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EPA Report Does Not Conclude That Fracking is Safe

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The practice of hydraulic fracking has had a substantial impact on many facets of American life. It made the US the world’s top producer of both oil and natural gas in 2014. It has dramatically lowered the cost of these fuels which has been a boon to the economy, both for manufacturers and individuals. It has bolstered the economy of certain regions of the country, particularly in Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Texas, among others.

Is the WTO’s UnCOOL Ruling a Glimpse of Sovereignty Loss Under TPP?

(3BL Media/Justmean) - There are a number of important difference between humans and cattle, and one of them is the fact that humans know what they are eating. Not just whether its oats or hay, but also where it was grown and what company was responsible for growing it.

Stroke Is Now More Likely To Hit Working People In Their Forties

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –The Stroke Association, a leading U.K. charity, warns that there has been a worrying rise in the number of working-age men and women having strokes.

Bollywood Gets Behind An Urgent Appeal as Second Earth Quake Hits Nepal

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nepal has endured another major earthquake, on 13 May, the second in less than three weeks. The death toll has since climbed as officials tried to gauge the scale of the new wave of destruction. Rescue and relief teams are trying to reach remote areas near the epicentre of the quake which had a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale.

New USDA Program to Reduce Farm Carbon Emissions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There’s an old saying that goes, “when you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s a little late to think about draining the swamp.” It could certainly apply to farmers in California right now, who are up to their neck (so to speak) in a historic drought. They are struggling and making difficult choices as to which crops they can continue to raise, as homeowners and municipalities learn to change their habits and their landscaping.

But as we have learned about climate change, there will be many more droughts, even more severe than this one, if something isn’t done to address the root cause. Which is where the new announcement from USDA comes in. Farmers contribute roughly 9% to overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—though, when it comes to methane, a gas 25 times more potent than CO2 in its effect on the atmosphere—that number goes up to 40 per cent. This new plan is another piece of President Obama’s effort to address the problem in a comprehensive manner, in each major area that it presents itself.

Despite what detractors say, this can be done, in this segment as in others, while improving the economic bottom line. Some level of capital investment might be required to make the transition, which is where the government incentives come in.

Former Indy Racer, Now Quadriplegic, Drives Innovative “SAM” Corvette via Electronics

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Former Indy Racing League driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series Team owner, Sam Schmidt, got the chance to drive on the Long Beach Grand Prix road course track this April, thanks to the creators of a modified 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray.

Iconic Automaker GM Gets Staff Pedaling

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Why cycle to work? There are several good reasons​ to embrace two-wheeled transportation​. For one, it is healthy: aerobic exercise is good for the heart and it improves our resistance and overall fitness. Second, streets are jammed! Fewer cars on the road means less stress and more room to move.

Coca-Cola International Water Initiatives to Benefit Four Million In Africa By 2020

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Currently, in all corners of the world, shortages of water and sanitation persist. As a result, countries have started to secure clean and safe water resources to protect their citizens against water-related disasters.

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Make It Matter

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – These are stark, grim figures from the U.S government: an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009, while a 2011 congressional report concluded the real number could be nearer 2,500. Disturbingly, America has one of the worst child abuse record in the industrialised world.

"Give Wishes Wings" Campaign Takes Off

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Fulfilling a dream can be a powerful medicine for the critically ill, but dreams can cost a lot of money. In order to help grant the wishes of critically ill children, Make-A-Wish has launched Give Wishes Wings, a month-long campaign to attract donations of airline miles.

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