Global warming took a backseat to other political issues in 2012 with no proposed legislature about the issue at all. However, the issue was far from going away as the weather this year was a big reminder. The year saw the hottest temperatures, a major drought and one of the worst superstorms to ever go on record.
This was the year climate change vanished from the political agenda—and then suddenly reappeared, after Hurricane Sandy shook the country.
It was just a few years ago that President Obama flew to Copenhagen to rescue faltering climate-treaty talks amid bipartisan calls for global warming action. But in 2012, there wasn’t a single congressional proposal or hearing on climate legislation. Neither was there mention of climate change on the presidential campaign trail, or in the debates for the first time in decades.
In the rare instances that climate change surfaced in national discussions, politicians were fixated on the one aspect of warming scientists aren’t debating: whether it’s occurring. . . Continue Reading
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Delaware State University officials attended a hearing at the Office of Management and Budget and requested $30 million to build an updated residence hall. The population of the University is growing and the current student housing is old and run down. The facilities were built forty plus years ago, don’t have air conditioning and are costly to maintain. Although the officials understand state funds are scarce they are hopeful that at minimum they will receive a portion of the money and add it to future budgets.
Delaware State University leaders have asked the state for $30 million to build modern residence halls on its Dover campus.
DSU officials made the request while attended a hearing at the Office of Management and Budget Wednesday. The university also asked for another $7.5 million to do capital maintenance on buildings and facilities and $38.82 million in operating funds , a 16 percent increase over last year.
The large funding request comes at a time when state dollars likely will be scarce. Revenue for the 2014 fiscal year is projected to shrink, and the cost of other expenses, in particular Medicaid benefits for low-income Delawareans, is expected to rise. . . . Continue Reading
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A new luxury home was built with features to make one’s life quite luxurious. The craftsman style home is 6,500 square feet and is listed for $2,295,000. The home is constructed out of high quality materials and will stand the test of time.
McLean, an established area with expansive estates and luxury homes, rarely offers the chance to buy a newly constructed home. Madison Homes is completing a custom-designed home in McLean’s Franklin Park neighborhood, an area off Old Dominion Drive featuring an eclectic mix of residences.
Located at 1953 Rockingham St., this new home includes more than 6,500 finished square feet on a half-acre site. It is on the market for $2,295,000.
The distinctive residence has a Craftsman-style exterior with multiple steeply pitched roofs, a front porch with columns, and side columns framing the entrances to an oversized three-car garage with Craftsman-style insulated garage doors and storage. The home is constructed with a mix of durable HardiePlank fiber-cement siding, stone accents and a stone water table on all four sides.
A flagstone walkway leads to a full slate front porch where residents can relax in solitude or with friends and family. The solid stained-wood Craftsman-style front door has sidelights and a transom window…Continue Reading
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