When wildfires roar through a forest and bulldozers dig into the earth to stop advancing flames, they may be transporting countless living microbes that can seep into our lungs or cling to our skin and clothing.
As many people continue to work from home, the chances have increased of them developing a serious physical or mental condition, including carpal tunnel, eye-strain or more complex mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
The new guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration seeks to protect all types of workers, not just ones who are deemed to be at higher risk of contracting the novel coronavirus depending on where they work.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order that could make it easier for people to qualify for jobless benefits if they quit or refuse a job that puts them at undue risk of infection from the coronavirus.
When a fire broke out at a fire station in Chelan County, Washington, sprinklers helped contain it and to prevent severe damage to the $2 million facility and the $2 million in apparatus and equipment.
Research related to the economic impacts of climate change has been growing and gaining momentum, say researchers. They recommend insurers consider prevention and mitigation, not just paying claims, as key elements of a sustainable response.
Last year saw a total of 416 natural catastrophe events worldwide resulting in economic losses of $268 billion. Analysts say losses are driven by a changing climate, more people moving into hazard-prone areas, and an increase in global wealth.
Losses from cryptocurrency theft, hacks and fraud fell 57% last year to $1.9 billion, as market participants boosted security systems, but crime in the “decentralized finance” space — transactions on platforms that facilitate lending outside of banks — continued to grow.
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