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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.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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MarketWatch (press release)
LAS VEGAS, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Green Energy Renewable Solutions, Inc. (OTN:EWRL) a developer and operator of municipal solid waste and construction and demolition waste processing and recycling facilities, provides the ...
The latest ability of graphene to be discovered involves artificial photosynthesis: according to research reported by Phys.org on Tuesday, graphene could help with the production of renewable fuels. Graphene may be able to aid artificial photosynthesis ...
Financial Times (blog)
Paddy Padmanathan, head of ACWA Power, told beyondbrics the investment was part of a plan to spread ACWA's assets geographically and to ensure that renewable energy comprises at least 5 per cent of its asset portfolio by 2014. For Bulgaria, the plant ...
ThomasNet Industrial News Room
July 19, 2012 - ANSI and IREC announced that CalCERTS, CleanTech Education, Building Science Institute, and Midwest Renewable Energy Association are participating in accreditation program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Accreditations ...
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Human Habitat

EurekAlert (press release)
Ecologists worldwide are considered for the prize named for Margalef, one of Spain's most distinguished scientists and a founding father of modern ecology. The prize includes a cash award of about $100000 and a sculpture memorializing Margalef.
In trading on Wednesday, shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASD: ECOL) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $18.47, changing hands as high as $18.52 per share. US Ecology, Inc. shares are currently trading up about 2% on the day. The chart below ...
The China Green Foundation, a charity supervised by the State Forestry Administration, said China Tobacco was among 23 enterprises which got the "2011 Ecology Contribution Award," an honorary award, due to their huge donations. "The company started ...
Access Washington
Ecology approves Snohomish County's shoreline master program update. BELLEVUE – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved Snohomish County's updated shoreline master program. The county's updated program replaces its ...
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Water Power

Huffington Post
The governor told The Associated Press before leaving for the second leg of his drought tour that he was encouraged by efforts by city officials and irrigators along the Smoky Hill River basin in central Kansas to manage water resources to meet ...
Melrose water and sewer rates could be going up for the second time in a month as the city faces a $158771 sewer deficit, a sharp drop in water revenues, and starts saving money to cope with higher costs anticipated from the Massachusetts Water ...
New York Post
See, a new East Village “boutique” called Molecule is peddling tap water — tap water — at $2.50 for a 16-ounce bottle. Stuff from a faucet is given a seven-step “purification” involving magnets, carbon, “reverse osmosis” and UV lights to “scrub it ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Panels and presentations on Thursday, October 4, will feature installations for conservation and water savings at brewpubs, distributors, and breweries, on-site wastewater treatment, alternative energy systems, sustainability marketing, and more. Tours ...
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How to Make Reed Diffusers

All Things Considered - NPR
Portman A Low-Key Possibility For GOP Running Mate

HIV Cure Is Closer As Patient's Full Recovery Inspires New Research
American Water Intelligence
Bordeaux O&M

Expansion of Shahrak Gharb WWTP
Troops go in for Damascus battle
Syrian troops mobilise for a new offensive around Damascus, after the deaths of three top regime figures in a suspected suicide attack.  

Huge spam botnet is taken down
  • Iceberg breaks off from Greenland
    An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has broken away from the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland, scientists say.
  • Dwarf 'kicks' first spiral galaxy
    Astronomers are shocked to see a well-formed spiral galaxy in the early Universe, when conditions were thought to be too chaotic to allow their formation.
  • Birds sniff out their relatives
    Seabirds recognise their relatives from their scent and rely on their sense of smell to avoid "accidentally inbreeding", say scientists.
  • Police end 'ClimateGate' inquiry
    The investigation into the "ClimateGate" affair, the theft of e-mails from the University of East Anglia, will not be pursued further, police say.
  • Climate ocean tech fix 'can work'
    Fertilising the oceans with iron to combat climate change can lock carbon away, research indicates - though it is a long way from prime-time use.
  • Afghanistan minerals fully mapped
    The US Geological Survey releases a first-of-its-kind country-wide map of the mineral resources in Afghanistan.
Blog of Rights ACLU
Spying on Occupy?

Reporting From Guantanamo: “Why Not Get It Right the First Time?”
HTC prepping Android 4.1 update for One XL and One S

Where is Syria's president?
A day after a deadly blow to his regime, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not been seen or heard from publicly.  

Reid: 'Old white men' buying the country
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Improve seniors care to improve healthcare for all

Carbon Farmers of Australia
Comparing methodologies - how to find which one works for you?

Understanding Carbon Credits
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Carbon Forum North America 2012

June 2012 Newsletter
Circle of Blue water news
Three Circles: Rio+20, Action Figures, and The Stream

Daniel Bena
Steve Richards: Time to explode the myth that the private sector is always better

Lisa Markwell: Talk is cheap, but texting is cheaper
Common Dreams
Yeah, Let's Blame God For Every Ungodly Thing We Do

Daily Bell
Jobs From Forced Charity - The Socialist Way

The Strange Case of World Net Daily and the Obama Birth Certificate
Democracy Now!

Matt Taibbi: LIBOR Rate-Fixing Scandal "Biggest Insider Trading You Could Ever Imagine"

Back From Syria, Reporter David Enders Says Assad Regime Crumbling to "Grassroots Rebellion"

DiscoveryBBC's Space Shuttle Enterprise: Gotta-See Videos
The Intrepid Museum in New York City lets visitors get up-close-and-personal with the space shuttle Enterprise.  

Richter's Seismology Lab For Sale: DNews Nugget

EPA Radiation news

EPA to Hold Citizen Science Workshops in New York and New Jersey; June 19 in New York City and June 20 in Edison, New Jersey
EPA Water Science
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012

2012 Beach Grants
Food and Water Watch

ExxonMobil CEO Rants Against People Who Care About the Planet
food consumer

Known to Kill Cows, Castrate Wildlife, Induce Spontaneous Abortion in Lab Rats... And it's Likely in Your Water
By Dr. Mercola With the support of local prosecutors, Mr. Gloeckner, a German farmer who had 65 cows die after he fed them genetically modified Bt  

How the Gates Foundation's Unholy Alliances Affect You and Your Health
Hold Tennessee Mother Responsible for Abandoning Disabled Daughter

Demand Florida Lieutenant Governor Apologize For Pigeonholing Lesbians
Fundie Tony Perkins calls on Christian Obama supporters to repent after President’s speech on infrastructure

Wall Street targeted: 50,000 IT accounts hacked and leaked by ‘MidasBank’
Guardian UK

Syria crisis enters new phase of uncertainty
• White House says Assad is losing control• UN security council to vote on sanctions• Assad's wife rumoured to be in RussiaSyria's uprising has...  

Egypt's former intelligence chief Suleiman dies
Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Anomalies ~ Dixeyland
The Case For Jindal As VP

Inside Facebook
Facebook ads in desktop and mobile News Feed outperform Twitter in-stream ads

Viralheat launches free conversation management and publishing tool to serve small businesses and agencies
The Holy Trinity of Inactivity: How Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination Are Vital to Healthy Living [Procrastination]


Does Iran have a Syria Strategy?

N. Idaho bar stops carrying brands that endorse gay organizations (NWCN)
Steve Munro

Queen East Construction News (Updated July 12)

Court Reverses: Paying Competing Drug Companies Not To Compete Is An Antitrust Violation
12-084: NRC to Discuss Implementing Orders for Post-Fukushima Improvements July 27 in Rockville, MD

I-12-032: NRC Assigns New Resident Inspector to Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant
New Scientist
No charges to be brought over climategate hack

Brain satnav helps surgeons travel to a tumour
News 24

Mad Men scoops 17 Emmy nods
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced that Mad Men and American Horror Story have each garnered 17 Emmy Award nominations.  

Reserve Bank cuts interest rates
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Cold Case Posse: more contradictions in their story

Code “9”: the Cold Case Posse’s big lie
Open Channel
Deadly patrols: Political climate limits prosecutions in border shootings
Second of two parts. See the first part: Deadly patrols: Illegal immigrant shot by US agent recounts 'terror' in the desert.By Roxana...  

Iraq war reconstruction: $6 billion to $8 billion wasted, US official says
Open Secrets
Capital Eye Opener, July 18: Tax Releases, Body Politics and More

Mystery Super PAC and Nonprofit Network Spent Big In PA Senate Race

'Sonia's Poodle' Or 'Puppet'? Or Just 'Underachiever?
“Download this” Customer at Internet cafe shoots 2 robbers

Crazed beaver attacks two girls swimming in lake leaving them with serious injuries
Payvand Iran news
Photos: Morality Police Display Of Force In Tehran

Photos: Idled Yarn and Textile Factory in Ardabil
Pesticide Action Network
EPA tightens rules on brain toxin

House Farm Bill: Bit of good, mostly not
Philippines News
Philippines switches on to using SMS in typhoon and disaster response

Political MoJo | Mother Jones
McCain Blasts Bachmann for Her Anti-Muslim McCarthyism

Politics Security Secrecy
Fighting back against National Security Letters | Suburban Guerrilla

Punishing Leaks of Classified Information | Secrecy News
Psychology Today

Satellite News

NASA Expands Consideration to Poindexter family on Loss of life of Former Astronaut
Former NASA astronaut and space shuttle leader Alan "Dex" Poindexter passed away while on holiday with his family September 1 in Pensacola, Fla. An...  


Science Daily
NASA completes another successful Orion parachute test

As mushrooms evolve to live with trees, they give up DNA associated with decomposing cellulose
Scientific American
Chemistry Nobelist Attacks Macular Degeneration

Shaleshock Media

Wilma Subra – Human Health, Exposure from the Development of Shale Gas Plays
Star Online
Move to improve bus transport industry

Service-learning group rebrands, broadens

From counterfactual reasoning to iPhone art: Highlights from TED@SãoPaulo

Completely free online classes? Coursera.org now offering courses from 16 top colleges

Court Reverses: Paying Competing Drug Companies Not To Compete Is An Antitrust Violation
This Week in Science
Biofilms Up Close

MMS19 Joins the CIA
Russia urges limited extension of UN observers in Syria
Russia asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to agree on a limited extension of the mandate of the unarmed military observers in Syria - after...  

Azerbaijani journalists ask Iran’s leadership to release detained poets
USA Today
Search for missing Iowa girls spurs tensions

Unexplained Mysteries
Did a Sputnik really crash in Scotland ?

Neanderthal dental tartar reveals medicine
Web MD
Can a Woman's Job Raise Her Heart Attack Risk?
Women with high-stress jobs are at higher risk of heart attacks and other heart problems compared to those with lower-stress jobs, according to a...  

Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Always Up Survival

Smiling monkey's cheeky grin is captured on 'hidden' jungle camera
White House
Remarks by the First Lady at a Campaign Event

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu
Romney vs. Obama on Regulation and Big Money
 Zoe - It's our Nature is now Earth in Transition on Opit's Public Netvibes Page 1
Medical experts in BC are seeking to have every person in the province who has ever been sexually active tested for HIV/AIDS, saying the initiative could be "the beginning of the end" of the disease. Key to the strategy is a test that can reveal in ...
A stressful job can have serious consequences for heart health, according to a new study. US women who rated their job strain as high were 67 percent more likely to have a heart attack, and 38 percent more likely to experience a stroke or high blood ...
Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study has revealed. "Our study identifies this biomarker as a potential new target for treating or preventing Alzheimer's ...
A cure for Aids? - The Guardian (blog)
Most people might assume scientists and drug companies have always been on an all-out hunt for a cure for Aids. Not so. The virus is so elusive and smart that for decades now, experts have hardly dared dream of eliminating it.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers not to eat Gills Onion brand Fresh Diced Red Onions, Fresh Diced Yellow Onions and Fresh Diced Celery & Onions because the products may be contaminated with Listeria. The onions are products of ...
Extra-billing back on the front burner - Victoria Times Colonist
By Les Leyne, Times Colonist July 19, 2012 4:03 AM The always-simmering argument over illegal extra-billing for medical services is moving to the front burner again. A government audit that took four years to complete because of the legal arguments it ...
The most widely prescribed drug for treating multiple sclerosis has little or no effect on a patient's progression to disability, a new study has found. The medicine, interferon beta, does help reduce the development of brain lesions and limit the ...
Dr. Edgardo Perez is not arriving in Niagara with eyes closed. The new regional chief of mental heath and addiction programs knows there are 

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