Controversy Continues, Miami Beach Spraying Naled for Zika Mosquitoes

Controversy Continues, Miami Beach Spraying Naled for Zika Mosquitoes






Controversy Continues, Miami Beach Spraying Naled for Zika Mosquitoes The City of Miami Beach is slated to be sprayed again with Naled, a powerful insecticide, despite the continuing controversy over whether its use is warranted in the fight to eliminate Zika. Friday, Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]






UC Berkeley #1, According to the 2016 “America’s Best Colleges”

UC Berkeley #1, According to the 2016 “America’s Best Colleges”






UC Berkeley #1, According to the 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” The University of California, Berkeley, has led five other UC campuses among the Top 10 public universities in annual rankings of US schools of higher learning. While UC Berkeley has kept its ranking as the #1, according to the Y 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” list […]






Zika Update: Banned Toxin Naled Spaying In Miami Beach

Zika Update: Banned Toxin Naled Spaying In Miami Beach






Zika Update: Banned Toxin Naled Spayings In Miami Beach In Miami-Dade County, Florida, the aerial spraying campaign against Zika-carrying mosquitoes has been referred to as a “blitz” that “could be one for the record books if the CDC records it as a success.”  The area began spraying the insecticide Naled from low-flying planes on 4 […]






Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public

Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public






Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public Crowdfunding platforms offer a rich vein of inquiry about the implications of digital infrastructure for civil society. Since their early development in the creative arts during the mid-2000s, these online systems for funding projects via smallcontributions from many peoplehave grown in number and reach. The best-known examples in […]






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $636.7 billion, new construction starts in May increased 5% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Much of the growth came from the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities), which was lifted […]






New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting

New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting






New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting Following US President Barack Obama’s promise to cut toxic methane leaks at Oil & Gas facilities, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, 12 May announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce such emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The […]






The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions

The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions






The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions The cost of natural disasters, fires and floods, in Australia is now 50% more than previously estimated, A$9-B in Y 2015, and is set to increase to $33-B by Y 2050 even ignoring the effect of climate change, according to 2 reports commissioned by the […]