More Posts On: Health and Environment

The Most Underrated Places to Visit in Every State in the United States?

The United States is a vast country which is home to many different and diverse destinations — with some of them as the most famous ones in the world. With so much to see in each state, missing the hidden gems can be easy to do. Did you know that Texas alone is bigger in size and population than the whole of Madagascar?

There is more to the United States of America than you might think. Each town has…

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Celebrating 70 Years of National Parks in the United Kingdom

National parks play a crucial role in preserving the indigenous natural attributes of a country prior to its colonization and industrialization — and the United Kingdom celebrates 70 years this year since the first national park was established in England.

The 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act created the framework for the fifteen national parks which…

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Bulk Amenities to Replace Bathroom Miniature Packages Across All Brands of Marriott International, Incorporated

As part of its overall efforts to reduce plastic waste, Marriott International, Incorporated has announced that the miniature bottles and tubes provided in the bathrooms across greater than 7,000 hotel and resort properties will be replaced with what it calls “larger, pump-topped bottles”, with completion of this initiative expected by December of 2020.

“When fully implemented across the globe, Marriott International’s expanded toiletry program is expected to prevent about 500 million tiny bottles annually from going to landfills; that’s about 1.7 million pounds of plastic, a 30 percent annual reduction from current amenity plastic usage”, according to…

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Update: Sheraton Atlanta Now Reopened After Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

After an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease claimed the life of a woman from at least 12 confirmed cases of the guests who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel property on Courtland Street Northeast between Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and Monday, July 15, 2019, the hotel property reopened on Thursday, August 15, 2019 with the support of both the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Fulton County Board of Health.

The sources of the outbreak were…

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Update: Sheraton Atlanta Postpones Reopening; More Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Reported

In addition to the first death from at least 12 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease of the guests who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel property on Courtland Street Northeast between Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and Monday, July 15, 2019, the number of probable cases of Legionnaires’ disease have increased yet again to 63 in what has been called an “outbreak” by both the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Fulton County Board of Health.

Additionally, the reopening of the hotel property will be delayed until…

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Update: First Death Confirmed From Legionnaires’ Disease Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Cases

The first death from at least 12 cases of Legionnaires’ disease has been confirmed of the guests who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel property on Courtland Street Northeast between Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and Monday, July 15, 2019; and another 61 cases of Legionnaires’ disease are probable in what is being called an “outbreak” by both the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Fulton County Board of Health.

According to…

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Sale of Single Use Disposable Plastic Water Bottles Banned by San Francisco International Airport

As part of its Zero Waste Concessions Program which was launched earlier this year, San Francisco International Airport will become the first major commercial airport in the United States to ban the sale of disposable plastic water bottles effective as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

A goal of San Francisco International Airport is to reduce single-use disposable plastics — which is one of the…

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The Oldest Town in Each State in the United States

Compared to many other countries in the world, the United States of America is still an infant of sorts: while you can travel to places where cities are hundreds — or even thousands — of years old, the oldest continuously-occupied settlement in the United States celebrated 450 years of existence on Tuesday, September 8, 2015…

…and that city is…

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