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Energy Marketing Conferences Announce Nominees for Annual REP Awards..
Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced today the nominees for the “2016 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award” as well as the “2016 Most Innovative Marketer Award” that will be presented at...(PRWeb February 19, 2017)Read the full story at

21 Facts That Explain Exactly Who Stephen Miller Is
The Right Wing The new Trump mouthpiece has been like this for a long time. By Kali Holloway / AlterNet Photo Credit: YouTube Even among the right-wing ideologues doing the actual presidenting in this administration, Stephen Miller stands out for th

Eskom defying the president’s renewables ‘injunction’, says SAREC
South African utility Eskom is defying the injunction of president Jacob Zuma by attempting to negotiate tariffs with preferred bidders as opposed to signing existing PPAs outright, according to the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC).

Why more NGOs are seeking corporate allies
It’s time to join voices in an era of grave environmental risk.

  By Juan Cole / Informed Comment 1. If you appoint yourself to carry out surveillance of a mosque congregation who have never given any evidence of being violent, you might be a white terrorist. 2. If you don’t know the difference between gent

John McCain rebukes Trump’s criticism of the press: ‘That’s how dictators get started’
The Arizona Senator argued for the importance of a free, sometimes adversarial, press.CREDIT: Sven Hoppe/dpa via APArizona Senator John McCain (R) warned against President Donald Trump’s distrust of the free press on Saturday, telling NBC’s Chuck To

Trump invents fake attack on Sweden
An even greater tragedy than the Bowling Green massacre.CREDIT: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara“We got to keep our country safe!” President Trump warned at a rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday night. He told a horror story about a Northern European nati
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Red Tape Snarls Nepal’s Ambitious Poverty-Alleviation Plans
Juna Bhujel (looking at the camera) at the Mankha VDC office to complain about non-payment of disaster relief funds to reconstruct housing. She lost her home in Nepal’s April 2015 earthquake. Credit: Renu Kshetry/IPSBy Renu KshetryKATHMANDU, Feb 21

Ag Fair Abounds with Plenty of Plants and Produce
Edna Santiago, left, and Agnes Verhoff discuss coleus at the annual Agrifest. Inside the Reuben Liburd Farmers Market at the 46th annual St. Croix Agri Fest, tables and booths were piled high with peppers, pumpkins, pomegranates, pretty purple eggpl

Juvenile Loggerhead Turtle Spotted in Brewers Bay
A juvenile loggerhead turtle swims in Brewers Bay. (Photo provided by John Cassel) Source reader John Cassell spotted a young loggerhead sea turtle Friday while swimming with a group inside the Brewers Bay no-wake zone. This may be the first time on