Head of EPA, Vermont Officials Announce National Solar for All Program in Waterbury – VTDigger

a group of people standing in front of a podium.

Michael Regan, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, center, speaks about a new $7 billion Solar for All grant competition to fund residential solar programs at a press conference at SunCommon in Waterbury on Wednesday, June 28. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger WATERBURY A cast of prominent politicians gathered at SunCommon headquarters Wednesday afternoon to announce … Read more

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic – National | globalnews.ca

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic - National |  globalnews.ca

In 1984, Dr. Daniel Drucker, an endocrinologist at the University of Toronto, discovered a hormone in the human gut that helped pave the way for popular diabetes drugs like Novo Nordisks Ozempic and Wegovy. It’s called a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) and its function is to regulate blood sugar levels and suppress appetite. “The early discoveries … Read more

Is the herd of wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park big enough to survive?

The horses stand on and at the foot of a hillock.

MEDORA, ND The wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are enclosed within a perimeter fence which prevents the herd from breeding with outside horses to diversify their bloodlines. For decades, official park policy has been to limit herd size to 35-60 horses, a size experts say is too small to guarantee a genetically viable … Read more

Plans for air tours of 2 national parks in Hawaii are disgraceful

Plans for air tours of 2 national parks in Hawaii are disgraceful

The affected public can still appeal to their public officials, and should. The draft air tour management plans for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and also Haleakala National Park is a farce that should not be licensed in any form. The air travel industry has gone mad for years, disturbing not only these parks but nearby … Read more

Niloofar Razi Howe to enhance Vanderbilt’s national security experience

Niloofar Razi Howe (photo submitted)

Niloofar Razi Howe (photo submitted) Vanderbilt University has named Niloofar Razi Howe, a technology entrepreneur and influential thought leader and strategist on homeland security and cyber threats, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Science, effective July 1. We are thrilled that Niloofar Razi Howe is joining Vanderbilt’s growing concentration of experts … Read more