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Kabir, who witnessed the bus burn, wrote that Smith told her, “I am a mom of two kids. It’s my job to save them.” After Smith safely delivered the children from the bus, their parents came to pick them up from the scene, says Brady. In a video taken by a Branchville Volunteer firefighter’s dashboard camera, you can see smoke and flames engulfing the school bus. While police are still investigating the cause of the fire, parents can rest assured their children are safe in the hands of Reneita Smith.
Things like transportation networks aren’t like other forms of capital. They’re not like factories, or machine tools or office buildings, because they have elements of what economists consider a public good. This is something that the private sector, left to its own devices, can’t or won’t provide enough of. And indeed, if you look around the world, although there are certainly private toll roads, the government is a big player in road- and bridge-building almost everywhere. There’s almost certainly a reason for that.
Yu Jun’s picture is a multiple exposure, capturing the Sun during the stages of a total solar eclipse as seen from Luwuk, Indonesia.
“This is an eclipse as you have never quite seen it before,” said one of the competition’s judges, Dr Marek Kukula.
This study extends an earlier one entitled “Has the Expansion of American Cities Slowed Down?” which created a new framework for consistently measuring the historic area of cities’ developed footprint, and showed that while the expansion of certain expensive U.S. cities is slower than it used to be, others are expanding with gusto. In contrast, the current study examines cities’ housing production within the developed footprint. It documents that housing production is proportional to outward expansion, and helps explain the fact with two observations: first, that new home construction is skewed towards low density areas and, second, that in recent decades densification has grown much less common, particularly in those cities whose expansion has slowed down the most.
Partially as a result of this, the average capacity factor (the ratio of the actual generation compared to the facility’s potential) of utility-scale solar is going up. While the overall mean capacity factor for the projects the DOE looked at was 25.7 percent, it had gone up to nearly 27 percent in more recent projects. This increase is coming despite the fact that more plants are being built outside of the Southwest, and thus in locations where the solar resources aren’t as great. (One project had a capacity factor of over 35 percent.)
“SD-809 could be a viable treatment option for many of these patients,” Mike Derkacz, Teva’s head of global central nervous system products, said in response to e-mailed questions. Derkacz didn’t specify details on pricing or sales estimates. Analysts predict about $1 billion in annual sales by 2022, roughly three times more than Lundbeck’s best year in Xenazine revenue.
Robert Bezeau is the creator of Plastic Bottle Village—a community in Panama that reuses plastic bottles to build houses, roads, and more. Over the years, he’s accrued more than a million bottles, and construction is well underway. This documentary by MEL films goes inside the Plastic Bottle Village and introduces us to Bezeau and the young couple about to move into one of his plastic bottle homes. To see more films from MEL, visit their website and Vimeo page.
Much of this was due to market confusion. These farmers are marketed dozens of fertilizers and seed varieties but given very little information about them, so they often ended up making purchasing decisions just like we do when paralyzed with indecision upon facing too many delicious varieties of Doritos in the supermarket aisle: they bought based on price and advertising schemes rather than which one is best (nacho cheese, obviously [ed. note—Taco, actually]).
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