Senator Micciche, speaking to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday afternoon, said he refers to the bill as the “take it outside” act. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on January 26th, 2018 at 04:09 pmA proposal to ban smoking in bars and restaurants across Alaska gained wide support in the Alaska Legislature. If signed into law, the bill would restrict smoking in public places. One Republican state Representative Gabrielle LeDoux of Anchorage, the chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, killed the same bill in the 2015-16 Legislature. LeDoux, continues to voice her opposition for the bill, and is in a key position that allows her to decide whether it comes up for a final vote. Senate Bill 63, is sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen). SB 63 reads, “An Act prohibiting smoking in certain places; relating to education on the smoking prohibition; and providing for an effective date.” Micciche: “Senate Bill 63 does not prohibit outdoor smoking except where near it affects others, such as building entrances and exits. The Bill does not legislate the employment of smokers and nonsmokers, and local government will retain their ability for more restrictive local provisions than the statewide law.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-smoking-ban.mp3VmJennifer-on-smoking-ban.mp300:00RPd
50-million-year-old clam shells provide indications of future of El Nino phenomenon © 2014 Phys.org The findings by the team also cast doubt on some theories that have been developed to explain why the ENSO occurs at all—primary among them are those that suggest they are due to a slight wobble in the Earth’s orbit. If that were the case, it would seem logical to conclude that an identifiable periodicity would emerge over the course of ten thousand years, but now, that doesn’t appear to be the case. A large shell midden from the Inca period at a study site in Peru’s Ica valley is shown. The climate is so dry that even wooden structures are preserved. Credit: M. Carré / Univ. of Montpellier This image shows a magnified cross-section of a shell. The lines in the outer layer come from growth during low tides, and help to put a time on the temperature measurements. Credit: M. Carré / Univ. of Montpellier Citation: Clam fossils offer 10,000 year history of El Nino Southern Oscillation (2014, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-08-clam-fossils-year-history-el.html Explore further The middens are ancient dumping sites that typically contain a mix of mollusk shells, fish and bird bones, ceramics, cloth, charcoal, maize and other plants. Credit: M. Carré / Univ. of Montpellier Journal information: Science More information: Holocene history of ENSO variance and asymmetry in the eastern tropical Pacific, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1252220ABSTRACTUnderstanding the response of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to global warming requires quantitative data on ENSO under different climate regimes. Here, we present a reconstruction of ENSO in the eastern tropical Pacific spanning the last 10 thousand years (ka) derived from oxygen isotopes in fossil mollusk shells from Peru. We find that ENSO variance was close to the modern level in the early Holocene and severely damped ~4-5 ka. In addition, ENSO variability was skewed toward cold events along coastal Peru 6.7-7.5 ka owing to a shift of warm anomalies toward the Central Pacific. The modern ENSO regime was established ~3-4.5 ka. We conclude that ENSO was sensitive to changes in climate boundary conditions during the Holocene, including, but not limited to insolation.Press release This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —A research team working in Peru, with members from France, Peru and the U.S. has found a way to track the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) going back as far as ten thousand years. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team reports that their study of clam fossils has revealed clear patterns of the ENSO and report that it has not been increasing in intensity over the course of the Holocene as some have suggested. People have been living on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Peru for a long time, and as they’ve done so, they’ve eaten clams, tossing the shells onto waste areas that grew to become huge mounds over thousands of years. In this new effort, the researchers dug down into several such mounds and extracted clam fossils they found, along with dirt and charcoal—remnants of ancient fires used to cook the clam meat. By taking measurements of oxygen isotopes in the clam shells, the researchers were able to calculate ocean surface temperatures at two to four week intervals throughout the lives of the individual clams, while radiocarbon dating of the dirt and charcoal revealed when the clams made their way into the mound. Examining multiple clams at different depths in the mounds allowed for creating a historical record of sea surface temperatures, and that allowed for charting the cycle of the ENSO going back ten thousand years.The charts created by the research team suggest that the ENSO cycle does not have a predictable cycle and also that it has not been increasing in strength over the course of the Holocene as others have suggested. They did find some patterns, however. During a period approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, for example, the ENSO was relatively weak, and during another period, from 6,700 to 7,500 years ago, ocean temperatures along the coast of Peru appeared to have been skewed by the location of warm water from an El Niño (when trade winds push warm water into the Eastern Pacific.)
Kolkata: There is a good news for the people of the state as various types of fishes including Hilsa is made available at all the Sufal Bangla stalls across the state.With the onset of monsoon, Bengalis are now ready to pay anything to buy Hilsa. As the demands for Hilsa have gone up, a section of traders are utilising the opportunity to make fast money by increasing the rates of the fish, specially on Sundays.The Agriculture Marketing department has come to help the people of Bengal to buy better quality fishes at the right price. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsFrom Thursday onwards, fishes including Hilsa, Bhetki, Pabda and Parshe will be available at the stalls of Sufal Bangla.Tapan Dasgupta, the state Agriculture Marketing minister, made the announcement of making fishes available in Sufal Bangla stalls after inaugurating two stalls in Salt Lake and one in Belgachia on Thursday.Chandranath Sinha, the state Fisheries minister, was also present at the inaugural ceremony of the stall in Salt Lake. MP Dr Shantanu Sen also attended the inaugural ceremony. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedDasgupta said besides fishes, fruits will also be made available at stalls. One can buy fruits including Mangos, Bananas, Coconuts and Guavas at the stalls.At present, there are around 46 movable such stalls that keep moving from one point to another in a specific area in urban parts of the city to help common people get fresh vegetables at the right price and with the setting up of three such Sufal Bangla stalls on Thursday, there are now around 24 stalls those have been constructed in different urban areas of the state. The Sufal Bangla stalls are basically run by the Farmers Producers Organisations (FPO) who collect vegetables from the farmers of the rural parts of the state and bring it to the stalls to sell it out. It ensures availability of fresh vegetables and fruits.Moreover, people are never charged more. They get vegetables, fruits and fishes at the right price. The Agriculture Marketing department has set a target of setting up total 100 Sufal Bangla stalls.