, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a “Ship it Zero” resolution that would call on top maritime import polluters in the U.S. to commit to making all imports 100 percent zero emission ships by 2030. The resolution […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

UN chief asks wealthy nations to impose windfall taxes on fossil fuel industry

September 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres had just returned from a visit to flooded Pakistan when he stepped before the UN General Assembly to give a speech on Tuesday. Poverty-stricken regions experiencing the most severe climate change impacts, like Pakistan, were […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

US installs record solar capacity as prices keep falling

September 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

This week, the US Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab released its annual analysis of solar energy in the US. It found that nearly half the generating capacity was installed in the US during 2021 and is poised to dominate future […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

September 20, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there’s another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought. The topic of water historically has played little to no role in campaign ads in much of […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Legislation would remove some requirements for CDL license

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would create exceptions for Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act created the EDLT in 2012. It went […]


Defense, Industry

Biden: US would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion

September 19, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

China’s government on Monday criticized President Joe Biden’s statement that American forces would defend Taiwan if Beijing tries to invade as a violation of U.S. commitments about the self-ruled island, but gave no indication of possible retaliation. Biden said “yes” […]


Industry, Workforce

House passes bill to prevent civil service overhauls without input from Congress

September 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The House on Thursday voted 225-204 to pass legislation barring future presidents from unilaterally stripping federal workers of their civil service protections as former President Trump tried to do with his abortive establishment of Schedule F. Six Republican members voted […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

President Biden announces tentative railway labor agreement

September 16, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

President Joe Biden announced a tentative agreement had been reached between rail worker unions and major freight carriers Thursday. The agreement is expected to avert a potential strike in advance of a midnight Thursday deadline. Biden said the agreement included […]


Health Care, Industry

DOJ establishes COVID-19 Strike Force teams to combat fraud

September 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Justice Department has created three Strike Force teams to improve its efforts to fight and prevent COVID-19 fraud. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said in a statement Wednesday that the department confiscated over $1.2 billion in relief funds that […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

September 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday. A lawyer for opponents of the vaccine requirement, […]


Defense, Industry

US leaders avoid victory dance in Ukraine combat advances

September 13, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. leaders from President Joe Biden on down are being careful not to declare a premature victory after a Ukrainian offensive forced Russian troops into a messy retreat in the north. Instead, military officials are looking toward the fights yet […]


Health Care, Industry

Americans give health care system failing mark: AP-NORC poll

September 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa is worried about making rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes holds off on filling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I prefer to skip the medication to being homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a […]


Defense, Energy & Environment, Industry

Germany’s Scholz sees no imminent nuclear deal with Iran

September 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear Monday that he doesn’t expect an agreement with Iran in the immediate future to restore Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers, though he said there’s no reason for Iran not to sign up […]