Monthly Archives: February 2021

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Power?
By admin February 23, 2021

Wind Power: What are the advantages and disadvantages? We were prompted to publish this blog following the Texas snowstorm/power grid failure. If you recall, Gov. Abbott of Texas falsely claimed that wind turbines were to blame for the power grid failure. Of course, this is totally untrue. Texas primarily relies on Fossil Fuels and approx.

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COVID-19 News: February 23, 2021
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COVID-19 news: The COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) pandemic continues to pose serious challenges to health systems, governments and the population at large.  Staying on top of the latest COVID-19 news and information is critical. With that in mind, we will continue to provide regular updates via this blog and our COVID-19 Response Team. Global Numbers: 111m

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Why did the Texas Grid Fail?
By admin February 22, 2021

Why did the Texas Grid fail? For the last week, millions of Lone Star residents were forced to deal with a major power grid failure following a severe winter storm. As the BBC notes, “millions of people in the state, which rarely experiences such low temperatures, have been struggling to cope with the lack of

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NASA Lands Perseverance Rover on Mars
By admin February 19, 2021

NASA successfully landed its Perseverance Rover on Mars. Per CNN: The NASA Perseverance rover safely landed on Mars after its 292.5 million-mile journey from Earth, the agency confirmed at 3:55 p.m. ET Thursday. The rover landed itself flawlessly, according to the mission’s team. “Percy,” as the spacecraft is affectionately called at mission control, sent back

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Why are Indian Farmers Protesting? What You Need to Know
By admin February 5, 2021

Why are Indian farmers protesting? For the last few months (since September, 2019), farmers all across India have engaged in mass protests. As the New York Times notes: “More than 60 percent of India’s 1.3 billion people still depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood, though the sector accounts for only about 15 percent of

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Covid Toll in U.S. Remains Enormous, but Cases Are Falling
By admin February 4, 2021

The daily COVID toll in the U.S. remains enormous but cases are falling.  Per the New York Times: “The past few weeks in the United States have been the deadliest of the coronavirus pandemic, and residents in a majority of counties remain at an extremely high risk of contracting the virus. At the same time, transmission seems

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AstraZeneca Vaccine is 75% Effective for 90 Days after Single Shot: Study
By admin February 3, 2021

A single dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is 76% effective for up to 90 days after vaccination, a new study out of the U.K. suggests. Article below via Daily News: University of Oxford researchers published a study Tuesday in Preprints with The Lancet, indicating that the first of the two prescribed doses affords a formidable

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Fifteen Sustainability Terms You Should Know
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Here are fifteen Sustainability terms you should know. via Architectural Digest: “The former U.S. poet laureate W.S. Merwin, who designed his own home in a palm tree sanctuary he planted himself on the island of Maui, once said, “Our hope is not a thing in the future; it’s a way of seeing the present.” That’s a

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COVID Vaccines to Ship to Retail Pharmacies Next Week
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COVID Vaccines: The U.S. will begin shipping doses of the Covid-19 vaccine directly to retail pharmacies next week, as the Biden administration expands how and where Americans can get inoculated. The initial shipment of 1 million doses will go to 6,500 stores starting Feb. 11, said Jeffrey Zients, the Biden administration’s Covid-19 coordinator.States were left

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Black History Month
By admin February 1, 2021

Black History Month: As one of the few African-American-owned consulting firms, we take special pride in marking the first day of Black History Month in the U.S. As part of our month-long celebration of Black History Month, The Bassiouni Group (TBG) and TBG Purpose and will be showcasing inspirational Black icons via our Instagram (@TBGPurpose)

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Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi Detained as Military Seizes Control
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As reported last night (via BBC): “Myanmar’s military has seized power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders. Troops are patrolling streets in major cities and communications are limited. The top army commander is now in charge and a one-year state of emergency has been declared, army TV announced.” For the

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