Natural gas is helping air quality in California, and what WV has a stake in it

Natural gas is helping air quality in California, and what WV has a stake in it

The Greater Los Angeles Basin has long been known for its urban smog. But in recent years the entire region has made great strides in reducing a specific type of air pollution — particulate matter — by targeting industrial and commercial generators at the source. Surprisingly, the lynchpin of their comprehensive, alternative energy efforts has not been renewable solar or wind power but natural gas. To be sure, the transition to renewable energy sources is…

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Oklahoma follows national trend in increase in sex diseases

Oklahoma follows national trend in increase in sex diseases

Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —  Oklahoma is following a national trend with a sharp increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases rose from 29,716 in 2016 to 31,779 in 2017. The health department announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that there were 2.3 million cases of STDs in 2017, an increase…

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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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Facebook Censorship Continues, Dozens of Alternative Health Pages Deleted But They Vow to Fight Back

Facebook Censorship Continues, Dozens of Alternative Health Pages Deleted But They Vow to Fight Back

Facebook has taken down over 80 pages devoted to alternative health in an effort to clamp down on fake news. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently vowed to purge fake news from the social media platform, and it appears the crackdown has begun. Without warning or explanation, Facebook started deleting dozens of pages centered on alternative health issues, such as natural remedies and organic living. Many of the pages and groups affected enjoyed a massive following,…

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Bears not close to extinction

Bears not close to extinction

Posted: Aug. 29, 2018 12:01 am Editor: A quote from Mr. Harry Dunleavy’s recent opinion piece: “these beautiful animals (bears) are on the verge of extinction.” That statement is patently false and so erroneous as to be ludicrous. It is clear that Mr. Dunleavy has responded to political pressures on our new governor. He has not checked with New Jersey Fish and Wildlife. I took the opportunity to do exactly that. I was directed to…

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‘Out of touch’ Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy claims he’s fixing homeless problems

‘Out of touch’ Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy claims he’s fixing homeless problems

‘It’s ludicrous’ It’s predicted the number of homeless will go over 10,000 – just weeks after desperate mum Margaret Cash had to sleep in a Garda station with her kids HOUSING Minister Eoghan Murphy has been accused of being “out of touch” with reality after claiming he’s solving Ireland’s homeless problem – despite the numbers continuing to rise. Homeless figures for last month have not yet been released but they’re expected to be up on…

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