Scientists from 15 countries study deep carbon sources in Costa Rica

first_imgThe interior of the Earth has large unexplored sources of carbon, and a group of 35 scientists are meeting at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) Thursday to share the latest advances and research on the subject.The experts, from 15 countries, were invited by the U.S. Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) to attend a workshop organized by the UCR’s Central American School of Geology and the National Seismological Network (RSN).The group will tour the Turrialba and Poás volcanoes, where they will conduct measurements of gases that will help them better understand those emissions.“Currently the location of only 10 percent of the planet’s carbon is known, and the remaining 90 percent is in the interior of the Earth. Hence the importance of joint research,” RSN expert Carlos Ramírez Umaña said.Some substances obtained from carbon such as methane, benzene and alcohol, are widely used in industry and in everyday activities such as vehicle fuel, cooking and for providing energy to homes.The forum also will address issues related to underground life, volcanic emissions and even the beginning of life, “as the human being is made ​​of carbon compounds,” RSN geologist Gino González said.The group of scientists includes geologists, biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers from India, China, France, Italy, Japan, England, Portugal, South Africa, the United States, Taiwan and Costa Rica. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican students turn larvae, crickets into nutritious meals to fight hunger Which little piggy is it? Sexual rebellion and murder among the bees Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinctlast_img read more

Broken Sidewalk at Cleveland Place

first_imgBroken Sidewalk at Cleveland Place It is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating a decade of community news at! Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Contribute online at the links below or checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109. Become a Patron to receive free rewards including neighborhood photo calendars, custom mugs and special updates from the editor. *Become a Patron (Rewards!)* or *Make a One-Time Contribution* This 311 user writes, “This hole is where there is electrical service for the street lights. it is the rear of 20 Sheafe St opposite 6 Cleveland Pl. It initially started several years ago when 20 SHeafe St replaced a too small sewer pipe and did a crap job of filling in the hole they mae. It keeps getting bigger and is a trip and fall hazard, tire hazard, electrical hazard and a convenient home for rats. Needs to be fixed ASAP.” Remember, to report a claim with 311, you can call 311, go to the 311 website, tweet at 311, or download the app. What do you think about these 311 cases? Follow our “What’s The 311?” tag to see past week’s postings! Trash left out on Lynn St. (left) on Tuesday, July 9 and the corner of Foster St. and Foster Ct. (right) on Friday, July 5. The original 311 posts can be found here and here. Both cases are now closed with the following note, “Trash will be picked up.” The original 311 post can be found here. The post was submitted and opened on December 7, 2018 and was closed on July 6, 2019 with the following note, “Closed with status: Case Noted. WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE STATE’S NORTH WASHINGTON STREET BRIDGE JOB.”center_img Trash Left Out on Lynn Street and Foster Street Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at Pothole at 105 N. Washington Street The original 311 post can be found here. The post was submitted and opened on July 3, 2019. The case was closed on July 9, 2019 with the following note, “Closed with status: Case Noted. New service request issued. SR# 2955112. Issued to M Cardarelli. Contractor complaints. In front of 16 Clevland Pl. Resident states that a contractor that was working for Water & Sewer, repairing a sewage issue, didn’t properly backfill thier excavation. This has caused the sidewalk to majorly undermine, which has caused the roadway pull box to sink. Resident is extreamly concerned about tripping and others falling. Need to break out sidewalk, properly backfill the area and re-work the roadway pull box. The address of the home, that had the sewage issue, was on Sheafe St. For now, I filled the area, to remove the trip hazard. Needs attention asap, because it most likely wont last. Thank you.”*Advertisement* This 311 user says, “Requesting re pavement from 105 -117 North Washington Street. My house shakes and my wall has cracked from the vibrations from vehicle traffic.”last_img read more