Bookmarks for September 3rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 3rd:

  • Honolulu Declaration Offers Ways to Curb Ocean Acidification: As the oceans absorb increasing amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acid, weakening the world’s coral reefs. Scientists aim to combat ocean acidification via limits on fossil fuel emissions, reduction of stress on reefs, and creation of marine protected areas.
  • Magmatically Triggered Slow Earthquake Discovered At Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii: Slow earthquakes are a special type of earthquake where fault rupture occurs too slowly (over periods of days to months) to produce any felt shaking. Slow earthquakes of magnitude 5.5-5.7 have been previously found to periodically occur on the flanks of Kilauea.
  • Hawaii’s Conversion of Coal Plant to Biomass Marks a New Trend: A coal-fired power plant in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, that formerly provided electricity to a sugar mill is now being converted into a 24-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant. MMA Renewable Ventures is financing the conversion and will operate the new plant, which will be called the Hū Honua Bioenergy Facility.
  • Lanai windfarm plan fights local currents: Plans to build the largest wind farm in the state on Lana’i are part of a vision to make the island a model of renewable energy, but the project is encountering some headwinds in the form of community concern.
  • Google Chrome: A fresh take on the browser: “All of us at Google spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends — all using a browser. Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there.”
  • Easter Eggs in 0.9 beta: Google has planted some funny Easter Eggs in the most recent Android SDK. It’s a good way to blow off the steam as I’m sure they are under a lot of pressure for a solid 1.0 release in the next few months.

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