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Most US coal generators can’t compete with wind and solar, US study finds

A new report from US think tank Energy Innovation shows that 72% of the country’s coal power fleet is now uneconomic compared to local wind…

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U.S. approves massive solar project in California desert

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Secretary-General welcomes US decision to lift sanctions against ICC officials

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by the United States to lift sanctions and visa restrictions against officials with the International Criminal Court…

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U.S. Continues to Ship Illegal Plastic Waste to Developing Countries

The majority of the world is working together to reverse the massive plastic pollution problem. But, the world’s leading producer of plastic waste, the U.S.,…

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US plastic waste exports in violation of new UN rules

Plastics recycling in most developing countries is crude, incomplete, and highly polluting. Under the new rules, mixed and contaminated plastic wastes, or those containing PVC,…

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Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed

As more households and industries have opted to harness the sun’s energy, a small but definite shadow is nagging at the many manufacturers who have…

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US plan to reform asylum, reunite families, reflects ‘authentic humanitarian values’

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said it is “heartened” by the United States’ president’s signing of executive orders on Tuesday which aim to provide…

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Social & structural factors influence racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality

COVID-19 mortality racial disparities in the U.S. are associated with social factors like income, education and internet access, according to a Rutgers study. The study,…

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Guterres urges world to ‘work together in solidarity’ as US moves to re-join WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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Violent attempt at UN Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts

A group of independent UN rights experts released a statement on Monday condemning the violent storming of the United States Capitol building in Washington DC…

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