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  1. Constructed farm wetlands (CFWs) designed for remediation of farmyard runoff: an evaluation of their water treatment efficiency, ecological value, costs and benefits 

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    Gouriveau, Fabrice

    2009-01-01

    Farmyard runoff, i.e. the effluent generated by the rain falling over farmyards, tracks and roofs, is a significant and overlooked source of nutrients and pathogens which degrades aquatic ecosystems through eutrophication, ...

  2. CONSTRUCTED FARM WETLANDS (CFWs) FOR REMEDIATION OF FARMYARD RUNOFF: WATER TREATMENT EFFICIENCY, ECOLOGICAL

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    CONSTRUCTED FARM WETLANDS (CFWs) FOR REMEDIATION OF FARMYARD RUNOFF: WATER TREATMENT EFFICIENCY higher than river water quality targets. Its ecological value is poor due to its high pollution and low, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK E-mail: fabrice.gouriveau@ed.ac.uk Summary: This research evaluates the treatment

  3. In My Backyard: Presentation for March 24 TAP Webinar

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    Christopher.helm@nrel.gov 3-24-2010 In My Backyard (IMBY) Overview National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future * In My Backyard * What it does... *...

  4. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into Heated Seat Cushions as a Substitute for Propane Patio Heaters for the

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    into Heated Seat Cushions as a Substitute for Propane Patio Heaters for the Perch Restaurant Arman Abadi SUMMARY This report investigates alternatives to propane patio heaters to keep patrons warm with the goal certification for the building. A triple bottom line analysis was conducted on heated seat cushions, propane

  5. Backyard Farms Energy, LLC | Open Energy Information

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  6. A 3-D STABILITY ANALYSIS OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD IN THE BACKYARD PHOTO

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    Bucci, David J.

    A 3-D STABILITY ANALYSIS OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD IN THE BACKYARD PHOTO Srivamshi Pittala, Emily Kennedy. Despite the long passage of time, it is still argued that the famous backyard photo of Oswald others, that Oswald's pose in the photo is physically implausible. We describe a detailed 3-D stability

  7. El patio de la Torcaza: Cambio y productividad en el realismo reflexivo de los sesenta en el Río de la Plata

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    Pellettieri, Osvaldo

    1991-10-01

    tomar artificios de otras tendencias estéticas—del saínete, del grotesco criollo, del absurdo, del expresionismo—pero refuncionalizándolos con el fin de hacer más clara la tesis realista. A esta segunda versión la llamamos "realismo crítico." Sin... versión del realismo reflexivo con El patio de la Torcaza, ejemplo de la temprana segunda versión. La primera versión del realismo reflexivo-cuyo modelo es para nosotros Soledad para cuatro o Nuestro fin de semana-puede ser sintetizada de la siguiente...

  8. Backyard Leaf Composting Franklin Flower, Extension Specialist Emeritus in Environmental Science

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    Rainforth, Emma C.

    Backyard Leaf Composting Franklin Flower, Extension Specialist Emeritus in Environmental Science. Thisprocessinvolves primarily the microbial decomposition of organic matter. Compost - the end result - is a dark. The Composting Process Compostingspeedsnaturaldecompositionundersemi- controlled conditions. Raw organic

  9. A 3-D Photo Forensic Analysis of the Lee Harvey Oswald Backyard Photo

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    Bucci, David J.

    A 3-D Photo Forensic Analysis of the Lee Harvey Oswald Backyard Photo Hany Farid Department of the Oswald photos to determine if such claims of tampering are warranted. Keywords: Photo Forensics, 3-D Photo Analysis 1. Introduction United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Novem- ber 22

  10. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Our Ocean Backyard ­­ Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine is paying the price. In 2012, the 9.7 billion gallons of bottled water required about 35 million barrels of fossil fuel to move water from Fiji or France to the USA. Estimates are that eight out of every ten

  11. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Our Ocean Backyard ­­ Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine, the shoreline near Lighthouse Point was about ten miles offshore to the west. The Farallons were a 25-mile hike along the exposed shelf. Onshore winds #12;blew this sand into large dunes, which extend inland today

  12. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Our Ocean Backyard ­­ Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine, which is most pronounced in the spring and early summer. During these months, winds from the northwest dominate along the California coast, and help drive the offshore California Current southward. The surface

  13. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Our Ocean Backyard ­­ Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #37 September 12, 2009 Sand dunes­blowing in the wind The bluffs along they are eventually lost either onshore into dunes, or offshore into submarine canyons. Sand dunes occur inland #12

  14. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Our Ocean Backyard ­­ Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine the shoreline of southern Monterey Bay or at Pismo Beach, where wind transports the sand inland off the beach; or deep submarine canyons, where sand flows offshore and down slope to the deep sea floor 10,000 to 12

  15. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Our Ocean Backyard ­­ Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Creek is known as Scott Creek Beach. The strong onshore winds from the northwest blow sands into dunes formerly the site of a tank farm. In the 1940s and 1950s oil was pumped through a pipeline from offshore

  16. Comments of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association on the U...

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    decorative gas fireplaces certified to the American National Standards Institute ("ANSI") Z21.50 standard-to heating efficiency standards, 75 Fed. Reg. 20112 (April 16, 2010)....

  17. .Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association's Comments on DOE's Regulatory Burden

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  18. Constructed Farm Wetlands (CFWs) designed for remediation of farmyard runoff: an

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    of their water treatment efficiency, ecological value, costs and benefits Fabrice Gouriveau Submitted for society. Among other Best Management Practices implemented to address agricultural water pollution is therefore needed of their long-term water treatment efficiency and ecological value to optimize their design

  19. Jamaica Bay New York's Conflicted Backyard

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    Columbia University

    to the soil from urban waste products (manure, night soil, food wastes, etc). · Theoretically, nutrients could fish meal · AGGRESSIVELY COMPOST ANY ORGANIC WASTE FROM THE CITIES #12;Recycling food waste and other it has been a source of food, a place to recreate, a place to live, a transportation hub, a manufacturing

  20. Backyard Production of Meat Rabbits in Texas 

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    Lukefahr, Steven D.; Paschal, Joseph C.; Ford, John E.

    1998-06-11

    . Feeds and Feeding Most rabbit producers feed commercial feeds, such as pel- lets, in their operations. The advantages of feeding pellets include convenience to the producer and increased con- sumption with minimum waste by the rabbits. In addi- tion... are actually fed. Simply feeding a good commercial pelleted diet takes out much of this guesswork. On the other hand, there is no problem in providing small amounts of fresh feeds (for example, a carrot, a few blades of grass, or a couple of cabbage leaves...

  1. In My Backyard | Open Energy Information

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  2. In My Backyard | Open Energy Information

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  3. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Patio Heaters

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    heater to each customer into account. Bioethanol burners and electric infrared heaters were chosen, the Ecosmar+tm Fire AB3 Bioethanol Burner, and the PARAMOUNT +tm Offset Pole Mounted Stainless Steel Infrared

  4. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Patio Heaters

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    systems provide clean energy which can be stored for later use. Excess can also be sold to BC Hydro Workshop. Chiyi stated that the solution would require little to no structural implications as the solution on several different technologies and applications that could potentially be developed into a functional

  5. Give Me My Tax Credit! (Or, How I Almost Bought the Wrong Patio Door) |

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  6. Comments of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association on the U.S. Department

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  7. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into Sustainable Patio Heating Solutions for Koerner's Pub UBC

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    and eco-friendly establishment. To fulfill this goal, Koerner's is investigating possible solutions efficient, eco-friendly and cost effective. To research alternative heaters using a TBL assessment

  8. En Medio De Un Gran Circo: La Ciudad De México A Tráves De Las Crónicas Musicales De Maldita Vecindad Y Los Hijos Del 5º Patio

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    Lujan, Soledad

    2014-01-01

    haber nacido durante un terremoto. La letra de la canciónmuestran la destrucción del terremoto en la ciudad de manerapolítica y cambio social: El terremoto del 19 de septiembre

  9. Protecting Environmentally-Sensitive Areas and Promoting Tourism in "The Back Patio of the United States:" Thoughts about Shared Responsibilities in Ecosystem and Biodiversity Protection

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    Crawford, Colin

    2006-01-01

    significativos de biodiversidad y de recursos naturales yAreas Protegidas, de la biodiversidad, especialmente en reas

  10. Protecting Environmentally-Sensitive Areas and Promoting Tourism in "The Back Patio of the United States:" Thoughts about Shared Responsibilities in Ecosystem and Biodiversity Protection

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    Crawford, Colin

    2006-01-01

    que garantice un desarrollo sostenible." Law 64/00 Introcomo un factor de desarrollo sostenible en aquellas zonasdirigidos al desarrollo de un turismo sostenible que integre

  11. En Medio De Un Gran Circo: La Ciudad De México A Tráves De Las Crónicas Musicales De Maldita Vecindad Y Los Hijos Del 5º Patio

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    Lujan, Soledad

    2014-01-01

    25 “rola” de Arcaraz El urbanismo cotidiano de la Ciudad de9). La teoría de un urbanismo cotidiano es adecuada parasólo se puede imaginar. El urbanismo cotidiano de la Ciudad

  12. A Simple Guide to Backyard Astronomy Using Binoculars or a Small Telescope www.carolrpt.com/astroguide.htm P.1 A Simple Guide to Backyard AstronomyA Simple Guide to Backyard Astronomy

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    Kiss, Emil

    to anyone who wants to look upward and behold the magnificence of the night sky. Light pollution complicates information about curbing light pollution and saving money at the same time, or to see a light pollution map the phases of the Moon, if only to plan how much light it will put into the sky at night, and bookmarking

  13. An Archaeological Survey for the Johnson's Backyard Garden in Southeast Travis County, Texas 

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    Moore, William

    2015-07-31

    with the proposed irrigation project and are not considered worthy of additional work or protection. Sites 41TV2403 and 41TV2404 are prehistoric, and they are located on the north and south banks of Dry Creek. These sites are described in this report as camps...

  14. Not in your backyard : transitive compellence, base states, and violent non-state groups

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    Fraiman, Keren Eva (Fraiman Stieber)

    2014-01-01

    Violent non-state actors have consistently served as a destabilizing force within the international system. These groups create a base within a state's sovereign territory, the "base state," and utilize this platform to ...

  15. User-Friendly Model Puts Solar Energy in Your Backyard | OpenEI Community

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  16. NREL: NEWS - Features

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    8 December 2008 See How Renewable Energy Works in Your Backyard See How Renewable Energy Works in Your Backyard Whether you live in a mansion or a cottage, NREL's In My Backyard...

  17. University Housing & Dining Services Guide to Living Off-Campus

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    Escher, Christine

    Added featuresAdded features Do you require features like a dishwasher, disposal, deck, patio, or in unit laundry

  18. Scaling up Secondary Unit Production in the East Bay: Impacts and Policy Implications

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    Wegmann, Jake; Nemirow, Alison; Chapple, Karen

    2012-01-01

    smart  growth,  alternative  transportation,  the  economy,  and  city  cities,  backyard  cottages  could  represent  an   important  smart  

  19. Calabuig, C.P., Green, A.J., Menegheti, J.O., Muriel, R. y Patio, J. 2010. Fenologa del Coscoroba (Coscoroba coscoroba) en el sur de Brasil y sus

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    Green, Andy J.

    (Coscoroba coscoroba) en el sur de Brasil y sus movimientos hacia Argentina (Phenology of Coscoroba Swan (COSCOROBA COSCOROBA) EN EL SUR DE BRASIL Y SUS MOVIMIENTOS HACIA ARGENTINA Cecilia P. Calabuig¹, ², Andy J João Paetzel 964/303, 91330ñ281- Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. E-mail: cecicalabuig

  20. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #80 May 7, 2011 Lost cargo tracks ocean currents Container carriers stack in the world ocean. The currents along our shoreline move things around in many different directions, sometimes. Whether nutrients or plankton, pollutants or lost people, oil spills or flotsam, the ocean currents can

  1. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #19 January 3, 2009 OTEC and offshore wind Offshore wind farms are now common offshore areas in the U.S. with shallow water is off Cape Cod, where a major wind farm proposal 12 miles of existing capacity. The growth of new wind farms has been spurred by a modest tax credit, but one

  2. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Street was the primary access to the chute so that all of the lumber, lime and other cargo didn't have, where lime was stored prior to shipping. Cowell's Beach probably originally received its name from

  3. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , an eastern cement entrepreneur, to develop the Santa Cruz Lime Company along the Coast Road at San Vicente

  4. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    frequent and larger El Niño events, greater rainfall and more frequent storms and coastal erosion. Blue the coasts of Oregon, Washington and even Alaska. While usually found in deep water, they have also been

  5. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , new waste treatment plants would have to be built, and roads would need to be elevated. This would!". But the tide came, just as it did every day. The water rose higher, coming up to the king's chair, and wet by this and not sure what to expect next. With great drama, King Canute stood up, took off his crown and threw

  6. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    % hydroelectric and 12% renewable). With the exception of nuclear, geothermal and tidal power, almost every other of a cave and perhaps a natural blowhole, they drilled two large-diameter vertical shafts from the cliff top

  7. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #54 May 8, 2010 A drilling disaster Offshore drilling platforms can cost up Horizon drilling platform, the oil is being released from a pipe broken in three places on the seafloor of oil, the loss of human life, and the impacts of the oil on the ocean and coastal environments

  8. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , the essentially untouched Alaska wilderness and the potential environmental impacts of oil on wildlife benefits but also significant environmental impacts and social repercussions. Since completed in 1977 in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 raised serious doubts about the environmental commitment of the oil

  9. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    of carbon dioxide that accompanies cement production. There are three other potential barriers found access to the coast every few miles along the northern bay (the southern bay is a bit more remote

  10. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    oil deposits, what remains today is only a small fraction of what lies beneath the sands of the Middle Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #2 May 10, 2008 Inside the ocean's oil making machine Oil from the ocean! A few people who read my first column were surprised to learn that the creation of oil starts with life

  11. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    from the meltdown of the 3 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in March 2011 quickly Current as it passes by Japan, whether tsunami debris, glass fishing floats, or radioactive contaminants Nuclear Meltdowns", which provided some interesting perspective on Pacific Ocean radiation. It turns out

  12. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    at the time stated rather emphatically that nuclear power plants were efficient, economical, safe and clean. Investigating the advertised efficient, economical, safe and clean nature of nuclear plants revealed that none of these claims were really true. Although nuclear power represents a highly concentrated source of energy

  13. They're out there.The problem of invasive plants is as close as your own backyard.

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    government agencies, as well as the media, the basic question for most homeowners is simply, "How do I get and digging Many herbaceous plants and some woody species (up to about one inch in diameter), if present as possible; even a small por- tion can restart the infestation. Pull plants by hand or use a digging fork

  14. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    the process of desalination as our existing fresh water supplies are becoming insufficient to meet our needs salty to drink is the short answer. The total amount of salt in seawater is only about 3.5% by weight; a gallon of seawater contains about 3.6 ounces of salt. That's not much but its enough to make it totally

  15. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , during 35-foot seas and 60 miles an hour winds, certainly rough but not unusual Aleutian weather the slow tow to a sheltered bay on Kodiak Island. High winds and large swells made progress slow is towed to Seattle. The drillship is carrying about 150,000 gallons of diesel fuel and lubricant

  16. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    entry road to the ranch buildings from the bike trail, you will be riding downhill on a stretch assessed and taxed based on their development potential, not their value as farmland. The dwindling income from farming and the increased property taxes led the Wilder family to sell to a land development firm

  17. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    been used for preserving food for centuries. Virtually all of the earliest civilizations harvested by Kaiser Refractories, which operated the industrial complex immediately south of the Moss Landing power plant. These are the large tanks that you can see from Highway One driving through Moss Landing

  18. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , and in combination, determine how much heat we receive from that burning mass 93 million miles away. When combined and freeway and power plants to produce greenhouse gases? Stay with me here. There are several different of these, the pace maker so to speak, is the delivery of heat from the sun. And it's not constant

  19. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Rotterdam to Sri Lanka, the Danish registered container ship, Svendborg Maersk, encountered hurricane force vessel in a hurry. The containers shifted under the wave impact and over 40 were lost overboard. Who

  20. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    of the highway, bumper to bumper. The tiny Smart cars, which are far more common there with gas at $6 to $7 meter of dry beach is rented out for the day, along with an umbrella and a few beach chairs. An 8 x 10

  1. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    the wave impact. The pier had two 12-inch diameter pipes for loading dry cement as well as a 3-inch line Davenport, rather than cement. This vessel, the SS Palo Alto, was designed as an oil tanker and was built Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #73 January 29, 2011 Ships of cement The SantaCruzCement taking on a load of dry

  2. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , the European Union and India) burn before they transition to renewable energy sources. The more carbon dioxide, the ice cover of the Arctic Ocean, and the other smaller mountain glaciers around the world retreat

  3. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    of the city has been built on an uplifted marine terrace, an old chunk of seafloor now covered with houses are these flat terraces so common along California's coast? Creating and then preserving marine terraces requires, the warmer the Earth gets; the farther we are away, the cooler it gets. When the Earth is warm

  4. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    .7% by hydroelectric power, and 3.3% by other renewable sources (geothermal, wind and solar). Burning fossil fuels buying this oil from? Our two biggest suppliers are Canada and Mexico, which together provide one

  5. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    . Alexander the Great likely died of it, leading to the unraveling of the Greek Empire. Malaria may have also stopped the armies of both Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan. Malaria was so pervasive in ancient Rome the entire city. A million Union Army casualties in the U.S. Civil War are attributed to malaria, and during

  6. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory: A Search for Species in Our Own Backyard

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    Sanders, Nathan J.

    on a systematic survey of the ant fauna occurring in hard- wood forests in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park stud- ies (see Stiles and Coyle 2001, Van Pelt 1963, Watson et al. 1994) have explored elevational

  7. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    water levels and battering boats and damaging floating docks. Although four Japanese nuclear power to remove heat. At the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, tsunami waves overtopped a 33-foot high seawall led to three large explosions followed by nuclear meltdowns at three of the plant's six reactors

  8. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    the nation's largest nuclear power plant on the coast just north of Davenport. Knowing that the nearshore Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #81 May 21, 2011 Floating frisbees and coastal currents A waterproof numbered that caused it to sink and move with the bottom currents. But by cutting off the weights, the Frisbees floated

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    was piped to the Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Plant in Neary's Lagoon. At that time, Santa Cruz used only primary treatment (settling and chlorination) and discharged the treated effluent 2000 feet of West Cliff Engineering, which is really all about sewage treatment- and the odor that day was unmistakably that of sewage

  10. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    . The study analyzed 23 companies that are developing wave energy technologies, of which six have now gone

  11. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    costs; they don't silt up or trap sand destined for our beaches; they don't present seismic hazards increased dramatically. As ground water pumping increased, the water table dropped as much as 250 feet problems in the construction and maintenance of water transport structures, such as canals, irrigation

  12. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    gallon, if we took all of the salt out of the world oceans it would be enough to cover the entire planet of water that helped cool the Earth's surface and gradually collected to help form the oceans

  13. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    make up 1.7% of all of the water on the planet, and all of the water in either place, streams, cool, and the moisture condenses. We can therefore expect greater rainfall at higher elevations. Along

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    Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #141 September 21, 2013 Sand Hill Bluff Sand Hill Bluff (from California Coastal covered with vegetation. The area is also a kitchen midden, as evidenced by the fragments of abalone shell location? Interestingly, the pile of sand is actually an old dune, but one that is no longer connected

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    companies involved, British Petroleum, Halliburton, and Transocean are all arguing about who is to blame in the ocean. The ship was owned by Union Oil, was chartered by British Petroleum, registered in Liberia, on average constitute only about 11% of all of the 30 million gallons of petroleum that enters North American

  16. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    enjoyed in the Hawaiian Islands. Entering Tokyo Bay and the harbor, Mount Fuji displayed a coating of snow the fog rolled in and it was gone for the remainder of our stay. But the steep-sided, classic cone shape

  17. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    at least the early 1940s, continuous heavy pumping of groundwater for irrigation from the lower Salinas Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #168 October 4, 2014 Unwanted Intrusions Groundwater pumping by the Soquel Creek, and most agricultural crops have little tolerance for elevated salt contents in irrigation water. Seaweed

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    a different source. A small glass blowing business has operated for years alongside San Vicente Creek Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #144 November 2, 2013 Beach Trash or Beach Glass? Glass Beach, Mendocino County Beach glass has become somewhat of a treasure in recent years, although it certainly didn't start out

  19. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    1862 during largest floods on record. While the healthiest among us may live to be 100 or more we are building a power plant, a shopping center, a school or our dream home, the more we know about the weather reports are very meager....although the state of the weather was undoubtedly a topic of deep

  20. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #107 June 2, 2012 Are Waves Getting Bigger? During the El Nino winter of 1983

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    Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #8 August 2, 2008 What's next for our shoreline­El Nino and La Nina Pacific frequent and stronger El Nino events, with greater rainfall, more severe storms and coastal erosion, fewer severe coastal storms, and reduced frequency and intensity of El Niño events. This interval, also

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    January 2012 due to premature wear found on tubes in steam generators, which apparently contributed to the accidental release of a small amount of radioactive steam. That release, coming not long after the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, set off a flood of public opposition and a regulatory and legal

  3. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    - well some of us who played in sand boxes did. These dark minerals contain heavy elements such as iron owned nearly 2 miles of beach along the northern Monterey Bay shoreline and was mining the black sand to remove the magnetite and then used a furnace to produce a red iron oxide that was used in the manufacture

  4. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    of iron and gold mining from the Aptos beach sands, climate change and sea level oscillations, before we

  5. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    toothpaste from an underlying formation millions of years ago. A mining geologist, John Newsom, who had come. Not many places can claim that. While some intrusions are a gold color due to oxidized iron

  6. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , the U.S. has been running a distinct fever, with NOAA's National Climate Data Center reporting's a pretty good indication that there is some significant climate change underway. The warming trend has Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #116 October 6, 2012 Weather, Climate and Coastlines The 100+ degree temperatures

  7. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    engineer who thought way outside the box, proposed that we mount conventional oil well drilling equipment drilling equipment to test the concept. The drilling rig, named the Cuss I, was successful in boring vessel through 1000's of feet of water into the deep sea floor simply wouldn't work. One major concern

  8. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Caird would never make it around the island through rough seas and a rocky coastline to the Stromness at 2:00 am on May 19, 1916 by moonlight. This was no cozy walk in the park. As they crossed the last

  9. Dear Wildlife Landscaper, The Florida Backyard Landscapes for Wildlife is an inexpensive program that will help you to

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    . Sincerely, Derek Barber, Livestock and Natural Resources Agent II Columbia County Extension #12 Barber, Livestock and Natural Resources Agent II Columbia County Extension 386-752-5384 dlbarber at http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/ and check out the enclosed info about getting a FREE copy

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    be a better way to make cement. After months of laboratory scale work in Los Gatos, hauling Monterey Bay

  11. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    . CalTrans, State Parks, the California Energy Commission, State Water Resources Control Board need to make decisions on new agency investments in transportation, energy, water, and sewage treatment last formal acts as Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Executive Order S-13-08, which

  12. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    and navigation equipment, and warehousing. Tourism, recreation and transportation made up about 93% of California surprising, the mineral and energy sectors, mostly southern California offshore oil and gas, made up less in economic terms. A recent effort, the National Ocean Economic Project, has determined that California has

  13. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    . Others collect and study the plankton, the tiny plants and animals that are at the base of the food chain preserved and displayed blue whale skeleton anywhere on Earth. And it's all

  14. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    an essential role as the base of the ocean food chain, but they also have a darker side that has come to light passed up the food chain. The real trouble starts when marine mammals, birds or people eat at UC Santa Cruz analyzing preserved samples that the birds had been affected by domoic acid, a toxin

  15. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    it was preserved as rock salt in places like Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, and a number of other states like ponds with bright food coloring; but in fact the colors are from different types of algae

  16. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    the ocean--wave power, tidal or current power, offshore wind power, and ocean thermal energy conversion Sciences, UC Santa Cruz. #15 November 8, 2008 Energy and the oceans­part 2 The San Onofre Power plant is one of only two commercial nuclear power plants in California. Important questions about energy

  17. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    energy from the ocean and it has become a far more involved topic than I originally envisioned, and also one that has generated considerable feedback. But, we're not finished with ocean energy quite yet. Tides are more predictable than the wind and solar radiation, but there is a periodicity to the tides

  18. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    . Waves are constantly at work, pushing the sand back and forth across the beach face. Wind may also blow waves to break farther offshore. This dissipates more of the breaking wave's energy offshore, which reduces the wave energy expended on the beach, a natural shock absorber for the shoreline. Even

  19. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    of beach sand due to wind blowing onshore, sand was historically mined directly from some California and not expect some response. Waves expend a lot of energy on the southern Monterey Bay beaches; as the miner's draglines lowered the beach level, the waves began to break closer to shore, and expended their energy

  20. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    the ocean transfers energy to the sea surface, initially forming small ripples, which over time, if the wind typically see breaking at Mavericks or Steamer Lane, they are all generated by the wind. Wind blowing across persists, will begin to form discrete waves. The amount of energy transmitted to the ocean surface and

  1. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , Steamer Lane, or Mavericks, are generated by the wind. Wind blowing across the ocean transfers energy to the sea surface, initially forming small ripples, which over time, if the wind persists, will grow to form distinct waves. Ultimately, the size of the waves is a function of the amount of energy transmitted

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    , when wind moves surface waters offshore and cooler, nutrient- rich bottom water rises to the surface a lot to deliver this fossil fuel --solar energy captured and preserved by nature --to your car. #12

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    revealed that these giant waves often occur where ordinary wind waves encounter ocean currents. The strength of the current #12;seems to concentrate the wave energy, much like a lens will concentrate light

  4. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    ... The Transcontinental party will set out on their 1800-mile journey...in the hope of accomplishing the march across on the journey. The Transcontinental party will be lead by Sir Ernest Shackleton, and will consist of six men

  5. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    of eastern oysters were shipped west to San Francisco aboard transcontinental trains. Some of them, along

  6. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    , recreation and hydroelectric power, the state's rivers were extensively dammed throughout the last century's streams were dammed. The benefits of more water, flood control, recreation, and hydroelectric power

  7. Institutionen fr markvetenskap Publikationer 2001 Aktuell 2004-12-09

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    . Gaseous emissions of carbon dioxide, ammonia and nitrous oxide from organic household waste in a compost. 2001. Evalution of growing media containing farmyard manure compost, household waste compost

  8. 21 mai 2011 Haute-ProvenceInfo

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    'hôtel de Cologne, un patio espa- gnol, et un studio de Manhattan) qui a nourri Destroyed, dixième album

  9. Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources

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    Gumerman, Etan Z.; Bharvirkar, Ranjit R.; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Marnay, Chris

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    prices megawatt (10 watts) natural gas combined cycle not in my backyard nitrogen oxides particulate matter photovoltaic

  10. Why we started a Volunteer Rain Gauge Network

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    in their backyards #12;4-inch diameter High capacity rain gauges Aluminum foil-wrapped Styrofoam hail pads Snow

  11. Recommended Flowering Plants and Groundcovers for Wildlife A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard a Speaking for Wildlife Program

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    ) Allium spp. Atlantic Camas Camassia scilloides Barren Strawberry Scilla Siberica Spring Beauty Claytonia virginica Strawberry

  12. Doors | Department of Energy

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    offers more than five times the insulating value of a solid wood door of the same size. Glass or "patio" doors, especially sliding glass doors, lose much more heat than other types...

  13. Urban sunspaces : ecology of atria and arcades

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    Historically, atria were protected interior patios; well perceived for their climate tempering and spatial amenity to the building; matching a peaceful private outdoor with the yearly climate cycles. Public buildings adopted ...

  14. Spanish courtyards: High mass cooling in hot weather

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    Reynolds, J.S. [Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States)

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    Several courtyards (patios) in Andalucia were monitored for air temperature, relative humidity and daylight in July-august of 1994. Two patios are described here. Locations above and within these patios as well as adjacent rooms were included. The patios are from one to two stories deep, with rather small floor areas, so relatively little direct sun falls on these patio floors, in a season mid-way between the summer solstice and the fall equinox. Neither patio had a toldo, or movable canvas cover, that would provide shade by day, but exposure to the night sky. The cooling strategy here is mostly a reliance on high mass, with no evidence (exhaust fans or stacks) of deliberate night ventilation. Occasional evaporative cooling is likely, due to the watering of the plants within these patios. There is potential for considerable evaporative cooling, due to relative humidities averaging about 32%. The temperatures within the adjacent spaces were quite stable, just above the summer comfort zone for still air. Night ventilation might provide somewhat more cooling than high mass. Measured temperatures at sunny locations in and above the patios were higher than the official readings, at both maximum and minimum times. Sky conditions were generally clear, and almost no rain fell. The strategy of high mass cooling, typical of indigenous housing in hot arid areas, was demonstrated to be effective in these case. Although the highest interior temperatures pushed the upper limits of the summer comfort zone for still air, they were well below the exterior maximum. With a slight increase in air motion (the well-known hand held fans of Spain, for example), comfort is readily attained. An even greater degree of psychological cooling is attained through visual, audial and olfactory stimuli associated with shading plants and water.

  15. Increased nitrogen availability in soil after repeated compost applications: use of the PASTIS model to separate short and long-term effects.

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    1 Increased nitrogen availability in soil after repeated compost applications: use of the PASTIS : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.05.023 #12;2 Abstract Regular application of composts on cropped soils has composts on the nitrogen (N) dynamics in a cropped loamy soil was compared to farmyard manure application

  16. Regulating Constructed Wetlands in Scotland

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    discharges (SUDS) · Licence (industrial estates, large housing, M-ways) · GBR 10 · Farmyard runoff - SSAFO plant - polishing · Encouraged by SEPA in its guidance · Normally small scale ­ several houses Package STWs Cost ­ land, materials Low carbon, passive Relatively low maintenance Must be properly

  17. Probing the Nature of Cataclysmic Variables via Photometric Studies on Multiple Timescales /

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    and from the Center for Backyard Astrophysics (CBA).The CBA is a worldwide network of professional and amateur~ 0.3-1.0-meter telescopes. CBA members can collectively

  18. The American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, occurs throughout most of the southeastern United States. Alligators

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    . Alligators inhabit swamps, tidal marshes, creeks and rivers, canals, ponds, lakes, and reservoirs. In some of a small backyard pool, using their snout, forefeet, and tail. Alligators are called a "keystone species

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    and bears visit my backyard, I bolted out of bed, realizing I had forgotten to bring my cat inside are defined not only by characteristic landscape features, such as Lake Tahoe and the majestic mountain ranges

  20. Building Fertile Soil

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    A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields, by JohnInstitute. Start with the Soil, by Grace Gershuny. Emmaus,Institute. 1993. The Soul of Soil: A Guide to Ecological

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    out back workin’ on the windmill if you’d like see him. Sheand into the backyard. The windmill was set deep into theThere was a path to the windmill and David trod along it

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    SHUTTLE RES FREE PARKING FOR EMPLOYEES X PERMIT L N M RES Vis K Lot 11 B D F J I H GCMFS UC RES RES Parking Avenue Sandage Lot 6 VIS No Overnight Parking VIS VIS RES T Visitor Parking Parking TBPW Visitor's Patios Brite Divinity School Leibrock Village Resident Parking Only Resident Parking Only Resident

  3. New Polymer Coatings Prevent Corrosion, Even When Scratched http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081209125929.htm 1 of 3 2/6/09 10:28 AM

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    New Polymer Coatings Prevent Corrosion, Even When Scratched http with self-healing coatings being developed at the University of Illinois. The new coatings are designed paints and marine varnishes to the thick, rubbery coatings on patio furniture and park benches. "Starting

  4. On the Verge of Becoming a Smoke-Free Campus The Legislative Council passed into law the Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2005 on 19 October, 2006. This piece of monumental legislation culminated a

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    eaten by indigenous animals), bioreactors adding verdant plant life to our atriums and patios while cleansing the water, gardens using compost from our dining rooms and returning delicious vegetables: completely renewable energy or at least carbon neutrality*; zero waste to landfills, everything either

  5. Pyrethroid Label Changes Pyrethroids have been found in sediment at the bottom of

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    impervious surfaces such as concrete patios and driveways where runoff may occur after rainfall or irrigation-and-crevice or spot treatments, any outdoor surface must be over permeable sites like bare soil or lawns, NOT over other impervious surfaces where runoff may occur after rainfall or irrigation (such as concrete). Ø

  6. RUGOSE SPIRALING WHITEFLY also known as Gumbo Limbo Spiraling Whitefly

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    to as honeydew). The sticky honeydew can accumulate on cars, pool decks and patio furniture from infested trees one of the following: Small plants thoroughly wash plants off with a strong stream of water infested ornamental plants thoroughly wash plants off with a strong stream of water. *You may want

  7. tcetoday news: Self-healing paint at University of Illinois http://www.tcetoday.com/tcetoday/NewsDetail.aspx?nid=11291 1 of 1 2/6/09 10:28 AM

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    tcetoday news: Self-healing paint at University of Illinois http.126.119.231 News - full story 15/12/2008 Self-healing paint at University of Illinois Multiple uses possible could be used for a wide range of purposes from car paint to patio furniture. The coating contains

  8. Measure the Quantity of Water To measure the amount of water whether from a sprin-

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    to be measured. The soil has received an inch of water when the water in the container is an inch deep. For more each time you water ­ generally 1 inch per week. Determine this by digging a hole 5 to 6 inches deep of vegetation, not driveways, streets, or patios. Water until the soil is moist 6 inches deep, usually 1 inch

  9. 17th Annual ALS Users' Association Meeting

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    Robinson, Art; Tamura, Lori

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    It's not exactly Russian roulette, but scheduling October events outdoors is not risk-free, even in usually sunny California. An overflow crowd of more than 400 registered users, ALS staff, and vendors enjoyed a full indoor program featuring science highlights and workshops spread over two and a half days from October 18 to October 20. However, a major storm, heralding the onset of the San Francisco Bay Area rainy season, posed a few weather challenges for the events on the ALS patio.

  10. 1995-2011 | LS-LAMP IMPACT REPORT Louis stokes

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    1 1995-2011 | LS-LAMP IMPACT REPORT Louis stokes Louisiana aLLiance for Minority ParticiPation IMPACT REPORT 1 9 9 5 - 2 0 1 1 ouis stokes ouisiana alliance for MiNoritY PArtiCiPAtioN Awarded 1995 L Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana #12;2 LS-LAMP IMPACT REPORT | 1995-2011 Louis stokes ALLi

  11. New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

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    harvesting. The results of this research will help to develop guidelines for water testing and best management practices for applying harvested rain water to backyard and community gardens. In the secondNew Jersey Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2011 New Jersey Water

  12. A Guide to Teaching Renewable Energy in Junior and

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    -A-Bean 11 Solar Water Heater 17 Solar Box Cooker 21 Solar Houses 26 Photovoltaics 29 Wind Energy 34 Biomass established federal programs to fund research and development of solar and wind power.In 1980,it seemed as if there might be a solar panel on every roof and windmills in backyards across the country by the turn

  13. Does Evolution Point to a God? Queen's College 30/1/2011

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    ­ wasting precious, limited resources on the elderly and the dying; people who will make no contribution the genes that built the rule, because the squawking, gaping objects in a bird's nest are normally its own float up to a height of about thirty feet above his backyard, where he would enjoy a few hours of flight

  14. AGRY 598/FNR 598 Ecological Footprints, Spring 2010 Pfendler 203, TTh, 1:30 -2:45 pm

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    that residents of Tippecanoe County can use to quantify their stormwater footprint, carbon footprint and backyard this tool. Students will learn how to: o Quantify a stormwater footprint o Quantify a carbon footprint o1/5 Syllabus AGRY 598/FNR 598 Ecological Footprints, Spring 2010 Pfendler 203, TTh, 1:30 - 2:45 pm

  15. 1/15/14 A thousand of these tinywindmills might power your phone | Innovations www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/14/a-thousand-of-these-tiny-windmills-might-power-your-phone//?print=1 1/2

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    in your backyard, for example, or for a sensor in a remote location. (Solar panels are often used1/15/14 A thousand of these tinywindmills might power your phone | Innovations www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations that will solve any global energy crises, but their design could have other advantages, such as cost Print #12

  16. Life with(in) a modular datacenterJon Kuroda UC Berkeley EECS A simple enough idea, but do they deliver? What are they like to use in reality?

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    : * Racks - typically 7-8, ~40RU * Power - 10-30 kW/rack * Cooling - Watts in = Watts out * Env. Voila! Sun, IBM, HP, Rackable, Verari sell MDCs. Microsoft, others developed them for their own internal usage Use case: Sun MD S20 aka "Project Blackbox" Site: UC Berkeley, CS Building Backyard Initial

  17. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 87518761, 2012 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/12/8751/2012/

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    Center for the Energy and the Environment, La Jolla, CA, USA 2Key Laboratory of Aerosol, SKLLQG capacities for absorbing and reflecting incident solar radiation, with a direct radia- tive forcing of +0­40 % of households burn garbage in their backyards (US EPA, 2006). In developing countries, open garbage burn- ing

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    resources. In the first faculty project, Bakacs evaluated the safety of rooftop runoff for rainwater harvesting. The results of this research will help to develop guidelines for water testing and best management practices for applying harvested rain water to backyard and community gardens. In the second

  19. Constructed Wetlands Research Group meeting Forth Suite, SEPA Riccarton Office, Edinburgh EH14 4AP

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    .uk/our-work/wetland-habitats/wetlands-in-my-backyard). 3. Presentations and discussion Seven presentations were made to the group on various aspects1 Minutes of Constructed Wetlands Research Group meeting Forth Suite, SEPA Riccarton Office of the group Kate Heal welcomed the participants and summarised the history and original aims of the CWRG

  20. New NMFS Scientific Reports Published

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    and boatbuilders can learn a lot about wind-powered workboats right in their own backyards, according to Mike mainstays in the old North Carolina sailing fleet of workboats: 1) The sharpie, used mainly for oyster into Block Island Sound. and 3) The Albemarle shad boat, which may have been indigenous to North Carolina

  1. Camp Cosmos (Tentative Itinerary)

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    Cinabro, David

    includes Farquhar Globe, Planisphere, 10:45- 12:00 (Gullen Mall) 10:45- 12:00 10:45- 12:00 Detroit Sky-The Detroit Science Center fee is included in camp registration AST Lab Backyard Galileo, Hubble Jeopardy Hubble Field Trip* Fitness Outdoor/ Space Detroit 11:30-1:00 pm Center Hands On Telescope/ Historical

  2. Launching a Cornell Examination of the Marcellus System The issues related to the development of the Marcellus Shale unconventional gas resource are

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    Walter, M.Todd

    of the Marcellus Shale unconventional gas resource are emblematic of a whole family of extremely complicated Energy. The development plans for the Marcellus Shale are unfolding immediately in our backyards and require of different ways of developing the Marcellus Shale and the economics of not developing the Marcellus Shale. We

  3. RELEASE: IMMEDIATE, October 7, 2010 CONTACT: Lee Gordon, Staff Geologist

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    -9960 ext. 4963 WEST VALLEY STUDENTS STUDY EARTHQUAKES IN THEIR BACKYARD West Valley, New York Valley Central School (WVCS) District in West Valley, New York, and the New York State Energy Research at the West Valley Central School (WVCS) to improve earthquake detection capability in Western New York

  4. Solar Energy — Capturing and Using Power and Heat from the Sun

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Technical Assistance Project (TAP) for state and local officials TAP Webinar presentation by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Geographic Information System (GIS) Developer Christopher Helm on the In My Backyard estimator for PV output at a given location in the United States.

  5. REGULATORY GUIDANCE No. 07-04 Date: 31 October 2007

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    . Any stagnant water in rain barrels, irrigation ditches, clogged gutters, backyard home septic systems Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA) 1. Purpose breed in very small amounts of water, eliminating temporary standing water in plastic containers

  6. Insect Repellent For Older 4-H'ers

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    Includes SPF 30 sunscreen Ben's Backyard Formulas Lotion, 25% deet 0.75 5­7 hours 5­7 hours Reformulated! Skintastic with Sunscreen Lotion, 10% deet 0.67 3­4 hours Not labeled for ticks Includes SPF 30 sunscreen

  7. The Absent House: The Ecological House of Puerto Rico

    High Performance Buildings Database

    Vega Alta, PR The Absent House takes advantage of the benevolent climate of the humid tropics of Puerto Rico to play with the ambiguity of interior and exterior spaces. Main spaces include: a kitchenette and master bathroom suite; a guest tower with a bedroom, bathroom, and small library; an open, public pavilion for cooking, dining, and porch activities; a bathroom for visitors; an infrastructure pavilion for electricity and water consumption management; and an organic garden. The Patio of the Sun and the Stars, the most important s

  8. Formal Reasoning Abilities of Learning Disabled Adolescents: Implications for Mathematics Instruction

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    Skrtic, Thomas M.

    1980-01-01

    factors affecting number concept development in retarded and nonretarded children. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1978, 83, 9-15. Connolly, A., Nachtman, W., & Pritchett, E. Key math diagnostic arithmetic test. Cricle Pines, ~1N: American... consent forms and an explanation of the study to the parents of all seventh and eighth grade LD students in the cooperating district. Eighty-seven per cent of the parents gave consent for their child•s part i c i patio n. Informed consent for the NLD...

  9. The relationship between minority statuses and prejudice 

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    Veve, Mia

    2009-06-02

    tanto. Me ha dado el o?do que, en todo su ancho, graba noche y d?a grillos y canarios; martillos, turbinas, ladridos, chubascos, y la voz tan tierna de mi bien amado. Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto. Me ha dado el sonido y el abecedario, con... desiertos, monta?as y llanos, y la casa tuya, tu calle y tu patio. Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto. Me dio el coraz?n que agita su marco cuando miro el fruto del cerebro humano; cuando miro el bueno tan lejos del malo, cuando miro el fondo de tus...

  10. Teatro de la calle, Cornisa 20 (México)

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    Bravo-Elizondo, Pedro

    1998-10-01

    inmediata de pequeños y grandes que participan activamente en momentos determinados en el desarrollo de la acción.. 126 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW ¿A qué se debe el origen del grupo? Yo cursaba el final de la carrera, y junto con otros nos preguntamos... teatro a la calle? Intentamos, pero lo hicimos primero en patios de la Escuela. Llevar una obra de teatro de foro a la calle, tiene sus obvios inconvenientes: si es de mucho diálogo, se pierde y por lo regular los movimientos son más pequeños. Pero la...

  11. Re: Request for Information on Regulatory Burden of DOE Regulations |

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy AEnergyPresidentialThis 3-D rendering ofFormDecemberEO-05-01: PotomacPatio

  12. Reactor Materials Newsletter - Issue 1 | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy AEnergyPresidentialThis 3-D rendering ofFormDecemberEO-05-01: PotomacPatioThe

  13. Aerial Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment – California v. Ciraolo

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    Corse, John

    1987-01-01

    policeman perched on a double decker bus might have been able to see into the defendant's backyard, is troubling. Such logic suggests an unusually high burden for satisfying the first prong of the Katz test. An individual should not be required to protect... of a double decker bus represents only an unfortunate overstatement by the Court. Perhaps the Court intended to suggest that an individual's sub-jective expectation of privacy from aerial surveillance should be evaluated by his conduct vis a vis...

  14. A study to examine community involvement in major U.S.military base closures and realignments from 1988 to 2001 

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    Yahn, Nancy Stiles

    2005-11-01

    neighborhood voice (Forester, 1987). The 1990s. The 1990s brought a continuation of the NIMBY (not in my backyard) syndrome. Radioactive waste was at issue as was regional water allocation and land use policies. There was Federal policy and community... Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. The study of these bases provided more information on the base closure process. v ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I thank Dr. Andrew Seidel, the chair of my committee, for his guidance through the doctoral...

  15. Overview and Burning Technology Opportunities 

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    Waller, J.

    1986-01-01

    solved Waste sewage sludge . or caused by the energy food processing wast~ project not pathological wastes I Social - problems perceived by the public to mitigate against BIBLIOGRAPHY the project. I NIMBY never in my I backyard syndrome. 1... of industrial facilities to biomass e ergy by contributing to specific projects. This program is in its wind-down phase. Remote Communities Demonstration pr!gram (RCDP). This program is designed to a~sist communities, who have access neithe~ to natural gas...

  16. eBird: Assessing the Application of Large Scale Citizen Science Data and Data Collection Strategies for Local Management Use 

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    Riddle, Thomas Carroll 1984-

    2012-11-13

    : the Great Backyard Bird Count, Land Bird Monitoring Program, Hawk Count, Project Feeder Watch, and others. This data mine is used to create a standardized collection of avian data that then can be used for research. Subsets of the data collected... present a complication that can be improved by increased eBird sample sizes and offers potential for future study. eBird contains some specific portals (sites for data entry) that cater to specific regions or projects. As these are all combined...

  17. Badger Power Marketing Auth | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYorkColorado State Office JumpUtahPlcBackyard FarmsPower

  18. Bagley Public Utilities Comm | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYorkColorado State Office JumpUtahPlcBackyard

  19. Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYorkColorado State Office JumpUtahPlcBackyardResilience

  20. Side-by-Side Field Evaluation of Highly Insulating Windows in the PNNL Lab Homes

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    Widder, Sarah H.; Parker, Graham B.; Baechler, Michael C.; Bauman, Nathan N.

    2012-08-01

    To examine the energy, air leakage, and thermal performance of highly insulating windows, a field evaluation was undertaken in a matched pair of all-electric, factory-built “Lab Homes” located on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus in Richland, Washington. The “baseline” Lab Home B was retrofitted with “standard” double-pane clear aluminum-frame slider windows and patio doors, while the “experimental” Lab Home A was retrofitted with Jeld-Wen® triple-pane vinyl-frame slider windows and patio doors with a U-factor of 0.2 and solar heat gain coefficient of 0.19. To assess the window, the building shell air leakage, energy use, and interior temperatures of each home were compared during the 2012 winter heating and summer cooling seasons. The measured energy savings in Lab Home B averaged 5,821 watt-hours per day (Wh/day) during the heating season and 6,518 Wh/day during the cooling season. The overall whole-house energy savings of Lab Home B compared to Lab Home A are 11.6% ± 1.53% for the heating season and 18.4 ± 2.06% for the cooling season for identical occupancy conditions with no window coverings deployed. Extrapolating these energy savings numbers based on typical average heating degree days and cooling degree days per year yields an estimated annual energy savings of 12.2%, or 1,784 kWh/yr. The data suggest that highly insulating windows are an effective energy-saving measure that should be considered for high-performance new homes and in existing retrofits. However, the cost effectiveness of the measure, as determined by the simple payback period, suggests that highly insulating window costs continue to make windows difficult to justify on a cost basis alone. Additional reductions in costs via improvements in manufacturing and/or market penetration that continue to drive down costs will make highly insulating windows much more viable as a cost-effective energy efficiency measure. This study also illustrates that highly insulating windows have important impacts on peak load, occupant comfort, and condensation potential, which are not captured in the energy savings calculation. More consistent and uniform interior temperature distributions suggest that highly insulated windows, as part of a high performance building envelope, may enable more centralized duct design and downsized HVAC systems. Shorter, more centralized duct systems and smaller HVAC systems to yield additional cost savings, making highly insulating windows more cost effective as part of a package of new construction or retrofit measures which achieve significant reductions in home energy use.

  1. What Will the Neighbors Think? Building Large-Scale Science Projects Around the World

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    Jones, Craig; Mrotzek, Christian; Toge, Nobu; Sarno, Doug

    2010-01-08

    Public participation is an essential ingredient for turning the International Linear Collider into a reality. Wherever the proposed particle accelerator is sited in the world, its neighbors -- in any country -- will have something to say about hosting a 35-kilometer-long collider in their backyards. When it comes to building large-scale physics projects, almost every laboratory has a story to tell. Three case studies from Japan, Germany and the US will be presented to examine how community relations are handled in different parts of the world. How do particle physics laboratories interact with their local communities? How do neighbors react to building large-scale projects in each region? How can the lessons learned from past experiences help in building the next big project? These and other questions will be discussed to engage the audience in an active dialogue about how a large-scale project like the ILC can be a good neighbor.

  2. Chautauqua radio workshop project. Final report, July 1, 1980-October 30, 1981

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    Not Available

    1982-01-25

    Chautauqua is a daily call-in radio show (260 hour-long shows) broadcast over Public Radio Station WOUB fm, Athens, Ohio. This radio series covers a wide range of topics such as: energy conservation, developing small scale alternative energy sources (like windpower, solar energy, wood heat, alcohol production, earth-sheltered home construction, etc.), backyard vegetable production, and food preservation. The program's information is generated by the guests, listeners, and the show's host. An outline of the proposed steps to accomplish the proliferation of the Chautauqua radio concept throughout the US is presented. The Final Report from the Chautauqua Radio Workshop Project is presented along with the Chautauqua Notebook: appropriate technology on radio. (MCW)

  3. Lignite mine spoil characterization and approaches for its rehabilitation

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    Praveen-Kumar; Kumar, S.; Sharma, K.D.; Choudhary, A.; Gehlot, K. [Central Arid Zone Research Inst., Jodhpur (India)

    2005-01-15

    Open cast mining of lignite leaves behind stockpiles of excavated materials (dumps) and refilled mining pits (spoils). Physicochemical and biochemical properties of both kinds of sites were estimated to identify the reasons for their barrenness. Subsequently, surface modifications were attempted, first in a greenhouse and later infield to develop a suitable approach for their rehabilitation. Dumps had low pH (4.8) and high Na{sup +} (2.5 mg g{sup -1}), spoils high pH (8.7) and high Na{sup +} (1.59 mg g{sup -1} soil). Both sites had low available nitrogen and phosphorus and showed very low dehydrogenase and phosphatases activity but no nitrification. The extreme physicochemical conditions and inert nature of damps and spoils explained their barrenness. In the greenhouse experiment, 14 plant species sown in surface materials of dumps and spoils after spreading a 0.15 m thick layer of dune sand, germinated ({gt}85%), and their seedlings survived for two months. This technique was followed at a spoil site (modified spoil site). After three years of stabilization the modified spoil site had only one-fifth Na{sup +} of that in spoil surface in the beginning and also showed higher dehydrogenase and phosphatase activity and nitrification. Pearl millet and Cenchrus ciliaris grown in modified spoil produced 128 to 394 kg and 2.25 to 3.50 Mg dry matter ha{sup -1}. Addition of farmyard manure with N and P fertilizers increased pearl millet yields.

  4. QER- Comment of Peter Cross

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To whom it may concern: We live in Orange, MA, which is one of the towns through which a natural gas pipeline (Kinder Morgan Co.) is proposed to go on its way to Dracut, MA. We are aware that these 30-inch pipelines have on average one leak every 8 miles or so, and we know there will be more than 8 miles of the line in our town if it is approved. Although we are not abutting property owners, we are opposed to the fracking techniques used to extract the gas that will be in this pipeline, primarily because of danger to water supplies. Additionally, we feel as though we're enabling and supporting these techniques by not speaking out about transporting the products of this process. And, just in case you think we are "not in my backyard "people, we SUPPORT both wind and solar power installations - we have both rather close to us! Thanks for taking our opinions into consideration. Peter and Candace Cross, Orange, MA

  5. On the angular distribution of IceCube high-energy events

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    Marcos, R de la Fuente

    2015-01-01

    The detection of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos of extraterrestrial origin by the IceCube neutrino observatory in Antarctica has opened a unique window to the cosmos that may help to probe both the distant Universe and our cosmic backyard. The arrival directions of these high-energy events have been interpreted as uniformly distributed on the celestial sphere. Here, we revisit the topic of the putative isotropic angular distribution of these events applying Monte Carlo techniques to investigate a possible anisotropy. A modest evidence for anisotropy is found. An excess of events appears projected towards a section of the Local Void, where the density of galaxies with radial velocities below 3000 km/s is rather low, suggesting that this particular group of somewhat clustered sources are located either very close to the Milky Way or perhaps beyond 40 Mpc. The results of further analyses of the subsample of southern hemisphere events favour an origin at cosmological distances with the arrival directions of ...

  6. Development of a Smart MicroGrid Testbed

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    Lee, Wei-Jen; Wetz, David

    2013-04-25

    Demand for electricity is rapidly increasing thereby applying pressure to expand generation and distribution capacity worldwide. The expansion of traditional services not only imposes burdens on financial resources but also encounters many challenges from community residents who oppose the construction of new power generation plants or transmission facilities in their backyard. From the integrated resource planning point of view, a feasible and economical remedy is, therefore, to utilize existing dispersed generation capacity known as distributed generation (DG) and/or renewable energy resources that may exist in the vicinity of the load centers. The main criteria for selecting the type of fuel source for a DG is its local availability, conversion system technological advancement, impact on the environment, and operating cost. DG’s have existed in the market for many years. Large diesel or gas powered generation sets are used in stand-by mode to power up vital services such as hospitals, financial and commercial compounds, telecommunication centers and industrial premises. Wind turbines, photovoltaic energy sources, and fuel cells are new comers that are now competing in size and efficiency with many standard generating sets. With this in mind, they are being used in many places not only as stand-by units but as the prime source of power particularly when the $/kWhr rate is high[1-5].

  7. Sources and management of hazardous waste in Papua New Guinea

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    Singh, K.

    1996-12-31

    Papua New Guinea (PNG) has considerable mineral wealth, especially in gold and copper. Large-scale mining takes place, and these activities are the source of most of PNG`s hazardous waste. Most people live in small farming communities throughout the region. Those living adjacent to mining areas have experienced some negative impacts from river ecosystem damage and erosion of their lands. Industry is centered mainly in urban areas and Generates waste composed of various products. Agricultural products, pesticide residues, and chemicals used for preserving timber and other forestry products also produce hazardous waste. Most municipal waste comes from domestic and commercial premises; it consists mainly of combustibles, noncombustibles, and other wastes. Hospitals generate pathogenic organisms, radioactive materials, and chemical and pharmaceutical laboratory waste. Little is known about the actual treatment of waste before disposal in PNG. Traditional low-cost waste disposal methods are usually practiced, such as use of landfills; storage in surface impoundments; and disposal in public sewers, rivers, and the sea. Indiscriminate burning of domestic waste in backyards is also commonly practiced in urban and rural areas. 10 refs., 4 tabs.

  8. Constructing rigorous and broad biosurveillance networks for detecting emerging zoonotic outbreaks

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    Brown, Mac; Moore, Leslie; McMahon, Benjamin; Powell, Dennis; LaBute, Montiago; Hyman, James M.; Rivas, Ariel; Jankowski, Mark; Berendzen, Joel; Loeppky, Jason; et al

    2015-05-06

    Determining optimal surveillance networks for an emerging pathogen is difficult since it is not known beforehand what the characteristics of a pathogen will be or where it will emerge. The resources for surveillance of infectious diseases in animals and wildlife are often limited and mathematical modeling can play a supporting role in examining a wide range of scenarios of pathogen spread. We demonstrate how a hierarchy of mathematical and statistical tools can be used in surveillance planning help guide successful surveillance and mitigation policies for a wide range of zoonotic pathogens. The model forecasts can help clarify the complexities ofmore »potential scenarios, and optimize biosurveillance programs for rapidly detecting infectious diseases. Using the highly pathogenic zoonotic H5N1 avian influenza 2006-2007 epidemic in Nigeria as an example, we determined the risk for infection for localized areas in an outbreak and designed biosurveillance stations that are effective for different pathogen strains and a range of possible outbreak locations. We created a general multi-scale, multi-host stochastic SEIR epidemiological network model, with both short and long-range movement, to simulate the spread of an infectious disease through Nigerian human, poultry, backyard duck, and wild bird populations. We chose parameter ranges specific to avian influenza (but not to a particular strain) and used a Latin hypercube sample experimental design to investigate epidemic predictions in a thousand simulations. We ranked the risk of local regions by the number of times they became infected in the ensemble of simulations. These spatial statistics were then complied into a potential risk map of infection. Finally, we validated the results with a known outbreak, using spatial analysis of all the simulation runs to show the progression matched closely with the observed location of the farms infected in the 2006-2007 epidemic.« less

  9. Special Issue on geophysics applied to detection and discrimination of unexploded ordnance

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    Gasperikova, Erika; Gasperikova, Erika; Beard, Les P.

    2007-01-15

    Unexploded ordnance (UXO) presents serious problems in Europe, Asia, as well as in the United States. Explosives and mines from World War I and World War II still turn up at European and Asian construction sites, backyard gardens, beaches, wildlife preserves and former military training grounds. The high rate of failure among munitions from 60-90 years ago is cited as one of the main reasons for such a high level of contamination. Apart from war activities, military training has resulted in many uncovered ordnance. It is especially true in the United States, where most UXO has resulted from decades of military training, exercises, and testing of weapons systems. Such UXO contamination prevents civilian land use, threatens public safety, and causes significant environmental concern. In light of this problem, there has been considerable interest shown by federal, state, and local authorities in UXO remediation at former U.S. Department of Defense sites. The ultimate goal of UXO remediation is to permit safe public use of contaminated lands. A Defense Science Board Task Force Report from 1998 lists some 1,500 sites, comprising approximately 15 million acres, that potentially contain UXO. The UXO-related activity for these sites consists of identifying the subareas that actually contain UXO, and then locating and removing the UXO, or fencing the hazardous areas off from the public. The criteria for clearance depend on the intended land end-use and residual hazard risk that is deemed acceptable. Success in detecting UXO depends on the ordnance's size, metal content, and depth of burial, as well as on the ability of geophysical systems to detect ordnance in the presence of metallic fragments from exploded UXO and other metal clutter.

  10. QER- Comment of Liberty Goodwin

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    As suggested by Sen. Jack Reed, below and attached are my comments on energy policy for now and the future: ***************************************************************************** AN OUTLINE FOR PRACTICAL & FRUITFUL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SENSIBLE PUBLIC INVESTMENT (Thoughts on intelligent action for energy that is abundant, affordable, associated with many jobs and economic health in New England and the nation) ** CLINGING TO OUTMODED & DESTRUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES – WE DON'T NEED TO ARGUE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE TO SEE THE WAY FORWARD 1. Fossil fuels and nuclear have clear and present dangers and damaging effects, on human and environmental health. This includes the uncontestable pollution involved in production and use, and the risks of greater disasters, along with concerns about toxic waste that can contaminate our water and more. 2. Renewable sources offer a vast number of possibilities for energy production for a variety of uses. To not explore them is wasteful. To stick to same-old, same-old is foolish, and will leave us at the rear of the pack re: future energy development. **SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL – LESS RISKY – MORE PRODUCTIVE – MORE LOCAL 1 Solyndra is the bad apple that makes the point. Because something costs millions, or even billions of dollars doesn't mean it is the way to achieve huge results. The only thing that is huge about propping up mega-corporations is the risk. 2 Making the money available in far smaller amounts to a variety of solar efforts is both less risky and more promising – gives more chance of positive results. And, to anyone who can do the math – millions of small installations is as productive as one giant. 3 Smaller projects tend to be more labor-intensive – and offer local employment in a bunch of different places, benefiting the economies of all. **BENEFICIAL INNOVATION IS NOT BORN IN A CORPORATE THINK TANK, BUT IN THE MINDS OF INDIVIDUAL GENIUSES. 1. History tells us that great inventions have been developed by unknowns working in garages, bike shops, etc. We need to look beyond the elite in corporate money tanks and prestigious academia to find the gems in our own backyards. 2. One such, Paul Klinkman, has at least 50 inventions on hand, is developing several, has one patent and a few more in process, most related to alternative energy production. 3. The point is that we would find many like him – if we would only look. 4. Also, we should be seeking not just new technologies, but new business models. Check out the example from our greenhouse flyer, below. **SAVVY INVESTORS DON'T PUT THE BULK OF THEIR FORTUNES IN JUST A COUPLE OF STOCKS. THEY SPREAD THE RISK BY DIVERSIFYING. LET US BE LIKEWISE SMART IN USE OF PUBLIC MONEY 1 "Renewable energy" is not just about electricity, or even that and hot water. It is not even just those and wind, and certainly more than "solar panels". 2 We need to explore and use the many different types of alternatives, just as we do in most other aspects of our society. 3 Taking the kind of money that was allocated to Solyndra (or even to 38 Studios here in Rhode Island, and instead investing it in even 10 small projects, is a much wiser choice than betting it on another big boondoggle. **WHAT TO DO? PUT OUR MONEY INTO SUPPORT FOR WIDESPREAD USE OF CURRENT "GREEN" ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, AND EVALUATION & DEVELOPMENT OF NEW, TRULY INNOVATIVE OPTIONS 1 Make renewable energy credits available for all solar, wind and other technologies that show promise for meeting our energy needs. 2 Consider setting up an Important Innovations Center like the one described on the other side. TWO EXAMPLES OF NEW & EXCITING RESEARCH & BUSINESS MODELS A. PROPOSED NEW KSD NON-PROFIT IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS CENTER PURPOSES **Provide a place where small inventors can get help in evaluating and developing their ideas. **Provide a place which will focus specifically on inventions that have the potential to benefit the world and its people. **Provide a place which will especially focus on solutions to energy needs – and to environmental pollution and other