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The End of Bees Means the End of Man

An Investigative Report Coming Soon

Bees are Dying Bees in Nature

 

Beyond Nuclear

Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic..  Read More.

GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Read more.

Montesueños

The Most Unique Bed & Breakfast in South America

Montesueños is the most unique bed and breakfast in South America. It is located in one of the last longevity valleys on the planet. It founders have intricately designed a rich atmosphere for their guests to enjoy the best that a natural paradise has to offer. See More.

Mitchell Joachim, Lara Greden and Javier Arbona

Homes of the Future

A living tree house designed by Mitchell Joachim, Lara Greden and Javier Arbona who are MIT designers. Their design brings the environment to its dwellers. It is composed of 100% living nutrients. Read more.

Let's Reduce the Great Garbage Patch!

100% sugar cane fiber (bagasse), a byproduct of the sugar refining process. Supplies of this material are virtually unlimited worldwide. The use of bagasse products eliminates the dependence of traditional wood fiber-based materials in disposable tableware. Read More

LifeStraw®
LifeStarw® at a Glance
Half of the world's poor suffer from waterborne disease, and nearly 6,000 people - mainly children - die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. LifeStraw® water purifiers have been developed as a practical way of preventing disease and saving lives, as well as achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water by the year 2015.
Global Green

Global Green- A Community Outreach Program for Leaders

Global Green seeks to bridge the information gap between weak environmental practices and green practices in the workplace to encourage the transition into sustainable practices. While the Green movement has gained more attention, most businesses do not have an initiative on how to implement this into the work place. This initiative, Global Green, will match companies with available green resources and educate them on better environmental practices. Read More

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Turning Ocean Water into Drinking Water: Eliodomestico

Gabriele Diamanti invented an affordable way for families to convert ocean water into drinking water. Desalination is the process of taking salt out of ocean water. It was expensive until inventions like these offered a solution for an affordable price and it even helps families be more independent .Greed was not an issue for him as he had a passion to be part of a solution. Read More.

“We regard the current situation as not being under control,” said Kazuhiko Yamashita, a senior official at Tepco.

UNDER SUSPICION

There have been many other reports of fish and sea-creature populations dying in the Pacific. Also, there have been many discoveries of cesium–137 in high concentrations in seafood caught in the Pacific and sold in North America. There have also been many reports of unexplained deaths among wildlife:

  • There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths due to starvation along the California coastline. The question is: why are they starving? Has the food chain been disrupted?
  • Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low
  • Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs
  • Experts have found very high levels of cesium–137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast, affecting the food chain in a process called “biomagnification”

Serious Danager from Japan Nuclear Disaster Damaging the Ecosystem of the World

Like a slow-motion train wreck, the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster is still causing damage long after the world’s media has left the news story behind. “The quantities of water they are dealing with are absolutely gigantic,” said Mycle Schneider, an independent consultant who has previously advised the French and German governments and has consulted widely for a variety of organizations and countries on nuclear issues. “What is worse is the water leakage everywhere else – not just from the tanks. It is leaking out from the basements, it is leaking out from the cracks all over the place. Nobody can measure that.”

There is evidence the radioactive water emanating from the plants starting two years ago has made its way into the ocean currents and will soon start to affect the ecosystems in North America as early as the spring of 2014. Some say it is already here. Reports are coming in that the North American food supply is already being affected by Fukushima.

Bluefin tuna caught off the San Diego coast is showing evidence of radioactive contamination. This is the first time that a migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity 3,000 miles from Fukushima to the U.S. Pacific coast. It is a nutrition source that accounts for approximately 20,000 tons of the world’s food supply each year. According to the report published by the National Academy of Sciences, “We report unequivocal evidence that Pacific Bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean. Steve Elwert and Gordon McDonald, Ph.D Read More.

 

Green Festival

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living. Read More.

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Aptera: 100 Miles to Gallon or 300 Miles to Gallon?

Aptera has been around for a while. This California designed vehicle was launched as a car that can get up to 300 miles to gallon that doesn't need gas. At that time, it was to sell for about 20k. You can read more here. Due to struggles getting production rolling, the company folded. Now, a Chinese company called Zaptera will be manufacturing these cars. One model version of this car will be the 2g and could sell for about 30k more than the original price which could also take it out of the reach of the middle class. It is reported to get about 100 miles to the gallon.

"Richard Deringer, chief operating officer of Zaptera, began to wonder how long it would be before Jonway actually commenced production of the car, plus he suspected that most American buyers would prefer to buy a car that was made stateside. With that in mind, it was announced yesterday that Zaptera USA will be splitting into two companies: the existing Jonway-owned Zaptera USA, and the completely independent Aptera USA." By Ben Coxworth Read More Here.

 

 

Typhoon Haiyan deaths in Philippines passes 6,000

Associated Press. The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan that struck the central Philippines on Nov. 8 has passed 6,000 with nearly 1,800 people missing, officials said Friday. The homes of more than 16 million people also were either flattened or damaged by the typhoon, and officials said rebuilding will take at least three years. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said that temporary bunkhouses and emergency shelters were being constructed and residents given cash in exchange for work, including repacking and hauling relief goods. Read More

Tepco's admission in August that about 300 tonnes of radioactive groundwater is escaping into the nearby Pacific Ocean every day, and the more recent discovery of leaking storage tanks and pipes, prompted the government to inject more than £300m to contain the water crisis.

Fukushima radiation leaks reach deadly new high

in Tokyo. Exposure to emissions would be fatal within hours, say Japanese authorities, as race to build frozen wall begins

The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site. Earlier this week the plant's operator, Tepco, said workers had measured radiation at 1,800 mSv an hour near a storage tank.

Currently about 400 tonnes of groundwater are streaming into the reactor basements from the hills behind the plant each day. The water is pumped out and held in about 1,000 storage tanks. The tanks contain 330,000 tonnes of water with varying levels of toxicity.Read More.

 

Scientists drill past Antarctic ice to reach buried lake. What lies beneath?

By .“There is no other place on Earth that has been in isolation for more then 20 million years. It's a meeting with the unknown,” said Lev Savatyugin, a researcher with Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, in an interview with the Associated Press in Moscow.

In addition, core samples pulled from the lake's bottom are expected to contain clues about broad changes in climate that turned the continent from what is thought to have been a thickly forested landscape to a barren, ice-encrusted one known for its record cold temperatures, wind speeds, and dryness. Read More.

Controlling gravity as a souce of power is within the reach of humanity and there are indications that it has been done. The implications are enormous for humanity. Our lives would drastically change with this type of technological realization.

Gravitational Propulsion in a Fluid Membrane-
A New Propulsion Methodology

Paul Richard Price

To control gravity one might want to look at the force of gravity as an interactive effect between an aether-like membrane and matter itself not as a force on its own. Aether is becoming more accepted as a unifying force factor then even relativity once was. In the form of a quantum aether-based model that allows for the unification of “forces” such as the strong to weak nuclear forces and gravity with electromagnetism. This can be achieved using a plasma that permeates the universe. It is this very field that may be the catalysis for the very creation of matter itself. It is this interaction between the two states of matter that leads to the strong to the weak nuclear forces and gravity with electromagnetism. Read More.

Even more alarming is the fact that the protective barriers installed to prevent the flow of toxic water into the ocean have proved ineffective. Japan’s Ministry of Industry has recently estimated that  about 300 tons of the contaminated groundwater has been seeping into the Pacific Ocean daily since the nuclear disaster.  TEPCO has also promised it will urgently reinforce the protective shields to keep radioactive leaks at bay.

 

Fukushima Plant Still Leaking

Contaminated Mist: Workers at Fukushima "sprayed" with radioactive water. RT. The results of the samples collected from the well show that the water contains 34,000 becquerels of radioactive tritium per liter, higher than the samples collected on Thursday, which had 23,000 becquerels. The well was built last Wednesday, about four meters away from the sea and four meters north of the water intake for the damaged No. 1 reactor. TEPCO officials assume the contamination is occurring in the underground trench connected to the No. 2 reactor building, Japan Daily Press reports. The newly constructed well is just 160 meters from the trench.

The plant has subsequently been accumulating radioactive water as groundwater passing through the premises becomes contaminated. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last Wednesday that the situation is an “urgent issue”, while the government watchdog Nuclear Regulation Authority has called it a “state of emergency”. Read more.

The bristles in the facade consists of a composite material having piezoelectric properties which can transform the movement into electrical energy. Piezoelectricity occurs when certain crystals deformation is converted into electricity. The technique has advantages over traditional wind turbines when it is quiet and does not disturb the animal and bird life. It operates at low wind his rights because there is enough light breeze to get the bristles begin to flutter and generate energy. The current local available on top of the building is replaced with a square floor where there is space for a restaurant. The new extension creates in addition to being an energy-producing shell also a place for city residents who are given the opportunity to reach a viewing platform at the top of the tower with an unbeatable view over Stockholm.

Piezoelectric Technology: A Wave of the Present Future

Belatchew Arkitekter AB: STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of the south tower on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy.

Belatchew Architects want to give South tower its original proportions and while exploring new technologies to create the future of urban wind farm. By using the so-called Piezoelectric technology a large number of thin ribs produce electricity only through small movements generated by the wind. The result is a wind of a new kind that opens up possibilities for how buildings can produce energy. Using this technique, previously not contemplated surfaces on both existing and new buildings suddenly turned into energy producing units. Additionally arises another dimension when the bristles constant movement causes the rolling countryside on the facades. It is normally considered as the most static of all, the building; suddenly becomes alive and design gives the impression of a body that breathes. The straws in the wind gives the building a constantly changing façade that is enhanced at night with the lighting in a variety of colors.
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Kaori Izumi

“I was not an activist before Fukushima. I’m a social scientist by training. I kept waiting for someone else to do something, to act, to challenge the government and Tepco for these crimes. Then I couldn’t wait anymore for someone else to take action. I had to do something.”

She along with Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University, Douglas Lummis, Okinawa International University, Okinawa, Japan, Flavia Donati, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, Rome, Italy were petitioning to close down the Tomari Nuclear Power Plant. She fought diligently to be heard in warning the United States and other countries about the dangers of building more nuclear plants. She desired for humanity to learn from Fukushima.

Kaori Izumi: Voice Against Nuclear is Now Silent

From Beyond Nuclear. We have lost one of the precious ones. We learned today of the passing of Kaori Izumi. Kaori came to the US in September 2011 on a speaking tour. We were with her in Washington, DC, New York City and at Indian Point. Her courage, energy and passion inspired us all. She led the campaign to Shut the Tomari nuclear plant in Hokkaido, but she did so much more. She was determined to tell the world the truth about Fukushima and to urge the world to stop the nuclear madness right away and to shut down nuclear plants.

Kaori Izumi, who fought the restart of Japan's atomic power plants once they close for maintenance, told reporters, "There is immense suffering in Fukushima, including Mrs. Sato and other families. The only way their suffering gets meaning is that we learn from this lesson." Citing the well-known nuclear disasters of the past 30 years -- Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island, the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine and now Japan's Fukushima meltdown -- she said, "Can we afford not to learn? I don't think so."Read More.

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