Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here’s the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 21. WORK SMARTER.
It’s Climate Week in New York! [Climate Week NYC]
European oil and gas companies have broadened their businesses with significant investments in renewables. American companies, conversely, have doubled down on fossil fuels. [NY Times]
Germany, meanwhile, seems to be playing a double game. It has announced a coal-exit plan (by 2038), but simultaneously is undercutting green initiatives with fairly significant investments in coal and natural gas. [Energy Transition]
Recommended: Engineering with Nature from US Army Corps and its many partners in the field. [Geosynthetica]
Is altering the earth’s geophysical environment (geoengineering) the only way to undo climate damage? This is certainly a dramatic idea. [WIRED]
When has an HDPE geomembrane reached its end of life? A pre-defined date? When testing reveals a predefined loss of properties? Only when failure occurs? The Berlin 2 Workshop sought to answer that. [Geosynthetica]
Big topics & big names have been confirmed for the GeoAmericas 2020 Online keynotes [Geosynthetica]
Jorge Zornberg on Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast [Geosynthetica]
Online learning opportunities in geosynthetics [Geosynthetica]
New equipment to help identify extraterrestrial biosignatures in soil from other planets [MSN]
Don’t be THIS company when it comes to work at home performance evaluation [Inc.]
Security news: Major Bluetooth flaw reveals vulnerabilities on many devices [WIRED]
Not trying to move product, but just saying: the blood oxygen meter on the Apple Watch Series 6 is cool. (Of course, it likely works no better than my $19 pulse-ox device.) [Apple]
9 Easy Ways to Set Boundaries at Work to Improve Your Life [Fast Company]
This is the September 21, 2020 GeoWire from Geosynthetica. GeoWire is published on Mondays with thought-leading links to help infrastructure professionals work smarter. News and ideas to share? Contact us.