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Biden administration to give $1.1 billion to PG&E to help keep California nuclear power plant online |  CNN Politics

Biden administration to give $1.1 billion to PG&E to help keep California nuclear power plant online | CNN Politics

CNN — Nuclear power in California received financial support from the Biden administration on Monday as the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $1.1 billion grant to Pacific Gas & Electric to help extend life from its Diablo Canyon power plant on California’s central coast. The Diablo plant was to be decommissioned in two phases, …

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Squashes, the hounds of the plant world, can weigh a pound or 1,000. Geneticists think they know why

Squashes, the hounds of the plant world, can weigh a pound or 1,000. Geneticists think they know why

They can weigh two pounds or 200, small and spherical or deformed and oblong, and feature a range of colors, coats, and patterns. No, we’re not talking about dogs, we’re talking about gourds – another genetically malleable life form that comes in a bizarre wide range of sizes and shapes, most of which can (again, …

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The fate of the possible Marina desalination plant will be decided on Thursday

The fate of the possible Marina desalination plant will be decided on Thursday

The California Coastal Commission will decide whether to permit a proposed Marina desalination plant on Thursday. But Marina Mayor Bruce Carlos Delgado plans to fight him. “Marina gets nothing from the water, but everything bad,” Delgado said. “Our air, our coastline, our groundwater is under threat, our vertical basins will dry up. The path to …

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Opinion: To help tackle the climate crisis, we should plant more trees |  CNN

Opinion: To help tackle the climate crisis, we should plant more trees | CNN

Editor’s note: Jad Daley is president and CEO of American Forests and head of the US section of 1t.org. Marc Benioff is president and co-CEO of Salesforce. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own. Read more reviews on CNN. When we joined countries, companies and NGOs two years ago to launch the 1t.org …

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Speak for the Chicago River: Don't Sell Damen Silos Site to Asphalt Plant Owner

Speak for the Chicago River: Don’t Sell Damen Silos Site to Asphalt Plant Owner

The State of Illinois needs a wake-up call regarding the Damen Silos site along the Chicago River. We have witnessed the dramatic transformation of the Chicago River from an industrial corridor into a centerpiece of Chicago and the next great park system. In many places it is a vibrant public waterfront, with a rich river …

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eThekwini Municipality cleanup crews are attempting to tackle the massive amount of waste pouring out of effluent and drainage pipes that discharge into the ocean. Photo: Benita Enoch

eThekwini flooded with sewage due to sewage plant failures | News24

Over 700 million liters of untreated sewage are dumped into eThekwini’s rivers, dams and oceans every day. The threat to public health is high as levels of E. coli are skyrocketing. Water experts and political parties have questioned the competence of testing water samples. Two sewage treatment plants collectively discharge 461 million liters of effluent …

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