Economy & Business

Virus: "Meatpacking Workers Wonder Whether Job Is A 'Death Sentence'"

"Many are criticizing the industry’s response for waiting too long to implement safety precautions and close processing plants as thousands have tested positive for coronavirus."

Source: Food Dive, 04/29/2020

Developers Put Plastics Plant in Ohio on Indefinite Hold, Cite Virus

"The developers of a proposed plastics manufacturing plant in Ohio on Friday indefinitely delayed a final decision on whether to proceed, citing economic uncertainties around the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/28/2020

Using Late Fees To Get Media Clients To Pay on Time

Numerous freelance journalists are suffering financially alongside other businesses damaged by the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. But in an especially timely tale, one freelancer explains how she took matters into her own hands when media clients were overdue on payments. Freelance Files has the story. 

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"Put Clean Energy At Heart Of Stimulus Plans: IEA's Birol"

"International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Friday that governments should put renewable energy at the heart of economic rescue packages launched in response to the coronavirus outbreak to avoid a rebound in carbon emissions."

Source: Reuters, 04/27/2020
May 5, 2020

Webinar: Managing Corrosion and Biofouling on the Offshore Monopile Supports for Wind Turbines

This free World Ocean Council webinar presents research on a new concept for offshore wind monopile design to address corrosion and also create habitat for marine life, enhance local ecologies and provide ecosystem services in terms of fisheries, nutrient cycling and carbon fixation. 10:00 a.m. ET.

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"Meat-Shortage Risk Climbs With 25% of U.S. Pork Capacity Offline"

"The U.S. is edging closer to possible meat shortages with another major plant taken off line. About a quarter of American pork production and 10% of beef output has now been shuttered, according to the United Food & Commercial Workers, which estimates that 13 U.S. plants have seen closures."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/24/2020

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