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Homeland Security Sued Over Use of Tear Gas at Portland Protests

The Department of Homeland Security allegedly failed to consider the “potentially severe” environmental and health impacts when it authorized the use of tear gas, pepper balls, and other chemical munitions to quell protests in Portland against police violence and systemic racism, according to a lawsuit filed in an Oregon federal court.

Satellites Put the World’s Biggest Methane Emitters on the Map

Orange and yellow pixels flash over American drilling heartlands around the Gulf Coast, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. Dark red stretches across Middle East and China, while disturbing dots of color pop up around Greenland’s coast. This is the dangerous world of atmospheric methane emissions, one of the most powerful drivers of global warning—and it’s visible to the public for the first time.

San Diego Will Go Off-Grid to Add More EV Charging Stations

Developing electric-vehicle charging stations can take months, even years, to complete, beguiling governments keen to slash transportation emissions. But a California-based company says it can cut the installation time down to as little as four minutes. The key: the stations will be off-grid.

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Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

Covid-19 has legal teams exploring whether to turn to a rarely tested section of their contracts: the force majeure, or act of god, clause.

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