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Poll: Millennials would sacrifice pay for environmental responsibility

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Three-quarters of millennials would take a job with a lower salary if it meant they could work for a company that was environmentally responsible, while 40% of millennials have chosen a job because of a company’s strong sustainability practices, according to a survey reported by Fast Company.

Why it matters: Millennials will make up about 75% of the workforce in the next 6 years, so focusing on sustainability may give businesses a competitive edge in hiring. Nearly 10% of all respondents — regardless of age — said they would take a $5,000-$10,000 pay cut to work for environmentally responsible firms.

What your city's climate will be in 2080

By 2080, many urban areas in the U.S. could have a climate similar to cities today that are hundreds of miles to the south and southwest, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

Data: Fitzpatrick, et. al., "Contemporary climate analogs for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century", 2019; Note: Projection assumes C02 emissions continue unchecked; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios
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