opinion Brian O’Connell opinion contributor Published 8:00 AM EST Nov 24, 2018 If the ground is sinking almost an inch in Phoenix every year, that’s not a good thing. It’s a sign that the combination of urban growth and water intensive agriculture is finally taking its toll on underground aquifers. That’s the bad news. The good news is we can do something about it without shutting down every farm in the state or cutting metro Phoenix's population to what it was in the 1800s. Arizonans should learn some lessons from other dry environments, because the aquifers that Arizona relies upon are not the only ones in the world under stress. A 2015 study by NASA found that 37 of the world’s biggest aquifers were under severe stress. Don't do what Saudi Arabia did The classic example of what not to do was Saudi Arabia’s experiment in wheat farming. In the 1970s, the desert kingdom was the sixth-largest exporter of wheat in … [Read more...] about How can Arizona save water? By learning these 5 lessons
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Michelle Obama is not running for president, people close to her insist. And she’s not running for mayor of Chicago, or for Congress, or for the Board of Overseers at Harvard, where her older daughter Malia started last year. She’s made that clear, repeatedly and painstakingly, describing how she was dragged “kicking and screaming” into the political arena by a husband for whom deflecting speculation about her hypothetical political career has become a part-time job in its own right. “I think I have as much of a chance of dancing in the Bolshoi Ballet in 2020 as the likelihood of her running for office,” says David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s former chief strategist.Story Continued Below Oh, and in case that's not clear enough: "I’ll say it here directly: I have no intention of running for office, ever," she writes in her new memoir, "Becoming," released this Tuesday. And yet: During a month in which the former first lady has … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama Wants to Save Politics By Staying Out of Them
3 Comments By Paul Kiernan Paul Kiernan The Wall Street Journal BiographyPaul Kiernan @pkwsj [email protected] Aug. 18, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET On the eve of the last two recessions, American households were unprepared. Years of appreciating stock portfolios, rising home values and improving job prospects had convinced consumers that they didn’t need to save much of their income. So when unemployment rose and asset prices fell in the downturns that started in 2001 and in 2007, consumers drastically reined in spending and the economy contracted. Until a few weeks ago, some economists feared history was in the process of repeating itself. Official numbers suggested saving was again out of style as the current expansion enters its 10th year. Recent data has altered the picture. Households have been saving significantly more of their after-tax income for several years, according to revised data released last month by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Thrifty Consumers … [Read more...] about A Surprising Bulwark for the U.S. Economy: Personal Savings
BARDONIA, N.Y., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greater Hudson Bank, ("the Bank") (OTCQX:GHDS) is helping to transform a local landfill into a money-saving dynamo. The Bank has teamed up with OnForce Solar and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finance the construction and ongoing operation of a new solar array in the Town of Monroe, NY. The system is expected to be completed by October 2018. “The Bank is pleased to partner with OnForce Solar and the local USDA office to bring sustainable sources of energy to our community,” explained Anthony Pili, Senior Vice President and solar lending specialist at Greater Hudson Bank. “As a local financial resource committed to local businesses, non-profits, and municipalities, it is an honor to serve a forward-thinking project such as this that will provide green energy and savings for Monroe residents for years to come.” The new array, located at 813 Lakes Road, will be a 2-megawatt DC system that … [Read more...] about New Town of Monroe Solar Farm to Save Residents Millions
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Fact Check of the Day The president, in a speech in Illinois, escalated his misguided notion that a trade deficit means “lost” wealth into a claim an expert says “defies the most basic of economics.” ByLinda Qiu July 26, 2018 what was said “We lost $817 billion a year, over the last number of years in trade. In other words, if we didn’t trade, we’d save a hell of a lot of money.” — President Trump, speaking in Granite City, Ill., on Thursday the facts This is misleading. Mr. Trump is exaggerating the United States’ trade deficit with the rest of the world, and grossly mischaracterizing what a trade deficit represents. Over all, the United States ran a trade deficit in goods of $807 billion in 2017 and a trade surplus in services of … [Read more...] about Trump Claims the U.S. Would Save Money Without Trade. That’s Not What a Trade Deficit Represents.