6 Burst results for "Yellow Yangtze"

"yellow yangtze" Discussed on 60-Second Science

60-Second Science

03:11 min | Last month

"yellow yangtze" Discussed on 60-Second Science

"This is scientific. American sixty second science. I'm Julia Roseanne. Gross Domestic Product the GDP is a simple way to describe the health of big complicated economies, and for the last century, the goal of many countries has been to make their GDP. Go Up, but concentrating only on GDP has had some downsides in growing the economy we have as an unintended consequence, destroyed parts of nature which are also important for our well-being Stephen Polaski an environmental economist at the University of Minnesota. He and his colleagues have created a new measurement, the gross ecosystem product or P. So that we actually have metrics that say. How are we doing on ecosystem management, managing nature, and not just for Nature Sake, but how is that coming back and influencing our own well-being? really G EP is trying to say what is the contribution of nature to the economy so in a parallel way to what GDP does in measuring economic performance tallying up the economic. Economic value of timber and fisheries is fairly straightforward, but other benefits of a healthy environment can be less obvious. Insects pollinate crops. Intact rivers improve water, quality and buffer downstream cities from floods, thriving ecosystems draw tourists who spend money and part of the issue here is that it is difficult to price some of these things you know. Some people even say while they're price less. What it means in practice, priceless means it has zero value in much of the calculations, zero value in the GDP, but not in the EP for example Pulaski and his colleagues calculated the figure for Qinghai a province in western China, they found that the gross ecosystem product exceeded GDP in the year two thousand and three quarters of GDP in twenty fifteen over that period GDP rose by one hundred and twenty seven percent thanks to major restoration efforts and the increasing value of water. The results are in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers focused on Ching Hai because it's one of several provinces where the Chinese government is experimenting with using GP as part of its formal decision making process for instance, GDP can help officials weigh the pros and cons of potential projects like dams, or it can be used to show whether local leaders are taking care of the environment and not just expanding the economy. GP could also serve as the basis for programs that pay residents to be good stewards of the natural resources that benefit themselves and others and Ching Hai such a program could work for water. The province is where the Yellow Yangtze and Mekong rivers originate, and their water sustained cities and farms across Asia. Polaski says their work is just a first step, and he expects EP to be refined over time, but he says we have to start somewhere. We are actually going to have a sustainable civilization than than we have to pay attention to kind of the infrastructure, basically the essential things that nature does for us and not continue to just take them for granted. Thanks for listening for scientific American sixty seconds. Science I'm Julia Rosen..

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Nature's Goods and Services Get Priced

60-Second Science

02:58 min | Last month

Nature's Goods and Services Get Priced

"Gross Domestic Product the GDP is a simple way to describe the health of big complicated economies, and for the last century, the goal of many countries has been to make their GDP. Go Up, but concentrating only on GDP has had some downsides in growing the economy we have as an unintended consequence, destroyed parts of nature which are also important for our well-being Stephen Polaski an environmental economist at the University of Minnesota. He and his colleagues have created a new measurement, the gross ecosystem product or P. So that we actually have metrics that say. How are we doing on ecosystem management, managing nature, and not just for Nature Sake, but how is that coming back and influencing our own well-being? really G EP is trying to say what is the contribution of nature to the economy so in a parallel way to what GDP does in measuring economic performance tallying up the economic. Economic value of timber and fisheries is fairly straightforward, but other benefits of a healthy environment can be less obvious. Insects pollinate crops. Intact rivers improve water, quality and buffer downstream cities from floods, thriving ecosystems draw tourists who spend money and part of the issue here is that it is difficult to price some of these things you know. Some people even say while they're price less. What it means in practice, priceless means it has zero value in much of the calculations, zero value in the GDP, but not in the EP for example Pulaski and his colleagues calculated the figure for Qinghai a province in western China, they found that the gross ecosystem product exceeded GDP in the year two thousand and three quarters of GDP in twenty fifteen over that period GDP rose by one hundred and twenty seven percent thanks to major restoration efforts and the increasing value of water. The results are in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers focused on Ching Hai because it's one of several provinces where the Chinese government is experimenting with using GP as part of its formal decision making process for instance, GDP can help officials weigh the pros and cons of potential projects like dams, or it can be used to show whether local leaders are taking care of the environment and not just expanding the economy. GP could also serve as the basis for programs that pay residents to be good stewards of the natural resources that benefit themselves and others and Ching Hai such a program could work for water. The province is where the Yellow Yangtze and Mekong rivers originate, and their water sustained cities and farms across Asia. Polaski says their work is just a first step, and he expects EP to be refined over time, but he says we have to start somewhere. We are actually going to have a sustainable civilization than than we have to pay attention to kind of the infrastructure, basically the essential things that nature does for us and not continue to just take them for granted.

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"yellow yangtze" Discussed on The Current

The Current

07:10 min | 5 months ago

"yellow yangtze" Discussed on The Current

"Thank you Stu Steven page isolation song about your filthy phone and all the other things that people are now coming to terms with in the middle of this corona virus pandemic. If you're stuck at home this week you're like Ille- looking for ways to fill time. Maybe you have turned to some of your favorite board games. There is one in particular that might have caught your eye. It's called pandemic. It was first released in two thousand eight. But it's getting as you can imagine renewed attention these days. Matt Laycock is the creator of Pandemic Matt. Good Morning Good morning a bit too on the nose to be playing a game called pandemic right now. Isn't it? This game I mentioned was first released in two thousand eight. What was the inspiration for it? Where did it come from two things really? I was really looking to design a game that I could play with my wife and we played negotiation games in the past and they did not go real well but we found that cooperative games When we played those we always got along great and felt good whether we lost And when I said out to design the game Pandemics are very much in the news back then as well Sarah suggest hit so viruses. Seem like a really good Antagonised for such a game. And so how does the game work for people who haven't played it before? Yeah it's a cooperative game so unlike a lot of other games Where you're you're working against each other in pandemic All the players work together to defeat the the game essentially. You're working against the disease. So you all take turns you do different actions on your turn to move around the the world you're playing Scientists and researchers and dispatchers. It'll be a team and You travel the world and try to Take care of local emergencies. Lots of different People need treatment. So you treat disease and all the while your your goal is to come up with Four cures to diseases. That are ravaging humanity and you have to work together if you WANNA win. That's right yeah. Everybody has their own unique skill and it takes everybody kind of working together and and Taking a badge of each player strength in order to to win. It's a very different than most board games where you really take advantage of each other's weaknesses to try and beat that person if someone is playing this game for the first time. What are some of the mistakes that they might make? Well one of the things you really need to Focus on when you're when you're playing the game is sort of balancing Trying to deal with all the crises that you see around you. There's there's infected defended pocketed infected populations around the world in your Knee-jerk responses to run around like crazy trying to take care of every Small Emergency Right if you do that. You'RE YOU'RE GONNA lose what you need to kind of balance. The short term emergencies against the long term threat seems to be thinking about. Well how are we GONNA cooperate? How are we going to coordinate and manage our resources so we can find cures So it takes a a good mix of short term thinking and long term thinking and a lot of communication. If you're if you're playing the game and only thinking about what you yourself are going to do. I need given turn You'RE GONNA fail aid you need to be talking and coordinating with all the other people as you mentioned you created this as SARS was Around us what is the reaction that you've received from doctors from epidemiologists and people who know this stuff about this game. I think a lot of them are just excited at the game. That is about stuff that they do. It's not it's not about Talion princess trading spices. Right it's something about them at their end and it's enjoyable so I think it's it's fun for for people in the medical community in someone that had something that feels like if their game and now here we are in the midst of this Are there lessons that you think we could learn from this game about the real life situation that we find ourselves in? I think so I mean I. The game is really all about worldwide communiqu cooperation and Working together It's not it doesn't have an US versus them mentality. I think when you look at A lot of what's talked about and and the political situation around the world People are a lot of blame when really what we need to be doing is coming together and figuring out how we can work on on this big problem together. Have you seen a huge spike in the number of people? Who WANT to get their hands on this game? Now I've done it selling out in in some some stores. I think it's a great way to pass the time when you're when you're shut in With your family it's You know unlike Really Heavy Competitive Games. You tend to get along with people playing this on And it's a three topical so It's it's not trending speaking of being shut in with your family your in San Jose or near San Jose California right. Now what is lifelike there? it's it's a markedly different than it was a week ago. all been order to shelter in place so You know kind of adapting schools are shut down. And we're all getting to know our telecommuting tools Kids are on during a Lotta video. Chat Basically trying to figure out how to stay connected with each other without actually physically be near each other shelter in place. What does that mean? Are you allowed to go outside? We can go outside to like walk. The Dog exercise. And so on. But we're being told to be Six feet away from anybody else and basically any kind of social visits or You know heavily discourage or basically stay from other people Current order staying home. Basically how are you coping with this? This is all something that we're learning about kind of on the fly. We're trying to figure this out as it's unfolding. How is it for you honestly? I I gotTa say for me. It feels relatively easy. I can say a lot of people would have a much harder time. I work from home so I've got it. I got it fairly easy. I collaborate with people around the world. You know through video already but I think about all those folks whose day to day lives are are totally thrown up in the air and I just can't even imagine what it's like for them so Y- I'm not saying this here. On what date and threw three in a couple of weeks man I just finally. We talked a pandemic. What is the Guy Who Create Sport Games? Wha what's your favorite board game what are you playing while you're sheltering at home these days. Oh last night I played yellowing Yangtze with some friends on the IPAD We did some video conferencing and be able to play a game on on our phones. is important to be able to actually see each other and talk though. Um So yeah. That's that's what I enjoyed. Maybe we'll see resurgence not that they ever went away but there could be a real spike in interest in board games while people are trying to figure out how to pass this time. Matt thank you. It's good to talk to you. Thank you take care. Mad Laycock is a creator of the board game pandemic for more. Cbc podcasts Goto CBC DOT CA slash podcasts..

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"yellow yangtze" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

06:21 min | 10 months ago

"yellow yangtze" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

"We are broadcasting live from with him seventh annual global summit in New York City a big topic of discussion is logistics and how technology is transforming the way that goods move around the world joining us now Michael Kaminski Chief Operating Officer at H. M. T. ah luxury vinyl tile look look at the different layers here so Michael from a moving things around perspective how crucial is that to what you do every day well it's the essence of what I do every day we're we sell over seven hundred million dollars of product LV T- Most of it's me your factor ninety five percent of it is manufactured in China and we sell it throughout the world though about eighty plus percent is sold in the United States so getting those goods from China into the United States and then out into the distribution centers didn't to the local community and then ultimately customers homes is all about legit six so we've been talking a little bit about this China trade thing here and tariffs and all that kind of thing and it's been the talk of the market's really for the last six months or so how has tariffs impacted your business it's a significant issue is it takes a huge amount of my time and senior executive the company time a tariffs on our products ten percent tariff started on September twenty fourth two thousand eighteen there were threats to go up to twenty five percent that kept on happening and actually did rise the twenty five percent so that's a enormous amount of money placed on our goods it's the top who bears the cost that you pass that along to your customers or do you do as a company eat it or is it a little bit of both well there's a certain gentleman who thinks the Chinese are paying for it he's wrong right the costs are paid a variety of different people in the global supply chain first and foremost we've renegotiated prices factories we have in a percentage of the higher costs we've passed on a percentage of those costs to our customers and our customers have passed on percentage of those costs to the consumer so the truth and matter is worn by many different people and it hurts many different people throughout the chain all of said well just change the supply chain and when you talk about the factories and sort of replacing them etc there's an issue with that but logistically how challenging would it be to completely re jigger the supply chain simply put it couldn't be done the investment in the factories our manufacturing partners in Asia have invested tens and tens of millions of dollars into their facilities back over a hundred million dollars in certain instances you just can't replicate that I from a from a cost point of view in fact one of our biggest competitors over the last few years is invested almost a billion dollars to create a manufacturing facility in the United States that would be capable of producing the product that we make and they've been unsuccessful not a simple product and second of all who would invest that kind of money unless you felt that you could make a good product and and doc get a good return on it so our supply chain is embedded and it starts with manufacturing facilities in China and then across the board each element of it has to react to you just can't pick up a factory move it and start afresh what's your primary I guess transportation method or route of bringing the product from China to the US to slap on those big monster container ships in goes to Long Beach or something like that okay so we ship approximately two thousand containers a month almost all of that comes out of the Shanghai Port starts actually our manufacturing partners Jiang Xian China which is up the Yellow Yangtze River few hours from Shanghai so the go from the manufacturing leading Zhangzhou gone on riverboats down to the PORTA China which Shanghai by far the largest port in the world two thousand containers a month get put on the it's very very large boats that you see there some of them go to the port of Long Beach and Los Angeles some come through the Panama Canal and good in Compton California in wrinkle Georgia which is a little bit outside of Savannah and from there we then ship them throughout the United States just quickly here I'm wondering whether there are new technologies that would facilitate Smith the logistics around this that you're hesitant to invest in right now do the uncertainties well it's very very hard in this uncertain environment to make long-term strategic decisions we happen to be very lucky the fact that we have a product that consumers clamoring for and so we are sell even in the face of these tariffs we're doing very very well thanks so much for joining us we appreciate you stopping by here. Michael is the CEO of H. M. Industries joining us here at the seventh annual global summit. a second in New York City of searching with logistic discussion and really important to get that view in terms of on the ground how realistic it is to shift around tire supply chain exactly not very easy this is Bloomberg.

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"yellow yangtze" Discussed on Published...Or Not

Published...Or Not

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"yellow yangtze" Discussed on Published...Or Not

"Impact going on and kids lives early so that they look at things that's what i'm done with the top harvey said look things and think about the shapes of things and you know they can they can take it only knotting they just sponges but if we don't give them something that's meaty then they'll just you know slide back when it acquired some clever kids in his it must not dumbed down the rating reading process now that's exactly what you have done here which is great but you mentioned a poker face an offcutter say congratulations say seat bell bound as spellbound making pitches but the abc one the bologna award as rashawn and into the loan his area which along the yellow yangtze oh that's and it's the first time and ozzie's one at in 10 years since shown ten one at mahala yells are on our through about that and dumb yes the top oh griffey well let's again that's all about noticing shapes and and learning about the rhythms end the themes of graphic design in which are encapsulated in top aquafina way that's just very pure well i thought it was interesting to that another one of your atop poker if he books alphabet cities zoo when an award in south korea which is completely different beside that's right that south koreans really interesting have big mike the italians be gone children's literature really big and they've put um a center together on an encore nami island which is diverted to children's literature has just divided this families one family actually jan who funds it and manages it so i think there's a few generations involved and they've dr night at all this money to the center and they run this award things every two years actually globally and dumb luzani to from australia i'll lovely girl in cdma they they could go so that was that was terrific but it's you know it's one hundred and something countries for the game it is amazing because what you've done here is offered.

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"yellow yangtze" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"yellow yangtze" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And that's not that difficult to do and we just don't see that that often so we got on forest today we also have the story of what's the named storm is that the name of the dogs stormer stormy of the storm this videos gone viral today yesterday and it's the story of the guy who's walking along the lake there with his couple of dogs i think the the one that's a stormy or storm here that the dog that we're going to hear from minute is a a labrador no it's a yellow yangtze yellow lab ride at it's a golden retriever singularly white golden retriever okay so there's this dog and they're walking along lakeside there and a little baby deer just a tiny little fawn is in the water and it's struggling until the dog goes out and sort of corrales the deer i think it actually grabs it by the nape of its neck right and kind of polls the deer onto the shore and then sets it there and then kinda licht certain nels with its nose to the audio of the rescue impart goes like this four return his favorite is trying to say two norman reedus former lethem okay good voice storm have you seen this video it is as i described but the headline in the new york daily news in websites across the country in world or you know dogs saves dear dog did not safety her dog went for snack and the came back as.

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