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Report: Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) likely out rest of season

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram sustained a slight tear of his right MCL and likely will miss the rest of the season, NFL Network reported Wednesday. The injury doesn't require surgery but Ingram is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, per the report. Five weeks remain in the regular season. The injury occurred on a play with 6:11 remaining in the fourth quarter of Monday night's final-second loss to...
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Supreme Court hears case considering state legislatures' authority over elections process

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard oral arguments in Moore v. Harper, a case that could have major implications over to what degree state legislatures can control their own election free of federal interference. In question in the case is the interpretation of part of Article I of the Constitution. Article I says that state legislatures have the authority to make rules around the “Times, Places and Manner” of Congressional elections. ...

Major emitters have expanded renewable generation but still rely on fossil fuels for most electricity

Even with numerous economic and environmental incentives to invest in solar energy, breaking with established means of energy production has proven difficult: Most countries continue to rely predominantly on fossil fuels for their electricity sources. Despite increasing solar power usage by 11.28% over the past 15 years, Australia remains the largest producer of coal power emissions by population globally. The nation emits five times the global average of coal-based releases per capita. The United States has grown an impressive 85% in solar usage, making up...

Oceania is the leading region when it comes to solar electricity

​​Importing fossil fuels is prohibitively expensive in Oceania's isolated countries, making renewable energy sources attractive options. With nearly a third of Oceania's population—particularly people living on smaller islands—without access to electricity, the area has been a focus of nonprofits developing off-grid solar panels. In particular, Australia enjoys a combination of high winds and constant sun, making it a perfect candidate for solar energy. The country's solar electricity generation began increasing notably around 2016.

Countries with the biggest gains in solar generation are among the lowest CO2 emitters

The majority of countries to have significantly expanded solar generation are also among the world's lowest emitters of carbon dioxide. Although Australia ranked #14 in carbon dioxide emissions globally, according to Worldometer, the Cook Islands are ranked #204, Luxembourg #99, and Yemen #79. All of the countries to have worked on solar expansion are utilizing a variety of initiatives to do so, from increasing residential access to solar energy and forming solar energy cooperatives to offering broad incentives for solar installations at residences and businesses.

Global solar electricity generation is nearly 200 times what it was in 2006

At 5.11 terawatt hours in 2006, solar energy made up just 0.03% of the world's electricity sources. By 2021, this portion had grown to 3.65% of the world's electricity generation, constituting 1,004.37 terawatt hours and marking a stunning 19,555% increase. These numbers are only expected to continue to grow, perhaps even matching the usage of fossil fuel and nuclear sources by 2026. There are several reasons for the rising popularity of solar electricity, including incentives and renewable energy goals set forward by many global governments; however, the most influential factor may be financial: Solar energy is becoming an increasingly cost-effective electricity option. And the more solar electricity is used, the cheaper these systems become, thus increasing affordability.

These countries increased solar capacity the most since 2007

Solar energy has been collected and utilized since as early as the 18th century—but the past decade or so has seen a marked acceleration in the growth of solar energy as a power source across the globe. This shift is partly altruistic: Government administrations are communicating concerns about fossil fuels more vocally and holding each other accountable for finding alternative energy sources. Last year, the United Nations Climate Change Conference brought together world leaders to develop policies and set goals promoting clean energy. ...

Bills LB Von Miller (ACL) has season-ending surgery

Buffalo Bills pass rusher Von Miller had a torn ACL after all and is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery. Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that the torn ACL was discovered during Tuesday's exploratory surgery to repair the lateral meniscus and clean up cartilage damage in Miller's knee. Surgeons ended up repairing Miller's torn ACL. An MRI and other tests did not originally detect the torn...

Myth That Suicides Peak During the Holidays Could Cause Harm

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans believe that suicide rates spike every time the holiday season comes around. There’s just one catch: It's not true. Yet, a new analysis reveals that 56% of stories published last year in U.S. newspapers that touched on a potential connection between the holidays and suicide perpetuated the falsehood. Only 44% debunked the notion. When it comes to suicide rates, "we have...

Reports: Louisville hiring Purdue coach Jeff Brohm

Louisville is hiring alumnus Jeff Brohm as its next football coach, multiple outlets reported Wednesday. Brohm, the head coach at Purdue the past six seasons, long has been a target for Louisville. He turned down the job in 2019 when Louisville hired Scott Satterfield, and now he is set to replace Satterfield, who moved on to Cincinnati. ESPN reported that Brohm and the school are finalizing a contract, which is...

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence day-to-day with foot injury

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence's status for Sunday's game against the host Tennessee Titans is up in the air due to his left foot injury. Jaguars coach Doug Pederson said Lawrence would not participate in practice on Wednesday and labeled him as day-to-day. "Obviously when it's your quarterback -- or any player -- there's a level of concern, but we still have several days before the game," Jaguars coach Doug...

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dec 5, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram II (22) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) defends during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

20 celebrations this holiday season besides Christmas

From religious festivals to ceremonies honoring the change of seasons, as well as secular events that take place in many different countries, Stacker has gathered information from various sources to compile a diverse list of fall and winter holidays celebrated all over the world.

parked semi truck

This photo of a parked semi truck on a city street at night is one example of many that activist Patrick Ostlund of Douglas has taken to showcase as what he sees as a major problem in the community as the energy industry once again ramps up, bringing with it a growing number of larger trucks. Some are carrying flammable and other hazardous materials.

Cheyenne man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend's toddler son

CHEYENNE – A local man has admitted to killing his then-girlfriend's 2-year-old son. Wyatt Dean Lamb pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Laramie County District County to second-degree murder in connection with the death of Athian Rivera. The case garnered widespread attention in Cheyenne and elsewhere in February 2021 when the boy was reported missing by his mother. After a short search, he was found wrapped in sheets and a plastic trash bag in a dumpster near the family's apartment. ...

Nebraskan among 54 sailors still entombed in Pearl Harbor's 'Forgotten Ship'

As the ship rolled and the water rose in the engine room of the former battleship USS Utah on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Chief Petty Officer Peter Tomich knew he had to get his men out. “Get topside, go! The ship is turning over. You have to escape now!” shouted Tomich, a 48-year-old water tender who had served 22 years in the Navy, according to an account of his valor on the military awards website ...

A Truck Parking Nightmare

Heavy trucks, some carrying explosives, regularly park on streets near schools, homes, as long-time activist demands city officials stop illegal practice Patrick Ostlund understands trucking. He’s been in the oil field and trucking business his whole adult life. What he doesn’t get is why City of Douglas officials have been allowing heavy trucks, many hauling crude oil, explosives and other hazardous materials to drive through – or worse, park overnight or even longer term – on city streets next to residential areas and schools. ...