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D.C. Approves 50% Renewable Energy Target

Posted: 07.09.2016 no comments

 

The nation’s capital took another step toward nation-leading climate action today, as the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved legislation, B21-650, to expand DC’s renewable energy target to 50 percent by 2032.

 

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The First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Posted: 04.23.2016 no comments

 

In an effort to curb its plummeting honeybee population, Maryland is about to become the first state in the nation to pass strict restrictions on neonicotinoids for consumer use.

Neonicotinoids are a potent class of pesticides used on many crops in the U.S. that have been linked to the widespread decline of pollinator species. As EcoWatch mentioned previously, 29 independent scientists conducted a global review of 1,121 independent studies and found overwhelming evidence of pesticides linked to bee declines.

 

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