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November 20, 2018 Cuomo rips New York Times, CNN, others, over Amazon’s $2.8B incentive package

Source: Fox News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ripped critics across the political spectrum as “totally hypocritical”– including the New York Times, New York Post and CNN — for slamming the $2.8 billion incentive package the city and state offered...

November 19, 2018 U.S. shale firms offer $100 million to aid Texas, New Mexico

Source: Reuters

HOUSTON - More than a dozen top U.S. energy companies have pledged $100 million toward easing stresses on health care, education and civic infrastructure from the shale oil and gas boom in West Texas and New Mexico, the group...

November 14, 2018 The NIMBY Backlash Against Amazon’s HQ2

Source: Bloomberg

Splitting Amazon’s second headquarters between Queens and the Virginia suburbs of Washington was probably not the best decision from a social perspective. Added traffic will strain already crowded local infrastructure, and New...

November 7, 2018 Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing world

Source: BBC

A new study says that many large-scale hydropower projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment. Dozens of these dams are being removed every year, with many considered dangerous and uneconomic.

November 7, 2018 Amazon surprised America with its HQ2 decision: But how will the new offices look?

Source: NBC

Amazon may not have found the perfect location for its new headquarters, choosing to downsize the project into two smaller — though still Amazonian in stature — offices in disparate cities, but that detail isn't holding back...

November 6, 2018 Amazon’s HQ2? Make That Q for Queens

Source: NY Times

New York City last week announced $180 million in new spending on Long Island City to bolster transit, fix the sewer system and attract new, good-paying jobs. Now it appears that spending was, in part, deliberately timed.

November 5, 2018 Dallas 'among small handful of communities' in late-stage talks for Amazon HQ2

Source: Dallas News

Amazon is in "late-stage talks" with Dallas, New York City and odds-on favorite Northern Virginia for its prized $5 billion second headquarters, according to the Wall Street Journal.

November 1, 2018 Commentary: Conserving water during a crisis -- what happens now that it’s over?

Source: Statesman

Austin was thrust into the national spotlight as the city issued its first ever boil water notice. A wetter-than-usual Central Texas autumn caused flood waters to build up—notably, Lake Travis rose over 20 feet in 24 hours—and...

October 23, 2018 Colorado River Crisis Demands Focus on Farm Conservation Programs

Source: NewsDeeply

Small programs can go a long way to save water and help farmers survive the coming shortages on the Colorado River. These should be the next focus for policymakers now wrestling with drought contingency plans.

October 15, 2018 Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

Source: NPR

Analysts are estimating that Hurricane Michael has caused billions of dollars of damage and will create a substantial loss for insurers, but the industry is expected to cope — once again avoiding the kind of meltdown that Florida...

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