Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center today
announced the first of its client product launches. Network Blackbox, founded at Knapp Center just last year, is introducing a network-attached storage device that automatically and intelligently stores data for up to 100 workstations. The device stands to address the estimated $18.2 billion annual cost of data loss in U.S. businesses.
Who would guess that changing pest management practices in carrots could reduce ozone in the San Joaquin Valley? That's because fumigation is used to control nematodes and diseases that commonly plague carrots.
A broad coalition of public employees, rural property owners and conservation groups challenged the Bush administration in federal court on August 14 for failing to protect private property, conservation lands and endangered wildlife from off-road vehicles across 7.1 million acres of the California Desert Conservation Area.
Electricity demand in Ontario peaked last week at an all-time high of over 27,005 megawatts, prompting calls for greater energy conservation. Increased energy efficiency standards and incentives for renewable energy are some of the longer term measures being considered to establish more of a balance between the provinceâ€™s energy demand and consumption.
Dr. Jane Goodall spent time on the Island last
week with environmental scientists, planners, local businesses, and teachers to talk about how to face challenges on the Vineyard. At a historical gathering at the home of Martha Shaw on Farm Pond in Oak Bluffs, Dr. Goodall gave local leaders from the MV Commission, Vineyard Conservation Society, Water Alliance, Sheriffs Meadow,Land Bank, Great Pond, OB Shellfish, Farm Institute, Wampanoag Tribe, Friends of Farm Pond, Felix Neck Sanctuary, Mass Audubon, grocers, and farmers—plenty of reasons for hope by finding common ground.
The Protect Wild Dolphins specialty license plate program has just awarded $302,000 in grants to four dolphin research, information and awareness programs in the State. Funds will support important work to locate and identify dolphins using acoustic detection devices; develop a code of conduct for dolphin tour operators; a public service announcement that will convey that it is both illegal and dangerous to feed marine mammals; and an investigation of the impacts to dolphins and their environment from recent hurricanes and episodes of red tide.
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