Google researchers made a time crystal inside a quantum computer

New Scientist

A time crystal is a unique phase of matter that flips between two states with no energy input necessary – first proposed in 2012, this type of matter has now been created inside a quantum computer built by Google

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A new, lower threshold for lead poisoning in children means more kids will get tested – but the ultimate solution is eliminating lead sources

Environmental News Bits

Since 2012, this threshold had been set at 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood; children at or above… Read more → Environmental health Environmental justiceby Gabriel Filippelli, IUPUI The U.S.

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Sea Level Rise Caused an Extra $8 Billion in Losses During Hurricane Sandy

Yale E360

A new study estimates that roughly $8 billion of the $63 billion in damages caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 can be attributed to sea level rise of just four inches caused by global warming.

Judge Scales Back Climate Scientist’s Case Against Bloggers

Inside Climate News

judge has ruled that the conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute cannot be held responsible for an outside blogger’s 2012 online attack on a prominent climate scientist.

Webinar: Illinois’ Coastal Management Program – working to sustain our many resources

Environmental News Bits

The Illinois Coastal Management Program (CMP) was established in 2012 as part of the National Coastal Zone Management Program, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Oct 28, 2021 noon-1:00 pmRegister here. Since its inception, the ethos of CMP has been to identify and work towards objectives that protect the natural environments and serve… Read more → Great Lakes Illinois Sustainable communities

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10 Years of Innovative Stormwater Solutions: The Campus RainWorks Challenge Brings the Next Generation of Environmentalists to the Table

Environmental News Bits

In 2012, EPA’s Office of Water began the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition open to undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the United States and its territories. Read the full story from U.S.

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AR6 of the best

Real Climate

Extremes : Back in 2012, the literature assessed by AR5 connecting changes in extremes to climate change was scant. As one example, the rate of warming over the past 15 years (1998–2012; 0.05 [–0.05 Half a dozen takeaways from a first read of the new IPCC AR6 report.

How molecular catalysts mediate the electrochemical generation of fuels

Physics World

From 2011–2012, Prof. She joined UNC in 2012. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience. The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi- electron, multi-proton transformations.

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Variational principles and topological constants of motion for MHD

Physics World

Asher was a postdoctoral fellow (1998) in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, during 2005–2006, 2008 and 2012. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Using RadCalc to verify Gamma Knife treatment plans

Physics World

She joined Lifeline Software in 2012 and has been connecting radiation therapy departments with software that increases productivity and safety ever since. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

Hotter, more frequent droughts threaten California’s iconic blue oak forests

Frontier Sin

The study focuses on the extreme drought of 2012 – 2016, but suggests that these conditions will become more frequent in the future. The devastating 2012 – 2016 drought in California triggered widespread tree cover loss and die-offs of a variety of species in the region. By K.E.D.

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

Law Columbia

That was the question that Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands attempted to present in 2012, but the United States opposed submitting climate change to the ICJ and in the end nowhere near a majority of General Assembly members supported presentation of the question. 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.

Fighting food insecurity with food waste


BMC Microbiol 12 , 71, doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-71 (2012). Advances in Nutrition 3 , 643-653, doi:10.3945/an.112.002303 (2012). ISRN Public Health 2012 , 1-7, doi:10.5402/2012/790602 (2012). Guest Post by Annika Weber , Ph.D.

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Scandinavia’s largest wind farm has opened

A Greener Life

The project has been some time in the making, as the construction of Kriegers Flak was decided by the Danish parliament in 2012. By Anders Lorenzen. Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. Photo credit: Vattenfall.

The Ongoing Tension over Stormwater Discharges in Los Angeles

Legal Planet

The 2012 MS4 Permit in a Nutshell. The MS4 permit currently in effect was issued in 2012 and re-adopted the receiving water limitations—or the maximum amount of a pollutant that may be added to a specified water body—from the earlier permit established in 2001.

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Marcellus Shale Coalition Challenges EQB Authority To Increase Bond Amounts For Conventional Oil & Gas Wells; Majority Of 100,508 Conventional Wells Not Required To Have Any Bonds

PA Environment Daily

The Coalition said Section 3225(a)(1) Act 13 of 2012 set bond amounts for oil and gas wells, but did not differentiate between conventional and unconventional wells. The operative language links these Fiscal Code provisions to Section 3225(a)(1) of Act 13 of 2012 and says-- “Section 1606-E.

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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Update Hazard Communication Standard


A decade later 2012, the agency officially harmonized the HCS with the third revision of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). On February 5, 2021, the U.S.

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European hydrogen programs: from Hydrogen Manifesto to Clean Energy Act

Physics World

The co-author of more than 150 papers with more than 10,000 citations in the general area of fuel cells and electrolysis, he received the 2021 ECS Energy Technology Division Research Award and 2012 ECS Tobias Young Investigator Award. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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The world just experienced its warmest month ever

A Greener Life

degrees C above average – this surpassed the previous record set in 2012. The Dixie wildfire in the US. Photo credit: Photo: Josh Edelson / AFP. By Anders Lorenzen.

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Remembering Electric Vehicle Pioneer Ryan Popple, 1977-2021

Legal Planet

I had the good fortune to meet Ryan back in 2012, when UC Berkeley Law and UCLA Law convened a group of experts (including Ryan) on ways that California could dramatically scale up the sale of battery electric vehicles by 2025, now just a few short years away.

A new climate litigation claim in Brazil raises the pressure for increased climate action and protection of the Amazon rainforest

Law Columbia

Between 2005 and 2012, Brazil ran a successful campaign to reduce deforestation by 80%. By Maria Antonia Tigre. On October 26, 2021, Observatório do Clima (OC), a network of 71 civil society organizations, filed a class action at the federal court of Amazonas against the Environmental Ministry and Brazilian government ( Laboratório do Observatório do Clima v. Environmental Ministry and Brazil ). The case is the latest on a growing climate litigation trend in Brazil.

Chart of the WeekCould Renewed Social Unrest Hinder the Recovery?


To give a real-world example, think of the demonstrations that followed former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s election in 2012 or Chile’s presidential election in 2013—this is a less significant shock equivalent to one standard deviation, which can reduce GDP by about 0.2

Just 25 mega-cities produce 52% of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions

Frontier Sin

Then, they analyzed and compared the carbon reduction progresses of the cities based on the emission inventories recorded in different years (from 2012 to 2016). For 30 cities, there was a clear emission decrease between 2012 and 2016. By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer.

Climate Policy at 30: Glasgow Climate Pact.

Law and Environment

The Kyoto Protocol focused on reducing emissions and increasing contributions from wealthier nations, setting a goal of overall emissions reductions of 5 percent below 1990 by 2012.

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New method predicts ‘stealth’ solar storms before they wreak geomagnetic havoc on Earth

Frontier Sin

On 23 July 2012, humanity escaped technological and economic disaster. While CMEs as large as the 2012 event are rare, lesser ones cause damage on Earth about once every three years. By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer. Image credit: Lukasz Pawel Szczepanski /

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Hydrogen’s big shot: where we are and where we are going

Physics World

The co-author of more than 150 papers with more than 10,000 citations in the general area of fuel cells and electrolysis, he received the 2021 ECS Energy Technology Division Research Award and 2012 ECS Tobias Young Investigator Award. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

2022 53

User experience of MRIdian Linac commissioning and QA with the THALES 3D MR SCANNER

Physics World

Thierry Gevaert graduated as medical physicist at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and defended his PhD “Clinical implementation of frameless radiosurgery” in 2012. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Independent QA and the necessity of data access

Physics World

In 2012, he joined Sun Nuclear Corporation as the product manager of its Patient QA products. Want to learn more on this subject? Watch now.

“The Worst Marine Crisis in the Nation’s History”

Ocean Conservancy

It took 7,000 volunteers and hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up a spill of a similar magnitude in Hong Kong in 2012 —and that didn’t have the complication of added chemical toxicity.

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Magnetic oxides for water oxidation: magnetization, pinning effect and pH dependence

Physics World

Xu worked as a research associate at the State University of New York at Binghamton from 2007–2009, followed by a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009–2012). Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Environmental activism in Latin America

Our Environment

According to global witness 64 of the 212 activists murdered came from Columbia, with South America being the worst affected region for activist killings since 2012 [6]. Martha Jr et al (2012) Land-saving approaches and beef production growth in Brazil, Vol. Photo credit. Written by: Danielle McGuire. Justice for the Environment and Justice for the people: Environmental activism in Latin America. South America is home to the largest biodiverse rainforests on Earth.



Montana , 565 US 576 (2012), I find myself simultaneously wrestling with “who owns the stream bed” and the underlying property in several matters, while reviewing the PPL decision for one of the classes I teach. Posted on January 19, 2022 by Earl Phillips. East Elm Street Dam, Yarmouth.

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Susquehanna River Basin Commission Offers 3-Part Webinar Series On Groundwater Withdraw Requirements For Public Water Systems

PA Environment Daily

The Commission recognizes the challenges facing smaller municipal water supply systems to keep abreast of current regulatory requirements, and therefore initiated the Public Water Supply Assistance Program in 2012 to aid municipal systems in meeting the Commission’s regulatory requirements.

2022 52

Losing Justice Hobbs, Western Water Expert and Valued Mentor

Legal Planet

I learned more about the depth and breadth of Justice Hobbs’ dedication when I clerked for him during the 2012–2013 Colorado Supreme Court term. . When former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J.

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How Does Applied Microeconomic Research Accelerate Climate Change Adaptation?

Environmental and Urban Economics

Rhode, 2012. In May 2021, I am quite aware that I am now an "old guy" in the academic economics profession. While this has obvious costs, it offers at least one benefit. I can blog and offer "big thoughts". With that preamble, let's begin. We face a serious climate change adaptation challenge. How does economics research inform our path forward? I encounter such pessimism among the young about their future.

Fifth District Holds Issue Exhaustion Not Required Where Agency Gave No Notice of Intent To Rely On CEQA Exemption Prior to Hearing, And Existing Facilities Categorical Exemption Does Not Apply to Unlined Landfills As A Matter of Law

CEQA Developments

The proposed amendments relied on the 1999 MNDs and 2012 addendum, with no additional CEQA review or mitigation deemed necessary by the County. The staff report (called an agenda request form) did not mention the previous 1999 MNDs, the 2012 Addendum, or any other CEQA analysis.

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Norberg Featured on PLI Institute’s 'inSecurities' Podcast on Whistleblower Compliance and Investigations for Businesses

Arnold Porter

She joined the SEC in 2012 as Deputy Chief of the Office and was appointed to Chief in 2016.

2012 52

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

Energy & the Law

2012: John executes royalty deeds conveying his interests to Yates Energy. Co-author Rusty Tucker. What if you pay good money for a mineral interest and record the deed in the official public records, thereby securing your title?

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First District Addresses CEQA Statute of Limitations And Tolling Agreement Rules In Affirming Judgment Upholding EBRPD’s Approval of Tree Removal MOU With PG&E

CEQA Developments

County of Marin (2012) 205 Cal.App.4th 195, 204, fn. In SPAWN (my April 27, 2012 post on which can be found here ), plaintiff SPAWN challenged the County’s EIR for a general plan update for the San Geronimo Valley watershed.

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Novel PET tracer sheds light on plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease

Physics World

Edison and colleagues have been studying 11 C-BU99008 since it was synthesized in 2012. ©

2014 89

Climate Policy at 30: Glasgow Climate Pact


The Kyoto Protocol focused on reducing emissions and increasing contributions from wealthier nations, setting a goal of overall emissions reductions of 5 percent below 1990 by 2012. Posted on January 5, 2022 by Adam P.

2022 40

Dam Battles Converge on Cambodia’s 3S Rivers

Circle of Blue

Yet the Cambodian government revived the project in 2007, and in 2012 the dam became a joint venture between Cambodia’s Royal Group and China’s state-owned Huaneng Group, which remains the majority stakeholder. A fishing community along the Sesan River in northeastern Cambodia.

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Detroit Flooding Previews Risks from a Warming Climate

Circle of Blue

Between 1958 and 2012, the heaviest 1 percent of storms in the Midwest became 37 percent more powerful. Warmer global temperatures cause more water to evaporate from Earth’s surface and oceans, meaning that there is more fuel for storms. Notorious4life.