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    Daily Digest 11/23 — U.S. Invests $1.5B in Healthcare; Cuomo’s Abysmal Management of N.Y. Health Dept. Evident

    by Jeanne

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 2:30 PM

Energy

US to release 50 million barrels of oil to ease energy costs

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom.

Israel, Jordan, UAE sign pivotal deal to swap solar energy, desalinated water

Israel and Jordan are on track to swap desalinated water for solar energy, after cementing the largest ever partnership between the two nations on Monday — in a ceremony facilitated by the United Arab Emirates and in the presence of U.S. climate envoy John Kerry.

Environment

How the chemicals industry’s pollution slipped under the radar

While the industry has an important role to play in moving to low-carbon economies it’s also hugely carbon intensive and predicted to become more so.

Olive trees: a gift to the environment

Every year World Olive Tree Day is observed on 26th November. Take a look at all the reasons why we are fortunate to have this beloved tree.

Health

Harris announces $1.5B investment in health care workforce

Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday that the Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities.

The N.Y. Health Department became a “toxic work environment” early in the pandemic, a high-ranking doctor told officials investigating ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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