Monday, June 24, 2024

Tag: Pittsburgh

World’s first battery-powered freight train unveiled in Pittsburgh

“If we decarbonize all of the locomotives and decrease the number of trucks, we will get to where we need to be.”

Ex-cop sentenced after lying to FBI about bank robbery

A veteran Pittsburgh police officer who lied to the FBI about a bank robbery committed by his girlfriend’s son has been spared a federal prison sentence.

Shun the chief ‘enemy of the people’

The majority can’t impeach or convict a president of malfeasance, but we can take moral stances that reclaim our commitment to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness – not for the few but for the many.

Why plans to turn America’s Rust Belt into a new plastics...

Climate implications make a petrochemical build-out risky, not only from an environmental perspective, but also from a fiscal perspective.

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Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Essential jobs and public school teachers in the US fail to provide living wages

Home health aides, retail salespersons, fast-food workers, and public school teachers are essential to the economy and society, yet their wages fall far short of the cost of living.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.