Lombardo administration probably unremarkable

Robert Redford starred in a movie in the 1970s called The candidate, in which he described a candidate running on a simplified message written by his campaign managers. He eventually wins, and the film famously ends with Redford’s character asking his campaign adviser, “What do we do now?” It’s easy to imagine Joe Lombardo asking the same question after the …

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Sun-drenched North Africa pushes for cheap energy

Floating solar panels in a water reservoir in Le Kram, near Tunisia’s capital Tunis, are part of efforts to harness the country’s vast renewable energy potential – Copyright AFP FETHI BELAID Paul Raymond Solar panels shine in the sun on a Tunisian lagoon, part of a long-delayed effort to harness the North African country’s vast renewable energy potential. While industry …

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The Fitchburg recycler has what it takes

When we previously talked about the opportunities and challenges that await Lowell-based UTEC and its highly successful recycling program in this new era of state-banned textiles, a new company in Fitchburg with the same mission celebrated its birthday. Release. The Tough Stuff Recycling team reiterated their commitment to reducing the environmental impact of waste – one mattress at a time …

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Shreveport has twice the national average for meth in its sewage

Dr. Nicholas Goeders, executive director of the Louisiana Addiction Research Center After a report showed that Shreveport’s sewage had twice the amount of methamphetamine in the system than anywhere else in the country, many were shocked. But Nick Goeders, executive director of the Louisiana Addiction Research Center, said that didn’t surprise him at all. “There is a lot of meth …

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The Board of Commissioners was briefed on the public health review of the health risks posed by gas cookers

November 10, 2022 A Multnomah County Health Department Report suggests that gas stoves release dangerous air pollutants and that children living in homes with such appliances are 42% more likely to have asthma symptoms. Citing these health concerns, the report advises against fuel-burning appliances like gas stoves to protect public health. On Thursday, November 10, the Board of County Commissioners …

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MIT PhD students shed light on important water and food research | MIT News

A glance at recent news will reveal countless headlines about the dire state of global water and food security. Pollution, supply chain disruptions and war in Ukraine threaten all water and food systems, compounding the climate change impacts of heat waves, drought, floods and wildfires. Each year, the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT offers …

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Novelis inaugurates an aluminum recycling center in South Korea

Novelis Inc., a leading provider of sustainable aluminum solutions and the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today opened a new $50 million recycling center. With an annual casting capacity of 100 kilotons of low-carbon foil ingots, the center is expected to reduce Novelis’ carbon emissions by more than 420,000 tonnes each year. “As a global leader in sustainable, …

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Maine hospitals can do more to reduce food waste with the right support, UMaine study finds – UMaine News

Although an important economic and environmental issue for all sectors, food waste is an element of healthcare waste that often goes unnoticed. Maine hospitals could do more to reduce their contribution to the food waste stream, according to a University of Maine study. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, hospitals produce 71% of all healthcare-related solid waste, and up …

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Pilgrim sewage study commission included as part of Massachusetts’ $3.8 billion aid bill

PLYMOUTH — A proposal initiated by State Senator Susan Moran, D-Falmouth, to increase wastewater monitoring at the closed Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station has been included in a 3.8 economic and development relief package billion approved on Thursday, November 3. Looking backStudy and Delay: New Legislation Aims to Slow Pilgrim’s Holtec Plant Disposal Plans The bill, which is expected to receive …

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Tsongas Industrial History Center celebrates 30 years of hands-on learning

When Sheila Kirschbaum’s son started attending kindergarten at Lowell in 1989, she was teaching English at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire. “I was a teacher and I thought, ‘I can’t just send my little Andy to Lowell Public Schools without learning more about them and finding out what I can do to support them,'” she says. Kirschbaum began attending …

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Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates sign a new memorandum of understanding to exchange solar energy for desalinated water

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a renewed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday regarding a deal brokered by the United Arab Emirates a year ago for Jordan to supply solar power to Israel and that Israel brings desalinated water to the Hashemite Kingdom. The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of US …

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Desired public contribution in drought resistant water supply

California enters this next year with a water deficit, which is unlikely to recover with an average year of precipitation. With declining reservoir and groundwater levels, the Metropolitan Water District is innovating new ways to reduce our reliance on imported water. What do you want to know The Metropolitan Water District is working on a new reliable water source Their …

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2023: Tinubu, committed to human development

Vanguard Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) said that All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu is recognized worldwide for his committed vision of human development through the promotion of a qualitative and functional education. BAT, a support group for All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, made the pledge this weekend when donating school uniforms, sports kits …

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The former Complaint Commissioner at the head of the CAP

Former U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman will be the next chief executive of the Arizona entity that distributes much of the state’s water from the Colorado River to major metropolitan areas. Burman will lead the Central Arizona project at a time when the seven states in the river basin are being asked to drastically reduce their water use …

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5 ways to give back to Atlanta this holiday season

Photo: Courtesy of Second Helpings Atlanta Giving season is just around the corner, so we’ve rounded up five local organizations that need your help. But don’t stop there. There are dozens of other good causes in and around Atlanta. 1. Feed the hungry Since 2004, Second Helpings Atlanta has helped collect surplus food for distribution to those in need. Why …

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