Up until recently, the state of California found itself in a state of drought that left the lands vulnerable to wildfires. But now, the hillsides of Lake Elsinore have burst into bloom, thanks to the vibrant poppies that cover the landscape. While that may sound like good news at first, the phenomenon — dubbed “superbloom” — has also caused another species to crop up like weeds. They’re influencers — and they’re annoying, destructive, and difficult to get rid of. Continue reading →
The construction of taller, denser housing may not be the solution to the nation’s low housing supply, data shows. According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “upzoning” has no impact on local housing supply and actually leads to higher, not lower, local housing prices.
The study, published in the journal Urban Affairs Review and led by urban planning doctoral student Yonah Freemark, analyzed the effects of upzoning in Chicago neighborhoods in the 2010s.
Recreational and outdoor fitness activities are incredibly popular. Millions of people just cringe-watched Free Solo and merely viewing something that jaw-dropping can be inspiring. The global wellness industry is worth an equally jaw-dropping $3.7 trillion, a large portion of which includes outdoor training programs. These outdoor training skills, however, are rarely applied in true survival situations, let alone by children.
*Lord have mercy! According to a report from the Women’s Refugee Center (WRC), what’s happening to African migrants is absolutely INHUMANE and HORRIBLE and needs looked into immediately.
“Our findings are deeply disturbing,” said Dr. Sarah Chynoweth, sexual violence project director and consultant to WRC, who led the research. “Sexual violence against female and male refugees and migrants appears to be widespread along the migration route, particularly in Libya.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted its first approval on a new breast cancer treatment. According to CNN, the FDA has approved a new immunotherapy treatment regimen combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy, specifically Tecentriq and Abraxane.
The immunotherapy regimen received accelerated approval for patients with triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or metastatic, can’t be surgically removed, and whose cells include a protein called PD-L1.
*Things got real wild and crazy, not to mention, downright frightening on a cruise ship off the coast of Norway over the weekend.
Videos and photos from freaked out passengers show the Viking Sky cruise ship tilting nearly 45 degrees in choppy waters, sending excursionists and furniture sliding across rooms and tiles falling from the ceiling.
Black and Hispanic populations in the U.S. are breathing in more air pollution than they’re creating, new data shows. According to new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, white populations in the U.S. are creating more air pollution than black and Hispanic populations, but people of color are breathing in more of it.
There are biological, chemical, and physical hazards that can contaminate food and the environment. Researchers at the University of Minnesota identified which products/services have a byproduct of air pollution such as factories and transportation.
*(Via Culture Banx) – For years the biggest U.S. bank J.P.Morgan (JPM +1.15%) has exemplified the industry trend of cutting back their branches in less affluent areas, now it’s taking a new approach to increase deposits in these communities.