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CityFibre to Build Glasgow Fiber Network

The UK-based alternative metro fiber builder and operator CityFibre has found more fertile ground in Scotland.  Over the Thanksgiving break, they announced plans to make Glasgow another of its Gigabit City projects.... [visit site to read more]

Product Stewardship: Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws, which require manufacturers to fund and manage recycling and disposal programs for their products, are being implemented in many places around the world. Notably, Canada and Europe widely use EPR to manage waste and prevent pollution from hazardous waste. But EPR has been slower to take off in the US, […]

New report on economic importance of digital skills

A new report published by the Centre for Economics and Research (Cebr) for the first time clearly sets out the huge financial and social benefits of everyone in the UK having the digital skills they need to survive in our digital world. Commissioned by Tinder Foundation, alongside Go ON UK, the report estimates that over […]

The API economy

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on Once upon a time many companies were able to manage their whole infrastructure and implement all services alone for a customers. Telecom operators offered the telephone services - including value added services - and tried to make the ecosystem more dynamic with their […]

Li-Fi: Shedding Light on the Future of Wireless Connectivity

Light, it seems, may hold the key to our coming connected everything digital existence, as researchers in Estonia have brought the futuristic light fidelity (Li-Fi) technology out of the research labs and into the real world, and the results are mind blowing. According to a BBC report, Estonian tech start-up Velmenni recently announced that is [...]

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 30 November 2015

7 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Last one of the month! Elaine got the Reno snowstorm she was bracing for last week and the skiers were quite happy - powder, no less, instead of 'Sierra cement'. I had a good meeting of the GWP's Steering Committee in Stockholm. Thanksgiving dinner? Herring, among other items. Catch up...

UNESCO GRAPHIC at COP21 - A Call to Action for Considering the Importance of Groundwater in Climate Change Mitigation

14 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The announcement below came to me from UNESCO-IHP on one of my e-lists. I added some links, but did not edit it in any other way (except for the note at the end). GRAPHIC is interesting in that it seeks to focus on the role of groundwater in climate change...

Update: Form and Policies Described in Relocation Reimbursement Notice Now In Effect

Federal Register publication starts clock on petitions for reconsideration, applications for review; Final version of form, listing of dollar values still in the works Last week we reported on the release of the FCC’s “final” version of Form 2100, Schedule 399, which is the form that will be used by repacked TV licensees to seek … Continue Reading

Equipment Certification Re-vamp Update: Deadlines for Responses to Petitions for Reconsideration Announced

Way back in December of last year the Commission re-vamped its equipment certification rules. It took six months for those revised rules to make it into the Federal Register, and another month for the rules to become effective. The effective date also marked the deadline for petitions for reconsideration of the December order adopting the … Continue Reading

Ramblings Jobs: Windstream

We have a new job listing to look at over on the Ramblings' Jobs Board this holiday weekend.... [visit site to read more]

Net Zero Energy Homes Explained

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U of AZ Hydrology & Water Resources Grads: Listen Up! 50th Anniversary Event, 31 March - 2 April 2016

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

SAVE THE DATE: March 31 – April 2, 2016 Hydrology & Water Resources 50th Anniversary Reunion (Note: this is legitimate, except for perhaps the very last part) Update on 50th Reunion Events – Our plans for the reunion have evolved. NOTE to Alumni attending AGU or who live in the...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 21 – 27 November 2015

Heading home from Stockholm in a few hours after an ‘exhilarating’ meeting of the Global Water Partnership Steering Committee. One sad moment was our bidding farewell to Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, the SC’s dynamic, intelligent, and dedicated SC chair. Show More Summary

Successfully Switch Careers in Five Weeks

The key to a successful career change is having a clear strategy for exiting your current career before entering the next phase of your life. Remember that change doesn't occur quickly or overnight, and you may have some trials and tribulations along the way. Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 21 - 27 November 2015

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Heading home from Stockholm in a few hours after an 'exhilarating' meeting of the Global Water Partnership Steering Committee. One sad moment was our bidding farewell to Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, the SC's dynamic, intelligent, and dedicated SC chair. As a memento of her service, she received home-country water samples from...


Global panic: art show Exit brings climate change to shocking life; Timed to coincide with the COP21 UN conference in Paris, this video installation is a stark reality check for Earth’s inhabitants as sea levels rise, natural disasters...Show More Summary


China Again Tops for Clean Energy Investment, Study Shows November 22, 2015 (Bloomberg News) “China, the world’s biggest emitter of carbon pollution, continues to hold the top position as the best developing country in which to invest...Show More Summary


Blockaded and fuel-starved, Gaza looks to solar energy November 25, 2015 (Daily Sabah) “…[T]he energy crisis that has plagued the Gaza Strip since 2006 - when Israel first imposed a crippling blockade on the territory - has forced many...Show More Summary


Geothermal overtakes hydropower generation People Daily, November 24, 2015 (MediaMax) “The use of geothermal power in the national mix has risen from 30 per cent last year to 39 per cent this year, making it the leading source of power...Show More Summary

5 Cover Letter Tips

The main purpose of a cover letter is to persuade an employer to invite you for an interview. It also serves as a complement to your resume, so it's imperative that it speak volumes about you. Here are some tips to create the perfect cover letter for any job application. Show More Summary

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