What happens if U.S. backs out of Paris Climate Change Agreement?

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration as the President of the United States in January, the world has found itself uncertain of what sorts of changes would be implemented in U.S. policy. Many policies that had been established by the administration of Barack Obama, or which had even been entrenched well before he took office, have already been abandoned or reversed by the current president. This leaves many world leaders uncertain as to where the United States stands on a variety of issues. The latest example of this is the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which the U.S. has opted out of. What […]

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What Does the Trump Presidency Mean for the Travel Industry?

After a long and contentious campaign, the United States Presidency leaves the world with a variety of questions that impact foreign policy, immigration, military considerations, the economy, and many other areas. The travel industry is certainly one area with a number of considerations to weigh. One of the reason President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign was so controversial was his stance on relations with many foreign countries. Whether it was his insistence that the United States would curb immigration from Mexico by building a wall between the neighboring countries, or declaring that Syrian refugees would not be welcome, or suggesting that U.S.-Russian […]

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What are Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs and What Can We Do About Them?

Antibiotics are almost 100 years old. For decades we have used these bacteria-battling drugs to control and kill infections that cause illness. But in the last few years, antibiotics have lost some of their power. Some types of bacteria are winning. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs now exist that cannot be beaten with antibiotic treatment. Why is this happening, and what can we do to prevent the problem becoming a public health disaster? What are Superbugs? So-called superbugs are in the news. There are many different strains of bacteria called superbugs that are resistant to any type of antibiotic treatment. Every year more […]

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10 Years after Katrina, New Orleans Becomes the City It Should Have Been

Television images of New Orleans in the aftermath of the famous hurricane, Katrina, will forever be burned into the minds of millions. When you think of New Orleans, it’s still hard not to see devastated homes, boats buzzing down flooded streets, and terrified citizens camped on roofs and hanging from helicopter rescue lines. People left the city by the tens of thousands, and damages are estimated at more than $100 billion. How does a city recover from that? The answer in this case: in a million amazing ways. As New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says, “The people of the city […]

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