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Home solar advocates push against proposed charge in Montana

Home solar advocates push against proposed charge in Montana

Renewable energy activists urged Montana regulators on Thursday to reject a utility's request to add a charge for homeowners who generate surplus electricity from their own solar panels.Over the past two decades, about 2,300 NorthWestern ...

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans .Though the measure wouldn't eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It ...

HOT England to ban plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds

England to ban plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds

The UK government is taking steps to curb plastic pollution. Starting April 2020 plastic straws, cotton buds, and plastic stirrers, will only be provided under strict guidelines, for medical or scientific reasons. As part of the ...

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and ...

Budget deals start coming together ahead of special session

Budget deals start coming together ahead of special session

Deals were coming together Wednesday as Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders prepared for a special session to finish work on the state's next two-year budget.The Democratic governor, GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka ...

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs, report says

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs, report says

The U.S. Department of Defense has acknowledged that it is still investigating reports of unidentified aerial phenomena," also identified as UFOs. It doesn't imply the Pentagon acknowledged the presence of extraterrestrials, but a spokesman told the ...

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.The "Digi Police" app was originally issued by Tokyo police three years ago, ...

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

An Australian state government leader intervened on Wednesday to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the country's general election.The Carmichael mine proposed by India's ...