Thursday, July 31, 2008

Isla Earth

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Purdue.edu

More Sustainability Research

Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability

(PICES): www.purdue.edu/pices/

Purdue Climate Change Research Center(PCCRC): www.purdue.edu/climate/

Energy Center at Discovery Park: www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/energy/

Center for the Environmental(C4E): www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/environment/

LORRE Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering:
http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~lorre/16/overview/index.shtml

Global Sustainable Industrial Systems(GSIS): https://engineering.purdue/edu/Engr/Research/Initiatives/GSIS/

Tidbit: do you know that the 11th President of Purdue University, Dr. France Cordova, is the sister of a former classmate of mine in Statistics II at Purdue in second semester of 1976-1977 school year.

He was one of 3 classmates, the others are a Taiwanese, an American Risk Assessment Section Chief now at Notre Dame U, and I. I got A+ in that class and they also all got A.

He was older than France. France and I talked on the phone. I donated to the President's Fund as an alumna of Purdue. Also the School of Health Sciences.

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Thursday July 31, 2008

Rose (Rosa x)
Q&A: Residual Pesticides Harmful To Beneficial Insects?
Q&A: Deformed Summer Squash
Tip: Cover Crop with Buckwheat
News on the Presidential Race
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Q&A: Residual Pesticides Harmful To Beneficial Insects?

Question: Last year I sprayed my garden with insecticides to rid it of a very bad white fly infestation. This year I would like to tackle the problem with beneficial insects. Will the pesticides I used last year harm the good insects I bring into my garden this year?

Answer: It can be quite rewarding to see ladybeetles, praying mantis, and lacewings in the garden, munching on pest insects. If there is pesticide residue it could be a problem. But over time, if you refrain from spraying insecticides, the beneficial insects will arrive on their own to consume the pests. Whiteflies can be tackled with strong blasts of water from the hose on a daily basis, or with a soapy water spray, which is less toxic to other insects. Also, be aware that there must be pests for the beneficials to consume when you release them, or they will go elsewhere, which is sometimes disappointing to gardeners.

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Q&A: Deformed Summer Squash

Question: Ours and our neighbor's summer squash have gnarled and lumpy blossom ends. What is wrong?

Answer: A few possibilities come to mind. If the baby squash are just emerging, it could be that the female blossoms weren't pollinated. This sometimes happens early in the season, before the male blossoms appear. It can also happen during cool spells when pollinators are less active.

However, it could be a fungal or bacterial disease. The wet scar formed when the flower detaches from the fruit is a prime site for infection if conditions are right. Cultural techniques like not overwatering, using a drip watering system rather than constant overhead sprinkling (wet plants create a perfect environment for disease), and growing vines on a trellis to improve air circulation all will help significantly. Mulching with a layer of dry organic material such as straw can help reduce the problem somewhat but is not a 100% solution. Try these cultural practices and see if there's improvement.

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Tip: Cover Crop with Buckwheat

Bridge the gap between early crops and later plantings by planting a soil-improving cover crop of buckwheat. Buckwheat germinates and grows quickly in warm soil, maturing within 40 days. Cut and till it under just before flowering.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Home Office Safety
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Home Office Safety

Akhil Shahani
While working from a home office presents several advantages, it also entails many concerns that are not faced by people working in a traditional workplace setting. One of the major issues is ensuring safety for you, your employees and clients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, workplaces with less than 10 employees experience a disproportionate number of work-related deaths. And home-based businesses top that list. We've put together a checklist of the most common home office hazards. Use the following guide on home office safety to learn how to protect yourself, your people and your business:

- Walk areas: Falls are one of the most common causes of home accidents. So take steps to ensure that it doesn't happen. Keep floor surfaces level and dry; carpets need to be well secured to the floor to avoid tripping. Do not have electrical or telephone cords in walkways. Stairs with four or more steps should be equipped with handrails.

- Fire hazards: Fire is one of the greatest potential dangers in a home office. Keep combustible materials to a minimum and dispose of trash promptly. Install a working smoke detector and fire extinguisher at your workspace. Plan a fire escape route and keep all fire exits free and clear of any obstacles. Have regularly scheduled fire drills.

- Electrical outlets: Have a qualified electrician check your electrical circuits and install additional outlets. All circuit breakers or fuse panels should be labeled and accessible. Make sure your electrical components have sufficient ventilation. Home office safety is greatly enhanced when electrical plugs, cords, panels and receptacles are maintained in good condition. Computer equipment should be connected to a surge protector. Phone lines, electrical cords and extension wires should be secured under a desk or alongside a baseboard.

- Air quality: Poor air quality in the home office can cause or exacerbate a number of respiratory ailments. To avoid this, work in a well-ventilated area. Use fans to increase air circulation. Ban smoking within the office. Properly handle office chemicals and store them in a safe and secure storage area. Install a carbon monoxide detector.

- Computer set up: Workstations should be arranged in such a way that they are comfortable and do not cause unnecessary strain on the back, arms or neck. Computers should be placed either on a desk of standard height or in a workstation specifically designed for their use. A computer chair with good back and arm support and position should be used and the keyboard should be placed directly in front you at approximately elbow height.

- Child safety: If you have young children and expect them to spend any time in your home office, it is imperative that you "childproof" your working space. Keep all sharp office implements away and out of reach of small children. Cover unused sockets with plastic covers. Use a surge protector with an on-off switch that can easily turn off the source of power. Consider keeping your children out of the work areas in the larger interest of home office safety.

- Other common practices: Do not store any item on top of tall cabinets or other furniture. Limit storage to designated areas. Do not locate file cabinets near entrances or heavily-walked through areas where open drawers can become a hazard. Do not open more than one file drawer at a time as this can cause the cabinet to tip over. Unless in use, store common office equipment like scissors, letter openers and staplers safely in a drawer or other secure location. Chairs and office furnishings should be structurally sound so that their usage does not cause injury.

You should have an adequately stocked first aid kit and be ready to seek medical treatment, if necessary. Home office safety and the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses should be one of the top priorities on your list when running a business from your house.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

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Next on NOVA scienceNOW
With Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Wednesday, July 23 at 9 p.m.
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Host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the wonderful world of leeches,
searches for intelligent alien life with SETI, examines a
breakthrough that could allow for embryonic stem-cell research
without the embryo, and goes deep-sea diving with
marine-bioluminescence specialist Edith Widder.

Leeches
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A century after falling out of favor among doctors, medicinal
leeches are back in hospitals, sucking away on patients' wounds.

The Search for ET
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Astronomers have their radio telescopes tuned to receive signals
from alien worlds, but is anybody out there?

Stem Cells Breakthrough
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0305/03.html
Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle -- creating
stem cells without the use of human embryos.

Profile: Edith Widder
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0305/04.html
Meet a marine biologist and explorer who has engineered new ways
to spy on deep-sea creatures.

The journey continues on the NOVA scienceNOW Web site. Watch the
entire hour-long episode online starting July 24. E-mail scientists
from the broadcast with your questions, try your hand at calculating
how many intelligent civilizations might be in our galaxy, find
articles on stem-cell research, check out bizarre ocean creatures
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