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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

27 June - iGoogle

Yuxi at nightYuxi at night (Photo credit: Aidan Whiteley)Huaxi Town in Huaning County,Yuxi City,Yunnan ...Huaxi Town in Huaning County,Yuxi City,Yunnan Province,China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)English: Terrace rice fields in Yunnan Provinc...English: Terrace rice fields in Yunnan Province, China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
All Things Considered - NPR
Nora Ephron, Filmmaker, Is Dead at 71

Sinking Under A $10,000 Monthly Mortgage Payment
American Water Intelligence Project
Yuxi Wastewater Treatment package, Yunnan Province

Los Tajos WWTP

Gunmen storm pro-Assad Syria TV
Seven people have been killed at a Syrian pro-government TV channel, state media report, as the UN calls a key meeting for Saturday.  
Hollywood writer Nora Ephron dies
  • Manicured turtles in science swim
    Scientists tracking hatchling loggerhead turtles into the North Atlantic resort to nail salon techniques to help fit tiny satellite tags to them.
  • Tricentenary for steam pioneer
    A series of conferences focusing on energy is being held around the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the world's first steam engine.
  • Trust bids to secure white cliffs
    The National Trust launches a £1.2m appeal to buy a stretch of the white cliffs of Dover to try to prevent building on it and protect nature.
  • How ants enlist emergency help
    Brazilian ants deploy emergency "chemical nets" to drag swarms of their nestmates into helping them carry large food items, a study shows.
  • Plant DNA logged to develop drugs
    A record is created of the DNA of all Wales' native flowering plants, which could help conservation and drug development.
  • Councils turn to green waste fees
    More councils are charging for green waste collections across the UK with other authorities planning to introduce fees, research by the BBC finds.

Blog of Rights - ACLU

EU: Microsoft $1B antitrust penalty stands

Is there any reason not to get a prepaid phone?
Investigator: Zimmerman missed opportunities to defuse situation
George Zimmerman failed to identify himself twice during a confrontation with Trayvon Martin and missed opportunities to defuse the situation that...  

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
SaskNotes: The Shield or the Sword? The Saskatchewan Labour Legislation Review

Carbon Farmers of Australia
Global Warming good for soil carbon traders

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Circle of Blue water news
The Stream, June 27: Costa Rica’s Green Economy Works For Water

The Stream, June 26: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Georgia Victory in Tri-State Water Dispute

Harriet Walker: Thanks, but I can't say I'll be there

Common Dreams
Oreo As Sin, Or Not

Big, Bigger, Biggest Gulp
Daily Bell
Leaving the GOP for the Wrong Reasons

Democracy Now!
Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Historic Egypt Election Outweighed by Continued Dominance of Military Rule
In Mixed Ruling, Supreme Court Overturns Parts of Arizona's S.B. 1070, Upholds "Show Me Your Papers"
Daily News - Egypt
Daily News Egypt names senior staff

Forget Doomsday, Watch Out for Snakes
This year is a banner year for snakebites.  
Dolphins, Humans Share 'Brainy' Genes
EPA Radiation News

EPA Water Science
2012 Beach Grants

Food & Water Watch
Amidst Fire and Drought in Colorado, a City’s Worth of Water is Going Where?

The Problem With Putting a Price on Nature
food consumer

Breaking news: Green tea extract fights obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease
By David Liu, PHD Wednesday June 27, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- Taking green tea extract supplements for a few months can help people with obesity...  

10 Shocking Medical Mistakes

Force Change
Help Underprivileged Individuals Overcome Addiction
Commend Brazil’s Newest Humanitarian Law
FreakOut Nation
Anonymous: “The issues go beyond left or right politics, your governments have united against you”
‘Who’s Illegal?’ Activists respond to Arizona’s extreme immigration legislation (video with Jasiri X)
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico Marine Animals' Deformities Are Alarming Scientists ...
Disease-ridden Fish, Eyeless Shrimp, Mutated Sea Life – Welcome ...
Guardian UK
Secretive Televisa unit promoted PRI candidate in Mexico
Broadcaster commissioned videos rubbishing rivals of candidate who is now favourite to win presidential race on Sunday, documents seen by the...  
Israel subjecting Palestinian children to 'spiral of injustice'
Quote Of The Day, June 27, 2012

Sharpton: GOP Targeting Holder To Slow Down Civil Rights
Inside Facebook

Spiral Cut Hot Dogs Before Grilling for Maximum Meaty Goodness and Plenty of Room for Toppings [Food Hacks]
Look Up Your Local University or Community College for Budget-Friendly Events, Seminars, and Festivals [Saving Money]
Bahrain Repression Belies Government Stand on Dialogue
Where are the Iran talks heading after Moscow?
Justices' personal health struggles may influence their decision (Elise Viebeck/The Hill)
CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low In Second Quarter (Dominic Patten/Deadline.com)
Steve Munro

Sign Of Peace: Queen Elizabeth Shakes Hand Of Former IRA Commander
'Epic' Wildfire Sends Tens Of Thousands Scrambling For Safety In Colorado
12-077: Statement of NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko on the Report from the Office of the Inspector General
III-12-023: NRC Concludes its Review of FENOC'S Root Cause Analysis of Davis-Besse Shield Building Cracks
New Scientist
First synthetic larynx part transplanted
Freicoin: Occupy's online currency for the 99 per cent
News 24
Warne slams ECB over KP exit
Shane Warne has said the "ego" of the England and Wales Cricket Board forced Kevin Pietersen's retirement from ODIs.  
Web the 'new playground for kids'
Open Channel

Police say Zimmerman had chances to defuse situation before shooting Martin
Sanford Police DepartmentA photo of the back of George Zimmerman's head, taken during a police interview after the shooting. Zimmerman said Martin...

Obama Conspiracy Theories
Florida and more Florida
Open Secrets
Hatch v. FreedomWorks, JPMorgan Bankers Continue Giving Ways and More in Capital Eye Opener: June 26

Nora Ephron (1941-2012)

The Bear at the Door

5 Top Tips for Your Content Marketing Strategy
If you want to be sure your content marketing strategy is in good shape, we have interviewed Chad Pollitt, a leading inbound marketing director...  
Paper.li Launches Custom News "MiniKiosks"
Payvand - Iran
Photos: Persian carpet woven by tourists in Yazd unveiled - "Every Tourist, a Knot"
Morsi Interview Controversy Highlights Iran's Press Rift
Pesticide Action Network
Senate passes good Farm Bill!

Philippines News
Cebu To Recruit BPO, KPO Workers Across Visayas and Mindanao

Political MoJo | Mother Jones
Conspiracy Watch: Did Obama Give American Islands to Russia?

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 26, 2012
Politics Security Secrecy
The Strategic Imperative of Security | Christian Concepts Daily

Psychology Today
The Teen Commandments

Daffodils may cure depression
Science Daily
Mars rover Curiosity on track for early August landing
New role for RNAi discovered: Epigenetic memory may pass RNA silencing from one generation to the next
Scientific American
Global Distribution of Nobel Prizes Reflects Great Shifts in Modern History [Infographic]
30 under 30: A Pilot and Tango Dancer Investigates Nature with a Particle Detector on the International Space Station
Shaleshock Media

Star Online
Two Indonesians arrested for violent anti-Malaysia protests

Another 100-plus degree day looms for Central Texas
University of Virginia reinstates ousted president after outcry
Self-determination in the digital age: Malte Spitz at TEDGlobal 2012
How small countries make a big impact: Alex Salmond at TEDGlobal 2012
Google Is To Pink Slime As Apples Are To Airplanes

This Week in Science
Slide and Find
Straining Suspended Graphene
Two employees of Akkord Corporation become world champions on wushu sanda
Azerbaijani national team consisting of 11 sportsmen took part in the world championship on wushu sanda that was held in the Italian city Tolmezzo...  

USA Today
One Sandusky victim set to file civil lawsuit
Can U.S. troops beat deadline to dislodge Taliban in Khost?
Unexplained Mysteries
Was Stonehenge a monument to unity ?
Internal heat fuels Saturn's jet streams
Web MD
All Calories Not Created Equal, Study Suggests
New research challenges the idea that a calorie is a calorie, suggesting that certain foods and diets may be better than others for burning...  

Robot beats you at Rock, Paper, Scissors 100 per cent of the time
Chinese restaurant uses robots to serve and entertain customers
White House
Remarks by the First Lady at Illinois Spousal Licensing Bill Signing
Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney en route Atlanta, GA, 6/26/12
The Hijacking of Arab Spring, and the Media’s Complicity
RadioWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker on Government Secrets
Zoe - It's our Nature
When Religion Means Cruelty to Animals
Giant Arc of Light --A Mystery Observed Behind a Super-Massive Galaxy 10 Billion Light Years AwayGiant Arc of Light --A Mystery Observed Behind a Super-Massive Galaxy 10 Billion Light Years Away
"Galaxy" Fans: Geeks & Techies --We Need 5 Minutes of Your Time!"Galaxy" Fans: Geeks & Techies --We Need 5 Minutes of Your Time!
"Look North of the Big Dipper": A Tiny Field of View Yields 50,000 Galaxies"Look North of the Big Dipper": A Tiny Field of View Yields 50,000 Galaxies
SETICON 2 & Beyond --"Mankind Will Make Contact with Intelligent Alien Life within Two Decades"SETICON 2 & Beyond --"Mankind Will Make Contact with Intelligent Alien Life within Two Decades"
Image of the Day: The Virgo Cluster --"Proof of the Cosmic Thread Connecting Us to the Vast Expanse of the Universe"Image of the Day: The Virgo Cluster --"Proof of the Cosmic Thread Connecting Us to the Vast Expanse of the Universe"

To Do

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group of legislators, business and utility leaders has repeated a call to defeat a ballot proposal that would force Michigan energy ...
Windreich AG appointed the former head of Areva SA's renewable energy business as chief operating officer as Germany's largest developer of offshore wind ...
Sacramento Bee
In partnership with Boston-based renewable energy project developer Southern Sky Renewable Energy LLC (SSRE), the project brings life to the two ...
Baltimore Sun
"Like many government programs, the EPA's renewable fuel initiative was designed with the assumption that people would act in good faith and actually ...
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Human Habitat

New York Times (blog)
A philosopher explores a possible role for the United Nations in fostering "ecological citizenship."
Times of India
Ecologist and chairman of the Western Ghat Ecology Expert Panel Madhav Gadgil said the 'Western Ghat Ecology Expert Report' is comprehensive and ...
International Viewpoint
Ecology and Socialism. Chris Williams. Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist and author of Ecology and .... Thatís a deeply ecological viewpoint.
Ecology Global Network
New study shows how short-term exposure to ozone can lead to physiological changes associated with cardiovascular ailments -- even in healthy, young adults.
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Water Power

Newnan Times-Herald
The U.S. Supreme Court handed the state of Georgia and metro-Atlanta a victory this week in the ongoing “water wars” over the water from the Chattahoochee ...
Rescuers pulled more than 130 people from the waters between Australia and Indonesia after a ship capsized, the authorities said.
Sacramento Bee
PRNewswire/ -- Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has formally documented and independently validated a software ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Phigenics will provide comprehensive water management services for both universities focused on ensuring utility water systems are operating at optimal ...
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