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UVM Dean Domenico Grasso Featured in EPA Report of Science Advisory Committee Accomplishments

first_imgUVM Dean DomenicoGrasso Featured in EPA Report of Science AdvisoryCommitteeAccomplishmentsA soon-to-bepublished report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ScienceAdvice for EPA – Current and Future Challenges, recognizes the service andaccomplishments of EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) members, including formerSAB Chair and University of Vermont Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences,Domenico Grasso.Dr. Grasso, an environmentalengineer, served as Vice Chair of the overall EPA Science Advisory Board andChair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection ofEcological Systems and Services from 1998 through 2007.  He isalso Chair Emeritus of the SAB Committee on EnvironmentalEngineering.  Grasso is featured in the report along with EPAScience Advisory Board colleagues from Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford, Georgia Tech, and the WorldBank.EPA’s strategy to reorient the Agency’s ecologicalresearch program around the concept of ecosystem services was evaluated by Dr.Grasso’s committee featured in the report.”Strengthening EPA’s ability to assess the value ofecological protection is a priority for the Agency because life depends onecosystems and the services they provide” says Grasso.  TheCommittee’s goal was to help EPA improve its ability to identify, quantify, andassess the value of the ecological effects of its activities, thereby helpingdecision makers to make more informed choices among environmental policyoptions.  This novel and important approach has”the potential to be transformative for environmental decision making as well asecological science,” according to the report. “I considered my EPAadvisory role a unique chance to serve and strengthen our nation’s scientificabilities and decision-making around environmental and economic issues,” saidGrasso, “It was an honor to work with so many distinguished colleagues fromacross the U.S. and hope our efforts continue to inform and advance the nation’s21st century environmental policies.”On-line of the EPA report are available on thewebsite:http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/WebSABSO/AccomplishmentsRepor…(link is external)Dawn Densmore, Director Outreach & PublicRelationsUVM, College of Engineering and MathematicalSciencesPhone: 802-656-8748last_img read more

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Elmont, Wyandanch Armed Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions in Wyandanch and Elmont last week, including one case in which a victim as stabbed in the face, authorities said.Two men entered a second-floor apartment on Louis Avenue in Elmont, where one of the suspects struck a 40-year-old woman in the face with a sharp object in her bedroom at 2:33 p.m., causing a laceration, Sunday, Nassau County police said.When the victim yelled, the duo fled. They were last seen on foot heading northbound on Louis Avenue.  The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.Both suspects were described as 5-foot, 6-inch-tall Hispanic men in their 30s with average builds. One was wearing a black t-shirt, and the other was wearing a white t-shirt and white glove.In the other case, a knife-wielding man kicked in the door of a home on Straight Path in Wyandanch at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, demanded money from a victim, and fled when she said she had none.The victim was not injured in that case. There were neither any arrests nor any description of the suspect in that case.Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Win Freshman EIAC Tourney

first_imgAfter defeating Connersville in the second round, the Batesville Freshman Boys Basketball team won the EIAC Tournament against Lawrenceburg on Wednesday, avenging their only conference loss from the regular season. The final score was 35-21. It was a great team win with a solid defensive effort for the Bulldogs. Batesville ended the season with a 12-5 record.Score by quarters:Batesville 12 18 27 35Lawrenceburg 6 9 14 21Scoring by players: Sam Voegele 18, Wil Freeland 6, Trey Peters 6, Mason Barker 3, Calvin Sherwood 2Score by quarters for Batesville vs ConnersvilleBatesville 12 24 28 38Connersville 5 9 20 33Scoring by players: Sam Voegele 15, Wil Freeland 13, Austin Cornn 6, Trey Peters 2, Mason Barker 2Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.last_img read more

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Two Indian Climbers Die on Mt. Kanchenjunga

first_imgKathmandu: Two Indian climbers died on Mount Kanchenjunga while descending from the summit of the world’s third highest mountain, the expedition company said on Thursday. Pasang Sherpa, Director at the Peak Promotion Nepal, the company, told Xinhua news agency that the Indian climbers collapsed at an altitude of 8,400 meters. “Indian national Biplab Baidya and Kuntal Karna died of altitude sickness while descending from the summit,” Sherpa said.Their bodies will be airlifted to Kathmandu probably on Friday, he said. A total of 23 people were in the expedition team when they left for the summit on April 6.Meanwhile, a national from Chile, Rodrigo Vivanco, has gone missing in Mount Kanchenjunga since Wednesday evening. “We have mobilized a team to rescue Rodrigo who has gone missing above Camp IV on the descent after he reportedly made it to the summit,” he said. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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