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Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Leaves Global Trade in Tatters

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Leaves Global Trade in Tatters

US News & World Report, March 4, 2022

Sanctions on Russia are starting to wreak havoc on global trade, with potentially devastating consequences for energy and grain importers while also generating ripple effects across a world still struggling to overcome pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions.

Beacon Hill takes on Russia

Beacon Hill takes on Russia

Politico, March 1, 2022

THE TIES THAT BIND — They’re not saying nyet to vodka, but Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders are looking at ways to punish Russia for its assault on Ukraine.

Does Science Support Lifting School Mask Mandates?

Does Science Support Lifting School Mask Mandates?

The Scientist, February 28, 2022

The CDC has given the OK to lift indoor mask mandates in much of the US, and a growing number of states no longer require face coverings in schools. But most experts agree that masks slow school spread of SARS-CoV-2, and whether now is the right time to allow teachers and students to unmask is a matter of debate.

Distribution delays disrupt home goods delivery

Distribution delays disrupt home goods delivery

Ottowa Citizen, February 25, 2022

If you’ve been waiting six months for a sofa, washer, kitchen cabinets, or a special-order part, your frustration is understandable. Delivery delays of soft furnishings, textiles, large and small appliances, electronics, and other housewares have been a huge hassle.

Waiting until one product model runs out can be a costly mistake

Waiting until one product model runs out can be a costly mistake

UCLA, February 23, 2022

For many consumers, there’s no sweeter sound than “free upgrade.” But in some cases, the replacement isn’t much of a step up. An energy-conscious rental-car consumer won’t care to be bumped from an economy model to a full-sized gas-guzzler. Or an airline passenger might resist moving from an aisle seat in coach to a middle seat in premium even though it has more legroom.

UMass initiative focused on equity in shift to low-carbon energy

UMass initiative focused on equity in shift to low-carbon energy

Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 23, 2022

AMHERST — An initiative at the University of Massachusetts bringing together energy technology research and social justice, with an aim of enhancing green technology and infrastructure while focusing on equity, launches Monday.

Concerns over cyber attacks amid Ukraine Russia crisis

Concerns over cyber attacks amid Ukraine Russia crisis

WWLP 22 News, February 23, 2022

(WWLP) – The Russia Ukraine crisis has generated concern about possible cyberattacks targeting the U.S. Cyber attacks can shut down transportation and even hospitals, anything that relies on the internet.

Jeff Angelo: Normal Life Is A Right, Not A Privilege

Jeff Angelo: Normal Life Is A Right, Not A Privilege

WHO Radio, February 21, 2022

Jeff talks about the power exercised by governments during the pandemic; Pelin Pekgun of the Darla Moore School Of Business discusses the causes and solutions to supply chain problems; Rory O'Neill has the latest on Ukraine; Larry Behrens of Power The Future discusses the proposal to suspend the federal gas tax.

March Madness, end of Cinderella

March Madness, end of Cinderella

Chicago Tribune, February 21, 2022

March Madness is less than a month away, an annual rite of spring that captures the attention of college sports fans and the nation. Every team is working to enhance their resume for the selection committee, hoping to grab one of the 36 at-large bids.