Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products | CNN
It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry." But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders.
news-eco  toxic-chemicals  news-food 
4 days ago
Understanding Chemical Hazards and Risks
Every day, people are exposed to a variety of activities or products that could, under certain circumstances, cause harm. There’s a potential for harm or injury in nearly every activity we engage in – whether it’s when we cross a street, ride in an automobile, or play in a baseball game. This potential for harm can be referred to as “risk.”
4 days ago
Scientists warn of toxic chemical cocktail sprayed on food
The number of chemicals applied to vegetables sold in supermarkets has increased by up to 17-fold over 40 years, according to data presented at a conference organized by the Epidemiology and Public Health Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in London on 20 November, which I attended on behalf of GMWatch.
news-eco  pesticides  toxic-chemicals 
4 days ago
Toxic Exposure: Chemicals Are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture | UC San Francisco
When her kids were young, Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, knew more than most people about environmental toxics. After all, she was a senior scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But even she never dreamed, as she rocked her children to sleep at night, that the plastic baby bottles she used to feed them contained toxic chemicals that could leach into the warm milk. 
news-eco  toxic-chemicals  water  food  air 
4 days ago
Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals | Earthjustice
Cancer. Reproductive harm. Developmental disorders. The list of illnesses caused by toxic chemicals is as long as the list of flaws in our chemical regulatory policy, which requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prove that chemicals in products are unsafe in order to keep them off the shelves. That rarely happens, if ever.
news-sources  news-eco  toxic-chemicals  pesticides  news-law 
4 days ago
The liberal media only cares about GMOs when they involve wildlife, not human children
There’s a wild conspiracy theory being perpetuated by the Trump-hating mainstream media right now that claims the president is reversing an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides and GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) in national wildlife refuges. But an in-depth Natural News investigation has revealed that this claim is just more fake news, as Obama never actually banned either of these poisons from nationally-owned land.
news-eco  GMOs  pesticides 
4 days ago
The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A. | The New York Times
The Trump administration, after heavy lobbying by the chemical industry, is scaling back the way the federal government determines health and safety risks associated with the most dangerous chemicals on the market, documents from the Environmental Protection Agency show. Under a law passed by Congress during the final year of the Obama administration, the E.P.A. was required for the first time to evaluate hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals and determine if they should face new restrictions, or even be removed from the market. The chemicals include many in everyday use, such as dry-cleaning solvents, paint strippers and substances used in health and beauty products like shampoos and cosmetics. But as it moves forward reviewing the first batch of 10 chemicals, the E.P.A. has in most cases decided to exclude from its calculations any potential exposure caused by the substances’ presence in the air, the ground or water, according to more than 1,500 pages of documents released last week by the agency.
pesticides  chemicals  news-eco  news-law  toxic-chemicals 
4 days ago
Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children’s Health Problems - The New York Times
A federal appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to bar within 60 days a widely used pesticide associated with developmental disabilities and other health problems in children, dealing the industry a major blow after it had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban. The order by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came after a decade-long effort by environmental and public health groups to get the pesticide, chlorpyrifos, removed from the market. The product is used in more than 50 fruit, nut, cereal and vegetable crops including apples, almonds, oranges and broccoli, with more than 640,000 acres treated in California alone in 2016, the most recent year data is available.
news-eco  news-law  pesticides 
4 days ago
Jury orders Monsanto to pay California man $289mn in ‘probably carcinogenic’ Roundup trial — RT US News
A groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Monsanto’s weed-killers for years is entitled to $39 million in compensation and $250 million in punitive damages, a California jury has decided. The jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco deliberated for three days before agreeing that Monsanto had failed to warn DeWayne Johnson, 46, and other consumers of the herbicide’s cancer risks.
GMOs  news-eco  news-law 
4 days ago
Al Gore: 'The rich have subverted all reason' | The Guardian
It’s 10 years since the reason for this, the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, was released into cinemas. It was an improbable project on almost every level: a film about what was then practically a non-subject, starring the man best known for not winning the 2000 US election, its beating heart and the engine of its narrative drive a PowerPoint presentation.
climate-change  WG-blog  news-eco 
10 days ago
14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry | Bloomberg
Companies seeking breakthrough products tend to ignore the greatest invention machine in the universe: life’s more than three-billion-year history of evolution by natural selection.
biomimicry  entrepreneurship  technology 
5 weeks ago
Tesla starts solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, raises annual capacity goal to 2 GW | Electrek
Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel has confirmed that the company started solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo.
solar  news-eco 
6 weeks ago
Dan Meador
Dan Meador is a well-known tax freedom fighter.  We have seen many of his writings appear on the TaxGate website at ªªhttp://www.taxgate.com. ºº He also has his own site at:  ªªhttp://lr-n-r.org/. ºº He passed away in 2003 but his legacy lives on in his work, much of which is still posted on his Law Research Registry website.  Below is a selected list of his writings that we think would be most useful to tax freedom fighters as an example of how to litigate their own cases..
sovereignty  taxes 
6 weeks ago
Liberty International Blog
Occasional posts of relevant and interesting political topics relating to sovereignty, governance and the Republic.
6 weeks ago
H2Oh! Water is actually two liquids disguised as one | New Scientist
WATER is very strange,” says Anders Nilsson. He should know: he has been studying the stuff for most of his working life. His claim may be hard for the rest of us to swallow – after all, what could be more ordinary than water? Its behaviour is so familiar, its appearance so commonplace, that we are tricked into assuming that it is more or less the same as everything else. But water is uniquely weird. If it weren’t, none of us would be here to notice.
water  oceans  science 
8 weeks ago
Dr. George Merkl - Life Crystals | Life Enthusiast
Doctor George Merkl, Ph.D, PhD, was a Nuclear Physicist, Molecular Biologist and President of Life Crystals, Incorporated in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Merkl conducted research for over 30 years in his own research laboratories, resulting in more than 400 U.S. patents and hundreds of international patents on his discoveries and inventions, many of which were immediately classified as top secret by the National Security Agency due to their applicability in defense-critical areas. His achievments include the manufacture of gem quality diamonds by growing them in his laboratory. Dr. Merkl’s legacy has the potential to solve many of the complexities of degraded, toxic conditions from the past century and its obsession with war and domination by the military industrial complex.
8 weeks ago
The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson
President Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson have written a spellbinding thriller, The President is Missing.
8 weeks ago
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Periodic Table | Listverse
You’ve probably seen the periodic table of the elements before. Perhaps it still haunts your dreams, or maybe it came off as nothing more than requisite visual background noise meant to make a science classroom look more sophisticated. There’s a lot more to this seemingly random collection of blocks, however, than meets the eye.
8 weeks ago
10 Common Misconceptions About Space | Listverse
A lot of people have some pretty big misconceptions about space. To be fair, very few of us have ever been, there’s a lot more to study before anybody really knows what’s actually going on up there, and movies tend to give us the complete wrong idea.
science  space  astronomy 
8 weeks ago
10 Effects Of Magic Mushrooms On The Human Brain | Listverse
Magic mushrooms, mushies, booms, and shrooms are all nicknames for the psychedelic mushrooms that can be found worldwide which contain hallucinogenic active ingredients, particularly psilocybin, a powerful hallucinogen with various other properties. In addition to seeing things such as bright-colored lights and trails, users report feeling both an extreme euphoria and a total transformation of consciousness.
entheogens  WG-blog 
8 weeks ago
10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics | Listverse
The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most interesting branch of science, because the universe, as it turns out, is a whole lot more complicated than it looks on the surface (and it looks pretty complicated already). The world works in some really weird ways, and though you may need a PhD to understand why, you only need a sense of awe to appreciate how.
science  physics  WG-blog 
8 weeks ago
10 Reasons Modern Britain Is Still One Of The Greatest Countries On Earth | Listverse
Step away from the negative headlines and actually look at modern Britain, and it becomes clear that the “Great” part of Great Britain really is an apt descriptor. Far from being over, the glory days of the nation could be happening right now.
8 weeks ago
10 Interesting Conceptions On The Nature Of Time | Listverse
Time is so ubiquitous that it covers absolutely everything we do, encapsulating our own existence and that of everything we know. It could be said that there is nothing that exists outside of time. Time is the flowing in a forward direction of all things that exist, an indefinite continued progress, every second absorbing the last, consuming it as we move forward in the space-time continuum. You are somewhere reading this right now, and you are also some-when.
WG-blog  time  science 
8 weeks ago
10 Genuine Points Of Interest About The Knights Templar | Listverse
In light of such films as The Da Vinci Code and, to a lesser degree, National Treasure, the Knights Templar have enjoyed a revival of interest in their much-storied history. That history is one where the lines of legend and fact aren’t so much blurred as rubbed out altogether. As such, the group remains an enigma to many today.The influence of the Knights Templar in history is undeniable. What’s more, to some, that influence is still felt today.
LIF-blog  sovereignty  banking  history  herstory 
8 weeks ago
Top 10 Terrifying Assaults On Free Speech Happening Right Now | Listverse
Hands up: who loves freedom of speech? By our count, roughly all of you now have your hands waving about in the air. And why wouldn’t you? Free speech is a cornerstone of any modern democracy and arguably the most important provision in the US Constitution. But just because we all agree that something is awesome doesn’t mean that it’s going to be around forever. Right now, free speech is under assault across the world. And unless we do something to defend it soon, we’re gonna find ourselves living in a world where the “free” part of free speech is only ever used ironically
8 weeks ago
The Anthropocene defines Earth's most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans. The word combines the root "anthropo", meaning "human" with the root "-cene", the standard suffix for "epoch" in geologic time. The Anthropocene is distinguished as a new period either after or within the Holocene, the current epoch, which began approximately 10,000 years ago (about 8000 BC) with the end of the last glacial period.
WG-blog  news-eco 
9 weeks ago
Trump Administration Wants American Indians to be Considered a Race Rather than Sovereign Nations | Native News Online
As a threat to tribal sovereignty, the Trump administration is attempting to strip American Indians and Alaska Natives from health care. Politico reported Sunday, the Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care. “Tribal leaders want an exemption from new Medicaid work rules being introduced in several states, and they say there are precedents for health care exceptions. Native Americans don’t have to pay penalties for not having health coverage under Obamacare’s individual mandate, for instance.” reports Politico. “But the Trump administration contends the tribes are a race rather than separate governments, and exempting them from Medicaid work rules — which have been approved in three states and are being sought by at least 10 others — would be illegal preferential treatment,” the article continues.
indigenous  news-health  sovereignty  LIF-blog 
11 weeks ago
Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they’ve made love with | Mind Foster
Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they have sexual intercourse, according to a new study by the University of Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The study, which discovered the startling information by accident, was originally trying to determine if women who have been pregnant with a son might be more predisposed to certain neurological diseases that occur more frequently in males. But as the scientists picked apart the female brain, the study began to veer wildly off course. As it turns out, the female brain is even more mysterious than we previously thought. The study found that female brains often harbor “male microchimerism“, or in other words, the presence of male DNA that originated from another individual, and are genetically distinct from the cells that make up the rest of the woman.
sexuality  tantra  WG-blog 
11 weeks ago
Impact fees to drop significantly | The Daily Courier | Prescott, AZ
Get a building permit for a $200,000-plus home in central Prescott today, and pay nearly $20,000. Or, pull a permit for the same home on Aug. 1, and pay less than $10,000.
development  save-the-dells 
11 weeks ago
The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar Power | Rolling Stone
After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 80 percent since President Obama took office, and the industry is beginning to compete with coal and natural gas on economics alone. Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't want you to know is how they made all that money
But the birth of Big Solar poses a grave threat to those who profit from burning fossil fuels. And investor-owned utilities, together with Koch-brothers-funded front groups like American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), are mounting a fierce, rear-guard resistance at the state level – pushing rate hikes and punishing fees for homeowners who turn to solar power. Their efforts have darkened green-energy prospects in could-be solar superpowers like Arizona and Nevada. But nowhere has the solar industry been more eclipsed than in Florida, where the utilities' powers of obstruction are unrivaled.
solar  news-economics 
11 weeks ago
Solar Power To Become 4th Largest Electric Power Capacity In The World (Passing Up Wind) | CleanTechnica
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis Global Power Industry Outlook, 2018, which posits that solar will surpass wind in global energy capacity starting in 2020, making it the fourth largest source of energy generation behind coal, gas and hydro. Less than a year ago, solar surpassed nuclear energy to reach 5th place.
solar  news-eco 
11 weeks ago
California is throttling back record levels of solar—and that’s bad news for climate goals | MIT Technology Review
Californians are enjoying a sunny spring, which means the state’s solar farms and rooftop panels are flooding the grid with electricity. The problem is, they’re producing so much that plummeting prices and mandates by the state’s grid operator are forcing renewable power plants to throttle back production. In April, California solar and wind farms shut down or dialed back nearly 95,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, a new record, according to the California Independent System Operator, which manages the vast majority of the state’s electricity. That’s enough to power more than 30 million homes for an hour.
solar  news-eco  California-RC 
11 weeks ago
Tesla Gets Green Light To Create The World’s Largest Virtual Solar Plant In South Australia
The Tesla plan, funded by a two million dollar grant and 30 million dollar loan from the Australian state’s government, could scale up to 50 thousand solar-powered home batteries if the earlier stages are successful. In addition to the Liberal Party’s own 100 million dollar program — which would subsidize about 2,500 dollars of installation costs per household — this means that South Australia may have a grid of some 90 thousand solar-powered homes within the next few years.
solar  news-eco 
11 weeks ago
Trump Administration Threatens Jail and Separating Children From Parents for Those Who Illegally Cross Southwest Border | The New York Times
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is dramatically stepping up prosecutions of those who illegally cross the Southwest border, ramping up a “zero tolerance” policy intended to deter new migrants with the threat of jail sentences and separating immigrant children from their parents.
immigration  Texas-RC  news-political 
11 weeks ago
Border Patrol Memoir Ignites Dispute: Whose Voices Should Be Heard From the Frontier? |The New York Times
Francisco Cantú braced for the fury of anti-immigration figures when he wrote a Border Patrol memoir. Then came the onslaught of criticism from immigrants themselves.
immigration  books  Sedona-RC  GSC-network  Arizona-RC  authors 
11 weeks ago
A "Mini-Ice Age" Could Hit Earth By 2030, Scientists Warn | Sci-Tech Universe
Amid rising concerns over the effects of global warming, a group of scientists has claimed that the Earth could in a little over a decade be hit by a "mini ice age" that would freeze major rivers. The startling prediction is based on a mathematical model of the Sun's magnetic energy which also suggests that Earth's temperature will start dropping in 2021.
news-weather  future  ice-age 
11 weeks ago
Jeff Bezos, The World's Richest Man, Says He Will Use His $131 Billion Fortune To Fund Space Travel And Create Human Settlements Beyond Earth | Sci-Tech Universe
The world's richest person Jeff Bezos already liquidates $1 billion (£0.7 billion) of his fortune in space travel every year. That figure is only set to increase as he now says he thinks the best use of his astonishing $131 billion (£96 billion) wealth is getting man into the space.
science  space-tourism 
11 weeks ago
'Sustainability' by Happy Oasis & John Light @ Medford Green Drinks (09 Sep 2013) | YouTube
Topical discussion on sustainability of human existence and community self-sufficiency, esp. from within the Rogue Valley.
JL-videos  HO-videos  sustainability 
11 weeks ago
Johnny Liberty - Reclaiming Your Sovereign Citizenship | YouTube
An amazing "unCommon Sense" presentation by Johnny Liberty at the Granada Forum on May 23, 1995. 109,000+ views
sovereignty  JL-videos 
11 weeks ago
Johnny Liberty - The Taboo of Sovereignty (preview) | YouTube
Johnny Liberty gives an inspirational and motivational talk empowering you with information on individual and national sovereignty and assist you in restoring your rights and freedoms. Filmed on location at the Vancouver Public Library in British Columbia. Published in 2005.
sovereignty  JL-videos 
11 weeks ago
Spiritual Sovereignty by Sterling | Patheos
I’ve been thinking a lot about the sovereignty of indigenous peoples around the world. It’s a multilayered issue that deals with land rights, the right to choose one’s culture and lifestyle, the right to opt out of the global economy or engage that economy on that group’s own terms, the right to build their homes in their traditional ways or to grow or hunt or gather their own food. This is freedom, is it not? To live in the ways that you believe are good and right, and to develop along a natural course that is not imposed by outsiders?
sovereignty-spiritual  indigenous 
11 weeks ago
Spiritual Sovereignty | Spiritual.com.au
Sovereignty is the state of being achieved when one operates only under common law, or has taken total self-responsibility for their lives.
11 weeks ago
Spiritual Sovereignty by Carol Perez Petersen | Manataka
In order to understand sovereignty, remove the stigma of imposed religious imprinting with a clear intention to do so.  I like to do this under a shower of water.  It’s the easiest for me.  As long as the sun rises and sets and the moon and the stars come out at night you are obligated to be a human being expanding spiritual potential for the benefit of all living matter inherent by respecting your family ancestors and our home planet Earth. Ceremony celebrates nature. You are obligated to love one another and make your day one day at a time the best you can be.  Answer to your conscious, stand on your own feet, get up and go.  You are not born of sin you are born of woman.  There will come a day when all that is born of woman will descend upon the Blue Earth Mother and release the net.
sovereignty-spiritual  indigenous 
11 weeks ago
Spiritual Sovereignty by Lyssa Royal | World Transformation
Lyssa Royal, an internationally recognized channel whose work is seen regularly in such publications as Connecting Link and Sedona Journal of Emergence! is the co-author of several books including Prism of Lyra, Future Sex, the forthcoming Visitors from Within, and is a featured channel in the Sedona Vortex Guidebook. She has been seen on national and international television and has channeled for thousands across the world in Japan, Australia, the Yucatan and the United States, and was recently featured with other well-known channels at the International Channeling Conference in Crete.

Germane, a group consciousness energy, states that "his" orientation is from a realm of integration that does not have a clear-cut density/dimensional level. The term "germane" in the English language means "significant relevance" or "coming from the same source". Germane therefore chose this term to somewhat personify his energy. Neither male nor female, he views us as evolving to become him as we begin the process of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual integration, which leads us back to the Source of All. For more information, please contact Royal Priest Research, PO Box 30973, Phoenix, Arizona 85046.
sovereignty-spiritual  spiritual 
11 weeks ago
Joy and Clarity: "Your Spiritual Sovereignty" | A Saint-Germain Channel
I Am Saint-Germain. As you invite your Soul into greater relationship with the human you, it will speak to you of sovereignty. Sovereignty can be experienced in many different ways. For some people, being sovereign means being free from the influence of institutions and outside authorities in their lives. For other individuals, it's about having the money, power, or status to satisfy their needs and desires. For others still, sovereignty supports their freedom of choice. What matters most to people like this, is their right to decide what they will (and won't) do with their lives.
sovereignty-spiritual  spiritual 
11 weeks ago
Sovereignty: The Fifth Step on the Spiritual Journey by Melody Larson | Trans4Mind
Having learned the lesson of compassion in the previous step of Communion, we now cross the bridge from ego to soul. In the 5th step of Sovereignty, the ego "shakes hands" with the soul and finds its own authenticity. We return from our step four adventures away from the tribe. Having discovered our own values and beliefs, we now come home--to ourselves and to our relationships with others. We've learned to allow others to be who they are, and we've given ourselves permission to be who we are. In step five of Sovereignty, it's time for us to not only build our life, but to do so on a more meaningful level.
sovereignty-spiritual  spiritual 
11 weeks ago
Spiritual Sovereignty – Tell The "Lords" of Karma That You Are Sovereign | Wake Up World
Planet Earth and much of our corner of the universe has been under a spell for a very long time, a spell which casts doubt within our minds about whether or not we are connected with the Infinite Source of all creation. Intrinsic within this holographic spell is the notion that duality and polarity are natural aspects of life, and that we must serve one side of duality or the other. Indeed, we have lost sight of the hologram all together, and come to believe that it is the sum total of reality.
sovereignty-spiritual  spiritual 
11 weeks ago
The Principle of Spiritual Sovereignty | Humanity Healing Network
The concept of sovereignty may be well known when it is applied to the realms of a government, or to territorial dominions of a state or a country, but it is less known as a spiritual concept that permeates one of the fundamental birth-rights into the human experience: the right to be a sovereign being.

To be sovereign is to be able to withhold the responsibility consciously from your acts through the expressing of the many aspects of the uniqueness of your Soul and the realities that you are helping co-create. It is one of the most valuable concepts that precede the efforts of the path of Self-Mastery. It does not, however, affirm an individual’s superiority about another being, but reinforces your right to have your experiences and to consciously limit the interference of others into your reality, both internal and external.
sovereignty-spiritual  WG-blog  wellness 
11 weeks ago
Power of the Sovereign Spirit | SuperConsciousness Magazine
For a growing number of people focusing on matters of consciousness, sacred knowledge and personal freedom, the reclamation of the word sovereign has become profoundly consequential. Within this paradigm, to recognize oneself as a sovereign being is to acknowledge one’s own total spiritual autonomy and unconditional entitlement to self‐determination. It is a primary avowal of oneself as a free and natural human being — not a serf, a subject, a corporate entity, or even a citizen. No persons or man‐made laws have any jurisdiction whatsoever over a sovereign being. This is all very alarming for any empire that secretly prefers its populace to feel toothless.
sovereignty-spiritual  consciousness  news-consciousness 
11 weeks ago
Information and Facts About Mass Extinctions | National Geographic
More than 90 percent of all organisms that have ever lived on Earth are extinct. As new species evolve to fit ever changing ecological niches, older species fade away. But the rate of extinction is far from constant. At least a handful of times in the last 500 million years, 50 to more than 90 percent of all species on Earth have disappeared in a geological blink of the eye.
11 weeks ago
We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction | The Atlantic
Unthinkable as it may be, humanity, every last person, could someday be wiped from the face of the Earth. We have learned to worry about asteroids and supervolcanoes, but the more-likely scenario, according to Nick Bostrom, a professor of philosophy at Oxford, is that we humans will destroy ourselves.
11 weeks ago
10 Keys To Reinvent Yourself | The Art Of
Multiple times in a lifetime, most humans need reinvention. The transition from infancy to early childhood is a great time to showcase your character. Reinvention. The only child that suddenly has a baby brother and needs more attention comes to mind. Reinvention. Teenagers are desperately seeking change to find their adult identity. Reinvention. Turning 30 will get most of us to start taking life more seriously. Reinvention. Millions seek change when they turn 40 or 50. This mid-life crisis can be the embryo of a new red corvette, sleek yacht, complete makeover or even a new significant other. Reinvention. Approaching the backside of life can be scary. Hustling to check off your bucket list can be disturbing for your long-time loved ones. However, sometimes we just need to reinvent ourselves.
11 weeks ago
Consumerism, Mass Extinction and our Throw-Away Society | The Art Of
We’ve got kind of a problem here. On the right side of the pendulum, consumerism has reached an all-time high, with products reaching their planned obsolescence within absurdly short timespans and new products being rolled out (and bought) by the millions every day. And, since every action has an equal and opposite reaction , we have to expect consequences. So, on the left side of the pendulum, we’re looking at the very real possibility of a mass extinction, the sixth on record for our planet and the first since the extinction of the dinosaurs – sixty five million years ago.
extinction  consumerism  recycling  news-eco 
11 weeks ago
How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction | Environment | The Guardian
Periodically, in the vast spans of time that have preceded us, our planet’s living beings have been purged by planetary catastrophes so extreme they make your typical Ice Age look like the geological equivalent of a stroll in the park. Scientists count just five mass extinctions in an unimaginably long expanse of 450 million years, but they warn we may well be entering a sixth.
extinction  LIF-blog  biodiversity  environment  news-eco 
11 weeks ago
Costa Rica Is Planning To Abolish All Fossil Fuels | IFLScience
Costa Rica’s green credentials already put the Central American nation near the top of the list when it comes to battling climate change, but if their newly elected President is to be believed, then it’s going to climb higher still. In his inaugural speech, which he turned up to riding a hydrogen-fueled bus, Carlos Alvarado Quesada announced that he wants to lead Costa Rica to become the first decarbonized country in the world. This will include scrapping the use of all fossil fuels – even those used for transport.  “Decarbonization is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first,” President Alvarado told the crowd. “We have the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels in our economy to make way for the use of clean and renewable energies.”
sustainability  Costa_Rica-RC  GSC-network  renewables  transportation 
11 weeks ago
Fukushima Radiation Detected Off California Coast | IFLScience
The Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant experienced a meltdown following the earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011, dumping cesium-134 into the Pacific Ocean and causing spectacular concern about what would happen when the radiation made its way over to North America. That day has finally come, according to scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Traces of the radiation have been detected 160 km (100 miles) off the coast of Northern California, but the levels are far too low to present any immediate health risks.
science  oceans  fukushima  news-radiation  news-nuclear  LIF-blog 
11 weeks ago
Radiation Levels From Japan In California | OaklandMofo
The Government would like you to believe it’s not. However if you read on you’ll find the answer is it seems to already be here. You have 2 sides to this story, self proclaimed internet scientists saying no worries and self proclaimed internet scientists saying worry. Who can we trust? I claim to be neither but have gathered alarming evidence from around the web that points to a dying ocean and devastating future for all of humanity. Radiation or not.
fukushima  news-radiation  news-nuclear  LIF-blog 
11 weeks ago
The CIA’s Plan to Assassinate Kim Jong-un, History of CIA Sponsored Assassinations | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
The CIA has actively begun developing various methods for the deliberate elimination of the US’s newest political opponent, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, involving not only special forces in this task, but also the special services of countries that cooperate closely with the CIA. Evidence of this, in particular, can be found in the  the country’s defense budget for 2018, officially laid out by the South Korean government; the cost of eliminating North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. These funds will be spent on training and equipping a special “decapitation unit” dedicated to the North Korean leadership, the creation of which became known on December 1. The squad will include about one thousand commandos, whose task in the event of a war will be to find and kill Kim Jong-un and other top leaders of the neighboring state.
North_Korea  South_Korea  CIA  LIF-blog 
11 weeks ago
28 Signs That the West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried with Nuclear Radiation from Fukushima | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin.  They are saying that it could take up to 40 years to clean up the Fukushima disaster, and meanwhile countless innocent people will develop cancer and other health problems as a result of exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation.  We are talking about a nuclear disaster that is absolutely unprecedented, and it is constantly getting worse.  The following are 28 signs that the west coast of North America is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima…
fukushima  news-nuclear  extinction  LIF-blog 
11 weeks ago
Extinction | Wikipedia
In biology, extinction is the termination of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. Because a species' potential range may be very large, determining this moment is difficult, and is usually done retrospectively. This difficulty leads to phenomena such as Lazarus taxa, where a species presumed extinct abruptly "reappears" (typically in the fossil record) after a period of apparent absence.
extinction  news-eco  LIF-blog 
11 weeks ago
Dancing Shiva
Online training & certification program in Yoga & Ayurveda by Mas Vidal
GSC-network  yoga  ayurveda 
11 weeks ago
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian
Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug.
plastic  pollution  recycling  biotechnology  news-eco 
may 2018
North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms | The New York Times
The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and, within the year, pursue talks with the United States to declare an official end to the Korean War, which ravaged the peninsula from 1950 to 1953.
North_Korea-RC  South_Korea-RC  peace 
may 2018
Beyond SolarCity, Vivint Solar and Sunrun: Who Is Actually Growing in the Residential Solar Market? | Greentech Media
A chill has hit homesolar According to GTM Research’s latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, Q3 2017 was the third consecutive quarter that the residential solar market fell by installation volume. It's easy to blame the “big three” for this downturn -- collectively, SolarCity, Vivint Solar and Sunrun (excluding Sunrun's channel business) are down 32 percent in installation volume over the first three quarters of 2016, according to the latest U.S. PV Leaderboard. At the same time, we talk about the rest of the market -- the long tail -- as though it were an aggregate force tempering the downfalls of the behemoth big three.
news-eco  solar 
may 2018
10 Beautiful Hikes In Oregon To Add To Your Bucket List | Only in Your State
There’s no better way to spend a sunny day in Oregon than taking an unforgettable hike through the Beaver State’s most beautiful scenery. From mountaintop viewpoints and secret swimming holes to moss-covered canyons and waterfalls you can walk behind, these 10 jaw-dropping hikes in Oregon will blow you away.
Oregon-RC  ARC-network  CRC-network 
april 2018
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