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Trump to order cyber security boost

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017:

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with top Cabinet secretaries, agency heads and staff members to discuss his plans for beefing up cyber security in the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Read the full article from the Source… Read More →

Brazil solar energy drive stalled by high costs, strict rules

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017:

By Luciano Costa SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A government plan to spur the construction of solar energy farms in Brazil is faltering because of high costs, strict rules requiring local components and low-priced competition from Chinese suppliers, say regulators and power sector executives. Developers had been excited about solar power’s potential in a continent-sized country with 200 million consumers and plentiful sunlight. But many have grown discouraged, and the government’s three-year-old program is moving so slowly that the national development bank is taking another look at rules that require a minimum amount of locally made components in projects. “Investors are […] Read More →

Governor’s budget proposes more scientists, research to fight Zika virus – Miami Herald

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017:

With Zika expected to rebound as the weather warms and the rain returns, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s $84 billion budget proposal recommends new funding for the health department to hire more scientists and conduct more research to combat spread of the virus. Scott is recommending the state spend $2.9 billion to support the health department in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1 — an increase of $54.6 million over the current year. And though Scott has recommended that the number of employees at the health department remain at the current level of 14,065, he is calling for new […] Read More →

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