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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.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

16 September - iGoogle

Operators Release Water from Maroondah ReservoirOperators Release Water from Maroondah Reservoir (Photo credit: Melbourne Water)
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Bihar SchoolBihar School (Photo credit: stevewright316)
Ilana AlazzehIlana Alazzeh (Photo credit: On Being)
Islamorada in Florida KeysIslamorada in Florida Keys (Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng)
: History of Diving Museum: History of Diving Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
All Things Considered - NPR

American Water Intelligence

Afghan women 'die in Nato strike'
At least eight women have died in an air strike in the eastern Afghan province of Laghman, local officials say - Nato concedes civilians may have...  
  • Striking image shows atomic bonds
    Researchers in Switzerland show off images of the molecular world so detailed that the type of atomic bonds between their atoms can be discerned.
  • Rover to 'drive, drive, drive'
    The Mars Curiosity rover has all but completed its commissioning phase and is ready to begin its detailed investigation of the Red Planet.

Blog of Rights - ACLU

Brazen insurgents wore U.S. military uniforms
Attackers disguised in U.S. uniforms toted automatic rifles, grenades and suicide vests, NATO said. They killed two Marines and destroyed six jets...  


Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Carbon Farmers of Australia

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Circle of Blue water news


Common Dreams

Daily Bell

Democracy Now!

TWiDN: Otters: Global Warming Warriors
When otters eat the urchins we all benefit! Plus, an astronaut fixed the International Space Station with a toothbrush and London's bike lanes may...  

EPA Radiation News

EPA Water Science News

Food and Water Watch

food consumer 


FreakOut Nation

Guardian UK
Six Nato troops killed in Afghanistan
Four Americans and two British soldiers among eight Nato troops killed this weekend in suspected 'insider' attacksAn Afghan police officer turned...  


Gop Medicare Elections
Inside Facebook




Steve Munro



New Scientist

News 24
Hawks investigating Malema
Expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema is being investigated for inciting violence during the strike at Lonmin's Marikana mine, in North West, the...  

Obama Conspiracy Theories

Open Channel
Pet jerky treat death toll: 360 dogs, 1 cat, FDA says
courtesy the Mawaka familyToby, a 6-year-old Boston terrier, died in May after his owners say he was sickened by chicken jerky pet treats made in...  

Open Secrets



Payvand Iran News

Pesticide Action Network

Philippines News

Political MoJo | Mother Jones

Politics Security Secrecy

Psychology Today


Science Daily

Scientific American

Shaleshock Media

Star Online




This Week in Science

Cooling Year-Round 
An Eight-Noded Monster

Afghan President criticizes US for holding prisoners despite jail handover
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday criticized the United States for failing to transfer 600 inmates at Bagram jail to Afghan control, despite...  

USA Today

Unexplained Mysteries

Web MD

2 in 5 Women Don’t Use Birth Control
Two in five women of childbearing age in the U.S. didn't use any birth control in the month before they took a new survey on contraception.  


White House


A Witchy Life
Clearing an Apartment
Make your space your own! I’ve written before about methods to clear and cleanse a space, such as a bedroom or a house.  I aim to cover less...  

Those in high-stress positions with little say in the office could be working themselves into a heart attack, according to a new European study. A study published in The Lancet medical journal on Friday showed those with demanding jobs and little...

Runners across the city — and around the world — pounded the pavement Sunday for the annual Terry Fox run, which kicked off at 9 am at most sites. The annual run is billed as one of the largest fundraisers for cancer research. Olivia Chow stretched in ...

OTTAWA — In a big week in food-and-health news, signs that New York City is moving ahead with its contentious outlawing of large-ish sugary beverages set the tone. But there were related developments here at home. A Coca-Cola executive reiterated the ...
As a member of the media, please allow me to express my deep and unremitting regret. I'm sorry. I'm really, really sorry. I'm sorry to Albertans, who pay one of the highest costs per capita and yet, inexplicably, receive some of the worst healthcare ...

By Cindy E. Harnett, Times Colonist September 14, 2012 A fifth person has been fired as part of an alleged privacy breach in BC's Health Ministry. BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid confirmed Friday that one of three people in the Health Ministry ...
It's a disorder than can challenge people both physically and emotionally, and it could be affecting many Canadians without them even knowing it. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or FASD, is getting more attention recently. On Saturday, ministers from ...

Just how long he'll remain in Niagara is now up in the air because Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews asked him to stay indefinitely until she's confident there has been a permanent culture shift at the Niagara Health System.

The former Lakeshore General Hospital doctor who mishandled hundreds of colonoscopie


Philadelphia Inquirer
The largest category of renewableenergy is biomass, such as ethanol that is blended in gasoline. And the second-biggest category is hydropower — electricity generated from dams. Hydro was 35 percent of all renewable energy in 2008 and 2011, and ...
Huffington Post
WITTINGEN, GERMANY - APRIL 23: A modern, electricity-producing wind turbine (L) spins near an old and defunct windmill next to a country road on April 23, 2012 near Wittingen, Germany. Germany is investing heavily inrenewable energy sources and has...
Saudi Arabia will seek private investment in its effort to develop solar power and other forms ofrenewable energy, the governor of the kingdom's Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority said. The country plans for solar projects to become ...
Columbus Dispatch
Calling all application developers: the USDA wants YOU! The U.S. Department Agriculture has challenged the nation's app developers to develop applications that give farmers, ranchers and others one-click access to information on drought conditions and ...
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The Cebu City Council will inviteecology groups to attend their review of the proposed $102 million waste to energy project by a Malaysian based company on Oct. 3. Councilor Nida Cabrera, who chairs the council's environment committee, said she wanted ...
Huffington Post
As I wrote in a previous blog, I attended the EMBO conference "Evolution in the Time of Genomics" in Venice this past May. At that conference, after my presentation (visible on YouTube), I had an exchange with Dan Hartl, a Harvard evolutionary...
The Olympian
The state Department of Ecologyhas issued a draft cleanup order that spells out the final steps the city must take to get a clean environmental bill of health on the 1.23-acre site. While most of the heavy lifting occurred in 2008-09, including ...
I received a letter from Department of Water and Power (DWP) General Manager Ron Nichols saying that DWP would always keep the Ecology Pond in Chatsworth Nature Preserve filled with water. In August, DWP filled the Ecology Pond in response to my ...
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It's been a decade since the influential Florida Council of 100 issued its now-infamous report calling for an overhaul of the state's water policies. The centerpiece of that proposal was a massive plan to pipe water from so-called water-rich areas of ...
The Ledger (blog)
On the pollution side, there may be renewed discussion about waterquality credit trading, restrictions on spreading of treated septic tank waste and ocean dumping of treated sewer effluent. The push for longer-term–50 years have been proposed in some ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Posted: 7:37 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Treading water with upside down mortgages. favorite. Vote (0). By Christopher Quinn. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Marquita Shealey is having tough time after the Lithonia house she bought lost more than ...
Alexandria Town Talk
Trucks are flooded Sept. 3 in receding flood waters from Hurricane Isaac along La. Highway 23 near West Point a La Hache in Plaquemines Parish. Two weeks later, many in the parish were still without electricity as standing water prevented crews from ...
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