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Health & Insurance, Social Services

Sen. Graham Complains That 3 Blue States Get a Third of ACA Funding

October 29, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Sen. Lindsey Graham has never been a fan of the Affordable Care Act — even though it’s helped dramatically lower the number of uninsured people in his home state of South Carolina. The Republican, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycle Track Systems Announces Acquisition Of Food Waste Recycler Ambrosia

October 28, 2020

Via: Waste360

Recycle Track Systems, Inc. (RTS) announced the acquisition of Industrial Organic PBC (DBA Ambrosia), a closed-loop manufacturing company that turns food waste into circular products and commodities, furthering RTS’s commitment to sustainable solutions for waste management. This is the company’s […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

States will need billions to distribute the Covid vaccine as federal funding falls short

October 27, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

With the development of a coronavirus vaccine nearing its final stages, public health departments across the U.S. are hastily preparing to distribute it — even though they don’t know when it will be approved or which ones will ultimately get […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

So, What Exactly Is Long-Duration Energy Storage?

October 26, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Long-duration storage occupies an enviable position in the cleantech hype cycle. Its allure has proven more durable than energy blockchain, and its commercialization is further along than super-buzzy green hydrogen. Depending on who you talk to, long-duration storage technology can […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Crossridge Landfill to Present to Jefferson County Board of Health

October 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

Crossridge Landfill located in Jefferson County, Ohio is at the center of multi-year legal proceedings involving EPA violations and other matters. The Jefferson County Board of Health has agreed to attend a presentation hosted by Crossridge Landfill to learn about […]


Social Security, Social Services

House bill looks to boost COLA for Social Security recipients, federal retires

October 21, 2020

Via: FCW

A bill introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) seeks to increase the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment to 3%, up from the 1.3% announced by President Donald Trump earlier this month. The Social Security adjustment also applies […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Sedgwick County Holds Hazardous Waste Collection Event

October 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Sedgwick County, Kansas and Spirit Aerosystems recently collected waste including paint, batteries and chemicals from residents’ homes. The focus of the event was to safely remove poisonous and flammable materials for proper disposal. This was the first year for the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

IFC funds development of largest solar project in the Pacific

October 21, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The $15 million in IFC funding is expected to take the island nation closer to its goal of sourcing 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources. The project will reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels and at […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

1.2 Million Caps Collected to Raise Awareness of Plastic’s Harm to Sea Birds

October 20, 2020

Via: Waste360

It’s not the plastic water bottle that causes the most harm to sea birds, but the cap which is mistaken for food. A non-profit in Hawaii ensured that over 1.2 million plastic caps and lids will never get into the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New York’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes into Effect

October 19, 2020

Via: Waste360

New York’s Bag Waste Reduction Law goes into effect on Monday, Oct. 19. following a six-month delay. The ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, delis, and superstores is aimed at reducing the number of bags that are used across […]