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Cyanobacteria - lakes

Health officials identified cyanobacteria as Aphanocapsa, Anabaena and Woronichinia. The heaviest blooms were found close to the shorelines. Cyanobacteria are not rare, but excess phosphorus is available to the water leads to blooms and surface scums. Places in New Hampshire that have got contaminated with cyanobacteria this summer include Long Pond in Pelham and Elm Brook Park Beach in Hopkinton. A person exposed to cyanobacteria can experience a range of health problems from skin irritation to liver damage.

2 University Enviornmental Studies Professor Johan Muire

The problem with environmental studies academics is they want to meet outside so much of the time. Peter could barely concentrate, the black flies kept landing on him randomly taking a bite. XXX did not look concerned, why weren't they landing on him?

Well, in one sense he would make a good addition to the team, John even has a teaching certificate with his Masters before getting his Dr. of Philosophy in Enviornmental Studies from Antioch. However, he is adamant about being one of those outdoor classroom people, he will not teach a class inside.

Do we know anything about him? My son took his Geomorphology class last summer, they traveled all over the continent in six weeks. Jason reports he can teach and knows his stuff.

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With a quick knock, John entered boreal forest outpost seven. XXX noticed that he was wearing a leather vest instead of the normal ranger fiber. "That must add at least ten pounds to his footprint", he thought. He also noted the vest, and presumabl…

Book 2 Broch Viavik - Northwest Citian Outpost

YYY was usually the quietest of the so called gang of seven, but she was clearly agitated. "I am not talking about building the city of the future, I am talking about building the city of the present. The Oklahoma rift is spreading, there is a thousand sq kilo hypoxic dead zone forming within our ship travel range, the wildfires keep getting worse, we have to build a sanctuary city and we have to do it now."

Adrian slowly began his trademarked thumbstroke against his goatee using the pause in the conversation to let the silence grow. A fly on the wall observer couldn't say the seven were restless, but out of their comfort zones. This was a big expense and they did not have consensus. Adrian spoke, "We can't build a city, we don't know how. We need to build smaller outposts firsts, make our mistakes, hone our best practices.

Arian, QQQ said, I don't want to be dense, but best practices against what?

"I would start with anti-fragility." A chorus …

Underwater - no googles

Blink wasn't waterproof, but since core 64s, used bluetooth for audio connections instead of a jack, she was largely water resistant. XXX had managed to throw her off the bridge when the harvesters came so the core device had evaded capture for the moment, but was near a drowning death.

YYY, shadowing XXX along the riverbank saw Blink's splashdown. "I have to get to her", he thought. But, I can't see through the turbid waters with their glacial till. Time was wasting, the river with its glacial carved granite bottom was not deep, but there was a perceptible current seeking the calm of sea level. Find Blink now, or lose her forever.

YYY remembered, a childhood game from his neighborhood pool, long since abandoned with grass growing up through the cracks in the concrete. If you held your hands by your face before you put it in the water, you could create an air bubble. This served as a lens to see through the water even without a diving mask or googles. YYY walked …