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Wall St. falters as Senate delays health vote

The tech-heavy Nasdaq led a broad Wall Street decline on Tuesday with stocks falling more sharply after a healthcare bill was delayed in the U.S. Senate, raising fresh questions about President Trump’s domestic agenda.

The benchmark S&P 500 posted its biggest one-day drop in about six weeks and closed at its lowest point since May 31.

Major indexes extended losses after U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell decided to put off a planned vote on a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act until after the Senate’s July 4 recess.

The healthcare legislation, which has encountered resistance from several Republicans, is the first plank of Trump’s domestic policy agenda, with investors eager for him to move onto his other plans including tax cuts, infrastructure spending and deregulation.

Promises for such domestic polices helped fuel a 13.1-percent rise for the benchmark S&P 500 since Trump’s Nov. 8 election.

“The market likes certainty, and now there’s uncertainty,” said Peter Costa, president of trading firm Empire Executions in New York. “What is this going to look like when this gets out of the next iteration? That uncertainty I think is just having people pause a little bit.”

“I also think that when the market gets to certain levels, any type of uncertainty, especially in anything that has to do with the administration, will have an adverse effect,” Costa said.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 98.89 points, or 0.46 percent, to 21,310.66, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 19.69 points, or 0.81 percent, to 2,419.38 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 100.53 points, or 1.61 percent, to 6,146.62.

Big tech names weighed most heavily on the S&P 500. Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) fell 2.5 percent after EU antitrust regulators hit the tech giant with a record $2.7-billion fine.

The Nasdaq had its worst day since a tech-led slide on June 9 raised questions about the sector.

On Tuesday, the tech sector .SPLRCT pulled back 1.7 percent. It remains the best-performing major group this year.

“There is some thinking that they ran up too quickly, and if there’s an excuse to sell then we get some traders come in and sell into that weakness,” said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama.

The healthcare sector .SPXHC weakened after news of the vote delay, and ended down 0.9 percent.

Financials .SPSY were the only sector to end in positive territory, rising 0.5 percent.

Data showed consumer confidence for June rose more than expected, which could bolster the Fed’s case for another rate hike this year.

Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said the Fed rightly plans to raise rates once more this year, given recent inflation weakness is likely temporary.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she does not believe there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash.

Investors are gearing up for second-quarter corporate earnings season after a strong first quarter, with the S&P 500 trading at nearly 18 times forward earnings estimates, well above its long-term average of 15 times.

“On an earnings basis, the market appears to be fully valued and we need to see fiscal policy, tax and regulatory reform, to drive GDP growth and then stock prices,” said Ernie Cecilia, chief investment officer of Bryn Mawr Trust in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.89-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.98-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

(Additional reporting by Tanya Agrawal in Bengaluru; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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Heavy Construction News – Congo’s miners often resort to hunting wildlife for food, study finds — ScienceDaily

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A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving factor in the illegal hunting of great apes and other wildlife for food.

The majority of individuals surveyed at mining camps during the 3-month study period said they hunted mostly out of necessity in the absence of any alternative protein, and would much prefer to eat beef, chicken, and fish instead of chimpanzee or gorilla if it were available.

The new study titled “The socio-economics of artisanal mining and bushmeat hunting around protected areas: Kahuzi-Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo” appears in the online version of the journal Oryx. The authors are: Charlotte Spira, Andrew Kirkby, Deo Kujirakwinja, and Andrew Plumptre of WCS.

Eastern DRC is known for its exceptional biodiversity and its assemblage of large charismatic species, including threatened great ape species such as the endangered eastern chimpanzee and the critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla. The region also contains globally significant deposits of valuable minerals such as gold, cassiterite (used to make tin), and coltan, a mineral in high demand for use in cell phones and other technology.

Artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant source of livelihoods in the DRC, where an estimated 8-10 million people (14-16 percent of the country’s population in 2008) take part in the industry. In the eastern part of the country, mining operations have had devastating impacts on wildlife, even within the confines of protected areas such as Kahuzi-Biega National Park and the Itombwe Nature Reserve. Grauer’s gorilla numbers have declined by 77 percent over the past 20 years due to hunting, which the presence of mining sites continues to fuel.

Wildlife rangers trying to protect these natural resources face extreme danger as armed militias and insurgent groups inside national parks occupy vast swaths of wildlife habitat in order to illegally control and exploit access to minerals. Many sites visited during the survey were controlled by armed groups and indeed more than 20 percent of tin and coltan mines in the region are thought to be controlled by armed groups. The presence of armed groups results in a proliferation of arms that facilitates both the hunting of great apes and a general breakdown in rule of law for local communities.

“Our analysis shows that although mining attracts people due to the opportunity to get quick cash, most miners were in favor of leaving the sector for better and safer economic opportunities,” said WCS researcher Charlotte Spira, the lead author of the study. “We also found that most miners who participated in the survey hunt wildlife out of necessity, and many would stop hunting if they had a secure income, if domestic sources of meat were made available, and if hunting laws were strongly enforced.”

The authors of the study suggest that a better regulated mining sector in forests outside of protected areas would improve local governance, social wellbeing and economic opportunities whilst reducing negative environmental impacts.

International measures, such as the US government’s Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule that require transparency by companies and businesses in sourcing conflict minerals — which is currently being contested by the US Securities and Exchange Commission — are important and should be encouraged.

“Mining in the region can be greatly improved through the demilitarization of mining sites along with law enforcement to prevent bushmeat hunting, and more access to domestic sources of protein that would reduce the need for bushmeat,” said Richard Tshombe, Director for WCS’s Democratic Republic of Congo Program. “Developing sustainable business opportunities that can compete with the economic benefits of mining could support miners to pursue other avenues of employment and at the same time help ease the burden of mining in DRC’s most biodiverse landscapes.”

WCS is urging members of the public to demand an end to conflict minerals by taking action at

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Heavy Construction News – Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication — ScienceDaily – #Construction #News

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By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but by using graphene, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have come one step closer to a possible paradigm shift for the electronic industry.

Over 60 young researchers from all over the world will learn more about this and other topics as they gather in outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, to participate in this week’s summer school Graphene Study, arranged by Graphene Flagship.

It is the EU’s largest ever research initiative, the Graphene Flagship, coordinated by Chalmers, who organises the school this week, 25-30 June 2017. This year it is held in Sweden with focus on electronic applications of the two-dimensional material with the extraordinary electrical, optical, mechanical and thermal properties that make it a more efficient choice than silicon in electronic applications. Andrei Vorobiev is a researcher at the Department of Micro Technology and Nanoscience at Chalmers as well as one of the many leading experts giving lectures at Graphene Study and he explains why graphene is suitable for developing devices operating in the THz range:

“One of the graphene’s special features is that the electrons move much faster than in most semiconductors used today. Thanks to this we can access the high frequencies (100-1000 times higher than gigahertz) that constitutes the terahertz range. Data communication then has the potential of becoming up to ten times faster and can transmit much larger amounts of data than is currently possible,” says Andrei Vorobiev, senior researcher at Chalmers University of Technology.

Researchers at Chalmers are the first to have shown that graphene based transistor devices could receive and convert terahertz waves, a wavelength located between microwaves and infrared light, and the results were published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. One example of these devices is a 200-GHz subharmonic resistive mixer based on a CVD graphene transistor integrated on silicon that could be used in high-speed wireless communication links.

Another example, taking advantage of graphene’s unique combination of flexibility and high carrier velocity, is a power detector based on a graphene transistor integrated on flexible polymer substrates. Interesting applications for such a power detector include wearable THz sensors for healthcare and flexible THz detector arrays for high resolution interferometric imaging to be used in biomedical and security imaging, remote process control, material inspection and profiling and packaging inspection.

“Analysis show that flexible imaging detector arrays is an area where THz applications of graphene has a very high impact potential. One example of where this could be used is in the security scanning at airports. Because the graphene-based terahertz scanner is bendable you’ll get a much better resolution and can retrieve more information than if the scanner’s surface is flat,” says Vorobiev.

But despite the progress, much work remains before the final electronic products reach the market. Andrei Vorobiev and his colleagues are now working to replace the silicon base on which the graphene is mounted, which limits the performance of the graphene, with other two-dimensional materials which, on the contrary, can further enhance the effect. And Vorobiev hopes that he will be able to inspire the students participating in Graphene Study to reach new scientific breakthroughs.

“In the last fifty years, all electronic development has followed Moore’s law, which says that every year more and more functions will being applied on ever smaller surfaces. Now it seems that we have reached the physical limit of how small the electronic circuits can become and we need to find another principle for development. New materials can be one solution and research on graphene is showing positive results. Working with graphene-related research is about breaking new ground which involves many difficult challenges, but eventually our work can revolutionise the future of communication and that’s what makes it so exciting,” says Andrei Vorobiev, senior researcher at Chalmers University of Technology.

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Heavy Construction News – Researchers take a nonintuitive approach to metal catalysis for selective conversion of biomass into high-value chemical products under mild conditions — ScienceDaily – #Construction #News

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The uncertain future of oil feedstocks and environmental pressure are forcing the chemical industry to adapt and find new renewable sources to sustain its activities. Biomass from sources including wood, agricultural waste, and even human garbage, represents a widely available renewable feedstock that has yet to be fully tapped. The problem is that most biomass is a mess of different chemicals, which are difficult to separate and use in high-value products such as plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Carboxylic acids are one of the most common chemical groups in biomass, and their chemical reactions are particularly difficult to control in these mixtures. Currently used “catalytic hydrogenation” with metal catalysts can transform the acids into more useful alcohol groups, but also adds to the complexity of the biomass because of other side reactions and catalyst decomposition.

Recognizing the need for more selective transformations of carboxylic acid groups, a team at Nagoya University explored a different chemical approach to the catalysis of biomass.

“Traditionally, low-valent transition metal complexes are used for hydrogenation of carboxylic acids. But we found better selectivity under milder conditions using a high-valent complex, which also attacked carbon-hydrogen bonds next to the carboxylic acid,” says lead author Masayuki Naruto.

Hydrogenation is essentially a reduction, during which the metal catalyzes transfer of electrons to the carboxylic acid. Low-valence metals are electron rich, which makes them the obvious choice for hydrogenation of carboxylic acids. However, the team showed that high valence metals could also react with the carboxylic acids by a different pathway, which offered much better control over the reactivity.

“The idea that high-valent transition metals are effective for this kind of reaction might go against traditional wisdom, but we have shown the potential of this approach for making high-value chemical products from biomass,” says group leader Susumu Saito. “Although, the rhenium metal catalyst we used here is rather expensive, we are now looking at recycling the catalyst and alternative tungsten and molybdenum catalysts, which should make this a truly economically viable approach for getting useful products from biomass in the future.”

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Heavy Construction News – The legacy of mercury in Lake Superior — ScienceDaily – #Construction #News

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The northern Great Lakes are praised for being clean, but these aquatic systems don’t exist in a vacuum. Contaminants still find their way into lake water and sediments. Mercury is of particular interest because of its toxicity and persistence.

In a new study published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research in February, an interdisciplinary team from Michigan Technological University examined the legacy of mercury in Lake Superior.

Currently, the National Atmospheric Deposition Program reports low levels of mercury deposition across most of the upper Midwest. However, those figures don’t account for past mercury deposition and what that might mean for heavy metal contamination. In fact, when mining was booming around lake Superior in Michigan, Minnesota and Canada in the 1800s and 1900s, the researchers found mercury input was higher than expected.

“We document that the mining effort was discharging mercury at 1,000 times the normal deposition rate in the region,” says W. Charles Kerfoot, a professor of biology and director of the Lake Superior Ecosystem Research Center at Michigan Tech. “We set out to quantify this deposition — and it was a real wake-up call.”

The team gathered dozens of cores in the Keweenaw Waterway and Portage Lake to analyze the large amounts of mercury they had observed in earlier studies. They dated the core samples, marking the high fluctuations in mercury from the 1860s through 1940s. They noted both the inorganic and organic forms of mercury, comparing their concentrations and deposition rates. In this case, as the team writes in their paper, the results “reveal that methylation occurred at the time of mining operations and shortly afterward, with an apparent time lag of 20 to 40 years.”

To better understand the drivers of that lag time, Kerfoot collaborated with Noel Urban, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Water and Society at Michigan Tech. He explains that the cause of the lag is still unknown, but could result from the recovery of forests, wetlands and microbial communities. What’s important, Urban says, is that these data provide a baseline for better understanding mercury in the Lake Superior region.

“We can show that the amount of mercury in the environment due to local activities is huge compared to the amount coming from other sources like regional coal power plants,” he says, adding that the next step of the research will be to quantify how local activities have regional impacts.

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Heavy Construction News – Shocking collapse of gorilla subspecies — ScienceDaily – #Construction #News

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A shocking new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Fauna & Flora International documents a catastrophic collapse of the world’s largest great ape- the Grauer’s gorilla — due to a combination of illegal hunting around mining sites and settlements, prior civil unrest, and habitat loss.

The results of the report point to a 77 percent drop in gorilla numbers, from an estimated 17,000 in 1995 to just 3,800 individuals today. Grauer’s gorillas — the world’s largest gorilla subspecies weighing up to 400 pounds — are closely related to the better known mountain gorilla. The subspecies is restricted to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

ICCN, WCS, Fauna & Flora International and other partners are calling for the following additional actions to reverse the decline of Grauer’s gorillas:

1. Legally gazette the boundaries of Itombwe Natural Reserve and Punia Gorilla Reserve

2. Tackle illegal mining inside protected areas and pursue the legal establishment of artisanal mining cooperatives in areas close to gorilla habitats

3. Disarm militia groups operating in the region

4. Support park staff and community ecoguards that they are protecting gorillas and their habitat

5. Find alternative sources of income for local people other than employment from mining

6. Lobby cellphone/tablet/computer companies and others to ensure that source minerals from this region are purchased from mining sites that do not hunt bushmeat and are conflict free

The survey was led by experts from WCS and Fauna & Flora International, with field data gathered from across the Grauer’s gorilla range by a group of collaborating organizations. The report, funded by the Arcus Foundation, analyzed data collected with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, KfW (German Development Bank), ICCN, Newman’s Own Foundation, Rainforest Trust, UNESCO, USAID, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and World Bank. Results were presented at a press conference in Kinshasa.

The authors of the report say that their findings justify raising the threatened status of the Grauer’s gorilla as “critically endangered” on the IUCN list of Threatened Species, highlighting the perilous position these great apes are in, and the need to act now to prevent a further decline in numbers. This would put all four gorilla subspecies in the critically endangered category, the highest category ranking.

Casualties of war / Plummeting numbers

The decline in Grauer’s gorillas can be traced back to the Rwandan genocide in 1994, which forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee to the DRC. This in turn led to the DRC civil war in 1996, which continued until 2003 with devastating consequences, including an estimated 5 million people killed. But beyond the human tragedy, the war has also taken its toll on the DRC’s wildlife as a result of insecurity, heightened illegal bushmeat trade and increased deforestation.

The authors of the report sought to assess the impact of the civil war on Grauer’s gorilla numbers, which were estimated at 17,000 before the conflict. Field teams conducted widespread surveys, the most intensive ever for this ape, in regions beset by insecurity, searching for ground nests and other signs of this elusive ape. In addition, the authors employed a novel method that allowed them to rigorously assess data collected by local community members and rangers to estimate Gorilla abundance.

The survey results confirmed their worst fears: numbers had plummeted to an estimated 3,800 individuals — a shocking 77 percent decline.

One of the primary causes of the decline in Grauer’s gorilla numbers has been the expansion in artisanal mining for coltan (a key mineral used in the manufacture of cell phones and other electronics) and other minerals in the gorilla’s range. Most of these artisanal mining sites are remote, which means that the miners often turn to local wildlife for food. Although protected by law, gorillas are highly prized as bushmeat due to their large size and because they are easily tracked and killed as they move in groups on the ground in their small home ranges.

Turning the tide

The authors say that halting and reversing the decline of Grauer’s gorilla will take considerable effort and will require more funding than is currently available. Artisanal mining must be controlled and the various armed groups that control mines disarmed. To accomplish this, it will be necessary to halt mining in protected areas, as it is known that miners subsist on bushmeat and hunt gorillas around their camps.

Three areas are now particularly crucial for the gorilla’s survival: Kahuzi-Biega National Park, the adjacent Punia Gorilla Reserve where WCS is supporting local communities to establish the reserve and manage and protect gorillas, and the remote unprotected Usala Forest which has no support currently. The Itombwe Reserve and the Tayna regions also support highly-important outlying populations. It is critical to formally gazette the Itombwe and Punia Gorilla Reserves, which have community support but whose boundaries are not yet legally established.

Park guards continue to be at risk. On March 31st, a guard was killed by armed rebels in an ambush in the forest of the highland sector of Kahuzi Biega National Park, the only site where the study found gorillas were increasing.

“We urge the government of DRC to actively secure and manage this part of the country for both human welfare as well as the survival of this gorilla,” said the study’s lead author Andrew Plumptre of WCS. “Significantly greater efforts must be made for the government to regain control of this region of DRC. In particular, the government needs to quickly establish the Itombwe Natural Reserve, support local-community management of the Punia Gorilla Reserve, reinforce Kahuzi-Biega National Park efforts, and establish strong coordination between ICCN and the DRC military to tackle armed militias that control illegal mining camps in Grauer’s gorilla heartland.”

Stuart Nixon of Fauna & Flora International (now at Chester Zoo where he has continued his analysis of the survey data), one of the co-authors involved in the study stated, “Grauer’s gorilla is found only in the eastern Congo — one of the richest areas on our planet for vertebrate diversity. As one of our closest living relatives, we have a duty to protect this gorilla from extinction. Unless greater investment and effort is made, we face the very real threat that this incredible primate will disappear from many parts of its range in the next five years. It’s vital that we act fast.”

Radar Nishuli, Chief Park Warden for the Kahuzi Biega National Park and another co-author, said: “What we have found in the field is extremely worrying. We are urging a strong and targeted response that addresses the following: Train, support and equip ecoguards to tackle poaching more effectively; build intelligence networks, and support the close daily monitoring of gorilla families to ensure their protection; engage customary chiefs who hold traditional power in the region to educate their communities to stop hunting these apes.”

Said co-author Jefferson Hall, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. “The bright spot in all this is that we have seen, over and over again, dedicated Congolese conservationists risk their lives to make a difference,” Hall said. “Thanks to these individuals, there is still hope and the opportunity to save these animals and the ecosystems they represent.”

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