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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2015 file photo, a U.S. service member salutes her fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. ter 20 years America is ending its “forever” war in Afghanistan. There’s conflicting views even among U. S. military minds as to  whether the time is right. For others there is another lingering question: Was it worth it? (Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Increase in military suicide rates continues troubling trend

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is seeing troubling new figures in military suicide rates.

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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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Building back greener: GSA has prime opportunity to lead federal climate change initiative

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What to do with those electric car batteries once they’re finished

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FILE - This Aug. 27, 2015, file photo shows a solar power array that is part of sustainability improvements at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. In recent years, huge solar and wind farms have sprouted up on public desert land in the Western United States buoyed by generous federal tax credits. A group of lawmakers in the most Republican statehouse in the country is bucking the nationwide trend toward stricter renewable energy requirements with a plan to do the opposite: Require utilities to get their electricity from fossil fuels or face fines. (Ryan Jones/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP, File)

As Army pushes toward 1 gigawatt renewable energy goal, emphasis is on resiliency

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Michael McGhee: Army aims to be energy self-sufficient

Over the past five years, the Army has been busily building renewable power facilities on its bases in order to reach an overall goal of 1 gigawatt of…

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Army reworking its logistics enterprise for a battlefield with no Pizza Huts

The Army believes the future of ground combat will be markedly more austere than what troops became used to in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is rethinking…

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Government getting greener, but cold weather leaves its mark on energy use

New numbers from the Energy Department show the government is meeting or exceeding greenhouse gas goals, but energy intensity benchmarks fell short.

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