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Where Are Gas Prices After 30-days With A New POTUS?

We just passed the 30-day mark with our new president of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump. Those in the media as well as others are asking how is our new president doing? Here’s a question that was posed to me: Has there been a shift in gas prices under the new Trump administration? … Continue reading

The “Seer of Seers” Says Six More Weeks of Winter

Today is my niece’s and nephew’s birthdays. I was also reminded earlier this morning by Al Roker, the Today Show’s meteorologist, that February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Roker informed Today Show viewers that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. As this historical tradition goes, we are in for six more weeks of winter! It … Continue reading

Planning to Stay Hydrated in 2017? Know Your Water Source.

A recent Business Insider post, Why top executives swear by a 30-second morning habit anyone can adopt [Ref 1], caught my attention a few months ago. Three business execs: Kat Cole, president of FOCUS Brands – the parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, and Cinnabon, Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington, and former Birchbox Man chief Brad Lande … Continue reading

Grady Gammage, Jr. To Discuss New Book At SusTech 2016

Phoenix, AZ.  Grady Gammage, Jr. is one of the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference on Technologies Driving Sustainability on October 9-11, 2016 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008, USA.  Gammage, a part time academic, a practicing lawyer, an author, a sometime real estate developer and … Continue reading

Before You Raise That Next Bottle of Water, Consider Turning It Upside Down First

The bottled water industry is booming. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) [Ref 1], the U.S. bottled water market reached new heights in 2014 with sales of almost 11 billion gallons. This is the strongest growth that the bottled water industry has seen since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009. The … Continue reading

The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016

News Release: September 11, 2016 Event Contacts: Vivek Gupta, vmgupta@msn.com Ed Perkins, e.perkins@ieee.org. The Maker Movement Is Coming to SusTech 2016 Attendees Can Save When They Register by September 14, 2016 Phoenix, AZ. The upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference is packed with speakers and events, one of which is the Makers & Sustainability Workshop that will … Continue reading

The Continuing Overheating Problem In Lithium-Ion Batteries

While watching the news earlier today, my ears perked up on a segment about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. Why? Because I’m shopping for a new smart phone and this brand and model made my Top 5 list.  The NBC News reporter informed viewers that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: CDC Issues U.S. Travel Warning and Other Activities

We are less than 24-hours from the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics and not only is the Zika virus still a leading story in Brazil, it is a leading story in the United States as well. On July 29, 2016, the State of Florida reported that data collected in Miami-Dade and Broward counties showed … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Who Other Than Me Would You Like To Talk To?

An event from this past weekend took me back to a memorable conversation that occurred about 10 years ago. I was attending a three-day annual engineering and environmental summit that promotes speakers and topics of interests to a like-minded audience of representatives from businesses, industry, governments, and the public. The summit schedule included half-hour breaks … Continue reading

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite: A parasite’s growing resistance to insecticides

We are a little more than a week away from the official start of the summer solstice which begins on June 20, 2016. The temps are heating up across these United States and, depending on where you live, DEET, Citronella, and other insect repellant products may already be in use at your house and frequented … Continue reading