Which households contribute most to climate change? To find out, take a look at this interactive map created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. It provides estimates for all 31,000 ZIP codes, based on everything people consume in a single year, including energy, travel, goods, and services. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.
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How much will the vaccine cost? $0. The government is paying for the vaccine, and healthcare facilities are not allowed to charge you any fees for administering the shot. They can bill insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare for the costs of administering the vaccine, but are strictly not allowed to bill you. The Provider Relief Fund will cover the administration costs of the uninsured. … [Read more...] about Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first? What are the side effects? Your questions answered
That’s true for Anne, who works three restaurant jobs in New York City. At one of the gigs, as a server at a small restaurant, she earns $10 an hour, making her feel “like I’m in high school or something.” Pre-pandemic, she’d make $300 to $400 in tips in a six-hour shift; now, that’d take her 12 hours. What’s more, she’s no longer just a server—she’s also an enforcer of public health rules. “I’m the bad guy. I’m not a bartender—I’m a cop,” she says. “I have to defuse situations constantly.” She faces the most verbal abuse at another of the jobs, at a comfort-food restaurant in Williamsburg, from delivery drivers, who consistently come within six feet of the service window without masks. … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
For some buildings, retrofits can add a level of resilience and prevent at least some damage. Essential infrastructure can be moved, roofs can be reinforced, even levees can be built around low-lying facilities in flood-prone areas. But Gritzo notes that these kinds of interventions may be hard to accomplish with older buildings or so costly to implement that it might make more sense to design and build an entirely new facility, maybe in a safer location. “The ideal scenario is to catch risk on the front end and integrate it into the design,” he says. Large-scale projects like the campus developed on Roosevelt Island in New York offer lessons on how to design with risks like sea level rise in mind. … [Read more...] about Climate change is threatening your company’s building. Insurance won’t be enough to protect it