Your sig is outdated, bro.
Actually, it's thoroughly impossible to tell how the new standards work based upon by the linked articles, but it sounds like in plain language that Florida is using a computer model that could allow more flexibility in discharge permitting. This can lead to better results, whether your definition of better is "more rationally defensible" or "more in line with what my donors want." Determining which way it is better requires review by a competent expert. It might be both.
The real issue here is this phrase from TFA: "one of a kind." That's not so good.
It's important in managing environmental data to do things in the usual way. This is contrary to the way public thinks about new technologies. If there's a new iPhone, you expect it to be better in every way or at least as good. It's not like that with scientific methods; new techniques are proposed because they have certain advantages, obviously. But they always have one big disadvantage: their results are hard to compare with what you already know. You need to do a lot of work to justify doing things a new way, otherwise you can find yourself unable to compare what is happening now to what was happening before.
Fortunately Florida can't do this on its own; it has to get EPA approval. Since this is an administration that is generally favorable to environmental regulation, if they can get this past Obama's EPA that will help give these new methods more credibility.
person to ever be a candiate for the US presidency now prominently hits the Slashdot front page. Slashdot - how low can you go ?
Don't shoot the messenger. Trump might be an incompetent maniac, that much isnt news. Him calling out for a vaguelly hostile foreign power to break into the communications of what was at the time of the mails, the highest level diplomatic and security agent in the country, is malevolent, dangerous and definately news
Like, including what floor you happen to be on in an apartment building?
... uses your Wi-Fi, GPS and cell tower information to pinpoint exactly where you are
None of that contains any information about altitude. While it is technically possible to measure altitude as well and relay that, you cannot do so with enough anywhere close enough precision to get the exact floor of a building that you happen to be on if you live in an apartment building.
Land lines still rule for emergency services immediately knowing exactly where you are.
Or... badly companies are stupid about how they spend their money.
to get our internet from the cable provider as they is no other choice due to the illegal monopoly tricks cable companies use like "franchise fees" in cities to make it more difficult for competition to come in to the town.
So my cost is close to the cable number because I am punished for having internet without cable. $80 a month for 15meg
Because comcast rapes us in towns where there is zero competition.
Yet we still allow unfettered car access but WHINE about guns.
Cars kill far more people every day than guns do.
That speeding is unsafe.
Sadly most of the "I have a right to speed" morons will chime in and claim they are far better at driving and safer at higher speeds.
I support no speed limits on limited access highways. but only the dumbest of the most stupid speed on streets with lots of cross traffic and in residential areas.
Even more stupid is a moron that sets his autodrive car to speed on such a road, this just adds to my data set that you do not have to be smart to be rich.
Which is very telling as to the general IQ level of the american populace.
Our public education system is breeding generations of morons.
Those who can, do; those who can't, write. Those who can't write work for the Bell Labs Record.