Is the presidency just too big to handle? John Dickerson, co-host of "CBS This Morning" penned a lengthy cover story for The Atlantic on how the magnitude of the office itself might be its own greatest impediment. He sat down with Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg for an interview in the new "Face the Nation" studio to dive deep into the scale of the presidency. JEFFREY GOLDBERG: Hello, and welcome to the first and possibly last edition of "Face the Atlantic." I'm Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic and my guest is John Dickerson, Atlantic contributing writer who also has a day job at CBS, co-host of "CBS This Morning," former moderator of "Face the Nation" and author of The Atlantic magazine's cover story, "How the Presidency Became Impossible." And we're going to talk today about the presidency. John, you know more about the presidency than many people including presidents. It's disconcerting how much you know about the presidency. So let's just jump … [Read more...] about POTUS: The hardest job in the world?
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: diverse economy, economic growth, energy, future tech, green living, Mega-city, oil, oil dependence, power, renewable energy, Saudi Arabia, solar energy, solar project (Natural News) Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, is planning to create the largest solar project in the world, as the kingdom tries to move away from its dependence on oil, according to a report by Bloomberg. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son revealed the $200 billion solar project on March 27 in New York at a ceremony. “It’s a huge step in human history,” Prince Mohammed said. “It’s bold, risky and we hope we succeed doing that.” The project will be able to produce approximately 7.2 gigawatts (GW) of power in 2019, and 300 GW by 2030. Currently, Saudi’s electricity generation capacity is 77 GW, which means that it would almost triple the … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia to create the world’s largest solar project as the kingdom tries to wean off its dependence on oil
Most likely, you have been to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States without knowing it. Remember that Griswoldian summer vacation to the Grand Canyon? The high school field trip to Independence Hall in Philadelphia? The college tour of the University of Virginia? Congratulations! That's three in your pocket. But don't stop now. You can collect all 23, intentionally or accidentally.For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its nearly 200 member states have been preserving, protecting and promoting the most valuable heritage places in the world. At last count, the organization has crowned 1,073 sites in more than 170 countries. Of those, 832 are cultural, 206 are natural and 35 are a mix of both categories. The chosen ones vary tremendously: The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; and the Engelsberg Ironworks in Sweden were all part of the class of 1993, for … [Read more...] about World-class heritage: 23 globally recognized sites are right here in the U.S.
BILL Gates is one of the richest men who has ever lived and regularly features high on the list of the world's wealthiest individuals. But how much is the Microsoft co-founder worth and is he still the richest man in the world? Here's what we know... What is Bill Gates net worth? Forbes, which publishes a yearly rich-list, estimated Gates' fortune in 2017 to be around £67.5billion ($90billion) Gates' wealth now has a momentum of its own and is set to accumulate even further. An Oxfam report stated if billionaires like Gates continue to secure these returns, "we could see the world's first trillionaire in 25 years". Gates is predicted to hit the trillion mark by the age of 86. While Gates is regularly named as the richest man in the world, on July 27 2017 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gazumped Gates when his net worth hit a staggering £69billion ($90.6billion). Because the vast majority of Bezos' wealth is tied directly to Amazon's stock - his fortune can soar dramatically on … [Read more...] about What is Bill Gates’ net worth, is he still the richest man in the world and what does his foundation do?
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: Amsterdam, Ekoplaza, environ, environment, garbage, grocery stores, Jan Pieter Heijestraat, microplastics, packaging, plastic footprint, plastic packaging, plastic pollution, plastic trash, plastic waste, plastic-free, plastic-free aisles, plastic-free supermarket, plastics, pollution, recycling, single-use plastic, supermarkets, waste, waste management (Natural News) Last February, the world’s “first plastic-free supermarket aisle” was launched in Amsterdam. Shoppers at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat branch of Ekoplaza, a Dutch supermarket chain, can now choose from more than 700 plastic-free products such as cereals, chocolate, dairy, fresh fruit, meat, rice, sauces, snacks, vegetables, and yogurt. All items at the supermarket are packed in either compostable materials or cardboard, glass, and metal instead of plastic. In a statement, Erik Does, chief executive … [Read more...] about Amsterdam now has the first plastic-free supermarket in the world