Cod and chips off the menu? Popular fish will become harder to catch amid rising sea temperatures | Daily

Cod and chips off the menu? Popular fish will become harder to catch amid rising sea temperatures | Daily

It’s the go-to meal for a visit to the seaside, but cod and chips could soon be off the menu, according to a new study.  Researchers from Rutgers University have warned that rising sea temperatures will mean fewer popular fish species will be available to catch over the next 200 years.  ‘While the species we fish today will be there tomorrow, they will not be there in the same abundance,’ warned Dr Malin Pinsky, co-author of the study.  Experts from Aberdeen analysed 30 years of trawl survey data on cod, haddock, whiting and saith from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.  They found that while juvenile fish in the North Sea and the West of Scotland have been getting bigger, the size of adults has been decreasing.

Your morning coffee could hasten species’ extinction

Your morning coffee could hasten species’ extinction

As negotiations before the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15) take place, international research has quantified the impact of human consumption on species extinction risk.  As negotiations before the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15) take place, international research has quantified the impact of human consumption on species extinction risk.  Around 1 million species already face extinction, many within decades, according to the recent Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) assessment report.
Read the full article at: bioengineer.org

Staggering drone images reveal 11 heron nests perched on 100ft treetops at 17th century stately home | Daily

Staggering drone images reveal 11 heron nests perched on 100ft treetops at 17th century stately home | Daily

Breathtaking aerial images have revealed 11 heron nests perched 100ft in the treetops of a 17th century stately home.  The amazing pictures captured the scenes at the heronry at the National Trust run Belton House in Grantham, Lincs.  It is the first time a drone has been used for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) annual census.  The flying gizmo hovered 50ft above the treetops and 100ft above the ground in order to take detailed pictures of the heron nests.  A total of 11 active nests were discovered clustered together in the branches of a Scots pine – nine more than experts expected to find.

Helps Customers Test to ZDHC Leather Wastewater Guidelines

Helps Customers Test to ZDHC Leather Wastewater Guidelines

UL’s laboratories in Cabiate (Italy) and Gurgaon (India) are now accepted laboratories by ZDHC to support the implementation of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines in value chains and to help ensure a consistent level of quality for the wastewater and sludge test data submitted in the ZDHC Gateway – Wastewater Module.  This recognition expands UL’s services dedicated to the leather industry and gave us the chance to better support brands, retailers, manufacturers and importers.  We are able to offer a wide range of services to verify the compliance of leather articles, bags and footwear to global requirements.

Representing the Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier  on the global stage

Representing the Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier  on the global stage

MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier) is described as the world’s largest real estate market event. It brings together investors, developers, and professional service providers with countries and city regions that have investor ready assets and projects.  The Partnership’s Chair, Katherine Bennett, and I were joined at the event by Board Members Cllr Toby Savage and Richard Bonner with Cllr Huw Thomas welcoming visitors in a virtual address.  Our shared mission – making strides in ensuring that the opportunities and strengths that exist across the Western Gateway are ‘known’ internationally as well as nationally.

Climate Action Business Association (CABA) | Local business leaders organizing to be more effective advocates for climate change action

Climate Action Business Association (CABA) | Local business leaders organizing to be more effective advocates for climate change action

CABA envisions climate action that advances economic prosperity for all, green jobs, and rapid decarbonization through innovation. We believe a green economy is not only demanded by the moment but is achievable and will create a sustainable future.  CABA welcomes all businesses looking to take action on climate change. We help our business network push for an economy that benefits all and restores our planet. We leverage business voices as influencers in the community, encouraging innovation and providing avenues to help the private sector commit to better business practices. We provide our network with concrete, actionable ways for businesses to get involved and make an impact on climate change, while integrating these considerations into everyday operations and culture.

Fuji Bridex online store. SALT WATER BATTERY

Fuji Bridex online store. SALT WATER BATTERY

Just like any battery technology, saltwater batteries store electricity for use at a later time. The main difference between saltwater batteries and other energy storage options (for example, lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries) is their chemistry. In saltwater batteries, a liquid solution of salt water is used to capture, store, and eventually discharge energy. Whereas a traditional lithium-ion battery uses the element lithium as its primary ingredient for conducting electricity, a saltwater battery uses sodium, the same element found in table salt.

Spend Matters Procurement Services Market Landscape & Buyer’s Directory

Spend Matters Procurement Services Market Landscape & Buyer’s Directory

Spend Matters recognizes the importance of procurement service partners in the digital transformation journey. The Spend Matters Procurement Services Market Landscape & Buyer’s Directory was internally researched and created to aid the Chief Procurement Officer in understanding the distinct capabilities of leading procurement transformation services providers and the larger ecosystem in which they operate. Be sure to follow Spend Matters PRO coverage on the Procurement Services Market.
Highlighting 34 of the leading procurement services providers, the Directory provides a valuable overview of these digitally-savvy procurement management consulting, procurement technology implementation and managed services (BPO, MSP, digital services) organizations.Read the full article at: spendmatters.com

Study on Meteorological Disaster Monitoring of Field Fruit Industry by Remote Sensing Data

Study on Meteorological Disaster Monitoring of Field Fruit Industry by Remote Sensing Data

Meteorological disasters have brought a great negative impact on people’s lives. With the rapid development of modern science and technology, the detection technology of meteorological disasters has been continuously improved. At present, satellite remote sensing detection technology has made gratifying achievements, and it has a good application in meteorological disaster prediction. In this paper, the application of satellite remote sensing technology in the process of meteorological disaster monitoring is discussed in depth. In traditional work, the accuracy and timeliness of meteorological disaster monitoring is the key and difficult point of meteorological disaster prevention.

IARC Salon—Engaging community in local science | IARC

IARC Salon—Engaging community in local science | IARC

Over the past decade, there has been an increasing push toward making science more relevant to affected communities. April’s IARC salon explores how scientists and their organizations engage with local communities to improve science, address local problems and build lasting relationships. Bring your questions to our panel discussion with:  This semester’s IARC salon graduate student coordinators are Julian Dann and Sarah Clement. Julian is an interdisciplinary master’s student working on remote sensing of tundra disturbance and science communication. Sarah is a PhD student in natural resources & sustainability studying science education through community and citizen science. She is excited to explore issues around community engagement in science and cultural norms (and how they’re changing) in field work and graduate student experiences.

Techer | Distinguished Alumni Panel Ponders the New Normal

Techer | Distinguished Alumni Panel Ponders the New Normal

Pondering the pandemic with 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients…  Amid the return of in-person interactions at Caltech’s 2021 Reunion Weekend, one event brought together three of the four 2021 winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award: NASA astronaut Bob Behnken, PhD (MS ’93, PhD ’97); Barbara Burger, PhD (PhD ’87), president of technology ventures and vice president of innovation at Chevron; and Laurie Leshin, PhD (MS ’89, PhD ’95), president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. (DAA winner Charles Elachi, PhD [MS ’69, PhD ’71], Caltech professor emeritus of electrical engineering and planetary science and former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was unable to attend.)

Ortho Masterclass

Ortho Masterclass

Sustainability has not only been a central value to Ortho throughout our history, but it is rapidly becoming a defining issue of the age. In the coming years, its impact will be increasingly felt in healthcare. From the implications of legislation to the growing number of environmentally-conscious investors, this is a topic which is set to shape the future direction of hospitals, labs and blood banks.  We are therefore delighted to welcome Professor Damien Gruson and Dr. Alistair Gammie, members of the Division on Emerging Technologies of IFCC, to deliver this Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Masterclass webinar. Their analysis of this fascinating and critical subject will cover regulations, clinical considerations, action plans, change management, and the economics of laboratory sustainability.

How Quanta Vici is Heating Up the Luxury Fashion Industry With Cutting-Edge Technology

How Quanta Vici is Heating Up the Luxury Fashion Industry With Cutting-Edge Technology

Quanta Vici, Canada’s premiere smart apparel startup is back with a new collection of Slim Smart Heated Wear on Kickstarter, enabling consumers to complete their winter look with PrimaLoft’s premium material that is thin, breathable, wind- and waterproof, all now powered by Quanta Vici’s Smart Apparel Technology which precisely maintains the temperature’s degree users set throughout the day with an outstanding battery life.  The Canadian Smart Wearable Company is making a roaring comeback to the crowdfunding world in the avalanche of six new products, featuring Vegan Leather Gloves, Slim Winter Jackets, and Vests, aiming at turning the Smart Heated Wearables industry upside down.

How Eric Lundgren and BigBattery Are Changing How We Think About “Used” Batteries | iFixit News

How Eric Lundgren and BigBattery Are Changing How We Think About “Used” Batteries | iFixit News

When he was 16, Eric Lundgren saw a landfill near his small hometown in northwest Washington, filled with brand-new products. Ever since, he’s been building businesses that try to stand between people and their most wasteful instincts. He started an electronics recycling company at 16. He went to prison trying to restore Windows on refurbished computers. He loaded up a junked BMW with used batteries to win a Guinness record for the longest single-charge electric vehicle drive, to make a point.  Now Lundgren is converting big, still-usable batteries from electric vehicles (EV) into backups for solar grids and other uses. If people aren’t going to use what’s right in front of them, he and his more than 100 employees will just have to do it for them. After our CEO Kyle Wiens toured the BigBattery plant in Chatsworth, Calif., and I talked to Lundgren about battery recovery, we came away with a whole new perspective on what you can do with a “used” EV battery.

Plush Monsters Made from 100% Recycled PET Bottles

Plush Monsters Made from 100% Recycled PET Bottles

Not all monsters are bad, at last those by design that carry an environmental message aimed at kids.  Wild Republic, an international toy company committed to the development of high quality plush and toys that nurture children and encourage a love of nature, introduces Monsterkins, “a ground-breaking, new eco-friendly plush line just in time for Earth Day.”  “Created for the Earth by the Earth”, Monsterkins are sustainably made and arrive with a en eco-friendly backstory: the monsters eat discarded plastic water bottles.  As part of the company’s greater social initiative, Promise to the Planet, a portion of the proceeds from the new line will support animal rescue.  “It was important for us to develop a fun and innovative plush line like Monsterkins made from 100% recycled water bottles, and that also helps to educate our children about the importance of improving our planet,” says Vishnu Chandran, president of Wild Republic. “The fun story behind the line engages children to learn more about our planet, different ecosystems, and the importance of conserving and respecting our planet.

Conference 2022

Conference 2022

Scotland Excel is preparing to host its annual event for the local government sector – with this year’s event set to focus on Scotland’s Green Economic Recovery, supporting climate change and sustainability objectives as we move towards a Net Zero Scotland. The event will take place online on Wednesday 18th May – and tickets are now available!
The conference will deliver content through individual sessions, across seven sessions which you will be able to join via your laptop, tablet or mobile.

The Society for Economic Botany

The Society for Economic Botany

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of climate change, growing inequalities and biodiversity loss1. To meet these challenges and unlock the transformational capacity of research, we urgently need a sustainability science that is accessible and mutually beneficial to all2. How do the science and practice of ethnobiology position themselves in the global sustainability debate? What is the potential role of the discipline for achieving sustainable development, and in particular the Sustainable Development Goals? And more specifically, how are recent advances in ethnobiology pushing the frontiers of knowledge needed to achieve sustainable development? In this interactive session, we will ponder and explore these issues with researchers and practitioners.

Sustainable Raleigh, N.C.

Sustainable Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N.C., has become a pioneer of true sustainability. The city implemented a three-pronged strategy the focuses on: Environmental Stewardship, Social Equity and Economic Strength.  So the city is not just installing plug-in stations for hybrid and electric vehicles and reducing greenhouse gases, it’s making buildings more efficient, reclaiming and recycling materials and resources, creating green jobs and improving infrastructure, transportation, storm water management and parks and recreation. In fact, Raleigh was named the #2 Fasted-Growing Clean (Green) Economy Job Growth among 100 Largest Metros by The Brookings Institution.  It’s a three-level plan that’s made Raleigh the first LED City on the planet and given us a chance at a higher quality of life. And meeting planners can also benefit from these practices by their events and attendees utilizing these green infrastructures and features around Raleigh.

A more sustainable dairy industry |Seals & Profiles

A more sustainable dairy industry |Seals & Profiles

The world’s population is growing, as is the demand for food, which means there is a pressing need to feed more people with a limited amount of land. For example, if the planet’s 7.6 billion people were to consume as much food as the average person in the United States of America, global demand would exceed the available land. In fact, it would take nearly 4.5 worlds to meet this demand.  But there’s more for sustainable farming to consider than the need to supply all humanity with sufficient, safe food: this also has to be done while making the lowest possible ecological impact. The planet’s limited resources need to be used as efficiently as possible.  The need to meet the world’s growing demand for food is creating a dilemma for dairy farmers: production has to be ramped up, but they also need to do their part to fight climate change. The solution is reliable products that allow farmers to not waste resources, and automation represents an opportunity to do this. The dairy industry is steadily transitioning to a more sustainable and efficient way of working, enabling suppliers to meet the world’s growing demand while also lowering emissions and water use.

Business Events Calendar – 11th Annual Supply Chain Management Spring Symposium – University of San Diego

Business Events Calendar – 11th Annual Supply Chain Management Spring Symposium – University of San Diego

USD Students, San Diego community members, and supply chain professionals are invited to join educators and industry professionals from diverse organizations at the 11th annual Supply Chain Management Institute’s Spring Symposium. This year, the one-day virtual conference will focus on sustainability and its relationship to the triple bottom line including common financial, social and environmental issues in supply chain management as well as tools, processes and metrics that can be used to address the needs of ‘people, planet and profits.’  Sustainability is a rapidly evolving issue that supply chain professionals are facing in organizations of all sectors. Global challenges within increasingly extended supply chains mean that it is now impossible for an organization to ignore regulatory, economic, environmental and reputational pressures to address the sustainability agenda of ‘people, planet and profits.’