The analysis, which is written up in this recent paper, is based on multiple sources of data, including census information and household travel surveys. Transportation–which is responsible for 26% to 42% of overall U.S. household emissions–is the most important factor for the difference between the suburbs and cities, with households 15 to 45 miles from city centers producing the highest emissions. Suburban transport emissions are as much as 2.5 times higher than urban ones, the researchers say. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.
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Natasha similarly reports fewer incoming tips. She earns $10 an hour too, sometimes with a sporadic weekly $40-to-$60 bonus from her employer if she doesn’t make that sum in tips; she’s only received that six times since July, and it’s still 10 times less than she would have normally made on tips. Yet, because of pandemic-induced staff cuts, the duties of her role have increased “drastically”: Often managing the bar alone, she makes all the drinks, cooks the hot dogs, waits all the tables, breaks down the bar and power-cleans it at night—and enforces public health measures. For that, she receives threats and curses, but she has to tolerate the hostility because she needs the gratuity. She’s rarely tipped after a confrontation over masks; in one instance, after a man gave her a hard time about having his temperature checked, he left her a “passive-aggressive” tip of $1 on a $60 check. … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
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