“U.S. had 150 television manufacturers in the heyday of the 1950s. Today, no one makes even TV components in the U.S
“People who live near a cycle path are more likely to do more exercise overall, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
“"The report points out that changes in income ranking over time were actually driven largely by poor neighborhoods that gained wealth, not wealthy neighborhoods that became even wealthier — a trend the report calls “consistent with gentrification.”
“bosses are unlikely to fire employees and replace them with computers when times are good. The recession, however, gave them a motive.
“children in the United States are becoming more sedentary. Less than a third of young people ages 12 to 18 are said to achieve the recommended levels of physical activity for their age group, which would be about an hour a day of exercise.
“Texas is not a good place to be poor, and there is little political appetite for change,
“Social media are not the powerful and persuasive marketing force many companies assumed they would be. Gallup finds that a full 62% of U.S. adults who use social media say that these sites have absolutely no influence on their purchasing decisions. Another 30% say these sites have some influence, and just 5% say they have a great deal of influence.
“Solar thermal collectors convert energy from light waves at four times the rate of PV panels and are always installed with storage. A typical residential building in the U.S. uses 20% of its annual energy for domestic hot water, which can be accomplished with solar panels on 80 square feet of roof and an 80-gallon storage tank.