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Donald Trump Irks UK With Unsolicited Ambassador Suggestion
The reaction from government officials in the United Kingdom to President-elect Donald Trump 's suggestion today that they replace the sitting ambassador to the United States with Britain's populist, anti-immigrant, Independence Party leader, Nigel Farage, was swift and dismissive. "We have a first
Cape Cod Wind Turbine Syndrome: Are They 'Whiners' or Not?
I wander up Blacksmith Shop Road in East Falmouth, Mass., in my battered Honda Civic, looking for the "toxic" house Sue Hobart said she abandoned when headaches, insomnia and dizziness drove her to near madness. A misplaced New Yorker, I had no idea there were two such roads with the same name in
How Electricity Became a Luxury Good
Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start. If you want to do something big, you have to start small. That's
Eco-Blowback: Mutiny in the Land of Wind Turbines
Germany plans to build 60,000 new wind turbines -- in forests, in the foothills of the Alps and even in protected environmental areas. But local residents are up in arms, costs are skyrocketing and Germany's determination to phase out nuclear power is in danger. The German village of Husarenhof,
Crustacean Comeback: Scientists Plan to Settle Lobsters in Wind Farms
Scientists are hoping to revitalize the lobster population off the German island of Helgoland, and are enlisting the help of a nearby offshore wind farm whose rocky foundations make a good habitat. But there's potential for trouble: These aggressive crustaceans have a tendency to eat each other.
The Note's Must-Reads for Friday, April 05, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Carrie Halperin and Jordan Mazza GUN CONTROL ABC News’...
Budget Battle Ahead (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BUDGET KNIVES COME OUT: This is something we’ve never seen from a Democratic president, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent JONATHAN KARL notes: “An official White House budget that includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare. White House ...
Future of federal solar programs in doubt
The solar power industry is facing a double threat from a Congress that may turn off the flow of federal subsidies and take a pass on mandating renewable-energy standards that would increase demand. The Republican-led House, focused on cutting spending and philosophically opposed to subsidizing
Will Google Wind Power Project Harm Wildlife? Depends on Location
Before Google or any other groups invest in undersea transmission lines to bring wind power to the mid-Atlantic coast area, they might want to talk with the National Audubon Society. While the Audubon Society supports the concept of clean wind energy , it has concerns ? one of them being what