Explorers and Scientists Rehearse Historic Expedition to Study Human Impact on the Florida Everglade – News

A five-person team, including a University of Florida professor as lead scientist, will embark on a dangerous trek through the Florida Everglades on Thursday to assess the impact of humans on the largest subtropical wilderness. of the world. The group will retrace an 1897 canoe trip that was first made by explorer and scientist Hugh de Laussat Willoughby. Tracie Baker, …

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Chemical test results delivered to Paint Creek residents after the accident

Environmental health specialists from Kanawha and Fayette counties tested wells along Paint Creek following an Aug. 24 truck accident on the West Virginia Turnpike that spilled a chemical surfactant . In letters sent to Paint Creek residents, Kanawha-Charleston and Fayette County Health Departments said there were traces of the chemical detected in 19 hand-dug or shallow wells. The tractor-trailer was …

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Oculus founder who sold his VR startup to Mark Zuckerberg slams Meta’s Horizon Worlds

The metaverse is bad. That’s according to several industry figures and the founder of VR headset startup Oculus is the latest to put it bluntly. “I don’t think it’s a good product,” Palmer Luckey said of Metaverse’s flagship product, Horizon Worlds, at the the wall street journal Tech Live conference. Oculus was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion …

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Could EPA’s preference for ‘energy recovery’ change as it evaluates waste hierarchy, other tools?

The US EPA is currently evaluating two well-known materials management policy tools – the Waste Management Hierarchy and the Waste Reduction Model (known as WARM) – with the potential for changes in how it evaluates certain disposal technologies. According to an Oct. 4 letter from the anti-incinerator network Energy Justice, co-signed by more than 270 other advocacy groups, the EPA’s …

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Russia strikes Ukrainian houses, evacuates Kherson and warns of escalation

A view of the village, located on the border of the Kherson region where control has once again been taken over by Ukrainian forces, as Ukrainian soldiers patrol around the site amid Ukraine’s counterattack on the forces forces in southern Kherson region, violent clashes continue between the two sides in the city of Kherson, located in Kherson oblast, Ukraine, on …

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Ukrainian power grid suffers record damage in Russian strikes, utility says: NPR

Tetyana Safonova looks at her mobile phone during a power outage Thursday in Borodyanka, Ukraine. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Tetyana Safonova looks at her mobile phone during a power outage Thursday in Borodyanka, Ukraine. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images KYIV, Ukraine – More than 1.4 million Ukrainian homes have lost power after a morning of repeated …

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Advanced recycling is a solution to the plastic crisis

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — The plastics industry says there is a way to help solve the plastic waste crisis plaguing the world’s oceans, beaches and land — recycle it, chemically. Chemical recycling typically uses heat or chemical solvents to break down plastics into liquid and gas to produce an oil-like mixture or base chemicals. Industry leaders say the mixture can …

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New tools to prevent the next pandemic | New

October 20, 2022 – In November 2021, researchers at Botswana’s Sikhulile Moyo lab discovered an unexpected result while testing samples for COVID-19: a sequence of the coronavirus genome that contained dozens of potentially dangerous new mutations. Researchers quickly alerted the rest of the world to the mutated virus, which eventually became known as the highly transmissible variant of Omicron. With …

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Vex Experts’ Mysterious Breeding Habits of Aquarium Fish

Comment this story Comment PENYABANGAN, Indonesia — It took a broken air conditioner for Tom Bowling to figure out — after nearly eight months of failure — how to farm the coveted pink-yellow tropical fish known as spotted anthias. Bowling, an ornamental fish breeder based in Palau, had kept the fish in cool water, trying to replicate the temperatures that …

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The Clean Water Act turns 50 this week, it’s never been more essential to our survival

We drink water these days mostly after it’s been spit out of a refrigerator dispenser or squirted out of a disposable plastic bottle. It’s hard, very hard to remember that the same water – every molecule of it – comes from the streams, swamps and other assorted waterways outside our sealed windows. These waters are by no means as clean …

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How heat pumps can save businesses money – DW – 10/19/2022

From cheese makers to cement makers, businesses need heat and cool to produce their wares. Oil and gas are essential fuels for industry. Climate reasons aside, with these fossil fuels so cheap for so long, industries had little incentive to install more sustainable technologies. But the war in Ukraine and soaring gas prices are forcing companies to rethink their energy …

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Waste Management natural gas facility approved for the Township of Falls

Waste Management’s plan to capture the methane gas emitted from its Lower Bucks landfills and convert it into enough usable natural gas to serve 65,000 homes a year is moving full steam ahead. Falls Township supervisors granted preliminary and final approval for the $90 million project at their meeting Monday evening. Waste Management will build two 20,000 square foot renewable …

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Water and Wastewater Pipes Market Size and Forecast | China Lesso Group Holdings, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Mexichem SAB, Sekisui Chemical,

New Jersey, United States,- The latest published study on the Global Water and Sewage Pipes Market offers a detailed insight into the factors influencing the global business scope. The Water and Sewage Pipes market research report presents the latest market information, an analysis of the current situation with upcoming trends and breakdown of products and services. The report provides key …

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Macomb County Health Department Assists Town of Eastpointe in Lead Prevention Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2022 The Macomb County Health Department is assisting the town of Eastpointe following a notification from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) that samples from the Eastpointe municipal water supply have lead levels in drinking water that exceed the state standards. Water testing took place as part of routine compliance sampling …

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Jeremy Hunt to water down energy support as price guarantee set to end in April

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced he will withdraw the Universal Energy Price Guarantee in April. The Energy Price Guarantee, which meant a typical UK household would pay no more than £2,500 a year for energy, was originally announced as a two-year scheme by Prime Minister Liz Truss. However, Mr Hunt announced that help with energy bills for all households will …

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