Abortion Is the Most Polarizing Issue, Birth Control Is Least Divisive

Getty Images, “Row of Seats – Stock Photo,” gettyimages.com (accessed Aug. 6, 2019) Gallup, an organization that conducts public opinion polls, has released an annual Values and Beliefs poll since 2001. The poll shows Americans’ views on the morality of several controversial […]

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Foul Septic Smell? Consider These Options

Foul septic smell or sewage smell is just about the worst odor you can come by.  Somehow it just stays with you.  You can drive away from a home with a septic smell problem and the odor will remain with you for […]

Mississippi Bans Meat-Related Names for Vegetarian Product Labels

Source: miikkahoo, “Veggie Burger with Zucchini/Feta/Pea Patty,” wikimedia.org, June 13, 2018 A new law in Mississippi (SB 2922) bans the use of certain descriptive words traditionally associated with meat products on labels for vegetarian and vegan plant-based products. As of July 1, […]

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It's time for energy freedom in Alabama

Alabama is ranked 13th in the nation as having the greatest solar potential, yet only 0.26% of its energy comes from solar, leaving the state far behind others when it comes to total installed solar capacity. According to an annual report produced […]

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Climate Change Threatens 38% of World’s Primates

A ring-tailed lemur eats grass. This primate is endangered and lives in Madagascar. A June 17, 2019 study published in Nature Climate Change found that 38% of primates are threatened by climate change, including lemurs, langurs, and orangutans. The researchers found that these […]

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Zoos – Top 3 Pros and Cons

  Pro 1 Zoos educate the public about animals and conservation efforts. As of Apr. 2019, there are 236 accredited zoos in the United States. The zoos attract over 181 million visitors annually, which is more than the approximately 131 million yearly […]

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Permanent Daylight Saving Time Considered by States

Permanent daylight saving time means that when clocks are adjusted to “spring forward” by an hour from March to November, they would never “fall back,” thus creating more sunlight in the evening hours. A permanent daylight saving time (DST) bill, HB 1196, […]

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Strict Abortion Laws Passed in Several States

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs the Alabama abortion law on May 15, 2019Source: Kay Ivey, Twitter post, twitter.com, May 15, 2019 At least five states have passed strict abortion laws in 2019, partially in an effort to challenge Roe v. Wade, the […]

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