Preservation resources – Preserve The Nati http://preservethenati.org/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 13:09:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://preservethenati.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/nati.png Preservation resources – Preserve The Nati http://preservethenati.org/ 32 32 Need funding for natural resources? – Lewiston Sun Diary https://preservethenati.org/need-funding-for-natural-resources-lewiston-sun-diary/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:00:44 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/need-funding-for-natural-resources-lewiston-sun-diary/ LEWISTON — Are you a landowner, a woodlot owner or a farmer? Are you interested in applying for funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) next year to do bigger projects that help you and are good for the environment? Would you like to be part of the decision on the distribution of money […]]]>

LEWISTON — Are you a landowner, a woodlot owner or a farmer? Are you interested in applying for funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) next year to do bigger projects that help you and are good for the environment? Would you like to be part of the decision on the distribution of money in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties? We want your opinion! The Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will host the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Local Task Force Annual Meeting on October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., office from the USDA, 254 Goddard Road, Lewiston.

This meeting is open to the public. We will discuss the 2023 USDA NRCS programs and make decisions on funding priorities for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties. Now is a great time to learn about new NRCS cost-sharing programs and meet other local residents who want to protect natural resources in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties. Food and drink provided by AVSWCD.

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Save Our Waters Week l Working together to protect water resources | Columnists https://preservethenati.org/save-our-waters-week-l-working-together-to-protect-water-resources-columnists/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:15:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/save-our-waters-week-l-working-together-to-protect-water-resources-columnists/ For years, the Chassahowitzka River was a hidden gem in Citrus County, displaying the natural beauty of “old Florida.” The lovely river flows 5.6 miles from the headwaters to where it meets the Gulf of Mexico at Chassahowitzka Bay. This river is home to many different species of birds, fish and other wildlife. Trowbridge Get […]]]>

For years, the Chassahowitzka River was a hidden gem in Citrus County, displaying the natural beauty of “old Florida.” The lovely river flows 5.6 miles from the headwaters to where it meets the Gulf of Mexico at Chassahowitzka Bay. This river is home to many different species of birds, fish and other wildlife.






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Residents of Martha’s Vineyard lament the lack of resources, even though the island is full of money and beds https://preservethenati.org/residents-of-marthas-vineyard-lament-the-lack-of-resources-even-though-the-island-is-full-of-money-and-beds/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:47:18 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/residents-of-marthas-vineyard-lament-the-lack-of-resources-even-though-the-island-is-full-of-money-and-beds/ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. – The playground at mighty Martha’s Vineyard lacked the resources to handle the 50 migrants who unexpectedly landed there on Wednesday, local residents told Fox News Digital over the weekend. But real estate data and resources from the state of Massachusetts show otherwise. Island […]]]>

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The playground at mighty Martha’s Vineyard lacked the resources to handle the 50 migrants who unexpectedly landed there on Wednesday, local residents told Fox News Digital over the weekend.

But real estate data and resources from the state of Massachusetts show otherwise. Island towns are full of money and plenty of extra beds to help those in need.

Edgartown, for example, has $9.8 million in free cash — a budget surplus — according to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

It would have cost just $9.1 million to give the 50 migrants their own room for an entire year at Edgartown’s chic Harbor View Hotel at $500 a night.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD “RALLIES RELIEF EFFORT” FOR MIGRANTS BY SENDING THEM TO CAPE COD MILITARY BASE

Martha’s Vineyard “isn’t the best place for them to start fresh,” artist “Z” Leach told Fox News Digital on Saturday at a street fair in Oak Bluffs, a town famous for its “homes colorful Victorian gingerbread houses overlooking the ocean.

“Z” Leach, an artist from Martha’s Vineyard, told Fox News Digital on September 17, 2022 that the island “isn’t the best place for them. [the migrants] to start fresh.”
(Digital Fox News)

“There is no place to live here,” she said. “The accommodation is bad.”

“We have a major housing crisis as it is,” echoed Rachel Hines, who works for the nonprofit Vineyard Preservation Trust.

OBAMA, MARTHA’S VINEYARD CELEBS QUIET OVER OPENING ISLAND HOMES TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

She also helps run a new restaurant in Oak Bluffs called TigerHawk Sandwich Co.

Former President Barack Obama, right, visits Nancy's restaurant on Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.  The Obamas own a $12 million property in the wine town of Chilmark;  one of the lowest property tax rates in the state.

Former President Barack Obama, right, visits Nancy’s restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. The Obamas own a $12 million property in the wine town of Chilmark; one of the lowest property tax rates in the state.
(Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

Martha’s Vineyard is a summer haven for the elite of Boston, New York and Washington, DC society.

The island is home to six individual towns.

He owns some of the most exclusive real estate in America. The median sale price for homes on Martha’s Vineyard this year was $1.3 million, according to state data.

Victorian gingerbread cottages are shown on Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts in September 2012.

Victorian gingerbread cottages are shown on Martha’s Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts in September 2012.
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Approximately 55.5% of homes in Martha’s Vineyard are seasonal vacation homes.

That’s the highest rate in the entire country, according to a 2019 report from the National Association of Realtors.

In other words, more than half of the houses in Martha’s Vineyard are empty for much of the year.

The migrants landed around 3 p.m. Wednesday. At 11 a.m. Friday they were shipped off the island.

The military was called in last Friday to ferry and transport the migrants – mostly Venezuelan nationals – to Joint Base Cape Cod on the Massachusetts mainland, just 44 hours after the migrants arrived at Martha’s Vineyard.

They had been flown in from Florida at the request of Governor Ron DeSantis.

The migrants landed around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

At 11 a.m. Friday they were shipped off the island.

Homeowners in Chilmark, where the Obamas have a $12 million gap, enjoy a property tax rate of 0.28%.

The migrants were housed for two nights at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown, a former whaling port that is now home to some of the most exclusive properties in the country.

Chappaquiddick, the site of the infamous 1969 bridge accident involving Senator Ted Kennedy that left Mary Jo Kopechne dead, is part of Edgartown. The median listing price for a home in Edgartown in August 2022 was $3 million.

The abundance of cash in the bank accounts for more than 21% of the city’s budget – among the highest budget surplus rates of any US community.

Edgartown is a former whaling port that has become an exclusive enclave of old, rustic New England homes and inns, including the Chappaquiddick House, overlooking the ocean.  Chappaquiddick is part of Edgartown.

Edgartown is a former whaling port that has become an exclusive enclave of old, rustic New England homes and inns, including the Chappaquiddick House, overlooking the ocean. Chappaquiddick is part of Edgartown.
(Kerry J. Byrne/Fox News Digital)

The biggest expense for most communities is on their schools, a local municipal finance expert told Fox News Digital.

But with so few year-round residents, Edgartown operates only one school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The six municipalities on the island share a regional high school.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD MERCHANT SAYS THERE IS A ‘PROCESS’ FOR COMING TO AMERICA: ‘FOLLOW THIS

With Edgartown’s property so valuable and its budget so small, its wealthy owners enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in the country. Edgartown’s fiscal year 2022 tax rate is just 0.3%, according to local data.

If an Edgartown home is valued at $1 million, the owner only pays $3,030 in property taxes.

The three lowest property tax rates in Massachusetts are all on Martha’s Vineyard: Edgartown, West Tisbury and Chilmark, where former President Obama owns $12 million.

Chilmark owners pay only $2,820 on every million dollars of assessed value, a property tax rate of 0.28%.

These cities could have quickly raised millions to meet the needs of migrants simply by changing their “incredibly low” tax rates, the Massachusetts financial expert said.

Residents of Martha's Vineyard, including resident Jeff Rose, have shared their reaction to the recent - and temporary - arrival of migrants to their island.  Rose said on September 17, 2022 that the community "helps people in need."

Residents of Martha’s Vineyard, including resident Jeff Rose, have shared their reaction to the recent – and temporary – arrival of migrants to their island. Rose said on September 17, 2022 that the community is “helping people in need.”
(FoxNews)

The incredible wealth and tax advantages of Martha’s Vineyard coincide with a lack of racial, cultural, and political diversity on the island.

The 2020 US Census reports that 89.2% of the island’s residents are white, while only 0.5% of its population are non-US citizens.

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Residents of Martha’s Vineyard voted better than 4 to 1 for Joe Biden against Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Still, islanders are proud of how their community came together to care for 50 migrants who briefly landed on their island for 44 hours last week.

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“Our community comes together and helps people in need,” island resident Jeff Rose told Fox News Digital on Saturday.

“That has always been our mantra.”

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Pan African Resources’ 9.9 MW solar power plant in South Africa saves $170,000 a month on gold mine electricity bill https://preservethenati.org/pan-african-resources-9-9-mw-solar-power-plant-in-south-africa-saves-170000-a-month-on-gold-mine-electricity-bill/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 16:42:57 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/pan-african-resources-9-9-mw-solar-power-plant-in-south-africa-saves-170000-a-month-on-gold-mine-electricity-bill/ Pan African Resources, a medium-sized, Africa-focused gold producer with production capacity of over 170,000 ounces of gold per year, has just reported its annual results for the year ended June 2022. The Pan African Resources’ website states that it owns and operates a portfolio of quality, low-cost operations and projects located in South Africa. In […]]]>

Pan African Resources, a medium-sized, Africa-focused gold producer with production capacity of over 170,000 ounces of gold per year, has just reported its annual results for the year ended June 2022. The Pan African Resources’ website states that it owns and operates a portfolio of quality, low-cost operations and projects located in South Africa. In the presentation, Pan African Resources provided an update on the progress of its solar photovoltaic projects at its mines.

Pan African Resources commissioned a 9.9 MW solar photovoltaic power plant at one of its sites in May 2022 and said it was a first for a South African mining company. The company has also completed a feasibility study on a 12 MW expansion of the project, bringing the total to 22 MW. It also recently completed a feasibility study for an 8 MW solar photovoltaic power plant at one of its other sites, the Barberton Mine, and site preparation has already begun. The group’s combined 30MW on-site solar PV is expected to save almost R100m per year (US$5.7m) and lead to an 80,000t reduction in CO2 emissions per year. Pan African Resources is also using reclaimed land in the mines as well as the repurposing of former mine lodge sites. Agrivoltaic projects are also being explored to maximize land use for food production and job creation initiatives for local communities. Agrivoltaic is a field that has been presented quite often on Clean Technica and you can read more about it here.

As South Africa’s load shedding program appears to be a constant feature in the near future due to power generation capacity constraints of the national utility, Pan African Resources has also initiated feasibility studies on large-scale battery storage solutions. To source more renewable energy, Pan African Resources is also considering sourcing electricity from off-site solar PV or wind projects.

The presentation also lists several projects implemented under its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program. Water conservation initiatives feature prominently in the presentation and will involve reducing municipal water use through improved efficiency through reuse and recycling, and building a new water treatment plant. water reprocessing of 3 ML/day for Evander Mines which is already underway. These initiatives will result in cost savings of over $5.6 million over a 10-year period.

Pan African Resources says its ESG program takes the “beyond compliance” approach and includes long-term sustainability initiatives for local communities. The Barberton Blueberries Agricultural Project is an example. The blueberry project employs up to 400 people from the local community during the peak harvest season. Barberton Mines provides the land and water resources. The initial phase covers 15 hectares. An additional 30 ha have been made available for expansion. The first commercial harvest is already underway.

The mining sector is one of the largest employers and contributors to GDP in South Africa. The mining sector is also one of the biggest consumers of electricity, and the South African grid is mainly coal-fired. The increased adoption of solar PV on a large scale by the mining sector and other large consumers will not only save them a lot of money, as shown by the savings of R 100 million per year from savings planned by Pan African Resources, but also to save on CO2 emissions.


 

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Nordic Nanovector Strengthens Board of Directors to Conserve Resources While Exploring Strategic Options https://preservethenati.org/nordic-nanovector-strengthens-board-of-directors-to-conserve-resources-while-exploring-strategic-options/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 17:49:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/nordic-nanovector-strengthens-board-of-directors-to-conserve-resources-while-exploring-strategic-options/ Oslo, Norway, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANOV) (“Nordic Nanovector” or the “Company”) announces today that following decisions to discontinue the PARADIGME study for its lead asset Betalutin®restructure the company and appoint Carnegie Investment Bank to explore strategic options three members of the company’s board of directors have decided to step […]]]>

Oslo, Norway, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANOV) (“Nordic Nanovector” or the “Company”) announces today that following decisions to discontinue the PARADIGME study for its lead asset Betalutin®restructure the company and appoint Carnegie Investment Bank to explore strategic options three members of the company’s board of directors have decided to step down. Solveig Hellebuste, Jean-Pierre Bizzari and Thomas Ramdahl will leave the board of directors with immediate effect.

As previously announced in the press release August 18, 2022 a strategic exercise led by Carnegie was launched with the aim of optimizing shareholder value, following slow recruitment and disappointing data from the PARADIGME clinical trial.

The decision of these Board members to step down from their roles on the Board of Directors as a result of the Company’s downsizing will support the preservation of financial resources during this strategic process while retaining the necessary staff to maximize the chances of success.

No assurance can be given as to the outcome or timing of Carnegie’s review process, but as noted in the company’s recent second quarter earnings presentation, the review is expected to continue through the fourth quarter of 2022. Nordic Nanovector does not intend to make public comment regarding the review until it is complete or the Company determines that disclosure is required or appropriate.

For more information, please contact:

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About Nordic Nanovector:

Nordic Nanovector is committed to developing and delivering innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in cancer radiotherapy. In addition to betalutin®for which Nordic Nanovector retains worldwide commercialization rights, the Company’s new pipeline includes Humalutin®, a radioimmunotherapy candidate based on a chimeric anti-CD37 antibody and the beta emitter lutetium-177 for NHL; Alpha37, based on a chimeric anti-CD37 antibody and the alpha-emitting radionuclide lead-212, currently being explored with its partner Oranomed for relapsed refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia; a portfolio of fully humanized anti-CD37 antibodies with potential in hematological cancers and autoimmune diseases; and a CD37 DOTA CAR-T opportunity in hematological cancers, which is the subject of a research collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania.

Further information is available at www.nordicnanovector.com.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, the business and strategies, financial performance and results of the Company. Forward-looking statements relate to future circumstances and results and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on Nordic Nanovector’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changing circumstances. All forward-looking statements contained in this release, including assumptions, opinions and views of Nordic Nanovector or cited by third-party sources, are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and actual events that differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Nordic Nanovector cannot guarantee that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are free from error or accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this release or the actual occurrence of any anticipated developments. Nordic Nanovector disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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“Seminole Forever” program to save water resources https://preservethenati.org/seminole-forever-program-to-save-water-resources/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 01:04:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/seminole-forever-program-to-save-water-resources/ Seminole County commissioners are working on an ordinance this month to acquire land critical to conservation efforts, like water protection, because most drinking water comes from underground aquifers that naturally filter and hold groundwater. What do you want to know In Effort to Safeguard County’s Natural Resources, Seminole Commissioners Consider “Forever Seminole” Conservation Plan The […]]]>

Seminole County commissioners are working on an ordinance this month to acquire land critical to conservation efforts, like water protection, because most drinking water comes from underground aquifers that naturally filter and hold groundwater.


What do you want to know

  • In Effort to Safeguard County’s Natural Resources, Seminole Commissioners Consider “Forever Seminole” Conservation Plan
  • The plan is modeled on the “Florida Forever” program
  • If passed, the plan would allocate $5 million a year for land acquisition and establish a council to make purchase decisions.

“Every time I speak to a citizen they say, ‘Yes, we understand the growth is going to be here, but please protect our natural resources,'” Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine said. .

Even though residents may agree on the goal, there are different ideas on how to achieve it.

Save Rural Seminole President David Bear has proposed putting a measure on the November ballot to allow residents to vote on a tax to buy natural land and protect it.

“The most common way counties preserve natural lands is the way Seminole County did in 1990 and 2000, which was to hold a referendum of citizens saying: “Yes, it is a value that we hold and we choose to add an additional property tax or sales tax value on ourselves to allow the county to purchase and preserve natural land,” he said. declared.

This proposal, however, was rejected by county commissioners in favor of a plan presented by Constantine called “Seminole Forever” – which is modeled after the state’s Florida Forever conservation program.

“I think it’s so important as a core value of local government, and the state for that matter, that we should build it right into our budget,” Constantine said.

His plan is to invest $5 million a year in the natural land acquisition program and create a council that would make recommendations on which properties the county should purchase for the long-term protection of water supplies.

“As we continue to grow like all counties in Florida, if we don’t seek to protect the land available today, we may not have the chance in the future,” Constantine said.

Bear is optimistic that the board will fund Seminole Forever.

“We just want to make sure the county has funding to acquire natural land, we don’t really care how you do it,” he said. “But if you’re going to do it that way, instead of allowing citizens to vote on it, then we’re going to take that as a promise.”

Constantine said changes to the plan would require a super majority, which means four of the five council members would have to agree to it.

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Solon pushes for the creation of a water resources management department. – Manila Bulletin https://preservethenati.org/solon-pushes-for-the-creation-of-a-water-resources-management-department-manila-bulletin/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 07:16:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/solon-pushes-for-the-creation-of-a-water-resources-management-department-manila-bulletin/ A representative from the party list has raised concerns about the “disorganized and unwieldy framework” to improve water resources nationwide, prompting him to push for the immediate passage of the bill. Department of Water Resources Management (DWRM). (FILE PHOTO/MANILA BULLETIN) AGRI List Party Representative Wilbert T. Lee said the 19th Congress should discuss proposals to […]]]>

A representative from the party list has raised concerns about the “disorganized and unwieldy framework” to improve water resources nationwide, prompting him to push for the immediate passage of the bill. Department of Water Resources Management (DWRM).

(FILE PHOTO/MANILA BULLETIN)

AGRI List Party Representative Wilbert T. Lee said the 19th Congress should discuss proposals to create the DWRM in its deliberations.

“The disorganized and cumbersome framework governing the country’s water resources is untenable in a context of growing food insecurity,” he noted.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. mentioned the measure as one of his administration’s priorities in his first State of the Nation (SONA) address last July.

Lee is the author of Bill 2880, which is part of the water-related bills to develop and implement a comprehensive water use and conservation program through the DWRM.

According to the bill, the tasks of DWRM are as follows:

1. “Implement the necessary policy and resource reforms with respect to the management of all water resources, including irrigation, sewage and sanitation;

2. Monitor and assess compliance with national water, irrigation, sewage and sanitation targets;

3. Formulate an updated national roadmap to meet the state’s water, sewer and sanitation needs; and

4. Improve water conservation and increase system efficiency.

The proposed DWRM would also encourage the use of rainwater harvesting facilities across the country to increase its water needs.

Lee stressed the urgent need to create the DWRM as the country stands to lose $124 billion through 2050 from water-related disasters such as storms and floods.

A report by global professional services company GHD ranked the Philippines as the fourth worst-hit country in the world by water-related disasters, with around 20 typhoons entering the country every year.

His office also cited at least 32 different agencies responsible for managing the Philippines’ water resources, but the country still ranks in the bottom third of 48 countries in the Asian Development Bank’s (AfDB) 2018 water governance rankings. the water.

The lawmaker said the government must put mechanisms in place to mitigate the projected loss.

He added that farmers should be protected by the government so that it does not jeopardize the country’s food security.

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Look Back: Schools need resources | News, Sports, Jobs https://preservethenati.org/look-back-schools-need-resources-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 04:07:55 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/look-back-schools-need-resources-news-sports-jobs/ (Editor’s note: This is a reproduction of historical newspaper excerpts and includes language that is considered obsolete and would not appear today.) *** Volcano Volcano has an excellent public school, attended by over 100 scholars. It is a primary school. Miss Mary Tavenner is the principal, assisted by Miss Maggie Anderson and Miss […]]]>

(Editor’s note: This is a reproduction of historical newspaper excerpts and includes language that is considered obsolete and would not appear today.)

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Volcano

Volcano has an excellent public school, attended by over 100 scholars. It is a primary school. Miss Mary Tavenner is the principal, assisted by Miss Maggie Anderson and Miss Alice Tavenner. The school is in a prosperous state.

The Parkersburg

state newspaper

April 7, 1881

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School is now in session

School started on Monday with good attendance. Our young friends generally seemed delighted that day and could be seen on the streets early in the morning, with their books in their arms and smiles on their faces, waiting for the familiar “to the books”.

The new school on Avery Street for colored children will be completed and ready for occupancy on Monday. The building has four large classrooms – two on the upper floors and two on the lower floors. The building is certainly very believable and looks better than the school in Washington. Mr. William McKindley is the contractor. Jack Phelps and Son do the plastering, while the Sharnock Bros do the painting.

Excerpt from The Parkersburg Weekly Sentinel

September 10, 1881

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Tools to Work With – Harris Ferry, September 22, 1881

State Journal of Editors: Hon. JP Slade, State Superintendent of Illinois Public Schools, says most sincerely “that at least four things are needed in every school: good blackboards, a comprehensive dictionary, blank maps and a good globe.

These devices allow a teacher to transmit instructions by means of the eye as well as the ear. They are the means of saving valuable time, for the pupils receive by a single glance at an object better and more precise impressions than could be given by a mere verbal representation. These tools are to the master what the mace is to the blacksmith, the saw to the carpenter, the trowel to the mason, the ax to the lumberjack, the brush to the painter or the plow to the farmer. They should be found in every classroom; it is not economical to do without. Will the superintendent of Wood County help school boards in said county provide schools with all the tools they need, and will every teacher honestly and confidently make the best use of these tools?

The common schools in this state are sadly neglected. We don’t pay enough attention to our schools. Parents send their children to school day after day, without knowing what they are doing, because they never visit the schools to find out what is being done there. Teachers need help from parents, and teachers also need tools to work with. Children learn to listen, without the aid of any object to look at. How clearly can we imprint new ideas or thoughts in the minds of students through objects. It is not what we hear, but what we see that takes shape in our mind. You have to have attention, and what better way to get it than to present an object in front of the students? Attention is the stuff of which memory is made. Memory can be called the muscle of the mind, it develops through exercise; the more appropriate the exercise, the better the result, and, rest assured, if the teachers have the necessary tools to work with, the classroom exercise will be both interesting and profitable. Mary A. Camp.

The Parkersburg Weekly State Newspaper

September 29, 1881

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Bob Enoch is president of the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society. If you have any comments or questions about Look Back articles, please contact him at: roberteenoch@gmail.com, or by mail at WCHPS, PO Box 565, Parkersburg, WV 26102.




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Media Advisory – Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 https://preservethenati.org/media-advisory-senate-environmental-resources-and-energy-committee-meeting-scheduled-for-wednesday-september-7/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 04:22:09 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/media-advisory-senate-environmental-resources-and-energy-committee-meeting-scheduled-for-wednesday-september-7/ HARRISBURG – The Senate Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy will meet on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. consider sending a letter of disapproval to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission regarding a pending regulation on manganese levels in waterways. “This onerous rule goes beyond any known standard for handling manganese, a naturally occurring substance […]]]>

HARRISBURG – The Senate Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy will meet on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. consider sending a letter of disapproval to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission regarding a pending regulation on manganese levels in waterways.

“This onerous rule goes beyond any known standard for handling manganese, a naturally occurring substance that even the federal government does not consider toxic,” said Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23). “Coupled with the absurdly low limit the state wants to set, this rule only serves to punish mining operations and industrial sites, while giving itself and environmental groups a free pass.

The Environmental Quality Board voted 16 to 3 last month in favor of a regulation that would limit the amount of manganese released into streams and waterways to 0.3 mg/L, well below any existing limit imposed mining, coal and industrial operators. Even the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) itself is nowhere near meeting this standard in more than three quarters of the reclaimed sites it oversees.

“No other state in this country has established a toxicity standard for manganese, let alone a standard that DEP only applies to industry but does not hold, nor do environmental groups and conservation that also manage water pollution to the same standard,” Yaw said. “This is yet another example of the DEP’s politically motivated attacks on the industry, aided and abetted by an administration that routinely underrepresents the true impact of these regulatory regimes.”

The meeting will take place in room 461 of the main Capitol building and will be broadcast live on PASenateGOP.com.

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Anthony Albanese promises ‘orderly’ reduction in resource sector emissions | Greenhouse gas emissions https://preservethenati.org/anthony-albanese-promises-orderly-reduction-in-resource-sector-emissions-greenhouse-gas-emissions/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 23:35:00 +0000 https://preservethenati.org/anthony-albanese-promises-orderly-reduction-in-resource-sector-emissions-greenhouse-gas-emissions/ Anthony Albanese has promised to work with the resources sector to “reduce emissions in a predictable and orderly way” as Labor comes under increased pressure from the Greens to ban emissions-intensive projects. Albanese made the comment at the parliamentary mining industry dinner on Monday, suggesting that the ‘cooperation and dialogue’ achieved by Labor at the […]]]>

Anthony Albanese has promised to work with the resources sector to “reduce emissions in a predictable and orderly way” as Labor comes under increased pressure from the Greens to ban emissions-intensive projects.

Albanese made the comment at the parliamentary mining industry dinner on Monday, suggesting that the ‘cooperation and dialogue’ achieved by Labor at the two-day jobs and skills summit ‘should be the rule’ and not a “48-hour exception”.

The Greens introduced new ‘climate trigger’ laws to parliament on Monday that would ban emissions-intensive projects, as the government faces calls to also toughen its bill for a reduction target. 43% emissions in the Senate.

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What is a climate trigger?

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There have been calls for a ‘climate trigger’ to be added to Australia’s national environmental laws.

Simply put, it would require the federal Minister of the Environment to consider the impact a major development would have on the climate when deciding whether it can go ahead.

It is currently not required under Australia’s national environmental laws, the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Bill (EPBC).

This means that the minister does not have to consider greenhouse gas emissions when evaluating, for example, a new mining project or an agricultural expansion that involves large-scale land clearing.

A climate trigger consistent with the goals of the landmark Paris climate agreement could result in emissions-intensive developments being blocked or having to meet strict conditions to limit their impact on the climate.

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Albanese said Australia could be “a renewable energy superpower” and that “Australian metals and minerals will make this possible”.

Albanese described Australia as “the pre-eminent resource jurisdiction – the leading exporter of iron ore, lithium, LNG and metallurgical coal.

“I want to emphasize that our government will continue to work with your companies to reduce emissions in a predictable and orderly way, supporting the energy transition with certainty.

“Likewise, Australia will continue to be a reliable and stable supplier of energy and resources to our major trading partners.”

Earlier on Monday, the Greens tabled a proposed amendment to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act to stop new projects that would emit more than 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and force the government to assess the climate effect of developments that would produce more than 25,000 tonnes. .

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Greens Senator and environment spokeswoman Sarah Hanson-Young said her bill will “plug a huge loophole” in Australia’s environmental laws. Photography: Mick Tsikas/AAP

It would also make it an offense for an individual or company to take any action that has a significant effect on emissions, with civil or criminal penalties of up to seven years in prison for an individual or a fine of more than $10 million. . for a company.

Greens spokeswoman for the environment Sarah Hanson-Young said the Climate Trigger Bill would “plug a huge loophole” in Australian environmental laws and flagged the issue as the next point of discussion. flash in negotiations with the government on its climate programme.

“The climate wars won’t end this week with the passage of the Labor Climate Bill as long as they continue to approve new coal and gas,” she said.

“It’s crazy that in the midst of this climate crisis and environmental collapse, a new mine or development can get environmental approval without any consideration of pollution or climate damage.”

The Greens received a boost from unlikely quarters on Monday with Fortescue leader Andrew Forrest backing the call for a ban on new fossil fuel projects, saying it was the “responsible thing to do”.

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the government was acting on the climate crisis by legislating higher emissions reduction targets and pledged to reform national environmental laws as well. She said it would respond to Graeme Samuel’s review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) by the end of the year.

“As part of this process, we will look at various ways to improve our environmental laws to ensure they protect our environment and streamline decision-making. It means looking at a range of options carefully and in a consultative way,” she said.

Hanson-Young said it was hard to see how the Greens could support environmental reforms if they “allowed the minister to continue to ignore emissions when granting approvals for major projects”.

The bill’s introduction comes as the government has been pushed to do more on its climate legislation that was introduced in the Senate this week, with independent senators David Pocock and Jacqui Lambie proposing amendments they say will would improve transparency.

Pocock said he was disappointed with the government’s response, calling it “lukewarm”, but he had a “constructive and positive” meeting with climate change minister Chris Bowen.

“We both want to be constructive…our proposed amendment is really sensible and sensible and actually strengthens the bill,” Pocock said.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he was happy to consider “serious proposals to improve the legislation”.

“I think we showed that when the legislation was before the House of Representatives and a series of amendments were passed,” he said. “I think the legislation is good legislation and deserves support in the Senate.”

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