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A Beach Haiku

Environmental and Urban Economics

The Low Tide Beckons No more Economics Talk I will Tweet later

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Republicans Reject the Freedom to Vote Act

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To Find Out If ExxonMobil Really Supports a Carbon Tax, Just Follow the Money

Union of Concerned Scientists

Despite claiming to endorse a carbon tax, ExxonMobil has funneled millions of dollars to lawmakers who oppose the idea. Climate Change Energy

Black-hole laser could have quantum computing applications

Physics World

An electromagnetic analogue for a black hole laser – a system that could theoretically amplify Hawking radiation from the event horizon of a black hole and make it observable – has been proposed by Haruna Katayama of Hiroshima University in Japan.

This Simple Experiment Could Challenge Standard Quantum Theory

Scientific American

Measuring the time it takes particles to travel between two points may offer the best-yet test for Bohmian mechanics. -- Read more on Space & Physics Quantum Physics

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When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago? New study may have found clues within ants

Frontier Sin

By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: Yongkiet Jitwattanatam/ The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Now, a new study has brought us closer to understanding some of its evolution.

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Incorporating Local Public Health Dynamics into The Rosen/Roback Spatial Equilibrium Model

Environmental and Urban Economics

Imagine if there is an infectious disease that spreads within cities but not across cities. Throughout the COVID crisis, the city specific infection rate has varied across cities at each point in time. In a city facing a rising infection rate, people can adapt by either engaging in costly self protection (self isolating) or through public health interventions such as vaccinating the local population. In this case, public health substitutes for private health protection investments.

Could the future of vaccines be syringe-free?

Physics World

In the global fight against COVID-19, around 6.8 billion vaccine doses have been administered across the world, a figure that is likely to rise as more doses become available and with many countries now recommending booster jabs.

COVID Vaccine Makers Prepare for a Variant Worse than Delta

Scientific American

Companies are updating vaccines and testing them on people to prepare for whatever comes next in the pandemic. -- Read more on Health Vaccines

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From Homes to Cars, It’s Now Time to Electrify Everything

Yale E360

The key to shifting away from fossil fuels is for consumers to begin replacing their home appliances, heating systems, and cars with electric versions powered by clean electricity. The challenges are daunting, but the politics will change when the economic benefits are widely felt. Read more on E360

HotSpots H2O: As Famine Looms in East Africa, Humanitarian Groups Call for Urgent Action

Circle of Blue

Drought has left millions in the region facing food insecurity—and conditions are expected to get worse. The landscape of Kulaley Village in northern Kenya lays barren after a drought in 2011. Photo © OxFam East Africa / Wikimedia Commons.

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Scanning the cosmos for signs of alien technology

Physics World

In 1802 the young German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss suggested a way to make our presence known to would-be Martians – by clearing a huge area in the Siberian forest, planting it with wheat, and creating a pattern indicative of the Pythagorean theorem.

Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

Scientific American

Experts hope that with the incoming Biden administration, the federal government will finally regulate a class of chemicals known as PFASs. -- Read more on News Environment Pollution Water Public Health Policy

Finding Bright Spots in the Global Coral Reef Catastrophe

Yale E360

The first-ever report on the world’s coral reefs presents a grim picture, as losses mount due to global warming. But there are signs of hope — some regions are having coral growth, and researchers found that corals can recover if given a decade of reprieve from hot water. Read more on E360

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Colorado’s Fossil Fuel Industry Wants to Buy Your Friendship. Don’t Be Fooled.

Union of Concerned Scientists

A new UCS report found that the oil and gas industry has spent massive amounts of money in Colorado to buy political influence and block public health and environmental safeguards. Climate Change Energy Scientific Integrity climate change impacts disinformation fossil fuel companies

Statute of Frauds Torpedoes an Overriding Royalty Sale

Energy & the Law

Co-author Brittany Blakey. Here we go again, in Gary and Theresa Poenisch Family Ltd. P’Ship v. TMH Land Servs., learning that a purported Texas land transaction will not be enforced if the parties fail to comply with the Statute of Frauds.

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Quantum imaging techniques could help find exoplanets

Physics World

Astronomers in Australia and the UK have shown how exoplanets could be observed directly by using quantum hypothesis testing methods to analyse telescope images.

Disturbing Answers to the Mystery of Tuskless Female Elephants

Scientific American

When poaching abounds, a genetic trait for tusklessness is selected for. -- Read more on Environment Endangered Species

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What’s Up With Water – October 18, 2021

Circle of Blue

Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water,” your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann.

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EPA Plans to Take Bold Action on PFAS. Will it Be Enough?

Union of Concerned Scientists

EPA's new plans for regulating PFAS are an important step in the right direction. But more needs to be done. Science and Democracy environmental justice EPA impacted communities PFAS

More companies pledge ‘net-zero’ emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean?

Environmental News Bits

by Amrou Awaysheh (Indiana University) You’ll probably hear the term “net-zero emissions” a lot over the coming weeks as government leaders and CEOs, under pressure, talk about how they’ll reduce their countries’ or businesses’ impact on climate change.

Climate change in a nutshell: the causes and effects of global warming, simply put

Physics World

It might sound impossible to explain something as complex as the mechanisms of climate change both simply and accurately.

Vapor Storms Are Threatening People and Property

Scientific American

More moisture in a warmer atmosphere is fueling intense hurricanes and flooding rains. -- Read more on Features Environment Climate Change

Surging Energy Prices May Not Ease Until Next Year


By Andrea Pescatori , Martin Stuermer , and Nico Valckx. Soaring natural gas prices are rippling through global energy markets—and other economic sectors from factories to utilities.

Here’s What Richer Countries Must Deliver to Make COP26 in Glasgow a Success

Union of Concerned Scientists

We’re less than two weeks out from the start of the annual U.N. international climate talks, also referred to as COP26, which are set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31-November 12. The gravity of the moment should be sinking in for world leaders.

A systematic literature review on employee relations with CSR: State of art and future research agenda

Environmental News Bits

Onkila, T., & Sarna, B. 2021). “A systematic literature review on employee relations with CSR: State of art and future research agenda.” ” Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 1-13.

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First positronium image recorded during a PET scan

Physics World

Simultaneous scans: Positronium lifetime image (left) and standardized uptake value image (right) of a phantom containing tumour and adipose tissue samples, recorded using the Jagiellonian-PET scanner. The positronium image reveals differences between cancerous and healthy tissues.

We Need to Ground Truth Assumptions about Gene Therapy

Scientific American

Researchers, practitioners and patients must balance the discipline’s promise with its reality. -- Read more on Innovations In Health Health Care

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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: October 22, 2021

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Your Chicken Nuggets May Be Driving the Pandemic

Union of Concerned Scientists

Earlier this year, Tyson Foods, Inc., the biggest chicken and meat company in the United States (ranked fifth in the world), spent just over $2 billion to buy Keystone Foods, the company that makes every single chicken nugget that gets sold by McDonald’s.

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A major federal response to occupational extreme heat is here at last

Environmental News Bits

by Lynée Turek-Hankins and Katharine Mach (University of Miami) The summer of 2021 was devilishly hot across much of the U.S.

Celebrating Open Access Week 2021, new environmental open-access journals

Physics World

Next week marks International Open Access Week 2021 , which has as its theme “It matters how we open knowledge: building structural equity”. Now in its 13th year, the global event aims to promote the benefits of open-access publishing.

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How Airborne Microplastics Affect Climate Change

Scientific American

Like other aerosols, these tiny particles scatter and absorb sunlight, influencing Earth’s temperature. -- Read more on Environment Climate Change Pollution

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: October 21, 2021

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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