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Biden reveals audacious offshore wind power plan for 2030 and beyond

Biden reveals audacious offshore wind power plan for 2030 and beyond

The Biden Administration is encouraging a huge investment into wind power, setting aggressive 2030 targets for offshore wind turbines that should see thousands installed in US waters. The goal, President Biden announced today, is to have 30 Gigawatts - or 30,000 megawatts - of offshore wind power generation deployed by the end of the decade.

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Biden announces US hit 100m COVID-19 vaccine doses goal in 58 days

Biden announces US hit 100m COVID-19 vaccine doses goal in 58 days

President Biden has announced that the United States has reached -- and now exceeded -- 100 million administered COVID-19 vaccine doses only 58 days after he took office. This is a major milestone for the new president who had touted a goal of 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office and comes on the brink of unrestricted access to the vaccine in a number of states.

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President Biden reveals his pick for NASA’s next administrator

President Biden reveals his pick for NASA’s next administrator

The White House has announced that Bill Nelson, a former senator and astronaut, is President Biden's pick to serve as the next NASA administrator. Nelson will take over the role from Steve Jurczyk, who took on the role of acting administrator following Jim Bridenstine's exit on January 20. Nelson has spent more than four decades in public service.

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Biden says US will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone by May

Biden says US will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for everyone by May

Following a rough 2020, the pandemic situation in the US is looking brighter than ever. In an announcement today, President Biden revealed that COVID-19 vaccine production efforts have resulted in an accelerated availability timeline and that the US is now on course to have enough vaccine doses for everyone in the nation by May.

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US rejoins Paris Agreement as climate change risk has never been clearer

US rejoins Paris Agreement as climate change risk has never been clearer

The US has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, with President Biden bringing America back into the collective of countries and states attempting to curtail rising global temperatures and the impact of climate change. The US initially joined the Agreement in 2016, but withdrew under the previous Administration.

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NASA considers delaying Trump’s 2024 crewed Moon mission

NASA considers delaying Trump’s 2024 crewed Moon mission

The Trump administration tasked NASA with an ambitious -- and increasingly unlikely -- deadline to return humans to the Moon by 2024. With a new administration in place, the space agency will spend the next couple of months reevaluating that deadline to determine whether it will be necessary to delay some of the first Artemis missions, including the crewed launch.

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White House plans podcast-like weekly chats with President Biden

White House plans podcast-like weekly chats with President Biden

The Biden administration is bringing back weekly addresses from the president, but with a twist that may appeal to modern, younger audiences. According to the White House, the new weekly chats will have an informal podcast-like style, mimicking the sort of casual chats the public is used to hearing in popular audio shows.

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Biden CDC gives COVID-19 warning: Double-masking, mutants and teachers

Biden CDC gives COVID-19 warning: Double-masking, mutants and teachers

In its February 3 press briefing, the Biden administration discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues related to it. Among other things, the topics covered double-masking, whether it is safe to reopen schools if teachers aren't vaccinated, and the persistent concern about 'mutant' versions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how we may have to change habits to reduce their spread.

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COVID-19 vaccinations are coming to your local pharmacy

COVID-19 vaccinations are coming to your local pharmacy

COVID-19 vaccination could take place at your local pharmacy, with the White House announcing it will begin distributing more supplies of the coronavirus vaccine in order to accelerate immunizations. It's the first phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination, effectively expanding the places where you can go to get a shot beyond the current healthcare providers.

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Biden administration will buy another 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Biden administration will buy another 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Biden administration has announced that it will purchase another 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that will be delivered sometime this summer. The White House said during its announcement 'it is critical that we vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.' The vaccine is part of Biden's National Action Strategy on the pandemic.

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White House adds ASL interpreter to press briefings on YouTube

White House adds ASL interpreter to press briefings on YouTube

The Biden administration has made White House press briefings more accessible for people who are deaf or have trouble hearing. If you head over to the official White House channel on YouTube, you'll now be able to watch these press events with an American Sign Language interpreter, something Press Secretary Jen Psaki says is intended to improve accessibility.

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Biden EV plan “the largest mobilization of public investment” since WW2

Biden EV plan “the largest mobilization of public investment” since WW2

The US government plans to replace its fleet of vehicles with electric alternatives, part of a huge public investment in equipment that President Biden says will be the largest since World War II. The goal was announced today, as Biden discussed the Buy American Executive Order and strategies to strengthen American manufacturing and create jobs in the US.

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