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Every day more than 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed across the globe. Most of the coffee grounds used to make those cups are thrown away, with six million tonnes sent to landfill every year. This is bad for the environment: decomposing coffee grounds release methane into the atmosphere; methane is the second-most abundant greenhouse gas and has a global warming potential up to 86 times greater than CO2. It is also a huge waste of a valuable resource that has many uses after it has provided warmth and caffeine to coffee drinkers. Image: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Here are...

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Caffeine in any form, including coffee, is not recommended for kids younger than age 12, according to the UCLA Health System website, but coffee is not harmful to teenagers if enjoyed in moderation. People drink coffee for its physical effects, as well as for the social aspect, and teens can also benefit from indulging in coffee responsibly.

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by Devon Kessler Monday, December 21st 2020 Any Michigander struggling to pay their energy bills due to the pandemic are encouraged to seek assistance. (WICS) MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- State officials are reminding citizens of resources available for households struggling to pay their energy bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Public Service Commission and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are joining together to emphasize the availability of flexible payment plans and financial assistance for households struggling to pay bills for electricity and home heating now and after the holidays. “As we continue fighting...

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December 21, 2020 Gary Bigger Northern Michigan’s longest-running winter festival is being postponed until February because of state coronavirus restrictions. Tip-Up Town USA is an annual event in Houghton Lake that was supposed to happen in January. But the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce says current restrictions only allow them to have 25 people attend outdoor events. Those restrictions are set to last until Jan. 15—one day before Tip-Up Town is set to begin. With no reassurance that those restrictions will be lifted, the chamber decided to postpone the event until Feb. 27 and 28. They say if those dates still...

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