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August 2, 2020

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Renewable Energy Transition Makes Dollars and Sense

Ne research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global ...

Use of Forests to Offset Carbon Emissions Requires an Understanding of the Risks

Given the tremendous ability of forests to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, some governments are counting on planted forests as offsets for ...

Simulating Wind Farm Development

Engineers have devised a model to describe how, in the process of establishing wind farms, interactions between developers and landowners affect energy production ...

COVID-19: Tradeoffs Between Economics and Public Health

A new study uses a variety of data on consumer and business activity to tackle that question, measuring 26 types of businesses by both their usefulness and risk. Vital forms of commerce that are ...
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How Creating an 'Empathy Lens' Makes P2P Marketing Communications More Effective

Provider-focused P2P marketing communications increase consumers' likelihood of purchase, app download, and willingness to ...

One-Size Does Not Fit All for Post-Disaster Recovery

A new study that followed 400 households after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes provides insight into better understanding the factors that contribute to resilience and change in short-term rural natural ...

Tendency to Select Targeted Retirement Fund Ending in Zero May Impact Wealth

New research shows that selecting a targeted retirement fund that ends in a zero could negatively impact your retirement savings. The study identified a ''zero bias'' or tendency ...

Preventing the Next Pandemic

A new article shows that an annual investment of $30 billion should be enough to offset the costs of preventing another global pandemic such as ...

Research Explores the Link Between Wages, School and Cognitive Ability in South Africa

Using data sets that only became available in recent years, researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York analyzed the wage impact of cognitive skills in South ...

Domestic Violence Increased in the Great Recession

Researchers found that physical abuse in adults increased substantially, with Black and Native American people being disproportionately ...

Socio-Economic, Environmental Impacts of COVID-19 Quantified

How is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? A new study quantifies the socio-economic losses and environmental ...

Aquaculture's Role in Nutrition in the COVID-19 Era

A new paper examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who depend on ...

Access to Nature Requires Attention When Addressing Community Health Needs

Nature is a tool to address deeply entrenched health disparities; health systems should work to increase nature access, as they have with other social determinants of ...

Interplay of Impact, Moral Goals Influences Charitable Giving to Different Causes

With the rise of globalization, geographic borders are becoming less relevant for making charitable donations, which means nonprofits and charities can make more effective pitches to donors by ...

School Absenteeism Has Surprising Consequences for Adults

Kids who miss a lot of school from kindergarten to eighth grade may suffer unexpected costs as young adults, a new study finds. Researchers found that those who were more regularly absent in these ...

Ethnolinguistic Diversity Slows Down Urban Growth

Where various ethnic groups live together, cities grow at a slower rate. That is the conclusion based on worldwide data that shows how the diversity of language groups in 1975 has influenced urban ...

Global Economic Stability Could Be Difficult to Recover in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic, Finds Study

New analysis suggests that the economies of countries such as America, the United Kingdom and Germany should prepare for a long slow recovery with prolonged periods of ...

COVID-19 Costs Primary Care Billions

On average, a full-time primary care physician in the U.S. will lose more than $65,000 in revenue in 2020. Overall, the U.S. primary care sector will lose nearly $15 billion. Losses stem from drastic ...

Helping Consumers in a Crisis

A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's ...

Three-Quarters of US Workers Can't Work Exclusively from Home, Face Greater Risks During Pandemic

About three-quarters of US workers, or 108 million people, are in jobs that cannot be done from home during a pandemic, putting these workers at increased risk of exposure to disease. This majority ...

Ancient Societies Hold Lessons for Modern Cities

Today's modern cities, from Denver to Dubai, could learn a thing or two from the ancient Pueblo communities that once stretched across the southwestern United States. For starters, the more ...

Simulating Cooperation in Local Communities

A new simulation-based approach is introduced which could help to reduce the proportion of people who misuse welfare payoffs, through a cost-effective system which rewards individuals who use them ...

Envy Coupled With Competition Divides Society Into an Upper and Lower Class, Game Theoretical Study Shows

Can class differences come about endogenously, i.e. independent of birth and education? Researchers pursued this issue in a game theoretical study. They were able to show that the basic human need to ...

Calling for Nursing Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In a new editorial, researchers call for rapid policy reform and investment in nurses and nursing in order to leverage the skills of this global ...

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