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These days there is a big push to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions. India just signed the Paris Agreement to promote this drive. But many people are overlooking that the poorer countries of the world are still breathing polluted air. It is up to the governments who signed this agreement to ensure that these developing countries do not continue to pollute their air, damaging all the efforts this Agreement is trying to accomplish.

Key Takeaways:

  • If worthiness is measured by being able to live in a world where the air one breathes does not spread disease and blacken one’s lungs, then we are far from it.
  • A World Health Organization report last week said that 92 percent of people worldwide breathe unhealthy air.
  • The air-pollution crisis is most dire, however, in China’s industrial heartland, and in South Asia’s Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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How the world’s poorer countries breathe worse air, in charts and maps – Washington Post

These days there is a big push to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions. India just signed the Paris Agreement to promote this drive. But many people are overlooking that the poorer countries of the world are still breathing polluted air. It is up to the governments who signed this agreement to ensure that these … Read More

Google Maps app adds “Ok Google” voice command activation for hands free directions – Search Engine Land

Are you into GPS Directional apps? This new article might spark your interest. Recently, Google Maps has rolled out a app feature called “Ok Google.” This new feature will compile data from the Google Maps and give you even clearer navigation options. With these new voice commands, google maps have never been better. Key Takeaways: … Read More

Maps to help drivers find parking spaces – BBC News

Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars fitted with on-board sensors are to share information in real time about on-street parking spaces and roadworks via a digital map service. They will also gather data on traffic conditions, hazards and road signs. The service by mapping firm Here, owned by a group of German car makers, will … Read More

The 7 Spookiest Cities in the U.S. [SLIDESHOW]

Looking for a spooky adventure now that fall is in the air? Look no further. Whether you are on the hunt for witches, vampires, ghosts, or mythical villians, this list of the top 7 spookiest cities in the United States is guaranteed to creep you out and keep you coming back for more. Key Takeaways: … Read More

Surprising facts about Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be small in size, but there are many things about it that make it unique that you probably didn’t know about. It is home to many historically relevant events, such as being the birthplace of the man who painted George Washington’s face on the first one-dollar bill. It is also a center … Read More

Google Maps Adds Ride Hailing Price Comparator Feature – Gas 2.0

The world is hustling, and bustling around you. The sound of engines cranking over and over leads you to the smell of the exhaust generated by this action. So much to do on a busy day. Time is running thin. You need a ride. Uber seems to be the best choice over a cab, but … Read More

Get to know the all-new, much-improved Maps app in iOS 10 – Macworld

Apple iOS 10 maps are dynamic and new. With features that help find gas, or food and turn by turn directions maps is sure to be a useful new feature we will all come to love and rely on. With the watch integration you can get a “tap” when its time for your next turn … Read More

Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change – NPR

Flooding across the United States is changing in magnitude due to suspected climate change. The drains are not updated enough to take on the type of heavy rainfall that has been occurring and climate scientists think that the rainfall will just get worse. FEMA only updates their flood maps every five years but climate change … Read More

6 easy ways to help your kids be more engaged travelers

You can help your kids feel more excited about traveling with the following tips: 1) let them choose where to go 2) have them help navigate with local maps 3) teach them a few basics of the destination’s language 4) encourage them to ask questions about different cultures 5) let them take photos and turn … Read More

Google Maps is the ‘Swiss army knife’ of the company’s smart assistant future – Business Insider

As we move into the next age of the internet Google wants to insert an AI “smart” assistant in your life that can answer life’s many questions and offer advice as far as what new Thai place is in town. The first step of this plan will be implemented through Google Maps. Google Maps has … Read More