Lower prices have allowed solar power to rapidly expand in the last decade, but access to solar power hasn’t been equal. According to the Scientific American, a new study shows that communities of color have unequal access to clean energy compared to white communities, affirming what advocates have been reporting anecdotally for years.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley studied the imbalances in solar power deployment through data from Google’s Project Sunroof and demographic data from the U.S. Census. Project Sunroof is an initiative that maps solar rooftop panels seen from satellite images.
We all know that teachers do all they can to help their students. As such, it came as no surprise to learn that countless UK teachers are spending money from their own pocket to provide their students with the basic necessities.
A growing number of couples are foregoing the traditional wedding registry in lieu of asking for money. According to the Houston Chronicle, the wedding registry is still as popular as ever, but many millennial couples are opting out of traditional gifts because they already have them.
When the wedding registry concept was first launched in the 1920s, many new couples were much younger and were just moving out from their parents’ homes. But today’s brides and grooms are, on average, in their late 20s and early 30s.
*Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run their fingers through her hair. It?s called a hair pat-down.
?It happens with my natural Afro, when I have braids or two-strand twists. Regardless,? said Wanzer, who lives in Washington, D.C. ?At this point in my life I have come to expect it, but that doesn?t make it any less invasive and frustrating.?
The construction of taller, denser housing may not be the solution to the nation’s low housing supply, data shows. According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “upzoning” has no impact on local housing supply and actually leads to higher, not lower, local housing prices.
The study, published in the journal Urban Affairs Review and led by urban planning doctoral student Yonah Freemark, analyzed the effects of upzoning in Chicago neighborhoods in the 2010s.
*Lord have mercy! According to a report from the Women’s Refugee Center (WRC), what’s happening to African migrants is absolutely INHUMANE and HORRIBLE and needs looked into immediately.
?Our findings are deeply disturbing,? said Dr. Sarah Chynoweth, sexual violence project director and consultant to WRC, who led the research. ?Sexual violence against female and male refugees and migrants appears to be widespread along the migration route, particularly in Libya.”
*Things got real wild and crazy, not to mention, downright frightening on a cruise ship off the coast of Norway over the weekend.
Videos and photos from freaked out passengers show the Viking Sky cruise ship tilting nearly 45 degrees in choppy waters, sending excursionists and furniture sliding across rooms and tiles falling from the ceiling.
*(Via Culture Banx) – For years the biggest U.S. bank J.P.Morgan (JPM +1.15%) has exemplified the industry trend of cutting back their branches in less affluent areas, now it?s taking a new approach to increase deposits in these communities.