Environmental science – Eco Label Tourism http://eco-label-tourism.com/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:59:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eco-label-tourism.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-23-120x120.png Environmental science – Eco Label Tourism http://eco-label-tourism.com/ 32 32 UTSA program targets future leaders in environmental science and ecology https://eco-label-tourism.com/utsa-program-targets-future-leaders-in-environmental-science-and-ecology/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:59:18 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/utsa-program-targets-future-leaders-in-environmental-science-and-ecology/ Dr Benjamin TuggleCreated in 2005 by Excelencia in Education, Examples of Excelencia is a national initiative that recognizes institutions and nonprofits that identify, aggregate, and promote evidence-based practices that improve Latinx student success in education. superior. The four entities recognized this year cover a diverse geographic area, but they share a mission to uplift their […]]]>

Dr Benjamin TuggleCreated in 2005 by Excelencia in Education, Examples of Excelencia is a national initiative that recognizes institutions and nonprofits that identify, aggregate, and promote evidence-based practices that improve Latinx student success in education. superior. The four entities recognized this year cover a diverse geographic area, but they share a mission to uplift their communities while creating a broader impact in terms of education and workforce. These entities fall into the following categories: associate level, bachelor’s level, graduate level, and community organization. Here is a profile of the institution recognized as an example of Excelencia at the graduate level: Master of Science in Environmental Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Master of Science in Environmental Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is part of the Tuggle Scholars program, which is dedicated to mentoring and training graduate students who aspire to become leaders in science environment and ecology.

Named for Dr. Benjamin Tuggle, former Deputy Director of Science Applications at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the program supports students through research, writing, and science communication activities that develop their communication skills and in presentation.

“Faculty and staff have observed many of the barriers that limit Latinx students and other students of color that may hinder their ability to pursue graduate programs,” says Dr. Janis Bush, professor and director of the department of integrative biology at UTSA.

“I would categorize our support into three pillars,” Bush said. “One is holistic mentoring where we are available to try to validate and promote a sense of belonging among students. Second, we try to have an inclusive curriculum and ensure that we have experiential learning opportunities to facilitate the development of their scientific identity. And the third is financial support to ease the burden of the degree cost.

Dr Janis BushDr Janis BushBush says that when the program began to take shape, she and other professors envisioned that in addition to receiving mentorship from faculty and other scientific researchers, students would serve as mentors for each other. . Wanting the program to have an identity, Bush reached out to Tuggle, hoping the students would see themselves in him a bit. He insisted that while the program carried his name, he wanted to be fully associated with it. Tuggle helped develop the curriculum and experiential learning activities and established a scholarship.

Tuggle says that while he held senior positions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he was baffled and frustrated by the lack of diversity in the boardroom when decisions were made on environmental issues and public lands. . Together with Bush, he wanted to give graduate students an edge over certain government agencies because of their experiences in the program and their demonstration of scientific ethics.

“We want to bring visibility not only to the fact that we’re trying to increase DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), but we’re also trying to shine a light on the University of Texas at San Antonio who have a modified curriculum to specifically handle these types of opportunities for their students,” says Tuggle. It sets up experience opportunities with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of Agriculture, United States Geological Survey and other agencies.

“These are the types of opportunities that I think when given to minority kids, especially STEM kids, the opportunity to be exposed to these careers, they will take off like a rocket if they know that there are careers they can pursue,” Tuggle says.

Another aspect of the Tuggle Scholars program is to include family, friends, and community. Although less frequent since the pandemic, there are social events. The goal for families is to understand the process and accept the rigorous path of higher education that the student undertakes.

Rather than the often-seen survival of the best-fit approach to STEM education, Bush says they’ve tried to build a culture that encourages students to meet where they are. Faculty met with experts—researchers who have studied underrepresented minorities in STEM—who guided faculty on effective mentorship.

“Now it’s a culture,” Bush says. “Holistic mentorship is supportive and it’s at all levels – it’s between peers, staff, faculty, and like-minded external collaborators.”

Science communication skills are also essential, especially in writing. Bush says it helps them complete a dissertation and build a scientific identity.

Rodriguez praised the program’s ability to bring employers and students together to work on pressing issues locally and nationally. “When they have these strong connections to employers, they see their graduates placed, and then their graduates are a connection to alumni and they become the supervisors and managers of these spaces,” she says.

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ARC Future Fellowship lacks funding for environmental science https://eco-label-tourism.com/arc-future-fellowship-lacks-funding-for-environmental-science/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:36:36 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/arc-future-fellowship-lacks-funding-for-environmental-science/ The Australian government has announcement the results of the 2022 grant under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship Scheme. The 100 new future fellows for 2022 will share $94 million in funding to conduct “research projects of national significance” over 4 years. But concerns have been expressed about the process because, although climate change […]]]>

The Australian government has announcement the results of the 2022 grant under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship Scheme. The 100 new future fellows for 2022 will share $94 million in funding to conduct “research projects of national significance” over 4 years.

But concerns have been expressed about the process because, although climate change is one of the Government science and research prioritiesonly one of the 100 ARC Future scholarships awarded was in environmental sciences.

Ms Judi Zielke PSM, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Research Council (ARC), welcomed the decision of Education Minister Jason Clare MP to provide $94 million in funding for future new scholars for 2022 .

“The ARC Future Fellowships program attracts and helps retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers as they undertake research in areas of national significance,” says Ms. Zielke.

“These new Future Fellowships are awarded to outstanding mid-career researchers, who will receive financial support over the next four years to undertake innovative research in many exciting areas, with many potential benefits for Australians.”

ARC Future Fellowships are competitive. There were 627 applications for funding this year, but only 16% were ultimately accepted.

Stephen Matchett in the independent online newsletter Campus Morning Mail said, “Women made up one-third of applicants, with a pass rate of 15.3%. Some 16.4% of the much larger group of men (415) received scholarships.

Among the successful candidates were:

  • A Macquarie University project that involves identifying the genetic basis of microbial plastic breakdown in the gut of caterpillars.
  • A project at the Australian National University is investigating aspects of quantum entanglement, where changing one quantum particle changes another, even a distant one.
  • A University of Adelaide project using state-of-the-art modeling to improve the assessment of the economic and social impacts of droughts in rural communities.
  • A Curtin University project investigating aspects of hybrid breeding in important crops such as wheat and barley.

A single environmental science grant has been awarded to Dr Vanessa Adams of the University of Tasmania, whose project aims to tackle the global problem of land degradation.

Professor Michael McCarthy, from the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne, says that of 510 Future Fellowships awarded over the past five years, only 12 have been in the field of environmental science.

“Environmental science is one of Australia’s premier disciplines. It is the area with the most performing universities “well above the global standard” according to the 2018 Research Excellence for Australiasaid McCarthy on her blog.

McCarthy plotted the number of ARC Future Fellowships awarded in different disciplines between 2018 and 2022, and says, “environmental sciences clearly stood out as an outlier.”

“12 future fellowships seem slim for a field of nationally important and world-leading research,” McCarthy says. “I can’t reconcile 21 world-class universities sharing just 12 future scholarships over a five-year period – something seems seriously wrong.”

McCarthy thinks it’s partly a matter of the general underfunding of research and development in Australia, both from government and the private sector.

“It’s been like this for more than a decade. Compared to other countries, Australia’s research funding (as a share of GDP) is low. If research funding were an Olympic sport, it would be considered a national embarrassment.

“So, first, more investment across all research disciplines is needed. There should be at least a doubling in the number of future scholarships to bring the program back to the original number when it was first developed,” recommends McCarthy.

Euan Ritchie, professor of ecology and wildlife conservation at Deakin University, Australia, agrees: “If you look at performance in terms of scientific excellence, environmental science should benefit from everything a bunch of funding, future scholarships and other support from ARC because it performs at an incredibly high level.


Read more: Cataloging the destruction: The climate and biodiversity crises are happening now, and the effects are measurable


Ritchie worked with Cosmos on our inaugural Australian Mammal of the Year project.

“We are hindered. We don’t have the funding to do the vital work we need to do. We are facing two existential crises that environmental scientists like me and others are really well equipped to help solve,” Ritchie says.

These are the climate change and crises of biodiversity decline and extinction that the planet is currently facing.

He says a generation of young scientists are either missing out or considering giving up on a career in environmental science because there seems to be no future for them. them.

“And that’s devastating when you consider that we need more people, not fewer, to help solve this problem,” Ritchie says.

Cosmos asked the CRA to comment on these concerns, but did not receive a timely response.

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On the rise: an environmental science student’s journey to the goddex | Kaimin’s Cast https://eco-label-tourism.com/on-the-rise-an-environmental-science-students-journey-to-the-goddex-kaimins-cast/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:39:21 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/on-the-rise-an-environmental-science-students-journey-to-the-goddex-kaimins-cast/ Elani Borhegyi is an environmental science and sustainability student at the University of Montana. They are originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but came to Montana to further their education and explore the Big Sky State. Borhegyi is an avid hiker and hiker and was looking forward to taking in all the sunshine and views Montana has […]]]>

Elani Borhegyi is an environmental science and sustainability student at the University of Montana. They are originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but came to Montana to further their education and explore the Big Sky State. Borhegyi is an avid hiker and hiker and was looking forward to taking in all the sunshine and views Montana has to offer. But that’s not all for them. Borhegyi is also a rising drag performer.

Borhegyi is active in many clubs around the UM campus, including LAMBDA, a gay advocacy group based at the university center. Last semester, LAMBDA and the Gender Equity Resource Center (formerly the Women’s Resource Center) hosted a drag show. Borhegyi played in support of LAMBDA and the night they had worked so hard to help set up.

“Drag was, for a really long time, until about six months ago, seven months ago, actually, it’s something I only wanted to do once and never again,” Borhegyi said. .

Today, Borhegyi is a drag performer and dragtivist. If the term is new to you, a dragtivist is someone who uses drag to help their activism find a wider audience and to make content fun and engaging. But they weren’t always drag artists and drag artists. Borhegyi got her start in environmental activism and has now found a way to combine her love for the outdoors with her queer identity.

The first drag show Borhegyi performed in was at the University Center. Held in conjunction with the Imperial Sovereign Court of the State of Montana – a gay advocacy group that strives to educate and provide allies to LGBTQIA+ people through events such as drag shows – the Gender Equity Resource Center and Lambda, the show took place in February. One of the goals was to raise money for Montana Two-Spirit, an organization that educated Montanans about Two-Spirit culture and issues.

The drag show was the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that many queer people around campus could come together and really put on a show. At first, Borhegyi wasn’t sure they would like to play. But, the roar of a crowd of over 200 cheering at the end of each performance is invigorating for all members of the drag show.

“And me, you know, I got started. And it was something big and incredible. I do not know. I don’t know how to describe it,” Borhegyi said.

Although hesitant to perform at first, Borhegyi enjoyed their first show enough to want to do another… And then another…. And then another.

“I caught what my mom calls the drag bug,” Borhegyi said.

At the Imperial Sovereign Court of the State of Montana, a system is in place to ensure that all new drag comers feel supported and welcomed. Each drag newcomer, aka a drag baby or drag child, is placed with a drag parent. The role of the drag parent is to support and guide their drag child as they learn the ropes of drag and help them develop their creative ideas to reach new heights. Borhegyi’s drag mother, Diana Bourgeois, says Borhegyi is a natural.

“They just picked it up like that! They are very artistic with their faces,” Bourgeois said.

Even though Borhegyi’s first performance was only a few months ago, they are now on their way to becoming a drag parent themselves. Before they can transition from the title of drag baby, the performer’s drag parent must feel that the performer is confident in their abilities. Diana Bourgeois says Borhegyi is confident and ready to be a drag parent if Borhegyi chooses to.

“They are freed from drag babydom and they will start educating and helping others who would like to become drag performers. They picked it up very quickly. It’s not common for someone who’s been doing it for such a short time to be freed from their trailing relative and sent with them. [into] the world,” Bourgeois said.

Borhegyi hopes that one day they can pass on their love of drag to the next group of performers trying their hand at drag.

Although cruising is a big part of Borhegyi’s life, their love of environmental science and sustainability dates back to their childhood. Their passion for conservation began long before their love of drag when they took a trip to the Olympic National Forest at age 13.

“I really fell in love with the ecology and the connections between, for example, the larger redwood trees and the tiny banana slugs, and it was so amazing to learn about the ecology of the park. And then I extended that to environmental sustainability in my high school,” Borhegyi said.

Borhegyi has been part of UM’s Climate Response Club since 2019. The club helps others learn about things like sustainability and climate activism. Although Borhegyi loves their work as lawyers, they believe it’s time to pass the torch.

But that doesn’t mean stopping altogether – it just meant changing the way they approach their activism.

“I really want to be an environmentalist. I want to focus on climate change and I want to avoid burnout. And I’m also starting this new thing called drag and there’s so much on my mind, and I can’t afford to do student organizing anymore,” Borhegyi said.

When Borhegyi started his drag career, they knew they wanted to continue doing their part to raise awareness for sustainability and the environment, but they didn’t know how to combine that with their love of drag. After a conversation with their teacher Peter McDonough, the idea of ​​dragtivism was born.

“We have thought about some possibilities. And one of the things that came up was to combine environmentalism into drag in some way. And I thought you know, how can I do this? You know, they are so different from each other,” Borhegyi said.

Borhegyi looked to other drag artists for inspiration on how they would combine drag and environmentalism. Borhegyi said watching Pattie Gonia and Kyne drag racers helped them see what they could do. Pattie Gonia is a drag queen who also focuses on environmental science, and Kyne is a performer who makes viral math videos on TikTok.

“I take inspiration from those two people and decide, you know what, I really want to do environmental drag videos,” Borhegyi said.

Now, Borhegyi makes videos on environmental science and sustainability while hanging out under the handle @goddex_rosebutch on TikTok and Instagram. Their videos are often about Missoula and sometimes even UM.

For Borhegyi, dragtivism combines concern for the environment with the fun and creativity that drag has to offer, but that doesn’t mean they’ve thrown sustainability to the wind. They achieved most of their drag looks in the most sustainable way possible. And according to them, they acquired about 95% of their drag wardrobe through items they either saved up or passed down to them.

“Everyone should care about dragtivism because I think it’s a really fun way to engage people around the environment. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about my videos, how great they are. are engaging. I think drag really does manage to turn boring things into something much more interesting. Whether you’re like Kyne and making math videos, or you’re like me and making environmental content I really like the idea of ​​taking something that’s boring on the surface and taking it to the next level of interest,” Borhegyi said.

You can find Borhegyi on TikTok and Instagram under the handle @goddex_rosebutch to see their drag work for yourself.

If you or someone you know is interested and would like to learn more about drag or drag shows, contact the Imperial Sovereign Court of the State of Montana or LAMBDA here at the University of Montana for more information. information.

Want to know the best way to support your local drag artists? Borhegyi says it’s as simple as attending a local drag show, bringing your energy and having a blast!

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Bridging environmental science learning between high school and university | https://eco-label-tourism.com/bridging-environmental-science-learning-between-high-school-and-university/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 17:33:00 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/bridging-environmental-science-learning-between-high-school-and-university/ The College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry at the University of West Georgia recently hosted students and teachers from Carrollton High School for Earth Observation Day with Geoscientists, an event to promote earth science. environment and Earth observation using various sensors and geospatial technologies. Dr. Brad Deline, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, […]]]>

The College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry at the University of West Georgia recently hosted students and teachers from Carrollton High School for Earth Observation Day with Geoscientists, an event to promote earth science. environment and Earth observation using various sensors and geospatial technologies.

Dr. Brad Deline, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, greeted the students with a focus on the transition from high school learning to college lab experiences.

A total of 31 high school students attended and participated in various environmental science activities such as drone flight, research applications, digital terrain modeling with a SandBox simulator, stream dynamics with a flow modeling and geospatial technologies for environmental sciences. They also had the opportunity to explore microscopy, rock preparation, water quality and dendrochronology (ring dating).

Along with the geography and geology professors, two UWG undergraduates also volunteered to help organize the event. Student volunteer Sam Anderson said he was delighted to participate in this unique opportunity.

“As a student myself in the Geography degree program, I was excited to help demonstrate advanced topics and emerging technologies to the next generation of students during our Earth Observation Day. “, did he declare.

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Environmental Science, Policy, and Sustainability at SOU https://eco-label-tourism.com/environmental-science-policy-and-sustainability-at-sou/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/environmental-science-policy-and-sustainability-at-sou/ Southern Oregon University is committed to sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and research that advances our understanding of local, regional, and global environmental issues. Student engagement: Student leadership is an important part of what makes SOU a wonderful place to live and study. With staff and faculty support, SOU students manage and operate a wide range […]]]>

Southern Oregon University is committed to sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and research that advances our understanding of local, regional, and global environmental issues.

Student engagement: Student leadership is an important part of what makes SOU a wonderful place to live and study. With staff and faculty support, SOU students manage and operate a wide range of student resources, including outdoor adventure programs, community gardens, film screenings, bike services, a farm biological, etc. Learn more about student engagement.

Sustainable operations: Southern Oregon University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to operational sustainability. SOU recently received the Association to Advance Sustainability in Higher Education’s Best Case Study Award, was the first university in the nation to certify as Bee Campus USA, and now has housing of LEED Gold campuses. Learn more about sustainable operations.

Our environment: Southern Oregon University is located between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges. With mild winters and hot, dry summers, Rogue Valley is an all-season outdoor wonderland. The scenic campus is within walking distance of extensive trail networks for hikers and cyclists, and several world-class whitewater rivers are just a short drive from Ashland. Learn more about Our environment.

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MS in Environmental Science Named Finalist for 2022 Examples of Excelencia | UTSA today | UTSA https://eco-label-tourism.com/ms-in-environmental-science-named-finalist-for-2022-examples-of-excelencia-utsa-today-utsa/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 18:14:57 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/ms-in-environmental-science-named-finalist-for-2022-examples-of-excelencia-utsa-today-utsa/ Beginning in 2015, the program’s practices were intentionally developed to serve Latino students through an assessment of success metrics and consulting with leading experts on how to improve Latino student success in STEM fields. These measures led to results that included the creation of professionalization opportunities designed explicitly for minority students, the recruitment of minority […]]]>

Beginning in 2015, the program’s practices were intentionally developed to serve Latino students through an assessment of success metrics and consulting with leading experts on how to improve Latino student success in STEM fields.

These measures led to results that included the creation of professionalization opportunities designed explicitly for minority students, the recruitment of minority model professionals, and the development of workshops for professors to specifically address the unique need for mentorship and validation. Latino participants.

“The Masters in Environmental Science is proud to be recognized as a 2022 finalist by excellence in education,” said Janis Bush, director of the Department of Integrative Biology. “We are committed to ensuring a diverse natural resources and conservation workforce. This honor is the result of the dedication of staff and faculty, but most importantly of students eager to learn and develop the skills necessary to become successful scientists.

The number of Latino students in the program has steadily increased. Of the 53 students currently enrolled in the Environmental Science graduate program, 60% are Latino. Three years ago, only 32% of students were Latinos. Additionally, retention of Latino students increased from 91% to 98%, and Latino participants who completed the thesis track increased from 33% to 45% over those three years.

One of the main ways the program achieved its mission of accelerating Latino student success was by building an interdisciplinary team that included faculty from UTSA’s English Department and the Department of Educational Leadership and political studies to focus on increasing its enrollment of Latino students. . In 2018, the program also received funding from the National Science Foundation‘s Innovative Higher Education Program to implement and test a model to improve the achievement and success of Latino participants in their graduate theses.

“Congratulations to the hard-working UTSA faculty, staff, and students in the social work and environmental science graduate programs for their recent recognition by excellence in education,” said UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Spy. “As a founding member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HRSU), UTSA is committed to becoming a thriving Hispanic university. The recognition by Excelenica in Education strengthens our momentum to support our Hispanic students and the community at large with high-quality programs in support of our dual mission of access and excellence.

In 2020, UTSA obtained the prestigious seal of excellencea comprehensive certification recognizing the university’s commitment and ability to accelerate Latino student success.

The seal demonstrates the university’s momentum in becoming a successful Hispanic institution, a model Hispanic Service Institution which provides the highest quality education to advance social mobility and economic opportunity for Latino students and their communities. The university is currently ranked No. 2 among the 20 founding members of HRSU, based on the percentage of master’s degrees awarded to Latino students.

excellence increases national awareness of efforts effectively engaging the growing Latino student population,” said Sarita Brownco-founder and president of excellence in education. “We are relentless, as are these program leaders, in promoting the benefits to institutions and this country by intentionally serving Latino students and other post-traditional students.”

examples of excellence was established in 2005 and is the nation’s only national effort to recognize and promote evidence-based practices accelerating Latino student success in higher education.

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KELLER in the bush – August 25, 2022 – Martijn Smit – Environmental Science News https://eco-label-tourism.com/keller-in-the-bush-august-25-2022-martijn-smit-environmental-science-news/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/keller-in-the-bush-august-25-2022-martijn-smit-environmental-science-news/ IoT Water Level Pilot Project with Surprising Result in Kololo Game Reserve Kololo Game Reserve is located near Vaalwater, Limpopo (South Africa), with several accommodations, a fine restaurant and a swimming pool. Kololo is part of Welgevonden Game Reserve (a Big Five* game reserve), with the distinction that the area itself does not host the […]]]>

IoT Water Level Pilot Project with Surprising Result in Kololo Game Reserve

Kololo Game Reserve is located near Vaalwater, Limpopo (South Africa), with several accommodations, a fine restaurant and a swimming pool. Kololo is part of Welgevonden Game Reserve (a Big Five* game reserve), with the distinction that the area itself does not host the Big Five. In summary, Kololo is a family game reserve with its own access to the Big Five, meaning the best of both worlds.

Kololo is located in a rural area and therefore self-sufficient in water and electricity. Although Kololo is connected to the electricity grid, this grid fails from time to time, so for backup purposes, there is a diesel electricity generator on standby.

The Kololo water system

Kololo’s water system consists of 3 stages: A water well, eight accumulation tanks, and finally, the distribution of water through pipes and hoses to the lodges, restaurant and swimming pool. Kololo’s main source of water is a well at a depth of 100 m. To reach the water from the well, a borehole is drilled. Measuring the level in the well is important for predicting the stock of water in the well, because the stock is not infinite.
Water from the well is pumped over a distance of 1 km into eight tanks of 5000 liters each. These tanks are called “Jojo’s” because of the name of the manufacturer (Jojo) and are located high on a hill. In fact the Jojo works like an accumulator. From Jojo’s, the water is distributed by gravity-assisted downward pipe to the lodges and pool.

Measurement levels

Measuring the water level in both the well and the Jojo’s is important to get a good idea of ​​the current level which is representative of the water stock over a period of time. That is why in February 2020, KELLER installed a complete level measurement system in one of the Jojos, which is read wirelessly via a LoRa network. The eight Jojo are connected to each other. Thus, the level of a Jojo is representative of the level of all Jojos.
KELLER offers a wide variety of analog and digital level sensors. As an option, in addition to level and temperature which are standard measurement parameters, digital level sensors can even measure conductivity. As the data is ultimately stored in a database in KELLER’s KOLIBRI Cloud, historical data is also available over time, which provides additional insight into consumption, leaks, etc.

How to measure the water level with a pressure sensor?

Have you ever had ear pain when diving in water? You feel the weight of the water column above you. Weight is a force, calculated with the formula F = mxg, where m = mass and g = gravity. Since pressure is a force per area, we can measure the column of fluid with a pressure sensor.
Knowing the density of the fluid we can convert the pressure to length (= column of fluid) and when we know the length, area and density of the fluid we can convert the measurement to volume in liters.

Wireless LoRaWAN based system

Kololo is not the largest game reserve but nevertheless a large area of ​​3000 Hectares (4500 football fields) and therefore too large for wired sensors. This project requires a wireless IoT* solution, but because Kololo is located in a rural area, there is hardly any cellular coverage. 4G and NB-IoT (i.e. the networks provided) are therefore not available. However, Kololo has internet access.
There are several wireless IoT* systems like LoRaWAN and Sigfox. Among LoRaWAN, Loriot and The Things Network (TTN) are the best known.
The big advantage of TTN is that one can easily create local coverage by installing a TTN compatible gateway and connecting it to the Internet.
A typical local LoRa network consists of 3 basic elements.

1. A sensor or gauge (digital)
2. A LoRa transmitter that transmits the measurements
3. A LoRa gateway, the receiver, which connects to the internet via ethernet or Wifi, and retransmits the measurements to KELLER’s KOLIBRI Cloud.
In the case of Kololo, the LoRa gateway is a Laird Sentrius gateway and the LoRa transmitters are KELLER’s own ADT1 LoRa modem. To this ADT1 a KELLER series 36XW digital level sensor is connected, measuring pressure (= water level) and temperature.
The ADT1 retrieves the level from the level sensor and transmits the data, along with barometric pressure and air temperature, to the LoRa Gateway. Finally, the LoRa gateway transmits all data via the Internet to KELLER’s KOLIBRI Cloud where the data is stored.
Data can be visualized in KELLER’s KOLIBRI Cloud web application, giving you much more functionality than just data visualization.
Some of these features include exporting and printing data, converting data to other units or even calculating tank contents, to name a few.

Facility

Step 1 Install the LoRa gateway in the technical manager’s office and register it with TTN (The Things Network).
Step 2 Detect LoRa reception at the measurement point to see if the KELLER ADT1 LoRa modem can connect correctly to the LoRa gateway. When the gateway and the ADT1 connect well, it is assured that the data from the level sensor will find its way to the Internet and finally to KELLER’s KOLIBRI Cloud.
Step 3 Configure the ADT1 to register and connect to the TTN network
Step 4 Connect the PAA-36XW level sensor to the ADT1 LoRa modem and install it in or on the tank.
Installation and configuration took some time as finding the right transmit power, without boosting, had to be done with precision. This is not an area where you come back easily to change the batteries for example. After installation and configuration, the system started to measure every hour.
The next day, the first measurements were visible with a downward sloping graph. Inspection of the difference between 2 measurements overnight showed a difference of approx. 100 liters per hour.
A leak was the only possible cause. At the bottom of the tanks the leak was observed: one of the threads of the pipe was partly torn from the junction.
Thus, the system has proven itself already after one day.
The system can be extended with a KELLER Series 26X digital level sensor for drilling to get an overview of the basic water stock.

Kololo electrical system

Kololo is connected to an electricity network, but it can happen that there are power cuts. To have a backup at such times, Kololo has a diesel electricity generator.
It may happen that the supply tanks are not properly cleaned and that water enters the diesel tank when filling. Diesel theft can also occur and to mask the theft the amount of diesel taken is sometimes compensated with water. For a diesel generator, this can be a disaster. Water in an engine will cause great damage with high repair costs.
As a LoRa system cannot measure faster than once every 15 minutes, detecting a change in diesel level with just a level sensor may not always work if the level is compensated with water up to the old level within 15 minutes.
However, based on the conductivity, one can detect a change in the mixture. Water is heavier than diesel and water has a different conductivity than diesel. The variation in conductivity therefore represents the presence of water in the diesel tank.
The KELLER 36XiW-CTD series is a combined digital level and conductivity sensor. With this sensor, we can detect changes in level and conductivity, therefore detecting the presence of water in the diesel.

Conclusion

A level measurement system gives real data on fluid levels. When reading wirelessly and data stored in a database, a data history is created, giving considerable statistical insight into consumption and/or malfunctions that were previously unknown. Thus, this can lead to great savings or the prevention of unnecessary repairs and non-revenue generating issues. This system can be applied to all fluid level measurements in a variety of industries. Game reserves, boreholes, agriculture, petrochemicals and many more. Every KELLER sensor with a digital output (RS485 or SDI12) can be applied in IoT applications.

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Tips for Environmental Science Majors to Succeed in College https://eco-label-tourism.com/tips-for-environmental-science-majors-to-succeed-in-college/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 21:26:29 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/tips-for-environmental-science-majors-to-succeed-in-college/ Do you plan to pursue an education that will help you do more to protect the planet? One of the majors you should consider is environmental science. You can get great jobs with an environmental science degree, but obviously you have to get the degree first. Some people go into environmental science because they think […]]]>

Do you plan to pursue an education that will help you do more to protect the planet? One of the majors you should consider is environmental science. You can get great jobs with an environmental science degree, but obviously you have to get the degree first.

Some people go into environmental science because they think it’s easy. Even some experts from sites like CollegeVine consider it one of the easiest science majors. Timothy Peck of CollegeVine actually writes that environmental science is the third easiest science major after psychology and biology.

However, environmental science is not as simple as some people think. Even Peck points out that it’s still quite a difficult program, even though it’s easier than most STEM fields. You still need to do some math, chemistry, and physics to be successful in the environmental science program.

You are going to have to be strategic to study as an environmental science student. Keep reading to learn more.

Staying Focused While Pursuing a Major in Environmental Science

Almost all students can benefit from a greater concentration. Environmental science majors are no exception.

We live in a world filled with distractions and staying focused on tasks tends to be difficult. The average student has an attention span of about eight seconds, less than that of a goldfish. The figure has dropped significantly due to our reliance on technology for academic and social tasks. Today, humans are always busy searching for the next piece of information and entertainment.

However, your academic success depends on your ability to focus on what matters. You might find it harder to concentrate when taking environmental science classes, as classes can often be boring. Here are some tips for staying focused on tasks.

  • Practice meditation and breathing

Often we can’t concentrate on what we’re doing because there’s too much going on around us. The mind continues to be distracted by external stimuli. To pay attention better, you must learn to stay calm and quiet. Controlling your thoughts is the first place to start.

According to experts, the best way to keep your mind in check is through meditation exercises. Exercise benefits us in many ways, including weight regulation, enhanced immune function, better sleep, and improved memory. Before diving into meditation exercises, consider practicing deep breathing routines. Breathing deeply helps people stay calm and focused.

After that, keep your eyes closed and stay in a position you find comfortable to observe your thoughts. Most importantly, spend time clearing your mind by not doing any activity, just relaxing. Remember that the ultimate goal of meditation is to calm your thoughts.

  • Try to take more interesting research directions

Many environmental science majors are very passionate when they start their program. They want to learn more about topics that can help them do their part to fight climate change, reduce pollution and protect valuable species of wildlife.

Unfortunately, their passion often fades when they start their lessons. They quickly discover that lessons can often be rather boring and monotonous.

You may be able to make things easier by finding research projects that you are truly passionate about. We have a list of great topics to consider when writing a sustainability research paper. We suggest you check them out.

Planning is key to staying focused and attentive. Most people get distracted when working on tasks because they don’t know what’s coming next. There is often so much to do with the students that it is difficult to stay focused.

With tons of missions and responsibilities competing for your attention, it can even be hard to know where to start. If you have multiple things in your itinerary, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, leading to a loss of concentration.

Avoid multitasking when you have multiple things to do. Instead, make a good plan that outlines the steps to follow and prioritizes the tasks, to get started. Even if you feel like you’re running out of time, don’t panic. Instead, stick to your plan and do one task at a time. Stress does not make things easier.

Stay calm and stay alert to what you have to do. Focusing on one task at a time helps. You can also hire a professional essayist to help with some urgent tasks.

Another idea to improve concentration is exercise. When you exercise, the levels of dopamine and serotonin in your brain are enhanced, which helps you focus and pay attention better. If you’re still wondering what physical activity has to do with your attention span, here’s some additional information.

Evidence shows that lack of regular exercise hampers our ability to stay calm and alert. Living a sedentary lifestyle also makes you lazier and lowers your motivation. You will feel tired and drowsier than expected, which makes concentration problematic.

Understand that regularity is more important than intensity when it comes to exercising. According to experts, even simple routines like climbing stairs or riding a bike can be effective when done regularly. Keep moving if you want to improve your attention span.

One of the most important things to do if you feel like you’re losing focus is to review your schedule and eliminate distractions. With technology, distractions present themselves in many ways. You might be tempted to check for social media updates while working on assignments. Video games, texts, friends, and televisions are some of the many distractions students face when trying to focus on tasks.

Although it can be difficult to get rid of distractors, take deliberate steps to reduce or eliminate as many distractors as possible. This may mean choosing a quiet study area where you are less likely to be disturbed. Also remember to turn off your TV and phone when working on important tasks. Please let your friends and family know about your study itinerary and let them know when you do not want to be disturbed.

Staying attentive in college is essential for outstanding academic performance. Exercising regularly, meditating and eating healthy help boost your focus and overall mental health. If you need to drink coffee or caffeinated beverages, do so in small doses. Minimize your use of social media and listen to your body. Above all, make sure you get enough sleep and rest.

Stay focused to thrive as an environmental science student

Environmental Science is a great program for people who want to help fight climate change and other environmental challenges. However, sometimes it can be boring and difficult to concentrate. You’ll find it easier to concentrate if you follow the tips above.

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GSU will offer master’s and doctoral degrees in environmental science https://eco-label-tourism.com/gsu-will-offer-masters-and-doctoral-degrees-in-environmental-science/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 12:27:18 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/gsu-will-offer-masters-and-doctoral-degrees-in-environmental-science/ The College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) at Georgia Southern University now offers a master’s degree in environmental science and will begin recruiting for the first class of environmental science doctoral students for the entering class of fall 2023. Postgraduate degrees complement the recently approved bachelor’s degree in sustainability science. Housed at the James H. […]]]>

The College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) at Georgia Southern University now offers a master’s degree in environmental science and will begin recruiting for the first class of environmental science doctoral students for the entering class of fall 2023.

Postgraduate degrees complement the recently approved bachelor’s degree in sustainability science. Housed at the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science, each college department will play a role in this interdisciplinary trio of programs. The first master’s degrees are expected to be awarded in the spring of 2024, along with the first doctorate. degrees will likely be awarded in the spring of 2027. Will Lynch, Ph.D., Acting Dean of COSM, believes this will provide opportunities for students to grow and discover academically and perform cutting-edge research that will have a major impact on the environmental vitality of southeastern and coastal Georgia as well as many other areas of environmental significance.

“There are a number of opportunities for students to study the dynamics of water, land, ecosystems and oceans, but also to contribute to the effective management and long-term resilience of our coastal plain. and our environment,” he said. “These are the sort of focus areas around which research will be linked, but certainly other areas, such as green science, sustainability issues and improved recycling and recovery methods, will also part of the programs.”

Research opportunities are available to students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. The doctoral program also offers opportunities for teaching and research assistant positions, which are dependent on funding.

With a degree in this field, alumni would be qualified for a variety of roles within different government agencies as well as in the private sector. Lynch says there is a growing demand for skills such as problem solving, creativity, innovation and critical thinking, each being built into the curricula.

“Globally, there is renewed and urgent interest in solving environmental issues related to a changing world,” Lynch said. “The measurements show that science is moving from traditional scientific disciplines to interdisciplinary programs that provide students with the scientific knowledge of multiple disciplines as well as the opportunity to engage with a team tackling a global issue as part of a a multi-faceted team.”

Jobs in the green sector have exploded over the past decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, soil and plant science and green technology occupations are expected to be among the fastest growing sectors of the economy over the next 10 years.

Recruitment for these new programs has begun and students have the opportunity to find their way to graduation.

“If your interest lies in STEM disciplines and the environment, there is a place for you as a member of these programs,” he said. “It is designed in a very flexible way so that students’ interests are addressed through coursework or research. That’s the beauty of this program.

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Bayer Environmental Science Professional Business will be called Envu https://eco-label-tourism.com/bayer-environmental-science-professional-business-will-be-called-envu/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:37:25 +0000 https://eco-label-tourism.com/bayer-environmental-science-professional-business-will-be-called-envu/ SAN FRANCISCO – The size of the global beef market is expected to reach $712.5 billion by 2030, according to a new report from Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8 % from 2022 to 2030. The growing demand for animal source foods, high […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO – The size of the global beef market is expected to reach $712.5 billion by 2030, according to a new report from Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8 % from 2022 to 2030. The growing demand for animal source foods, high protein diets and functional meat products is the key driver for the growth of the global meat market. Moreover, growing awareness of organic processed meat products and increasing demand for gluten-free products are expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for players in the meat market, according to the report.

Key industry insights and findings from the report:

Asia-Pacific was the largest market for beef and accounted for a revenue share of 47.8% in 2021. The market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the large Muslim population in the region. In addition, the tourism sector is booming in the region. Coupled with rising disposable incomes and increasing urbanization, it is expected to be a key catalyst to drive the market in the region over the coming years.

The breast segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. Growing preference for clean label products and increasing demand for high protein food products are driving the growth of the beef brisket segment. Also, the growing popularity of grass-fed brisket is one of the trends that is positively influencing the brisket market.

One of the main drivers of the beef industry is the growing health awareness of the general public, as well as the increased demand for animal-based protein. Consumer preferences are rapidly shifting towards low-fat, low-calorie, high-protein food products as dietary habits change. Additionally, the increased use of beef in the food sector is driving the growth of the market. Burgers, hot dogs, sausages, tenderloins and steaks, and beef-based stews are commonly available in cafes and restaurants, providing customers with authentic, multi-cuisine dishes.

Halal meat, including beef, has become popular among Muslim and non-Muslim consumers alike as this type of meat has moved from religious observation to ensuring food safety, hygiene and reliability. For example, slaughtered halal animals undergo two health checks compared to the single inspection carried out on the animals during other conventional slaughter methods.

Changing dietary trends, particularly the consumption of kosher foods, are driving the kosher method of slaughter across the world. Thus, an increasing number of food vendors have started to include kashrut foods in their product offerings. The major kosher beef manufacturers are engaged in product development and new product launches to increase their sales, thereby fueling the growth of the segment.

The market is highly competitive and dominated by large multinational manufacturing companies: Tyson Foods, Inc.; Danish Crown ; Cargill Incorporated; Marfrig Global Foods SA; NH Foods Ltd. ; Minerva Foods; St. Helen’s Meat Packers; Hormel Foods Corporation; JBS United States; National Beef Packing Company, LLC; Vion Food Group; Australian Agricultural Society Limited.

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