Friday, May 20, 2022

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Analysis of excess deaths in 2020 reveals surprising deviations

Analysis of excess deaths in 2020 reveals surprising deviations
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The eruption of SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, in 2020 changed the world in many ways. There was an understandable amount of fear in those early days. One of the concerns was the alarming number of people dying of the disease, resulting in the hasty implementation...

BIG Wrap

Russian mining magnate will need to rebrand iconic burger joints without golden arches

Alexander Govor, the McDonald’s Corp. franchisee who has bought the chain’s entire business in Russia, will have to create a new brand to replace...

Canada to ban China’s Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks

Canada says it will ban two of China's biggest telecoms equipment makers from working on its 5G phone networks. The restrictions against Huawei and ZTE...

BIG Exclusives

Policies that took energy security for granted have put much of the world in a tough spot

Policies that took energy security for granted have put much of...

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Not too many years ago in the late 20th century, governments were really focused on energy security. They realized that cheap, abundant, and reliable...
Fracking 101: Just the fracts

Fracking 101: Just the fracts

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When I graduated from university and started my job at Shell Canada as an interpreter, I was trained on the basics of the petroleum...
Putting global emissions in perspective

Putting global emissions in perspective

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Every activity, natural or manmade, from breathing to driving, generates emissions of some kind. Certain emissions are worse than others, causing pollution or, in...

BIG Chuckle

Six steps to overcoming addiction to electronics

Most of us will never sign up for a 12-step program to address our electronics-addiction issues. Twelve is a lot. Have you ever tried to...

Top 10 Ramifications of the Slap Heard ‘Round the World’

I am not a keen follower of pop culture, and confess to not knowing what any of the Kardashians look like, although I nailed the...

BIG Mouth (Opinion)
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Calibre of journalists behind bold claim

When I make a claim such as "Fifteen months after the launch of BIG Media , we have established an industry-leading level of accuracy...

Top 7 ways to help Earth be more habitable

Some of you might see this list as self-serving – and you would be correct – but I think it also serves the other...

What we forgot about the Spanish flu

“Progress depends on retentiveness. hen experience is not retained, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George...

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Message from the Precedent

I want to set a precedent by posting a link to a story that I believe is a particularly important read. Brad Hayes' piece Taking a critical look at the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is an excellent example of how BIG Media contributors are challenging people to think critically about big issues. I encourage my fellow members to post links to important stories with or without personal commentary. Our site looks best when posts are accompanied by images so attach a screenshot of an image that goes with the story or whatever image you deem suitable. The stories highlighted in your post will often be from other media outlets. They could be excellent pieces of journalism, sensationalistic garbage, or simply thought-provoking pieces. Sometimes they will lead to in-depth analysis in a BIG Media article. You are also welcome to post your thoughts on an issue without linking to another story. Conversation starters are...