Tag: USA

  • US is hotbed of climate change denial, major global survey finds

    by levent

    By Ryan Johnson The US is a hotbed of climate science denial when compared with other countries, with international polling finding a significant number of Americans do not believe human-driven climate change is occurring. A total of 13% of Americans polled in a 23-country survey conducted by the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project agreed with the statement […]

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  • American Cities Dealing With Recycling After China Ban

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    One year ago, China stopped accepting most American scrap plastic and cardboard, throwing a wrench into U.S. recycling programs. Now, cities and towns across the U.S. are dealing with piles of homeless plastic with no clear destination. Many have stopped recycling altogether or dramatically scaled back their recycling programs. Douglas County, Oregon, stopped accepting plastic […]

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  • U.S. States Finalize Plan to Reduce Water Usage on the Colorado River

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    Seven Western U.S. states that rely on the Colorado River for water supplies have reached a consensus on a landmark plan to voluntarily reduce water usage, the Associated Press reported. The new strategy is part of an effort to safeguard the river, which serves 40 million people and irrigates 7,812 square miles of farmland, in […]

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  • Piling Up: How China’s Ban on Importing Waste Has Stalled Global Recycling

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    China’s decision to no longer be the dumping ground for the world’s recycled waste has left municipalities and waste companies from Australia to the U.S. scrambling for alternatives. But experts say it offers an opportunity to develop better solutions for a growing throwaway culture. It has been a year since China jammed the works of […]

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  • Presidents Day shows how time can change legacies. Just look at Washington and Lincoln.

    by levent

    Presidents Day celebrates iconic presidents, but there was a time when even Washington and Lincoln endured as much partisan rancor as Obama and Trump. Americans generally hold this truth to be self-evident: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were presidents who earned their places on monuments and on currency through exemplary leadership that united the country. […]

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  • IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

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    IBM has released its blockchain main net out of its data center located in Melbourne, Australia. This will purportedly allow their customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud, according to an article published on news outlet ZDNet on Feb 11. The IBM platform was built on Hyperledger Fabric. Hyperledger is a project that […]

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  • US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Bitcoin Support to Coinbase Wallet App

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    United States cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase has added Bitcoin (BTC) to its Coinbase Wallet app, according to an announcement published Tuesday, Feb. 5. In August 2018, Coinbase had announced that Toshi, the open source decentralized app browser and wallet developed by Coinbase, will rebrand to become Coinbase Wallet. As explained by the crypto exchange, […]

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  • Polar Vortex Proves Changes to the Climate

    by levent

    The planet has a fever: Can we treat it? As the new year is carrying on where the old one left off, with growing signs climate disruption is accelerating at a more destructive rate than many scientists predicted. The US deep freeze, which has plunged temperatures in Minnesotato -50C(-58F), may appear to have little in […]

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  • LIVING CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAYS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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    “Every day, millions of Americans that live, work, and go to school near a major roadway or train, bus, or railyard station, come into contact with traffic-related air pollution. Exposure to emissions from cars and trucks can have negative effects on health.  A Danish study found that long-term exposure to traffic air pollution may increase the […]

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  • 10 ways to resolve the traffic congestion in Hawaii

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    “Being a Paradise for the nature-lovers Hawaii is considered to be the worst state to drive in, according to a study released by @WalletHub. Panos D.Prevedouros, PhD, Professor of Transportation Engineering at UH-Manoa is sure that this issue could be solved in just 10 steps “ “””Can we solve Honolulu’s pervasive traffic problem? Yes! There […]

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