The Capitol Hill Anthrax Attacks – Fall 2001


in October 2001— “first 9/11, and now this?” By Ted Stanich. Associate Administrator, Office of Homeland Security. As we remember the events of September 11, and mark the 19 th anniversary and Patriot Day last week, I am reminded of the mood in Washington, D.C.

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We Remember Sept. 11, 2001 - DEP Responds To A National Tragedy

PA Environment Daily

We all remember where we were and what we were doing on September 11, 2001, but the employees of the Department of Environmental Protection remember better than most because they played a key role in responding to the Somerset County crash site of Flight 93.

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New high-resolution map shows fires caused one third of global forest loss between 2001 and 2019

Frontier Sin

The study shows that one third of global forest loss between 2001 and 2019 was due to fires, which is higher than previous estimates. The new map showed that the proportion of global forest loss due to fires between 2001 and 2019 is 26% to 29%, higher than previously estimated.

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We Remember Sept. 11, 2001- DEP’s Betsy Mallison, One Of Thousands To Respond

PA Environment Daily

We will all remember where we were and what we were doing on September 11, 2001, but Betsy Mallison, Community Relations Coordinator from DEP’s Southwest Regional Office in Pittsburgh, will remember it more vividly than most.

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Fires Consuming Nearly Twice as Much Forest as They Did 20 Years Ago

Yale E360

Wildfires are destroying nearly twice as much tree cover globally as they did in 2001, burning through an additional 7.4 million acres of forest annually, an area roughly the size of Belgium, a new analysis shows. Read more on E360

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New book celebrates Illinois couple’s turning back time in their own backyard

Environmental News Bits

In 2001, when he and his wife, Nancy, moved to their home outside… Read more → Books Green lifestyle Illinois LandscapingRead the full story at Great Lakes Echo. Wildflowers peek their heads through the grass. An eastern tailed-blue butterfly flits among the tall, swaying blades as a red-winged blackbird flies overhead. When Fred Delcomyn looks outside, this is what he might see.

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These ergonomic writing tools took 20 years to create


Achille Castiglioni and Gianfranco Cavalgià created the design in 2001. These pens have a distinct look that immediately gets attention. It turns out, there's good reason for that: They were designed by architects. The project was unpublished and kept in a Milan-based studio. The thought process that went into the design and the story of how these writing instruments took 20 years to complete

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A Tale of Two Hockey Sticks

Real Climate

Two decades ago, the so-called “Hockey Stick” curve , published in 1999 by me and my co-authors (Mann, Bradley and Hughes, 1999) , was featured in the all-important “Summary for Policy Makers” (SPM) of the 2001 IPCC Third Assessment report.

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A CERES of fortunate events…

Real Climate

The CERES estimates of the top-of-atmosphere radiative fluxes are available from 2001 to the present. Vahrenholt, "Radiative Energy Flux Variation from 2001–2020", Atmosphere , vol.

Meet the Idiomysis Shrimp, the Social Butterfly of the Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

mozambica (2001), I. Recently, while looking at underwater macro photography, I stumbled across an adorable type of shrimp that I had never seen before. Their bulging eyes and tiny, colorful bodies were simply too cute to handle. I wanted to learn more. Surprisingly, a Google (and even Bing!)

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Raman and PL at the nanoscale: why it’s important for 2D materials

Physics World

In 2001, he started to use SPM, while working as an application scientist for QPT, Inc. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Most read articles of March 2022: Secrets of ancient leftovers revealed and endangered shark discovered in pet food

Frontier Sin

New high-resolution map shows fires caused one third of global forest loss between 2001 and 2019. By Colm Gorey, Science Communications Manager, Frontiers. Image: Each month, Frontiers shines a spotlight on some of the leading research across a wide range of topics.

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Former MDPI CEO Dr. Franck Vazquez joins Frontiers

Frontier Sin

in biochemistry and molecular biology in 2001. Publishing industry veteran and a former chief executive officer of MDPI, Dr. Franck Vazquez, has been appointed to lead Frontiers’ strategic partnerships.

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South African robotic telescope to begin search for the afterglow of cosmic events

Physics World

telescope, which has been managed by UCD since 2001. . A new optical telescope in South Africa that will measure the brightness of?transient transient sources will begin operation in mid-July. Located at the?Boyden

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Taking Climate Change to the International Court of Justice: Legal and Procedural Issues

Law Columbia

For example, the court would hear about the Draft Articles on the Prevention of Transboundary Harm from Hazardous Activities, promulgated by the International Law Commission in 2001. By Michael B. Gerrard. Note: On September 26, 2019, the Vanuatu Permanent Mission to the United Nations hosted a workshop on seeking an advisory opinion on climate change from the International Court of Justice.

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Is York Region about to Hit the Accelerator on Car-Dependent Sprawl?

Enviromental Defense

Put in concrete terms this means that while York Region used about 6,400 acres between 2001 and 2019 the new plans would see it burn through roughly 25,000 more acres by 2051.

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The Seeds of Belonging

Academy of Natural Sciences

I started WINS in 1989 and didn’t leave until 2001!

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WINS Founder Donates Treasure Trove of History

Academy of Natural Sciences

For 10 years she worked to establish the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center, which opened in 2001, and she served on the boards of the Girl Scouts and PECO’s Energy Education Advisory Council.

Thomas E. Lovejoy, III (1941-2021)

Academy of Natural Sciences

In 2001 he was awarded the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. On December 25 the world lost one of the great champions of conservation and a long-time friend and associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Tom Lovejoy.

Pennsylvania's Penncrest High School Team Places 10th In International Envirothon Competition!

PA Environment Daily

Pennsylvania has won the International Envirothon competition in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2017 and frequently places in the top 10 finishers.

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Continuous Bose–Einstein condensate opens the door to continuous-wave atom lasers

Physics World

BECs were first made in 1995 and their creators were rewarded with the 2001 Nobel Prize for Physics. A continuous Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) has been produced by researchers in the Netherlands.

Olympic heat

A Greener Life

Between 2001 and 2020, the frequency of heatwaves in Beijing was nearly three times that of the previous 40-year period. Olympic athletes suffered the impact of the heat following the men’s triathlon. Photo credit: Loic Venance / AFP. By Anders Lorenzen.

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Leadership Blog Part 10: Reclaiming Our Environmental Imagination (NEPA at 50 and beyond)

NAEP Leadership Blog

On March 28, 2001, a group of writers including Scott Russell Sanders, Bill McKibben, and Richard Nelson introduced to Congress a new book entitled, Artic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony.

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Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters

Science & Climate

To identify the ecological drivers of heart disease, the scientists combined several domoic acid datasets with detailed life history data from 186 free-ranging southern sea otters in California from 2001 to 2017. Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters.

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Parents of Children Killed by Fentanyl, and Environmental Progress, Request Action by Los Angeles Sheriff

Environmental Progress

July 28, 2021 Sheriff Alex Villanueva Hall of Justice 211 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 229-1700 Dear Sheriff Villanueva, Thank you for taking action to end the homeless encampments in Venice Beach with care and compassion.

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Living at high altitudes may lower chance of having a deadly stroke

Frontier Sin

By Conn Hastings, science writer. A town in the Ecuadorian Andes mountains. Image: ireneuke/ Researchers in Ecuador are the first to investigate the risk of stroke-related death and hospitalization in people living at four different altitude ranges.

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Lessor Prevails in Texas Lease Termination Dispute

Energy & the Law

Lessees Gramwich et al sued in 2001 alleging that lessor Meng engaged in “actions that were bizarre and numerous” that interfered with operations under a 1996 oil and gas lease on 2,000 acres in Throckmorton County. Lollygag: To fool around and waste time; dawdle.

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PA Envirothon Names Greg Bonsall New Executive Director

PA Environment Daily

Pennsylvania has won the International Envirothon competition in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2017 and frequently places in the top 10 finishers.

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Majorana bosons could exist in dissipative systems, calculations suggest

Physics World

However, Majorana fermion quasiparticles – akin to “split” electrons – can theoretically be stable in systems such as superconductors, as predicted in 2001 by Alexei Kitaev , who is now at Caltech.

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The Latest and Greatest in Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments

Law of the Lands

Flash forward to 2001, when a group of 28 new “rebel barons” sent a petition to Queen Elizabeth II asking that she withhold Royal Assent to any legislation that would ratify the European Union’s 2000 Treaty of Nice.

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In 2001, the Supreme Court ruled in Whitman v. Posted on February 23, 2022 by Karl S. Coplan. image: Climate Change and Developing Countries – Public Health Notes.

Ohio River Valley Institute: 6% Population Loss, 3.3% Job Loss In PA's 'Natural Gas' Counties Show Misplaced Faith In Economic Benefits Of Oil & Gas Development By Policymakers

PA Environment Daily

But 6% Population Loss Yet, from 2001 to 2020, the “natural gas” counties lost over 6% of their residents, a rate of population loss greater than that of the “control” counties and nearly as bad as rural population loss in the most afflicted states nationally.

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Could commercial fusion power plants get us to net zero?

Physics World

If their efforts succeed, that would put them well ahead of ITER, which largely froze its design in about 2001 and hasn’t been able to exploit recent huge advances in high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets.

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Report from COP22: High Level Talks Begin

Law Columbia

The Adaptation Fund, which supports projects to help developing countries adapt to climate change, was created in 2001 at the last COP held in Marrakech (i.e., UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, with the King of Morocco and President of the COP, at the High Level Segment on Tuesday.

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11th Circuit Finds Not All Disputed Medical Evidence Must be Construed in a Seaman’s Favor

The Energy Law Blog

2001). On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit addressed the question of whether the 1962 U.S. Supreme Court holding in Vaughan v. Atkinson , 369 U.S.

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The Stream, June 11, 2021: Proposal Would Cut Individual Water Use In Delhi By 17 Percent

Circle of Blue

million in federal funding to update the water treatment plant in Uranium City, a rural community that has been under water advisories since 2001. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN. The Delhi Development Authority proposes to cut daily water use by 17 percent over 20 years.

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Frontiers’ volunteers: Riding for restoration and… cake

Frontier Sin

However, the reality is that from 2001 to 2020, Switzerland lost 40.3kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 2.6% Frontiers’ volunteers have always been at the forefront of community and societal responses.

Colorado Put the Institution in Institutional Controls


In 2001, the Colorado legislature took these issues head on. Certainly, there have been no new Love Canals or Spring Valleys in Colorado since 2001. Posted on August 4, 2021 by Dan Miller.

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PA Environmental Council Recognizes DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn With Lifetime Achievement Award

PA Environment Daily

She served on the PEC Board of Directors from 1999 to 2001. On April 6, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council announced Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will receive PEC’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Climate crisis could double frequency of extreme regional summer droughts in Europe

Frontier Sin

was compared to the present day (2001 to 2020). . By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: Quintanilla/Shutterstock. Europe is heading towards a future with more extreme summer droughts, a new study shows.

Could a conventional chair be a quantum measuring device?

Physics World

Another example of a phase-transformation QMD is the superconducting-nanowire single-photon detector , first reported by Gregory Gol’tsman and co-workers in 2001. There is no doubt that something extraordinary happens when a particle interacts with a quantum measuring device (QMD).

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How a Federal Drought Relief Program Left Southern Oregon Parched—and Contributed to the Ongoing Groundwater Crisis in the West

Circle of Blue

In 2001, the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), a federal agency that manages the agricultural water supply within the basin, began paying farmers to pump large amounts of groundwater out of the aquifers below.

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DCNR Designates September 11th National Memorial Trail As A Statewide Major Greenway

PA Environment Daily

The trail serves as a tribute to the fallen heroes who perished as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack and the many heroes who committed themselves to the response.

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