One year after federal rules compelled hospitals to post their healthcare prices publicly, some big national chains haven’t done so, with no penalty so far from the Biden administration, according to a Wall Street Journal review.
Nearly two years into a kickback case against ex-employees and a vendor, an Amazon stockholding by the judge’s wife threatens costly delays.
I’m working on a review of the massive mid-December Derecho and Tornado event that rolled across the midwest, which shocked even a lot of jaded scientists.Above, Jeff Berardelli’s CBS report from today underlines that the extremes of recent months are not tapering off, not in our lifetimes at any rate.Happy New Year.
I spoke to MacArthur “Genius” award winner Peter Gleick about water issues and drought. Above, he reminded us about the critical need for water to cool thermal (coal, gas, nuclear) power plants, and the comparison to renewables, which need none. Below, Dr. Gleick on measures we can take to conserve and extend out water resources.
A limiting factor is a variable of a system that causes a noticeable change in output or another measure of a type of system. – Wiki China has a water problem, the severity of which will affect plans for dealing with energy, and climate. Hal Brands in Bloomberg: China’s water situation is particularly grim. As […]
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 30 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01248-7
The authors develop a high-resolution model of coral larval dispersal for the southern Great Barrier Reef. They show that 2 °C of warming decreases larval dispersal distance and connectivity of reefs, hampering post-disturbance recovery and the potential spread of warm-adapted genes.