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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This is a question that has been bothering the Pearts for years. In both the fashion and design worlds, they observed that Asian or African design would pop up as trends—Chinese motifs one year, Kente fabrics the next—but weren’t considered important aesthetic movements in their own right. Byron points out that he’s been to trade shows where there is a section devoted to “ethnic design.” “All of these products from around the world are codified as just a trend,” he says. “Cultural appropriation is real: Companies take these stories, histories, and traditions and package them under their own brand. ” … [Read more...] about These identical twins built a design shop that rejects white supremacy
Frequently, the insults become gender-based and cross a line into sexual harassment—or outright threats. Natasha is sometimes called a “whore,” which she’d expect from drunken clubbers in her past jobs, “but not from somebody at, like, 6 p.m. on a Tuesday.” Two-fifths of workers reported they’ve noticed an increase in unwanted sexualized comments. According to the report, surveyed workers have received remarks including “Pull that mask down so I can see if I want to take you home later,” “I’ll take your mask off and stick my tongue down your throat,” and “I don’t wear a condom; I sure as hell aren’t going to wear a mask!” … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
“Insurance companies are more hesitant to offer large [policies], rates are going up, overall it’s getting tougher and tougher for companies to protect their risk via an insurance policy,” says Louis Gritzo, vice president and manager of research at FM Global, a commercial insurer that’s been around since the 1830s. “That’s what we’re seeing this year. I don’t expect it’s going to go away.” With climate risks on the rise, some insurers expect that insurance premiums to protect against them will soon be unaffordable to most people. A recent report from McKinsey suggests the property insurance industry will need to significantly evolve to deal with the impacts of climate change. … [Read more...] about Climate change is threatening your company’s building. Insurance won’t be enough to protect it
Okay, so how long until I get my vaccine? Reasonably, in at least three months, and likely four to six months. The U.S. has 21 million healthcare workers, and they alone will take seven-plus weeks to vaccinate (three weeks for each of two doses, one month apart). RNA-based vaccines also need to stay much colder than standard pharmacy freezers allow, so distribution will be a challenge. … [Read more...] about Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first? What are the side effects? Your questions answered