Bay Area will end sales of gas furnaces and water heaters. Here’s what it means for you

The move affects both existing homes and new construction, in the San Francisco Bay area which will be required to turn to electric home appliances. Here are the details. (San Francisco Chronicle) Comment: We expect you'll see this spreading across the country.  When it's time for Bay Area residents to replace their water heaters, they might consider tankless water heaters. Also, if the government is going to mandate this, it may be that the government may need to come up with a plan to provide financing. I suspect not everyone will have the cash or credit on a credit card to pay for a tankless heater, which will be more expensive to install, but over its lifetime produce a 34% savings.

Genetic samples from the market were recently uploaded to an international database and then removed after scientists asked China about them. (New York Times)

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