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Thousands of federal firefighters face a looming pay cut. How much is up to Congress

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/25 - 5:39am

The bipartisan infrastructure law granted federal firefighters a big pay bump. Amid a looming government shutdown, that wage increase will expire, leaving first responders unsure about their income.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

Categories: Environment

Young climate activists challenging 32 governments will get their day in court

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/09/24 - 10:10pm

Six young activists are due Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights, where they're accusing 32 governments of violating their human rights for failing to adequately address climate change.

(Image credit: Ana Brigida/AP)

Categories: Environment

obtain favour

The Field Lab - Sun, 2023/09/24 - 6:46am

Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. 36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. 

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Norovirus in the wilderness? How an outbreak spread on the Pacific Crest Trail

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/09/24 - 2:00am

Having this virus is bad enough at home, where you might spend hours hugging the toilet. Imagine having it out camping. Investigators wanted to find out how backpackers were getting and spreading it.

(Image credit: Mia Catharine Mattioli/CDC)

Categories: Environment

Tidy Time

The Field Lab - Sat, 2023/09/23 - 11:34am


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Vaccines are still tested with horseshoe crab blood. The industry is finally changing

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2023/09/23 - 5:00am

The horseshoe crab bleeding industry is in transition. One biomedical company agreed to more oversight, and a regulatory group is paving the way for drug companies to use animal-free alternatives.

(Image credit: Ariane Müller)

Categories: Environment

A lawsuit is challenging the vast number of airstrips in Idaho's protected wilderness

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2023/09/23 - 4:55am

Idaho has more backcountry airstrips and wilderness pilots than any state other than Alaska. Many airstrips were incorporated into protected wilderness but now conservationists are challenging them.

Categories: Environment

clogged work flow...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2023/09/22 - 2:22pm

Hit a production snag this morning.  After 4.5 years, it's time to replace the nozzle on my 3D printer.  I'm surprised it lasted this long.  Replacement nozzle kit will be here next Wednesday.  Back in my NYC days - this would have only meant a couple of subway rides to the appropriate stores, and I would be back in business within hours instead of days.  93,103,66,0,B

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NAACP signs agreement with FEMA to advance equity in disaster resilience

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2023/09/22 - 11:41am

As part of the collaborative effort, the NAACP's Emergency Management Task Force will regularly meet with FEMA to advance its progress on equity within disaster preparedness.

(Image credit: NAACP)

Categories: Environment

New burro...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2023/09/21 - 2:44pm

2 days old.94,103,75,0,B

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From hangry to chonky: Fat Bear Week is coming

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/09/21 - 1:18pm

There can be only one — and they shall be rotund. The brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska have been plumping themselves up, to prepare for a new hibernation season.

(Image credit: Felicia Jimenez/NPS Photo)

Categories: Environment

2 axis test...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2023/09/20 - 5:00pm
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You've likely seen this ranch on-screen — burned by wildfire, it awaits its next act

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/09/20 - 1:30pm

The Woolsey wildfire devastated most of Paramount Ranch's Hollywood heritage in 2018. Human-driven climate change is demanding difficult decisions about what to preserve in the rebuilding process.

(Image credit: Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

How wildfire smoke is erasing years of progress toward cleaning up America's air

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/09/20 - 8:00am

A new study finds that smoke from massive wildfires has eroded about a quarter of the air quality gains from the last few decades.

(Image credit: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

Biden is unveiling the American Climate Corps, a program with echoes of the New Deal

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/09/20 - 5:10am

The White House says the program will provide paid training to 20,000 Americans in its first year. It's much smaller than its New Deal predecessor, but targets a more diverse group of young people.

(Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

more heads...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2023/09/19 - 4:13pm

Rumor has it - this project will require 6 heads...93,102,66,0,B

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A Northern California tribe works to protect traditions in a warming world

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/19 - 10:00am

The Oak Fire last year threatened the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation's way of life. Now the tribe is restoring ancient heritage sites and cultural practices in collaboration with local agencies.

(Image credit: Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation)

Categories: Environment

Australian wildfire danger causes fire ban in Sydney and closes schools

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/19 - 1:49am

Authorities have forecast the most destructive wildfire season during the approaching Southern Hemisphere summer in Australia's populous southeast since the fires of 2019-20 that killed 33 people.

(Image credit: Mark Baker/AP)

Categories: Environment


The Field Lab - Mon, 2023/09/18 - 4:17pm

3D printed head 1.3" tall with mountfor micro servo actuation of the mouth. 92,98,64,0,B

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With about1,500 ghost orchids left in Florida, groups sue to list it as endangered

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/18 - 2:54pm

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit because they want the federal government to list a rare orchid, found mainly in Florida, as an endangered species.

Categories: Environment
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