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Common pots prepared by neighbors feeding thousands in Peru

first_imgLIMA, Peru (AP) — A survival strategy that first appeared in Peru’s capital four decades ago during the country’s civil conflict has become vital since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the South American nation. People across the country are cooking in neighborhood “common pots,” banding together to provide to feed children and adults alike. In Lima, Genoveva Satalaya and her neighbors walk through the food markets hoping to find a kind merchant who will donate food to help fill the common pot for their neighborhood. They can prepare lunch only Monday through Friday because there’s not enough food for other meals. Their pot feeds 120 people, including seniors, children and pregnant women.last_img read more

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Editorial: Planned Sunflower coal plant ‘is an idea whose time has expired’

first_imgEditorial: Planned Sunflower coal plant ‘is an idea whose time has expired’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Kansas City Star:What Kansas really needs is a nice new asbestos plant or metal mine. Maybe we could bring back production of lead paint or the Ford Pinto. Or strictly as a backup, a power plant fired by “beautiful, clean coal” sending beautiful, clean mercury, arsenic and dioxins into the atmosphere, along with a whole delightful mélange of greenhouse gases.Even proponents of that last one have got to know that The Star’s report of “significant interest” in a new coal-fired power plant in Holcomb, outside Garden City, reflects the very latest thinking from the 1880s.There is a reason that no such facility has been built in this country in the last four years, and that not one is under construction, either.Kansas gets more than a third of its electricity from wind energy — more than any other state. Both wind and solar power are getting more cost-effective all the time, and coal ever less competitive.Yet Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corporation has asked for an 18-month extension of the permit it needs “to finalize the arrangements that would support its construction” of a plant it doesn’t need, according to the request it sent to the state. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) renewed the permit through March 27 of next year.Unnecessary, expensive and bad for the environment, this project is an idea whose time has expired.More: Kansas doesn’t need new coal-fired power plant spewing ‘beautiful, clean’ toxinslast_img read more