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- Thu May 25, 2017 - Nuclear weapons flourish while 'crazy' climate spending ends
If Congress enacts President Trump's dream budget, environmental efforts around the country will suffer, more people will get sick and die, and the offices charged with protecting them would face scores of lawsuits, according to a dire picture painted by state officials yesterday.
The proposal from the White House would take a sledgehammer to programs for the poor. It cuts Medicaid and nutritional assistance, and it slashes spending on work to clean up air and water pollution that disproportionately impacts lower-income Americans.
Bill Becker, executive director of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), said he could \'guarantee with certainty\' that the cuts would cause more illnesses and fatalities, as states would have to stall cleanups and forgo inspections and enforcement cases.
Republicans hinted that Trump's outline might have gone too far in an attempt to balance the budget while increasing defense funding and cutting taxes.
Senate Majority Leader Mit
- Thu May 25, 2017 - Mexico urges wealthy nations to help poorer states cut disaster risk
Cutting human, economic and infrastructure losses caused by disasters is imperative, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told the start of a U.N. conference, urging wealthy countries to help vulnerable nations limit their exposure to natural hazards.
Peña Nieto said on Wednesday that threats such as earthquakes and storms \'recognise no national boundaries or frontiers or orders of government\'.
Ninety percent of deaths from disasters happen in low- and middle-income countries, he noted at the opening of the three-day conference on disasters in the Mexican resort of Cancun.
\'In the Caribbean, there are some economies and societies that are especially vulnerable in light of disaster situations that have been aggravated as a result of climate change,\' he said, expressing a commitment to support neighbouring Caribbean nations.
Peña Nieto said Mexico was exposed to meteorological, geographical and volcanic risks, with a quarter of the population living under the threat of cyclon
- Thu May 25, 2017 - Where Nestlé Guzzles Water, Michigan Neighbors Take Exception
The creek behind Maryann Borden's house was once \'a lovely little stream that just babbled along and never changed for decades,\' she says. Now it is perhaps 12 feet across --- half what it was, she reckons --- with grassy islands impeding what used to be an uninterrupted flow.
\'What happened?\' Ms. Borden asked. \'Nestlé happened. That's what I think.\' A lot of her neighbors think so, too.
Nestlé can pump more than 130 million gallons of water a year from a well near this northwestern Michigan town to bottle and sell. It's a big business: Last year, for the first time, bottled water outsold carbonated soft drinks in the United States.
And now Nestlé wants more. It has applied to increase its pumping allowance at the well by 60 percent. The application, which the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expected to rule on within months, has catalyzed opposition in part because of what Nestlé pays for most of the water it bottles: nothing. That is, it pays only a $200 annu
- Wed May 24, 2017 - How Do You Save the Statue of Liberty From Drowning?
How do you save a 225-ton statue standing on a small island in New York Harbor from rising tides? First, you call someone like Jerry Matyiko of Expert House Movers Inc. of Maryland. He won't hesitate when faced with the question of how to save the Statue of Liberty.
Forget about a barge, he said. The monument's massive foundation and heavy stone pedestal would make it impractical to drag the structure away from Liberty Island. \'We're not going to move her,\' Matyiko suggested, \'we're just going to jack her up on stilts and put her on a rotisserie, so New Jersey can stop bitching that she doesn't face them.\'
He's one of the few with experience in monument relocation. The National Park Service called on him to solve a similarly complicated problem in the 1990s, when erosion threatened to drop a brick lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, N.C., into the Atlantic Ocean. The 4,800-ton landmark needed to be whisked away from the shore.
Matyiko worked with Joe Jakubik, a project manager at Int
- Wed May 24, 2017 - Old Coal Mines Have a Place in the Future of Clean Energy
Ben Chafin sees the future of clean energy in abandoned coal shafts.
The Virginia state senator, whose Appalachian district is pockmarked with empty mines, pushed through legislation in April that encourages companies to transform those tunnels into giant storage devices to hold vast amounts of renewable power.
The idea, which Dominion Energy Inc. has been studying, is to fill mines with water and then use electricity from wind and solar farms to pump it up to a reservoir on the surface. When utilities need power, operators open floodgates, letting water gush back into turbines on its way down.
\'Voila---you have electricity,\' said Chafin, a Republican. \'These deep mines can act just like a giant battery.\'
The technology Chafin is pushing is not new---its first use was for a Swiss hydroelectric plant in 1909. But it wasn't until the 1960s and 1970s that the technology flourished, mostly to store surplus energy from nuclear plants. It has since been largely ignored---until no
- Wed May 24, 2017 - Too fast, too soon: how China's growth led to the Tianjin disaster
It was almost midnight on a summer Wednesday in 2015 when Hu Xiumin was jolted awake by a loud noise. Her apartment building in the affluent Harbour City development was shaking violently. She ran from the bedroom to find her husband standing in the study, looking out of the window.
From here they could see out over the port of Tianjin; one of the warehouses was on fire. They backed away from the window just moments before the warehouse exploded in one of the worst manmade disasters in China's history.
Although Hu and her husband were unscathed, 173 people died at Ruihai International Logistics, a warehouse that was storing thousands of tonnes of hazardous chemicals. Hundreds more people were injured and thousands displaced on 12 August. Videos of the explosion went viral on social media. To the world, the tragedy became known as the Tianjin explosion. To locals, it's 8/12.
But the explosion also underscored a dilemma at the heart of China's unprecedented economic boom: the ch
- Wed May 24, 2017 - Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says
Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to an expansive review of research on the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on the disease.
The report, which was issued Tuesday, concluded that drinking the equivalent of one small glass of wine, beer or other alcohol a day --- about 10 grams of alcohol --- is linked to an increased cancer risk of 5 percent for pre-menopausal women and 9 percent for post-menopausal women. A standard drink has 14 grams of alcohol.
\'This suggests there is no level of alcohol use that is completely safe in terms of breast cancer,\' said Anne McTiernan, a cancer-prevention researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and one of the report's lead authors. \'If a woman is drinking, it would be better if she kept it to a lower amount.\'
The review, by the American Institute for Cancer Research
- Tue May 23, 2017 - Scientists skeptical over quick fix to ocean plastics problem
Boyan Slat wants to clean the world's oceans of plastic, and he's come up with a technological fix --- a system of floating barriers in the middle of the ocean he hopes to deploy next year.
The plan is to scrub the Pacific garbage patch --- a huge area between Hawaii and California where litter, mainly plastic, has concentrated because of marine currents forming what scientists call gyres --- within five years.
The idea has made the young Dutch entrepreneur a star. What started as a high school project has now raised $31.5 million from various philanthropists, including Silicon Valley mogul Peter Thiel. He's received vast amounts of media coverage, held the obligatory TED talk, and last week wowed a ballroom filled with selfie-taking enthusiasts.
The United Nations named him a Champion of the Earth.
Many experts question the project backed by Slat's Ocean CleanUp foundation. Some are doubtful about its ability to fulfill its basic premise --- scooping up pla
- Tue May 23, 2017 - Farming the World: China's Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis
China's 1.4 billion people are building up an appetite that is changing the way the world grows and sells food. The Chinese diet is becoming more like that of the average American, forcing companies to scour the planet for everything from bacon to bananas.
But China's efforts to buy or lease agricultural land in developing nations show that building farms and ranches abroad won't be enough. Ballooning populations in Asia, Africa and South America will add another 2 billion people within a generation and they too will need more food.
That leaves China with a stark ultimatum: If it is to have enough affordable food for its population in the second half of this century, it will need to make sure the world grows food for 9 billion people.
Its answer is technology.
China's agriculture industry, from the tiny rice plots tended by 70-year-old grandfathers to the giant companies that are beginning to challenge global players like Nestle SA and Danone SA, is undergoing a revolution
- Tue May 23, 2017 - The economics of 7.5 billion people on one planet
The most disheartening story in today's Seattle Times today is about the 38 million pieces of trash, almost all plastic, strewn on remote and uninhabited Henderson Island in the Pacific Ocean. When some future alien starship discovers post-apocalyptic Earth, their first impression will be, \'What a bunch of slobs once lived here.\'
This story can be told in many ways: A runaway consumer culture, globalization and the 10,000-mile supply chain, more affluence even in developing nations, environmental catastrophe from polluting the oceans. But don't forget the latest estimate of the planet's population: 7.5 billion. At the turn of the 19th century, it was only 1 billion. It took more than another century to add another billion. Since then, the billions have been piling on with astonishing speed. The world held \'only\' a little more than 6 billion in 2000.
Virtually every major problem, from climate change and wars to mass migrations and resource scarcity has its root in too many people