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Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in New York billboards

Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in New York billboardsThe digital billboards on the side of a skyscraper in Manhattan’s Times Square are the latest broadside against the 29-year-old liberal known as “AOC,” by the Job Creators Network, founded by billionaire Bernard Marcus, a former chief executive of Home Depot Inc. Representative Ocasio-Cortez, whose district includes parts of the New York City boroughs of the Bronx and Queens, has sought to push her party to the left on environmental and economic issues. Ocasio-Cortez had opposed Amazon.com Inc’s plan to create a major New York outpost with nearly $ 3 billion in city and state incentives. When the company last month scrapped plans to build in New York, she called it a big victory for progressive politicians.



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Pelosi throws shade on Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' framework

Pelosi throws shade on Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' frameworkThe House speaker has a word of caution for the freshman superstar.



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'Green hajj' slowly takes root in Mecca

'Green hajj' slowly takes root in MeccaThousands of cleaners are busy separating plastic from other rubbish as more than two million Muslims wrap up a pilgrimage to Mecca that presents a huge environmental challenge for Saudi Arabia. The Mamuniya camp in Mina near the holy city is dotted with colour-coded barrels — black for organic waste and blue for cans and plastics for recycling. It’s all part of an initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of the hajj, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings.



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Syrian Kurdish leader condemns Russia for Turkey 'green light' in Afrin

Syrian Kurdish leader condemns Russia for Turkey 'green light' in AfrinA prominent Syrian Kurdish leader on Thursday criticised Russia for giving a “green light” to Turkey to carry out an offensive in Syria’s Afrin region, saying it wouldn’t have happened without Moscow’s approval. Turkish troops and allied Syrian forces seized control of the northwestern city of Afrin from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia on Sunday. In an interview with AFP during a visit to Stockholm, Saleh Muslim, the former co-chair of the main Syrian Kurdish political movement, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said Turkey wouldn’t have succeeded without Russian backing.



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Chevrolet Bolt wins top 'green car' from Consumer Reports

Chevrolet Bolt wins top 'green car' from Consumer ReportsWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co's Genesis brand topped the annual ranking of new vehicles by influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports, while General Motors Co's electric Chevrolet Bolt was named top pick for compact green car.



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Chevrolet Bolt wins top 'green car' from Consumer Reports

Chevrolet Bolt wins top 'green car' from Consumer ReportsWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co's Genesis brand topped the annual ranking of new vehicles by influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports, while General Motors Co's electric Chevrolet Bolt was named top pick for compact green car.



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