Vatican agroelectric site
Energy

‘Light of the World’ to Be Solar Powered at the Vatican

ROME, Italy, July 21, 2024 (ENS) – Pope Francis has kickstarted the Vatican’s plan to become a solar nation that he detailed in an Apostolic Letter entitled “Fratello sole” or Brother Sun. The plan is to use land outside Rome that the Vatican already owns to construct an agrivoltaic plant that will power the entire city-state. […]

farmworkers in the heat
Air/Climate

Climate Change Scorches USA; Extreme Heat Grips 100 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, July 6, 2024 (ENS) – Independence Day 2024 will go down in the record books as one of the hottest. In total, more than 100 million people – nearly one in every three Americans – spent Thursday under heat alerts, according to the National Weather Service. […]

Supreme Court 2024
Gov/Politics

SCOTUS Decisions Cancel, Imperil Environmental Protections

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1, 2024 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in favor of Corner Post, Inc., a truckstop in rural North Dakota, and other rulings issued last week, alter the statute of limitations and other rules for challenging agency actions, threatening the stability of the laws that provide the United States with protections from the unchecked power of corporations such as polluting industries. […]