Japan 2011 earthquake and tsunami linked to increased risk of dementia

New Scientist

People aged 65 years or over who lost their homes in the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami typically saw an increase in their rate of cognitive decline

2011 87

Watchdog: Lack of DOD action may have caused ‘preventable’ risks from ‘forever chemicals’

Environmental News Bits

The department’s inspector general (IG) said in a report issued last week that in 2011, Defense officials issued an alert saying… Read more → Department of Defense PFAS PublicationsRead the full story at The Hill. A report from an internal watchdog says that a lack of action from the Defense Department may have led to people being exposed to “preventable” risks from toxic chemicals.

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A Tale of Two Hockey Sticks

Real Climate

Temperatures during the most recent decade (2011–2020) exceed those of the most recent multi-century warm period, around 6500 years ago13 [0.2°C

2001 97

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

Circle of Blue

The landscape of Kulaley Village in northern Kenya lays barren after a drought in 2011. In 2011, two failed rainy seasons thrust the Horn of Africa into the worst famine of the twenty-first century.

2011 103

Will President Biden's Low Carbon Policy Efforts be Slowed Down by the Gruenspecht Effect and Slow Economic Growth?

Environmental and Urban Economics

See my 2011 paper with Lucas Davis. Matt Kotchen and my 2011 paper takes this logic a step further. In recent decades, U.S Clean Air Regulations have focused on reducing the emissions of new cars, new factories and new power plants. Old cars, old factories and old power plants have often been "grandfathered" and haven't faced regulations. Given the durability of capital, this differential regulation creates long lags between "cause" and "effect".

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What’s Up With Water – October 18, 2021

Circle of Blue

A 2018 government report found that between 1999 and 2011, the number of South African rivers in poor ecological health increased by 500 percent. 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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Quantum computational advantage and beyond

Physics World

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2004, and a PhD in physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 2011. Since 2011, he is a Professor of Physics at USTC. Want to take part in this webinar?

2011 74

Remembering the Great Auk

Academy of Natural Sciences

It was paid for by private donors and installed in 2011. . Many countries have erected memorials to commemorate the lives and violent deaths of their heroes. In the U.S.,

2011 52

Climate Change Adaptation Lessons from Freezing Texas

Environmental and Urban Economics

Read Frank Wolak's 2011 paper. This blog post will sketch out some optimistic economics 101 lessons for how to reduce the risk of future Texas power blackouts without building a single new power plant.

France Seeks More Protective European Definition of Nanomaterials

Nanotech

As reported in our May 7, 2021, blog item , the European Commission (EC) recently held a targeted stakeholder consultation to update, test, and verify the preliminary findings of its review of the 2011 Recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial.

2011 63

Why Climate Economics Continues to Succeed

Environmental and Urban Economics

My 2011 paper with Matt Kotchen on political economy of regulation was discussed by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show! A blog post that responds to Noah Smith's provocative piece titled Why Has Climate Economics Failed Us? It raises a deep question. What is the point of climate economics research? I will respond below. Dr. Smith's piece also throws some low blows. My friend Richard Tol is singled out for reasons I don't understand.

IMPROVING CONSULTATION WITH TRIBES IS AN EPA PRIORITY, BUT WHAT ABOUT IMPROVING STATE-TRIBAL ENGAGEMENT? RECENT ACTIONS BY MICHIGAN ARE WORTH CONSIDERATION

Acoel

EPA’s current policy on tribal consultation is set forth in the May 4, 2011 “EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes.” Administrator Regan’s pledge to improve the consultation process suggests substantive changes to EPA’s 2011 Consultation Policy may be in the works. Posted on October 11, 2021 by Steve Chester. On September 30, 2021, U.S.

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Emerging Investigator Series – Xiao Su

Water Research & Technology

He obtained his Bachelor in Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2011, and PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2017.

2009 60

Electrochemistry-based and -coupled characterization of energy storage materials

Physics World

She received a Woman of Distinction Award in the Education Category in 2011 from the Girl Scouts of Western New York, and 2010 Early Career Travel Award from the ECS Battery Division. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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U.S. House Passes Bill Requiring EPA to Regulate PFAS Compounds

Environment Next

House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act of 2011 , requiring EPA to establish nationwide drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS, two of the thousands of PFAS compounds. On July 21, 2021, the U.S.

EUON Publishes Nanopinion on the Need for Updating Language Regarding Nanomaterials

Nanotech

In 2011, the European Commission (EC) adopted a definition that describes a nanomaterial as a material at the nanoscale.

2011 63

Guest Commentary: Brazilian’s first tort climate case for illegal deforestation in Amazonia

Law Columbia

hectares (the equivalent of 4,650 football fields) between 2011 and 2018. By Maria Antonia Tigre *. Brazilian Amazon.

Opinion: So, Germany, you want to do more to tackle climate change?

A Greener Life

The country’s struggle to reduce its reliance on coal was significantly helped by the purely ideological and populist decision to phase out all its nuclear power stations by 2022 (initially following the Fukushima accident in 2011 in Japan) .

Treating Children With Disabilities

Global Green

And in neighbouring Laos, dozens of families, including school children and teenagers have received medical and social support since 2011, plus training on health care in Agent Orange-contaminated areas.

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A Decade of Drexel and the Academy

Academy of Natural Sciences

26, 2011, the two Philadelphia institutions pledged to combine their strengths to mutually expand their global scientific reputations and capabilities. 57% | Percent growth of the Academy’s endowment between 2011 and 2021. ~60

2011 52

Texas Supreme Court Reverses Subsurface Trespass Judgment

Energy & the Law

Regency’s 2011 application for an amended permit predicted that the injectate plume created by increased disposal would take 30 years to migrate 2,900 feet from the injection point. Regency Field Services LLC v.

2009 130

Microfluidic systems for the skin: Quantitative sensing of biomarkers in sweat

Physics World

Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience. Recent advances in materials, mechanics, and manufacturing establish the foundations for high-performance classes of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies that have physical properties matched to those of human skin.

2002 82

HotSpots H2O: When War Destroys Water Systems, Children Suffer the Most

Circle of Blue

The al-Feijeh spring, which supplies over 70 percent of Damascus’s potable water, has been significantly damaged by airstrikes and ground attacks amid the country’s civil war, which began in 2011. Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue. Christian Thorsberg, Circle of Blue.

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Building a More Resilient, Just City

Academy of Natural Sciences

Flooding on the Schuylkill River from Hurricane Irene, 2011. As extreme storms become more ubiquitous, Philadelphia is among numerous cities grappling with flooding issues against the backdrop of aging infrastructure, rising sea levels and more extreme precipitation events.

Where are the World’s Plastic Pollution Hotspots?

Ocean Conservancy

Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox since we first hosted an international scientific working group on marine debris at University of California Santa Barbara in 2011.

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Five Nobel Prize winners publish scientific article collection for children

Frontier Sin

Quasi-Crystal, Not Quasi-Scientist , written by Dan Shechtman , awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011. The Nobel Collection of free scientific articles for next generation of scientists goes live.

2004 114

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Correction Deeds in a Case of First Impression

Energy & the Law

In 2011, the Texas Legislature enacted the Correction Instrument Statute (Property Code §§5.027-5.030) to enlarge the instances in which a correction instrument could be executed. Co-author Rusty Tucker.

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Electrochemistry and coupled chemo-mechanical phenomena in batteries beyond intercalation

Physics World

Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience. Lithium (Li) metal has been considered an ideal anode for high-energy rechargeable Li batteries, while Li nucleation and growth at the nanoscale remain mysterious as to achieving reversible stripping and deposition.

2005 83

Allegheny Land Trust, Partners: 120-Acre Tract Of Woodlands/Meadows Preserved In Butler County

PA Environment Daily

GRLC was originally formed to ensure that the lake would be restored after it was drained in 2011 due to its unsafe earthen dam.

Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Clarify Oil Refinery Exemptions

Brag

The bill clarifies that only oil refineries that have been continuously receiving small refinery exemptions (SRE) since 2011 should be eligible to petition for extensions of renewable fuel blending requirement exemptions. By Lynn L. Bergeson. On July 2, 2021, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Randy Feenstra (R-IA) introduced a bill called the Small Refinery Exemption Clarification Act of 2021.

The Emerging New Economic Geography of the United States

Environmental and Urban Economics

Back in 2011, my old friend Enrico Moretti published his important New Geography of Jobs book. You can read a synopsis here. Along with many other urban economic scholars, I am fascinated by how different geographic locations compete for jobs and people. Every geographic location represents a bundle of production possibilities, learning opportunities and quality of life opportunities.

Chart of the WeekHow Stock Markets Respond to Social Unrest

IMFBlog

Our chart of the week, drawn from our recent IMF staff working paper , uses a new dataset of 156 social unrest events during 2011–20 to shed some light on these questions. Philip Barrett and Sophia Chen. What happens to stock markets when social unrest—such as mass protests and riots—occurs?

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Biden Administration Accelerates Federal Regulation of PFAS

Ohio Environmental Law

EPA proposed a rule in June of 2021 under its TSCA Section 8(a)(7) authority to collect information on any PFAS manufactured since 2011, including information on uses, production volumes, disposal, exposures, and hazards.

Emerging Investigator Series – James Landon

Water Research & Technology

Dr. Landon received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 2006 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. James Landon is the Founder & CTO of PowerTech Water, Inc.

2006 52

Allegheny College: Research Team Helps Statewide Effort In Stream Monitoring And Trout Assessment

PA Environment Daily

Kirk, a 2011 Allegheny graduate and currently a Murray State postdoctoral research associate. “We From 2011 to 2017 (which is the last year of updated information), PFBC and their partners have assessed 5,932 streams across the state with 12,410 miles of streams surveyed.

2011 82

Marine Blooms of Harmful Algae Increasing in Europe, Much of the Americas

Circle of Blue

A bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, a single-celled algae, was seen off of Florida’s Panhandle in February 2011. First global review of marine harmful algal blooms identifies regional trends linked to the rise of fish and shellfish farming.

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Making Affordable Rental Housing Part of Europe’s Recovery

IMFBlog

And this discrepancy has widened between 2011–13 and 2016–18, particularly for the poorest—those in the bottom 20 percent of the income distribution—by about 4 percentage points. By Alfred Kammer , Andrea Schaechter , and Andreas Tudyka. Español, Français , Português.

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EC Review of Its Recommendation on the Definition of Nanomaterial Includes Targeted Stakeholder Consultation

Nanotech

In 2011, the European Commission (EC) adopted a Recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial. The Recommendation invites member states, European Union (EU) agencies, and economic operators to use the definition “in the adoption and implementation of legislation and policy and research programmes concerning products of nanotechnologies.” The EC is now reviewing its Recommendation.

2011 40

First District Holds CEQA Special Legislation For Oakland Howard Terminal Project (AB 734) Did Not Incorporate AB 900 Guidelines’ Deadline For Governor Certification; Governor Newsom’s Certification of Project As Qualifying For Expedited Judicial Review Was Timely

CEQA Developments

Of all the major sports, baseball is the only one that is not played “on the clock.” So it’s only fitting that the First District recently held the special legislation (AB 734; Pub. Resources Code, § 21168.6.7)

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In Memoriam - Dr. Jim Finley, Fmr. Director Of The Center For Private Forests At Penn State

PA Environment Daily

At that time, he was the Ibberson Professor of Forest Resources, Director of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State (which he founded in 2011), and Pennsylvania extension forester.