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White House issues federal workforce to-do list to meet green-government goals

The Biden administration is instructing agencies on how to build up the federal workforce to meet its green-government goals.

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(Photo courtesy of the General Services Administration)The new DHS headquarters, which GSA is managing, includes green roofs, and other green buildings features.
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Federal Sustainability Plan ‘rebuilding’ momentum on green government goals

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In this photo made on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E is seen as it is charging at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. Taking sustainability efforts to the next level by switching to clean energy or purchasing an electric vehicle might feel daunting. Several federal incentives, such as the electric vehicle tax credit and home energy tax credits, may help offset the cost of the commitment for those who made upgrades last year or for those looking to take the leap in 2022. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Navy cutting back emissions, moving toward green vehicles in coming years

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Expect more shifts in IT procurement language to reflect sustainability goals

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Data centers pose prime opportunity to cut federal electricity consumption

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FILE - Water laps the bottom level of four homes in Harbor Island, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, which had to be abandoned after years of beach erosion and damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Facing state budgets that are flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend part of their windfalls on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and fires to cleaning up dirty air. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

New Federal Sustainability Plan harnesses fewer fossil fuels, more procurement power to fight climate change

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GSAWireless soil-moisture sensors were tested by GPG on 1.1 acres of landscape at the Young Federal Building in Orlando, FL.

Biden sets zero-emission goals for federal buildings, vehicles in executive order

The Biden administration is setting a decades-long vision to eliminate carbon emissions from federal buildings and its fleet of vehicles.

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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2107 file photo, the air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Aviation-safety officials say a close call last year highlights the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018  on the July 2017 close call in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the ground at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

FAA calling on architects to come up with new air traffic control tower designs

The FAA is seeking new designs for control towers that are both functional and distinctive.

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This OES-16 East  GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at 11:40 a.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Henri in the Atlantic Ocean. Henri was expected to intensify into a hurricane by Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Impacts could be felt in New England states by Sunday, including on Cape Cod, which is teeming with tens of thousands of summer tourists. (NOAA via AP)

Agencies draw up new plans for preparing employees, federal facilities for climate change

A total of 23 agencies have detailed new climate change strategies, part of their response to a January executive order from President Joe Biden.

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