Does that mean we should limit suburban development, and increase population density inside cities, if we want to cut emissions? Not necessarily. The researchers suggest this has limited benefit, and that focusing on carbon-reduction in today’s neighborhoods would be better. “[Suburbs] are ideal candidates for a combination of energy efficient technologies, including whole home energy upgrades, and solar photovoltaic systems combined with electric vehicles,” the study says. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.
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Inevitably, these efforts come with costs that some businesses are loathe to take on. “The one that I’ve heard the most frequently is, ‘We just don’t know enough about the change in the climate, therefore we certainly wouldn’t want to spend money if we don’t have to on these things,'” Gritzo says. But this is outdated thinking, he argues. “We do know most of what we need to know about the big factors that are changing climate risk. It’s flood, rising sea level, increased rainfall rates. It’s increasing wildfire risks because of warming temperatures and extended droughts. We know enough about those trends.” … [Read more...] about Climate change is threatening your company’s building. Insurance won’t be enough to protect it
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
States with the most age bias: New Jersey Connecticut Mississippi South Carolina New York Florida North Carolina Georgia Louisiana Maryland States with the least age bias: Utah Alaska Colorado Washington Nebraska Oregon Arkansas Idaho Nevada Vermont The psychological impact of these variations is significant. In regions with a lot of age bias, people tend to psychologically separate themselves from their age group, known as “age disassociation.” This happens when people lie about their age, or try to present as youthful, or say that they feel decades younger. … [Read more...] about Stanford researchers say age bias is worse in these 10 states