Chernobyl After Perestroika: Reflections on a Recent Visit

JH Ausubel. Technology in Society 14: 187–198 1992

…Kiev, capital of the Ukrainian Republic, the situation was somewhat better. One reason is that Ukraine effectively has its own currency. Coupons are required to purchase most mobile goods other…

The Great Reversal: Nature’s Chance to Restore Land and Sea

JH Ausubel. Technology in Society 22: 289–302 2000

…Greater wealth enables people to buy higher speed, and when transit quickens, cities spread. Both average wealth and numbers will grow, so cities will take more land. What are the…

Maglevs and the Vision of St. Hubert [PDF]

JH Ausubel. In Challenges of a Changing Earth 175–182 2002 Also in Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001.

…averaged about one hour of walking per day. The essence is that the transport system and the number of people basically determine covered land.[xii] Greater wealth enables people to buy higher…

How Did Noah’s Ark Float?

…far, in a free online service (http://www.eol.org/). “There are expectations of 8 to 50 million more species out there that we haven’t identified yet,” Edwards said. Other experts’ estimates of…

The Forester’s Lever: Industrial Ecology and Wood Products

IK Wernick, PE Waggoner, JH Ausubel. Journal of Forestry 98 (10): 8–14 2000

…USDA Forest Products Laboratory. KAFUS INDUSTRIES. 1999. Kafus options 147,000 acres in Arizona as proposed site for increased kenaf fibre production. News release. Available online at www. Kafus.com/pr/news.html. MOULTON, R.J.,…

Decarbonization: The Next 100 Years

…Earth? American Scientist 84(2):166-178, 1996. Figure 4.  Conceptual design for a hydrogen-electricity pipeline. Source: T. Moore, SuperGrid Concept Sparks Interest, EPRI Journal, November 2002, http://www.epri.com/journal/details.asp?doctype=features&id=511. Acknowledgements: Thanks to Cesare Marchetti, Perrin Meyer, Chauncey…

News coverage about surprising Jersey Shore fish spotted w eDNA

…detecta migraciones de especies marinas https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/analisis-ADN-medioambiental-migraciones-especies_0_1026448521.html Prensa Latina, Cuba Descubren nuevos patrones de migración de especies marinas tropicales https://www.prensa-latina.cu/index.php?o=rn&id=365583&SEO=descubren-nuevos-patrones-de-migracion-de-especies-marinas-tropicales Globedia, Spain Detectan migraciones de especies marinas gracias al ADN medioambiental…

Google Impact supports DNA Barcoding

…Awards <http://www.google.com/giving/impact-awards.html> program to support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. A project at the Smithsonian Institution<http://www.google.com/giving/impact-awards.html#consortium> devoted to reducing illegal wildlife…

The Continental SuperGrid concept

…have aided and abetted is gaining attention. An AP story in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2003-04-10-super-grid_x.htm A Science Daily news item: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/03/030320073732.htm The final report for the National Energy Supergrid workshop: http://www.energy.ece.uiuc.edu/SuperGridReportFinal.pdf…

Rare mineral species

…ichnusaite sardo http://www.ansa.it/lifestyle/notizie/lusso/accessori/2016/02/10/anelli-davvero-unici-dimentica-i-diamanti-meglio-un-ichnusaite-sardo_5eec0492-7c5c-4928-88b4-81d4cc3e6504.html Russian news http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2720495 Rare cobalt minerals (species burgessite, cobaltkortingite, cobaltomenite, pakhomovskyite, and theresemagnanite) are all pink or red. Cobaltomenite is known from 4 localities: Argentina (the type…