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california

“Firefighters, legislators, and residents on the East Coast should watch carefully the way their California counterparts are dealing with wildfires tearing through the state. The combined forces that brought about the blaze are growing more and more present in the Northeast”, said Stephen Flynn, the founding director of Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute.“The sooner we get our act together here, the better,” Flynn said, speaking...

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industry

Massachusetts last week moved forward in building a wind farm off the coast of New Bedford. This project will generate 800 megawatts of electricity—enough to power half a million homes, the New York Times reports—and will be the first major offshore wind farm in the United States. While countries in Northern Europe have been using wind energy for more than two decades, the United States...

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According to a research conducted by The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), “nearly 1 in 10 Medicare enrollees age 65 and over 4 in 10 enrollees younger than 65 with long-term disabilities experience food insecurity.” This issue of food insecurity stems from healthcare concerns. Food insecurity occurs when people are unable to get access to food due to high poverty. This often becomes a...

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Supreme Court Justice have lifelong appointment

Where Supreme Court Justices have an age-restricted tenure in most democracies, it is not the same for the United States. The Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the president of the U.S. for a tenure that is lifelong. It means that the person appointed will remain on duty, unless situations like resignation, retirement or if removed from office due to any reason. Hence appointing someone...

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A transport network, or transportation network is a realisation of a spatial network, describing a structure which permits either vehicular movement or flow of some commodity. Examples include but are not limited to road networks, railways, air routes, pipelines, aqueducts, and power lines. Transport is important because it enables communication, trade, and other forms of exchange between people, which in turn establishes civilisation Transport plays...

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Overseas business encompasses all commercial activities that take place to promote the transfer of goods, services, resources, people, ideas, and technologies across national boundaries. Overseas business occurs in many different formats, that includes the movement of goods from country to another (exporting, importing, trade). It also includes contractual agreements that allow foreign firms to use products, services, and processes from other nations (licensing, franchising). The...

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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

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E-cigarettes and vapes banned under the Trump administration

The harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vape have been no secret. Recently, a few countries including America and India took a bold step of  completely banning e-cigarettes and vapes. The largest group of consumers of these products are the young adults and the youth. Nearly one-third of middle and high school students have been reportedly exposed to aerosol, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey...

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