Monthly Archives: April 2008

Trash money available SWMP

Not a lot of money for clean-up or closing but the projects eligible are broad.

Solid Waste Management – Region 10 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, requests proposals for Solid Waste Management Assistance Grants. Projects may include studies, surveys, investigations, demonstrations, training, and public education programs. Project priority areas include: Reducing the generation of municipal solid waste sent to landfills; reducing the environmental impact of new construction through green building techniques; reducing the toxicity of current or future waste streams; reducing market barriers for environmentally preferable goods; and reducing greenhouse gas production with respect to solid waste management. Projects must take place in AK, ID, OR or WA. $120K expected to be available, up to 6 awards anticipated. Responses due deadline 5/19/08. For more info, contact Jeff Hunt at hunt.jeff AT epa DOTgov or go to http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/HOMEPAGE.NSF/Information/Grants. Refer to Sol# EPA-R10-RCC-2008. (Grants.gov 4/2/08)

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  • http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/27/peru_flu_deaths/ >Brit TV company blamed for Peruvian tribal deaths Researcher carried flu, claim indigenous locals Indigenous tribes in southeastern Peru are demanding film and TV crews be banned from their territories around the Madre de Dios river after attributing the deaths of four members of the Matsigenka tribe to flu carried by a visiting British TV production company. 3/27/2008 06:03 AM http://hlthenvt.tumblr.com for Grassroots…
  • 2nd Annual Rachel Carson Intergenerational Poetry, Essay and Photo Contest The EPA Aging Initiative, in partnership with Generations United and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., is inviting submissions for its Second Annual Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Intergenerational Poetry, Essay and Photography Contest. The contest’s intergenerational approach reflects Carson’s desire to have adults and children share a sense of wonder about nature to discover nature’s gifts. Entries must be an intergenerational…
  • A rock star from Mozambique whose music is aimed at raising awareness of sanitation issues in rural areas is to be among the recipients Monday of the 19th annual Goldman Environmental Prizes in San Francisco. Feliciano dos Santos also established a nongovernmental organization to promote personal hygiene. The awards, named for philanthropist Richard Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda, are considered the Nobel Prizes of grass-roots environmentalism. Each includes a $150,000 stipend. The 2008 Goldman…
  • via Native Research Network list This is an intriguing perspective. I don’t off-hand have info on 1848, but it would be worth reminding the audience about what would NOT be included, assuming the interest is only in the USA and its territories. For example, Alaska, Hawai’i, and New Mexico were not part of the US (if my history lessons memory is correct) until well after 1848. In those three states alone the range of sociopolitical structure, local economic autonomy, and international relations would be…
  • “Pleading for an “ecological anthropology” on behalf of theologians, McFague warned, “This crisis demands that we live differently…It is not just another important issue. It appears to be a paradigm shift in who we think we are.” … “Ecological anthropology is not a sentimental plea to love nature,” she urged. “It is the truth about who and what we are.” … Choctaw Nation elder Dr. Steven Charleston, president of EDS and former Bishop of Alaska, updated participants on his vision of a…
  • Our plover (Kolea from Hawai’i) hasn’t left, that I know of. The godwits have also been getting ready from New Zealand. http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/?cat_id=16567 Messenger of spring arrives in Iceland despite snow (Iceland News, 14 April 2008) — The national symbol of spring, the golden plover, has arrived in Iceland. A group of the beloved migratory birds was spotted near the village of Eyrarbakki, south Iceland, on Sunday where the ground was covered in snow. According to a…
  • This article can’t be used to diagnose (with some exceptions, nail anomalies— like bones and hair— are generalized markers with several interacting causes) but it is useful to alert those working or living with frail people to other conditions that may need seeing to. Some conditions may have “normal” causes, e.g., longitudinal ridges may be simply a result of genetics and not of environmental disruption. Examining the Fingernails When Evaluating Presenting Symptoms in Elderly Patients CME/CE…

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    [I can’t get Yahoo Pipes Cleaner Greasemonkey script to work properly to clean up yahoo’s messy coding.]

  • [aging] Re: road colouring theorem
    Subject: Re: road colouring theorem Hooray for those of us in our 60s! Like we suddenly turn brain dead? SW On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 5:51 PM, M Pamela Bumsted wrote: “March 28, 2008 Ex-security guard Avraham Trahtman solves maths riddle Graphic of the road colouring theorem Sheera Frenkel Avraham Trahtman was not looking for fame when he solved the “road colouring problem”, a conundrum that has befuddled mathematicians for nearly four decades. Thanks to his age – 63 – as well as his past employment as…
  • [climate change] Quick: There’s an oil spill in the Arctic Ocean. What do you do?
    http://aprn.org/2008/03/17/quick-theres-an-oil-spill-in-the-arctic-ocean-what-do-you-do/ >Quick: There’s an oil spill in the Arctic Ocean. What do you do? There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to arctic shipping. We know traffic in the region is increasing dramatically, but experts don’t know how likely a shipping-related oil spill might be in the Arctic or what it would take to clean it up. A workshop this week at the University of New Hampshire is aimed at getting a handle on these issues. *…
  • [tribes] 2008 Federally Recognized Tribes List
    http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/2008-federally-recognized-tribes-list/ The 2008 list of federally recognized tribes is here: Federal Register Notice http://hlthenvt.tumblr.com for Grassroots Science Biocultural Science & Management >
  • [Water, toilets, climate change] Middle East Times
    >Egypt heading toward natural disaster By JOSEPH MAYTON (Middle East Times) Mar. 31 3:23 EDT CAIRO – Egypt could be on the receiving end of a natural disaster of Biblical proportions, experts warn. Although numerous scenarios are being studied by scientists, two things appear certain in all of them: Alexandria, Egypts second largest city on the Mediterranean Sea coast will disappear and North Africa is in for some troublesome years ahead. >Gaza’s great lake: New crisis ahead By SUZANNE BAROUD Mar.…
  • [Aging] Aging Deliberately updates
    Aging Deliberately Sister using pooled money should be held accountable Q: My father died last summer, and my mother, who’s 81, lives in a nursing home in Colorado. One of my five sisters lives near her, but… (Mon, 3/31) Aging Deliberately: Caregiver’s Depression Kitsap Sun (Subscription) – WA, United States By Liz Taylor Q. I’m caring for my terminally ill mother, and the stress is taking its toll. She’s bedridden and dependent on me for all her needs. ……
  • via Circumpolar Musings (Yukon College) http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/agraham/ http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-04/uoaf-rrt040408.php Russian-American research team examines origins of whaling culture (University of Alaska Fairbanks press release via EurekAlert! 4 April 2008) — Recent findings by a Russian-American research team suggest that prehistoric cultures were hunting whales at least 3,000 years ago, 1,000 years earlier than was previously known. University of Alaska Museum of the North…
  • for next year, if I remember. mpb World TB Day March 24, 2008 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5711a1.htm?s_cid=mm5711a1_e Trends in Tuberculosis United States, 2007 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5711a2.htm?s_cid=mm5711a2_e World Water Day — March 22, 2008 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5711a6.htm?s_cid=mm5711a6_e http://hlthenvt.tumblr.com for Grassroots Science Biocultural Science & Management
  • “How a dead Alaska bear led to a worldwide campaign. Mail Tribune from southern Oregon reports on a beach clean-up campaign that has involved thousands of people worldwide and how it was born when a Eugene, Ore., woman was reading about the death of a bear in Alaska. Judie Hansen was thumbing through an Alaska Department of Fish and Game magazine when she came across a story about a brown bear that died after eating 13 plastic foam cups. The article stirred her to organize the first statewide volunteer…
  • http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8097 2006 Census: Ethnic origin, visible minorities, place of work and mode of transportation Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Statistics Canada today releases detailed analyses of data from the 2006 Census on ethnic origin, visible minorities, place of work and mode of transportation. These analyses are now available in two online documents: Canada’s Ethnocultural Mosaic, 2006 Census, and Commuting Patterns and Places of Work of Canadians, 2006 Census. …
  • Michael Blakey UMass Amherst Graduate School to Honor Anthro Alum at 100th Anniversary Gala Marking its 100th anniversary, the UMass Amherst Graduate School will honor a graduate alumnus from each of UMass Amherst’s schools and colleges at a gala on April 9. For the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Michael Blakey ‘85 PhD, ‘80 MA (anthropology), a National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary, has been selected. Earlier that day, from…
  • Renewable Energy Deployment in Alaska Native Villages The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Renewable Energy Deployment in Alaska Native Villages. Through this initiative, DOE seeks applications from Alaska Native Villages, Regional/Village Corporations or Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations for the deployment of renewable energy heat and/or power solutions, including the hybridization of existing diesel power systems, in Native Alaskan Villages. This RFP will provide support for…

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