Mon.Oct 25, 2021

A Beach Haiku

Environmental and Urban Economics

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

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Humidity controls frost pattern formation

Physics World

Frost forms different patterns as it spreads across a surface depending upon the level of humidity, a novel imaging technique has revealed. These patterns range from complete surface coverage to fractal geometries.


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The Venus's Flower Basket's Weird Fluid Dynamics Explained

Scientific American

A deep-sea sponge’s unique structure helps it eat and mate while reducing drag. -- Read more on Advances Biology Animals

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Welcome to #BlackInPhysics week 2021

Physics World

In October 2020 Physics World took part in the first ever #BlackInPhysics week , an event dedicated to celebrating Black physicists and revealing a more complete picture of what physicists look like.

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Precommitment Strategies to Avoid the Justice Worst Case in the Climate Worst Case

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Open-eyed assessment of the potential for and on-the-ground realities of 4 degrees of warming supports the implementation of extraordinary and immediate mitigation measures and portends that, even with such measures, climate impacts will strain adaptive capacity to the breaking point

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HotSpots H2O: Flooding Is Latest Strain on South Sudan

Circle of Blue

Torrential rainfall is battering one of the world’s poorest countries, laying bare its weak infrastructure. Flooding hits Bentiu, South Sudan in 2014. Photo © UN Photo/JC McIlwaine/Flickr Creative Commons. 700,000 people and counting have been affected by flooding in South Sudan.

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What’s Up With Water – October 25, 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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Date of the Vikings' First Atlantic Crossing Revealed by Rays from Space

Scientific American

By dating the remnants of trees felled in Newfoundland, scientists have determined that the Norse people likely first set foot in the Americas in the year A.D. 1021. -- Read more on Social Sciences Anthropology

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Burning back burnout

Physics World

Burnout is a multi-faceted phenomenon, and everyone’s experience of it is different. Remarkably, though, these unique experiences often get boiled down to similar descriptors: “I feel exhausted,” “I don’t feel like it,” or “This feels impossible.”

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Giant Lemurs Are the First Mammals (Besides Us) Found To Use Rhythm

Scientific American

Indris’ dramatic family ‘songs’ show repeatable timing patterns. -- Read more on Biology Animals Endangered Species

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All-optical processors could compute any linear transformation, machine learning reveals

Physics World

Researchers in the US have shown how all-optical processors could be used to carry out a range of linear mathematical transformations, including Fourier transforms.

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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: October 25, 2021

National Law Center

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

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Tiny Dung Beetle Ping-Pongs Up Termite Mound

PBS Nature

The post Tiny Dung Beetle Ping-Pongs Up Termite Mound appeared first on Nature. Uncategorized 40th season dung beetle Season 40 termite the elephant and the termite

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Top Businesses Increasingly Set Net Zero Goals, Science-Based Targets

Environmental Leader

An EcoAct report shows more top companies are making net zero goals, with improvements still to be made in transparency and residual emissions. The post Top Businesses Increasingly Set Net Zero Goals, Science-Based Targets appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis: FAQs

Legal Planet

Cost-benefit analysis is required for all major regulations. It’s also highly controversial, as well as being a mysterious procedure unless you’re an economist.

Remembering the Great Auk

Academy of Natural Sciences

Many countries have erected memorials to commemorate the lives and violent deaths of their heroes. In the U.S.,

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How Does The U.S EPA Report on Air Quality ?


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed two air quality Indexes for communicating air quality to the public, the U.S AQI and the Nowcast AQI. The Nowcast is used for all the AQI values reported on the airnow website). Understanding the US AQI Scale.

Earth911 Podcast: Forust Co-founder Ronald Rael on 3D-Printed Wood

Earth 911

Ronald Rael, co-founder of 3D-printed wood maker Forust and chair of the Architecture department at. The post Earth911 Podcast: Forust Co-founder Ronald Rael on 3D-Printed Wood appeared first on Earth911.

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Motivation and Drive are the Secret Ingredients 

Frontier Sin

Author: Leticia Nani Silva. Professor Ellen Blaak is the chair of the department of Human Biology at Maastricht University in The Netherlands and her research focuses on gut-adipose tissue-muscle metabolism.

AI can turn a collection of 2D images into an explorable 3D world

New Scientist

A neural network can turn a selection of photographs of a scene into a 3D world that can then be viewed from any angle, and could eventually be used in the movie industry

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Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.25.21

PA Environment Daily

Senate returns to session October 25, 26, 27 -- Committee Schedule House returns to session October 25, 26, 27 -- Committee Schedule -- Update: House Session Schedule For 2022 TODAY’s Calendar Of Events TODAY 9:30: House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee holds hearing on “biosolids management permit revisions.”

How Climate Change Hurt this Year's Apple Harvest

Scientific American

Heat waves, late-spring frosts and more unpredictable climate swings have taken a toll on the crop. -- Read more on Environment Agriculture Climate Change

EPA seeks input on proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

Environmental News Bits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting small entities, including qualifying businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and local governments, to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel that will focus on the agency’s effort to develop a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).… … Read more → Environmental health PFAS Regulation Water

COP 26 and Indigenous People


Posted on October 25, 2021 by Jeanette Wolfley. Indigenous peoples are experiencing rising sea levels, relocating villages, declining salmon runs and failing wild rice fields. Tribal nations are on the front lines of climate change and are disproportionately experiencing its impacts, from loss of subsistence hunting and fishing ecosystems to changing weather patterns that harm traditional plants and medicines to forced relocation of tribal communities.

Climate change results may impact General Mills’ $500 million bond

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Food Business News. General Mills has taken on its first sustainability-linked bond aligned to the company’s efforts to combat climate change. The 10-year, $500 million bond is tied to measurable improvements on the company’s commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30% across its value chain by 2030, Minneapolis-based… Read more → Corporate sustainability Food and beverage manufacturing

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Glass flask catalysed famous Miller-Urey origin-of-life experiment

New Scientist

The Miller-Urey experiment showed how precursor molecules for life can be generated from simple chemicals – now we know the glass flask holding the mixture catalysed the reaction

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Social media is providing crucial data to study and monitor marine species

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Geographical. Marine scientists are often too few and too underfunded to study marine species. Social media and citizen science is filling in the gaps Read more → Citizen science Social media Wildlife

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Stourbridge Project Solar Installation In Wayne County Wins Environmental Award

PA Environment Daily

The Wayne County Commissioners , Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS) and the Clean Energy Co-op Inc. are pleased to announce the solar installation at the Stourbridge Project has been awarded an Environmental Partnership Award from the Northeast PA Environmental Partners.

How DFW aims to catalyze climate action for the airport industry

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at GreenBiz. DFW has been on a sustainability journey for almost 15 years. That journey hinged on transparency around environmental impact. When investors asked the airport to produce an ESG report years ago, its leaders didn’t know where to begin. As hurricanes and other growing environmental risks increasingly affected the Texas… Read more → Aerospace industry

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PA Environmental Council: Now Is The Time To Protect PA Against Climate Threats

PA Environment Daily

By: Lily Jones, PA Environmental Council In Pennsylvania, flooding presents one of the greatest climate threats. According to the Climate Impacts Assessment released by the Pennsylvania DEP this past spring, flooding is currently the highest-risk hazard facing the state.

Department of Defense Climate Adaptation Plan

Environmental News Bits

Download the document. The Department of Defense (DOD) has identified climate change as a critical national security issue and threat multiplier (DOD 2014a) and top management challenge (DOD 2020a). Climate change will continue to amplify operational demands on the force, degrade installations and infrastructure, increase health risks to our service members, and could require modifications… Read more → Department of Defense Publications

Medical Device Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: New FDA Guidance on Informing Patients

Arnold Porter

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a set of best practices for informing patients and caregivers about cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting medical devices ( Cybersecurity Best Practices ).

EcoCommons – mapping the future in environmentally challenging times

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Griffith University. Griffith University is driving the construction of EcoCommons, a world-first collaborative platform for analysing and modelling ecological and environmental challenges. Read more → Data science Information tools

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El Salvador's bitcoin adoption hit by an easy money-making loophole

New Scientist

El Salvador recently became the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender, but traders have been exploiting the state issued bitcoin "wallet app" to make a quick profit

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