As we face a climate turning point for which our post-COVID-19 behaviors are especially crucial, it’s important that higher-income individuals who move outward live in an eco-friendly way, especially when many essential and lower-wage workers must stay in cities and, often, climate hotspots. “COVID-19 has illustrated a sad truism: We may all be in the same boat, but we all do not have the same paddles,” Daniel Kammen, the other Berkeley study author, wrote in an email to Fast Company. Affluent individuals in New York and San Francisco have the financial means to insulate themselves from climate risks, such as wildfires and unsafe air, by working from home and relocating, he explained. “Multiple properties, often larger suburban and rural homes, and longer delivery chains all mean that individual emissions of the affluent rise when they take the extra precautions they can afford.” … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
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Fewer people are traveling during the pandemic, but because the app searches your inbox, it also lets you retroactively balance out past trips, says Ari Sawyers, the third cofounder. Also on Aerial’s roadmap is branching out from transport to include other sectors. The team has started testing home utilities, which is currently relevant, Sawyers says, because users “can really monitor what their climate impact is as they work from home.” … [Read more...] about How many carbon emissions has your travel generated? This app calculates it from your inbox
Apple’s annual device-centric events were thrown into a bit of a tailspin this year thanks to the, you guessed it, COVID-19 pandemic. Why the virus impacted hardware-unveiling events mainly comes down to disruption in logistics and supply chains in Asia, thus pushing manufacturing—and by extension, hardware announcements—back several weeks. … [Read more...] about What to expect from Apple’s October iPhone event: iPhone 12, AirTags, over-the-ear AirPods, and more!
Future Retail Limited (FRL) said in a statement that it had received a communication from the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), enclosing an interim order of the Emergency Arbitrator in the arbitration proceedings under shareholders’ agreement between Amazon, Future Coupons Private Limited and the promoter group. … [Read more...] about Reliance deal cannot be held back, Future Retail not a party to Amazon agreement: Future Group
If Kotak’s ambition is to grow size and scale and compete with the big three, ignoring near-term concerns, then the IndusInd deal makes sense. But at a time when the industry is in a crisis brought about by a deadly pandemic, is facing uncertainty over asset quality and there is a steep contraction in the economy, should Kotak go ahead with a merger only because it is cheaper? Over to Mr Kotak. … [Read more...] about Banking Central | Does a Kotak-IndusInd marriage make sense?