Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina seeks summer interns

first_imgGiant sequoias are the largest trees in the world and can live for over 3,000 years. Of the 28 dead trees, 25 appear to have lived in particularly wet areas, “which is very weird,” said Christy Brigham, chief of resource management and science at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.  Are you a college student interested in environmental stewardship and conservation? The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is currently accepting applications for a Land Protection Assistant Intern. The position is a paid, 10-week, full-time summer internship through Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Diversity of Conservation Internship Program. Internships run from May – August 2020. The Diversity in Conservation Internship Program seeks to engage two and four-year college students and recent graduates from underrepresented communities, particularly of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, and Native American background, in conservation careers.  Read the press release here: The DOE made changes to its Process Rule, adding new steps to an already lengthy standard-setting process, says ACEEE. It will significantly increase the energy savings threshold needed to trigger the process and allow manufacturers to largely design the testing that decides if the products meet standards.  The Trump administration has approved a rule that will make it more difficult to set energy efficiency standards for common appliances and equipment like refrigerators, dishwashers and home furnaces as well as commercial air conditioners and industrial motors, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) said in a press release. These standards reduce pollution and save the average US household $500 every year. California’s giant sequoias are dying because of climate changecenter_img Learn more and apply for the position here:  According to a joint study by the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, 28 sequoias at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have died since 2014 due to drought, fire, and beetle infestation, all of which have been linked to global warming.  The Department of Energy approves rule that will make it more difficult to set new energy efficiency standards Read the full story here:  Calling all college students: Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina seeks summer internslast_img read more

Going for gold

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Liverpool’s ‘Journey by Road Fan’ Returns Home

first_imgWilson told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I’ll be honest, the whole way down to Madrid, I was skeptical that we’d make it.‘I mean we’d just gotten to Dover for the ferry and a pipe blew off of the engine.’Despite being a lifelong fan, WIlson admitted he baulked at the prices demanded for flights to Madrid in the build-up to the showpiece final.He said: ‘I love Liverpool FC, I’ve been to all the matches, but there was no way I was gonna pay out £800 for a flight that I could get for £40 next week.‘Yeah, it was a little bit of a long car ride back but I think it only cost us around £200 on petrol each way, so we’ve got four people to the final for half the price of one person flying over.’On whether he would do the journey again, Wilson said: ‘One hundred percent, I’d recommend people give it a try.’‘If we make it to Istanbul next year, there’ll be something big coming.’Wilson also revealed he would be keeping the car despite it suffering numerous problems along the way.He added: ‘Oh, I’m keeping the car. It’s gonna be the daily runner I reckon. I’ll get it done up first though!’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool FC may have conquered Europe in grand style but one of its die-hard fan, Simon Wilson, who made the journey by road to Madrid for the epic match returned his Anfield home yesterday after driving 1,290 miles to watch his side beat Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid.The YouTuber opted to make the journey in a £40 Skoda Favorit GLXi with three friends after flights to Spain reached up to £800.Wilson arrived in time to watch Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi score in both halves to seal a sixth European Cup, but admitted there were several difficulties along the way.last_img read more

Man City shoot out Liverpool to win Shield

first_imgIn the shoot-out, City keeper Claudio Bravo saved from Georginio Wijnaldum, with Gabriel Jesus driving in the winning kick after successful efforts from Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko.The jubilant celebrations from City’s players and fans showed inflicting an early psychological blow on Liverpool was a moment to savour, regardless of the supposed warm-up status of the glamour friendly.“An incredible final from both sides. We had real good moments, but in the last 15 minutes we were exhausted and they had chances to win the game,” Guardiola said.“It was a good test for both teams. It’s nice for the players to realise what they will face this season.“At this level the difference is nothing, just one penalty. The first title of the season is ours.”With City installed as favourites to win the title for a third successive season and Liverpool expected to present the strongest challenge to Pep Guardiola’s side, their meeting on the eve of the season was a window into what to expect this term.After pipping Liverpool to last season’s Premier League title with 98 points to their rivals’ 97, City went on to complete an unprecedented domestic treble by adding the FA Cup to the League Cup they won earlier in the campaign.But Jurgen Klopp’s men didn’t dwell on that painful near-miss as they won the Champions League just weeks later.On the evidence of this hard-fought contest, which featured both flashes of quality and signs of rustiness, there will little to separate the two teams as they go head-to-head for the major prizes once again over the next 10 months.Retaining the Community Shield trophy they won 12 months ago would improve City’s belief that they can repeat last season’s remarkable silverware haul, but Liverpool could take encouragement as well after they finished strongly enough to have won.The only dark cloud for City was an injury to Bayern Munich target Leroy Sane, who limped off in the 10th minute holding his right leg.City’s victory was a well-time riposte for Guardiola, who this week hit back at Klopp’s claim that the champions live in a transfer “fantasy land”.– City flex muscles –Players of Manchester City celebrate following their team’s victory in the penalty shoot outGuardiola gave a debut to Spain midfielder Rodri, who joined from Atletico Madrid for a club record £63 million (69 million euros) in the close-season.And the 23-year-old’s composed passing and physical presence showed why City’s financial muscles have been flexed again.Sterling hadn’t scored in his last 10 appearances against Liverpool in all competitions, but the England winger ended that drought in the 12th minute.Kyle Walker’s high pass to the far post caught Liverpool appealing in vain for offside as Kevin De Bruyne headed on to David Silva.Silva flicked towards Sterling and his close-range effort was just strong enough to escape the grasp of Reds keeper Alisson Becker and trickle over the line.Much improved after the interval, Liverpool were inches away from equalising when Virgil van Dijk’s half-volley crashed down off the crossbar onto the goalline before City scrambled clear.Salah was by far Liverpool’s most menacing player and he twisted away from the City defence before firing a fierce strike that cannoned off the outside of the post.Guardiola had his head in his hands in frustration when Sterling again ran clear on goal without scoring as his hesitant stumble allowed Alisson to save at his feet.City paid for that miss when Liverpool deservedly equalised in the 77th minute, Van Dijk helping on Jordan Henderson’s free-kick before substitute Matip headed in from close-range.Walker’s incredible overhead-kick clearance then repelled what looked to be a late Salah winner, setting up City’s shoot-out triumph that stood as the opening salvo in what looks set to be a season-long feud.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sergio Aguero (centre left) and David Silva (centre right) lift the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium. Photo/APLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 3 – Manchester City fired the first shot in their battle for supremacy with rivals Liverpool on Sunday as they snatched the Community Shield with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win after a 1-1 draw at Wembley.Raheem Sterling gave City a first half lead before Joel Matip grabbed a late equaliser for Liverpool in the annual curtain-raiser to the English top-flight season.last_img read more