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As Delhi Chokes On Smog, India’s Health Minister Advises: Eat More Carrots | NPR

‘On Nov. 2, 21 of the 37 air quality monitoring stations in Delhi registered in the “severe” category. Since then, the city has been grappling with its worst-ever pollution crisis. On the Air Quality Index, an international metric used by public health officials that accounts for a range of major air pollutants, any reading above 100 is considered unhealthy. In some areas of Delhi this week, the AQI recorded well over 900 according to daily bulletins by India’s Central Pollution Control Board.’

Source: As Delhi Chokes On Smog, India’s Health Minister Advises: Eat More Carrots | NPR

The Toxic Bubble of Technical Debt Threatening America | The Atlantic

‘…A kind of toxic debt is embedded in much of the infrastructure that America built during the 20th century. For decades, corporate executives, as well as city, county, state, and federal officials, not to mention voters, have decided against doing the routine maintenance and deeper upgrades to ensure that electrical systems, roads, bridges, dams, and other infrastructure can function properly under a range of conditions. Kicking the can down the road like this is often seen as the profit-maximizing or politically expedient option. But it’s really borrowing against the future, without putting that debt on the books.’

 

Source: The Toxic Bubble of Technical Debt Threatening America | The Atlantic