World Today

August 8, 2020

Tackling food insecurity through gleaning

  As the U.S. copes with the coronavirus pandemic, many food crops have gone to waste amid a drop in demand from restaurants. At the same time, with record unemployment, food insecurity has soared. An ancient practice called “gleaning” is seen as a solution for […]

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August 8, 2020

Garment workers in Los Angeles make PPE in unsafe conditions

    In its struggle toward containing the pandemic, the United States has seen a growing demand for personal protective equipment for local governments and businesses across the country.  As the largest apparel manufacturing hub in the U.S., the Fashion District neighborhood in Los Angeles […]

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August 2, 2020

Global electronic waste problem getting worse

  Technology has provided us with all sorts of cutting-edge products to enhance our lives. But one of the downsides — it’s contributed to a lot of electronic waste — most of which is not recycled. Some experts say global levels are unsustainable — and may be […]

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August 2, 2020

U.S. immigration agency offers controversial six-week course

  Immigration groups in Chicago ​are calling on a U.S. government agency to cancel a course open to select citizens — offering ‘day-in-the-life’-type training on what it’s like to be an immigration enforcement officer.   They fear the program will encourage dangerous vigilante activism. 

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August 1, 2020

Bottled water sales drop sharply amid the pandemic

  The coronavirus pandemic is dragging down global sales of bottled water.  This week, Danone and Nestle, giants of the industry who own popular brands like Evian and Perrier…both reported sharp drops in sales for the second quarter. Learn more.

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August 1, 2020

A Colorado young adult shared his COVID-19 experience

  One group accounting for more and more coronavirus infections in the U.S. is young people.  Those in their 20s and 30s now make up half or more of newly reported cases in states like Arizona, Texas and Florida.  The recent push to reopen may be behind the trend.  One COVID-19 […]

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August 1, 2020

The U.S. state of Vermont banned food waste from trash

  The state of Vermont has long been a leader in environmental issues.  Now it has just doubled down on its bid to get Vermonters to rethink their relationship with food and waste.  As of July 1st it became the first state in the nation […]

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Mexico's President plans to raffle off presidential jet
July 29, 2020

Mexico’s President plans to raffle off presidential jet

How would you like to get your hands on a Presidential Plane? Mexico’s president inherited a lavish one, valued at $120 million that he didn’t want. Since it unable to sell it on the open market, he’s planning to hold a raffle. And the proceeds will go toward healthcare.

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July 26, 2020

Portland protest shows no signs of slowing down

  In the U.S. city or Portland, Oregon, nightly protests continue, now for more than two months. The Trump administration has sent in federal law enforcement to try and calm the situation. Will the protests slow down? Learn more.    

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July 25, 2020

California to push the sale of electric trucks

  In another first-in-the-nation move to tackle air pollution and climate change, California will require automakers to sell more electric trucks starting in 2024.  The Advanced Clean Truck regulation, approved last month by the California Air Resources Board, will gradually increase the market share for electric trucks until 2045, […]

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July 24, 2020

No bodies found in recent Tulsa grave excavation

  The first attempt to unearth victims of a century-old race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has come up empty. As many as 300 people are believed to have died at the hands of a white mob back in 1921. The event was covered up for […]

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July 24, 2020

More ‘young invincibles’ infected with COVID-19 in California

California now has the highest confirmed coronavirus infections of any state, surpassing New York. For several days, the state of California has been recording a steady increase in the number of daily deaths and hospitalizations. Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly criticized what he calls “young […]

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July 24, 2020

CGTN’s exclusive interview with George Floyd’s aunt

  Saturday will mark two months since George Floyd’s death in police custody. Angela Harrelson is Floyd’s aunt, who was close with Floyd during his time in Minneapolis. In an exclusive interview, she says she feels a sense of guilt over what happened…that she couldn’t […]

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July 24, 2020

Can paper bottles help fight plastic pollution?

Industries around the world have produced billions of metric tonnes of plastic. More than 90 percent of it does not get recycled. Paper creates other problems too, accounting for 25 percent of landfill waste. That’s why a California company has found a way to take […]

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July 19, 2020

Gun crime spikes in the U.S. as police reforms began

There’s been another wave of gun violence this summer in the U.S.. It’s so bad in one city that President Donald Trump recently compared it to a war zone. Huge spikes in shootings are being recorded in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Learn more.

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July 19, 2020

Can summer camps survive the COVID-19 pandemic in America?

Summer sleepaway camp is a rite of passage for many American children.  Getting into the outdoors and away from their families to develop more independence and bond with peers is a cherished experience for many.  But this summer many sleepaway camps have closed amid the pandemic, causing an uncertain future for some camps […]

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July 19, 2020

How to find help to fight poverty in America

Home to startup entrepreneurs, wealthy venture capitalists and tech tycoons, Northern California is often thought of one of the wealthiest places in America. But long before the pandemic struck, a growing segment of the population there was struggling to make ends meet. Take a look […]

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July 17, 2020

U.S. police reform: Alternative approach to handle emergency calls

The recent racial justice protests ​in the U.S. have included calls for, if not  fully defunding police departments, at least diverting some of their resources to social services.  One concept involves sending alternative types of emergency responders to ​answer some 911 calls for ​help.  One city in the U.S. state of Oregon has been doing […]

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