Month: January 2018

Twitter explains why it will not ban Donald Trump from tweeting

Twitter Inc. cleared the air regarding controversial world leaders and how they use Twitter about a week ago. Not pointing the finger at anyone in particular, the social media company posted a fairly short blog post titled World Leaders on Twitter, explaining how its service “is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society.” If we were to take a wild guess, Twitter may have been referring to tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump, as he may have put...

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Fek news: Demono and Donald Trump reignite the presidential election debate

No matter what side of history you choose to be on, U.S. citizens are living in a Trump America today. The 2016 presidential election was riddled with allegations of Russian hacking and corruption, making it arguably the most controversial election in U.S. history. On top of that, the final results were shockingly close, even giving candidate Hilary Clinton slight preference in the popular vote. But was it really that close? When taking a closer look at the results, the American people answered by simply not answering, as Clinton couldn’t convince enough people to Pokémon go to the polls. The non-voter turnout...

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New law in California seeks to ban gas-powered car production by 2040

An ambitious act to drastically reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions is set to be in place due to the efforts of Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), as he proposed the AB 1745 CLEAN CARS 2040 ACT last week. The new law will help combat human reliance in fossil fuels and other nonrenewable resources for automotive vehicles. The Clean Cars 2040 Act 1745 essentially says that any new car you purchase in the Golden State after 2040 must be a zero-emissions vehicle, otherwise you will not be able to have it legally registered. Although this may look like it will lead to consumers...

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39 year old Mumbaikar quits HR job to make Mumbai greener by planting saplings

Pollution is a global problem that effects people’s livelihood, and some people unfortunately deal with physical pain as a result. For 39 year old Shubhajit Mukherjee of Mumbai, it was the bad quality of the country’s air that caused him to have frequent headaches and sore eyes, at least according to his doctor. Determined to tackle the issue head on, Mukherjee decided to leave his position as a human resource personnel to plant over 29,000 trees across Mumbai, aiming to reduce harmful environmental conditions. “We have successfully planted thousands of trees in societies, with a 95 per cent survival ratio. More...

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Litterati app makes strides in ending global litter problem with NSF grant

It’s endearing to see mobile apps make strides to make the world better. Jeff Kirschner, founder of Litterati, made it his goal to create an app that helped end the global litter problem, and so far he’s seen success. After a successful round of funding through a Kickstarter campaign, the National Science Foundation happily announced it would be making a substantial contribution of its own, promising this will be the next big step in making the earth a cleaner place to live. We're honored to announce that @litterati has awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. The world's about...

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