Winchester hemp company to invest $40 million in new Kentucky facility, add 80 jobs

Winchester hemp company to invest $40 million in new Kentucky facility, add 80 jobs

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) – A Winchester hemp company is expanding, as it plans to invest $40 million and add 80 jobs in a Kentucky county. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office announced Friday GenCanna Global USA will add a new 100,000 sq ft facility in Graves County. The company specializes in hemp genetics and cannabidiol formulation. “This new facility in Graves County represents the consistent and sustainable growth of both GenCanna and the hemp industry as a…

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Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Highlights Safety Measures in Produce Industry

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Highlights Safety Measures in Produce Industry

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli outbreak announced just before Thanksgiving follows one in the spring that sickened more than 200 people and killed five, and another last year that sickened 25 and killed one. No deaths have been reported in the latest outbreak, but the dozens of illnesses highlight the challenge of eliminating…

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Valley Homeless Crisis Leads to Neighborhoods on Guard

Valley Homeless Crisis Leads to Neighborhoods on Guard

LA’s homeless crisis is starting to squeeze homeowners’ wallets as they seek to find ways to protect themselves, and residents in Sherman Oaks are taking action against the issue. “It’s become a real problem,” says Sherman Oaks resident Rick Marcelli, who claims to have spent thousands on improving his property in such a way as to make it more difficult for someone to break-in. “From security gates to security screen doors to cameras to what…

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Detroit Schools Shutting Off Drinking Water

Detroit Schools Shutting Off Drinking Water

  The Detroit school district is shutting off drinking water to all of its schools, after test results found elevated levels of lead or copper in 16 out of 24 schools that were recently tested. “Although we have no evidence that there are elevated levels of copper or lead in our other schools where we are awaiting test results, out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our students and employees,…

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Scientists develop artificial booze to help save the planet

Scientists develop artificial booze to help save the planet

Image: Jonathan Austin Daniels/istockphoto.com via AFP Relaxnews After lab-grown meat, the race is on to develop artificial wine and spirits. In a sprawling lab in San Francisco, chemists and scientists at Endless West are working on creating faux-whiskey as a more cost-effective, environmentally sustainable alternative to the real thing, reports The Verge. It’s the same principle that birthed faux-meat brands like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat. But as The Verge author Alan Goldfarb points out,…

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Jeebo Jaani Di Kahani where children step up to save the planet | Happenings

Jeebo Jaani Di Kahani where children step up to save the planet | Happenings

Organised by Olomopolo Media for two consecutive nights at the Alhamra Cultural Complex, Lahore, the delightful play – Jeebo Jaani Di Kahaani – scripted by Farjad Nabi, was a well-structured tale that addressed many of today’s ever-growing dilemmas, particularly the green spaces being eaten up by the self-styled urban development. With its dialogues in Punjabi, the folktale had the audience under its spell as it dictated a story of greed and man’s cruelty towards Mother…

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Why carbon price at highest in decade won’t save the planet

Why carbon price at highest in decade won’t save the planet

Even after reaching their highest in a decade, the cost of carbon in Europe isn’t anywhere close to where they need to be to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Carbon futures in the EU’s Emissions Trading System moved past their highest point in a decade last week, surpassing €20 ($23) a tonne. Although the five-fold leap in just over a year has resurrected a moribund market, the price of the permits is still too low to…

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READER LETTER: Save the planet by changing your diet | Letters To The Editor

READER LETTER: Save the planet by changing your diet | Letters To The Editor

With scorching heat and raging wildfires in the West, and torrential downpours and massive flooding in the East, global warming is not just about a gentle sea rise anymore. These tragic consequences of dumping greenhouse gases into our atmosphere call for drastic remedies. For starters, we should rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and actually become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. One of the most effective ways is by changing our diet. Yes,…

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Save the Planet and Get Rich With This Energy Provider

Save the Planet and Get Rich With This Energy Provider

Over the course of the past few years, the stereotype of renewable energy companies has changed. What were once considered expensive, inefficient, and not worthy of investment are now some of the most impressive long-term options on the market today. In fact, even some traditional fossil-fuel-burning companies are now adding their own renewable energy segments to secure their future. Innergex Renewable Energy (TSX:INE) is a developer and provider of renewable energy facilities with operations that span…

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Eco-Friendly Refillable Beauty Products Save Money Too

Eco-Friendly Refillable Beauty Products Save Money Too

In terms of sustainability, recycling is problematic. Due to the long lifespan of plastics, including those designed to be recyclable, disposing of them is difficult, and can often place huge pressure on resources and the environment — whereas if you buy a refill instead of a completely new product, you save 70% on CO2, 65% on energy, and 45% on water, according to research conducted by The LCA Centre. Up until earlier this year, China…

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In trying to save the planet, we might just change global politics forever

In trying to save the planet, we might just change global politics forever

Was this the fright we needed? Will the deadly global heatwave of 2018, together with fresh scientific warnings that climate catastrophe might be unfolding far quicker than previously thought, finally kick-start a response that stands a serious chance of tackling the problem? That’s up to us. Fatalism even at this late stage would be as self-indulgent as the complacency that allowed matters to reach this desperate point. It is still possible to save humanity, but…

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Eliminating plastic straws is good, but it won’t save the planet

Eliminating plastic straws is good, but it won’t save the planet

The common plastic beverage straw appears to be on the way out. Seemingly every day another city or company or celebrity vows to say no to straws because of the terrible ecological damage that disposable plastic is wreaking on the planet, especially the ocean. #Stopsucking is a popular social media meme. Local and chain restaurants have quietly transitioned to paper straws or no straws at all. Some airlines and hotels have stopped handing them out.The…

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Save The Planet, Use Prosecco Straws Instead Of Plastic Ones

Save The Planet, Use Prosecco Straws Instead Of Plastic Ones

By now we all know that plastic is bad and plastic straws, in particular, are killing turtles. Not cool! So while we appreciate the sudden environmental wokeness of major companies banning the single-use sipping devices, finding a worthy replacement has nevertheless proven difficult. Thankfully, we’ve just come across the ultimate solution: Prosecco-infused candy straws. They’re all we need to save the planet (while getting turnt). Launching this week, just in time for National Prosecco Day…

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Driftwood Outdoors: Roeslein plans to save the planet with native grasses

Driftwood Outdoors: Roeslein plans to save the planet with native grasses

Rudi Roeslein is the epitome of the American dream. He was 7 years old when his family immigrated from Austria to the United States. His possessions fit in the backpack he was carrying. Today, Roeslein is a very successful businessman who revolutionized the manufacturing of aluminum cans through his processes of modular engineering. He has a wonderful family and enjoys spending a lot of time outdoors with his grandchildren. Now 70, one might expect Roeslein…

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5 best cars for first-time parents

5 best cars for first-time parents

Getting ready for your first baby is a lot like preparing to ride out a hurricane: Hoard the supplies and hunker down for a wild ride, one that is often messy, unpredictable and dripping — sometimes literally — with excitement, terror… and mysterious liquids. One way to get ahead of the chaos is to plan what you can, and one thing you can figure out in advance is your ride. Many of Cars.com’s editors know…

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Have we missed our chance to save the planet? – Axios

Have we missed our chance to save the planet? – Axios

The New York Times dedicated their entire magazine this week to the subject of climate change; specifically, a single article on the decade when the scientific consensus on the subject solidified and humans failed to act. Why it matters: It is rare to see media outlets dedicate substantial coverage to the Earth’s rising temperature and the subsequent impacts, let alone a nearly book-length piece. But the magazine, online today, isn’t being lauded unanimously. What you…

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