Monthly Archives: November 2021

When teachers face a premium for lessons on race

And now, in the latest effort to make teaching as unappealing a profession as possible, the New Hampshire Chapter of Moms for Liberty offered $ 500 to anyone who “successfully catches a public school teacher” breaking a new law prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory. This initiative, known to its authors as “CRT Bounty’s” [sic], directs readers to the …

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CommonWealth Magazine

MAINE The Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday suspended the permit it had issued for a Massachusetts-funded transmission line carrying hydropower from Quebec until a court suspends the application or cancels a law passed by voters on November 3 blocking the project. The decision by Melanie Loyzim, the department’s commissioner, means the fate of the project – a pillar of …

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Lifestyle choices of wealthy and middle-class consumers

The COP26 negotiations focused on green technologies and finance. Governments pledged money, businesses pledged net zero output, and ordinary citizens… did nothing! Individual activists have made a lot of noise, but there has been no systematic effort to organize the shift in consumption patterns necessary to achieve our common goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Chichester …

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Towards circular wind turbines: LM Wind Power will produce zero waste blades by 2030

The company will reuse, reuse, recycle or recover any excess material from blade manufacturing, moving away from landfill and incineration as waste management solutions. It will also partner with its suppliers to avoid waste in the manufacture of blades, which today accounts for nearly a third of LM Wind Power’s operational carbon footprint. Zero waste blades represent a significant advance …

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United States-Mexico Binational Meeting on Transboundary Water Pollution

Consulate General of the United States in Tijuana Joint statement The US and Mexican governments met today in Tijuana to discuss issues of transboundary water pollution along the shared border. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar led the U.S. delegation, which also included the Commissioner Maria-Elena Giner of the International …

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Mobilizing to help Afghans in need – VCU News

By Dina Weinstein While reports of the chaotic departure of the US military from Afghanistan and the people who fled the country have mostly vanished from the headlines, the University’s Afghan-born students and graduates of the Commonwealth of Virginia continued to educate and assist their Afghan compatriots in need. . For Yasameen Anwari, a 21-year-old junior who studies health, physical …

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Worried about another severe winter storm in Austin? Here’s what you can do to prepare.

It was 82 degrees in Austin last week, so it might not look like it, but: winter is coming. Winter in Texas has rarely meant days of sub-freezing temperatures, blackouts and water cuts, but Texans learned all too well in February that the possibility of such events is well. real. Winter storm Uri brought heavy snowfall and ice, and the …

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Analysis: M&A waste: who is in charge?

Food waste, yard waste and agricultural by-products may be among the discarded materials for which a global secondary raw materials market is an unlikely destination. This does not mean, however, that the economic opportunities for handling these materials are non-existent. Companies like Ontario, Anaergia Inc., based in Canada, are among those offering publicly traded stocks to invest in these opportunities. …

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GHMC’s waste management system awarded

Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is awarded by the NITI Aayog for the establishment of monitoring systems to track waste management data that could provide effective solutions to urban local bodies (ULB) for methods viable waste collection and recovery solutions. The NITI Aayog identified the streamlined GHMC processes through digitization and solid documentation as one of the major …

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Hanalei works to improve water quality

HANALEI – Water pollution from sumps threatens Hanalei’s health, economy and quality of life. Sumps, a type of archaic sewage treatment system where untreated sewage is discharged directly into the ground with minimal filtration, are still used in the Hawaiian Islands, the largest quantities on the Hawaiian Island and Kaua ‘ i. Hanalei is home to over 150 sumps that …

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