‘Asthma alley’: why minorities bear burden of pollution inequity caused by white people

Mott Haven in the South Bronx is a classic example where black and Hispanic residents experience a particularly insidious environmental inequality Daniel Chervoni looked out at the busy street from the small community park he tends as a gardener in the South Bronx and clenched his fist as another Fresh Direct diesel truck roared by, spewing exhaust as it took a popular short-cut through the neighborhood. They are the reason for our pain, this is why the lungs of Mott Havens residents are suffering, he said. The park is a little patch of green squeezed between dense housing and a school in the low-income New York City neighborhood of Mott Haven, sometimes nicknamed Asthma Alley because it has some of …

28 Times Kids Hilariously Renamed Things And Made Them Sound Way Better

And you know what? A vast majority of the time, kids’ made-up names for things actually make more sense, are much funnier and more descriptive than the originals could ever wish to be. Ice cubes? Nah, that’ll be water bricks, please! 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-kids-naming-things-different/?media_id=1676293’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1001843679798083584-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ &description=’+encodeURIComponent(description)+’\ &redirect_uri=’ + encodeURIComponent(BoredPanda.Config.pandaBaseUrl+’/close.html’), ‘facebook-share-dialog’, ‘width=626,height=436’); BoredPanda.Tracking.trackImageShares(‘Facebook’, ‘1676293’, ‘/2019/04/1001843679798083584-png__700.jpg’, ”); return false;”> #2 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-kids-naming-things-different/?media_id=1676274’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/967112578349584385-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ &description=’+encodeURIComponent(description)+’\ &redirect_uri=’ + encodeURIComponent(BoredPanda.Config.pandaBaseUrl+’/close.html’), ‘facebook-share-dialog’, ‘width=626,height=436’); BoredPanda.Tracking.trackImageShares(‘Facebook’, ‘1676274’, ‘/2019/04/967112578349584385-png__700.jpg’, ”); return false;”> #4 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-kids-naming-things-different/?media_id=1676297’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1003578332703854592-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ &description=’+encodeURIComponent(description)+’\ &redirect_uri=’ + encodeURIComponent(BoredPanda.Config.pandaBaseUrl+’/close.html’), ‘facebook-share-dialog’, ‘width=626,height=436’); BoredPanda.Tracking.trackImageShares(‘Facebook’, ‘1676297’, ‘/2019/04/1003578332703854592-png__700.jpg’, ”); return false;”> #6 0) { description = …

Mayte Is A Bossy Baby! Happy Unboxing For All The Kids! | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

Back in the swing of things!! Settling in our routines and this is one of our favorites! Mayte is really blossoming in every way!!! She is the breakout star of this week’s unboxing! And even mom gets a gift today! English translation at the end! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE for info and tickets to our live podcast show in Las Vegas! And CLICK HERE to watch more of our unboxing videos! Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Ethiopian Airlines Pilots Followed Emergency Procedures Laid Out By Boeing: Report

It was not immediately clear whether the crew had chosen to re-deploy the system, which pushes the nose of the Boeing 737 MAX downwards, but one person with knowledge of the matter said investigators were studying the possibility that the software had kicked in again without human intervention. The Journal report, citing unidentified people briefed on the matter, said The pilots then cranked a manual wheel in an attempt to stabilize the plane, the report said, but they eventually decided to restore power to the usual electric trim on their control yokes, likely because the manual attempt did not achieve the desired results. Boeing’s MCAS software is at the center of investigations into both the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month …

500,000 Possible Pumped Hydro Sites Show We Can Easily Store Renewable Energy

When the world considers bulk electricity storage big batteries get the attention, but pumped hydropower does most of the work. A world dependent on wind and the Sun will need much more of it, something renewable energy skeptics argue will be prevented by a lack of suitable locations. An atlas of 530,000 potential sites challenges that, even though the authors acknowledge some won’t stand up on closer inspection. The principle of pumped hydropower is elegantly simple. When electricity is plentiful, water is pumped from a low-lying reservoir to one several hundred meters higher. When demand exceeds supply, the same water is allowed to run back down, spinning turbines like the traditional hydro-power stations that supply a sixth of the world’s …

21 Responses To PETAs Controversial Breastfeeding Cow Illustration

They are doing it on purpose you know. The sly folk over at PETA have become famous for their controversial campaigns, which almost always result in them being roundly mocked online. But they don’t care. In fact, they actually kinda like it. Because for this attention-seeking organization any publicity is good publicity. peta “PETA is known for causing a stir on Twitter if it means sticking up for animals,” they wrote in a Predictably, people reacted with derision and outrage. But PETA don’t care. They got their moment, and they helpfully explained their motives in the aforementioned article. “On social media, PETA uses evocative, emotional messaging, as we have mere seconds to stand out from the feed and grab people’s attention,” …

IT workers blame employees for the biggest security vulnerabilities

We've failed them all.Image: Getty Images Have you tried turning it off and on? Two new studies confirm every computer dunce’s worst fears: IT professionals (i.e. the technological bedrock of corporate America) blame the employees they’re bound to help for their computer problems — at least when it comes to security. A column for ZDNet synthesizes the findings of two new surveys about what IT professionals consider the biggest security threats. Overwhelmingly, the people tasked with protecting our corporate digital lives fear the potential for the bumbling mistakes of their charges above all else. SEE ALSO: Sorry, but you’re doing your pa$$w0rds all wrong In the first survey, from BetterCloud, 62 percent of over 500 surveyed IT workers say that …

Here’s what makes ‘On My Block’ one of Netflix’s most intriguing shows

Image: disney The video-streaming industry is crowded with big names—some with already-existing services and others with impending apps. Considering the current three largest platforms, the agglomeration of media companies, and the tech companies investing heavily in video, it can be hard to wrap your head around the sheer scope of the entertainment giants that make up this market. Each service has its own origin story, business interests, and exclusive originals and licensed content. There’s also a wide assortment of fluctuating prices, packages and plans, and technology under the surface. “We’re seeing a ton of fragmentation,” said streaming media consultant and expert Dan Rayburn. “NBCUniversal is coming out with a service, Disney, WarnerMedia, Viacom bought PlutoTV, Amazon launched IMDb Freedive, and …

Where being gay is illegal around world

(CNN)Brunei has enacted strict new laws that make gay sex punishable by stoning to death, prompting widespread condemnation. In 26 other countries, the penalty for sex between members of the same sex vary from 10 years in prison to life. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Grindr car-jacking’ suspects arrested

Two attacks happened off Yardley Green Road on 5 January and 18 March with a third off Hob Moor Road on 24 March. Latest news from the West Midlands Ch Insp Sarah Tambling, of West Midlands Police told an LGBT open meeting on Thursday that she is “convinced there have been more than three” attacks and encouraged any other victims to come forward. Grindr’s safety guide advises meeting people from the app in a safe location and to “take as little with you as you can”. Related Topics Birmingham Yardley Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘That took long enough!’ black ballerinas finally get shoes to match their skin

Ballet shoes have always been a pale peachy pink because it was assumed dancers were, too. Now a British footwear company is striking a blow for ballerinas of colour everywhere When spring tour, therell be some unusual footwear among their costumes. Not just the wellies they wear to portray striking South African miners in collaborated with Cassa Pancho, has been shock that they didnt already exist. I was a bit put out by that, says Pancho. All the effort thats gone into this and the first thing they say is, That took long enough! But you forget how different the dance world is to the wider world. Its just going to look right from left, Cira Robinson, Sayaka Ichikawa and …

‘The Matrix’ 20th Anniversary: Celebrate With These Celebs Who Think We’re Actually Living In The Matrix! – Perez Hilton

It’s a mad, mad, mad world we live in — or is it just a giant, computer-generated simulation??! This theory became popular after The Matrix trilogy was released, giving audiences the chance to question whether reality was really… well, real. But y’all might not know that *free-thinkers* have been suspicious about this concept for millennia! Today, quite a few celebs (and scientists!) still believe that this reality is, more likely than not, some sort of an illusion. Most of the celebs on this list aren’t that surprising, but the fact that astro physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a moderate believer might make you think twice about taking the red pill. Sure, it might be unsettling to think that everything we know …

Lionel Messi brace guides Barcelona to victory in Catalan derby

(CNN)A Lionel Messi brace guided Barcelona to victory over rivals Espanyol in Saturday’s Catalan derby. READ: Why Messi is the world’s best player Messi has now scored eight goals in his last four games for Barca. Such is his goalscoring form at the moment that his Barca teammate Luis Suarez is the second top scorer in La Liga, but he is 13 goals behind Messi. This was Barca’s sixth successive win and as Ernesto Valverde’s team extended their unbeaten league run to 17 matches. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Pregnant Sperm Whale Washes Up With 23 Kilograms Of Plastic In Its Stomach

A pregnant female sperm whale has washed up dead in Sardinia, Italy, with a stomach crammed full of undigested plastic. The news comes just weeks after a male Cuvier’s beaked whale was discovered dead in the Philippines from 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic trash in its gut.  In this latest case, the pregnant female swallowed nearly 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of plastic, including fishing nets, lines, plastic bags, tubes, and other unidentifiable objects. The human refuse did not bode well for mother or calf. “She was pregnant and had almost certainly aborted before (she) beached,”  Luca Bittau, president of the SeaMe group, told CNN. “The fetus was in an advanced state of decomposition.” The sperm whale measured 8 meters …

Black People Asked White People About Things They Dont Understand About Them And Actually Received Frank Answers

A few years back, when social media was in its infancy and people were thinking about its potential to change the world, we imagined all the ways that it would help to bring us together. Easy and instant communication with people from all over the planet would surely break down the artificial borders constructed between us, and lead to greater cultural exchange, mutual understanding and a shared humanity that could help us to solve the bigger global problems that affect us all. Sadly, it hasn’t quite worked out that way. Sure, there are some great examples of social media being a force for the common good, but ultimately we are a tribal species, and we seem to prefer segregating ourselves …

Why the founder of Mother’s Day hated greetings cards

The UK, however, marks the day on the fourth Sunday of Lent – 31 March this year – thanks to its revival of a medieval tradition called Mothering Sunday. But it took an American to give us the idea. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Over the years Mother’s Day simnel cakes became elaborately decorated confections A later custom of live-in apprentices and domestic servants going home to visit their mothers, which started in 17th Century Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, also inspired Ms Smith’s Mothering Sunday revival. But these visits had a very practical purpose, says Prof Ronald Hutton, an expert in British ritual history at the University of Bristol. “It was one of the leanest times of the year, when …