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LocJAM4 Kyoto Study Group Presentation, Topics and Personal Notes

  The Kyoto Study Group for LocJAM4 took place on April 22nd and was followed by a networking party. The goal was the same as usual: embody the spirit of the LocJAM by gathering game enthusiasts with various degrees of…

APLV Final Report to the Ann Campana Judge Foundation: WatSan Project for Boca de Poteca, Nicaragua

1 hour agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

The NGO Agua Para La Vida recently sent the Ann Campana Judge Foundation (ACJF) a final report for a project it partially supported: Water Supply and Sanitation Project for the community of Boca de Poteca, Municipality of Wiwilí Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. Download Boca_de_Poteca_Final_Report_APLV_Feb2017 Executive Summary This report documents the successful...

Earth Day 1970: Build a Dam, Save a Lake...Honor Richard M. Nixon?

I will not pen a long blog post about Earth Day 2017 nor will I participate in the the March for Science. Other things will occupy my time on this 48th Earth Day. I plan to spend the day reviewing some papers and grading some quizzes here in sunny (for...

Good News for Earth Day: A Negative Result from Ocean Acidification

Patrick J. Michaels, Craig D. Idso In 2012, Stanford’s Daniele Fanelli published a provocative paper, “Negative Results are Disappearing in Most Disciplines and Countries” in the prestigious about-science journal Scientometrics. It demonstrated...Show More Summary

How To Win Friends For New Energy

These days, New Energy needs all the friends it can get. Here's how to make them. From the U.S. Dept. of Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

The Electric Vehicle Highway

This EV highway, now on its way to becoming a reality, is another gift to the future from the Obama administration. From Futurism via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Wind And The Economy

Jobs, tax revenues, boosting rural communities, lowering consumer power prices, and New Energy. It's a win, win, win, win, win. From the U.S. Dept. of Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0Show More Summary

The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Stations

On April 20, 2017, the FCC announced two new developments for NCE stations. First, the FCC stated that it will no longer require the officers and board members of NCE stations to obtain FCC registration numbers (“FRNs”), a process which requires individuals to disclose personal information such as social security numbers. NCE station officers and board … Continue Reading

An Ohio School Board Is Working to Save Nuclear Plants

Ohio faces a decision soon about its two nuclear reactors, Davis-Besse and Perry, and on Wednesday, neighbors of one of those plants issued a cry for help. The reactors’ problem is that the price of electricity they sell on the high-voltage grid is depressed, mostly because of a surplus of natural gas. Show More Summary

Maria Korsnick on the 2018 DOE Skinnny Budget and Nuclear Energy

The nuclear energy industry is encouraged by the news that the preliminary budget for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) includes funding to both re-start licensing activities for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and initiate a robust interim storage program. Show More Summary

Cover Letters Are Less Scary When You Know All About Them

Much like Mark Twain's assertion, rumors of the death of the cover letter are greatly exaggerated. This seemingly outdated way to introduce yourself to an employer remains a vital part of your job search. Once you get to know this simple type of correspondence, you can write a good one without much effort. Show More Summary

Vermont Sees Rural Broadband Service Expansions

One of the ongoing issues in telecommunications is the way broadband should be extended to rural communities.

Why Would You Throw Your Best Employee Under the Bus?

Employee engagement is one of the most critical elements of preserving your staff. However, when a business manager is overcome by fear or intimidation, his actions could drastically impact the workplace culture, morale and performance of the staff. Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 15 - 21 April 2017

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This week's featured book? Close to home for a change. Sean Fleming, who is a Master's graduate of Oregon State University and has courtesy appointments at CEOAS and UBC, has just published a general-audience book about the science of rivers, Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways. In...

Hasbro, Intel, Microsoft Top List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Hasbro, Intel and Microsoft top the new list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens released today by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Altria Group, Campbell Soup Co., Cisco Systems, Accenture, Hormel Foods, Lockheed Martin, and Ecolab round out the top 10. Show More Summary

Why the crude rally has fizzled, continued: Market analysis series

This is the second of a three-part look at why oil prices have failed to rally despite OPEC’s best efforts at managing supply cuts. Read part 1 here. So, why is everyone so bullish? Many oil analysts take as a fait accompli that OPEC-led production cuts thus far are key to balancing the crude market. Show More Summary

Regulatory Landscape Changes? EPA’s Acting Dir. of Western States Shares Insight at EL Conference

Acting director of the EPA Region 8 (which covers Colorado and other western states) Deb Thomas, will share insights on the current and drastically changing regulatory landscape at the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference in June, Business Sector Media has announced. Show More Summary

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