Our review shows that fences affect ecosystems at every scale, leading to cascades of change that may, in the worst cases, culminate in what some conservation biologists have described as total “ecological meltdown.” But this peril often is overlooked. … [Read more...] about The hidden cost of building fences
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The greater practicality of BKC sanitizer If BKC were recommended by the CDC, the availability of hand sanitizer would go up, while the costs could go down, since you need far less BKC than alcohol for sanitizer to be effective. Whereas you need a 60% concentration of alcohol in hand sanitizer for it to be effective, you only need a 0.2% concentration of BKC. … [Read more...] about There’s a better hand sanitizer for COVID-19. Why aren’t we using it?
It’s an idea that will outlive Courier, despite the criticism, and whatever happens to it next. McGowan isn’t saying what that is exactly, but she’s clear that Acronym’s billionaire-funded ad spree wasn’t meant to last far past the election. (The non-profit is still spending at least $1 million on digital ads to help Democrats win Georgia’s two Senate seats in January’s runoff election.) Last month, Hoffman said that another investment, Alloy, a high-profile progressive startup that ruffled party feathers, would shut down, noting that its work was done. But McGowan is determined to see Acronym’s lessons—and data—live on. And if progressives want to keep winning in an increasingly noisy landscape, she says projects like Courier are going to be essential. … [Read more...] about The Democratic operative who beat Trump on Facebook is bracing for the war ahead
It quickly became clear that the Brooklyn-based store wasn’t going to work in Manhattan, and after a year, the cofounders decided to back out of the project. Erkkinen describes it as one of the hardest things she’s ever had to do. “We would have been sunk if we had waited any longer,” she says. … [Read more...] about 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Company’s Big Pivot
For instance, Brown points to President Obama’s clemency program that is meant to commute the sentences of prisoners who received harsh time during the height of the nation’s war on drugs. The idea is to get these people back in society, yet society isn’t willing to give them the opportunity to work, she says. While some of the formerly incarcerated are fortunate enough to get jobs in the nonprofit sector or government, or they become motivational speakers, says Brown, many are still left jobless. She says large corporations need to “effectively stand up” and invest in their success. … [Read more...] about Business Leaders Share Their Biggest Concerns About The Future Of Business