global

US Senate ratifies treaty to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

PROMO Climate - Environment Change Planet Globe Earth Energy Health Environment Solar Wind - iStock - metamorworks

The U.S. Senate voted to ratify an international treaty on Sept. 21, 2022, and join 137 other countries in agreeing to phase out a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.

Inspector general: Feds didn’t properly vet all Afghans who entered U.S.

PROMO Government - Washington Monument - Wikimedia

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection "cannot be sure they properly screened, vetted, and inspected all evacuees" from Afghanistan admitted into the U.S. after the Biden administration withdrew U.S. troops last August, an Inspector General's Office audit has found.