Day: November 3, 2019

More airports consider going off the grid as power outages ground flights

Aerial view of the Pittsburgh International AirportSource: Pittsburgh International AirportShould airports go off the grid? Pittsburgh International Airport — and others — think so.Remember that 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017 that canceled hundreds of flights, stranded thousands of passengers and cost Delta Airlines alone an estimated $50 million in…

2020 Dems target inequality with green plans | TheHill

2020 Democratic presidential contenders are giving new attention to the idea of “environmental injustice,” heartening green advocates who argue that polluting industries have gone unchecked.A number of candidates have rolled out ambitious plans to tackle decades of pollution and harmful practices that have been concentrated in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods and communities of color.”Our crisis of environmental…