Tag: 夜上海论坛BX

first_imgAccording to the Bursar of Mansfield College, whose remarks are published on the Veggie Norrington Table website, “The head chef is fully trained in vegetarian cooking, having been on several specialist courses. All other chefs have then been trained to prepare vegetarian meals using the experience of the head chef.” The Oxford Student Union, which has played a key role in shaping this Strategy, is also part of the Sustainability Working Group of the Conference of Colleges. They call on colleges to ensure that their practices are as sustainable as possible, while supporting Environment and Ethics reps in pushing for sustainability in food systems in their colleges through ongoing training and the sharing of best practices. What we eat, how much we eat, how much is wasted, and how food is produced need to change drastically by 2050, if we want to limit the increase in global temperatures to 1.5°C or 2°C above pre-industrial levels.  According to an Oxford-led study published in the journal Science, even if the world significantly reduces its reliance on fossil fuels, it will still be unable to meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals if the global food system is not transformed as well. Students can find more information and sign up for the Oxford SU Planet Pledge here. Staff and students can visit this website to provide feedback on the University’s draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Students can also get involved directly in tackling the climate crisis. As part of Oxford SU’s Planet Pledge 2020, students can pledge to do one thing that contributes towards sustainable living. Ben Farmer, VP Charities and Community of Oxford SU, said: “Plant-based diets form just one part of sustainable living, and as part of Planet Pledge, students have got a fun chance to have a go at making a sustainable change that they feel comfortable with.” Some colleges have been taking the lead in offering plant-based food options. Based on votes from over 250 students, staff and faculty within the University, Mansfield College was voted the best college for vegetarian and vegan food. As a result, it ranked first in the 2019 Veggie Norrington Table, published by the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society. Notably, Mansfield had also come out on top in the 2016 ranking.  Reducing the carbon emissions and biodiversity impact of the University’s food system is one of the nine priority areas of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy. The Strategy has the ultimate goal of achieving net zero carbon by 2035 and addressing the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.  “The good news is, there are many achievable ways rapidly to reduce food emissions if they are acted on quickly. These include both raising crop yields and reducing food loss and waste, but the most important is for individuals to shift towards predominantly plant-based diets,” said Dr Michael Clark of The Oxford Martin School and Nuffield Department of Population Health, who is the lead author on the paper.last_img read more

first_imgSteven C. Wofsy, the Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been awarded the 2012 Roger Revelle Medal by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The Revelle medal is awarded annually to an individual who has contributed in an outstanding manner to the understanding of Earth’s climate systems.Wofsy, who has been at Harvard since 1973, focuses on the long-term measurement of atmospheric processes and composition. His studies include observations on carbon exchange, deposition of pollutants, and other atmospheric phenomena over long periods of time to investigate patterns not readily apparent in short-term data. Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_imgHouston-based oil and gas company Talos Energy has made what it claims to be a world class, historic oil discovery of more than a billion barrels, offshore Mexico. The discovery was made at the Zama-1 exploration well in Block 7, operated by Talos which holds a 35% participation interest, with Premier Oil and Sierra Oil & Gas as its partners with 25% and 40% participation interests, respectively.The Zama-1 well is the first offshore exploration well drilled by the private sector in Mexico’s history.According to Premier’s statement on Wednesday, preliminary analysis indicates initial gross original oil in place estimates for the Zama-1 well are in excess of 1 billion barrels, which could extend into a neighboring block; a contiguous gross oil bearing interval of over 335 meters (1,100 feet), with up to 200 meters (650 feet) of net oil bearing reservoir in Upper Miocene sandstones with no water contact; and initial tests of hydrocarbon samples recovered to the surface contain light oil, with API gravities between 28° and 30° and some associated gas.The well spudded on May 21, 2017, utilizing the Ensco 8503, a moored floating drilling rig. Located in 166 meters (546 feet) of water and approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) offshore Dos Bocas, it has reached an initial shallow target depth of 3,383 meters (11,100 feet). The operator is currently setting a liner to protect the discovered reservoirs, prior to drilling deeper exploratory objectives to a total vertical depth of approximately 4,200 meters (14,000 feet).Tim Duncan, Talos President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is both a historic and significant discovery, and we could not be more proud of the highly skilled personnel from Mexico and the US who have been working together in a safe and efficient manner to make it a reality.”Duncan also added: “We are eager to begin appraising this discovery and drilling more unique opportunities. The future is bright for offshore Mexico for years to come.”Tony Durrant, Premier Oil Chief Executive, commented: “We have encountered a very substantial oil bearing interval which indicates over 1 billion barrels of oil in place, a commercial standalone development which adds materially to Premier’s portfolio of assets worldwide. It is particularly pleasing that our strategy of focusing our exploration portfolio on high impact opportunities in proven but under-drilled basins has led to this world class discovery with our first well in Mexico.“The oil discovered in the Zama-1 well is an extremely important event for Premier, the joint venture and for Mexico and we look forward to working with the Government and our partners to realizeu the full potential of this exciting discovery.”last_img read more

first_imgPolice believe the suspect was in this car at the Aurora Walmart on April 24.Police are releasing more information about a woman that schemed a cashier at the Aurora Walmart on April 24.Aurora Police Chief Josh Daugherty said the woman may be responsible for multiple offenses at other retailers in the tri-state area.Surveillance images from the Aurora Walmart reveal the woman was wearing a ball cap with a “UK” logo on the front. Police also obtained a photograph of the vehicle that she appeared to be in.The suspect is wanted for stealing $3,000 worth of merchandise and debit cards from the store.Anyone with information is urged to contact the Aurora Police Department.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt’s not everyday that an 8th grader gets the opportunity to travel out of the country. One student in particular, from Thunder Bay Junior High, has been invited to Europe for her amazing vocal talent.14-year-old Brianna Mucciante has been singing since she came out of the womb. Although singing in front of an audience frightens most people, Brianna says it’s her comfort zone.“I feel comfortable singing and it’s kind of like everyone has their thing. Their thing that they do that’s important to them and singing is my thing,” said Mucciante.After auditioning for the Blue Lake Fine Arts program, Brianna made it into the chamber choir. To her surprise, she was also invited to be apart of the international choir- which will travel to Europe this summer.The trip is an expensive one, costing $10,000, but it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity“I think that it’s a once in a lifetime thing and I’m really honored that I was chosen and I want to make everyone proud,” said Mucciante. To help send Brianna to Europe, you can make a donation of any amount to her go fund me page at www.gofundme.com/p/j3xy or contact Diane Mucciante at 989–464–8659.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 8th Grader, alpena, Blue Lake Fine Arts, Europe, LocalContinue ReadingPrevious National Pet Day: King Connor Joins WBKB NewsNext Fitness Friday: How Weight Training Helps the Entire Bodylast_img read more