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Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2023/09/17 - 11:47am
Ecclesiastes 9:10
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Environmentalists want to protect a rare 'ghost' orchid as an endangered species

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/09/17 - 4:54am

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit because they want the federal government to list a rare orchid, found mainly in Florida, as an endangered species.

Categories: Environment

Poison ivy is poised to be one of the big winners of a warming world

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2023/09/17 - 2:00am

Rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels give the toxic vine the oomph it needs to grow earlier, bigger and itchier, scientists say.

(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Categories: Environment

A little arm action...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2023/09/16 - 6:08pm
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California's lawsuit says oil giants downplayed climate change. Here's what to know

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2023/09/16 - 12:08pm

California accuses oil companies of misleading the public on the dangers of fossil fuels for decades. The state demands they help fund recovery efforts after climate change-fueled disasters.

(Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

Breathing life into Zoltar...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2023/09/15 - 4:02pm
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Preparing homes for wildfires is big business that's only getting started

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2023/09/15 - 2:00am

Climate change, technological leaps, panicked insurers, the shifting sense of responsibility: All are powering the still-nascent, but fast-growing industry of preparing homes for wildfires.

(Image credit: Liz Baker/NPR)

Categories: Environment

12 hours of printing...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2023/09/14 - 6:08pm


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Exxon minimized climate change internally after conceding that fossil fuels cause it

NPR News - Environment - Thu, 2023/09/14 - 1:53pm

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that as recently as 2016, Exxon executives were privately pushing back on the idea that humans need to cut their use of oil and gas to limit global warming.

(Image credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Categories: Environment


The Field Lab - Wed, 2023/09/13 - 4:10pm

Lots of parts to print...85,94,68, .15",B

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Most of the 177 environmental activists killed last year were in Latin America

NPR News - Environment - Wed, 2023/09/13 - 2:08pm

Global Witness says 177 environmental activists were killed in 2022, and the majority were murdered in Latin America.

Categories: Environment

a tuesday...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2023/09/12 - 4:30pm


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Homeowners in Vermont weigh whether to repair or take a buyout after floods

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/12 - 2:15pm

After summer storms flooded many Vermont communities, homeowners are deciding whether to repair their buildings or accept a buyout.

Categories: Environment

They logged on to watch the famous fat brown bears. They saved a hiker's life instead

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2023/09/12 - 6:48am

Viewers of the Katmai National Park bear cameras caught more excitement than they may have hoped for last Tuesday when a hiker wandered into view, mouthing the words "help me."

(Image credit: Screenshot by NPR/Explore.org)

Categories: Environment

Meerkat at TFL?

The Field Lab - Mon, 2023/09/11 - 4:15pm
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The Field Lab - Sun, 2023/09/10 - 4:39pm

 Psalms 15:1 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. 4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.  

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Movement programming - Part A

The Field Lab - Sat, 2023/09/09 - 3:48pm
Got delivery on Friday of more Arduino Nano microcontrollers so I could try this out.  Amazed once again that this actually worked as advertised when I wired everything up and ran the code.  The only problem with this method is the programming only runs while the microcontroller is powered.  It is lost when powered off.  Another controller that is a bit more robust and some metal gear servos coming next Friday for the robotic arm project.  Until then I will try to figure out something clever to do with what I have.  99,103,65,0,B
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The world is still falling short on limiting climate change, according to U.N. report

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2023/09/09 - 3:00am

The outlook for climate change is better now than a few years ago, but countries have a long way to go to avoid dangerous climate impacts, according to a new report.

(Image credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

Robotic arm...

The Field Lab - Fri, 2023/09/08 - 4:33pm

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A traffic jam in the drought-stricken Panama Canal may affect global supply chains

NPR News - Environment - Fri, 2023/09/08 - 2:41pm

A drought is causing a slowdown in shipping traffic at the Panama Canal. It's introducing new problems for the global supply chain.

Categories: Environment
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