Starting this year, Ford is incorporating coffee chaff — coffee bean skin that comes off during the roasting process — into the plastic headlamp housing used in some cars.

Coffee chaff, on the other hand, is widely available, Miewelski said, and much of it goes to waste. Eventually, Ford hopes to incorporate the material into more cars and use it for more parts.

Ford is turning McDonald's coffee waste into headlights

WRS Inc., its local partners and city officials will brief residents on plans to convert the 435,667-square-foot property into a mixed-use development on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. The briefing will be held at the Pellissippi State Community College Magnolia Avenue campus.

Knoxville Standard Knitting Mill site to be turned into mixed-use development

The largest decreases in life expectancy (based on AAPC for 2010-2016) occurred in New Hampshire, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, West Virginia, South Dakota, New Mexico, Utah, Indiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates in the United States, 1959-2017


"Nice work" to Sevier County on their waste management techniques mentioned earlier on Knoxviews.

Also appreciate the Knoxville and Knox County folks that deal with trash.

Some additional technologies cities are using around the world

How cities are using technology to solve their trash problems

Looks like a good idea

"It catches rainwater runoff from the rooftop and instead of diverting it to the stream it absorbs into the ground kind of like a natural sponge. the way the landscape used to be before we came in with our rooftop and pavement," said Ludwig.

Rain Gardens installed

Nov 25 2019
12:11 am

US households are now sitting on a record $14 trillion in mortgages, credit cards, student loans and other forms of debt.

Credit card rates recently hit 17%, the highest level in at least 25 years, making this an especially costly form of borrowing. Part of that rise has been driven by fierce competition to lure borrowers with flashy rewards.

Americans now have a record $14 trillion in debt

Household debt and credit report

Nov 24 2019
04:04 am

It's hard to conceptualize the three design options. Is there a video of the presentation?

I would like to see this and some other public like entities on the south waterfront instead of apartments.

Wow! First look at proposed Knoxville Science Museum

Nov 23 2019
07:47 pm

If you want to understand how American politics has become more polarized and extreme over the last decade, look no farther than Asheville, North Carolina -- now split between two of the most gerrymandered districts in the country.

Asheville's woes are the story of America

Nov 20 2019
01:28 pm

I was looking up the various public Christmas related ongoing decor entities in Knoxville area like Farragut Founders Park, Christmas at Chilhowee Park, Festival of Lights at The Cove.

Has there ever been an ongoing Christmas in World's Fair Park? Decorating the Sunsphere, and throughout the park. Christmas musical performances at the amphitheater, etc.?

Christmas at Chilhowee

Farragut Founders Park Christmas decorations

Knox County Festival of Lights at The Cove

Are there more within Knox County?

The breakthrough means that, for the first time, concentrated solar energy can be used to create the extreme heat required to make cement, steel, glass and other industrial processes. In other words, carbon-free sunlight can replace fossil fuels in a heavy carbon-emitting corner of the economy that has been untouched by the clean energy revolution.

Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

Nov 15 2019
11:39 pm

Holmes said Sondland had responded that Trump cares only about "big stuff." When Holmes said that the Ukraine war was big, Sondland responded, " 'Big stuff' that benefits the President, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing," Holmes said.

Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden

Jean Knight - Mr big stuff

The officers spoke to Michael Pelletier, who is the Chief Operating Officer for TrueCore, which operates the facility. The officer noted that Pelletier was filling in for the facility's director, who had walked off and quit a few days earlier.

It took 24 officers to contain inmates at Mountain View facility in incident 1st reported as medical call

TrueCore Behavioral

It found the states’ decision over Medicaid expansion has had a cumulative impact on mortality among older adults, leading to 19,200 fewer deaths in Medicaid expansion states from 2014 to 2017, while states that decided against expansion “likely resulted in 15,600 additional deaths” that could have been avoided.


Nov 4 2019
07:48 am

The new rules would allow extensions that could keep unlined coal ash waste ponds open for up to eight additional years and allow plants to discharge wastewater that captures the waste through a membrane system, though many plants would be exempt.

EPA plans to relax coal power plant waste rules

EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants

Nov 2 2019
03:00 pm

I did not realize how Murray bankruptcy affected retired miners at other companies

Coal Miners and Murray bankruptcy

Part of the Keystone 1 Pipeline in North Dakota was shut down after a leak of about 9,120 barrels of oil -- 383,040 gallons -- was discovered...

Keystone Pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota

The world is messy, there are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids. And share certain things with you."

Barack Obama has a message about being politically woke

What Barack Obama gets exactly right about our toxic 'cancel' culture

Oct 30 2019
12:23 pm

States where the uninsured rate for children has increased most sharply are Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Florida, and Ohio.

The Number of Uninsured Children Is On the Rise

According to a new report, an estimated 83,000 Tennessee children were uninsured in 2018.

Children's Health Coverage in Tennessee

The Health 202: Kids are losing health coverage despite the strong economy

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

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