Oil industry executives are facing a big problem and are scrambling to find a solution. Their ability to perform seismic surveys (their only viable means of finding and monitoring the production of offshore oil and gas) is being seriously threatened. In a February 2014 Environmental Impact Study Final Report, the U.S. Department of Interior concluded that the legacy airguns in use today are the cause of massive injuries, disruptions and dis
"If 90% of US families could comply with medical recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, the United States would save THIRTEEN BILLION DOLLARS per year and prevent an excess 911 deaths, nearly all of which would be in infants."
Within the publishing industry, the rise of social media has been a tremendously disruptive force. New publishing platforms like Facebook and Twitter have forced the icons of the mainstream media – such as the New York Times and Washington Post – to re-think their business models as well as the very meaning of the word “news.” The rise of the news feed Just look at the current debate over “fake news” on the Internet. With the rise of social media (especially Facebook) as an efficient…
Deforestation also drives climate change. Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere. Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings.