Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Do Americans Need Air-Conditioning? Advertisement Supported by domains Summer’s great indoor-temperature debate rages on. ByPenelope Green July 3, 2019 Modernity was born 116 years, 11 months, two weeks and two days devised a contraption that blew air over water-filled pipes to dry out the humidity that was gumming up the pages of a humor magazine called Judge. And in that moment (well, within a few decades), entire industries and geographies were transformed, and new technologies made possible, including, terribly, the internet: Without Nearly 90 percent of American households now have some form of air-conditioning, more than any other country in the world except Japan, though that will change as global warming alters more temperate zones, and swelling populations and rising incomes in hot … [Read more...] about Do Americans Need Air-Conditioning?
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 13, 2019, 5:21 PM GMT By Harriet Baskas Whether you’re winging your way to a sweetheart or to a boring business meeting this Valentine’s Day, airports and airlines have some treats on tap to sweeten the journey. Marriage licenses at Las Vegas airport To accommodate all the lovebirds who want to get married in Las Vegas around Valentine’s Day, the Clark County clerk’s office will once again set up a temporary office Feb. 13-16 in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 at McCarran International Airport. Couples who fill out a marriage license pre-application online receive a reference number to present (with $77 and proper identification) at the airport pop-up clerk’s office after their flight. From there it’s an easy trip into town for a marriage ceremony presided over by Elvis or some other … [Read more...] about From smooches with pooches to free chocolates, traveling on Valentine’s Day is pretty sweet