The Duties of the Coast Guard

The armed forces of the United States protect the country as well as the people who live there. While we have troops that defend the skies and land, there are special men and women who keep the water edge safe. Here are a few of the duties of the Coast Guard.

Patrolling Waters

The primary task of this division is to secure the border by patrolling the edge of international waters.… [Read more]

Prisoners and Pandemics: Tips for Nurses Working Behind Bars

If anything good can be said to have come of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is that, at last, our first responders, doctors, and, especially, our nurses are finally being recognized as the true superheroes of the world. But there’s one population of nurses that is too frequently overlooked, and that’s the prison nurse.

Compassion and steely strength are a part of a nurse’s job description.… [Read more]

Supply Shortages in the Age of Coronavirus Means Less Precursor Chemicals for Making Meth, and Higher Prices

The spread of the coronavirus has affected day-to-day life in countless ways. Shortages of common household items and stay-at-home orders are two trends that come to mind.

In the world of the illicit drug trade, COVID-19 has had an impact, too.

The normally seamless linking of global supply chains have unraveled in recent weeks. The result: The chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine and fentanyl are harder to acquire.… [Read more]

How Local Governments Can Promote Public Transit and Reduce the Number of Cars on the Road

Many environmentalists believe that reducing traffic on the public roads would help cut down on the amount of air pollution causing problems to nature and human health. Fewer cars on the road would also lessen the amount of time commuters spend driving to and from work and other destinations and possibly reduce the number of traffic accidents.… [Read more]

Business Responsibilities for Employee Protection in a Modern World

Every day, millions of Americans go to work, fully expecting that they will return home safe and sound. So as an employer counting on them to fulfill your business demands, you owe it to your employees to provide a safe and fair environment. This is more important than ever during a global pandemic.

However, it is more than just cleaning up spills.… [Read more]

The Opioid Crisis: Alternatives and Solutions

The opioid crisis in the United States of America is showing no signs of slowing down and it is imperative that further steps be taken to stymie its progress through communities across the US. The biggest problem with the opioid crisis is that there is no one single clear solution to the issue as there are many factors that contribute to the crisis.… [Read more]

5 Reasons Why a Degree Is So Important in Today’s World

It’s undeniable: education has a massive influence on a person’s ability to move through the world. It dictates the jobs that people go on to have. The higher the level of education, the more important these jobs generally become. It’s no surprise, then, that more and more people are choosing to go to college. 

Of course, a degree is far from easy to attain.… [Read more]

Your Online Lifestyle Is Not Complete Without Incorporating These Three Key Aspects

With much of the country on an extended coronavirus-related ‘lockdown’, more time than ever is being spent online. Inaction by the Trump administration and a campaign of false information has resulted in a need to sift through information on the internet, particularly as physical locations from which to gather information have been closed to the public.… [Read more]

The Quest Toward Sustainability Despite China’s Recycling Policy Change

With the influx of recent headlines featuring China, considered to be ground zero of coronavirus, it’s easy to forget that the county’s recycling policies are effectively changing the world. Once the world’s top importer of recyclables, China slowed down its efforts to purchase recycled waste in 2018. The result has been massive trash pileups in wealthy, developed nations including Australia, the U.K.,… [Read more]

4 Reasons Why States Should Support Off–The Grid Living

Living off the grid, which involves not being connected to a city’s water supply or electricity from a utility company, is growing in popularity. Depending on where you live, local and state government may support off-grid living, or zoning regulations may make disconnecting from public water and utilities a crime. However, there are good reasons why states should support off-grid living.… [Read more]