Advice for Europeans: Bundle Up and Get Ready for Outages

As temperatures drop amid an energy crisis, governments say power blackouts may be necessary to conserve electricity.

#electric-light-and-power, #electricite-de-france-edf, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #finland, #france, #germany, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #switzerland

Cholera Outbreaks Surge Worldwide, Following Floods, Droughts and Wars

A record number of outbreaks has drained the cholera vaccine supply, leading the W.H.O. to ration emergency vaccinations.

#cholera, #diarrhea, #drought, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #heat-and-heat-waves, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #vaccination-and-immunization, #water

French Refineries Strike May Presage a Winter of Discontent for Europe

Bitten by inflation, workers are demanding a greater share of the surging profits of energy giants. It’s the kind of unrest leaders fear as they struggle to keep a united front against Russia.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #confederation-generale-du-travail-france, #corporate-taxes, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #exxon-mobil-corp, #france, #inflation-economics, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #refineries, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #yellow-vests-movement

Europe’s Gonna Party Like It’s 1979

Sometimes you just can’t let markets rip.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

Los Angeles Homeowners Are Removing Lawns During Drought

Southern California residents are beginning to accept that lush lawns are unsustainable when reservoirs and rivers run low in a drought era.

#agoura-hills-calif, #brockovich-erin, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #flowers-and-plants, #global-warming, #lawns, #los-angeles-department-of-water-and-power, #metropolitan-water-district-of-southern-california, #newsom-gavin, #public-policy-institute-of-california, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #san-fernando-valley-calif, #water

The Coming Crisis Along the Colorado River

Overuse and climate change will mean sharp cuts in water use.

#agriculture-and-farming, #audubon-society-national, #colorado-river, #conservation-of-resources, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #hydroelectric-power, #imperial-calif, #infrastructure-public-works, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #reservoirs, #rivers, #salton-sea, #southwestern-states-us, #water, #western-states-us

Facing ‘Putin’s Energy Blackmail,’ Europe Agrees to Cut Russian Gas Use

Holding together despite some nations’ dependence on Russia, the European Union agreed to make voluntary savings mandatory if the Kremlin suddenly decides to turn off the taps over its invasion of Ukraine.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storage, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Russia Cuts Gas Flow to Europe, Intensifying Fears It Is Weaponizing Fuel

On the eve of a European Union meeting to debate a gas conservation plan to make the bloc less vulnerable to a Russian squeeze, Moscow slashed the flow to Germany.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-commission, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #siemens-ag, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula

A Painful Deadline Nears as Colorado River Reservoirs Run Critically Low

The federal government has told states to agree on urgent water cuts to ensure dams can keep generating power. Researchers say reductions once considered “unthinkable” may be necessary in the long term.

#colorado-river, #drought, #global-warming, #lake-mead, #lake-powell-utah-ariz, #levees-and-dams, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #reservoirs, #shortages, #western-states-us

Harsh Winter Could Force Europe to Ration Gas, Global Energy Leader Warns

Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency, says he has been urging leaders to draw up contingency plans.

#birol-fatih, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-efficiency, #european-union, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

More Russians Consider Costs of War in Ukraine as Casualties Mount

Many Russians have been in the dark about their country’s losses. As news of more Russian deaths arrives, the reactions range from anger at the Kremlin to parroting the state’s messaging that blames “Nazis’’ in Ukraine.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #deaths-fatalities, #freedom-of-the-press, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #vkontakte-ltd, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas Is Difficult to Break

Dangerously dependent on Russian gas, Germany is still refusing to cut off President Putin, whose war it is effectively subsidizing to the tune of some $220 million a day.

#coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #merkel-angela, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ukraine Is the First Real World War

In World War Wired, virtually everyone everywhere can observe the fighting at a granular level, participate in some way or be affected economically.

#computers-and-the-internet, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Soaring Cost of Diesel Ripples Through the Global Economy

Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused a steep rise in a fuel essential to truckers, farmers and industry. Europe is hardest hit.

#agriculture-and-farming, #automobiles, #diesel-power, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #refineries, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #united-states-economy

States Close Mass Test and Vaccine Sites, but Uptick in Virus May Loom

Officials say demand has slowed as coronavirus cases have fallen. But some experts question the scaling back of services, especially vaccination campaigns.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #federal-aid-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #milwaukee-wis, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

In Kyiv Suburb, Ukrainian Military Claims a Big Prize

Ukrainian soldiers have essentially retaken, for now, the town of Irpin, the scene of fierce fighting in recent weeks. Its success shows the steep challenges Russia faces in trying to capture Ukraine’s capital.

#defense-and-military-forces, #irpin-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Mariupol Residents Fight to Survive in Bombed and Besieged City

For three weeks, the Ukrainian port city has been without water, heat, electricity and all communication under a merciless Russian assault. Here’s what its residents have been enduring.

#bombs-and-explosives, #mariupol-ukraine, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

German Gas Prices’ Fate With Russia’s War in Ukraine

When a small import threatens to become a big problem.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Spike in Inflation Reignites Debate on Price Controls

A discussion over whether price controls would work to stem inflation is sweeping progressives. So far, it has little political acceptance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #nixon-richard-milhous, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumsfeld-donald-h, #shortages, #united-states-economy

Covid Treatments Including Paxlovid Are Rationed as Cases Spike

Scarce supplies and surging Covid cases have caused health officials, hospitals, doctors and patients to scramble for pills and infusions.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #glaxosmithkline-plc, #hospitals, #paxlovid-drug, #pfizer-inc, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

How to Stay Safe if You’re Trapped in Your Car During a Snowstorm

Safety experts offer advice on how people can keep warm and collected if they are stranded for hours on the road. Their top tip? Be prepared.

#automobiles, #content-type-service, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

India’s Supreme Court Mandates Benefits for Sex Workers

Officials must enter them into databases for voting and benefits, the judges said, after they suffered from the effects of Covid-19 lockdowns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-trafficking, #india, #prostitution, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-of-india

How San Diego Has Water Despite a Punishing Drought

Sustainability measures that the city and county have taken over decades are paying off. But residents still might have to do more.

#agriculture-and-farming, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #infrastructure-public-works, #newsom-gavin, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #reservoirs, #san-diego-county-calif, #water

China’s Power Problems Expose a Strategic Weakness

The country’s energy inefficiency and dependence on climate-damaging coal threaten to damage its image as a reliable manufacturing base.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-efficiency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shortages, #solar-energy, #steel-and-iron

In Alaska’s Covid Crisis, Doctors Must Decide Who Lives and Who Dies

Amid the nation’s worst Covid-19 outbreak, patients are trapped in remote communities and doctors are prioritizing treatment based on who is most likely to survive.

#alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #providence-alaska-medical-center, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

Arizona’s Megadrought Tests the Hopi Tribe’s Resilience

The tribe has survived for more than a thousand years in the arid mesas. The megadrought gripping the Southwest is testing that resilience.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #cattle, #drought, #irrigation, #native-americans, #ranches, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #water

The Economic Mistake Democrats Are Finally Confronting

The left needs to think as much about supply as it does about demand. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #income, #inflation-economics, #liberalism-us-politics, #niskanen-center, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

The Afghan Army Collapsed Against the Taliban. Here’s Why.

It pains me to see President Biden and other Western officials blame the Afghan Army for collapsing but not mention why that happened.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #corruption-institutional, #defense-and-military-forces, #ghani-ashraf, #helicopters, #helmand-province-afghanistan, #kabul-afghanistan, #lashkar-gah-afghanistan, #military-aircraft, #politics-and-government, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.

#anxiety-and-stress, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #research, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Mask Companies Struggle to Compete with China

Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can’t compete.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #stockpiling, #world-trade-organization

‘Democracy Is Truly in Crisis’

Readers decry Republican efforts that they view as voter suppression. Also: Allocating vaccines; teaching our children about race.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gavi-the-vaccine-alliance, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #voting-and-voters

This Is the Wrong Way to Distribute Badly Needed Vaccines

Countries should be getting vaccines based on their needs, not their population.

#argentina, #brazil, #coalition-for-epidemic-preparedness-innovations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gavi-the-vaccine-alliance, #ghana, #india, #ivory-coast, #kenya, #malawi, #mongolia, #peru, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #south-sudan, #united-states, #uruguay, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

How a Volunteer Army is Trying to Vaccinate Black People in the Rural South

In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi are trying to shrink the racial disparities in vaccine access.

#alabama, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #greenville-miss, #medicine-and-health, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rural-areas, #southern-states-us, #tuscaloosa-ala, #vaccination-and-immunization

Getting the Vaccine Isn’t Easy for Black Americans in the Rural South

In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi are trying to shrink the racial disparities in vaccine access.

#alabama, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #greenville-miss, #medicine-and-health, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rural-areas, #southern-states-us, #tuscaloosa-ala, #vaccination-and-immunization

India’s Farm Subsidies Lead to Waste but Support Millions

In a country plagued with malnutrition, government support has led to wasted crop surpluses. But with jobs lacking, many feel they have little choice but to work the land.

#agriculture-and-farming, #crop-controls-and-subsidies, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #grain, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #labor-and-jobs, #modi-narendra, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #punjab-pakistan, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rice

The Ageism and Ableism Driving the Vaccine Rollout Is Deadly

The state-sanctioned callous treatment of some of us as disposable has put everyone at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

Modi’s Budget for India Reflects Stark Choices

Health care and infrastructure spending received significant increases, but fears about inflation could hold back efforts to get the economy surging again.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gross-domestic-product, #india, #inflation-economics, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #stimulus-economic

As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come

The coronavirus killed far fewer people in Africa than in Europe and the Americas, leading to a widespread perception that it was a disease of the West. Now, a tide of new cases on the continent is raising alarms.

#africa, #africa-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #african-union, #black-people, #cape-town-south-africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #durban-south-africa, #egypt, #elderly, #ethiopia, #hargeisa-somaliland, #johannesburg-south-africa, #kenya, #morocco, #nairobi-kenya, #nigeria, #port-elizabeth-south-africa, #quarantines, #ramaphosa-cyril, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shabab, #somalia, #south-africa, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #tunisia, #uganda, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilators-medical, #world-health-organization, #zimbabwe

Covid Meds Are Scarce, but Not for Trump Cronies

Rudy Giuliani got monoclonal antibodies. You probably can’t.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #health-and-human-services-department, #hospitals, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #trump-donald-j

Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t

Rudolph W. Giuliani became the latest in President Trump’s inner circle to boast about the treatment he received for Covid-19, as hospitals across the country ration care.

#carson-benjamin-s, #christie-christopher-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eli-lilly-and-company, #ethics-personal, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #shortages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

People Are Still Having Sex. So Why Are S.T.D. Rates Dropping?

Public health officials believe many cases are going undetected as clinics close during the pandemic and testing supplies are diverted to coronavirus screening.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chlamydia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gonorrhea, #medicine-and-health, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #syphilis, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

What if Trump Fought the Virus as Hard as He Fought for His Wall?

Many thousands of American lives would have been saved.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #masks, #rage-book, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shortages, #states-us, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care?

If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.

#age-chronological, #altruism, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #elderly, #hastings-center, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shortages, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-health

Here Are the Differences Between the House and Senate Coronavirus Relief Bills

Lawmakers will have to bridge significant policy gaps to reach an election-year agreement on how to best provide relief to businesses and families still reeling from the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #republican-party, #senate, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Who Gets the Covid-19 Vaccine First? Here’s One Idea

A weighted lottery gives everyone a chance at a drug or vaccine in short supply. But some have a better shot than others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #remdesivir-drug, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

Victory Gardens Were More About Solidarity Than Survival

During World War II, millions of Americans grew their own vegetables, but the movement was driven much more by government and corporate messaging than by the threat of starvation.

#rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #roosevelt-eleanor, #seeds, #vegetables, #world-war-ii-1939-45

To Compare an Apple to a Submarine

Perchance to dream?

#apples, #quibi-holdings-llc, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #submarines-and-submersibles, #torpedoes

Preppers Are Quite Prepared to Enjoy Some Vindication

In Silicon Valley, gearing up for the apocalypse was a cliché. Now it’s a credential.

#altman-sam, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #doomsday, #epidemics, #preppers, #prepping, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #ramey-john, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #stockpiling, #stokes-jon, #the-prepared