Science & Technology

The Impact of Climate Change on Communities of Color

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius – or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit – above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people, according to new climate change report…

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Lesser-known broadband policy leaves rural areas out

By Johnathan Hladik, policy director, johnathanh@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Connectivity is the defining aspect of our 21st century economy. Access to broadband internet offers the best in education, health care, and economic development. Unfortunately for many, the best isn’t available. More than 24 million Americans lack broadband access. This includes 31 percent of households…

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California’s Net Neutrality Legislation Hit with Lawsuit

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Before she left her position earlier this year as commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn vigorously fought to keep Obama-era broadband and Internet protections and net neutrality laws. Clyburn surmised that, if left unchecked, companies would exploit consumers and siphon every dollar they could. Last…

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Black History Express Apps Are Added To A 20 Year Portfolio Of Empowering Software

Hugh Smith, President of Quikthinking Software, this week announced the launch of two new Android apps, Black History Express and Black History Quotes Express. Both apps gather together factual information and thought provoking anecdotes that offer a time slice into our culture. “Getting history right is the most important thing an informed citizen can do,”…

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Climate Summit Predicts Floods Across the Globe

All eyes were on a powerful storm as it sent water cascading into swollen rivers and raised fatalities at the beginning of the week to 25. That was Nigeria. This week, from the Carolinas to the Nigerian Delta, from the Philippines to Hong Kong, weather unlike anyone can remember has been pounding the planet. Preparation…

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Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall; Three Tips for Traveling During Hurricane Season

  In the past century, only seven major hurricanes have hit the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts. Striking the Carolina coasts tonight, Hurricane Florence is a strong Category 2 storm expected to devastate the coastal cities with 80+ mph winds and three feet of rain. What does this mean for travelers who were planning to visit family in Charleston or relax at…

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Avoid Life Threatening Dangers During a Hurricane ​

Along with damaging winds and rain, hurricanes also bring the threat of poisonings with them. According to the Carolinas Poison Center, CO (Carbon Monoxide) poisoning is a concern during massive  storms. CO can form when people burn fuels like gasoline, kerosene, wood, oil natural gas and methane without proper ventilation. The Poison Center recommends: ·         Only use…

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Hurricane Florence’s fierce winds knock out all NOAA Weather Radio transmitters in eastern North Carolina

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports outages all of their Weather Radio transmitters in eastern North Carolina amid the height of Hurricane Florence’s rampage along the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) Newport/Morehead City, North Carolina, reported the following at 9:47 a.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018: “All NOAA weather radio (NWR) transmitters…

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