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Coronavirus & Homelessness: A Population At Risk

April 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Coronavirus and homelessness is a toxic mix that puts an entire segment of the population at risk. Have you ever been woken up by a police officer prodding you with their baton and telling you that you have to move


And So It Begins: World’s 11th-Biggest Economy Pitches Renewable Energy For COVID-19 Recovery

April 5th, 2020 | by Tina Casey

The COVID-19 outbreak has provided one last opportunity for fossil fuel stakeholders to beat back the renewable energy revolution. One especially interesting example is the notorious Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. The once-dormant project suddenly sprang into action last week, while protesters have been sidelined by the virus. That may be so, but the window for fossil fuels is already narrowing and it’s about to slam shut. Key US states are already taking action to accelerate their renewable energy plans, virus or no virus


Medtronic & Elon Musk Are Mobilizing To Help Hospitals

April 4th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Medtronic tweeted that it is mobilizing with Elon Musk. By collaborating with Tesla and SpaceX, the companies are making a vital component for critical care ventilators. This will mean that more ventilators will be available for COVID-19 patients


Fuel Cell Engineer Develops Fix For Hundreds of Ventilators

April 4th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Last week, California finally received a shipment of life-saving ventilators that the state desperately needed to help in the fight against COVID-19. When the boxes arrived, however, hopes were quickly dashed, as 170 of the ventilators were broken and useless. At least, they were until fuel cell engineer Joe Tavi got a hold of them


Gas Stations Face Bankruptcy As Demand Plummets

April 3rd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many people and cars at home and the looming threat of mass bankruptcy forcing consumer demand even lower, we have to ask: are gas stations making any money


How We Can Help Elon Musk & Others Provide Aid

April 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

I want to take a moment to highlight those who are out there trying to spread hope, provide aid, and do all they can to address the shortages of ventilators and other medical supplies the US is experiencing. Elon Musk is just one of many in big tech who are helping. (His case is abnormal in one way — he has gotten a lot of criticism for helping.)


Mount Sinai Hospital Receives Ventilators From Tesla

April 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York, NY, received ventilators from Tesla, as we all know, but worth noting is the hospital's President and Chief Operating Officer took to both LinkedIn and Twitter to express his gratitude for receiving the ventilators bought by Tesla and given freely to the hospital


Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 2/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


Lamborghini Pivots to Producing Medical Gear in Fight Against COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Famed Italian supercar maker Lamborghini is pivoting its manufacturing efforts from high-end exotic sports cars to something a little less expensive, and a little more valuable these days. The company is putting its workforce of engineers, fabricators, and tailors to work manufacturing surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields for use in Italy's front-line fight against the coronavirus pandemic


COVID-19 Louisiana: 2 People Per Ventilator

April 1st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana still needs ventilators, and even though the federal government is sending us 150 of them, it is still not enough. To be honest, I am outraged. I really want to go on a cursing spree and tell you all how I really feel, but I'll keep it polite and professional. Anger isn't going to help. While our president rants on Twitter about buying cars, people in Louisiana are dying


Silver Linings Playbook: Coronavirus Edition

March 31st, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

The coronavirus is serious. Many loved ones will die. We’re responding seriously. We’ll get it under control. It will take about two years of increasing and decreasing social distancing before we have widespread vaccinations that bring herd immunity. Our global ability to deal with the next pandemic will be much stronger, and we will make the world a better place in part due to our common reaction to the pandemic



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