A new report shows that in the third quarter of this year alone, enough solar panels to generate 4,143 MW of electricity were installed in the United States. This boom in installations contributes to the prediction that coal is a fading industry, and will never return to its former grandeur.
All of the district high schools and most middle schools will be starting later than in the past, at 8:45 a.m., while many elementary schools will be starting earlier, at 7:55 a.m. A few elementary and K-8 schools will start at 9:35 a.m.
The World Bank projects that the number of people living in poverty fell to 702 million people in 2015, or about 9.6% of the global population.
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The day after Labor Day, Oakland City Council made a bold proclamation in support of democratic and equitable workplaces, passing the Resolution Supporting the Development of Worker Cooperatives In Oakland.
According to its website, NCI is touted as “the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research.” And recently, it quietly admitted that cancer cells have been killed by cannabis in a lab setting.
New York City is cracking down on food waste.
A landmark resolution was adopted earlier today by a consensus of UN member states, to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation of marine life beyond national territorial waters that area of the ocean shared by all. Resolution UNGA 99/292 formalizes the recommendations made last January by the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group (UN Working Group) which was tasked with assessing the feasibility of a new treaty, and signals a major step forward toward convening an intergovernmental negotiating conference that would finalize the terms of the new treaty, possibly in 2018.
According to a new French law approved on Thursday, rooftops on new buildings in commercial zones across France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels.