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Duck, Duck, Goose! Restored Wetlands Thriving
Duck, Duck, Goose! Restored Wetlands Thriving
(NewsUSA) - As the sun rises in middle Am
Unique Engagement Rings Are the New Classics
Unique Engagement Rings Are the New Classics
(NewsUSA) - Once upon a time, many people
Filmmaker Turns Loss into Award-Winning Documentary
Filmmaker Turns Loss into Award-Winning Documentary
(NewsUSA) - The award-winning documentary
Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic Prequel Reveals Dark Family Secrets
Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic Prequel Reveals Dark Family Secrets
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Baseball Bettors Find Value in World Series Futures Markets
Baseball Bettors Find Value in World Series Futures Markets
But what every sports fan might not know is that now is the time to find some of the best odds to bet your favorite teams to win this year's World Series.

Health

Medicinal Mushroom Supplement AHCC Helps Clear “Invisible” HPV Infections
Medicinal Mushroom Supplement AHCC Helps Clear “Invisible” HPV Infections

(NewsUSA) - You may be among the 42 million Americans currently infected by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and not know it.

Enviroment

If you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birds

Compare that hectic routine to those memorable moments when you're able to sit quietly, let the sunshine warm your face, hear the birds, and allow nature to envelope you. While everyone longs for less stress, actually relaxing can be dauntingly stressful!

However, a new study out of the United Kingdom sheds light on one way people can de-stress: bird watching. The study finds that people who watch birds from their home have lower depression, anxiety, and stress compared to those that live in less leafy areas that have fewer birds. People "felt relaxed and connected to nature when they watched birds in their garden," researchers say. These feelings increased with the level of bird feeding in the yard, they add.

Spending time outside this spring comes with a caveat - check for ticks

Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC by state health departments, but this number doesn't reflect all diagnosed cases of Lyme disease. Recent estimates suggest that approximately 300,000 people may get Lyme disease each year in the United States.

New data reported by the CDC in 2018 showed that state and local health departments reported more cases of tick-borne diseases in 2017 than ever before, including Lyme disease. While the uptick in ticks remains unclear, a number of factors can affect tick populations, including temperature, rainfall, humidity, and most certainly, host populations, like deer.

Go Green on Your Grass With Electric Lawn Mowers

Special features of modern electric mowers include variable speeds that allow users to adjust to different conditions on the ground. That means no need for extra effort when going uphill. In addition, electric mowers can be set for slower speeds to maneuver around flower beds, trees, or lawn furniture.

Many top companies, including DR Power Equipment, Ryobi, Greenworks, and Craftsman and Kobalt, among others, offer a range of styles and models for battery-powered, self-propelled, walk-behind lawn mowers that feature the unique and efficient variable-speed electric transmission designed by General Transmissions.

7-Eleven Helps Drivers Curb Their Carbon Impact

Fortunately, companies like 7-Eleven are leading the way in offering innovative solutions aimed to help consumers mitigate the negative environmental effects of car travel, giving them a chance to make a difference.

Through a program called RENEW, 7-Eleven calculates tailpipe carbon emissions and offsets those emissions through local and global carbon reduction projects, including reforestation and tree plantings.

How One Furniture Manufacturer Goes 'Beyond Sustainability'

Humanscale, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance ergonomic office products, demonstrates how one company's leadership can set the example.

When it comes to environmental impact, "'less bad' is not good enough," says Humanscale's founder and CEO, Bob King.

"We took a look at our manufacturing and operational activities to understand our key impacts: energy, water, emissions, resource depletion, wildlife preservation, social responsibility and healthy materials," says King.

"In each area, we consider what it would take to go beyond sustainability to making a truly positive impact on the world around us. If a company can make a positive impact in all of these ways, it will be acting like a tree," he explains.

Offshore Wind Power Prepares to Set Sail

In fact, proposed plans calling for 20,000 to 30,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity to be operational by 2030 include projections for up to 83,000 American-based jobs, according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

"Offshore wind is key to the future of clean energy development in the U.S. and will add to a thriving wind power industry that already represents the largest source of renewable energy in the country," says AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan.

"The offshore wind industry will create tens of thousands of jobs and provide billions of dollars to the economy, while delivering on its enormous untapp sed potential to power major population centers, such as up and down the East Coast."

Cooling Tower Air Purifier Curbs Airborne Bacteria

Cooling towers often use local water sources for their evaporative cooling processes that may be untreated or poorly treated, and therefore contaminated. Bacteria and other contaminants not only escape into the air, but they also reduce the efficiency of the tower. To make matters worse, companies may add chemicals such as sulfur dioxide and chlorine to the water in order to soften the minerals and kill bacteria. However, some of these chemicals, as well as the bacteria, find their way into the air.

In particular, these cooling towers can serve as superspreaders for the potentially deadly Legionella bacteria.

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