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  • #31
    Maybe it’s like drinking when pregnant?

    Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says - CNN

    September 19, 2017
    https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/healt...udy/index.html



    IQ scores are falling and have been for decades - CNN

    June 13, 2018
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/healt...ntl/index.html

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    • #32
      interesting on the iq scores but wonder as well isn’t some of that is because iq tests themselves are somewhat of a faulty measure...
      "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

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      • #33
        Originally posted by kcantor View Post
        interesting on the iq scores but wonder as well isn’t some of that is because iq tests themselves are somewhat of a faulty measure...
        Yeah lack of research all around. So it’s just a heads up on a possibility. Hope thoughtless people don’t flip out and jump the gun on another unverified potential issue. Nonetheless because fouride is so good for dental health, questioning it or suggesting anything negative about has been a strong societal taboo (like mercury amalgam fillings).



        Speaking of which:

        Dental Amalgam Fillings Linked To Perinatal Death, Pregnancy Risks

        International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
        Dec 19, 2018

        “Two new studies associating dental amalgam fillings with pregnancy risks confirm action is urgently needed to protect babies from the known risks of mercury, according to the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). A growing number of countries have taken measures to prevent the placement of dental amalgam "silver" fillings in women and children because it contains approximately 50% mercury. ”

        https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300768511.html

        Hmm, last I’d heard was official word that mercury amalgam fillings were totally safe and any suggestion otherwise was fear mongering.

        If correct, maybe this (or just mercury) is a bigger smoking gun for the supposed IQ declines - and not fluoride.

        Is mercury in the body from fillings or fish? - Futurity
        https://www.futurity.org/is-mercury-...lings-or-fish/
        Last edited by KC; 24-12-2018, 09:50 AM.

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        • #34
          Big old trucks. (I wonder about school buses allowed to idle away while outside schools.)

          “Professor Greg Evans hopes these results gets city planners and residents thinking more about the density of trucks, rather than the concentration of vehicle traffic, outside their homes, schools and daycares.” Source: See below



          Large trucks are biggest culprits of near-road air pollution -- ScienceDaily

          “The difference between emission levels across the sites was more correlated with the number of large trucks on the road rather than number of cars.

          Researchers found that air pollution levels right beside a major trucking route within a city were close to levels seen beside Highway 401, despite the road carrying less than one-tenth of the vehicle traffic. "This was in part due to differences in wind and proximity to the road but, surprisingly, the number of vehicles didn't make that much of a difference," said Evans.

          The data also revealed a significant drop in emissions on the 401 on the weekends, when personal vehicle traffic is still very high, but the volume of large truck traffic is low. “

          https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0910111237.htm
          Last edited by KC; 26-12-2018, 06:00 PM.

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          • #35
            And no one ever mentions the airplanes. 1200 to 1500 litres of jet fuel per hour each. Straight into the atmosphere where there are no trees to clean it. I think it’s because this is the strong environmentalists main transportation.
            Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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            • #36
              Solar shines in dead of winter – even in Edmonton, study finds - techlifetoday
              http://techlifetoday.ca/articles/201...en-in-edmonton



              Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s 5-year study on solar panels in winter - GreenBuildingAdvisor
              Scott Wilson | Posted in General Questions on December 20, 2018 09:23pm
              This article discusses whether snow has much effect on the performance of solar panels.

              SOLAR PANELS SHINE DESPITE WINTER'S BLAST, NAIT STUDY FINDS
              Five-year study by alternative energy experts shows snow has little impact on panels' effectiveness
              Posted: July 12, 2018
              http://www.nait.ca/44779_103955.htm
              https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com...nels-in-winter
              Last edited by KC; 29-12-2018, 09:48 PM.

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              • #37
                The ‘cult’ of early retirement- BBC


                BBC - Capital - FIRE: The movement to live frugally and retire decades early

                Barney Whiter’s parents bought their home when he was starting secondary school in the UK in 1981. “They did the classic British thing,” he says, “big house, big mortgage.”

                Soon after, a major recession hit and interest rates rocketed to 17%.

                His parents had to cut back their spending to make the crippling mortgage payments:...”



                “For more than two decades, Whiter made sure to save at least half his salary every month for retirement, and any bonuses would be quickly squirreled away into savings. ...”


                “But it wasn’t until a year before he retired that he came across Mr Money Mustache, a blog written by 44-year-old Canadian Peter Adeney – a veritable celebrity among early retirees. Whiter realised he’d subconsciously been part of a movement growing in popularity with younger workers around the world: FIRE (financial independence, retire early).

                Starting a FIRE
                ...”

                http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/201...-decades-early


                Last edited by KC; 30-12-2018, 09:52 AM.

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                • #38
                  Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering

                  Jason Gill, Carlos Celis-Morales, University of Glasgow
                  April 20, 2017
                  https://theconversation.com/cycling-...aggering-76292

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by KC View Post
                    Solar shines in dead of winter – even in Edmonton, study finds - techlifetoday
                    http://techlifetoday.ca/articles/201...en-in-edmonton



                    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s 5-year study on solar panels in winter - GreenBuildingAdvisor
                    Scott Wilson | Posted in General Questions on December 20, 2018 09:23pm
                    This article discusses whether snow has much effect on the performance of solar panels.

                    SOLAR PANELS SHINE DESPITE WINTER'S BLAST, NAIT STUDY FINDS
                    Five-year study by alternative energy experts shows snow has little impact on panels' effectiveness
                    Posted: July 12, 2018
                    http://www.nait.ca/44779_103955.htm
                    https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com...nels-in-winter
                    New 5 year study? Funny that.

                    I used to have wind & solar energy data and detailed study textbooks for Edmonton and Alberta from the 1970's that determined the best solar panel angle for best efficiency, when tilted to the equivalent of a city’s latitude.


                    I guess there is good money found in redoing studies that determine that the sky is blue...
                    Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                      Originally posted by KC View Post
                      Solar shines in dead of winter – even in Edmonton, study finds - techlifetoday
                      http://techlifetoday.ca/articles/201...en-in-edmonton



                      Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s 5-year study on solar panels in winter - GreenBuildingAdvisor
                      Scott Wilson | Posted in General Questions on December 20, 2018 09:23pm
                      This article discusses whether snow has much effect on the performance of solar panels.

                      SOLAR PANELS SHINE DESPITE WINTER'S BLAST, NAIT STUDY FINDS
                      Five-year study by alternative energy experts shows snow has little impact on panels' effectiveness
                      Posted: July 12, 2018
                      http://www.nait.ca/44779_103955.htm
                      https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com...nels-in-winter
                      New 5 year study? Funny that.

                      I used to have wind & solar energy data and detailed study textbooks for Edmonton and Alberta from the 1970's that determined the best solar panel angle for best efficiency, when tilted to the equivalent of a city’s latitude.


                      I guess there is good money found in redoing studies that determine that the sky is blue...
                      I only skimmed a couple pages. I think this one added a whole lot more data. Maybe impact of snow cover, angle differences, continuous telemetry or some such info. I’m guessing that it’s more of interest to commercial/industrial developers than say solar hobbiests. Maybe it addresses deficiencies in the old data.

                      Plus of course, good data you can take to the bank.



                      I just went back to it and I see they actually said: “You can take this to the bank”


                      says the results will improve modelling used to estimate solar energy production that determines return on investment. Ultimately, that means a win for consumers.
                      “You can take this to the bank.”
                      NAIT launched the reference array snow study in 2012 with the City of Edmonton and Solar Energy Society of Alberta. A system of 12 solar modules was installed atop the Shaw Theatre on Main Campus to not only measure the impact of snow on the system, but also how the tilt of each module affects energy production.

                      “The rule of thumb throughout industry was to design a system as if it had no snow and then wipe 20% of energy production off the slate – we’re going to lose 20% because we’re in Canada,” says Matthews. “Everybody was terrified of underestimating the impact of snow and latitude [on energy production].”

                      ...
                      Myth busting too!



                      Bolding mine
                      Last edited by KC; 09-01-2019, 08:02 AM.

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                      • #41
                        'Right to repair' gathers force - BBC News
                        https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46797396

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                        • #42
                          “Everybody was terrified of underestimating the impact of snow and latitude [on energy production].”
                          ^^
                          I had several textbooks that I got from the Alberta government bookstore and the energy store that was on 118 ave and about 152nd street in 1977-78 that were written in 1974-76 on solar and wind energy data. I had built a few solar collector designs in the wake of the renewable energy interest of the 1970's. The textbooks included significant information and data on solar energy gain from various fixed installation angles vs sun tracking etc.

                          Obviously there is new data being found today but most of the basics were known decades ago.

                          Had to laugh that "Everybody was terrified". Really. There is a researcher that keep awake at night worrying about the energy wasted by alarm clocks.
                          Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 09-01-2019, 08:26 AM.
                          Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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                          • #43
                            Hilarious. CES, the very event invented to be all about the new, novel and never seen before products doesn’t have an award for the - new, novel and never seen before products. Bureaucracy Rules!


                            Maker of sex toy banned from CES showcase calls out gender double standard in tech | CBC Radio

                            “ "Unfortunately, [Osé] does not fit into any of our existing product categories and should not have been accepted for the Innovation Awards Program," it reads.”

                            https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens...tech-1.4973199

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                            • #44
                              The Simplest Explanation Of Global Warming Ever
                              https://www.forbes.com/sites/startsw...-warming-ever/

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                              • #45
                                Maybe we could stand our unused pipeline pipe on end and build solar power towers (solar power tower walls/stands) across the province.


                                Here Are the Largest Solar Farms Across the World | Digital Trends
                                https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-t...t-solar-farms/


                                Or maybe fill up huge bundles of vertical pipes forming huge silos for energy storage:

                                Swiss startup Energy Vault is stacking concrete blocks to store energy — Quartz

                                https://qz.com/1355672/stacking-conc...-store-energy/

                                This gravity-powered battery could be the future of energy storage - Archpaper.com

                                https://archpaper.com/2018/11/energy...ncrete-blocks/




                                Or roll big concrete wheels up shutes on mountain sides and valley walls then roll them down to generate electricity.
                                Last edited by KC; 17-01-2019, 08:13 PM.

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