Saturday links: staying readyPost author:Orasio ReviewsPost published:July 28, 2021Post category:FinancePost comments:0 CommentsTable of Contents AutosEnergyFireWaterEnvironmentRocket launches TravelTechnologyVaccinesHealthBehaviorMarijuanaFoodDrinkMLBEntertainmentEducation Earlier on Abnormal ReturnsMixed mediaAutosMercedes-Benz is planning to be all-EV by 2030. (nytimes.com)Full-autonomous driving is a moonshot. Is ADAS a better way forward? (ft.com)Uber Freight is buying logistics services provider Transplace. (wsj.com)Rivian is building a second assembly plant. (techcrunch.com)EnergyKenya is becoming a geothermal energy powerhouse. (bloomberg.com)Thawing permafrost puts Alaskan oil pipelines at risk. (scientificamerican.com)FireThere’s no escaping this Summer’s wildfire smoke. (fastcompany.com)Siberia is seeing its own fire problem. (nytimes.com)Why prescribed burns are going to have to be used to reduce the intensity of wildfires. (nytimes.com)WaterThe West’s water crisis is here. (washingtonpost.com)The West’s drought has lasted longer than the Dust Bowl. (scientificamerican.com)The American Southwest needs to adapt to less water. (bloomberg.com)This Utah town has stopped new construction to preserve water resources. (nytimes.com)EnvironmentScientists wonder if our climate models broken. (axios.com)CO2 emissions are set to reach a new record in 2023. (fortune.com)You can’t separate what’s going on at the border from climate change. (politico.com)China has launched its first national emissions-trading scheme. (nature.com)Cooks are in no hurry to give up their gas stoves. (wsj.com)The environmental argument against the penny. (politicalcalculations.blogspot.com)How do ‘shampoo bars’ work? (huffpost.com)Rocket launches What are the environmental consequences of space launches? (protocol.com)How the FAA manages air traffic around rocket launches. (axios.com)TravelAmericans just can’t stay off airplanes. (nytimes.com)Airbnb, VRBO and others are fighting like tooth and nail for hosts. (bloomberg.com)‘Air rage’ is on the rise and the system is having hard time keeping up. (washingtonpost.com)Trains are more environmentally friendly than planes but are more expensive. (theguardian.com)Rising covid rates could see the return of local travel advisories. (axios.com)TechnologyChina has been building its cyber warfare capabilities for a long time. (nytimes.com)Why mobile operating systems are seemingly so easy to hack. (wired.com)DuckDuckGo wants to make your e-mails more secure. (theverge.com)The FTC voted unanimously to enforce laws around the Right to Repair (wired.com)VaccinesThere are now two good options for pneumococcal vaccines. (biopharmadive.com)The next target for mRNA tech: influenza. (wsj.com)HealthThe U.S. saw its biggest drop in life expectancy since WWII. (statnews.com)Extreme heat is the deadliest weather to humans. (scientificamerican.com)America’s health system ignores paramedics at its own risk. (theatlantic.com)We’re still scratching the surface on the importance of the microbiome. (theguardian.com)BehaviorJoy Lere, “We don’t get over loss, we assimilate it.” (joylere.substack.com)Five insights from Luke Burgis’ “Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” (nextbigideaclub.com)Perfectionism can get passed down through families. (theatlantic.com)Emotions are contagious. (msn.com)MarijuanaIllegal marijuana growers in California are not shy about stealing water as well. (hcn.org)Five myths about marijuana inluding ‘Legalization has been a public health disaster.’ (washingtonpost.com)There’s not much in the way of evidence to ban the use of cannabis by athletes. (scientificamerican.com)FoodNew York city’s food carts need workers back in the office. (nytimes.com)A single tweak can boost crop yields some 50%. (newatlas.com)Impossible Foods is planning to launch a plant-based chicken nugget. (bloomberg.com)Instacart dominates grocery delivery. (secondmeasure.com)Why is food becoming less nutritious over time? (newscientist.com)Is oat milk all that eco-friendly? (slate.com)DrinkNicholas R. Longrich, “Archaeology suggests alcohol and drugs date back millennia, to early agricultural societies.” (theconversation.com)Climate change comes for wine country. (nytimes.com)Why craft brewers are focusing on low alcohol versions of their brews. (theconversation.com)Why you can’t order directly from your favorite distillery. (modernfarmer.com)MLBDespite some changes, minor league baseball players are still woefully underpaid. (washingtonpost.com)What’s changed for pitchers since MLB cracked down on the sticky stuff. (nytimes.com)EntertainmentWhy the sports movie is a dying genre. (theringer.com)HBO Max is on a bit of a roll. (variety.com)Education Some states are turning federal aid into teacher bonuses. (wsj.com)How to raise kids who are ‘generous, honest, helpful and kind.’ (scientificamerican.com)Why most people don’t like math: it’s not taught well. (fs.blog)Earlier on Abnormal ReturnsCoronavirus links: fallen off a cliff. (abnormalreturns.com)What you missed in our Friday linkfest. (abnormalreturns.com)Podcast links: embracing discomfort. (abnormalreturns.com)The whole world is turning Japanese, demographically speaking (abnormalreturns.com)Don’t throw away other people’s hard-earned money lessons. (abnormalreturns.com)Are you a financial adviser looking for some out-of-the-box thinking? Then check out our weekly e-mail newsletter. (newsletter.abnormalreturns.com)Mixed mediaKrzysztof Pelc, “Leisure should be aspired to for no other reason than that it is possible.” (theatlantic.com)Should we stop using the title ‘Professor’? (bloomberg.com)Comments are more about the commenters than the article. 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