The Advantages of Using Coincident XPS-Raman in the Analysis of Mineral Oxides Species – AZoM

The Advantages of Using Coincident XPS-Raman in the Analysis of Mineral Oxides Species – AZoM

AZoM The Advantages of Using Coincident XPS-Raman in the Analysis of Mineral Oxides SpeciesAZoMIn addition, Raman spectroscopy is often used in tandem with other analytical techniques in order to provide information on chemical environment and molecular structure. However, it was not possible to achieve coincident XPS and Raman spectroscopy and … Source link

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New Social Movement Aims to Save the Planet

New Social Movement Aims to Save the Planet

As global citizens, our everyday actions have ramifications that reach around the planet. The increasing pollution in the ocean, in particular, has much to do with the seemingly insignificant, collective behaviors we engage in day to day – actions such as using plastic straws for drinks, or plastic bottled water instead of reusable drinking containers, or choosing to use plastic bags at the grocery store for produce instead of bringing a recycled bag from home….

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Bradford Water Authority cautions of water issues | News

Bradford Water Authority cautions of water issues | News

Some area homes and businesses may experience temporary fluctuations of water pressure and clarity following the installation of new mixing equipment at the Edgewood tank in the Bradford area on Wednesday. Consumers of the Bradford City Water Authority are cautioned that the water clarity has been temporarily disturbed in the area of Interstate Parkway, from Abbott Road to the end of the water system, including side streets. While Water Authority crews flush the distribution lines,…

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Smoke from Southern California wildfires reaching Bay Area

Smoke from Southern California wildfires reaching Bay Area

LOS GATOS, Calif. (KGO) — Wildfires burning in Southern California may be far from the Bay Area, but a lot of us could be breathing in the impact this weekend. RELATED: How wildfire smoke can impact your health A Spare the Air Alert will be in effect Friday through Sunday as air quality is expected to be poor in the Bay Area. A high pressure system responsible for the Santa Ana Winds in Southern California…

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Perhilitan wants stiffer punishment in place for poachers | New Straits Times

Perhilitan wants stiffer punishment in place for poachers | New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) wants the government to put in place stiffer punishment on the illegal possession of tiger carcasses. Its director-general Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim said the department is in the midst of proposing the amendment for Section 68(2) (c) of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716) so that poachers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. “We are now in the midst of amending…

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UVA alum chooses a minimalist life to save the planet before heading to law school

UVA alum chooses a minimalist life to save the planet before heading to law school

Jeremy Kemp, 23, graduated from the University of Virginia in the Spring of 2017. (Jeremy Kemp) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) — A University of Virginia alumni, who’s been accepted to one of the top 10 most prestigious law schools in the United States, is living in a van for a bold purpose. Jeremy Kemp, 23, has been accepted into the University of Virginia’s law school, but he’s also applying to other law schools in the country…

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Sloth Bear Who Was Stolen by Poachers as a Cub Is Finally Enjoying Life 5 Years Later (PHOTOS)

Sloth Bear Who Was Stolen by Poachers as a Cub Is Finally Enjoying Life 5 Years Later (PHOTOS)

Truffles was only one year old when he was rescued from a group of poachers by International Animal Rescue (IAR) and Wildlife SOS. Before the joint rescue operation, he was sold on the Indo-Nepal border to be exploited as a “dancing bear.” When he arrived at the rescue, although so small, he already had too much behind him and had an unmistakable sadness in his eyes. It took a lot of work and determination, but…

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How 2 guys from Georgia pranked international media to save the planet

How 2 guys from Georgia pranked international media to save the planet

Their weird-looking device promised to turn dirty air into oxygen on your face. It was a groundbreaking invention. It just wasn’t real. With all the air pollution today, it’s no wonder that people are turning to tech for oxygen. That’s why this weird-looking device uses DNA from plants to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen on your face. Thousands of people have signed up to try the device. Dozens of venture capitalists are clamoring to invest…

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Western soldiers are fighting a new war in Africa—against poachers — Quartz

Western soldiers are fighting a new war in Africa—against poachers — Quartz

A battle is underway in Africa’s game parks between poachers hunting down wildlife and the rangers protecting them. And the rangers have called in the troops. Illegal poaching has become such a major crisis that game parks across Africa are increasingly turning to active soldiers, veterans, and military technologies to protect wildlife. In Malawi, British soldiers are teaching rangers how to deal with Kalashnikov-toting poachers in a program supported by Prince Harry. Kenyan rangers are…

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We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution

We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution

‘Evolution loves death more than it loves you or me. This is easy to write, easy to read, and hard to believe.” — Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Near midnight, during an expedition to southwestern Ecuador in December 2013, I spotted a small green frog asleep on a leaf, near a stream by the side of the road. It was Atelopus balios, the Rio Pescado stubfoot toad. Although a lone male had been spotted…

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Save the planet from alien invasion with a free copy of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Save the planet from alien invasion with a free copy of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Blast the alien scum back to where they came from in this tactical third-person shooter. If the alien threat of the X-COM strategy games tickles your fancy for conspiracy theories but you’d prefer something a little more action-focused, you’ll want to set your spy binoculars on Humble Bundle’s latest stellar deal. For the next 48 hours, you can grab yourself a free copy of the tactical shooter The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, no strings or gooey…

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Demand Justice for 3 Rhinos Who Were Brutally Killed by Poachers in a National Park

Demand Justice for 3 Rhinos Who Were Brutally Killed by Poachers in a National Park

It was a sad day in the field of conservation earlier this week when three white rhinos were found shot and killed at Kruger National Park. Rangers at the park were soon on the scene after hearing gunshots and caught three poachers in the act of de-horning a rhino. These three individuals were apprehended and taken into custody, where it is said they will not be eligible for bail. The three have been charged with a…

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Why air pollution in the US will likely never reach India’s extreme levels

Why air pollution in the US will likely never reach India’s extreme levels

The toxic smog looming over India, more specifically over the nation’s capital, New Delhi, poses numerous health and environmental threats. The dangerous conditions have sparked political unrest among citizens, who hope to find a solution. In New Delhi, air quality has peaked well off the charts for several days at a time, even for over a week, at an Air Quality Index (AQI) significantly over 500. The highest category is listed as “hazardous” at 301-500….

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Arunachal MP Writes To PM About Dirty Water In Brahmaputra, Hints At Chinese Activities In Tibet

Arunachal MP Writes To PM About Dirty Water In Brahmaputra, Hints At Chinese Activities In Tibet

Ninong Ering, Member of the Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh (East) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to take up the matter of unusual receding of Siang river at Pasighat and a sudden change in its water quality with the Chinese government. He said that the change in water quality, which is unusual during the winter saeson, could be due to a possible diversion of the river in Tibet. While visiting the…

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Want to Save the Planet? Scientists Lay Out 20 Natural Solutions to Curb Climate Change

Want to Save the Planet? Scientists Lay Out 20 Natural Solutions to Curb Climate Change

The Earth has a way of healing itself—particularly if humans help to conserve and restore it.  “Natural climate solutions” could help the world reach the goals of the Paris climate agreement—which include keeping the world’s temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius. There are 20 conservation, restoration and land management actions that could help, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. By increasing how much carbon the land can store through…

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