The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 14th, 2020 day edition

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The researchers found that there were nearly 400 fewer hospital admissions or emergency room visits for asthma attacks in Louisville in the year following the closure and the addition of pollution controls.

The study also included data from a fourth coal-fired plant that added scrubbers in Madison, Indiana, in 2013, also separately owned.

Rockport is about 75 miles from Louisville, and Madison is about 55 miles away.

Casey said that there have been numerous studies showing that people who live near coal-fired power plants have more asthma symptoms and other maladies.

Indiana was still reliant on coal for 70 percent of its electricity in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

Louisville also has its own air pollution control district, and it's seen local power plant pollution drop sharply.

"It will be incredibly gratifying to see those emission reductions translate into improved health outcomes in our community. »

Ticketmaster Quietly Changes Its Refund Policy (TL;DR: You’re Screwed)

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Ticketmaster is facing ample fan scrutiny and criticism after quietly changing its refund policy to exclusively cover canceled events, instead of those that have been postponed or rescheduled.

In responding to this unprecedented cluster of repayment requests, Ticketmaster has quietly changed its refund policy to cover only canceled events — not the many functions that promoters have indefinitely “postponed” or rescheduled to a date/time that some ticketholders cannot make.

Previously, Ticketmaster’s refund policy stated: “Refunds are available if your event is postponed, rescheduled, or canceled.”. »

'Everyone wants them': Rapid COVID-19 test kits made in Canada approved for use

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"All I can say is we will get everything that this supplier will be able to provide in the coming months," she said.

Based in Ottawa, Spartan Bioscience is working with the federal government to develop a rapid testing method for COVID-19.

With assistance from federal funding announced last month, Spartan adapted its portable DNA test kits to a similar hand-held, cube-shaped device for COVID-19. »

Jimmy Carter files report on UFO sighting

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During the presidential campaign of 1976, Democratic challenger Carter was forthcoming about his belief that he had seen a UFO.

He later told a reporter that, after the experience, he vowed never again to ridicule anyone who claimed to have seen a UFO.

After winning the presidency, though, Carter backed away from this pledge, saying that the release of some information might have “defense implications” and pose a threat to national security. »