Environment

Global Overview of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a practice where clocks are set forward by one hour during the warmer months to extend evening daylight. This method, applied by various countries around the world, has a historical background aimed at energy conservation. While it brings about certain benefits such as longer afternoons, the practice is not without …

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Unveiling DST: A Benjamin Franklin Myth?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a practice many of us are familiar with, yet its origins and impact remain a topic of interesting discussion and debate. Often mistakenly credited to Benjamin Franklin, the real history of DST is both complex and surprising, stretching from satirical essays to global wartime measures. As we explore the roots …

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Unraveling the Truth: Is Mount Everest the Sun’s Closest Point on Earth?

Earth, the awe-inspiring third rock from the sun, with its soaring mountains and deep valleys, has intrigued us since time immemorial. One of the most celebrated apexes of our globe, Mount Everest, has especially fascinated us not merely for its impressive height but also for the popular belief that it is the closest point on …

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Electric Cars Versus Environment: Comprehensive Analysis

As we innovate and explore sustainable alternatives to combat climate change, one solution increasingly championed is the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). It is widely acknowledged that EVs, during their operation, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions. However, popular belief may not encompass the whole truth when it comes …

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Did United States President Donald Trump Threaten to Withhold Disaster Funding from California?

Sizable wildfires burning up and down California in late 2018 left dozens of people dead, destroyed an entire Northern California town, Paradise, and the heat and speed of least two enormously destructive fires — the Woolsey Fire in the south of the state and the Camp Fire in the north — overwhelmed safety measures and firefighters: …

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