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Poverty, Wealth, and Waste. By Barun Mitra In 1986, a waste-to-energy plant opened in Delhi, India, financed by the Danish International Development Agency at a cost of over $10 million. The plant was expected to generate 3.8 megawatts of electricity from garbage, and its success was to be copied in other Indian cities. However, the plant was a failure. Two years later, the government was spending about $100,000 a year to burn garbage without producing energy.
Surprisingly, the principal reason was the fact that there wasn't enough urban waste in Delhi. It turns out that the waste-paper, rags, plastic, etc. Poor societies can afford little waste in the traditional sense. This interest in resource utilization pervades almost all strata of society. The pattern of waste utilization changes from poor rural areas to small towns to big cities. There are two reasons why recycling in poorer countries like India is so thorough. Does this mean that the economics of waste loses viability as a society becomes richer? “People who can help because they’ve been there, they have the experience, they have the opinion, and most…” — @biz. Introducing Jelly, A New Search Engine Jelly is a new kind of search engine delivering answers on demand. Jelly is the only search engine in the world with an attitude, an opinion, and the experience of people to back it all up. Only Jelly can say you asked the wrong question.
Only Jelly can give you answers you wanted but didn’t think to ask. Only Jelly will deliver a thoughtful answer to your anonymous question. This is all because Jelly is humanity plus technology. How We Got Here Ten years ago, the world was going mobile. Technology is superior when humanity is woven into its DNA. Your Time is Your Life It takes seconds to enter a question into a search engine. The average person likely has several if not a dozen or more ordinary questions every day. Technology Plus Humanity We confess, we’re using a bit of AI. The People Who Power Jelly We all have an instinct to help. There’s no account needed to ask a question on Jelly. Jelly Is Officially “Out There” This release is the beginning.
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An image on imgfave. Poverty. Veteran Homelessness Facts | Green Doors. The vast majority of homeless veterans (96%) are single males from poor, disadvantaged communities. Homeless veterans have served in World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the military's anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. The number of homeless female veterans is on the rise: in 2006, there were 150 homeless female veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; in 2011, there were 1,700. That same year, 18% of homeless veterans assisted by the VA were women. Comparison studies conducted by HUD show that female veterans are two to three times more likely to be homeless than any other group in the US adult population.
How many veterans are homeless? While only 8% of Americans can claim veteran status, 17% of our homeless population is made up of veterans. What is the primary cause of veteran homelessness? About 1.5 million veterans are considered at-risk of homelessness. Explore | ForeignAssistance.gov. Link%20Leaflet%20Poverty. DISTRIBUTION OF THE FRAGIL ENVIRONMENT REGIONS IN CHINA AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO POVERTY--《HUMAN GEOGRAPHY》1996年02期. It is Biblical to take care of the poor..."everywhere" Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Poverty in the United States is only one of many factors associated with food insecurity. In fact, higher unemployment, lower household assets, and certain demographic characteristics also lead to a lack of access to adequate, nutritious food. Read on for national hunger and poverty facts and statistics, or visit Map the Meal Gap for state-specific information.
Poverty Statistics in the United States[i] In 2014: 46.7 million people (14.8 percent) were in poverty.15.5 million (21.1 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.4.6 million (10 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.The overall national poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 15.3 percent, as compared with the official poverty rate of 14.8 percent. Very Low Food Insecurity & Food Insecurity in the US[iv] Use of Charitable Food Assistance and Federal Food Assistance Programs - Make a gift to help shift these statistics.
Scholastic.com - Search Results - Ethnicity. A company with the name all kids know:) As the economy continues on its path of slow recovery, budget cuts — and doing more with less — have become an everyday reality for America's schools. In this Special Report, Kid Reporters around the country take a look at how their schools have been affected.
They interviewed their teachers, principals, and classmates about the state of education in their own communities, while also envisioning what the classroom of the future might look like nationwide. A select group of Kid Reporters will also attend and report on Education Nation, an event being held in New York September 26-28. At the conference, they will talk to national leaders and panelists like astronaut Sally Ride, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the future of education and how kids can be part of making their visions of the future come true. Be part of the events as they unfold. Kid Reporters will be filing reports throughout the conference on the Scholastic Kids Press Corps Blog!
Get Your Healthy Lunches! A new study shows that children who electronically pre-order their lunch are more likely to make healthier meal choices than students who pick and choose as they go through the cafeteria line. For the study, which was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from Cornell University looked at the choices made by 272 students from two schools in New York.
The four-week study focused on students in grades 1 through 5. When the students pre-ordered their lunches, 29% were more likely to pick a healthier main course, compared to 15% when there was no pre-order option. Researchers say that pre-ordering lunch can help prevent distractions like sights and smells from influencing kids’ decisions and leading them to make unhealthy meal choices.
Jessica Donze Black, project director for The Pew Charitable Trusts Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, says the overall food environment makes a big difference in the choices students make. Ongoing Changes In January 2012 the U.S. East Bali Poverty Project - Helping them to help them help themselves. Goodbye, Books? Cushing Academy used to have 20,000 books in its library.
But over the summer, this small Massachusetts high school began to replace printed books with electronic books, or e-books. Why? "The school wanted to put its focus on 21st-century learning," Tom Corbett, the library's executive director, told TFK. Few students were using library books to do their school assignments. Most did their research online. More Books, More Reading Teacher Nancy Boyle says her students still enjoy regular books. Sixteen-year-old Meghan Chenausky was skeptical at first. Meet an E-Reader Can your backpack fit 1,500 books? E-readers aren't cheap, but it costs the school just $5 or $10 to download an e-book on as many as six e-readers. Still, regular books have one big advantage over e-readers: They don't use electricity.