National (U.S.)

"U.S. Eyes Nuclear Reactor Tax Credit To Meet Climate Goals -Sources"

"The White House has signaled privately to lawmakers and stakeholders in recent weeks that it supports taxpayer subsidies to keep nuclear facilities from closing and making it harder to meet U.S. climate goals, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters."

Source: Reuters, 05/06/2021

"U.S. EPA To Hand Over Biofuel Exemption Documents To GAO Probe"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is handing over to the Government Accountability Office information on oil refiners that petitioned for exemptions to biofuel blending mandates, in an effort to help the government watchdog investigate the exemption program."

Source: Reuters, 05/06/2021

Nuts About Agroforestry: Can Hazelnuts Transform Midwest Farming?"

"Monocultures of corn and soybeans carpet 75% of the U.S. Midwest, leading to soil erosion, water pollution, and massive greenhouse gas emissions. However, a new wave of farmers is breaking the monocrop monotony by growing these annuals between long rows of perennial shrubs like American hazelnuts, which keep soils intact while harboring beneficial bugs and sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere."

Source: Mongabay, 05/05/2021


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