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Leftover Pills Are Fueling The Opioid Crisis, Experts Say

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Leftover pills are helping to fuel the opioid epidemic, experts say. According to the USA Today, many young adults suffering from opioid addiction began misusing the leftover prescription medications of their friends or family. Drug addiction has several negative long term effects. Drugs not only create health problems, but they also contribute to the break […]

New Initiative To Bring High-Growth Companies To Birmingham

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A new initiative is aiming to bring more companies to Birmingham, AL. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, a new initiative called Birmingham Bound aims to use the city’s strengths to recruit more high-growth companies. The initiative has already been backed by several key players in Alabama’s business scene. Britney Summerville, the director of community […]

6 Easy Tips To Help You Stay Green Day To Day

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Sometimes, changing small habits and recycling just doesn’t feel like enough to really reduce your environmental impact. However, many larger changes are expensive and the cost alone can be prohibitive. Luckily, there’s plenty of ways you can go green without breaking the bank, and it’s very likely you haven’t tried all of these options yet. […]

New Study Finds College Debt Isn’t Just Impacting Millennials

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Student loan debt is keeping millennials and baby boomers from reaching financial goals, a new study shows. According to the Guardian’s 6th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, seven in 10 working U.S. adults with college debt find their finances to be a major source of stress. In their study, Guardian Life Insurance analyzed college debt’s impact […]

Recovery From Hurricane Harvey Has Been Very Inconsistent

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For 12 years, the United States enjoyed a prolonged hurricane drought, with no major hurricane-strength storms making landfall. That was certainly good news in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey eventually broke that streak, causing widespread devastation across Texas. Hurricane Harvey caused over 100 deaths and $115 billion in estimated damage, on par with […]

Alabama And Virginia See Push For Autism Insurance Coverage

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A new law in Alabama goes into effect this year to cover therapy costs for children with autism who are on private insurance and Medicaid. Virginia lawmakers are making a similar push for wider insurance coverage for children with autism. The Alabama Autistic Insurance Law focuses on covering the cost of applied behavior analysis therapy, […]

Innovative Technologies Help Steelmakers Be More Efficient

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The steel industry has been benefiting from more than just the Trump administration’s steel tariffs in the last few months. According to Forbes, the steel industry has been growing more efficient in light of innovative technologies that have been reducing the environmental impact of the industry’s steel production. Reduced Dust Emissions Gas cleaning is a […]

New Studies Claim Organic Food Is Worse For The Climate

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According to a new study published on December 12, organic farming is worse for the environment than conventional food production due to the massive quantities of land required to sustain the practice. In a study published by Nature, Swedish researchers found that the organic farming of peas impacted the environment and climate by a 50% […]

Alabama Steel And Auto Industries Still Unsure About Steel Tariffs

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Industry leaders in Alabama are sharing anxiety as the Trump administration’s trade war with China continues to make a local impact. While Alabama steel producers appear to be doing well under the steel tariffs, farmers and automakers are worried their industries will be worse-off. “I will candidly say that I’m troubled by what I perceive […]

Facebook Data Center Will Receive Power from Alabama’s Largest Solar Installation

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The past few years have seen a drastic increase in construction projects around the country. In fact, in 2016 alone, the U.S. construction market was worth about $1,162 billion. And within the next few years, Alabama will become home to another expensive construction project: solar energy installations. TVA recently announced its plan to build Alabama’s […]