first_imgParticipants and facilitators posed shortly after the first session ended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 commenced a three-day capacity-building workshop on the preparation of National Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Inventories in Liberia, a release has said.Greenhouse gas is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range. It cause the greenhouse effect.According to the release, the workshop, is intended to build capacity as Liberia prepares to report its second national communication to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, which Liberia has ratified.The workshop, which is expected to end on Friday, March 8, 2019 attracted representatives of key government’s ministries and agencies, including the ministries of Transport and Mines and Energy. Other agencies are Forestry Development Authority (FDA), and Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC).EPA Deputy Executive Director Randall M. Dobayou, spoke of plans to work with the University of Liberia (UL) to introduce three masters’ degree programs that will focus on environment.Benjamin S. Karmorh,  United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), Focal Person and Dr. Charles Asumana, an EPA staff led the first two sessions of the workshop, which focused on the importance of a GHG Inventory System; the current system for producing GHG inventory in the country.Karmorh underscored the importance of data sharing between participating ministries and organizations, so as to have a uniform inventory on greenhouse gases (GHG) and the needs for a platform that collect, and store data from various bodies.The rest of the sessions for the day were handled by Dr. Sumana Bhattacharya, IORA Ecological solutions vice president for climate change. She led the workshop in assessing the capacity gaps in preparing a GHG inventory in Liberia.Madam Bhattacharya also trained participants on the use of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) worksheets, and the IPCC inventory software.The workshop improved capacity of national actors in reporting on GHG and climate change. It also improved networking and data sharing between ministries, organizations and agencies to produce uniform data on GHG emissions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPULLMAN — Alcohol will not be sold to general ticket holders at Washington State University football games this season.A year ago, the school asked the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board about expanding liquor sales throughout Martin Stadium’s non-student section.The Lewiston Tribune reports that the university has not yet responded to a list of questions from the board about that request, and has decided to study the matter further.Currently, alcohol sales are allowed at designated areas outside the stadium before games and during halftime. In the stadium, alcohol is served only to those with club seats and in suites.University spokesman Phil Weiler says the school will likely not decide whether to resubmit the request for additional sales until the end of the academic year.last_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioFather and son face off in Iditarod sprint finishDefending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey can leave White Mountain this evening in chase of his fourth victory. He checked in at 9.48 a.m. for the mandatory 8-hour layover at the checkpoint. He can depart at 5:48 p.m. His father, Mitch Seavey will be less than an hour behind. To the minute, Dallas is on pace with his record-setting run in 2014.Sarah Palin shows at Trump rally despite husband’s accident in AlaskaAssociated PressSarah Palin made a surprise appearance at a Donald Trump rally in Tampa, despite canceling a solo event after her husband was injured in a snowmobiling accident in Alaska.Trump’s take on public land bucks Western trendLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington D.C.Alaska issues don’t come up much in presidential debates, but Donald Trump did face a public lands question, and his answer struck a nerve among Western conservatives.$63 million more in cuts voted by Alaska SenateAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Senate voted today on a state government budget that goes 63 million dollars deeper in cuts than the House budget.‘Blob’ of warm water threatens marine mammals in the PacificMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauScientists are increasingly worried about the possibility of more die-offs and other adverse effects on marine mammals and seabirds if the suspected cause, a huge anomaly of warm water in the northeast Pacific Ocean, persists into this summer. KTOO’s Matt Miller has more in the first of a two-part series.Martin Buser deals with blackout pain after fall on Iditarod TrailZachariah Hughes, KSKA -AnchorageMany of the Iditarod’s most accomplished mushers are struggling with this year’s trail. Jeff King lost a sled-dog during an incident outside Nulato with a snowmachine. Just before 10am this morning, Lance Mackey scratched in Galena, citing personal health concerns. And Martin Buser took a spill on the way into Unalakleet that had him blacking out from pain. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes caught up with Buser to see how he’ll make the remainder of his trip to Nome.Covenant House seeks to help prevent sexual crimesAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageHomeless youth are often targets for human trafficking. That means they’ve been forced to trade sex to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing, and shelter. Covenant House, a youth shelter in Anchorage, aims to protect young people from the predators, but the facility used to inadvertently contribute to the problem. KSKA’s Urban Affairs reporter Anne Hillman learned now, they’re solving it. And it all starts with a door.Sitka High workshop teaches kids to make guitars, among other projectsBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaLast week, 14 educators from around the state met at Sitka High School to learn how to make shop and engineering classes more engaging. Supported by a grant from the Alaska Department of Education, the group had a few days to build and wire their very own electric guitars.last_img read more