More Posts On: Health and Environment

Should You Be Vaccinated For Measles When Traveling This Summer?

“From January 1 to May 10, 2019, 839 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states. This is an increase of 75 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.”

That statement which you just read was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta pertaining to the measles outbreak in the United States in 2019 — and those 23 states are as follows…

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The Most Famous Landmarks of London in a Unique Cutaway View

The iconic buildings of London give the initial appearance of simplicity — they are instantly recognized by most onlookers from the outside — but most of those buildings are sustained by a complex web of architectural and cultural factors. Could you imagine being able to get a glimpse beneath the surface of each building for a much clearer overall idea of the complexity of what goes into the planning and maintenance of such stunning structures?

A series of images has been created for seven different structures; and…

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Videos: Vomit in Seat Back Pocket Leads to Arrest of Passenger

Please allow me to throw up a story to you for your consideration: a woman whose daughter allegedly felt wet vomit in the seat pocket in front of her shortly after boarding the airplane was ultimately arrested — and I would like to know what you would have done if you found yourself in a similar situation.

Rosetta Swinney and her daughter were passengers of an airplane operated by Frontier Airlines and were looking forward to heading home to Durham after they enjoyed spending Easter weekend together at a wedding in Las Vegas — until the daughter reportedly jumped up from her seat, exclaiming that her hands were wet.

When the daughter smelled what was on her hands, she realized that it was vomit, which was on the air sickness bag in the seat pocket in front of her — as well as all over her shirt and her hands.Swinney claims…

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Earth Day 2019: Clean the World by Recycling Used Soap and Plastic Bottles

Owners of hotel and resort properties — as well as team members — are being challenged by Hilton in a pledge to collect enough bars of soap which are left behind by guests to be recycled into one million bars of new soap by Tuesday, October 15, 2019, which is Global Handwashing Day to distribute to communities in need.

That initiative by Hilton is in partnership with an organization called Clean the World, which has already surpassed distributing 44 million bars of soap to greater than 127 countries around the world — and you can help…

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A Hotel Room Which Disinfects Itself?

One of the main priorities of most travelers is to not be disturbed in a hotel room which is clean and comfortable in order to get the proper rest — but what if you stayed in a hotel room which completely disinfects itself every morning? Is that even possible?

In addition to engaging in such sustainability initiatives as ensuring that the food served at its hotel properties is required to be at least 90 percent organic and having the lights turned off for Earth Hour every year at all of its hotel properties, Brøchner Hotels has been embracing a new technology with which clean hotel rooms do not require the traditional attention which is given by members of the housekeeping staff.

Two of its hotel properties currently have rooms which purportedly clean themselves…

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A Hotel Stay For Only $20 Per Day by Becoming a Member and Having Trees Planted?

A “free vacation” is still being offered to members of an organization called 8 Billion Trees, whose mission is to fight to overcome rampant deforestation, harmful greenhouse gases, global warming, and carbon dioxide emissions by helping Earth do what it does best — grow and sustain life — by planting ten trees for every single member, every single month.

As of the time this article — which is the latest in a series pertaining to the environment on Earth Day 2019, which is today, April 22 — was written, this message still appears on the application form for membership…

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Is Cheap Gasoline Manufactured From Carbon Found in Air The Fuel of the Future?

Imagine a clean and affordable fuel which is derived from a supposedly plentiful source that is found virtually everywhere — and not from the underground reserves of the remains of living organisms in some politically unstable region; or from a natural substance which requires growing it in hundreds of acres of precious land.

Carbon Engineering creates clean fuel out of air. The clean energy company — which was founded in 2009 and is based in the greater Vancouver metropolitan area — blatantly states so on its official Internet web site.

Two groundbreaking technologies are used to create the final fuel product: the first…

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Free Public Transportation For All to Be Introduced in Luxembourg

At the bottom of page 42 of his report titled Accord de Coalition 2018-2023, Xavier Bettel — who is the current prime minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg — declared the aforementioned paragraph in French, which means in English that free public transportation will be introduced to the small country during the first quarter of 2020 — simultaneously with…

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6 States Portrayed in Big Screen Film Posters

Did you know that every state in the United States has its own slogan — and furthermore, many of them have former slogans?

Slogans are applied to states to attract visitors and give them a sense of what the state is all about — all in a mere few words. Slogans do not need to be simply some motto in Latin — though those do exist. A modern slogan is similar to a tag line for a major motion picture: it is intended to entice excitable tourists to pick one unique offering of a state over all the others which are available at the box office……er…I mean…travel agency.

Slogans of states often appear on their license plates — hey, that rhymed — to which they belong……but what if films were inspired by the slogans of these states, with movie posters instead of license plates extolling their unique virtues and offerings?

A series of movie posters has been created for…

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Miniature Toiletry Bottles in Hotels: What Really Should Be Done

If Ash Kalra has his way, personal care products in the form of miniature plastic toiletry bottles — which contain fewer than 12 ounces of liquid product — would be banned from lodging establishments in California.

Kalra — who represents parts of eastern San Jose in the 27th Assembly District in the California State Assembly as a member of the Democratic political party — submitted an amendment to Assembly Bill number 1162 to prohibit lodging establishments in the state of California from “providing a small plastic bottle containing a personal care product to a person staying in a sleeping room accommodation, in any space within the sleeping room accommodation, or in an area that is shared by the public or guests” to be effective as of Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Moreover, the bill — which…

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