Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced new projects between American and Chinese companies to collaborate and showcase successful models that can help industry adapt to new approaches and build business opportunities. These projects intend to improve energy efficiency across retrofitted systems in buildings and industrial facilities.

Washington, DC - If you think the feuds among the Great Houses of Westeros get intense, consider the dinner table discussions about student loan debt. It’s not just taking a toll on the home front. Experts report that the $1.4 trillion debt burden carried by 42 million Americans is affecting workplace productivity, too. But at a time when consumers need accurate information, opportunistic outfits fly in like Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons with false promises of debt reduction or forgiveness. The FTC – along with 11 states and the District of Columbia – just announced Operation Game of Loans, a crackdown on deceptive student loan debt relief operators that allegedly took in illegal upfront fees in totals that would have astonished even the Iron Bank of Braavos.

Washington, DC - "The 'climate changers' came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama's Clean Power Plan.  But, America has the world's largest reserves of coal-an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of reasons, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - “Sophisticated phishing emails are behind more than 90% of successful cyberattacks,” – Mike Rogers, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee

San Diego, California - An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government’s ministry of the environment and natural resources (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan - known as VaquitaCPR - to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, sometimes called the “panda of the sea,” is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest estimates by scientists who have been monitoring the vaquita for decades show there are fewer than 30 vaquitas left in the wild. The vaquita only lives in the upper Gulf of California.

Washington, DC - Northern California is suffering with some of the worse fires in that state's history. Twenty-three people have been reportedly killed with at least 285 people reported missing. Communities and over 170,000 acres have been burned. At this moment the fires are not close to being contained with several very trying days ahead for sleep-deprived firefighters. Over 8,000 firefighters have been reported to be fighting the deadly fire engulfing Napa Valley, wineries, vineyards and communities. Over 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate including the city of Calistoga and parts of Geyserville.