Millennials Still Want Single-Family Homes, Even if it Means a Long Commute

By Dana Anderson : redfin – excerpt While some data suggests that housing density is starting to prevail in certain cities, the vast majority of Americans still want a single-family home with a yard, even if it means sacrificing proximity to work. Since the middle of the 20th century, one common image of the American … More Millennials Still Want Single-Family Homes, Even if it Means a Long Commute

Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

By Marilynn Marchione / The Associated Press : metrowestdailynews – excerpt Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientific shortcuts have slowed understanding of the disease and delayed the ability to … More Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

By Thomas D. Elias : californiafocus – excerpt New evidence arrives almost every day backing the concept of a market-based solution to California’s housing shortage, one that does not have to involve politicians at all. Of course, that offends politicos like San Francisco’s Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, who persists in the notion that high-density, … More Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

Law and the Environment Foley Hoag LLP Dakota Access Must Shut Down. Is It a Harbinger?

by Seth Jaffe : lawandenvironment – excerpt I don’t like to speculate, so I won’t say that July 6, 2020, was the beginning of the end of fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States. I will say, with apologies to Judith Viorst, that it was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day… First came … More Law and the Environment Foley Hoag LLP Dakota Access Must Shut Down. Is It a Harbinger?

International Doctors Start Residencies at U.S. Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Surge

By Joel Rose : kqed – excerpt Dr. Basim Ali graduated at the top of his medical school class in Pakistan and landed a residency at a renowned teaching hospital in Texas, where he’ll be on the front lines of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. “There’s obviously some degree of anxiety … More International Doctors Start Residencies at U.S. Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Surge

Bribery, fraud and wildfire: How a PG&E contractor with a sketchy past made millions

By Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation : sfexaminer– excerpt Utility hired a company with a history of illicit dumping to clean up after the Camp Fire It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete Recycling had run an unlicensed dump in the city of … More Bribery, fraud and wildfire: How a PG&E contractor with a sketchy past made millions

Coronavirus mutation has taken over. Scientists don’t know why.

sfgate – excerpt When the first coronavirus cases in Chicago appeared in January, they bore the same genetic signatures as a germ that emerged in China weeks before. But as Egon Ozer, an infectious-disease specialist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, examined the genetic structure of virus samples from local patients, he noticed … More Coronavirus mutation has taken over. Scientists don’t know why.

Like Poking a Beehive’: The Worrisome Link Between Deforestation And Disease

By Nathan Rott : npr – excerpt In 2013, an 18-month old boy got sick after playing near a hollow tree in his backyard, in a remote West African village. He developed a fever and started vomiting. His stool turned black. Two days later, he died. Two years and more than 11,000 deaths later, the … More Like Poking a Beehive’: The Worrisome Link Between Deforestation And Disease