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Why the Empire State Building, and New York, May Never Be the Same Economy $ (Possible Paywall)
The Empire State Building has long relied on a mixture of tourists, retail businesses and office tenants to bring in revenue. But 18 months into a global pandemic, the building’s traditional income streams remain depleted. Visitors to the observation deck are down over 80% since 2019, and many office tenants are reconsidering their leases amid a shift to hybrid work. The New York Times examines what it all means for the Empire State Building and NY as a whole.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 11.9 million new jobs created in the next 10 years. So which occupations will see the most rapid growth? According to this graphic from Visual Capitalist, nurse practitioners, wind turbine technicians, and statisticians stand out as groups that will benefit from increased job openings.
This summer was hot, especially at night. In cities across the United States, abnormally high nighttime temperatures were more common than ever before. The New York Times explains the concerning trend, and allows you to see how much temperatures rose in your area.
The vanishing climate archives Environment
Ice can provide important historical records about climate change, but much of it is melting due to rising temperatures. Scientists are racing against the clock to collect ice cores across the globe before they disappear. Reuters documents the scientists’ scramble to gather these long-frozen climate records.
South Carolina is considering a plan that would sweep aside dozens of homes, and potentially hundreds of people, to widen the West I-526 freeway. The project would force long-time residents of Highland Terrace and Liberty Park — predominantly Black neighborhoods in Charleston, SC — to move away. The Washington Post examines the proposal and its potential impact on the community.