This Kentucky coal museum installed rooftop solar panels

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A Kentucky coal museum will soon get solar panels of its own.Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images The tiny town of Benham, Kentucky, was originally built to serve the coal mining industry. Now it’s embracing solar energy. Benham, population 500, will soon get an array of solar panels atop the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum. The decision to Read More

Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again

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(CNN)New airstrikes targeted a town in Syria that was hit by a chemical attack earlier this week, activists said, less than a day after the US bombarded a Syrian air base to “send a message” to the Assad regime. It wasn’t immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which was hit onFriday and Read More

Greek gloom as economy stalls amid latest bout of EU wrangling

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Only diehard communists now take to the streets in a nation where the Brussels bailout programme is showing little signs of working Eight years into Greeces ordeal to escape bankruptcy, thousands of Communist party sympathisers packed into Syntagma Square in Athens on Friday to protest at the latest concessions made by Alexis Tsiprass leftist government Read More

Dr. King Died Fighting For Economic Justice. Today, We Continue His Fight.

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Forty-nine years later, the barriers to economic and racial justice which Dr. King fought so hard to break down remain firmly entrenched. More than half of Black workers in America are still paid less than $15/hour.And Black women like me make only 63 percent as much as white men.Thats why I marched through the streets Read More

#DeleteUber vs. Deleting Uber: Is hashtag activism a farce, or a force?

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Image: mashable/lili sams It was that moment in time, right after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick had defended his choice to be on President Trump’s business advisory council which inspired this tweet: Does hashtag activism actually have a palpable effect on the real world? Or is it all just hot air and bluster? Uber made a Read More

Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year

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Experts hail rapid transformation that will see clean energy outgrow fossil fuels in the next five years – but warn UK is failing to exploit huge potential Green energy accounted for more than half of net electricity generation capacity added around the world last year for the first time, leading energy experts have found. The Read More

Nine-year-old sues Indian government over climate change inaction

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Ridhima Pandey, daughter of green activist, urges ministers to reduce emissions to limit impact on younger generations A nine-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action on climate change, warning that young people will pay the price for the countrys inaction. In the petition filed with the National Read More

Airbnb users can now get $1,000 off a solar panel installation

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SolarCity is giving Airbnb users a discount on solar panels. Image: Jason Blackeye/stocksnap Have you used Airbnb before? Then you can get a discount on solar panels. The short-term home rental company is partnering with SolarCity to give Airbnb users a $1,000 rebate on any purchase of solar panels. The rebate is available to any Read More