How California Is Building the Nation’s First Privacy Police

Tracy Rosenberg, executive director of the nonprofit Media Alliance, a Bay Area public interest group that also works with Oakland Privacy, a community group, said the agency would face “a certain amount of political pressure.” “We really don’t know how the governor and Legislature will react if there is a pullback due to the measures …

Building Apps Helps Turn the Office into a Touchless Experience

Myrna Coronado-Brookover, senior vice president of asset services at Transwestern, a commercial real estate company that helped oversee the app’s rollout, said the app is “an important piece of technology that helps people feel safe going back to the office.” in the building. Building applications also offer the ability to monitor the use of conference …

A fight broke out over the Manhattan Building of the New York Blood Center

Although its name is New York, the Blood Center has long since expanded beyond the city and now operates in more than a dozen states, operating a collection of blood banks and laboratories mostly in the Northeast and Midwest. The center supplies about 80 percent of the blood in New York City hospitals and More …

Developers Are Building More Net-Zero Homes As Climate Concerns Grow

During their three years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nicole Rae and Brian Mastenbrook have become increasingly concerned about California’s wildfires. The sky would turn orange, ash would settle on the plants and patio railings, and Ms. Rae, a 30-year-old teacher with asthma, would have trouble breathing. In May, he and Mr. Mastenbrook, a …

A German Architectural Firm Embraces Sustainable Building Practices

This article is part of a special report Climate Solutionslooks to worldwide efforts to make a difference. There was a time when Martin Henn’s grandfather and father were at the peak of their careers, when many architects lived by the simple belief: bigger was better. But with a growing awareness of how this thinking contributes …

Biden’s Leadership Pick NEA Sees Culture as a Community Building Tool

President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s new nominee will lead National Endowment for the Arts He is a senior arts administrator and tenured professor at Arizona State University with a background in embracing the importance of urban planning and the arts at the neighborhood level. Candidate Maria Rosario Jackson is a recognized expert in creative space …

China Pledges to Stop Building Coal Plant Abroad: Announced

China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, said on Tuesday that his country stop building Coal-fired power plants offshore are a major shift for the world’s second-largest economy to move away from fossil fuel support. China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad,” he said. United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. The news comes amid a …

China Pledges to Stop Building Coal-Fired Power Plants Abroad

In a move designed to bolster Beijing’s climate reference, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will stop building coal-fired power plants overseas and end support for construction projects that rely on the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels. “China will increase support for other developing countries in the development of green and low-carbon energy and will …

Google Will Spend $2.1 Billion on Manhattan Office Building

Google announced Tuesday that it will spend $2.1 billion to purchase a sprawling Manhattan office building on the banks of the Hudson River, further bolstering the tech giant’s rapidly expanding presence in New York City, providing a jolt of optimism for a city whipped by the pandemic and shift. to work remotely. st. John’s Terminal …