The Daily Populous

Sunday November 3rd, 2019 evening edition

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It was with this in mind that a new form of concrete was recently developed, that is far more resistant to cracking than regular types.

Developed by scientists from the Military Studies Center at Russia's Far Eastern Federal University, the concrete doesn't simply use pure cement as a binder.

Instead, approximately 40 percent of the cement is replaced with a binder made up of rice husk cinder, limestone crushing waste, and silica sand.

This substitution gives slabs of the concrete a somewhat rubber-like quality, allowing them to contract and spring back when subjected to impacts, instead of cracking.

In fact, the material is reportedly six to nine times more crack-resistant than regular concrete.

Additionally, it self-seals upon being poured, meaning that it could be well-suited to the construction of underground structures such as bunkers.

And as an added bonus, because the new concrete replaces cement with plentiful waste products, it should also be cheaper to use. »

Coca-Cola Named The World’s Most Polluting Brand … Again.

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This marks Coca-Cola’s second consecutive year as the world’s most polluting brand.

“This report provides more evidence that corporations urgently need to do more to address the plastic pollution crisis they’ve created.

“And (they) will do nothing to prevent these brands from being named the top polluters again in the future.”. »

Trump vows 'no more' federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn

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The President tweeted: “The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has done a terrible job of forest management.

“Every year, as the fire’s rage & California burns, it is the same thing-and then he comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help.

In September the EPA warned California over water and air pollution – and threatened to withdraw California’s federal road funding unless changes were made. »