Newsworthy – April 18th, 2020

A decline in greenhouse gas emissions, the benefits of being a musician, consumers are discovering the ease of new car deliveries, the Trump administration reduces the number of protected wetlands and waterways.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Newsworthy – March 27th, 2020

Invasive herbivores might actually help ecosystems, testing in Iceland suggests 50% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, Congress passes the largest economic stimulus package in recent memory, the Marine Corps is undergoing a transformation.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Newsworthy – Nov 8th, 2019

Russian engineers have developed impact-proof concrete, Apple wants to help California’s housing and affordability crisis, climate change is affecting centuries old French wineries.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Newsworthy – June 21st, 2019

President Trump to force the disclosure of prices in health care, difficulty in enforcing firearms restrictions, Facebook to launch cryptocurrency, and British advertisements to ban gender stereotypes.

These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

President Trump to force the disclosure of prices in health care, difficulty in enforcing firearms restrictions, Facebook to launch cryptocurrency, and British advertisements to ban gender stereotypes.

These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Newsworthy – Mar 8th, 2019

America’s trade deficit hits a record, GM is closing American factories, OxyContin maker is preparing to file for bankruptcy, and the White House considers step towards requiring health providers to release prices that they charge insurance companies.

These are just a few of the top newsworthy items from this past week as first shared on our Facebook page.

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Newsworthy – Feb 8th, 2019

Guyana to become petrostate, increasing rates of bankruptcies among US farmers, growing reach and power of Islamic State in West Africa, and a new study suggests human-induced global cooling in the 16th century,

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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Newsworthy – Dec 7th, 2018

Pediatricians weigh in on the best toys for tots, Drake is the most-streamed artist of 2018, the Trump administration proposes changes to the USPS, and the Pentagon carries out flight over Ukraine.

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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Don’t Stand for a “Flawed Democracy”

It hasn’t even been a full week under President Trump and the US has been downgraded from a full to a “flawed democracy”.

I wasn’t happy with the election results, but I decided to give Trump a chance and see whether he and a GOP led Congress can make some positive change.

It is very sad to say that the hope I held is already almost fully diminished.

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Should the US Resume Oil Exports?

A fact that many people do not know is that the US has not exported crude oil since 1975, when Congress banned the act. The reason back then was that domestic reserves where becoming depleted due to the 1973 Arab embargo. But that was over 40 years ago. So why is the ban still in effect?

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Book Review: The Crash Course

“The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time—the “Twenty-Teens.” The Crash Course, by Chris Martenson (Phd),  presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive–without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner.

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