July 19, 2020

COVID-19

Improperly disposed of PPE raises environmental concerns

Strewn across parking lots, in rivers and washing up on beaches, disposable face masks, gloves and other personal protection equipment are turning up everywhere except where they should be – in the landfill. With the production and use of PPE surging during the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts are worried this new type of pollution, which

Buz Blog

Opinion: “The Talk”

There has got to be millions of Americans who have lost all patience with the Antifa and BLM riots, arson, looting and vandalism of statues and property.  In the midst of all of this lawlessness and anarchy, the so-called progressives are now calling for defunding police. They have already eliminated bail in many cities and

International

Israel supporter’s dramatic shift shocks establishment

An influential American commentator has sent shock waves through the Jewish establishment and Washington policy-making circles by breaking a long-standing taboo: He has endorsed the idea of a democratic entity of Jews and Palestinians living with equal rights between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean, arguing that a two-state solution — Israel and Palestine —

National

Trump Cuts Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure Projects to Two Years

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will finalize revisions to an environmental review process on infrastructure projects could spur major investment and kick-start a pandemic-trounced economy. Or, his political opponents say, it could weaken vital environmental protections and hasten the destructive effects of climate change. The reality, however, is much more nuanced. And the final

State

Democrats climate plan signals shift in approach to environmental issues

In the South Phoenix neighborhood of Lindo Park-Roesley Park, temperatures can be up to 13 degrees higher than locations just 2 miles away, according to the Nature Conservancy. Communities that are predominantly Hispanic and Black, like Lindo Park-Roesley Park, are part of the focus in a new plan outlined June 30 by Democrats in Congress.

Science

NAU planetary scientist collaborates on inaugural Mars mission launched by Arab world

A veteran of multiple NASA missions to Mars, Northern Arizona University planetary scientist Christopher Edwards will closely watch the launch of a space probe to Mars that carries a unique new instrument he co-designed in collaboration with engineers from the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Arizona State University. The first

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