Science & Tech

Felice Pace, North Group Water Chair Ancient and Old Growth forests store the most carbon forthe longest time while protecting water quality and biodiversity. My mother was fond of aphorisms. One of her favorites was “Actions speak louder than words.”  Governor Newsom is a case in point. He says all the right things on environmental
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Kids will have a chance to operate robots and run a blender by pedaling a bicycle during an upcoming event dedicated to science, technology and art. The event is called the STEAMfest. The STEAM portion of the name is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The STEAMfest will be held
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  Florida is bracing for Hurricane Ian. Hurricane Fiona has just devastated Puerto Rico, flooding the island leaving hundreds of thousands without access to electricity or running water. Meanwhile, flooding in Pakistan has taken over 1,600 lives. To combat the some of the worst impacts of flooding, a new industry of floating infrastructure is emerging.
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ShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via Email A new industry of floating infrastructure is emerging to help adapt to rising sea levels. There are two distinct approaches that are being put forth as possible solutions: retrofitting homes to be amphibious and building floating cities. Would you live in a
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WASHINGTON — Associated Builders and Contractors has released its second annual construction technology report comprised of case studies that spotlight specific technologies and innovation best practices that ABC member contractors are utilizing to strengthen their value proposition. The report also features safety technology survey data from ABC contractors. “ABC’s 2022 Tech Report showcases how our members’
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Climate scientists and data engineers have developed a new digital platform billed as the first-ever global tool for accurately calculating the carbon stored in every tree on the planet. Founded on two decades of research and development, the new platform from nonprofit CTrees leverages artificial intelligence-enabled satellite datasets to give users a near-real-time picture of
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By Julian Fox and Anssi Pekkarinen, Senior Forestry Officers, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The way that we monitor the world’s forests has changed dramatically in recent years. Fifteen years ago, many countries still made maps and recorded information about their forests and land manually on paper. Forest monitoring involved considerable investment
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Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) with special responsibility for research and innovation, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday, September 14) announced the establishment of a pilot research initiative. The ‘Policy and Strategic Studies Research Call’ (PSSRC), will support projects that expand the evidence base for the department, informing
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The hybridized construction utilizes Simpson Strong-Tie’s anchoring systems for both 3D printed elements and wood connections. Houston, Texas — Construction 3D printing is gaining new heights in Texas, as printing begins on the first multistory printed structure in the United States. HANNAH, PERI 3D Construction, and CIVE, in collaboration with building industry partners, are printing
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Sep 13 2022Reviewed by Mila Perera   According to a recent study from Oregon State University, leaves in forest canopies cannot lower their internal temperatures below the ambient temperature. This suggests that the capacity of trees to prevent harmful temperature increases and absorb carbon dioxide will be compromised in a warmer, drier climate. Forest canopy, H.J. Andrews
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UPM Timber’s goal is to be a forerunner in sustainability in the timber industry. The company has ambitious goals to reduce its emissions and improve its environmental responsibility, and ultimately stop using fossil raw materials altogether. UPM also wants to actively foster the sustainability of its partners and customers, one example being the recycling of sawn
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