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Introducing TranSports for Final Cut Pro X Users from Pixel Film...

PR Web - 2 hours 22 min ago

A new Final Cut Pro X transition was announced today, entitled TranSports.

(PRWeb March 29, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

New Residential Sales Rise 7.8 Percent In February

PR Web - 8 hours 23 min ago

The Federal Savings Bank shares news and comments on the latest residential sale figures for February.

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12616678.htm

Categories: Environment

5 Tips For A Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning

PR Web - 8 hours 23 min ago

Peoples Home Equity offers a number of helpful tips to help and encourage homeowners with spring cleaning.

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

Beyond the Dreams of Burbank: Ketchup ‘n’ Fries™ Finally a Reality for...

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:09

Harvest tomatoes and potatoes from the same plant. Specialty hand-grafted plants are being offered to American gardeners in the 2015 growing season for the first time with the release of Ketchup ‘n’...

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

New Genomics Research May Help Doctors Tailor Mesothelioma Treatment,...

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:08

New genome sequencing work by scientists in Canada and the U.S. is paving the way for a more personalized approach to mesothelioma therapy.

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

New Novel Frees Women from ‘Deep Darkness’

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:08

Dana Cathey-Williams cites biblical evidence of God’s plan to help his people achieve success in life

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/DanaCatheyWilliams/DeepDarkness/prweb12616431.htm

Categories: Environment

‘Jesus Christ Is My Lord and Savior’ Relates Journey to Find Jesus

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:08

Admiral Panagiotis Kikareas's new book relates his search then his meeting with Jesus, writes to warn of Armageddon

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

New Conflict Resolution Guide Receives iUniverse Star Designation

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:08

Publisher recognizes ‘Conflict – The Unexpected Gift,’ which helps readers strengthen, mend, renew relationships

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

This geoengineering scheme could halt climate change — but it’s probably a terrible idea

Grist.org - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:00

This story is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Back in the late 1990s, Ken Caldeira set out to disprove the “ludicrous” idea that we could reverse global warming by filling the sky with chemicals that would partially block the sun. A few years earlier, Mount Pinatubo had erupted in the Philippines, sending tiny sulfate particles — known as aerosols — into the stratosphere, where they reflected sunlight back into space and temporarily cooled the planet. Some scientists believed that an artificial version of this process could be used to cancel out the warming effect of greenhouse gases.

“Our original goal was to show that it was a crazy idea and wouldn’t work,” says Caldeira, who at the time was a climate scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. But when Caldeira and a colleague ran a model to test out this geoengineering scenario, they were shocked by what they found. “Much to our surprise, it worked really well,” he recalls. “Our results indicate that geoengineering schemes could markedly diminish regional and seasonal climate change from increased atmospheric CO2,” they wrote in a 2000 paper.

You might think that the volume of aerosols needed to increase the Earth’s reflectivity (known as albedo) enough to halt global climate change would be enormous. But speaking to Kishore Hari on this week’s Inquiring Minds podcast, Caldeira explains that, “If you had just one firehose-worth of material constantly spraying into the stratosphere, that would be enough to offset all of the global warming anticipated for the rest of this century.”

So does Caldeira think it’s time to start blasting aerosols into the air? Nope. “It’s a funny situation that I feel like I’m in,” he says. “Most of our published results show that it would actually work quite well, but personally I think it would be a crazy thing to do.” He thinks there’s just too much risk.

Caldeira, now a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, recently contributed to a massive National Academy of Sciences report examining various geoengineering proposals. The report concluded that technologies to block solar radiation “should not be deployed at this time,” and warned, “There is significant potential for unanticipated, unmanageable, and regrettable consequences in multiple human dimensions … including political, social, legal, economic, and ethical dimensions.” As my colleague Tim McDonnell explained back when the NAS study was released:

Albedo modification would [use] airplanes or rockets to deliver loads of sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere, where they would bounce sunlight back into space. But if the technology is straightforward, the consequences are anything but.

The aerosols fall out of the air after a matter of years, so they would need to be continually replaced. And if we continued to burn fossil fuels, ever more aerosols would be needed to offset the warming from the additional CO2. [University of California-San Diego scientist Lynn] Russell said that artificially blocking sunlight would have unknown consequences for photosynthesis by plants and phytoplankton, and that high concentrations of sulfate aerosols could produce acid rain. Moreover, if we one day suddenly ceased an albedo modification program, it could cause rapid global warming as the climate adjusts to all the built-up CO2. For these reasons, the report warns that it would be “irrational and irresponsible to implement sustained albedo modification without also pursuing emissions mitigation, carbon dioxide removal, or both.”

Still, the NAS report called for further research into albedo modification, just in case we one day reach a point where we seriously consider it.

Caldeira hopes it never comes to that. Like most other advocates of geoengineering research, he’d much rather stave off global warming by drastically cutting carbon emissions. In fact, he calls for a target of zero emissions. But he doesn’t have much faith in politicians or in legislative fixes like carbon taxes or cap-and-trade. “The only way it’s really going to happen,” he says, “is if there’s a change in the social norms.” Caldeira envisions a world in which it’s socially unacceptable for power companies to “use the sky as a waste dump.”

And if that doesn’t work out?

Caldeira points out that if we keep emitting huge amounts of CO2, temperatures are going to keep rising. That could lead to increased crop failures and possibly even “widespread famines with millions of people dying.” In that type of hypothetical crisis, he says, “There’s really only one way known to cool the planet on a politically relevant timescale” — aerosols. “So I think it’s worth understanding it now,” he adds. “At some point in the future it could make sense to do. I hope we don’t get to that state, but it’s possible.”

Inquiring Minds is a podcast hosted by neuroscientist and musician Indre Viskontas and Kishore Hari, the director of the Bay Area Science Festival. To catch future shows right when they are released, subscribe to Inquiring Minds via iTunes or RSSYou can follow the show on Twitter at @inquiringshow and like them on Facebook.


Filed under: Article, Business & Technology, Climate & Energy, Science
Categories: Environment

Pixel Film Studios Unveiled Scratches 5k for Final Cut Pro X Editors

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:08

Final Cut Pro X Developers Announced a new Overlay entitled Scratches 5k from Pixel Film Studios

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

Whitewater Rafting Is Featured on "In America" with James...

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:08

This adventurous activity is discussed in a new piece...

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:08

Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management program launches Lead To Win Cyber (LTW Cyber)

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12613934.htm

Categories: Environment

New WWI Novel Brings Readers to Australian Trenches

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:08

John A. Yates pens new wartime romance novel inspired by diary of late father

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/JohnAYates/TheRedRoseofRomanceandWar/prweb12614163.htm

Categories: Environment

Author Encourages Readers to ‘Dance to Your Own Tune’

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:08

Bernadette Reynolds tells life story through blend of narrative forms

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/BernadetteReynolds/DancetoYourOwnTune/prweb12616446.htm

Categories: Environment

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Partners With CSGI to Fight CRE Superbug

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:08

Hospital uses innovative germ killing process to prevent spread of CRE superbug.

(PRWeb March 28, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12614139.htm

Categories: Environment

James David Parker Shares Message of Hope in New Book

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 08:08

‘The Fire Will Not Consume You—Isaiah 43:2b’ describes God’s help during author’s depression

(PRWeb March 27, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/JamesDavidParker/03/prweb12616424.htm

Categories: Environment

Mortgage Applications Increase 9.5%

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:08

Peoples Home Equity comments on the latest weekly mortgage application figures.

(PRWeb March 27, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12616409.htm

Categories: Environment

5 Tips to Make a Home Safe from Common Risks

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:08

The Federal Savings Bank offers 5 tips on how to make a home safer from common risks.

(PRWeb March 27, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

Annual Peanut Proud Festival to be Held on March 28

PR Web - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:08

Yearly celebration to honor local peanut industry.

(PRWeb March 27, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12616023.htm

Categories: Environment

Are we really still flushing condoms down the toilet?

Grist.org - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:43

Hello! It is now the weekend, which means that if you are a socially inclined person with active loins, you may be trying to get laid tonight. And godspeed in those efforts — I mean it! I truly wish you the best.

But — I’m sorry — we need to talk about something.

We’ve been over why using protection shouldn’t even be a question, but to sum up very quickly: Unplanned babies and STDs. Maybe you’ve joined the long-acting reversible contraceptive army, but if you’re sleeping with someone new (good for you! I’m serious!) you should still probably be using condoms until you’ve both been tested — which brings me to that thing we need to talk about.

Are we really still flushing condoms down the toilet?

People — COME ON.

It’s not like throwing condoms in the regular garbage is such a perfect practice. Landfill trash is landfill trash! And while latex, which most condoms are made of, is naturally biodegradable, many brands add artificial agents to ensure that the condom doesn’t break — which, you know, is the whole idea.

But here is the thing: Condoms flushed down the toilet just end up in the landfill anyway, but through a much more complicated and labor-intensive mechanism. Nothing that’s flushed down the toilet disappears — a fact made abundantly clear in a recent New York Times piece describing in detail the accumulation of “flushable” baby wipes in the sewer system. Here’s a quote to haunt your nightmares:

Often, the wipes combine with other materials, like congealed grease, to create a sort of superknot. “They’re really indestructible,” said Vincent Sapienza, a deputy commissioner for the city’s Department of Environmental Protection. “I guess that’s the purpose.”

Allow flushed condoms to add to said nightmares. From The Guardian:

“I’ve been down the sewers in central London and seen what appear to be fish on the surface. They’re actually condoms filled with air, bobbing around. It is pretty grim.”

Essentially, when you put a used condom in the sewer system, someone has to remove it.

Of all the things that our overtaxed and underfunded water treatment systems have to deal with already, your sticky, soiled prophylactics should not take priority. They shouldn’t even be there at all! There is no reason! The only way to properly dispose of a condom is to wrap it in a reasonable amount of tissue — no baseball-sized wads, please — and put it in the trash. Just do that. Simple and discrete!

Have a delightful, sexy weekend, and after romping around with your partner of choice, kindly deposit your condom in the goddamn garbage can.

Thank you.


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Categories: Environment

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