Aside from differences between urban and suburban areas, the maps also show which regions produce the most emissions related to other factors. For example, the Midwest, non-coastal East, and most of the South have relatively high emissions from electricity generation. The West and Northwest have relatively low emissions, reflecting more low-carbon energy sources. Overall, energy accounts for 15% to 33% of total household emissions. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.
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Companies that FM Global has advised have made changes to their facilities and buildings that have already proven their worth. For example, businesses in south Texas invested in measures that kept water out of areas with high-value equipment during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. And for a large European logistics company with more than 27,000 employees, redesigning warehouses to be both energy-efficient and safe during extreme weather led to lower electricity bills and a sense of security in the face of unanticipated climate events. … [Read more...] about Climate change is threatening your company’s building. Insurance won’t be enough to protect it
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
Anne says a fair minimum wage would be more empowering and would allow her to push back more on customer hostility. Tipping should remain as a bonus, Natasha says, “but I do think that we deserve a fair minimum wage on top of that.” She would not have to worry as much about her health as she does right now; she’s concerned about coming into close contact with infected customers, because her father has preexisting conditions. Nearly 70% of the restaurant workers surveyed for the report said that their employers are not consistently following all safety protocols; Natasha’s bar made staff pay for their own Clorox wipes and masks. To add to all this, an estimated 85% of service workers don’t have health insurance. … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19