Earth Matters
Focus on Professional Farmer Organizations
Stakeholders of the agribusiness sector around the globe invited to co-create the global definition for professional farmer organizations
Jun 20 9:00AM Environmental News

A Canadian Firm Prepares To Mine Land Trump Cut From Monument Protection
The company has entered into an agreement to purchase mineral rights to a former copper mine site within the original boundary of Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Jun 19 9:02PM Environmental Issues

Project restores majesty of Yosemite sequoias
A 3-year, $40 million project restores Mariposa Grove and the giant sequoias at Yosemite.
Jun 19 7:12PM Mother Nature

Two Bills Pushing for California Pipeline Biomethane Projects Move Forward
AB 3187 and SB 1440 could potentially change the landscape for the biomethane industry and elsewhere.
Jun 19 5:53PM Recycling

Calvin Harris Partners with Hakkasan Group to Eliminate Use of Plastic Straws
The partnership aims to eliminate use of single-use straws in the group's nightclubs.
Jun 19 5:49PM Recycling

New type of photosynthesis pushes the limits
When chlorophyll-a won't get the photosynthesizing job done, chlorophyll-f takes the infrared spotlight.
Jun 19 4:36PM Mother Nature

Wolf-Like' Animal That Baffled Officials Turns Out To Be A Regular Wolf
A DNA test solved this Montana mystery for good.
Jun 19 3:45PM Environmental Issues

What are extratropical cyclones?
Tropical cyclones may make more headlines, but extratropical cyclones in the Arctic are on the rise.
Jun 19 12:18PM Nature Lover

UN's Faremo Eyes Artificial Intelligence Potential For SDGs At IPsoft 'Digital Summit'
While the exact definition of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be broad, one thing is certain in that there will be impacts on society.
Jun 19 11:00AM Environmental News

Tragic Orca Deaths Underscore Urgent Need to Restore Salmon Runs
Tragic Orca Deaths Underscore Urgent Need to Restore Salmon Runs . Deaths among Puget Sound orcas, which just hit their lowest population count in 34 years, remind us of the urgent need to protect and restore salmon runs in the Columbia-Snake River system. .
Jun 18 10:39PM Earth Justice

Why no one answers the phone anymore
It used to be the only form of instant two-way communication; now the telephone is just an obstacle.
Jun 18 9:20PM Mother Earth Network

Mexico's World Cup goal didn't just stun Germany; it caused an earthquake
It wouldn't be the first time the planet has told us to stop jumping around.
Jun 18 3:55PM Mother Earth Network

Court Says Anchovy Catch Limit Relied on Fishy Data
Court Says Anchovy Catch Limit Relied on Fishy Data . A federal judge's decision marks a promising turning point for the anchovy and the health of California's ocean ecosystem. .
Jun 14 9:03PM Earth Justice

Mechanisms: Abrasives
In our Mechanisms series, we've featured the fascinating bits and pieces that go into making our mechanical world work. From simple machines such as screws and levers, from springs to couplings, and even more complex mechanisms like zippers and solenoids, we've covered the gamut.
Jun 6 2:01PM Hackaday

New Mexico could nominate the first 2018 Democratic candidate who supports abolishing ICE
On Tuesday, New Mexico voters could guarantee that at least one candidate who supports abolishing U.S.
Jun 6 3:10AM Newsweek

Science or Science Fiction?
This is an oldie, but goodie, but worth revisiting in the context of today's false belief that there is a 97% consensus. It would be interesting to see the exact same study done again today.
Jun 5 9:32PM

ServiceFabric: a distributed platform for building microservices in the cloud
ServiceFabric: a distributed platform for building microservices in the cloud Kakivaya et al., EuroSys'18 (If you don't have ACM Digital Library access, the paper can be accessed either by following the link above directly from The Morning Paper blog site).
Jun 5 9:28PM the morning paper

Keith Ellison poised to leave Congress after filing to run for Minnesota attorney general
The first Muslim elected to Congress is poised to leave it, after filing to run for attorney general in Minnesota. Keith Ellison is also vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a post he will probably have to leave.
Jun 5 9:13PM the Guardian

Apple WWDC: Apple wants you to use your iPhone less
SAN JOSE It may seem counterintuitive, but iPhone-maker Apple is offering new tools to help you use your smartphone less often. The Cupertino technology giant unveiled its toolbox Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, offering ways to curb smartphone addiction: a new Do Not Disturb setting for bedtimes, an application that tracks usage of apps, and the ability to set daily time limits for specific apps.
Jun 5 8:47PM The Mercury News

Genetically-modified salmon is now in Canada, but no one will say where
Perched on the coast of Prince Edward Island, in Bay Fortune, a biotechnology company breeds the world's first genetically modified fishan Atlantic salmon containing a fish gene that allows it to grow twice as fast as its non-GM cousins. In the past year, without knowing it, Canadians ate 4.
Jun 5 8:21PM

Mastercard CMO: 'Social media engine' took its meals campaign out of context
Mastercard is ending a meals donation campaign linked to soccer in Latin America after the push incited backlash earlier this week. The charity initiative, in support of the United Nations World Food Programme, was to give 10,000 meals to those in need for every goal scored by Mastercard brand ambassadors Lionel Messi and Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr.
Jun 5 7:40PM

Paper giant denies secretly owning 'independent' suppliers
A new NGO report details the links between Indonesia's Sinarmas conglomerate and its independent wood suppliers. Sinarmas and its Asia Pulp & Paper arm argue that some of the links are normal, but deny others.
Jun 5 7:20PM Conservation news

Transdifferentiation of human adult peripheral blood T cells into neurons
Recent advances in genomics have revealed that many polygenetic diseases are caused by complex combinations of many common variants with individually small effects. Thus, building informative disease models requires the interrogation of many patient-derived genetic backgrounds in a disease-relevant cell type.
Jun 5 5:53PM PNAS

Does living near wind turbines negatively impact human health?
Wind turbines are a source of clean renewable energy, but some people who live nearby describe the shadow flicker, the audible sounds and the subaudible sound pressure levels as "annoying." They claim this nuisance negatively impacts their quality of life.
Jun 5 3:10PM

Ohio Couple Gets Married Under Wind Turbines
Over the weekend, Findlay, Ohio-based One Energy hosted a wedding ceremony at its North Findlay Wind Campus. Erin Kashawlic, who is a technical manager for One Energy, married Chris Roekle under the wind turbines at the Ohio project on June 2.
Jun 5 2:39PM North American Windpower

How the Ice Age Shaped New York
A view from Green-Wood Cemetery, near Battle Hill, which is Brooklyn's highest spot. Supported by At the start of the last ice age, 2.
Jun 5 12:56PM

Healthcare RoundupTrump promises 'massive' drug price cuts are coming 'soon
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
Jun 4 9:05PM FierceHealthcare