Army Corps Urged to Block Private Border Wall Project

The director of a 100-acre butterfly refuge on the Rio Grande asked the Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday to shut down a conservative group’s border wall construction project on private land in South Texas, a day after a state judge ordered the project be immediately stopped.

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House Tackles Building Efficiency for Climate Fight

Fossil fuel-dependent buildings account for more than a quarter of U.S. carbon emissions. Eyeing their contribution to climate change, and in turn the weather events that have wreaked more than $750 billion in damages across the country, experts testified Thursday before the House on the importance of getting homeowners to retrofit their properties with energy efficiency in mind.

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