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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Bartenders and restaurant staff such as Natasha are reporting huge spikes in these hostile encounters since the pandemic hit, because a significant portion of their job is now to act as the mask police, enforcing public health measures that are required by many state laws and employers. (We are keeping the names and workplaces of the restaurant workers we spoke to anonymous to protect them from retaliation.) That’s created an even more imbalanced power dynamic between customers and servers, who need the tips from the customers they’re policing to survive. For female workers, even when the comments are of a sexual nature, they can’t necessarily take action without compromising their tips. Workers and advocates say the solution is to raise wages, so that tips serve as a bonus and not a salary, and so they wouldn’t need to worry about fending off insults and harassment or sending away reckless customers for their own safety. … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
Are there side effects? Oh yes. Until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna—the two companies that have asked for emergency authorization for their vaccines—release full data of their later-stage trial results, we won’t know precisely how prevalent these side effects are. (Even then, until huge numbers of recipients are analyzed, the true incidence of side effects won’t be known.) Dr. Anthony Fauci summarized this situation to The Washington Post last week. … [Read more...] about Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first? What are the side effects? Your questions answered
“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