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deathsOver 1,000 Critical Problems in High Fire Risk Zones Were Missed From Poor Inspections and Neglect

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. failed to properly inspect and maintain the high-voltage power line that started the Camp Fire. Pacific Gas and Electric did not conduct a detailed climbing inspection of the aging tower located at the fire’s origin …

air pollutionChina Reduces Major Air Pollution By 60-72% From 2014 to 2017

China started a war on air pollution and they are making progress. The team found that between 2014 and 2017, China’s annual power plant emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter dropped by 65%, 60% and 72% each …

cities25% of world murders are in Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and Columbia

With just 8% of the world’s population, Latin America accounts for roughly a third of global murders. It is also the only region where lethal violence has grown steadily since 2000, according to United Nations figures. Above – Mexican soldiers …

deathsVenezuela Collapse Horror Show

The collapse in socialist Venezuela has been extremely bad for three years. There has been starvation, hyperinflation and terrible shortages and a dysfunctional socialist economy. About 2 to 3 million Venezuelans have fled to other countries. People have eaten dogs, …

air pollutionAir pollution deaths at WW2 scales are happening now

In NY Mag, a climate journalist David Wallace-Wells wrote about a study of the difference between 1.5 degrees of warming and two degrees. He cited a Nature climate change paper – Quantified, localized health benefits of accelerated carbon dioxide emissions …

crimeMultiple fatalities from mass shooting at Madden NFL video game tournament

Multiple fatalities were reported in a mass shooting, Sunday afternoon at a Madden NFL video game tournament in a popular area of Jacksonville, Florida. One suspect was dead at the scene. Notice just prior to the #shooting at the #Madden19 …

deathsLaos hydro dam collapses while under construction with the possible deaths of hundreds

In Laos, a hydroelectric dam that was under construction has collapsed. Hundreds of people are missing and many are likely dead. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid. …

air pollutionAir pollution deaths at 7 million per year are like unending WW2 scale deaths

Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million …

asiaReplicating Bangladesh toilet success in poor countries would save over 500,000 lives each year

Bangladesh remains one of the poorest countries in the world. On a per person basis, Bangladeshi’s have half the income of people in India or Pakistan. Bangaldesh was able mostly defeat diarrhea because they built latrines for the poorest and …

deathsTrump bans US from buying oil backed Venezuelan Cryptocurrency

Trump issued an order on Monday prohibiting U.S. citizens from engaging in transactions using the oil-backed currency, called the Petro. He authorized Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to issue any necessary regulations to enforce his order. Maduro created the currency to …