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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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

17 August - iGoogle

To Do

“Pumped-storage plants are the only proven, economically attractive technology for storing electricity from other renewable sources,” Roland Munch, chief executive officer of Voith Hydro, said in the statement. China, the world's biggest carbon emitter ...
Triple Pundit
Institutional investors, such as pension funds and insurance companies, are increasingly investing directly in wind, solar and other renewable energy projects, providing much needed capital to companies in the fast-growing clean energy sector even as ...
Canada Free Press
The root cause of the problem is the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), originally passed in 2005 and expanded in 2007 through the Energy Independence and Security Act. That act requires that 13.2 billion gallons of corn-based biofuel (ethanol) be produced ...
The slump in renewable energy shares is ending as bidders from China and South Korea signaled interest in German solar manufacturer Q-Cells SE (QCE) and A123 Systems Inc. (AONE), a U.S. maker of batteries for electric cars. Wanxiang Group Corp. of ...
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Human Habitat

Newstalk 1450 KBKW
Olympia, WA - The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is removing some trash bins placed near state beach access points to address increased amounts of marine debris along coastal beaches in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties thanks to a ...
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
In 1991, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) adopted the SMS rule to guide management of sediments. The SMS rule is used to conduct environmental cleanup work, manage the dredging of sedment for navigation and cleanup, and manage ...
Access Washington
Under Washington's 1972 voter-approved Shoreline Management Act, a proposed shoreline program needs Ecology's review and approval before it takes effect. About 200 towns, cities and counties statewide are in the process of, or soon will, be updating ...
OLYMPIA – Ecology is seeking public comment on two proposed rules designed to enhance protection of the state's environment, economy and cultural resources from the impacts of a potential major oil spill. To comply with a 2011 law passed by state ...
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Water Power

Aug 17 - Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following general obligation (GO) bonds for the Water Development Board of the State of Texas (the state): --$250 million water financial assistance bonds, series 2012G. The bonds will sell via ...
Daily Beast
The virus now plaguing Dallas returns each August not because of global warming or our failure to use strong pesticides, but because we allow water to stagnate—especially in discarded car tires. Print; Email; Comments. West Nile virus simply won't go ...
Huffington Post
The Lima Lima Flight Team performs during the 53rd Annual Chicago Air & Water Show over North Avenue Beach in Chicago, Illinois on AUG 20, 2011. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images). Wondering what all that (overhead) buzz ...
Mayor Glen Robertson thought water bills should be more more closely based on actual consumption and campaigned hard on the issue. He followed through by introducing his plan in late July before the rest of the City Council, where it was well-received.
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All Things Considered - NPR
What's In Your Wallet? Wait, You Don't Need One
Loving An Album To Death Makes A Music Fan For Life

American Water Intelligence Project

Newark O&M

South African President Jacob Zuma announces an inquiry into the killing by police of 34 miners during a protest in the north-east.  
German army's crisis role widened
  • Bendy robot is master of disguise
    A robot that can change colour to either blend in with or stand out from its surroundings is created by scientists.
  • Hi-tech alert for stressed fish
    A team of UK scientists is looking to develop a system that can automatically identify when fish used in laboratories are under stress.
  • Sharks tracked by surfing robot
    A robot that surfs on the waves is being used by US scientists to track the movements of great white sharks.
  • Polar bear killed by zebra virus
    Zoos should be on the alert for viruses that can jump from one type of animal to another, threatening endangered species, research suggests.
  • New 'green cremator' opens in US
    A body disposal machine billed as an ecological alternative to cremation is up and working in the US state of Minnesota
  • Cousin of laser is a hot prospect
    Researchers radically improve a microwave version of the laser, which could find application in medicine, explosives detection, or even the hunt for aliens.

Blog of Rights - ACLU

This Week in Civil Liberties (8/17/2012)

Sexism and the single hacker: Defcon's feminist moment
Facebook finally deletes the deleted


Newspaper headlines speak of a bloodbath, of war. South Africans are grappling with shock and memories of an ugly era after police killed 34 miners...  
Photos: Striking miners gunned down

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Next Up: Calling young leaders in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon
Crime and Declining Unionization

Carbon Farmers of Australia

A green rate hike
CFI - Monster or Monster Profits? Find out at the 6th annual 2012 Carbon Farming Week!

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Carbon Forum North America 2012
Promoted in Energy Efficiency section:  0 Mon...  

Circle of Blue water news

The Stream, August 17: Has Work Resumed on Laos’ Mekong Dam?


Philip Hensher: The other railway scandal - there are too many workers who are paid to do nothing
Julian Baggini: Individuals? Or members of society? That's what the right to die is about

Common Dreams

Embodiment of the Machine

Daily Bell

Julian Assange's Directed History

Democracy Now!

Pussy Riot Members Sentenced to 2 Years for Anti-Putin Protest; Feminist Rocker JD Samson Responds
Daniel Ellsberg: I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange


Dallas hadn’t sprayed for mosquitoes since 1966, and some are concerned about the health and environmental risks posed by the new insecticide Duet.  
The Soviets' First Space 'Rendezvous'

EPA Radiation News

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck and Congressmember Rodney Frelinghuysen Announce System to Treat Contaminated Ground Water at Rockaway Borough, NJ Superfund Site; Tour Six Superfund Sites in Morris and Essex Counties
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

Food and Water Watch

Gadget Magazines Only See One Side of Aquaculture

food consumer

By David Liu, PHD Friday Aug 17, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study in the Aug 13, 2012 issue of International Journal of Cancer suggests that  


Revise Advertising Ban on Medical Marijuana Centers
Demand Progressive Insurance Pay Claim to Family of Woman Killed by Negligent Driver

FreakOut Nation

Video released by police of the night Chavis Carter was shot raises even more questions
Obama campaign to Mitt Romney: Three more years! Three more years! (of tax returns)

Guardian UK

More than 30 people killed at Lonmin platinum mine where strike over pay has escalated into alleged turf war between unionsPolice have been accused...  
Japan to deport 14 Chinese island activists



Mitt Romney Paul Ryan Medicare

Inside Facebook

Facebook returns to No. 2 spot among U.S. video sites, beating Yahoo, Vevo
Facebook careers: Indonesia growth manager, Open Graph partner engineer, media solutions, PMD managers, more


Is it Ripe? How to Tell When Your Favorite Fruits and Vegetables are Ready to Eat [Crowdhacker]
Simple English Wikipedia Makes Complex Subjects Easily Understandable [Learning]


Is the United States’ Iran Policy Incoherent?
( As close as they will get to the NPT TRAP )


Obama's soft-media strategy (Politico)
Analysis: Paul Ryan Voted to Add $6.8 Trillion to the Federal Debt (ThinkProgress)

Steve Munro

TTC To Order Artic Buses from Nova Bus


Moscow Court Upholds 100-Year Ban On Gay Pride Events
WHO Calls For Emergency Stockpile Of Cholera Vaccine


IV-12-030: NRC to Hold Predecisional Enforcement Conference with Colaska

New Scientist

Threatwatch: West Nile – what is the actual risk?

News 24

A TV host interviewing Robert Pattinson has been booed and heckled when he likened Kristen Stewart's affair with a married director to the Prince...  
Lonmin to fund children of dead workers

Obama Conspiracy Theories

Aggregation and safe surfing Orly
Topics not covered

Open Channel

Consumers believe that sunscreen with higher SPFs mean more protection, but some doctors are saying the numbers are a marketing ploy. TODAY...  
Penn State pays legal bills for accused ex-officials, but not McQueary

Open Secrets

Capital Eye Opener, August 17: Philly's D.C. Ties, Paul Ryan Pays Off and More


Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Playlists

Payvand Iran news

14 Political Prisoners Reportedly Flogged in Iran


How I became George Obama’s ‘brother’
Factory owners: Federal prisoners stealing our business

Pesticide Action Network

MN court backtracks on pesticide drift
Baby teeth to provide autism clues

Philippines news

Philippine stocks end lower
DOJ still to confirm Palawan ex-Gov. Reyes fled to Vietnam

Political MoJo | Mother Jones

What the Right Gets Wrong About the FRC Shooting

Politics Security Secrecy

Is President Obama risking troops and national security for political ...
Document Friday: Escape to a Foreign Embassy « UNREDACTED

Psychology Today

Born in the U.S.A.
True Heroes


Sun is too round, say scientists
Seas score a meagre six out of 10 in new marine health index

Science Daily

Scientific American

E. Coli Strain Linked to Cancer in Mice
First Evidence Found for Photosynthesis in Insects'

Shaleshock Media

Craig Stevens Speaks Out Against Fracking in Owego, NY

Star Online

Heavy traffic but smooth flowing on North-South Expressway



The secret life of textiles: Fellows Friday with Elaine Ng Yan Ling


Will Free Online College Courses Actually Widen The Socio-Educational Gap?

This Week in Science


Israel's Opposition leader said Friday that any unilateral Israeli attack on Iran would not succeed in stopping Iran's suspected drive to nuclear...  
Elmar Mammadyarov spoke at the Salzburg Trilogy conference

USA Today

Segregated dorm set for gun-carrying students

Unexplained Mysteries

Gorillas reunite after three years apart

Web MD

71 New Cases of H3N2v Swine Flu
There are 71 new cases in the ongoing outbreak of H3N2v swine flu, bringing the U.S. total to 224 cases since July 2012.  
New West Nile Threat: Kidney Disease

Space racer set for $1million auction

 White House
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

CloseReading: Are Joe Biden’s “Gaffes” Accidental? Or Brilliant?
TVWho: Gen. Wesley Clark Shocker on 9/11 “Policy Coup”

A Witchy Life

Money isn’t Everything
  Money. Money. Money. Money. The big “M” word.  The subject of countless newspaper articles, journal studies, reports, Google...  
(The Wild Hunt) Age-Appropriate Choices in Faith

Radon seeping invisibly into some Canadian homes causes hundreds more lung-cancer deaths a year than previously thought, a Health Canada study based on a recent testing blitz has concluded. The department has almost doubled the estimated risk posed by ...
You might be in the presence of SuperAgers, before conversing with them of course, and not even know it. SuperAgers might enjoy the occasional early bird special, walk with canes, or attend the average Bingo game, activities typical of an octogenarian, ...
New research has thrown up some startling insights about the likelihood of middle-aged adults developing kidney failure during their lifetime. About one in 40 men and one in 60 women of middle age will develop kidney failure if they live into their 90s ...
A researcher at Western University in London said he's found more evidence pointing to the harmful effects of egg yolks. He claims the cholesterol found in the yolk is almost as dangerous as smoking. Dr. David Spence says Canadians are being duped by ...
The province is reminding people with homes, cottages or campsites to be safe in areas where black bears are present or likely to be present. Manitoba's black bears are becoming more active and visible at this time of year as they begin to bulk up on ...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling certain Leamington manufactured pre-cut vegetables over concerns about Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The CFIA issued a release Friday warning the public not to consume the following Pure Flavour ...
SASKATOON -- A Saskatoon man is going to the US to see if he can take part in a clinical trial of the so-called liberation treatment for multiple sclerosis. Andrew Dahlen is the first Saskatchewan resident to go to Albany, NY, for the final eligibility ...
Twelve Alberta community projects that help victims of crime and youth at risk are getting $1.6 million i

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