Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped - BBC News
EM fungi, mostly present in temperate and boreal systems, help lock up more carbon from the atmosphere. They are more vulnerable to climate change.

AM fungi, more dominant in the tropics, promote fast carbon cycling.

According to the research, 60% of trees are connected to EM fungi, but, as temperatures rise, these fungi - and their associated tree species - will decline and be replaced by AM fungi.

"The types of fungi that support huge carbon stores in the soil are being lost and are being replaced by the ones that spew out carbon in to the atmosphere."
5 days ago
Glossary | Ocean Tipping Points
•State Variables vs. Parameters: Ecosystem attributes are defined state variables and parameters that primarily constitute the ecosystem of interest (Suding & Hobbs 2009). Variables are quantities that change “quickly” in response to feedback from model dynamics – they are involved in or sensitive to internal feedbacks of the system; parameters are quantities that are either independent of, or subject only to very slow feedback from state variables within the model (Beisner et al. 2003); they are often external to the system. For example, if fishing is applied with constant effort, it is subject to feedback from the system (catch goes down when fish are scarce) and can be considered a variable like other predator-prey processes. However, when technology enhances fishing effort and keeps catch high despite fish stock depletion, fishing is better viewed as a parameter external to the system (modified from Beisner et al. 2003). Another way that variables and parameters have been contrasted in the literature is that variables of a system are measurable ecosystem state characteristics (e.g. population density) while parameters are the drivers of these state variables (e.g. birth/death rates, migration, etc.) (Beisner et al. 2003). Changes in either variables or parameters can lead to regime shifts (Fig. 4).
resilience  regimeshift 
7 days ago
Radicalisation of Existence and Identity
Recognizing the global emergence and influence of daimonic dynamics
renethom  identity 
7 days ago
Salvador Dalí and science. Beyond a mere curiosity | Download documents | Fundació Gala - Salvador Dalí
From the 1980s and through to the end of his life, Dalí focused his attention on the catastrophe theory of René Thom. This is shown by his works Treatise of Catastropheiform Writing, 1982 (29 handwritten pages); Topological Abduction of Europe. Homage to René Thom, 1983, and Untitled. "Queue d'aronde" and Cellos (Catastrophes Series) dating from the same year.
7 days ago
How A British Town Looked Local to Save Its Economy - The Atlantic
Here in Preston, in northern England, local officials are trying something different: The authorities are prioritizing their public spending on businesses based and run here and encouraging the creation of worker-owned co-operatives. It is an effort—already under way in places as disparate as Ohio and Spain—that aims not just to limit the fallout of the funding cuts, but also, its proponents argue, to reshape how business is done.
7 days ago
The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener on Communication, Control, and the Morality of Our Machines – Brain Pickings
If we wish to use the word “life” to cover all phenomena which locally swim upstream against the current of increasing entropy, we are at liberty to do so. However, we shall then include many astronomical phenomena which have only the shadiest resemblance to life as we ordinarily know it. It is in my opinion, therefore, best to avoid all question-begging epithets such as “life,” “soul,” “vitalism,” and the like, and say merely in connection with machines that there is no reason why they may not resemble human beings in representing pockets of decreasing entropy in a framework in which the large entropy tends to increase.
cybernetics  thermodynamics  progress 
8 days ago
Home - Enbala
Enbala’s award-winning technology goes far beyond load control, demand response and auto-DR. It raises the bar to a whole new level, with features like closed-loop real-time optimization of DERs and bi-directional wholesale transactions to add and subtract power at precisely the right time and place that it’s needed – or not needed.
electricity  utilities 
8 days ago
School Retool
School Retool is a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders like you redesign your school culture using small, scrappy experiments called “hacks.” Hacks may start small, but they're built on research-based practices that lead to Deeper Learning, and can create the kind of big change you aspire to—namely, preparing your students for life in the real world.
8 days ago
Ascent Funding - Fair & Affordable Business Loans and Advisory Services, Portland, OR
To create financial equity and jobs in the Portland area through lending and business guidance to minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, and low income business communities.
funding  portland 
8 days ago
Otter Fans Float Plan To Return Sea Otters To The Oregon Coast . News | OPB
“The notion of full-scale reintroduction of otters makes me feel very apprehensive because we don’t know how that will affect commercial fisheries,” said Newport crabber Bob Eder.

Eder said he is mindful that sea otters have remarkable charisma. But they’re also known for their big appetites and a diet that includes Dungeness crab.
9 days ago
Money, Ethics, Art: Can Museums Police Themselves? - The New York Times
In the present American political climate, with nationalism and racist, ethnic, and xenophobic violence at high tide, neutrality is not an option for institutions that have ethical imperatives, represented by art, built into their DNA.

We need these institutions, which include our art museums, to be proactive alternative environments, in which standardized power hierarchies are dissolved, a poly-cultural range of voices speak, the history of art is truthfully told, and truth itself is understood as an always-developing story.
9 days ago
Alabama Chanin: A Cottage Industry Success Story - Etsy Journal
Over the past decade, clothing line Alabama Chanin has grown into a multifaceted enterprise. Started by artist Natalie Chanin, the company has embraced a committment to cottage industry by employing local seamstresses, paid a living wage, in Alabama communities ravaged by unemployment.
10 days ago
Renewed Apparel - The Renewal Workshop
Renewed Apparel is an entirely new category of apparel. It is made from garments specifically selected from a larger pool of unsellable inventory. Everything goes through a six step process to become certified RENEWED.

Cascade Locks, Oregon
10 days ago
The Art of Recology - Recology
Founded in San Francisco in 1990, Recology AIR Programs now operate in four cities: San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Astoria. GLEAN in Portland is a collaboration between Recology, crackedpots, an environmental arts organization, and Metro, the regional government that manages the Portland metropolitan area’s garbage and recycling system. In Astoria, the Coastal Oregon Artist Residency (COAR), is a collaboration between Recology and Astoria Visual Arts.
recycling  art 
10 days ago
Home | Calibrum

Overcome challenges to gaining consensus and getting stakeholder buy-in
future  delphi 
10 days ago
Futures Research Methodology - CD-ROM
Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0
Editors: Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0 is the largest, most comprehensive collection of internationally peer-reviewed handbook on methods and tools to explore future possibilities ever assembled in one resource.
11 days ago
Objecting to experiments that compare two unobjectionable policies or treatments | PNAS
We find robust evidence—across 16 studies of 5,873 participants from three populations spanning nine domains—that people often approve of untested policies or treatments (A or B) being universally implemented but disapprove of randomized experiments (A/B tests) to determine which of those policies or treatments is superior. This effect persists even when there is no reason to prefer A to B and even when recipients are treated unequally and randomly in all conditions (A, B, and A/B). This experimentation aversion may be an important barrier to evidence-based practice.
12 days ago
Numina | Real-time insights from streets - Intelligence without surveillance
Numina is a deploy-anywhere sensor solution that gives cities unprecedented traffic data.
mobility  sensors 
12 days ago
Transportation Fairness Portland
The Gig Economy and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft are rapidly changing our economy and workforce.
mobility  unions 
12 days ago
The One Weird Trick to Solving Climate Change – Stacey Randecker Bartlett – Medium
The Solution is the Travelometer — A vehicle system that measures the utilization of the vehicle. Utilization variables tracked would map to key policy-oriented criteria, fees can then be calculated and a connection made for remittance. So Local/Regional/State/Federal policies can be implemented to affect the change they wish to see for their area and charges assessed and collected accordingly. Potential variables would include:

VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled)
vehicle capacity
vehicle occupancy
source of fuel
local status/congestion
area population density
13 days ago
ClearRoad enables governments to capture revenue for road infrastructure in a connected world

With road usage pricing we can finance new roads and bridges, shorten commutes, and fund our public transit systems. Charging drivers for their actual usage of the road is the fair and sustainable path to funding our roads
13 days ago
GitHub MDS
A data standard and API specification for mobility as a service providers, such as Dockless Bikeshare, E-Scooters, and Shared Ride providers who work within the public right of way.

Inspired by GTFS and GBFS. Specifically, the goals of the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) are to provide API and data standards for municipalities to help ingest, compare and analyze mobility as a service provider data.

The specification is a way to implement realtime data sharing, measurement and regulation for municipalities and mobility as a service providers. It is meant to ensure that governments have the ability to enforce, evaluate and manage providers.
13 days ago
We're in the business of urban change management.

We facilitate and help create positive, sustainable change for people and the economy – fast. We equip leaders with the understanding of new business models and cutting edge solutions, alongside policy frameworks and approaches that cities can use to leverage current and new technology.
cities  mobility 
13 days ago
National Association of City Transportation Officials | National Association of City Transportation Officials
NACTO’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life.
13 days ago
Via | Smarter shared rides - Download the app now!
Book a ride and in under a second our algorithms match you with a vehicle going your way. Via makes sharing with other members seamless and is nearly as fast as a taxi.
13 days ago
Bringing breaching to the table | Northwest | lmtribune.com
Congressman Mike Simpson says he’s determined to see fish runs recovered in his lifetime

By ERIC BARKER of the Tribune Apr 24, 2019
14 days ago
Why Get Wireless EV Charging? | Plugless
Plugless uses inductive charging technology to eliminate the need to plug in your EV.

Two aligned magnetic coils send power to your EV over an air gap between your vehicle and the included Wireless Charging Station.
15 days ago
KIA Joins With Amazon To Make Home EV Charging Easy | CleanTechnica
According to Engadget, KIA buyers can now choose an at-home charging station and then schedule an installation with a licensed local electrician through Amazon Home Services. That convenience is just what the doctor ordered for those who might be on the fence about purchasing an electric car. One call does it all. No soliciting bids from several contractors, no applying for building permits from local authorities. Buy the car, call Amazon, done.
15 days ago
Sunrise Movement
In 2018, young Sunrise leaders put the Green New Deal on the map and permanently changed the conversation on climate policy in this country.
16 days ago
Bun Bo Hue Restaurant
7002 Southeast 82nd Avenue
food  portland 
16 days ago
NW Public Affairs, LLC
We help clients turn ideas and concepts into sound legislation. We have a proven track record of bringing about positive policy changes in Salem.
portland  consulting 
16 days ago
Carolla White Paper: Delphi Technique
Prioritization Process Using Delphi Technique
White Paper
Alan Cline
Carolla Development
16 days ago
Part 4 the of UN IPCC AR4 Climate Report Published: Synthesis or Synthetic? - Jennifer Marohasy
None of these comments question the rise in CO2, changes in earth’s temperature, effects of CO2 on climate, or northern hemisphere warming trends. This was written in an attempt to understand the unusual terminology used in the SPM and to share the apparent explanation for that terminology. It’s based on expert judgment, created from a Delphi Method-like panel. Hopefully later IPCC reports will provide clarity on how the estimates were reached and the justifications for the qualitative selection of probabilities and confidence levels. The important point is that the confidence levels are personal judgments (a.k.a. gut level impressions) and not scientifically derived.
climate  future 
16 days ago
Electric Bus | Zero-Emission Bus | EV Bus
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric buses that reduce fleet operating costs and eliminate dependency on fossil-fuels.
18 days ago
Confluence - Team Collaboration Software | Atlassian
Create, collaborate, and keep all your work in one place

Unlike document and file-sharing tools, Confluence is open and accessible, helping your
team, and your company do their best work together
18 days ago
Saidiya Hartman - Wikipedia
Hartman also theorizes the "afterlife of slavery"[9] in Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. The "afterlife of slavery" can be characterized by the enduring presence of slavery's racialized violence still present in contemporary society.
words  people  racism 
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