It is important to emphasize that Ebola Reston virus does not cause disease in humans. It also survives longer than Ebola Zaire—the species responsible for the West African epidemic—when aerosolized in the lab. But even Ebola Zaire can remain infectious when aerosolized for at least 90 minutes. What happens in the lab, however, doesn’t always represent the real world.
Since the Reston scare, scientists have learned more about Ebola transmission from other outbreaks.
There is no simple way to anticipate the various impacts of worker wage increases in a globally complex interdependent economy. Probable effects are variable across industries, business models, competitive environments, disparate national circumstances, and sunk cost contexts — a point that government analyses often overlook. What we do know is that a local minimum wage increase is a different animal than a national increase.
Silver, Warfare and Welfare (GE Christenson)
An accident where the financial elite are hurt more than the masses could happen but it seems like an unlikely scenario. Hence, as with the past 50 years, expect more currency in circulation, much more debt, higher consumer prices, more warfare, and more welfare.
Many boot camps are clustered in the South of Market neighborhood here, a center for software start-ups. But 60 such schools have been started across the nation since 2012, attracting students with the promise that anyone — even someone without a computer background — who works hard can learn enough to qualify for a job developing software in an industry desperate for programming talent.
The Coal Paradox (jdargis)
A portion of the costs will be recouped by selling the waste products that are now being captured. Going in, SaskPower knew it could turn the carbon dioxide into cash by selling it to oil companies. In a process known as enhanced oil recovery, oil drillers for decades have been boosting the yields of aging fields by injecting catalysts like natural gas, steam, or carbon dioxide into them.
5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Dropping (James S.)
As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons and identify a floor price. Even though crude benchmarks like Brent and WTI keep dropping, the cost of finding oil continues to rise. What are some of the key drivers that have created this paradox?
“In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’ because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today, from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrote in the introduction to the 20-page document.
On Monday, at an international meeting of defense ministers in Peru, Hagel unveiled the report, which outlines a long list of sweeping potential changes for the Defense Department…
Climate Central published a report in September that shows many of Washington, D.C.’s low-lying tourist sites, like the National Mall, flooded by the end of the century. Washington D.C. fares the worst in the UCS report as well. Using a moderate model for sea-level rise in the next 15 years, the report says D.C. can expect more than 150 tidal floods a year. By 2045, D.C could expect 400, with the city sometimes flooding twice a day. Most of the 52 places analyzed could see a 10-fold increase of tidal floods.
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