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Denise Brinley is Executive Director at Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Energy. The state produces "playbooks" to highlight ways old coal power plant sites could be redeveloped.
Kenneth Feinberg has been appointed to oversee talks between Bayer's lawyers and plaintiffs' representatives for a court-mandated settlement over claims that the weedkiller Roundup caused cancer.
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Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous. Which is why a group of 40 scientists and engineers from all over the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they're learning will help them at a real eruption.
A sheriff's deputy finds part of a jaw bone on a ranch in Brooks County, Texas. This is the ninth set of human remains the sheriff's office has recovered this year.
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The wake of a supply vessel heading toward a working platform crosses over an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2015. The Coast Guard says it has contained the oil spill.
An employee of the District of Columbia Housing Authority walks on the grounds of a public housing complex called Richardson Dwellings in Northeast Washington, D.C. The Trump administration wants to eliminate the federal fund now used to repair public housing in favor of attracting more private investment to repair and replace it.
Debris blankets the north side of one of the Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean. Researchers found a huge amount of plastic both onshore and buried in the sand.
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Volunteer rescue workers search for human remains in the rubble of homes burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. State officials say the fire was caused by PG&E power lines.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a rally at Howard University on Monday. The Sunrise Movement held an event for the final stop of the "Road to a Green New Deal" tour to "explore what the pain of the climate crisis looks like in D.C. and for the country and what the promise of the Green New Deal means."
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Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. The verdict is the third recent court decision in California involving the glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer.
Charles Brain helps hand harvest grapes in a Shiraz vineyard in the Swartland wine region of South Africa. Lubanzi Wines, which was started by Brain and his partner, Walker Brown, earned its B Corp certification this year.
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Handlers, known as mahouts, ride elephants along a mountain ridge at the Elephant Conservation Center in Xayaboury, Laos. The center has 29 elephants, most of which spent long careers hauling logs in Laos' logging industry.