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Government Overhaul of National Flood Insurance Cheered by Climate Resilience Experts
Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around the country to better plan for extreme weather, but could drive up costs for some homeowners. The changes being …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 4:01 PM
U.S. Fintech Firm to Buy Worldpay for $35B in Biggest Ever Digital Payments Deal
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) agreed to buy Worldpay for about $35 billion on Monday, with the U.S. financial services provider striking the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry. The financial technology sector is consolidating …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 3:30 PM
Utah Abortion Doctor Files Defamation Suit Against Conservative Media Sites
A well-known abortion rights activist from Utah has filed a lawsuit against three conservative media publications for defamation, says that online stories spread misinformation that she cut the throats of fetuses during abortions. Dr. Leah Torres, a former Salt Lake …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 3:18 PM
New Mexico Tornado Traveled 15-Mile-Long Path, Report Shows
The National Weather Service reported that a tornado that destroyed or damaged numerous homes and other structures in the southern New Mexico community of Dexter traveled a path about 15 miles long and 150-350 yards wide. The weather service’s damage …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 3:16 PM
Nevada Mulling ‘Textalyzer’ Tech That Scans Cellphones After Crashes
Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 3:14 PM
Nuclear Power Industry Pushes for Fewer Inspections
The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. The agency, whose board is dominated by Trump appointees, is …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 3:05 PM
$20M Grant for California Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program
The California Fire Safe Council in partnership with the Watershed Research and Training Center has been awarded a $3 million grant, part of which is to help improve wildfire resiliency. The Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program aims to help …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 3:03 PM
Maine Marketing Firm Settles Lawsuit with Employee Claiming She Was Drugged
A Maine marketing firm has settled a lawsuit with a former employee who claimed she was drugged at a company party and fired after requesting accommodations to recover. The Portland Press Herald reports an attorney for Trueline Publishing told the …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 1:20 PM
Gas Refineries Pay Vermont Settlement Over Fuel Additive
The Vermont attorney general’s office says more than two dozen of the country’s biggest gasoline refiners, including ExxonMobil and Shell Oil Company, are paying a $3.8 million settlement over the use of the gasoline additive that the state alleged caused …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 1:14 PM
In Fatberg Fight, New York Goes to War Against Flushable Wipes
One of humanity’s most private and pervasive hygiene habits is changing. And Sal Scapelito’s job is a sign that the trend may not be sustainable. Every two minutes, the 31-year-old sewage treatment worker cleans off a five-foot-wide device designed to …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 1:06 PM

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