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24 Responses to Suggestions for Posts?

  1. Hope says:

    “How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard” http://www.vox.com/2016/7/6/12098122/california-pipevine-swallowtail-butterfly-population

  2. Smilin' Jack says:

    Rimowa luggage presents: “THE RETURN OF JUNKERS F13” http://www.rimowa-f13.com/#home

  3. Poco a poco says:

    In less than five years, the U.S. Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning. https://www.army.mil/article/173221/army_reaches_1_billion_in_energy_saving_projects Fanning made the announcement Aug. 11 at the Department of Energy Training and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island. He explained that these projects were undertaken in response to a challenge from President Obama.

  4. McLeod says:

    The West’s ‘new normal’: Another long season of volatile wildfires http://www.hcn.org/articles/the-wests-new-normal-another-long-season-of-volatile-wildfiresThe 85 large fires currently burning across the country, many in the West, offer a glimpse into the West’s “new normal” wildfire season that has been intensified by climate change in recent years.

  5. 2Spite face says:

    “Who owns the wind? We do, Wyoming says, and it’s taxing those who use it” http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-sej-wyoming-wind-tax-snap-story.html As one of the world’s largest wind farms is about to begin construction in Wyoming, potentially transforming the fossil fuel state into a major player in renewables, some powerful state lawmakers are looking to raise what are already unprecedented taxes on wind power. Some say the tax increase is more about politics—”Wyoming lashing out at clean energy as payback for federal policy aimed at scaling back the coal industry on which the state has always relied.”

  6. Boo says:

    (8/17/16) Court bars feds from prosecuting medical marijuana cases http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/17/court-bars-feds-from-prosecuting-medical-marijuana-cases/ A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken. The ruling appears to allow defendants to use state laws as a defense in federal court. A federal judge in Montana arrived at a different conclusion in 2012. http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/marijuana/Content?oid=1532493 Marijuana accounts for about half of all drug arrests, according to a 2010 study by the American Civil Liberties Union. https://www.aclu.org/gallery/marijuana-arrests-numbers

  7. TZA says:

    Battles over electricity rates and rooftop solar have raged across the country, with at least 28 utilities in 18 states attempting to boost customer charges and change the rules of the game. But in Colorado a settlement reached Monday could offer a model for the nation. http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/16/xcel-settlement-in-rooftop-solar-debate-a-necessary-step-forward/

  8. Accessory after the fact. says:

    “Only One American City Will Be Cool Enough To Host The Summer Olympics In 2088” http://all-that-is-interesting.com/olympics-climate-change According to a new study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley and published in The Lancet, by the year 2085, the number of cities across the entire world that would be fit to host the games is just 33.” See also “The last Summer Olympics? Climate change, health, and work outdoors” http://www.thelancet.com/action/showFullTextImages?pii=S0140-6736%2816%2931335-6

    • Rize or Die says:

      “How the Park Service is planning for climate change : The agency is forging ahead despite meager help from Congress.” http://www.hcn.org/issues/48.14/how-the-park-service-is-planning-for-climate-change Five years ago, Congress slashed the National Park Service’s new climate change response program’s budget by 70 percent, but the program still managed a major research blitz. And Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis convened a panel of independent scientists, who, in 2012 produced a report titled “Revisiting Leopold”, urging the agency to jettison its decades-old mandate to preserve each park as a “vignette of primitive America” and instead steward America’s treasures through the continuous and unpredictable changes to come. A permanent policy reflecting the panel’s thinking is due out later this year.

  9. Solla Sollew says:

    American effort in World War II threatened by shortage of typewriters http://architectofthecapital.org/posts/2016/8/11/massive-citywide-typewriter-shortage-during-wwii Includes “Forty two keys to victory” Poser by Dr. Seuss. https://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8b02988/
    See also recruiting poster for typists: https://d262ilb51hltx0.cloudfront.net/max/600/1*uDwMOLspnmR76-Bgvx19Yg.jpeg

  10. Handy Andy says:

    Re: Current Space Weather Conditions. http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center’s North American Total Electron Content (NA-TEC) product is designed for single and dual frequency GPS applications. It provides a near real-time assessment of the Total Electron Content (TEC) which is often used as a proxy for GPS position error. The TEC maps can be used to estimate the GPS signal delay due to the ionospheric electron content between a receiver and a GPS satellite. This delay can be translated into GPS positioning error. For more quantitative information see the the link to data files under the “Archive” tab which provides not only tabular values of the total electron content, but also values of line-of-sight (LOS) or slant path electron content to each GPS satellite in view over North America. http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/north-american-total-electron-content-us-region Click maps to animate – If data are unavailable for up to an hour, a banner will warn users that no data have been used in the assimilation cycle. If no data have been available for greater than one hour, a statement with the time the input data have been missing and the latest TEC map are displayed.

  11. Ev·o·lu·tion says:

    The microscopic parasite Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae is responsible for killing thousands of mountain whitefish and closing 183 miles the Yellowstone River. It’s happened, a curious science reporter finds, “because more than half a billion years ago, a jellyfish-like animal started transforming into a parasite.” (The Atlantic, 08-22-2016) http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/the-parasite-that-just-shut-down-a-montana-river-has-an-unbelievable-origin/496817/

  12. Lindy says:

    “Join Scientists as They Explore the Sunken USS Independence Aircraft Carrier” http://www.wired.com/2016/08/join-scientists-explore-sunken-uss-independence-aircraft-carrier/ “Through a glistening snow of organic debris, the behemoth appears before the remotely operated vehicle: a sunken aircraft carrier human eyes haven’t seen in 65 years. On Monday evening, scientists aboard the research vessel Nautilus piloted two ROVs 2,600 feet deep off the coast of San Francisco to find this icon of World War II, all the while livestreaming their discovery for the world.” See also http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/27415/20160824/scientists-explore-sunken-wwii-shipwreck-california.htm

  13. Moloch says:

    “US lawmakers demand investigation of $100 price hike of lifesaving EpiPens” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/08/23/u-s-lawmakers-demand-investigation-of-100-price-hike-of-life-saving-epipens/
    “Pfizer grabs AZ antibiotics in $1.5B deal.” http://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/pfizer-grabs-az-antibiotics-1-5b-deal-pre-split-prep-or-just-another-sales-boosting-buy “It’s been a busy week for Pfizer. Fresh off its $14 billion deal for Medivation, the drug giant is snapping up a portfolio of AstraZeneca antibiotics for up to $1.5 billion–a portfolio that just happens to include four products shared with Pfizer’s most recent megamerger prospect, Allergan.”

  14. "Under the spreading chestnut tree.” says:

    “Facebook Tags Users As Liberal, Moderate Or Conservative: How You Can Check And How The Social Network Does It” http://www.techtimes.com/articles/174991/20160825/facebook-tags-users-as-liberal-moderate-or-conservative-how-you-can-check-and-how-the-social-network-does-it.htm
    Facebook determines whether users are liberal, moderate or conservative and labels them accordingly for their ad preferences. How does Facebook do it, especially for people who are not outspoken on their political views? See also NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/us/politics/facebook-ads-politics.html

  15. Malthusian says:

    The world population will reach 9.9 billion in 2050, up 33 percent from an estimated 7.4 billion now, according to projections included in the latest World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/prb-ppw082316.php

  16. Press release says:

    Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme natural event will become a disaster. This is a core finding of the World Risk Report 2016, which the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft – Gemeinsam für Menschen in Not e.V., in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart, presented today in Berlin. An important part of the report is the World Risk Index, which was calculated by the Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning at the University of Stuttgart (IREUS). The index assesses the risk of disaster in 171 countries through the combined analysis of natural hazards and societal vulnerabilities. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/unu-wrr082416.php

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