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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

The environmental analysis of Utah oil railroad is inadequate, federal judge rules

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/18 - 2:37pm

The company proposing a new railroad beside the Colorado River for Utah oil says it will persist, after a federal judge ruled their environmental analysis inadequate. Climate activists watch closely.

Categories: Environment

California's big oil lawsuit is a 'huge deal,' Center for Climate Integrity head says

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/18 - 2:26pm

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Richard Wiles, president of the Center for Climate Integrity, about California's lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for worsening climate change.

Categories: Environment

Why people are skeptical of green initiatives — like water-saving washing machines

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/18 - 1:59pm

A laundromat owner in Aurora, Colo., installed washing machines that conserve water. His customers abandoned him, but he was able to win them back after learning why they might be skeptical.

Categories: Environment

Poet Laureate Ada Limón hopes to help people commune with nature in new project

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/18 - 1:30pm

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón has announced her signature project titled " You Are Here," which hopes to engage people with poetry and nature.

Categories: Environment

Young people think climate change is a top issue but when they vote, it's complicated

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2023/09/18 - 2:00am

Climate change is a major issue for young voters, but so far, it has not been a major mobilizing force in U.S. elections. Some environmental action groups see that changing.

(Image credit: Leonardo Munoz/AFP via Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2023/09/17 - 11:47am
Ecclesiastes 9:10
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Environmentalists want to protect a rare 'ghost' orchid as an endangered species

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/09/17 - 4:54am

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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