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13 Small Solar Businesses to Receive Awards for Research Projects

The Energy Department announced 13 solar companies will receive awards to conduct research through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. These programs encourage U.S.-based small businesses to engage in high-risk, innovative research and technology development with the potential for future commercialization. Read the full announcement.

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Conservation Groups Challenge World’s Largest Methanol Refinery

Permits fail to address threats to climate, safety, and public health for a refinery that could consume more fracked natural gas than all the gas-fired power plants in Washington State

Conservation groups today challenged two permits for the world’s largest fracked methanol refinery, slated for development along the iconic Columbia River in Kalama, Washington.

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‘Saving America’s Pollinators Act’ Would Protect Birds, Bees

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act of 2017, directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend registration of a toxic group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics." Now the most commonly used insecticides on Earth, these chemicals are deadly to birds, bees, and aquatic life. 

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Water Protectors Rally in Support of Efforts to End the Dakota Access Pipeline

Following a federal court's ruling last week on unlawful permits, Indigenous leaders continue push to end Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Indigenous Environmental Network, in coordination with the D.C.- based Rising Hearts Coalition, the Hip Hop Caucus, and Earth Justice, among other Water Protectors rallied today at the U.S. District Courthouse in support of Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne Sioux Tribes, as they seek to end Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Iconic Grizzly Bear To Lose Federal Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will remove the Yellowstone-region grizzly bear population from the federal endangered and threatened species list. The decision will allow bear hunting even though the region’s grizzly population has suffered high levels of human-caused mortality in recent years.

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