Pennsylvania Congressmen Lead Efforts to Fund Mine Reclamation Efforts

Pennsylvania congressmen are leading the charge to re-authorize federal funding to reclaim abandoned mining lands across the country. U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, and Glenn Thompson, R-Howard, introduced bipartisan legislation of March 10 to expand support for the Abandoned Mining Land Trust Fund. The bill would continue to levy a royalty on all coal produced…

Boutique hotel opens in abandoned Palestinian village of Lifta

Notwithstanding the fact that in 2017 the Israel Nature and Parks Authority (NPA) declared the abandoned Palestinian village of Lifta to be the Mei Neftoach nature reserve, a boutique hotel is set to open after Passover in a recently restored century-old building – one of some 75 stone buildings that dot the picturesque hill that…

Ahmedabad detained for murder of security guard at abandoned stationery

Three people have been arrested for allegedly murdering a 55-year-old man at an abandoned stationery in Bavla Taluka, rural Ahmedabad, in a failed loot attempt on January 26. Police said victim Prabhu Raval (55), a resident of Bavla in rural Ahmedabad, was found clubbed to death in the abandoned Ganpati paper factory in Rajoda village…

Indian farmers launch nationwide road blockade | Agricultural news

Tens of thousands of farmers are protesting against laws they say benefit big private buyers at their expense. Tens of thousands of protesting Indian farmers have blocked highways across the country as the United Nations called on authorities and protesters to exercise “maximum restraint.” Farmers staged a three-hour “chakka jam” or roadblock on Saturday around…

Why IBM abandoned its facial recognition program – Quartz

On June 8, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced the end of his company’s involvement in facial recognition in a letter to US senators. The company, he wrote, “strongly opposes and will not tolerate the use of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling , violations of fundamental…

As Soviet seeds destroy Armenian farms, reform promises growth

Through Nvard Hovhannisyan, Umberto Bacchi YREVAN / MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Gayane Azatyan has been growing vegetables for 20 years – a fairly successful business despite the bad seed that was planted by the Soviet system and ruined Armenia her entire working life. The 43-year-old makes a living growing broccoli, lettuce and other vegetables…

Abandoned farmland in Armenia will be handed over to farmers ready to work there

Abandoned lands everywhere Armenia will soon be rented out to their owners and given to farmers interested in developing their business and expanding their farms. This will positively affect both rural residents and the development of agro-industry in general. • Agriculture courses introduced in mainstream schools • The queen of the potato in Armenia –…