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Senate reintroduces expense to assist innovative nuclear innovation

Senate reintroduces expense to assist innovative nuclear innovation

Enlarge / The Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee. Last week, a bipartisan group of 15 US senators re-introduced a bill to instate the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), which would offer incentives and set federal goals for advanced nuclear energy. A smaller group of senators originally introduced the bill in September of last…
DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating wave

DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating...

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an emergency directive ordering administrators of most federal agencies to protect their Internet domains against a rash of attacks that have hit executive branch websites and email servers in recent weeks. The DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued the directive on Tuesday, 12 days after security…
It might take 300 years for Joshua Tree National forest to recuperate from the federal government shutdown

It might take 300 years for Joshua Tree National forest to...

Few national parks have been hit harder by the government shutdown than Joshua Tree, an 800,000-acre protected area in Southern California known for its rocky landscape and stunning throng of centuries-old trees. In 2017, the park attracted around 2.9 million visitors, marking a continuous climb over the last several years. With the majority of park…
Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as the United States federal government shutdown continues

Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as...

As the US endures the second week of a partial government shutdown, national parks have taken a major hit. With few rangers or staffers to clean toilets or pick up trash, parks in the American West have started to overflow with garbage and feces. Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California threatened to close to…
Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil business

Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil...

Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), the structure currently allows fossil fuel companies…
NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

About 1,500 volunteers answer questions about where Santa is every year.  Dennis Carlyle Ever wonder how Santa feels about data privacy and being tracked in the lead-up to Christmas Day? Well this year he's not catching a break, even despite the partial government shutdown that started Saturday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, the organization…
Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with trash throughout the federal government shutdown

Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with...

As the United States endures the third week of a government shutdown, some federal employees are left wondering whether the time has come to seek a new job. In recent days, President Donald Trump has showed no sign of budging on his demands for a $5.7 billion border wall between the US and Mexico, which…
Political Leaders, Federal Government Agencies Fight Over Payments Connected To Opioid Epidemic

Political Leaders, Federal Government Agencies Fight Over Payments Connected To Opioid...

A 5ml dose of liquid oxycodone, an opioid pain relief medication, sits on a table in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2019. During the opioid epidemic, roughly 218,000 Americans have died from overdoses tied to prescription pain pills, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty…
Home Democrats present costs to keep the United States in the Paris Contract

Home Democrats present costs to keep the United States in the...

Enlarge / The Capitol Building in Washington DC. On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) in announcing the Climate Action Now Bill, which is intended to stop the United States from exiting the Paris Agreement. President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the Obama-era agreement in 2017, saying that…
7 things the United States federal government states you need to never ever do after a nuclear surge, from utilizing conditioner to concealing in your vehicle

7 things the United States federal government states you need to...

A mysterious explosion that killed at least seven people at a Russian military site has reignited concerns about the threat of nuclear warfare. US officials believe the explosion could be the result of a failed test of a nuclear missile Russia is developing called "Skyfall." Shortly after the explosion, authorities in the city of Severodvinsk…

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