Israel, Jordan sign declaration of intent at UN climate conference to conserve, protect Jordan River

Israel and Jordan signed a declaration of intent on Thursday at the U.N. climate conference to conserve and protect their shared Jordan River — a sacred waterway nearly running dry because of climate change, pollution and other threats. The agreement, struck at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where world leaders are discussing how to mitigate…

Aerospace company plans to build electric aircraft in Georgia, but taxpayer subsidies are unknown

(The Center Square) — An aerospace company offering “sustainable urban air mobility” plans to spend $118 million on electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft manufacturing facility in Newton County. Unsurprisingly, state officials would not say whether Georgia taxpayers will cover the cost of any incentives for the company. San Jose, California-based Archer Aviation will spend…

Undermining American democracy will let China ‘exploit our weakness,’ liberal scholar warns

Americans doubting U.S. democracy gives China an advantage and allows the authoritarian regime to “exploit our weakness,” said a liberal scholar who emphasized that his fellow liberals shouldn’t be hesitant to criticize Beijing’s totalitarianism. “There’s a danger that if we lose faith in our own democracy, we’re not going to be able to live up…