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Bookmarks for February 22nd
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 22nd:
Hawaii's tsunami network upgrades face delays: Scientists have upgraded Hawaii's seismic monitors after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but some of the upgrades are merely temporary and haven't been made to the highest standards. Slow-moving bureaucracy has delayed improvements in some cases.
State explores tax credits for technology at schools: The state is considering awarding up to $500,000 in tax credits each year for donations benefiting science, technology, engineering and math programs at public schools.
Environmentally-Friendly Waste-Disposal System Saves Money, Resources: An environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution to the disposal of oily sludge waste has been developed by engineers, microbiologists, and chemists from the U.S. Navy. The solution makes it possible to remediate oily sludge waste at Pearl Harbor instead of shipping it to the mainland for disposal, which is a large cost burden and liability for the Navy.
Blue Planet foundation helps shift Hawaii to renewable sources: The Blue Planet Foundation is giving three University of Hawaii students free trips to Power Shift 09, a national youth summit on renewable energy being held in Washington, D.C.
Technology seen as boost to agriculture: In their book, "Tomorrow's Table," Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak present a convincing and balanced case for both organic farming and genetic engineering to play essential roles in future sustainable food production that is environmentally friendly.
Hawaii seeks to ban taro plant modification: The proposal reopens the debate on how to best protect the crop used to make the starchy food poi. Taro farmers and Native Hawaiians want it to remain pure, but scientists warn that disease could wipe it out unless they take action.
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