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The core of the web's problems is its business model
At the core of most problems caused by the web is the business model used by the most popular networks. Apologies for the string of sentences, it was formatted for twitter.
The core of the web's problems is its business model

At the core of most problems caused by the web is the business model used by the most popular networks. Apologies for the string of sentences, it was formatted for twitter.

Aug 19, 2019
Notd now supports Newsletters!
Notd now makes publishing a newsletter simpler and less expensive than any other way
Notd now supports Newsletters!

Notd now makes publishing a newsletter simpler and less expensive than any other way

Aug 15, 2019
The Postd network for monetizing short form video. And other digital media.
Postd is a new kind of public network, like Notd, except it's not for subscriptions and you can also post videos. If you want to read this as a series of tweets, go to Postd's twitter page.
The Postd network for monetizing short form video. And other digital media.

Postd is a new kind of public network, like Notd, except it's not for subscriptions and you can also post videos. If you want to read this as a series of tweets, go to Postd's twitter page.

Jul 31, 2019

Earth Chatter

Covering all things Earth! Latest news and inspiring stories about our planet, the current climate crisis, and what actions are being taken to protect our home.
McDonald's: Green or Greenwashed?
McDonald’s serves 69 million people daily in 37,000 restaurants located in over 100 countries around the world. Due to their scale, environmental-protection efforts (and lack of effort) have significant influence in worldwide progress. How are they taking on this responsibility?
McDonald's: Green or Greenwashed?

McDonald’s serves 69 million people daily in 37,000 restaurants located in over 100 countries around the world. Due to their scale, environmental-protection efforts (and lack of effort) have significant influence in worldwide progress. How are they taking on this responsibility?

Oct 14, 2019
Trump Admin Reappoints Pendley as BLM Director
William Perry Pendley was recently re-appointed as acting director of the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Interior Secretary David Bernhardt used his power to extend Pendley’s appointment and once again side-step the requirement of a confirmation from Congress. Pendley was first made acting director in the summer of 2019, and his current appointment will last until January 3, 2020. Many environmentalist groups have raised concerns about this appointment due to Pendley’s history of anti-public land sentiment.
Trump Admin Reappoints Pendley as BLM Director

William Perry Pendley was recently re-appointed as acting director of the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Interior Secretary David Bernhardt used his power to extend Pendley’s appointment and once again side-step the requirement of a confirmation from Congress. Pendley was first made acting director in the summer of 2019, and his current appointment will last until January 3, 2020. Many environmentalist groups have raised concerns about this appointment due to Pendley’s history of anti-public land sentiment.

Oct 10, 2019
Crickets for Dinner: One Solution to Growing Food Insecurity
Black ant guacamole. Grasshopper tacos and cricket quesadillas. Silkworm cookies and mealworm brownies. The menu appeared to be out of a fictional story, but insect-chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs was quite serious as he described the unique and vivid flavors each insect would bring to the dishes we were preparing at UW-Madison’s “Swarm to Table: Cooking with Insects Workshop.”
Crickets for Dinner: One Solution to Growing Food Insecurity

Black ant guacamole. Grasshopper tacos and cricket quesadillas. Silkworm cookies and mealworm brownies. The menu appeared to be out of a fictional story, but insect-chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs was quite serious as he described the unique and vivid flavors each insect would bring to the dishes we were preparing at UW-Madison’s “Swarm to Table: Cooking with Insects Workshop.”

Oct 07, 2019

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Climate Matters

The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.
Weather Service winter forecast: A bit warmer, but chaotic
Expect big swings in weather this winter, government forecasters say. The National Weather Service says the large global forces that help drive broad patterns of winter weather are weak, which often makes for more dramatic changes in local weather every few weeks. It also makes it harder to forecast.
Weather Service winter forecast: A bit warmer, but chaotic

Expect big swings in weather this winter, government forecasters say. The National Weather Service says the large global forces that help drive broad patterns of winter weather are weak, which often makes for more dramatic changes in local weather every few weeks. It also makes it harder to forecast.

Oct 18, 2019
Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees
The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state's Fish and Game Commission. The petition comes amid rising concern about the future of the crazy-limbed trees with spikey leaves that have come to symbolize the Mojave Desert and draw throngs to Joshua Tree National Park.
Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state's Fish and Game Commission. The petition comes amid rising concern about the future of the crazy-limbed trees with spikey leaves that have come to symbolize the Mojave Desert and draw throngs to Joshua Tree National Park.

Oct 16, 2019
Tastes great, less land-filling ... beer in a paper bottle
Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers.
Tastes great, less land-filling ... beer in a paper bottle

Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers.

Oct 14, 2019

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US News from News Plexus

The latest US news stories from the Associated Press. Instead of navigating the AP website, we present the articles as an easy-to-read stream, whether on your computer, phone, or tablet.
New special session venue has some Alaska lawmakers wary
When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the Legislature's next special session to be held in Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for lawmakers struggling to finish their work after a drawn-out five months at the state capital. Others called it a means of intimidation or cited security and logistical concerns.
New special session venue has some Alaska lawmakers wary

When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the Legislature's next special session to be held in Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for lawmakers struggling to finish their work after a drawn-out five months at the state capital. Others called it a means of intimidation or cited security and logistical concerns.

Jun 27, 2019
A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote
While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as the costs and duties of Olympic hosting shift from cities to regions and multiple nations.
A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote

While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as the costs and duties of Olympic hosting shift from cities to regions and multiple nations.

Jun 24, 2019
'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020
A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020. Collins said in a statement Monday that she would go back to the years following the so-called "Dark Days," the failed rebellion in Panem.
'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020. Collins said in a statement Monday that she would go back to the years following the so-called "Dark Days," the failed rebellion in Panem.

Jun 20, 2019

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Diversity

Welcome to my diversity stream. This stream includes current topics about diversity such as: student opinions, current news, and my outlook on multicultural events.
The weight first-generation students must carry
The weight first-generation students must carry

First generation by definition, is the first person in a family to go to college. For students of immigrant parents who are first-generation students, there is so much more behind those two words.

Oct 15, 2019

New York State Government

Local coverage of what's going on in New York state government, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature — dominated by Democrats following the 2018 midterms — are pursuing a legislative agenda in open defiance of federal policy under President Donald Trump. (Includes links to state legislators and legislation, as well as relevant agencies, organizations, people, primary sources and public events.)
State enacts law enabling prosecution of pardoned presidential associates
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday closing a “double jeopardy” loophole and weakening presidential pardon powers.
State enacts law enabling prosecution of pardoned presidential associates

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday closing a “double jeopardy” loophole and weakening presidential pardon powers.

Oct 18, 2019
State Senate to hold statewide hearings on higher education costs, accessibility
The state Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a series of public hearings across the state to discuss the cost of public higher education, financial aid programs, state support, TAP/GAP, student borrowing and other challenges to affordability and accessibility.
State Senate to hold statewide hearings on higher education costs, accessibility

The state Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a series of public hearings across the state to discuss the cost of public higher education, financial aid programs, state support, TAP/GAP, student borrowing and other challenges to affordability and accessibility.

Oct 17, 2019
AG James and others intervene on behalf of EPA emissions authority
New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with a coalition of 30 states and local governments, filed a motion to intervene in an industry lawsuit in order to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to establish meaningful emission limits on greenhouse gases produced by power plants and other industrial sources.
AG James and others intervene on behalf of EPA emissions authority

New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with a coalition of 30 states and local governments, filed a motion to intervene in an industry lawsuit in order to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to establish meaningful emission limits on greenhouse gases produced by power plants and other industrial sources.

Oct 17, 2019

The Main Street Journal

The latest business news delivered in a convenient, AD-FREE, easy-to-read stream. Brought to you by News Plexus, a pioneer in sustainable news publishing.
Netflix heads into showdown with slowing subscriber growth
Netflix's subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co. The latest sign of the challenges the company is facing emerged Wednesday with the release of its third-quarter results. The numbers provided further evidence that Netflix's salad days may be over, particularly in the U.S., where most households that want its 12-year-old streaming service already have it.
Netflix heads into showdown with slowing subscriber growth

Netflix's subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co. The latest sign of the challenges the company is facing emerged Wednesday with the release of its third-quarter results. The numbers provided further evidence that Netflix's salad days may be over, particularly in the U.S., where most households that want its 12-year-old streaming service already have it.

Oct 18, 2019
J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. Ohio's attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world's biggest health products maker, violated state consumer protection laws by not fully disclosing the devices' risks.
J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. Ohio's attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world's biggest health products maker, violated state consumer protection laws by not fully disclosing the devices' risks.

Oct 18, 2019
Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes
Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash that blames its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes.
Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes

Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash that blames its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes.

Oct 18, 2019

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Through the Lens

For when a picture is worth a thousand words. This is the place to check out some of the best photos you haven't seen in print. Notd lets you share photos in high resolution, with stories, not just captions. Brought to you by News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.
Trapper plays with 'gator until it tires, pulls it from pool
A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.
Trapper plays with 'gator until it tires, pulls it from pool

A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.

Oct 18, 2019
Kim vows to fight US sanctions, visits sacred N. Korean peak
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to surmount U.S.-led sanctions he says have inflicted "many hardships and trials" on his country, state media reported Wednesday, days after his country's first nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in more than seven months fell apart.
Kim vows to fight US sanctions, visits sacred N. Korean peak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to surmount U.S.-led sanctions he says have inflicted "many hardships and trials" on his country, state media reported Wednesday, days after his country's first nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in more than seven months fell apart.

Oct 16, 2019
Giant pumpkin weighing 2,175 pounds sets California record
A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California.
Giant pumpkin weighing 2,175 pounds sets California record

A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California.

Oct 16, 2019

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Notd is a new kind of subscription media network that does not rely on ads. Anyone can publish a stream, and readers create their own customized publication by subscribing to individual streams. Streams can be professional news or personal information. There are community streams that let members post notes for each other, and no personal information is collected. Stream owners can charge for subscriptions, and get 80% or more of the revenue. You can read more about Notd at https://notd.io/about, but the best way may be to just check out some of the popular streams here.

Covering all things Earth! Latest news and inspiring stories about our planet, the current climate crisis, and what actions are being taken to protect our home.

The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

The latest US news stories from the Associated Press. Instead of navigating the AP website, we present the articles as an easy-to-read stream, whether on your computer, phone, or tablet.

Welcome to my diversity stream. This stream includes current topics about diversity such as: student opinions, current news, and my outlook on multicultural events.

Local coverage of what's going on in New York state government, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature — dominated by Democrats following the 2018 midterms — are pursuing a legislative agenda in open defiance of federal policy under President Donald Trump. (Includes links to state legislators and legislation, as well as relevant agencies, organizations, people, primary sources and public events.)

The latest business news delivered in a convenient, AD-FREE, easy-to-read stream. Brought to you by News Plexus, a pioneer in sustainable news publishing.

For when a picture is worth a thousand words. This is the place to check out some of the best photos you haven't seen in print. Notd lets you share photos in high resolution, with stories, not just captions. Brought to you by News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

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