Category Archives: Environment

Installing Playground Equipment in Mozambique

During July 2017 at the invitation of the Carr Foundation, Bret Berger and I traveled to Gorongosa National Park in west-central Mozambique.  Our primary goal was to assist with the construction of a small playground at a primary school in … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Laureate Comments on Current State of Climate Change Modeling

At the recent Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting for the Economic Sciences, Lars Peter Hansen my younger brother, commented on the current state of climate change modeling: Discussions of climate change and economics can be challenging. There is nervousness in many … Continue reading

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Brief Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

This most recent installment (Apes III) of the reborn Planet of the Apes movie series is a mess.  As much as I would like to recommend it, I can’t. Through the years, I’ve observed three of the four varieties of … Continue reading

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Homage to Dian Fossey

By Elizabeth Royte, NG, Sep 2017 On an overcast morning, with temperatures in the mid-50s, it takes me nearly two hours to hike from the outskirts of Bisate [Rwanda] through calf-deep mud and shoulder-high nettles to the research site established … Continue reading

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Examples of Do-Good Drone

Adapted from NG (Jun 2017) Health-care Delivery (Rwanda):  Medical Centers in the hilly country can order emergency blood supplies by test message blood supplies by text message and receive them via drone within 30 minutes. Vulture Monitoring (Mongolia):  Drones watch … Continue reading

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Drones Assisting Aid and Service Organizations

By Nina Strochlic, (abridged from NG, Jun 2017) Drones were created as a tool of combat:  Militaries use them to spy and even to assassinate.  But as with so much military technology, unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming consumer items.  Recently … Continue reading

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Huntsville UT Monastery to Close

According to the Associated Press: A northern Utah man has bought the land where a monastery is closing after 70 years in hopes of preventing future development and preserving the legacy of the landmark. Bill White of Huntsville purchased Abbey … Continue reading

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