New research suggests offshore wind turbines can absorb significant energy from hurricanes, reducing winds, waves, and storm surge. A bank of wind turbines strategically placed off the coast could have reduced hurricane Sandy flooding by up to a third and the winds of Katrina by up to 92 miles per hour.
WhatsApp could be a success by any measure, as the company signed up millions of people to use its texting service, and Facebook will buy the startup for $19 billion. But Robert Reich argues that while we're improving productivity, we're not creating more jobs.
Apparel giant Gap follows other companies like Costco in seeing the business wisdom of boosting wages without a government mandate.