Biofera Wed, 03 Aug 2022 03:03:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Biofera 32 32 Understanding the System Change Required – The Island Wed, 03 Aug 2022 00:00:43 +0000

by Ranil Senanayake

We need a new paradigm towards a permanent truce with nature, in tune with its rhythm and in sync with its rhythm. –– Ray Wijewardene,

Sri Lanka is “the canary in the coal mine” of fossil fuel-fueled economic growth that promises “development”. The pain of addiction withdrawal is felt from the cooking fires of his homes, to the national energy grids. Can this pain bring about a realization that the only way to prevent it from happening again is to end this dependence on fossil fuels and choose a new paradigm for growth and development.

It’s not just the pain of fossil fuel withdrawal, it’s also the terrible reality of what we’ve done to the environment that drives us to dismiss the myth of ‘development’ based on fossil fuel consumption. fossil fuels. I remember that the water from the well I drank from ranged from sweet to bitter. The bitter taste is a precursor to the foul chemicals that will eventually render this well undrinkable. What is the value of a good and clean drinking water well on my premises? Priceless to me, but to the economic thinking that rules this nation, only worth what the market dictates. Being a good neighbor, I will gladly share my well water with my neighbours. However, because I will not charge them money for my water, the value it represents to my neighbors, and me, is not calculated within the framework of the national economy. Why?

This insensitivity to environmental and social contracts is not limited to Sri Lanka, it is an artifact of the modern idea of ​​”progress” as defined and promoted by global politics as “development” today, it undermines unfortunately the basic needs of all humanity. . As countless fellow travelers have pointed out, in this journey of life, we hurt ourselves; we are narrowing down our future options.

A paradigm shift is needed, but what is it? Can we look at this world in a different way, in order to slow down this tsunami of hunger, disease and violence? We are constantly made aware that there is a food, water, health and now energy crisis, indicators of the coming tsunami.

In proposing a new paradigm, we must first define the existing one, so that the new one can be evaluated. Today, humanity has defined consumption-led growth, measured by indicators such as GDP, as “development”. Its operation has seen a rapid decline in indicators of sustainable living, indicators such as water quality, oil quality, health quality and biodiversity. It seeks to create transactions as an end goal. Often these do not pay a real price and the cost of the loss of environmental services is externalized, so that it becomes a public liability. Additionally, most transactions are in non-living materials, with value being relegated by scarcity and demand.

By shifting to a new paradigm, the most obvious effect will be to slow and hopefully reverse the current rapid decline in indicators of sustainable living, indicators such as water quality, oil quality , health quality and biodiversity. The concept of consumerist growth will be measured by a host of other indicators, not just transactions. These “sustainable living indicators” will provide the weighting factors for the calculation of established economic indicators, such as GDP. The real value of the “Global commons” will be formalized and valued the environmental services, in particular those which bring positive externalities to the operation.

This reality is summed up effectively in a saying of the Shuar peoples of the Amazon, they say:

“Oil represents the spirits of a long-dead world, which we use to satisfy our greed for power and sacrifice and our children in return.”

This statement is correct in a metaphorical and real sense.

Oil (and other fossil fuels) indeed represent a long dead world, whether it was the Devonian coal that came from the mass of the great forests, of that time, or the Jurassic oil that came from the productive oceans of that time. Our fossil fuels are indeed made from the bodies of the inhabitants of that time. They condensed into highly energetic substances, from which we extract energy and which, in turn, extract the sustainability of humanity, as the life support system diminishes.

The carbon circulating in living systems represents a fixed proportion of planetary carbon. This carbon, called “biotic” or living carbon, has a very different composition from other carbon sources. The biotic cycle of carbon in the planetary biosphere is measured in time cycles of thousands of years. This carbon is activated by the energy of the sun fixed by living beings. There is another carbon reservoir, which is “lithospheric” or fossil carbon. This is carbon that once existed in the biosphere, but has died and been buried underground where it resides for periods of time measured in millions of years. This “dead” carbon has no contact with the world of living carbon. Over geologic time, vast amounts of carbon, sequestered by living forms, have fossilized and withdrawn from biotic/atmospheric cycles to become distilled as the “spirits of a long-dead world”.

Metaphorically, it reflects human traditions that “from light comes life, from darkness death”. They represent the age-old battle that divides men, those who choose the power of light and those who choose the power of darkness. In the human experience, both are empowering, both extend promises, both require sacrifice. The sacrifice required when one asks for the power of light is the confinement of greed, fasting, meditation, prayer, altruism, in short the sacrifice of “self”. The sacrifice demanded by humans asking for the power of darkness is the worship of greed, selfish gain and the sacrifice of others. They will willingly kill the future for selfish gain, for personal power and wealth.

Thus, the old paradigm of creating the desire for consumption at the expense of the future and driven by fossil fuels must change, if humanity is to progress anywhere.

Just as the power of fossil energy manifested the old paradigm, it is the power of radiant energy that will manifest the new.

Radiant energy or light empowers us in two basic ways. The first is to maintain the planet’s life support system, the second is to provide electricity to power technological advances that become social norms.

The supply of electricity from non-fossil energy sources is illustrated by the use of water (hydro), trees (dendro), wind or radiation (solar). The technology to supply the market is slowed down by special interests (fossil lobby); it is still slowed down by official lethargy.

The other aspect of radiant energy is the phenomenon of primary production, by which the whole living world is maintained. Primary production or capture of light energy to make biomass is only possible through the action of photosynthesis, whereby carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is fused with water to provide both elements essential to life, oxygen and biomass. It is the substance that gives the green color of the vegetation.

It is the action of this material, photosynthetic biomass, that makes life sustainable on this planet. The tragedy is that, in the current paradigm, no value is given to this critical substance, value is only given to the products of its action, such as wood or grain. As a result of this lack of recognition, the volume of photosynthetic biomass began to decrease dramatically on a planetary scale.

A fundamental consideration of photosynthetic biomass is that it only retains its value as long as it is alive. Unlike commodities such as timber, fruit, spices, or grain that are valued after “harvest” and are dead, they have no value in the dead state. The moment it is “harvested” and ceases its activity, it loses its value.

So what is photosynthetic biomass? It is the “green stuff” of all plants. On land, it is mainly the leaves of plants, at sea it is the proliferation of algae and phytoplankton. Photosynthetic biomass captures energy from the sun using atmospheric carbon dioxide and water to produce all the food necessary for animal life on the planet. In addition, it produces oxygen to maintain air that we can breathe. It also causes the transformation of water or the purification of groundwater and the creation of rain, all actions essential to the sustainability of the life support system of the planet. Yet currently it is only the product of photosynthetic biomass, in the form of sequestered carbon, usually represented by wood, fruits, grains, etc., that has been recognized as having commercial value.

How can the recognition of the value of primary ecosystem services contribute to changing the paradigm?

A primary contribution would be to reverse the damage done to planetary life support systems by making profitable the restoration and enhancement of degraded environmental services. If economic and political decisions create the right climate to valorize photosynthetic biomass, many essential activities to slow the current trend can be developed and implemented.

The greatest resource for implementing these restoration goals is the rural population. It is only daily attention to new plantings in the field and a growing knowledge of restoration theory and practice that will produce the healed environments of tomorrow. Consideration of rural people, as key actors in land restoration, is important because it is often the rural person who will be responsible for acts that destroy or enhance both biomass and biodiversity. The rural exodus is often the consequence of an inability to live decently off the land. It is the inability to value environmental services that limits the development of new rural opportunities, to the detriment of farming communities and the resulting biodiversity. But using photosynthetic biomass as a proxy for environmental services can help reverse this trend.

As photosynthetic biomass can only retain value as long as it is alive, the reliance on exporting a product to support economic activity ceases. He or she can be paid for the amount of photosynthetic biomass he or she keeps alive on his land. Restoration work suggests that the higher the complexity of the vegetation, the higher its photosynthetic biomass. Money can now be used to sustain life rather than destroy it!

Such a paradigm shift brings with it countless opportunities for research, business and market development. Such an approach can indeed put us on a better path towards sustainability. Such a gesture can take us from darkness to light! It is enough for the international system to recognize a value for photosynthetic biomass and let the market dictate its value. We must seize the opportunity for change and move from an economy based on hydrocarbons to an economy based on carbohydrates!

Consumer and Business Debt Consolidation Market 2022 Data Analysis by Key Vendors like | Discover Personal Loans (US), Lending Club (US), Payoff (US) Tue, 02 Aug 2022 07:30:15 +0000

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Visitors have “devastated” the areas around the world’s tallest tree. Now it’s forbidden Mon, 01 Aug 2022 20:33:33 +0000 Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world, soaring 380 feet in Redwood National and State Parks, now has a viewing price nearly as high as its tallest branches.

Anyone caught in the area of ​​the towering coast redwood now faces a $5,000 fine or six months behind bars.

The National Park Service recently imposed the penalty after the area around Sequoia sempervirens – its scientific name – was trampled and trashed by visitors who wandered through the closed section of the park.

Park officials say an increasing number of visitors — some well-known tree lovers, others social media followers — have devastated the area, leaving behind trash and droppings and damaging the habitat around Hyperion. authorities said in a statement released last week.

Visitors trampled and damaged the base of the tree and crushed and killed the ferns growing around it. They may also have damaged other trees and undergrowth as they “crossed” through the dense undergrowth of the surrounding forest to get to Hyperion, park officials said. Redwoods have relatively shallow root systems – and there’s no trail to the tree that Guinness World Records declared the world’s tallest.

In addition to closing the area and threatening fines or jail time, the park service has also appealed to the environmental conscience of visitors.

Lions veteran OL Taylor Decker raves about open atmosphere at second camp under new regime Mon, 01 Aug 2022 17:46:00 +0000

ALLEN PARK — Taylor Decker is the longest-serving Detroit Lions player on their roster.

The 28-year-old left tackle is playing on his third diet heading into his seventh season in the NFL. So when Decker takes a moment to rave about the change in atmosphere and the flow of communication around these parts. It resonates more than the others.

“There’s just an established atmosphere for open communication for similar growth as a player, whether it’s player to player, player to coach, coach to coach, player to front office staff,” he said. Decker said after Monday’s practice. “There’s just this open communication where, man, this guy wants the best for me. I can ask that question and not worry about getting in trouble for not knowing the answer. Because we’re here to try and improve and if you’re a gamer and you don’t know, you’re supposed to ask the question to get the answer so you can do your job there.

“I think it’s been a huge thing – it sounds a little weird – but just the atmosphere of open communication between everyone, I think it’s been huge for the growth of the guys, the confidence guys and for everyone to get together. Because you feel that everyone cares about you.

The Lions also welcomed fans to their headquarters for practice over the weekend. They had a reported strong crowd of around 2,500 on Saturday and another contingent back in the stands for Monday’s session.

Decker said it was the most fans he had seen here for camp in years. And highlighted that level of interest as another source of energy and good feelings ahead of the new campaign.

“That says a lot because everyone knows we had bad years. It is what it is,” Decker said. “We had some bad records. I think we are going in the right direction. But, you know, they’re still there. They are still there. You hear everyone and you sign autographs saying “we love you”. We support you. We feel good here. I’ve heard most people say, “It feels good here.” The energy is good here. It’s a strange thing. But I guess everyone can kind of feel it.

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Decker echoed his fellow offensive linemen in celebrating the unique bond they have formed. The 2016 first-round pick said the group constantly talks about football and non-football topics.

“You talk about your offensive line. I love those guys,” he said. “We talk about things all the time, about football, not football, about life and it brings you closer and closer because you have this communication.

“We feed each other. We love each other, we are all very, very good friends. It’s an awesome group. »

The group also knows they have a chance to be something special this year. The five slated starters of Decker, Jonah Jackson, Frank Ragnow, Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Penei Sewell haven’t shared the field once in 2021. But that group returned to the field during the offseason program, and they were hard to miss. .

Sewell was one of the best rookies in the game, showing clear signs of development over time. The young right tackle picked up where he left off to open camp at Allen Park. Ragnow is one of the best centers in the NFL. Jackson made his first Pro Bowl last year. Vaitai has shown improvement while being more available in his second season here.

As for Decker? After returning from finger surgery, he remained one of the league’s most reliable left pass blockers. Pro Football Focus ranked Decker sixth among all tackles with enough snaps in pass protection in 2021.

“I would say that’s the most talented bloodline I’ve been in, 100%. I’m not necessarily a talent evaluator, but we just have a bunch of smart, confident, athletic guys,” previously Decker said, “I think our room is a very confident room, a talented room, and we all get along really well. Our camaraderie and cohesion as a group is out of this world. It’s amazing.”

Decker and the Lions played it safe with his foot this offseason. He injured his foot in the team’s season-ending win over the Green Bay Packers. He has since clarified that it was not the same injury, but more the residual effects of rehabilitation throughout the offseason.

The left tackle didn’t practice the day before the team went off duty this weekend. But, he was there to open padded practices on Monday.

” I’m fine. It is what it is,” Decker said. “Managed via OTAs. I feel damn good, obviously, walking into camp. Now it’s just a matter of managing it, so it never dives. I think it will be fine. I feel like I’m moving well, running well.

Elkins, South Carolina Team Wins National Sport Clays Title | Sports Mon, 01 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000

A five-member team representing South Carolina, which included Evelyn Elkins of Mount Pleasant, won the Scholastic Clay Target Program Sporting Clays National Championship in a competition held earlier this month in Marengo, Ohio .

South Carolina’s all-state team was made up of the top five sporting clay shooters in the state and included Wilkins, who represents Palmetto Elite Shooting in Mount Pleasant, as well as Turner Parcell, Carter Hinson, Christopher Marr and Wyatt Peay, all of whom represented the Mid Carolina Young Guns of Orangeburg.

South Carolina’s all-state team beat 917 of 1,000 targets in the competition, finishing four ahead of second-placed Tennessee and eight ahead of third-place Georgia.

The SCTP National Championship brought together 36 teams from all states to compete in clay, trap and skeet sports. South Carolina’s trap and skeet teams did not place in the top three in their disciplines. But Palmetto Elite Shooting brought in another all-state member of the SCTP Nationals in Trinity Morris, which got all states into the trap.

Morris is coached by her father, Rob Morris, while Wilkins is coached by her father, Eric Wilkins.

Mount Pleasant’s Evelyn Wilkins with the national championship belt buckle that the five-member South Carolina All-State Athletic Clay Team won at the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championship in Ohio. Photo by Eric Elkins.

“You shoot individually and you also score as a team, and Evelyn came back with a Sporting Clays National Championship belt buckle,” said Eric Wilkins.

“There were almost 4,000 kids at this event, some as young as sixth grade and there were even a few college competitors. We were there for eight days and they shot a multitude of disciplines.”

Elkins explained that each all-state team was made up of shooters who finished in the top five statewide in their discipline to qualify for national championships.

Evelyn Wilkins won the SCTP State Championship for having the highest cumulative score in any discipline. The 16-year-old attends Crown Leadership Academy.

Trinity Morris, 15, is a student at Lucy Beckham High School.

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Governor’s Cup

Blue Sky, owned by Greg Smith and captained by Jay Weaver, entered the Edisto Invitational Billfish tournament with a huge points lead in the SC Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, having won the previous two Governor’s Cup tournaments, the Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament and the Carolina Billfish. Classic.

With 4,650 points out, Blue Sky had a 2,000 point advantage over second-placed Buddy Rowe and 2,450 points ahead of third-placed Showtime.

And although Blue Sky did not complete the sweep with an Edisto win, placing third, the crew managed to rack up as many points as first and second place finishers Sportin’ Life and Reel Hook Up and claim unofficially the 2022 Governor’s Cup Title.

Sportin’ Life, Reel Hook Up and Blue Sky all finished the Edisto tournament with 1,400 points, scored from seven sailboat outings, with the tie broken based on the first boat to reach that number.

Landing a record fish is no small feat

Buddy Rowe scored 600 points at Edisto, while Show Time was not listed.

Edisto participants released three blue marlins and 60 sailfish. During the three tournaments of the 2022 Governor’s Cup, participants released 34 blue marlin, one white marlin and 153 sailfish.

There were three additional blue marlins that were taken on board and weighed, the heaviest being a 532.1 pound catch by the Hydrosphere boat during the Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament.

Official results will be released after the Governor’s Cup Committee meets and certifies the score.

American yacht club

America’s Boating Club Charleston will be hosting boating safety classes August 6 and 27 at 1376 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. The course starts at 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Successful participants are awarded the SC Department of Natural Resources Boater Education Card. The cost is $45 for adults and $15 for additional household members sharing the text. Bursaries are available for young people between the ages of 12 and 18. Call 843-312-2876 or email

SoFi Technologies (SOFI) will release its quarterly results on Tuesday Sun, 31 Jul 2022 07:42:53 +0000

Sofi Technologies (NASDAQ: SOFIGet a rating) will release its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Tuesday, August 2. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of ($0.12) per share for the quarter. SoFi Technologies has set its fiscal year 2022 guidance to EPS and its second quarter 2022 guidance to EPS. Parties interested in participating in the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Sofi Technologies (NASDAQ: SOFIGet a rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analyst consensus estimates of ($0.14). The company posted revenue of $321.70 million for the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $283.99 million. SoFi Technologies has a negative net margin of 36.32% and a negative return on equity of 9.24%. The company’s quarterly revenue increased 48.9% year over year. On average, analysts expect SoFi Technologies to post $0 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0 EPS for the next fiscal year.

SoFi Technologies Price Performance

Shares of SOFI opened at $6.31 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.78 billion, a price-earnings ratio of -7.70 and a beta of 1.39. SoFi Technologies has a 12-month low of $4.82 and a 12-month high of $24.65. The company has a quick ratio of 5.60, a current ratio of 5.60 and a leverage ratio of 0.94. The company has a 50-day moving average of $6.30 and a 200-day moving average of $8.41.

Insider Buying and Selling at SoFi Technologies

In other SoFi Technologies news, EVP Michelle Gil sold 50,000 shares of SoFi Technologies in a trade on Tuesday, June 14. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.48, for a total value of $274,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 1,831,223 shares of the company, valued at $10,035,102.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via this link. In other news, EVP Michelle Gil sold 50,000 shares of the company in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 14. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.48, for a total transaction of $274,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 1,831,223 shares of the company, valued at $10,035,102.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via the SEC website. Also, director Harvey M. Schwartz bought 15,000 shares of the company in a trade dated Friday, May 13. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $6.50 per share, with a total value of $97,500.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 229,852 shares of the company, valued at $1,494,038. Disclosure of this purchase can be found here. During the last quarter, insiders purchased 257,753 shares of the company valued at $1,561,711. Company insiders hold 13.00% of the company’s shares.

Institutional trading of SoFi technologies

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently changed their holdings in SOFI. State Street Corp increased its position in SoFi Technologies by 11.6% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,618,860 shares of the company worth $62,548,000 after acquiring an additional 689,824 shares in the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in SoFi Technologies by 1.9% in the 1st quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,215,095 shares of the company valued at $30,383,000 after purchasing an additional 59,447 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in SoFi Technologies by 9.1% in the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,071,419 shares of the company valued at $19,574,000 after buying an additional 172,275 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in SoFi Technologies by 1.8% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,266,962 shares of the company valued at $11,973,000 after buying 22,288 additional shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ensign Peak Advisors Inc increased its stake in SoFi Technologies shares by 1,528.8% in Q1. Ensign Peak Advisors Inc now owns 1,163,386 shares of the company valued at $10,994,000 after acquiring an additional 1,091,961 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors hold 56.45% of the company’s shares.

Analysts set new price targets

Several equity research analysts have looked at SOFI shares. Bank of America lowered its target price on SoFi Technologies shares from $12.00 to $7.00 in a Tuesday, May 10 research note. Moffett Nathanson began covering SoFi Technologies shares in a research note on Tuesday, April 5. They set a “buy” rating and a price target of $13.00 for the company. Oppenheimer lowered his price target on SoFi Technologies shares from $18.00 to $13.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a Thursday, April 7 research note. Wedbush lowered its price target on SoFi Technologies shares from $20.00 to $15.00 in a Thursday, April 7 research note. Finally, Piper Sandler lowered her price target on SoFi Technologies shares from $10.00 to $8.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a Wednesday, June 29 research note. Five investment analysts gave the stock a hold rating and eight gave the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.73.

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Discovery of the 2nd largest pink diamond in the world. What gives diamonds their color? Sun, 31 Jul 2022 03:00:00 +0000

Usually, when goods are faulty, we expect their value to drop, but the exact opposite is true for diamonds. Ironically, it’s imperfections that give diamonds color – and these “fancy” diamonds are some of the most sought after in the world.

Diamonds are made up of carbon atoms organized into compact structures. Clear, perfect diamonds sparkle because light reflects off their inner surfaces. Of course, these diamonds are precious.