Monthly Archives: July 2022

Rising inflation is a bigger threat than a possible recession

Neel Kashkari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Brendan McDermid | Reuters If you’re debating whether or not the US is in a recession, you’re asking the wrong question, according to a senior Federal Reserve official. “Whether or not we’re technically in a recession doesn’t change my analysis,” Minneapolis Federal Reserve …

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More than two-thirds of Auckland’s lakes below biodiversity balance: report

Simon Maude/Stuff Lake Pupuke was among the Auckland Lakes rated Poor. More than two-thirds of Auckland lakes tested by scientists fall below bottom line for biodiversity and native vegetation, a new report shows. The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has assessed the ecological status of 15 natural …

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Pakistani army chief reportedly seeks US help in securing crucial IMF loan

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military leader has reportedly asked for US help in securing early disbursement of an International Monetary Fund loan as high energy import prices push the cash-strapped South Asian nation to the brink a payment crisis. General Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke by phone with US Under Secretary of …

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Canada and the US are exploring Clean Ocean Innovation

STEVESTON: Parm Bains, MP for Steveston Richmond East, toured the US Consul General of Vancouver, Brent Hardt, around the Port of Steveston and the facility of the Ocean Legacy Foundation. As part of the roadmap for a renewed U.S.-Canada partnership, the two nations remain committed to working together to accelerate …

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Live News Updates: Procter & Gamble warns of consumer reluctance to accept price increases

©Bloomberg Colgate-Palmolive has raised its full-year guidance after committing to pass on higher raw material and logistics costs through further price increases for its products. The consumer goods group, whose brands include Speed ​​Stick deodorant and soft soap, raised its full-year guidance for organic sales growth by 1 percentage point …

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Bio-Blitz aims to document biodiversity in the Sax Zim Swamp – hometown focus

Nature enthusiasts will watch a show-and-tell demonstration at BioBlitz 2019. Courtesy of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. The Sax-Zim Hochmoor celebrates its 10th annual BioBlitz event on August 6, 2022. This is an opportunity to learn alongside naturalists as they lead groups into unique habitats of the larger Sax Zim Raised …

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Royal Caribbean no longer requires vaccinated guests to be tested for COVID before select cruises

Royal Caribbean announced Thursday that vaccinated guests will no longer be required to take a COVID-19 test before boarding cruises of six nights or fewer. This protocol will come into effect on August 8th. Cruise officials said all cruise guests departing before then must comply with applicable protocols, which differ …

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Put out the china, stop the plastic, activists advise restaurants

ALBANY – Get out the real cutlery and glasses and hold the plastic utensils. That’s the subject of a new free guide an environmental group has released to advise restaurateurs on how to reduce their plastic use. “Restaurants, in particular, have a huge role to play in addressing our plastic …

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Zest AI and Origence Partner to Integrate Powerful AI into Origence Arc OS Lending System

Origence will integrate Zest AI’s Model Management System (MMS) credit scoring technology into the automated underwriting module of its consumer lending platform – arc OS (formerly Lending 360) – providing Origence’s credit union partners with a unparalleled automated decision making and more accurate credit scoring methods. Credit underwriting with Zest …

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The Ballymoney pilot underscores the importance of locally led initiatives to improve biodiversity

Protecting our local environment must start with action on the ground, and at their recent open house, the Ballymoney EIP Community Group showcased some of the locally led work that has been done to protect the Ballymoney Stream catchment and everyone who lives in it. Entitled ‘Protect, Restore, Enjoy’, the …

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Few parents intend to vaccinate very young children against Covid

Barely a month after the Food and Drug Administration approved Covid-19 vaccines for very young children, the prognosis that large numbers of them will actually get the vaccine looks bleak, according to a new survey of parents released on Sept Published Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. which has monitored …

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Single-use plastics: The concept of the circular economy for companies

edie readers can access a new in-depth report outlining how companies can make their operations, value chains, products and services more circular to reduce single-use plastics and create a world without waste. The ebb and flow of the global, concerted effort to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics through the adoption of …

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ORIGENCE PROVIDES RECORD NUMBER OF LOANS TO CAISSES FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE QUARTER IN 2022 | New

Irvine, Calif., July 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Origina brand of CU Direct, today announced that it provided a record amount of loans to credit unions through its lending platforms in the second quarter of 2022. Credit unions funded a record 1.3 million loans through the Origence LOS consumer and …

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If this week’s Q2 GDP report is negative, is this really a recession?

The Federal Reserve is expected to continue its anti-inflation campaign by aggressively raising interest rates at its Wednesday meeting, but Thursday could bring news that the US economy has contracted for a second straight quarter. Normally, two negative quarters of GDP are taken as a sign that we have entered …

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All members of Orioles’ 40-man roster now vaccinated against COVID-19 – Baltimore Sun

The last time the Orioles made the trip to face their American League East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays, two key members of the team were unavailable. Outfielder Anthony Santander and left-hander Keegan Akin were suspended for missing the trip to Canada. Now, with Baltimore finding themselves in a wildcard …

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How the plastics industry used the pandemic to its advantage plastics

TThere are only two reasons why the plastics industry will change, a polymer scientist once told me: war or legislation. Companies along the plastics value chain have faced a range of environmental and health crises, from poison scandals to marine plastic litter to the climate emergency. Each of these crises …

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China’s smaller regional banks are crumbling due to the economic slowdown

These lenders, often fueling shadow banking, have accumulated bad debts, but challenges multiplied after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country’s economic growth New Delhi: The banking crisis in the Chinese province of Henan could only be the tip of the iceberg. The crisis has been brewing for years, particularly among …

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Arbor S Realty Trust Schedules

UNIONDALE, NY, July 22 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (:ABR), today announced that it is expected to release its second quarter 2022 financial results before market open on Friday, July 29, 2022. The company will hold a conference call to review the results at 10:00 a.m. …

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Collins, Cantwell Bill for the Restoration of the Natives…

Washington, D.C – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources promoted the Native Plant Species Pilot Program Actbipartisan legislation introduced by US Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to encourage the use of native plants. To conserve biodiversity and take advantage of the numerous benefits of local …

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New AI software can make proteins that could be useful as vaccines or cancer treatments

Scientists have developed artificial intelligence software that can create proteins that could be useful as vaccines, cancer treatments, or even tools to remove carbon pollution from the air. This research, reported today in the journal Science, was led by the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harvard University. The …

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British Columbia veterinarian plans to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

An estimated 2.7 million plastic syringes and needles and several million prescription pill bottles could be saved each year in Canada if each of its animal hospitals took the same steps as a BC vet. As of October 2021, Jocelyn Marsh has been running the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital where …

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Hall Structured Finance Refis New Jersey Hotel with $46 Million Loan – Trade Observer

A joint venture between Hampshire Societies and Flagship companies secured a $45.5 million debt package to refinance a Marriott-brand hotel in northern New Jersey, Commercial Observer has learned. Hall Structured Finance (HSF) provided the first bridge mortgage on the JV’s Hotel MC in Montclair, NJ, which operates under the flag …

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Economic growth stagnates as record inflation continues

Housing increasingly constrained by high mortgage rates, slowing economy WASHINGTON, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Amid record inflation and higher interest rates, real GDP growth expectations for full-year 2022 and 2023 were revised down in July on slowing consumer spending and a downward revision of corporate investment data, the July …

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Biodiversity, resilience crucial for agriculture | Grain

DODGEVILLE, Wisconsin – Standing on a hilltop near Dodgeville, attendees at a University of Wisconsin Grasslands 2.0 meeting were asked to describe in a few words their impressions of three landscapes from their vantage point — an alfalfa field, a corn field and an oak savannah. The words, which they …

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Adjusting vaccinations to new census numbers corrects obvious errors but lowers rates for the city

A municipal dropbox will be set up to receive 2021 census forms. (Photo: Electoral Commission) Updated Cambridge population figures based on the 2020 census have reduced the city’s Covid-19 vaccination performance, with slightly lower vaccination percentages overall but larger falls in vaccination coverage for some age and racial and ethnic …

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The ReSea project is calling on food and beverage companies to help clean up the oceans

ReSea project is a Danish company that removes plastic from oceans and rivers and claims to have removed 1.4 million kilos of plastic from oceans and rivers in the last year. Operating out of Southeast Asia, the company works with major brands that are able to promote their sustainability credentials …

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It took the Tories a leadership race to admit they’ve ruined the economy conservative leadership

AAfter years of division, the unexpected sudden arrival of unity should be cause for celebration. It has long been accepted by opponents of the government that 12 years of Tory rule was a disastrous combination of stagnation and decline, so it is to be welcomed that contenders for the Conservative …

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Released wild bison in landmark project to tackle climate crisis amid rising UK temperatures

One of the bison before its release in the woods of Kent (Sally Smith) Bison are big. At nearly two meters tall and over three meters long, they are Europe’s heaviest living land animal and have not inhabited the UK for around 6,000 years. But times are changing. A small …

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The Potential of Circular RNA COVID-19 Vaccines

A number of new strategies to combat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as well as other future virus pandemics are being explored. This includes the use of new antigens, adjuvants and delivery systems. A new MedComm Journal study describes potential use of circular ribonucleic acid (circRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. To learn: Circular …

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How much plastic is in the ocean?

According to some estimates, the oceans, which contain 97% of the world’s water, keep the earth alive. Over a billion people rely on it as their primary source of protein, and we depend on it to control our climate and absorb CO2. It is believed that a large proportion of …

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“Demand for CV financing should hold, expect clients to absorb high interest rates”

Although rising inflation alone does not have a direct impact on demand for passenger or utility vehicles (CVs) or two-wheelers, a moderate slowdown in the pace of economic growth has the potential to keep purchasing demand muted, says Umesh Revankar, vice president and managing director of Shriram Transport Finance Company …

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Sid Valley Biodiversity Group: Vampire Plants

Released: 5:00 p.m. July 16, 2022 Ed Dolphin writes for the Herald on behalf of the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group. Ed Dolphin, Sidmouth Arboretum – Photo credit: Ed Dolphin Most plants make their own food using the sun’s energy, but there are plants that steal food by sucking the juices …

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Shingles and measles vaccines may protect against severe COVID-19, new research suggests

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here’s an unexpected bonus that could come from staying up to date with immunizations. Current studies show that common vaccines such as those against shingles and measles can protect against severe COVID-19. Previous research has suggested that certain vaccines – including tuberculosis and flu vaccines – may …

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Would you like to clean sea coasts? Register for the nationwide movement

The Coastal Cleanup operation will be carried out on 75 beaches with 75 volunteers for every kilometer of coastline. The program is preceded by a 75-day citizens’ campaign Efforts are also being made to collect scientific data and information on marine litter in various matrices such as coastal waters, sediments, …

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EU raises Hungary’s GDP growth forecast for 2022 to 5.2%

Photo by Feng Yu/Shutterstock.com The European Commission raised its forecast for Hungary’s GDP growth this year to 5.2% in a summer forecast released on Thursday, according to a report by state-run news service MTI. The forecast was raised from 3.6% in the spring forecast released in May. The European Commission …

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Low demand for Covid vaccines for young children alarms doctors

POLITICO contacted each state, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to ask how many of the recently approved Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines were on order, and 38 jurisdictions provided this data. Several of the states that said they had some of the lowest orders relative to their under-5s also …

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What the controversial 1972 Limits to Growth report got right – New Hampshire Bulletin

In the 1970s, an environmental audit was started in the United States. Spurred on by growing public concern, companies and national leaders made commitments to protect resources and created new laws and agencies to spearhead these efforts. In the midst of these discussions, a group of researchers at MIT addressed …

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National parks neglect conservation to focus on visitors, Queensland study finds national parks

Managers of cash-strapped national parks have put spending on visitor facilities ahead of environmental protection, a Queensland study has found. James Cook University researchers have surveyed managers from 41 protected areas across the state for years and say all are suffering the effects of inadequate, shrinking budgets. The result was …

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White House emphasizes vaccines, boosters and testing for BA.5 subvariant coronavirus

Citing the fast-spreading subvariant of the Omicron BA.5 coronavirus, which now accounts for the majority of U.S. cases, the White House said Tuesday it will review the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, treatments and – Ensure tests to combat the disease. “Currently, many Americans are under-vaccinated, which means they are …

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Hold the plastic! City rules on single-use groceries come into effect after a long delay

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Your lunch menu is about to change. After a long delay caused by the pandemic, the city’s ban on foamboard lunch boxes along with single-use food, beverages and other plastic serviceware is set to go into effect on September 6 — and restaurants are bracing themselves. According …

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Rising interest rates mean Upstart is ‘funding constrained’

Hello and welcome to Protocol Fintech. This Monday: The Change in Interest Rate Mood, Lael Brainard on Crypto Risk, and Sam Bankman-Fried Sees Bottom. out of the chain You probably had a better friday than Google’s Corey duBrowa, whose Twitter account spent most of the day claiming the vice president …

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The Eurozone is focused on inflation as the economic outlook will deteriorate

A symphony of light illuminates the south facade of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/ Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register BRUSSELS, July 11 (Reuters) – Euro-zone finance ministers on Monday will warn that battling inflation is …

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Antigua and Barbuda represented on the Biodiversity Policy Platform

Marine biologist representing Antigua and Barbuda at the IPBES 9 plenary session in Germany. (photos contributed) – Advertisement – By Makeida Antonio [email protected] Ruleo Camacho, a resident marine biologist, recently represented the country on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Lectures were held July 3-9 at …

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Increase in immunization numbers reduces COVID-19 deaths in TN: health minister

There have been no COVID-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu due to the surge in immunizations and that was a consolation amid rising cases, Minister of State Ma Subramanian said on Sunday. After inspecting the mega vaccination camp here, which is being held across Tamil Nadu, the Minister of Health and …

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The Fiji Times » Dealing with our waste

This week an article caught my eye that interested me. The headline was “Waste Management”. In the opinion piece, Amitesh Deo, the director and CEO of Waste Recyclers Fiji Ltd, spoke about the need to move from the idea to cleaning campaigns, which he says literally mean moving waste from …

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The Iranian economy is growing, but so is Iranian discontent

Iran’s economy is growing at an impressive rate, but daily strikes and protests have become the norm. The benefits of growth do not seem to trickle down to the Iranian people, even as runaway inflation continues to depress the value of their wages. The likely beneficiaries of growth are less …

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Kildare’s Wildlife Watch: Kilcullen Biodiversity Survey

There is a purple wildflower appearing in grasslands around our community this month, Self Healing (Duán ceannchosach as Gaeilge). This is a native wildflower that is also a perennial, meaning it can live longer than two years. Self-heal is a low-growing plant, reaching a height of up to 20 cm, …

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Review of Credible Personal Loans | the ascent

Main advantages Check rates from multiple lenders at once The main appeal of using Credible is to compare personal loan rates from multiple lenders. Concretely, to do so without having to fill out half a dozen different prequalification requests. Instead, you can fill out a single application and potentially see …

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Coronavirus immunizations fall further in Attleboro area | Coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccinations in the region have fallen to their lowest since The Sun Chronicle began tracking the numbers 11 months ago. Only 37 people in Sun Chronicle’s 10 community coverage area were fully vaccinated in the week ended July 7th. In the previous week there was the second lowest number …

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Feds are considering phasing out single-use plastics

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it would consider restricting the government’s use of single-use plastics, a move the Greens call “promising.” The General Services Administration is looking public feedback on a proposed rule that could phase out some single-use plastics used in the agency’s government contracts, a move …

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BENSON HILL, INC. : Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Registrant Arrangement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (Form 8-K)

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant. On June 30, 2022 (the “Borrowing Date”), Benson Hill, Inc. (the “Company”) and its directly or indirectly wholly-owned subsidiaries Benson Hill Holdings, Inc., BHB Holdings, LLC, DDB Holdings, Inc., Dakota Dry Bean …

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Senator Ryan Aument: CNI tax reform will bring Pa economic stability and mobility.

The American Dream promises that hard work means success and a more prosperous future. But amid historic inflation rates, intrusive government regulation, high taxes, bureaucratic bureaucracy, and other government-imposed obstacles, the American Dream seems increasingly out of reach for millions of people. That’s certainly the case in Pennsylvania, which has …

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Montreal is hosting COP15. That’s why Canadians should take care of it

Canadians should pay close attention to what some optimistic forecasters are already calling the “Paris moment” for nature—and not just because we’re hosting. December’s UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) summit, or COP15 for short, has been relocated to Montréal from Kunming, China. Countries will seek to agree on a …

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Monkeypox vaccination event in Fulton County

The event will take place on Saturday, July 9th. FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Fulton County Health Department will host an event in an effort to combat monkeypox cases Monkeypox vaccination event on Saturday, July 9th. The event requires registration only for men who have sex with men and have …

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The race to build a truly CO2-neutral car is on

And then there’s Kia, which has been working with NGO The Ocean Cleanup to develop and scale technology to rid the ocean of plastic. We’re back to my skepticism about putting a smattering of ocean plastic in your next car, but Kia has gone much further. It has developed a …

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7 Student Loan Refinancing Myths Busted – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. If you’ve never refinanced a student loan before, the process can seem a bit daunting. To make matters worse, the information you find on the internet can …

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Clarington’s economic development strategy to balance ‘small town charm’ with massive growth

preferred region How does this work? By Glen Hendry Published on July 5, 2022 at 2:05 p.m How do you balance the needs of one of Ontario’s fastest growing communities with the desire of its residents to retain the country charm and “small-town feel” they currently enjoy? That is what …

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Sustainable by Nature Continuation – Our Portfolio Biodiversity Footprint

Such understanding requires conducting regular research. A little over a year ago we presented our biodiversity roadmap. We have assessed our dependencies and impacts on nature – specifically our water and deforestation risks. In our latest research, we present insights into determining a biodiversity footprint. This complements work on our …

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The top 25 counties with the highest COVID-19 immunization coverage in Virginia

(STACKER) – The United States hit over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 87.6 million COVID-19 cases as of July 1, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.9% of the population is fully vaccinated and 47.8% of those vaccinated have received booster doses. Stacker has compiled a list of counties …

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Marine Conservation: An overview of pollution from ocean discharges and international laws to combat it

Despite their immense importance to our well-being, humans have ruthlessly polluted the world’s oceans by discarding vast amounts of plastics and toxic substances from industrial activities. Pollution from landfill not only refers to the intentional dumping of waste and toxins by ships and vessels at sea, but is also …

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Top 5 Florida Car Title Lenders for Bad Credit in 2022

Tired of searching for the right title lender in Florida? Your fight is finally over! We have collected information on the top 5 lenders that will provide you with everything you need. 1. Compacom Title Loans Compacom is an open online platform that helps Americans make better decisions every day. …

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The NFL works with Contract with Black America to strengthen economic equality

The National Football League today announced its partnership with the Contract with Black America Institute, an economic inclusion-focused initiative led by artist and entrepreneur O’Shea Jackson, also known as Ice Cube. The CWBA-NFL partnership reinforces the NFL’s commitment to increasing economic justice and partnerships with Black-owned businesses. The collaboration is …

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Aaditya-The New Indian Express says resistance to Aarey Metro is aimed at protecting Mumbai’s biodiversity

Through PTI MUMBAI: The green lung Aarey, former Maharashtra environment minister and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, said on Sunday that opposition to the project was to save the metropolis’ biodiversity. He said leopard sightings are daily in Aarey, a forested patch of land bordering Sanjay Gandhi National Park to …

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British scientists warn urgent need for action on vaccines to stave off autumn Covid wave | Coronavirus

Health authorities must act urgently to prepare for an autumn that could see further waves of Covid-19 cases spreading across the UK. That’s the clear warning from scientists and doctors after last week’s numbers revealed another dramatic rise in cases. In the week ending June 24, more than 2 million …

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Plastic-eating bacteria offer hope for recycling

Placeholder when loading item promotions Our lakes, rivers and oceans are increasingly clogged with plastic, plus trillions of microscopic fragments of it, from all the useful and disturbingly durable products made possible by the petroleum industry. This flood of waste has grown exponentially over 60 years. Approximately 10 million tons …

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Yes Bank Hikes MCLR; How much will EMIs for home loans and car loans increase? Check here

Leading private lender Yes Bank raised its MCLR rates. The marginal cost of lending rate, or MCLR, a key point in deciding loan interest, has been increased, the bank said in a statement. Yes Bank’s new MCLR rates have already gone into effect, according to a note on the lender’s …

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Tiffin sees new economic growth

TIFFIN, Ohio (WTVG) – Economic development is increasing across the region and now Tiffin has a major new project on the books. A fifth specification building is currently under construction as companies seek usable space immediately. Companies need space and don’t want to wait for it. Enter Tiffin and try …

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Free vaccinations and booster shots available throughout the city

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Multiple locations will be available for first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots next week. City-County Public Health District immunization clinics are closed Monday, July 4th for July 4thth the July bank holiday but will reopen on Tuesday 5th July. However, the clinics at …

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Gov. Newsom signs legislation to reduce harmful plastic pollution to protect communities, oceans and animals

New California law requires all packaging to be recyclable or compostable, significantly reducing plastic use The legislation strengthens the state’s recycling system and shifts the burden of plastic waste from Californians to the plastics and packaging industries SACRAMENTO — On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the …

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