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E-Waste Nightmare: Cell Phones Getting Greener But Not There Yet (EARTHTALK)

TweetDear EarthTalk: What can we do to solve the e-waste problem caused by so many of us tossing our cell phones out and getting new ones every two years? —Sandy Bartram, Beverly Hills, CA As more and more of the world develops—and smartphones become ubiquitous—electronic waste (AKA “e-waste”) is a bigger problem than ever. Around the world, people generate some 50 million tons of e-waste every year, much of which ends up improperly disposed of in landfills where toxins common in electronics like lead, mercury and cadmium can leach outRead More


Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for 6/23

TweetLook for these new CDs to hit store shelves on Friday, June 23, 2017: 311 Mosaic Algiers The Underside Of Power Banditos Visionland DJ Khaled Grateful Dying Fetus Wrong One To Fuck With Imagine Dragons Evolve Jeff Tweedy Together At Last King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe Laurel Halo Dust The American Professionals Sympathetic Overdrive The White Noise AM/PM Source: Metacritic.com


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: New York senator Charles Schumer has a relative who is also a boldfaced name. Who is it? Who was the screenwriter behind Crossroads, the movie starring Britney Spears, Taryn Manning, and Zoe Saldana that the website Rotten Tomatoes calls a “cliched and silly pop star vanity project”? There’s a brand of scooter whose name comes from the Italian word for “wasp.” WhatRead More


Movie Monday: Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 6/23

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, June 23, 2017: “Transformers: The Last Knight” Rated PG-13. 148 minutes. Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. -Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Hopkins; Director: Michael Bay. “The Big Sick” Rated R. 119 minutes. Comedy, Romance. -Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano; Director: Michael Showalter. “The Beguiled” Rated R. 94 minutes. Drama, Western. -Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell; Director: Sofia Coppola. “The Bad Batch” Rated R. 118 minutes. Romance, Sci-Fi. -Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa,Read More


PHOTOS: 26th Annual Canton Liberty Fest @ Heritage Park

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Heritage Park for the 2017 Canton Liberty Fest. Join us for three action-packed fun-filled days, Thursday, June 15 through Saturday June 17, that the whole family will enjoy in beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building and the Canton Public Library, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway. There is plenty to do throughout Heritage Park during this three-day festival. Whether you want to take a spin on the carnival rides, watch a performance at our twoRead More


EARTHTALK — Climate Friendly Farms: Agriculture Adapts to Global Warming

TweetDear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change? —Michael Harris, Lorton, VA Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming. The non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental advocacy group, reports that warming-related drought and flooding is already behind tens of billions of dollars in American agricultural losses annually. Given this growing threat, more and more farmers are looking to incorporate tools and techniques—let alone switch up what crops they grow—to be prepared for the big environmentalRead More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” trivia calendar. This week’s questions: The Houston Astros were one of the first professional sports teams to start doing what? Who is the band Fleetwood Mac named for? There’s one actor who has voiced a role in every Pixar movie, from Toy Story to Cars to Inside Out. Who is he? When Ben & Jerry’s began, its founders originally planned on making another food product beforeRead More


Movie Monday: Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 6/16

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, June 16, 2017: “Cars 3” Rated G. 109 minutes. Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport. -Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion; Director: Brian Fee. “Rough Night” Rated R. 101 minutes. Comedy. -Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Demi Moore; Director: Lucia Aniello. “All Eyez on Me” Rated R. 140 minutes. Biography, Drama, Music. -Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh; Director: Benny Boom. “47 Meters Down” Rated PG-13. 89 minutes. Horror, Thriller. -Mandy Moore, ClaireRead More


EARTHTALK: A Greener Catholic Church?

TweetDear EarthTalk: I heard that the Pope urged President Trump to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate accord. Since when has the Catholic church been involved in environmental politics? —Janine Morse, Rome, NY Concern for the health and well-being of the planet has always been part of the biblical tradition. “Sacred Scripture calls believers to care for God’s creation and all of God’s children,” reports the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), an assembly of church leaders from across the country. “God calls us as His stewards to careRead More


What You Need To Make In Every State To Send Your Kid To College

TweetLOS ANGELES  — With the cost of tuition on the rise, more people are taking out student loans to pay for their college. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans owe $1.34 trillion in student loan debt. But there is another way to finance higher education and that is to pay for it outright. Personal finance news and features website GOBankingRates recently conducted a study to uncover how much money parents in each state would need to make annually to live comfortably and pay for their child’s tuition at aRead More