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This man has been living in a passenger plane since 1999

Bruce Campbell, a retired American electronics engineer and aviation enthusiast, has realised his dream of living in a plane. He has been living in a Boeing 727, which he has completely converted into a house, since 1999. 170,000 pounds to buy the plane. His unusual residence is located in the...
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Why has the Hoover Dam hit an historically low water level?

The largest reservoir in the US has fallen to the lowest level in history. The troubling milestone at Lake Mead, which is formed by the Hoover Dam, is the latest consequence of the drought plaguing the western US. What happens when millions of Americans rely on the dam as a...
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U.S. bans imports of solar panel material from Chinese company

June 23 (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Wednesday ordered a ban on U.S. imports of a key solar panel material from Chinese-based Hoshine Silicon Industry Co (603260.SS) over forced labor allegations, two sources briefed on the matter said. The U.S. Commerce Department separately restricted exports to Hoshine, three other...
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South Dakota cattle producer testifies before Congress about need for 'second bidder' in livestock market

The demonstration — spurred by Sen. John Thune — drew a laugh from the chairwoman, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who noted her own background in 4-H barns. But then the committee got down to business, focusing on allegations of an oligopoly among the four packing companies — allegations that have drawn the ire of cattlemen and women, particularly in western states, and only flared during the pandemic.
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White farmer wins temporary halt to program for Black counterparts

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Florida halted the Biden administration’s new debt relief program for minority farmers on Wednesday. Judge Marcia Morales Howard, an appointee of President George W. Bush, temporarily blocked the Agriculture Department from implementing a $4 billion program aimed at helping distressed minority farmers on the basis that it likely violates white farmers' rights to equal protection under the 14th amendment to the Constitution.
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Why This Russian Su-30SM Fighter Jet Intercepted a U.S. Spy Plane

On last Wednesday, a Russian Su-30SM fighter was sent to intercept and escort a United States Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane over the Sea of Okhotsk near Russia’s territorial borders. The U.S. Air Force has not commented on the incident, but it regularly deploys large reconnaissance aircraft over neutral waters in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Congressional Dems Open Another Front In Their War On Oil And Gas

Congressional Democrats have rolled out another frontal assault on the nation’s oil and gas industry, this time in the form of language contained in their CLEAN Future Act, sponsored by New Jersey Cong. Frank Pallone. As detailed in a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute, the language would reclassify...
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Western drought brings plague of voracious grasshoppers: "They're everywhere"

A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers. Federal agriculture officials are launching what could become their largest grasshopper-killing campaign since the 1980s amid an outbreak of the drought-loving insects that cattle ranchers fear will strip bare public and private rangelands.
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We don’t need another oil pipeline The fight over a northern Minnesota pipeline project could have global repercussions

A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company Enbridge, is in the midst of a controversial upgrade. That has sparked fierce resistance from indigenous communities living along the route. Line 3 is being replaced to transport nearly 800,000 barrels of dirty tar sands crude oil per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, […] The post We don’t need another oil pipeline <h3 class='secondary-title'>The fight over a northern Minnesota pipeline project could have global repercussions</h3> appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner.
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Judge halts loan forgiveness program aimed at Black farmers

A federal judge in Florida cited racial discrimination in a ruling that halted the loan forgiveness program aimed at Black farmers that was part of the Biden administration's COVID-19 relief package that forgave debts related to agriculture. U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales said in her ruling that Congress should "do...
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Native American business owner rips 'hypocritical' protesters for disrupting pipeline work in Minnesota

A Minnesota business owner is defending his construction site after hundreds of "hypocritical" protesters stormed in and destroyed his property. Matt Gordon, vice president of his family’s construction company in Mahnomen, Minnesota, and a member of the White Earth Nation tribe, told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, environmental protesters – some claiming to speak for Native Americans – vandalized his company’s equipment.
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SpaceX reveals date for Starlink global internet coverage

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell says the company expects to achieve global coverage with its Starlink internet service by around September this year. But she added that although it may have the capability to provide a worldwide service at that time, SpaceX will still need to gain approvals from national regulators to launch Starlink in each country.

FedEx suspended service for 1,400 freight customers

FedEx Corp. suspended about 1,400 customers of its Freight shipping service earlier this month, a move that surprised customers and was aimed at easing a congested network taxed by relentless package volume. The shipping and logistics giant dropped the customers without notice, leaving some businesses hunting for a new option...