The U.N. agencies came together as the E-waste Coalition and launched a report Thursday, titled “A New Circular Vision for Electronics- Time for a Global Reboot”. The coalition was also supported by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global CEO-led organization of over 200 businesses that work together for the evolution of industry and technology in ways that contribute to a sustainable future for the planet. … [Read more...] about World Economic Forum 2019: Ocean Pollution, E-waste In Focus At Davos
So how did the analysts decide the U.S. was unhappier than it was a year ago? By taking into account factors like GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, corruption levels, trust and generosity. Another vital factor that went into determining the happiness ranking of each country was how well immigrants settled into their new homes. … [Read more...] about World Happiness Report 2018: Why Is US, Ranked 18th, Sadder Than Before?
A U.S. House subcommittee, which was briefed on the fractures in the stones, issued a report this week about funding for the National Park Service. “This fracture requires immediate attention before further damage leads to increased repair costs,” the report said. … [Read more...] about Cracks in World War II Memorial Need ‘Immediate Attention’
Connecticut Norwich Free Academy freshman Laura Danieluk Garcia, 14, of Griswold, Conn., holds a photo of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Jamie Guttenburg as she marches with fellow NFA students as part of the National School Walkout in support of students from the school in Parkland, Fla., in Norwich, Conn. Seventeen students and staff were killed in the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas on Feb. 14, leading high school students nationwide to call for new gun control measures and improved school safety. … [Read more...] about National School Walkout photos from around the U.S.
The move to militarize the border with National Guard troops — as former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama did during upticks in border crossings — comes at a time when arrests for border crossings are at a record low, according to federal figures. There were more than 310,000 arrests made by border patrol agents in 2017, compared to a high of 1.6 million in 2000, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. … [Read more...] about Trump signs order to send National Guard troops to southern border