Environment

Health Care Savings Can Far Outweigh Costs of Carbon-Cutting Policies

Yale Environment 360 - August 25, 2014
Implementing policies to curb carbon emissions dramatically cuts health care costs associated with poor air quality — in some cases, by more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change. Policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions are as effective as laws targeting polluting compounds like ground-level ozone, also known as smog, and fine particulate matter, the MIT researchers say. An analysis of three climate policies — a clean-energy standard, a transportation policy, and a cap-and-trade program — found that savings from avoided health problems could recoup 26 percent of the cost of implementing a transportation policy, and up to to 10.5 times the cost of implementing a cap-and-trade program. A cap-and-trade program would cost roughly $14 billion to implement, whereas a transportation policy with rigid fuel-economy requirements could cost more than $1 trillion, according to the analysis.
Categories: Environment, Health

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

Yale Environment 360 - August 25, 2014
Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current fighting in Iraq, the major dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are seen not just as strategic targets but as powerful weapons of war. BY FRED PEARCE
Categories: Environment, Health

Passive Carbon Capture Can Clean Clean Up Our Air, But the Technology Lacks Popular Support

The EnvironmentaList - August 25, 2014
Other significant challenges include cost and figuring out where to store the captured carbon
Categories: Environment, News Feeds

Passive Carbon Capture Can Clean Up Our Air, But the Technology Lacks Popular Support

The EnvironmentaList - August 25, 2014
Other significant challenges include cost and figuring out where to store the captured carbon
Categories: Environment, News Feeds

COSTASALVAJE Y EL HIJO DEL SANTO PROMUEVEN LA CONSERVACION DE LA TORTUGA EN OAXACA

Costa Salvaje - August 25, 2014
COSTASALVAJE Y EL HIJO DEL SANTO PROMUEVEN LA CONSERVACION DE LA TORTUGA EN OAXACA
Categories: Environment

Drought in Western U.S. Has Caused Land to Rise, Researchers Say

Yale Environment 360 - August 22, 2014
The western U.S. has lost so much water during the ongoing severe drought that the land has sprung up by

GPS station in California's Inyo Mountains as much as 15 millimeters (0.6 inches), according to a study in the journal Science. Water at the surface of the earth typically weighs down the land, but the region has lost enough water that the tectonic plate underlying the western U.S. has undergone rapid uplift, much like an uncoiling spring, researchers explain. California's water deficit over the past 18 months has caused some of its mountain ranges to rise by more than half an inch, and the West overall has risen by 0.15 inches, according to the study. Using ground positioning data from GPS stations throughout the region, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, estimate the water loss to be 240 gigatons (63 trillion gallons) — equivalent to a nearly four-inch layer of water spread out over the entire western U.S.
Categories: Environment, Health

Let's Convention! Make the Trek to Trefoil Ranch!

Girl Scouts of America - August 22, 2014
This year, Girl Scouts of Utah is the host of the Girl Scouts’ 53rd national convention in the spectacular Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16–19, 2014. If you love outdoor adventures, if camp is in your blood, or if you’d just like to get out and experience the natural beauty of Utah, we invite you to register hereand join Girl Scouts of Utah on October 16 as we take you on an adventure to discover and tour our remarkable Trefoil Ranch.
You’ll travel by coach to this picturesque camp with facilities that excite beginning riders and skilled equestrians alike. Once there, you’ll learn all about our A.I.A. award–winning collaborative partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Architecture, through which girls engaged in STEM programming and worked directly with architecture students to build sustainable cabins. You’ll also tour the cabins, constructed of locally sourced timber made from beetle-kill pine, and hear about the girls’ experiences with space planning and building design, as well as what they learned about sustainability, material fabrication, and construction.
The University of Utah’s architecture partners will join us on the tour to share how you can take the lessons learned from Utah and build your own partnerships with colleges, universities, and businesses in your area. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the year-round programming at Trefoil Ranch and Camp Cloud Rim, and discover how to create your own cooperative enterprises with elements of learning, skill building, teaching, inspiration, and environmental stewardship built right in.
All outdoor program managers, camp directors, property managers, executive leadership, and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to join us as we explore how Utah’s best practices can be taken back to local councils. Get all of the information here!
This is your year to reunite with friends, deepen and share your knowledge of Girl Scouts, and help invigorate a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme "Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World."

Learn more about attending, including discounted travel arrangements and special gatherings that start a few days before convention's official kickoff (including Girl Scout History Conference 2014 and several learning opportunities).  Register Now!
Categories: Environment

Employing Humor to Make Climate Science Digestible

The EnvironmentaList - August 22, 2014
In Review: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
Categories: Environment, News Feeds

RESUELVEN EL PROBLEMA DEL DERRAME EN PLAYA BLANCA CONOCIDA COMO MALIBU

Costa Salvaje - August 22, 2014
RESUELVEN EL PROBLEMA DEL DERRAME EN PLAYA BLANCA CONOCIDA COMO MALIBU
Categories: Environment

Antarctica and Greenland Losing Ice at Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Yale Environment 360 - August 21, 2014
Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are losing mass at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kilometers per

Click to Enlarge

Antarctic ice elevation year — enough ice to cover the Chicago metropolitan area with a layer of ice 600 meters thick — according to German researchers. Using data from the European Space Agency's CryoSat 2 satellite from 2011 to 2014, the team created the most detailed maps to date of ice elevations across Antarctica and Greenland, accurate to a few meters in height. The results reveal that Greenland alone is losing ice volume by about 375 cubic kilometers per year, doubling since 2009, the scientists report. Ice loss in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has increased by a factor of three over the same period. Combined, the two ice sheets are thinning at the highest rate observed since altimetry satellite records began about 20 years ago, the study found. Data show that East Antarctica is gaining ice volume, but at a moderate rate that doesn’t compensate the losses on the continent's other side.
Categories: Environment, Health

5 Ways to Get Your Girl Ready for Kindergarten

Girl Scouts of America - August 21, 2014
Pencils, backpacks, and school buses. New friends, new teachers and a brand new schedule every morning. Starting school brings a lot of change for both you and your daughter. But there are a few simple things you can do to help her walk through doors on her first day not only ready to learn, but with a big smile and a sense of confidence.
From Girl Scouts For Adults, here are 5 ways to prepare her for a happy, safe (and fun) start to her first ever school year: 
  1. A little independence goes a long way. This is especially important if your daughter has never been away from home all day. Start small. Work on your child’s ability to do basic physical things for themselves before school starts. Can she put on and take off shoes? Check. Zip up her coat? Check. Does she know how to navigate the bathroom independently at potty time? Check. And remember, tights are tough. So is anything with lots of complicated zips, buttons and snaps. Kindergarten is a place to play, run, climb and learn, so the fancy dress you bought last week might be best saved for your next special occasion rather than her first day of school.
  2. Get to know the school. Lots of schools set aside a day to let incoming kindergartners and parents get familiar with the classroom, so take advantage of the opportunity or ask to schedule a special visit. Get beyond the classroom—show your child the hallways, the bathroom and other important places like the library too. And don’t forget the fun—make sure you leave some playground time.
  3. Take turns telling a story with your girl. Even if she’s the social butterfly in your neighborhood or within the family, she still may need a little boost to help her communicate with others in a new setting. Tell a piece of the story as your child listens and ask her to pick up where you left off. It’s not only fun, but also really develops the listening and communication skills that will give her a smooth transition into kindergarten. Reading bedtime stories is helpful too. Try stories and books about kindergarten, as the first day gets closer. Want to see more activities you can do to help your daughter get ready for school? Here’s a list of suggestions.
  4. Do a practice run. A few days before school starts, set the alarm for the new wake up time, visit the bus stop, or walk the route to school. If you have neighbors who will be attending the same school, it might be a great time to find your bus buddy—or a friendly face to join her on the first ever walk to school.
  5. Kindness counts. Friendships are important, but if this will be the first time you don’t choose her friends, just remember one thing: That’s ok. To reinforce the skills that will help her make new friends, let her know when you see those positive behaviors in action. Like the way she shared with a younger sibling or neighborhood playmate? Tell her. Did she notice someone was sad and try to cheer her up? Let her know what a nice thing she did. And when kids aren’t kind: Make sure she’s just as comfortable as her brother is speaking up for herself and being her own advocate.
Looking for more things to do with your daughter? Check out more tips and activitiesyou can do together to help her get ready for school.
Categories: Environment

Is China Turning the Corner on Environmental Protection?

The EnvironmentaList - August 21, 2014
Growing health concerns have spurred significant changes to the Middle Kingdom’s environmental law and policy.
Categories: Environment, News Feeds

Exporting Coal to Korea Could Slash Emissions by 21 Percent, Analysis Finds

Yale Environment 360 - August 20, 2014
Exporting U.S. coal to South Korean power plants could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 21 percent compared to burning it at less efficient U.S. plants, according to researchers at Duke University. The strategy could also generate more than $25 billion in economic activity in the U.S. and cut emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter, the researchers say. For those benefits to occur, however, U.S. plants would need to replace the exported coal with natural gas, and South Korea must use the imported coal to replace dirtier sources of coal. South Korea's coal-fired power plants are newer and significantly more efficient than those in the U.S. — efficient enough to offset emissions associated with shipping the coal across the globe, the researchers say. However, they also caution that further studies are needed to assess the scenario's full environmental impacts, including water use, land use, and the degradation of vital habitats.
Categories: Environment, Health

Girl Scouts Take Top Awards at Solar Car Race!

Girl Scouts of America - August 20, 2014
Girl Scouts Heart of the South has some news to share! Girl Scout Troops 10103 and 13361 took home top honors in Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s “A-Blazing Model Solar Car Race”. The object of the competition was to design and build a vehicle powered strictly by solar power using recycled materials and a special kit containing a solar panel and motor.
Participants were instructed to use the kits along with various recycled materials to design and construct a vehicle to race on a 20-meter course. After a series of head-to-head elimination rounds, Girl Scout Troop 10103 from Collierville won first place in the Middle School Division with their car, “Samoa Fun.”   Awards were also presented for speed and design. Girl Scout Troop 13361 from Cordova won first place overall in the “Best Use of Recycled Materials” category with their entry. The Cordova girls were thrilled to be honored for their creativity but said they are excited for next year’s event where they hope to build a vehicle that takes top honors for design and wins the race as well!
The Girl Scouts Heart of the South council was a proud partner of the event along with the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, The University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Categories: Environment

How Drones Are Emerging As Valuable Conservation Tool

Yale Environment 360 - August 20, 2014
Lian Pin Koh believes drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how his project, ConservationDrones, is promoting the use of drones for everything from counting orangutans to stopping poaching. BY CRYSTAL GAMMON
Categories: Environment, Health

Major Companies Using Palm Oil Commit to Addressing Worst Industry Abuses. But is It Enough?

The EnvironmentaList - August 20, 2014
Only continued consumer pressure will ensure that food and cosmetics industries deliver on their promises
Categories: Environment, News Feeds

BANNER: Philippines School

Operation USA - August 19, 2014
Categories: Environment

BANNER: DC Event

Operation USA - August 19, 2014
Categories: Environment

Wind Energy Prices at All-Time Low, According to U.S. Report

Yale Environment 360 - August 19, 2014
The cost of wind power in the U.S. is at an all-time low of 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour, according to a new report

Click to Enlarge

Major U.S. wind farms from the U.S. Department of Energy, and utility companies are in some cases electing to use wind as an energy source over fossil fuels because of its low cost. Although wind power grew modestly in 2013 — installations were only 8 percent of those seen in the record year of 2012 — it now meets 4.5 percent of U.S. energy needs, producing enough electricity to power 16 million homes. The country ranks second only to China in installed wind capacity, the report says, and wind power accounts for 33 percent of all new U.S. electric capacity additions since 2007. That progress has been heavily dependent on federal, state, and local incentives, however, and wind power's growth could slow if those incentives expire. Its viability could also fall if natural gas becomes more affordable than wind, the report cautions.
Categories: Environment, Health
Syndicate content
лысенко егэ по математике 2014 spy mobile biz review мобильная телефонная база в спб track any cell phone поиск людей по фамилии и возрасту телефонная база how программа справочник база данных телефонов городских на сайте местоположение ссылка поиск тут местонахождение абонента на карте cell phone spy software on the news телефонный справочник севастополь 2013 поиск людей имени и фамилии ссылка определение местоположения на телефон Уфич в дапоксетин цена Блог sitemap