In a remote village in South Sudan, 15 children died from severe toxicity caused by contaminated measles vaccines, government health investigators said Thursday. The National Adverse Events Following Immunization Committee, supported by the World Health Organization, and UNICEF vaccine safety experts examined the cases and those of 32 other children who suffered fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
India’s leaders — like many politicians — want to create jobs for their citizens. They also want to clean up the air so that fewer residents get cancer, asthma, and heart disease from air pollution. Furthermore, they want to cut trade deficits and help Indians buy more of their goods from India — including the energy that powers their homes and cars.
With all of that in mind, cleantech is the obvious path forward. Solar and wind energy create jobs, clean up the air, and cut dependence on limited fossils. Electric cars do the same. It is no surprise India’s energy minister has stated that they want India to be the first fully electric vehicle nation.
So, with all of that as well understood backdrop for thoughtful and informed national leaders, despite Donald Trump’s move hurting the US economy, national security, & humanity, don’t expect other countries to follow the USA’s backtracking and take a sledgehammer to their own potential for strong economic growth in the 21st century.
The summary is clear enough to anyone in the energy industry: clean energy and electric vehicles are going to be economic powerhouses of the 21st century. Well, they already are, but they will become much more so. Any country that wants to be at the economic forefront globally should be at the forefront of cleantech. To ignore the potential here is to shoot your own economy in the foot.
Furthermore, citizens already benefit and will increasingly benefit from low-cost renewable energy, electric transport, and energy efficiency. To try to slow a transition to these cleaner, cheaper, more humane options is either idiotic or based on corruption.
Piyush noted in the interview that he believes most (if not all) of the individual country climate commitments (INDCs) tied to the Paris Agreement are conservative and will actually be surpassed due to stunning and ongoing improvements and cost-competitiveness cleantech — renewable energy, electric cars, and energy efficiency. Well, we’ll see how far Donald Trump and his corrupt or misinformed staff can pull the USA backward before it comes to its senses. (And remember, Donald Trump did run on a campaign of going backwards … so his voters genuinely shouldn’t be surprised. But I guess they could be forgiven for not realizing that the rest of the world isn’t going to go backwards with us.)
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Zachary Shahan is tryin’ to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the typed word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he’s also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession, Solar Love, and Bikocity. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in.
In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more “mini-meals” each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide you over until your next bites, has often been recommended as a more waistline-friendly dieting approach than eating three larger meals. But science evolves, and the answer to whether you should eat many mini-meals or three bigger meals is no longer a straightforward one.
CRANFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Appearing at a town hall in upscale Cranford, New Jersey this week, five-term Republican congressman Leonard Lance got a barrage of complaints from constituents about President Donald Trump.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. states, counties and cities are filing lawsuits accusing drug companies of deceptively marketing opioid painkillers to downplay their addictiveness, but some lawyers say the industry’s highly regulated nature could pose a hurdle to their success.
Is the excitement around immunotherapy detracting from other important areas of cancer research? Ahead of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, experts weigh in on where immunotherapy fits in.