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Tunnel Opponents: BDCP Is On Life Support

"BDCP's friends and family anxiously expressed hope that an infusion of additional millions of dollars and months of treatment would enable the project to recover," quipped Bill Jennings, CSPA Executive Director.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Science

Yesterday | GameDev

Algorithmic Ecology: Machine Learning AI Engine

Anyway, I haven't really posted here before- I come from more of a Controls and formal AI background so I'm not a gamedev expert in any sense, but I wanted to run something by you guys and hopefully get some feedback.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Friday | Methow Valley News Home Page

Fires and floods: a natural progression

Changes in soil from the intense heat of fire, along with a treacherous mix of ash and water, create a heightened risk of floods and mudslides in fire-damaged areas.


Related Topix: Okanogan, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Science

Friday | China Daily

Rare-earth center to host forum on prairie ecology

The heavy-industry city of Baotou is sharpening its appreciation of its prairie heritage, as it will host the 2014 International Prairie Forum on Aug 30 to b rain storm ideas and suggestions on the development of prairie lands.


Related Topix: Science, China, Asia, World News, Travel

Friday | Birder's World

Long-billed Curlew by Marvin Smith

Below are eight fun and rewarding citizen-science projects taking place in September.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Science, Albany, WI

Friday | HeraldNet

Front Porch:

The Citizen Action Training School , sponsored by Sound Salmon Solutions , is a free program in watershed and Puget Sound ecology with a focus on civic engagement, and legal and regulatory processes that affect resource management.


Related Topix: Science, Everett, WA, Snohomish, WA, Snohomish County, WA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Solar energy plants ignite birds in mid-air; thousands killed by intense light beams

This type of solar energy plant differs from the normal solar panels that convert the sun's energy directly into electrical energy by light-sensitive semiconductors to be used immediately or stored in large batteries.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Violent Crime, panels, California, Science


Slideshow: Photo contest captures stunning interplay between plants and animals

A researcher monitoring black-browed albatross colonies on a Falkland island was moved by the sight of a mother feeding her chick.


Related Topix: Science

The Province

Secrets of Stanley Park: A look at what - and who - call it home

A pair of mute preen in the shallows at Lost Lagoon in Stanley park in Vancouver on Aug. 26, 2014.


Related Topix: Canada, Science, North America, World News

Iowa State University

Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Awarded Grant for Lakes Survey

The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development was awarded a $130,750 grant by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to renew a study that helped shed light on the use of recreational lakes.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Iowa

Daily Kos

USF Ranked 7th in Nation on Sierra Club's Sustainable Schools List

Ecology Florida joins the University of South Florida in celebrating the school's top-ten ranking in the Sierra Club's "Cool Schools" listing.


Related Topix: Science, University of South Florida, University of Florida, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Liberal Political News


Uzbek parliamentary elections to be held amid further democratization of electoral system

Forthcoming parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan will substantially differ from the previous ones, since they are going to be held amid the enhancement of the parliament's powers and further deepening of the electoral system's democratization, Uzbek Embassy in Azerbaijan said Aug. 28. "This year's most crucial political event in Uzbekistan is the ... (more)


Related Topix: Uzbekistan, Asia, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Tajikistan Travel, Asia Travel, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Travel, Science


Study finds marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

A school of common bluestripe snappers in the waters off Kenya. A new study conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations reports that further expansion of marine protected... A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions.


Related Topix: Science, Wildlife Conservation Society, Charitable Organizations


Environment code summit slated September 12

RESULTS of the two-day environmental code brainstorming attended by city officials, various stakeholders and concerned citizens will be presented during a summit scheduled September 12 at City Hall.


Related Topix: Science

ContractsProf Blog

New in Print

James MatthewDavis, Say what? The resolution of ambiguous written agreements in West Virginia, 116 W. Va.


Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Science

DNA India

6 points made by Madhav Gadgil report that Centre ignored

The central government, on Wednesday, told the National Green Tribunal that it would not follow the recommendations of the Madhav Gadgil report on Western Ghats .


Related Topix: Environment, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Best Bets for places to go, things to do in SouthCoast this weekend

Courtesy of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Sharks Come Cruisin', a band that plays 'sea-chantey punk,' will perform in the garden of the national park visitor center this evening.


Related Topix: US National Parks, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Home Gardening, Home, Science, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Westport, MA, Fall River, MA

WCAX-TV Burlington

UVM hosts diverse plant specimen collection

The University of Vermont is home to an amazing collection. It is just as much a record of the state's history, as it is a protector of some of the most diverse specimens of plants from around the world.


Related Topix: Vermont, University of Vermont, Science, Ludlow, VT

Water District Offers Free Water Education Programs for 2014-15 School Year

The Marin Municipal Water District is pleased to offer free, fun-filled, and memorable water education programs for schools in our service area during the 2014-15 school year.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

Science Daily

Specialization: Choosy wasps survive better, study shows

The question of why species should specialize, i.e. using only a fraction of all resources available to them, has puzzled scientists and non-scientists alike.


Related Topix: Science, Entomology