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Let's not forget to keep our planet clean, avoiding overusing resources and pollution. It is the responsibility of all and everyone to act properly in a green way, otherwise maybe one day what will be left of humanity could be no more than what is seen on Lost! So let's all be good citizens and clean our mess behind us. A very dark scenario is appearing on the horizon if we do not do something about it, as a number of negative factors are combining to create a possible catastroph. Namely pollution, overpopulation, global warming, climate change with more storms and droughts, species extinction, food shortage and famines, mass migrations and wars. It is not too late to improve our ways so we give a better life to future generations.

Since the beginning of his election campaign, President Donald Trump has pledged to roll back environmental regulations, encourage the use of coal and withdraw from the Paris climate agreement - and he is about to all these things. But critics say the new restrictions on scientific research and efforts to reverse air, water and worker safety standards could have long-term, widespread effects that would increase hard-won gains in public and environmental health. The EPA has also sought to delay by almost two years new standards to protect workers and emergency responders in chemical plants, as part of an Obama era rule in response to a 2013 fire in a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people. Waste management is part of the equation and we take the example from leading companies in garbage collections such as Tampa Dumpster Rental Solution.

Ecological footprint has become one of the key indicators of sustainable development. Exceeding the natural ability of the territory to provide renewable resources and overshooting is not sustainable in the long run, as it leads to consumption of the earth's natural capital, which reduces its ability to support the development of future generations. The United States is the second most spoiled by nature after Brazil. We thus benefit from 12% of the total biological capacity of the planet for 6% of the land area.

However, the management and treatment of household waste does not only reside in the application of laws, the purpose of which is to control environmental problems, particularly related to waste, but also resides in a change in social behavior. To achieve this and gain popular buy-in, you have to communicate. Raising awareness, informing and educating are schematically the major virtuous phases of a corresponding communication campaign.

In addition, the environment becomes a value that must be passed on to young people through education. But is environmental education much more effective if we focus on children? Or, on the contrary, does it go rather through the education of those who can act now, namely adults? Or should we not choose and educate each other?

This being the case, information and training for local elected officials as well as users and young people therefore become essential tools for optimizing the disposal of household waste, including with the hire of a dumpster rental service. Of course, communication takes place through written media, but it is only effective if it is relayed in the field; above all, it must be close communication. This is why, in order for the proximity effect to prevail, we have to favor field surveys with two actors: local elected representatives, the latter as decision-makers and first managers obviously train the actors; and the population: producer of household waste. On the other hand, we should carry out educational projects with schoolchildren through various activities. But what interest does the development of an education relate to the environment?

Long-term damage

In a recent setback the administration announced the cancellation of security measures that regulate offshore drilling operations, adopted after the oil spill caused by the explosion of a BP platform in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. The US president signed two decrees to facilitate the construction of pipelines in the country and limit the actions of states to oppose it. The administration is also trying to change the vocabulary, time scales or methodology of some federal reports on air pollution or temperature changes, much to the chagrin of the scientific community.

But states, cities, universities and the private sector are not sitting idly by. The US Climate Alliance, a coalition of US states created the day of the exit of the United States from the Paris Agreement, has set itself to fulfill the objectives of the agreement. More than 400 mayors of American cities, united in the US Climate Mayors, multiply local policies in this direction. These are real measures and policies taken in areas where about half of the American population lives.

According to the provisions of the text the United States can not formally leave the Paris agreement before November 4, 2020. Four years after its entry into force and the day after the next American presidential election. There will be long-term damage to the environment in the USA, even if they change the president and he or she wants to re-engage on climate issues. How much Long Beach dirt to we need to gather on our beautiful shores before these people realize all the damage they are making to our beautiful nation, this remains to be seen! This is where the benefits of a few people are taking over the health of our entire planet, what a sad epoch we are living in.

The real estate sector is historically one of the pillars of the American economy, and this obviously contributes to pollution as well. The US real estate crisis has hit the bottom of the hole, but the recovery is still very slow depending on which state we are talking about. For example California has recovered quite well and prices are very high already. On the other hand Illinois is still lagging and you can find very affordable bargains in Chicago. If you are interested in digging into this a bit deeper, choose your real estate broker carefully as this can make or break a good deal. Check reviews, for instance regarding Chicago read some of the Kale Realty reviews to gauge if you want to use this company which is highly recommended by users.

Activity remained buoyant in 2019, but U.S. growth is slowing. The U.S. economy has entered its eleventh year of expansion since the recovery that began in 2009, removing the debris of the financial crisis of 2008. However activity is showing signs of slowing in the second quarter of 2019 after sustained growth in preceding years. Domestic demand remains well oriented thanks to the favorable situation of the labor market, which supports household consumption, and under the impetus of the tax cuts of the tax reform adopted at the end of 2017. The budgetary stimulus decided by Congress in March 2018 also helped support growth. However the profile of growth in the second quarter shows the negative effects of trade tensions, including a drop in investment. The effect of expansionary fiscal policy is waning and unemployment appears to have bottomed out. Other factors could cause a slowdown in activity: runaway wages, impact of trade measures or even financial risks.

The United States has a situation of full employment. The unemployment rate stood at 3.7% in August 2019, close to its lowest level in 1969, and job creation remains robust. The dynamism of the labor market favors the return to employment of people previously on the margins of the active population. This favorable context contributed to the rise in wages, while inflationary pressures remain moderate. The effect of fiscal policy on growth is waning, despite the adoption by Congress of a bipartisan budget agreement. The fallout from trade tensions is helping to dampen growth. The increases in customs duties decided by China and the United States in the context of their trade disputes affect activity through several channels. Higher imports are driving US companies to pay higher input costs and penalize consumption and investment, while rising Chinese tariffs are hampering exports. In addition to these direct effects, there is a confidence shock linked to the uncertainty generated by trade tensions, which negatively affects financial conditions and investment. In total, analysts estimate that trade tensions affect growth by 0,5 point of GDP and are at the origin of an additional inflation estimated at 0.3 point in 2019.

The Fed lowered interest rates three times in 2019 to support activity in the face of the deteriorating economic environment. Faced with signs of a slowdown in a degraded international environment (slowdown in China and the euro zone, Brexit, escalating trade tensions, geopolitical uncertainties), the central bank decided to lower interest rates in July, September and October, bringing the rate range to [1.5% -1.75%]. It is now making a sustained and persistent acceleration in inflation a prerequisite for any further rate hikes.

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