“First Covid, Then Psychosis: ‘The Most Terrifying Thing I’ve Ever Experienced”

“Like a small number of Covid survivors with no previous mental illness, Ivan Agerton developed psychotic symptoms weeks after his coronavirus infection. By Pam Belluck • March 22, 2021Updated 2:22 p.m. ET “Ivan Agerton pulled his wife, Emily, into their bedroom closet, telling her not to bring her cellphone. “I believe people are following me,” …

“Using the ocean to track volcanic activity at Kīlauea”

Release Date: MARCH 18, 2021 A Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist services one of the temporary seismometers deployed on the down-dropped block at Kīlauea summit near the rim of Halemaʻumaʻu crater. Instrumentation associated with HVO’s permanent Global Positioning System network can be seen in the background. USGS photo taken by N. Bennington on February 11, 2021. “Ocean …

“Long dormant volcano comes to life in southwestern Iceland”

“A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland has flared to life, spilling lava down two sides in that area’s first volcanic eruption in nearly 800 years The Associated PressMarch 19, 2021, 9:22 PM ET• 1 min read The night sky glows following the eruption of a volcano on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula …

“Nearly 21% of Hawaii County’s total population vaccinated as of Thursday”

By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:05 a.m. A Hawaii National Guard member gives Wendi Kimura the second dose yof the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Saturday at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo. “After a slow start, Hawaii is one of the leading states in COVID-19 vaccinations. “Hawaii as of Thursday had …

Hawaiʻi News – DOH “Report details COVID racial, ethnic disparities”

By STEPHANIE SALMONS Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:05 a.m. “Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Filipino communities have been the most adversely affected by COVID-19, according to a new report released Tuesday by the state Department of Health. “The report, titled “COVID-19 in Hawaii: Addressing Health Equity in Diverse Populations,” details racial and …

“Cheaper Carbon Capture Is on the Way”

March 11, 2021 News Release Brendan Bane, PNNL PNNL-developed solvent breaks barriers, captures carbon for less than industrial counterparts Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers use the Laboratory Continuous Flow System, pictured here with chemical engineer Dushyant Barpaga, to analyze the performance of carbon dioxide capture solvents, like EEMPA, at small scales before testing at greater …

Energy Without Dams

“In June 2019, the tiny southwestern Alaska village of Igiugig became the first U.S. tribal entity to receive a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permit for a water-powered project not connected to a dam. A month later, on July 16, Igiugig Village launched a unique, 35-kilowatt water power system that will transform the mighty Kvichak River …

“Maine Developer to Move Forward with In-Water Testing of Current Energy Converter”

ORPC’s RivGen Power System, the longest operating current energy converter (CEC) in the U.S., on the Kvichak River in Igiugig, Alaska. ORPC will leverage lessons learned from this test in their development and testing of their new modular CEC. ENERGY WITHOUT DAMS “Today, 09MAR21, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) announced …

SHHH! CDC quietly gives its approval – mix ‘n match if there are no options

"CDC quietly changes Covid vaccine guidance to OK mixing Pfizer and Moderna shots in ‘exceptional situations’ Will Feuer "In rare circumstances, it’s OK for people to receive one shot of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine and one shot of Moderna’s vaccine at least 28 days apart, the CDC said in updated guidance."The agency says the two products …

Black Sun

Isamu Noguchi's "Black Sun" (1969) Fifty-two years ago this month It's 52nd Anniversary is in line with the 52nd Anniversary of Apollo XI. Sure looks like a Black Hole, doesn't it? Some speculate that Soundgarden lead singer, Chris Cornell, came up with the name of the hit song Black Hole Sun (1994) from the Black …