Friday, August 29, 2014
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
We love convenience. So what's not to love about coffee pods, that make sort of good cup of coffee with no muss and no fuss? They have taken over Europe and sadly, these alien specimens have crossed the Atlantic and are invading North America.
The problem with them is the waste that mostly goes straight to landfill. Yes, coffee pods are made of recyclable materials (the plastic shell, the paper filter and the aluminum) but recycling plants don’t hire staff to pull these materials apart and put them in the appropriate bins. And while EcoCups use No.6 plastic, other companies like Green Mountain use No. 7, which can’t be recycled in most places. No.7 plastics may also release unwanted toxic chemicals when incinerated.
The East Bay express estimated that they could produce about 966 million pounds of waste per year. If that’s not enough of a visual for you, Mother Jones reported that the amount of coffee cups produced by Green Mountain (8.3 billion) in 2013 was enough to go around the earth 10.5 times – and that’s just one company.
Monday, August 11, 2014
County to Conduct Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes Monday Evening
The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying Monday evening, August 11, beginning at sundown, weather permitting. This is in response to increased mosquito populations from recent precipitation throughout the county. Should unstable weather conditions prevent spraying Monday, it will take place on the next available night conditions allow.
The coverage area of approximately 270,000 acres will target populated areas west of Military Trail. The aircraft used is a Huey helicopter.
Aerial spraying is necessary to control the mosquito population that has increased during the recent heavy rains. To further help control mosquitoes, residents are asked to drain or minimize standing water on their properties.
If you are going to be outdoors after dark, use an insect repellent containing DEET and wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. The Aerial Spray Hotline is 561-642-8775.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
"The piece of West Palm Beach land being eyed by major league baseball for a spring training stadium has some additional suitors, it was revealed Wednesday.
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said during her weekly media briefing three other groups have approached the city to pitch projects for the property. The piece of land is approximately 160 acres located between Haverhill Road and Military Trail, south of 45th street.
“We are going to be weighing what will be best for the city in that area,” Mayor Muoio said Wednesday.
It became public yesterday that the County isn't willing to do a land trade with the city to make the baseball deal happen." Boo