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Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Wildfires Rage Across the West As summer heats up across the United States, the effects in some areas could be deadly. In the West, exceptionally hot and dry conditions, paired with high winds, have led to an outbreak of wildfires. As of last Thursday, 43 fires were considered out of control in the western United […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chinese Drought Continues Northern China, especially Inner Mongolia, is facing its worst drought in history. The intense temperature and lack of rainfall over the past few months are causing more and more of the region to be taken over by desert in a process known as desertification. As of late May, roughly 120,000 people and […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Shut Down Ahead? Saturday April 29 will mark President Trump’s 100th day in office. But it could also signal something else: the start of a partial government shutdown. The current federal government spending bill runs out on April 28. Congress must pass a budget before that date. However, Congress is deeply divided on so […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Town Hall Meetings Stir Up the United States Across the country, citizens are voicing their objections to President Donald Trump’s agenda using a method as old as our nation itself: by participating in town hall meetings. These meetings take place in churches, theaters, high school auditoriums, and many other venues, and give people a chance […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Terrorist Attack in Nice Bastille Day, celebrated each year on July 14, is a French national holiday commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. Like our Independence Day, Bastille Day is celebrated with military parades and fireworks. This year, the day was marked with tragedy and bloodshed. In Nice, a city located in […]

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Stuf YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Smart Shoes? You might already have a chip in your shoes that tracks your distance, pace or duration. What if your shoes could do more . . . say, help tell you where to go? The European airline company EasyJet is working on such a product; it is called, “Sneakairs.” The device is built with open source hardware […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Survivalist Real Estate Being prepared for wide-spread calamity—nuclear war, social unrest, climate change, disruptions in our utility grids, perceived Constitutional threats—is not a new concept. But changes in our culture tend to trigger recurrent surges of interest and create demand for a kind of “survivalist real estate.” The Cold War, especially the Cuban Missile Crisis, […]

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Jonas Hits East Coast Fourteen states around the country got more than a foot of snow this month, with at least six states on the East Coast seeing more than two feet of powder. Much of it came over the weekend of January 22-24 from Winter Storm Jonas. For many of the areas affected, it […]

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Was 2015 a Good Year for Jobs? In the years since the Great Recession, our economy has reported many episodes of upturn. But 2015 was the first prolonged stretch of job creation since the late 1990s. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (the government agency that collects economic data and distributes it to the American […]

UN Climate Change Conference

UN Climate Change Conference

Over the years, btw has brought you stories about Climate Control—what it is, what it does, and measures proposed to slow its effect. Last week, around 25,000 representatives from nearly 200 countries came together in Paris for talks aimed at creating a legally-binding agreement to reduce carbon emissions globally. Key Issues From November 30 to […]