Gov. Jared Polis’ draft plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas pollution in Colorado calls for an accelerated move to electric vehicles and buses, deep reductions of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry and at least an 80% drop in emissions from electricity generation. The plan released Wednesday for public comment aims to cut greenhouse gas pollution by more than a quarter of 2005 levels in the next five years and cut it in half by 2030. Beyond that, Polis’ plan calls for “close to 100%” of the vehicles on Colorado’s roads in 2050 to be electric. This news comes as National Weather Service officials warned Front Range residents Wednesday morning to avoid outdoor activity and to keep their windows closed because the air quality — largely due to the massive and ongoing wildfires — is so poor. Polis mentioned those wildfires in a statement as examples of the “countless indicators” brought on by climate change that threaten Colorado’s economy and way of life as he … [Read more...] about Colorado’s plan to reduce greenhouse gases calls for more electric cars, cuts to oil and gas emissions
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BOSTON (CBS) — Earlier this offseason, defensive captain Devin McCourty said that he anticipated a return for the Patriots players who opted out of the 2020 season. Now, that informed hunch has been backed by some reporting. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the “key” players who opted out last year are planning on playing in 2021. That list includes, of course, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung, and tackle Marcus Cannon. READ MORE: Police Investigating Baby Found In Dorchester “Physically, all are in a good place,” Rapoport said. Free agency hasn’t started, but the #Patriots are already getting some reinforcements. Their key opt-outs from 2020 — including LB Dont'a Hightower, S Patrick Chung, and OT Marcus Cannon — are planning to be back for 2021, sources say. Physically, all are in a good place. READ MORE: Owners Of Truck Company Charged In Connection To Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, … [Read more...] about Report: Dont’a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Marcus Cannon Planning To Play For Patriots In 2021
( CBS Detroit ) — A third stimulus check, worth $1,400, is currently progressing through Congress as part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package. The American Rescue Plan also features increased unemployment benefits, a higher child tax credit and a $15 minimum wage, as well as billions more dollars to stop the spread of COVID-19. These and other programs are meant to aid millions of Americans facing financial hardship brought on by the pandemic and support the economy as vaccinations continue. How the bill evolves in the coming days will determine how much money actually reaches the public. President Biden and politicians from both parties support giving Americans another stimulus check. And they support doing it quickly. However, Republicans have pushed back against the overall price tag and other specific aspects of the plan, like the minimum wage hike. Democrats control both houses of Congress and are willing to pass stimulus legislation on a straight … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?
By Melissa Clark , The New York Times Savvy cooks across the globe know that one of the easiest ways to add verve to their cooking is to keep a selection of aromatic spice blends at the ready. From Chinese five spice to Cajun seasoning, from Indian masalas to Chilean merken, spice blends are the cornerstones of so many cuisines, with very good reason. Used by the pinch or by the cupful, a harmonious spice blend can deepen and round out the flavors of almost any dish, instantly adding color, perfume and, sometimes, a stinging kick. And unlike individual spices, the beauty of a blend is in its efficiency. With all the spices carefully measured and mixed ahead of time, cooks don’t need to stop and wing it when the chicken’s in the pan. Lior Lev Sercarz, founder of La Boîte, a New York-based spice shop, built his business on the idea that having fresh, well-made spice blends on hand will drastically improve anyone’s cooking. “If you have 15 single spices in your cabinet, how … [Read more...] about For maximum flavor, make these spice blends at home
Viral video footage shows a little girl bursting into tears when she discovers that she can finally return to the classroom. Clara Zanotto’s mother Tarine told the Daily Caller News Foundation in a phone interview Thursday evening that her 9-year-old daughter will have been out of school for 358 days when she returns to the classroom next week. Clara Zanotto is in 4th grade and has been doing online schooling since March 2020, her mother said. Viral video footage shows a little girl bursting into tears when she discovers that she can finally return to the classroom. The account Reopen California Schools posted a video Wednesday showing a little girl sobbing in happiness when her mother tells her that she can go back to school next week. Reopen California Schools director Jonathan Zachreson obtained the video and permission to post it from the child’s family after seeing it online, he told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “When I first saw the video come across our … [Read more...] about Viral Video Shows Little Girl Bursting Into Tears Of Joy When Her Mom Reveals School Is Open