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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

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Reversing 30-Year Policy, U.S. DOJ Says Settlements Can No Longer Include Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) 

Mineral Law Blog [23:29:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
This post was co-authored by Beth Ginsberg & Krista McIntyre. The U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) recently issued a memorandum stating that settlements, including consent decrees, entered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies can no longer include a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP), unless the SEP is expressly authorized by Congress. … Continue Reading

PHMSA Issues Guidance on Enforcement During COVID-19 Outbreak 

Mineral Law Blog [22:09:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Like many other regulators, on March 20, 2020 the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released guidance on enforcement activity during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The guidance states that “PHMSA does not intend to take any enforcement action with regard to [operator qualification] and [control room management] requirements, and will consider exercising its … Continue Reading

A few more thoughts about parameter estimation and uncertainty in epidemic modelling 

James’ Empty Blog [21:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Last night's post was a bit rushed and devoid of analysis. I'm not surprised to see there have have been some other recent model-fitting investigations by recognised researchers in the field, including this [...]

Mason: Ace of Electronics, Parts, R&D 

Riparian Rap [19:29:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info
Mason has been at Little River since 2017. He's superb at what he does, and he's wonderful to work

Planetary Science Resources 

Earth & Solar System [18:28:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Schools in the UK (and across much of the rest of the world) are closed for the vast majority of children, and we’re all being told to stay at home to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. As many parents … [...]

Big wings in the Solnhofen 

Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings [17:37:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
The Solnhofen limestones of Bavaria are famous for their well-preserved fossils and for a pterosaurs researcher, the plethora of specimens and taxa that are represented. Finds continue to this day and we now [...]

TEMNODONTOSAURUS CRASSIMANUS 

ARCHEA [14:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info
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Temnodontosaurus crassimanus This big beastie is the ichthyosaur, Temnodontosaurus crassimanus, who graced our ancient oceans 180 million years ago. The species was originally named by Richard Owen, the first [...]

Oceans -- March 21-24, 2020 

Ontario-geofish [11:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
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The Halvsie El Nino (hen) is breaking up. That means a different Pacific plume pattern.  The new plumes are going straight up and hitting the northern cold air.  We will continue to have alternating hot [...]

La reposteria dinosauriana de Buddy y Duff en Food Network 

Koprolitos [10:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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Dentro de la programación del canal de entretenimiento norteamericano Food Network podemos encontrar el programa "Buddy vs. Duff", un duelo entre dos reconocidos reposteros como son Buddy Valastro y Duff [...]

Minas olvidadas de Aragón 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [20:11:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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El Museo de Ciencias Naturales de la UZ ya tiene la primera entrada sobre las minas olvidadas de Aragón!  Hablamos de la Mina de los Carabineros, entre Sobradiel y Torres de Berrellén. Santiago Guerrero, [...]

A test of Vallance's claim about cases? 

James’ Empty Blog [19:02:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Not so long ago, Vallance claimed that there could be about 1,000 cases of COVID-19 for every current death in the UK. Now, the Italian death rate (as a percentage of reported cases) is extremely high, and it [...]

Corona: Leere Regale 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [18:25:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (71 visits) info
Die Corona-Pandemie breitet sich weiter aus und hat uns weiterhin fest im Griff. Während in Deutschland die Sterblichkeitsrate bei den nachgewiesen Infizierte bei 0,4 liegt, ist sie in den meisten Ländern [...]

Jurassic bivalves in a shallow epicontinental seaway: Evan Shadbolt’s Senior Independent Study thesis 

Wooster Geologists [15:22:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their [...]

Trump throws in the infected towel 

Ontario-geofish [12:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info
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This is exciting.  Bible Trumpers can now have big parties and overdose on tonic water.  He's worried about re-election.  However, the state governors are clamping down, and every state is its own empire. [...]

Anak Krakatau: Neues Bild vom Krater 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [11:26:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
Erst in der letzten Woche eruptierte Anak Krakatau phreatisch. Seitdem ist die seismische Aktivität wieder rückläufig. Es werden allerdings immer noch schwache Erdbeben mit niedriger Frequenz aufgezeichnet, [...]

Cercomya lanceolata (Geinitz, 1843) 

kreidefossilien.de - Bilder [07:58:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (74 visits) info
Einzelstück aus der sächsischen Kreide, kein weiteres Exemplar dieser Art aus Sachsen bekannt. Abb. aus Geinitz, 1873. II. S. 68, Taf. 19, Fig. 9 - Turon, oberes Turon bis unteres Coniac [...]
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