Gas Generation Shift Still Questionable

first_imgROGER PATRICK Twitter By Toshi Yoshida, partner, and Roger Patrick, counsel, Mayer Brown LLP The ideal mix of energy sources for generating power in the U.S. has long been debated. The “right” answer depends on a host of factors, including economics, stability and political acceptability. Recently, coal has been losing ground in this discussion to natural gas, as evidenced by President Obama failing to mention coal in his recently announced “all of the above” energy strategy. There are two main reasons for this development—increased natural gas supplies and increased regulatory hostility to coal. The domestic gas supply changes are largely the result of the successful development of U.S. shale gas reserves. The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has dramatically increased U.S. technically and economically recoverable natural gas resources. While uncertainty is inherent in those estimates, there has been a substantial increase in the number of producing natural gas wells. That in turn has yielded a glut in the domestic gas market, much to the financial consternation of gas producers. Recent Henry Hub gas prices have been near historical lows. Low prices and abundant supply currently are giving natural gas a huge advantage over coal, as well as over renewables, in power producers’ decisionmaking, even as several utility executives warn of an over-reliance on gas. By chloecox – Coal 6.1.2012 More Power Engineering Issue ArticlesPower Engineerng Issue ArchivesView Power Generation Articles on PennEnergy.com TOSHI YOSHIDA Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions Linkedin It bears keeping in mind that coal currently is used to generate approximately 45 percent of U.S. electricity, and for now appears likely to remain a substantial part of the mix. Between market and regulatory forces, however, older coal-fired plants are being taken out of service, coal mines are closing, and U.S. thermal coal consumption is falling. Thus, in EPA’s words, natural gas generation “is already the technology of choice for new and planned power plants.” Still, the picture could change. Natural gas producers recently have been shifting away from dry gas and focusing on wells producing oil and natural gas liquids, which are providing superior economic returns. That move may help ease the natural gas supply, but those wells will yield some additional gas as well. The industry also is looking at gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to boost received prices. In the near-term, natural gas thus can be expected to maintain its current competitive advantage in U.S. power generation. In the longer-term, much will depend on whether or not the oversupply of domestic natural gas continues. If so, gas will likely continue to gain ground in power production. If not, its current price advantage over coal and renewables will dissipate, and power producers will have more of an incentive to pursue their own “all of the above” strategies. We expect the next two years to be critical in seeing how the power generation market will move. In addition, low Henry Hub prices are drawing the attention of foreign energy players looking for alternative supplies of LNG for their home countries. Asian buyers in particular are seeing that U.S. LNG priced to Henry Hub levels can be competitive with LNG priced to Japan Crude Cocktail (JCC). At present, Henry Hub linked LNG appears to have an advantage over JCC linked LNG of approximately $10 per mmbtu on a delivered basis. Not surprisingly, a U.S. LNG export market is starting to take shape. The proposed Cheniere LNG export terminal appears to have secured purchase interest from foreign buyers for most of its LNG, and several additional applications for export approval are before the U.S. government. But, adding GTL or LNG infrastructure takes time (if it happens at all). Moreover, further environmental regulation remains a significant wild card going forward. Environmentalists have been attacking oil and gas, including fracturing and LNG exports, while EPA appears inclined to impose additional requirements on use of fracturing.center_img At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been accused of waging a war on coal. The basis for this charge is a slew of regulatory actions having the effect of discouraging coal mining and coal combustion. These include trying retroactively to veto a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for disposal of mine fill, objecting to proposed state permits for discharges of wastewater from coal mines, promulgating new restrictions on mercury and other air emissions from coal-burning power plants, and proposing that new power plants meet carbon dioxide emissions standards based on the performance of combined cycle natural gas plants, which likely will require new coal plants to use commercially unproven carbon capture and sequestration technology. No posts to display Facebook Previous articleThe Air Really Is Getting CleanerNext articleTaking the Lead: A Discussion with Southern Co. chloecox Twitter TAGSPE Volume 116 Issue 6USACE Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Linkedin Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Gas Generation Shift Still Questionablelast_img read more

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Spain celebrates the bronze medal!

first_imgSpain celebrate 15th medal in 25 years NORDIC FINAL! Denmark beat Spain in thriller! DENMARK new-old World Champions! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:Denmark, EHF EURO 2014, Spain ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsManoloCadenas’ men insured there was nodeja vu of the 2012 Euro 3rd place match. Joan Canellaswho scored 8 goals tonight, paired with the goalkeeper Sierra who found his form tonight upon his merely average tournament to secure the Spanish celebration in Jyske Bank Boxen today. The bronze medal match came after a turbulent semifinal, which was married with harsh words and controversy mainly from the Croatian camp. Regardless of that, the team selected by SlavkoGoluža, who was previously devastated with the loss against Denmark, came to the Jyske Bank Boxen well focused and determined to give the World champions a run for their money. It was Spain who got the victory in the end 28-29 after an excellent performance from their key players. Despite Croatia showing a noticeable improvement in the secondhalf(15-13) after being 3 goals down at the interval(13-16),Duvnjak’s eight goals weren’t enough to stop the Spanish armada from winning their second European championship bronze medal in history.The fist half saw an equal contest between the two teams, as it was 7:7 mid-way through. It was a lackluster day for an otherwise very solid tandem of Croatian goalkeepers Alilović(3/12) and Losert(10/30) were subbed back and forth with no effect to their performance; Canellas was unmistakable from penalty with 4/4 in the first half to ad to their demise. Besides Duvnjak who played consistently throughout, the only shining example for the Croats was the right-back Buntić who was 4/4 from the field in the first half. Duvnjak who was 3/6 in the first half, followed byHorvat, gave a lifeline to the Croatian team as the duo drew level at 12:12 five minutes until the half time, but it was short-lived as Canellas and Aguinagalde brought the score to 12:16 upon a 4:0 run, before the youngster Slišković made it 13:16, the half-time score with three goals to catch for the defending bronze medalists.The beginning of the second period saw Duvnjakkept like a prized possesion by the Spanish defense, as Čupić lead Croatia into one-goal deficit in the first five minutes. Spain seem to be adding the throttle whenever they needed to, as mid-way through the second half Spain got a 3-goal lead with an effort from Aguinagalde, upon a string of excellent saves, from previously in the tournament less than impressive Sierra who found his form and motivation for this match, 20:23. Croatia came within one after Losert saved a truly awful effort from Maqueda. Kopljar was clumsy in the fast break, loosing the ball thus granting Sarmiento a chance to score from the breakthrough. Spain is leading by two, 23:25 as we enter the last ten minutes of the game.Aguinagalde increased the lead to 23:26; by the time Croatia couldn’t find their way past the goal kept by Sierra who was well beyond his first-half success rate.After Duvnjak decreased the difference to only one goal, five minutes until the final whistle;Losert was 9/25 successful in stopping Spanish shots,saving two in a row from Entrerios and Sarmiento, bith into the bottom left, with 26:27 the score. Saves from Losert marked the three minute goalless period married by turnovers at both sides of the pitch.  Last two minutes of the match it was Duvnjak against Spain as the World’s best player was the only thing keeping Croatia in this game. Duvnjak quickly responded to Aguinagalde’s goal to make it 27:28 in the last minute of the match but it was Pyrrhic victory for the amazing Croat, as he will finish the match on the bench being suspended after trying to cover for the defensive mistake from Vori.Canellas set 27:29 as the last minute progressed, but Sliškovićfailed to bring Croatia back within a chance by hitting the post. The experienced Igor Vori scored the last goal of the game, seconds after the miss from Slišković, but surely too late for Croatia as Spain were looking at the clock asking for a time-out in the very last seconds with the score remaining at 28:29, and Spain celebrating their Bronze medal all over the court like it’s gold.STATISTICSNEMANJA SAVICPHOTO: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud/Handballpix.com Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to commentlast_img read more

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5 reasons to save for retirement in a Roth 401(k)

first_imgPrepaying taxes on part of your savings gives you tax diversification and flexibility in retirement.by. David NingWhen you contribute to a Roth IRA you typically don’t have to worry about paying taxes on that money or its investment gains ever again. And employers are increasingly adding a Roth option to their 401(k) plans. Aon surveyed 400 employers covering 10 million employees in 2013 and found that half now offer a Roth 401(k) plan. Here are some of the benefits of saving for retirement in a Roth account:Having a tax-free account in addition to your pre-tax savings gives you more options to reduce taxes in retirement. Tax complications don’t end when you leave the workforce. In fact, your taxes in retirement can actually be more complicated than in the years when you were working. For the most part, you’ll want to withdraw money you have in taxable and Roth accounts first and delay paying taxes on your savings in traditional retirement accounts as long as possible. But it’s also possible that you could pay significantly higher taxes if you delay too long and your traditional retirement account gets big enough for required minimum distributions to force you into a higher tax bracket. With money in different pots, you’ll have a chance to run different scenarios and maximize your after-tax retirement income.You can effectively contribute more of your wealth to tax-sheltered accounts every year. A dollar in a Roth is worth more than a dollar in a pre-tax account because Uncle Sam will eventually take a share of money in a traditional 401(k). While the annual limits on contributions to Roth and regular 401(k)s are the same, those who contribute the maximum to a Roth will effectively protect more of their wealth from future taxes than those who deposit the same amount in a traditional 401(k). Having $17,500 in a Roth account that won’t be taxed again means that entire account balance belongs to you, while $17,500 in a regular 401(k) that will be taxed at the 15 percent rate is ultimately worth only $14,875.If tax rates increase, money in a Roth IRA will be even more valuable than the same amount in a pre-tax account. Tax rates are currently much lower than they have been throughout much of our country’s history. If taxes are increased, your Roth account will become even more valuable because you already paid the taxes on your contributions at the lower rate. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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WCRM infrastructure suppliers

first_imgGeneralParsons Brinckerhoff has a seven-year framework contract covering programme management services.Multi-functional infrastructure consultants include CEDG, Mott MacDonald, Scott Wilson Railways and WS Atkins.TrackworkJarvis Rail – relaying 320 route-km of plain line *AMEC Spie Rail Systems – Manchester South remodelling *Balfour Beatty Rail Maintenance – London Euston remodelling *Carillion – Proof House Junction remodelling *Harsco Track Technologies – High-Output Track Relaying TrainPlasser & Theurer – 2 Unimat 08 ballast tampers (for GTRM) Wabtec Rail – TRT sleeper-carrier wagonsThe Engineering Link – conducted acceptance tests for TRTVortok International – rigid safety barrier system (RG 9.99 p600) EWS – materials supply trainsFreightliner – materials supply trains ElectrificationThe OLE alliance for catenary renewal and engineering design combines Balfour Beatty Rail Projects, GTRM, and WS AtkinsHarsco Track Technologies – road-rail vehiclesSwedish Rail System AB- road-rail vehicles Windhoff – Multi-Purpose Vehicles Bayer – polychloroprene rubber cable protection Foxboro (Invensys) – SCADA networkABB Power T&D – National Grid substation at Patford Bridge SignallingAlstom Signal – Prime Contractor Ansaldo (Union Switch & Signal) – Network Management Centre.Ansaldo (CSEE) – Manchester South resignalling *Marconi – telecommunications landlines Siemens – GSM-R radio links Westinghouse Signals – Euston – Willesden resignalling * WS Atkins – Proof House Junction and North Staffs resignalling ** = as part of an alliance contractWCML rolling stock suppliersA joint venture of Fiat and Alstom is supplying a fleet of 53 Class 390 Pendolino trainsets to Virgin Trains (44 x 8-car + 9 x 9-car). These are being financed by Angel Train Contracts, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland.Alstom – Onix traction equipmentAlstom EES – passenger information systemsAlusuisse – bodyshell extrusionsAntolin Loire – seatsAVE Rail Products – interior fittingsBrecknell Willis – pantographsCraig & Derricott – passenger alarm panelsElequip – electrical cubiclesEVAC – toiletsExcil – interior lightingFaiveley – data recorders and interior doors Fiat – bodyshellsFiat SIG – bogies and tilt equipmentGates Floormaster – shop, kitchen and cab floorsHima Sella – selective door opening controlsHodgson & Hodgson – insulationHuber + Suhner – cabling and wiring loomsInterface Europe – saloon carpetsJones Garrard – vehicle design and interior liningsJoyce-Loebl -anti-vandal CCTVKnorr Bremse – brakesLiebherr – HVACLPA Industries – inter-car jumpersParizzi – auxiliary convertersSomers Railway Engineering – assembly line supports at Washwood HeathTelevic – at-seat entertainment systemsTemoinsa – shop area interiorTyco Electronics – HV busline and inter-car connectorsWinstanley – cab interiorsCatalis Rail Training has been selected to train the staff at West Coast Traincare to undertake maintenance of the Pendolino fleet, and is develop a training programme for driver trainers.CORYS Training & Engineering Support Systems of France is supplying a PC-based driver training simulator.last_img read more

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AU urges Kenyans to abide by Supreme Court ruling

first_imgAfrican leaders during the official opening of the AU Extra Ordinary Summit on Maritime security, safety and development in Africa meeting in Lome, Togo, last year. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUPThe African Union has urged Kenyans to abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the presidential petition filed by the country’s opposition party, NASA.The judges are expected to rule on the petition on Friday. The opposition filed a petition contesting the August 8th presidential elections.The court has also been praised for taking up the case when the opposition decided to contest the results of the elections.The union’s Peace and Security Council called on parties to desist from resorting to the use of violence as a way of expressing their disaffection over the outcomes of elections, but rather to make full use of available legal channels in resolving election-related disputes, the report said,The council further said that it was agreed that it remains seized of the Kenyan post-election matter.Kenya was commended for conducting the recent election peacefully and maintaining calm even after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner.last_img read more

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Kipnis Unlikely to Be Ready for Opening Day with Strained Shoulder

first_imgIndians second baseman Jason Kipnis is expected to miss the rest of Spring Training games due to a strained shoulder.Terry Francona says 2B Jason Kipnis will not be ready for opening day because of sore right shoulder.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 12, 2017He is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, but the good news is it does not appear to be a serious injury.“We had him DHing today. He could certainly DH,” manager Terry Francona said Sunday.“He could actually go play second. But because there’s times where he’s feeling this thing, the determination was that we’re going to keep him down for a couple weeks. What they do for the next couple weeks is still to be determined.”“He is getting better,” Francona said. “Nothing has gone haywire, nothing has gone wrong. But it’s such a long season that taking this approach, we just want to make sure that they knock it out and not get it at 90 or 85 [percent]. That’s why we’re doing this.”Kipnis is expected to resume activity a week prior to Opening Day. Related Topics Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Matt Medleylast_img read more

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New short film captures rare spider monkey feeding behavior (commentary)

first_imgA new short film captures rarely seen footage of endangered spider monkeys feeding at a mammal clay lick in the remote Peruvian Amazon.A Rainforest Reborn, a short documentary by filmmaker Eilidh Munro, was captured in the Crees Reserve, a regenerating rainforest within the Manu Biosphere Reserve, giving us hope that endangered species can return to previously disturbed forests.In this commentary, the filmmaker, Eilidh Munro, talks about the difficulties of filming spider monkeys in a rainforest and the importance of this story for conservation.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. Reaching the forest floor — far from the safety of the canopy — is a perilous voyage for any monkey, not to mention an inexperienced juvenile. Nonetheless, an integral feeding ritual means that canopy-dwelling spider monkeys must at times venture to the ground, and encourage their young to do so too.“A Rainforest Reborn” is a new short film revealing the rarely-seen feeding behavior of a group of endangered Peruvian spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) at a mammal clay lick. It follows a family of monkeys who must teach their young daughter how to access and eat this clay alone for the first time, even if it will be one of the most dangerous lessons of the young monkey’s life.“A Rainforest Reborn” was filmed at the Crees Reserve in the heart of the Manu Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site in Peru. Incredibly, this 650-hectare rainforest reserve is a regenerating, secondary forest; it was cleared for farming and selectively logged just 30 years ago. However, 87 percent of all biodiversity has returned, including endangered species like the spider monkey. Even species new to science have been discovered here.The seemingly bizarre behavior of eating clay is not particular to monkeys, nor mammals in general. In fact, macaw clay licks are somewhat emblematic of the Manu region, drawing thousands of birding tourists every year. While this is an incredibly interesting and at times extremely colorful display of animal behavior, the reason for it has remained a mystery. It may be that animals eat clay to neutralize their stomach and remove toxins from an otherwise acidic diet. Other studies have suggested that by eating clay, animals like spider monkeys are supplementing a sodium-poor diet, as the western Amazon basin is lacking in salt.Witnessing and filming this behavior by spider monkeys is rare. Due to hunting and habitat loss by deforestation, the species is under serious threat. The monkeys spend the majority of their lives in the top levels of the canopy, and by coming down to the forest floor they are exposing themselves to predators more adept at hunting on the ground. Capturing footage of this dangerous but essential feeding ritual is therefore incredible, and the fact it was captured in a regenerating rainforest makes it all the more inspiring and hopeful. However, it was also extremely challenging.A male spider monkey nervously watches for potential predators. Still from Eilidh Munro’s short documentary “A Rainforest Reborn,” produced for The Crees Foundation.For a start, the species lives 100 feet up in the tops of trees within a large area of rainforest. Add to that the uneasy partnership between tropical forest humidity and camera equipment, and things can get tricky.After spending an unsuccessful 40 hours in a hide, I took to looking through Crees Foundation’s data for incidental spider monkey sightings in order to find their nesting sites and the routes they commonly use for travelling through trees. For five weeks I then solo-trekked through the rainforest, walking slowly, listening carefully, and carrying 15 kilograms of equipment in dry bags to protect them from the humidity.To increase my chances, I also camped in an area where the monkeys were often spotted. Miraculously, this also turned out to be a nesting site for one family who I could film settling down for the night. However, the ground I filmed on was a steep slope in the thick of the forest undergrowth, with vines that wrap and strangle trees until they eventually fall, allowing light into the canopy and new species to grow. It was not ideal; I could barely see through the trees and my tripod legs were in a maze of vines and roots. What happened next should not be a surprise: a slip, a fall, and a snapped tripod leg.Now my daily solo-treks were coupled with the challenge of filming a level lower on my tripod. Thankfully, these efforts soon paid off when I met our family of monkeys using teamwork to guard and enter the clay lick.The Crees Reserve, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru. Photo courtesy of Eilidh Munro.To capture the activity, in a sheltered area, I set up my equipment as quickly as possible, so as to not miss the action or disturb the group. The monkeys were calling to one another, entering and leaving the clay lick, and the young monkey was communicating with her family. You can therefore imagine my horror when, despite the dry bags, I could not see a thing through the lens: it had been completely attacked by humidity! Thankfully, after a frantic five minutes of cleaning, the lens cleared up and I could finally film. With camera traps inside the clay lick itself, from three different angles, I could also capture the feeding without disturbing the monkeys or changing their natural behavior.Needless to say, the rainforest certainly doesn’t give away its secrets easily — and nor should it.The Manú Biosphere Reserve is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, however it is also under serious threat from illegal logging, hunting, mining, agriculture, and the illegal construction of a new road. Striking a balance between development, improved health, and better opportunities for local people with conservation has always been difficult. However, it is crucial if endangered species like these spider monkeys are going to survive.The young spider monkey waiting for the signal to enter the clay lick. Still from Eilidh Munro’s short documentary “A Rainforest Reborn,” produced for The Crees Foundation.Eilidh Munro has spent the last year working as a filmmaker and photographer in the remote Peruvian Amazon, capturing rare animal behavior and footage of a species new to science. She co-created and ran the Crees Foundation’s first Multimedia Internship, an educational training program teaching courses in photography, filming, writing, and conservation communications. Eilidh’s next adventure will be a filming expedition to the Manu Biosphere Reserve, where her team seek perspectives on a controversial road being illegally built through the region. You can follow their expedition plans at voicesontheroadfilm.com, view Eilidh’s previous work at munrorambling.com or follow her on Instagram @eilidhmmunro.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Mike Gaworecki Animal Behavior, Animals, Commentary, Editorials, Environment, Mammals, Monkeys, Primates, Researcher Perspective Series, Video, Videos, Wildlife center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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