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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, December 6, 2012

6 December - iGoogle

Long Island Sound, New Jersey Coast (NASA, Int...
Long Island Sound, New Jersey Coast (NASA, International Space Station Science, 11/10/06) (Photo credit: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)
Full Moon view from earth In Belgium (Hamois)....
Full Moon view from earth In Belgium (Hamois). Français : Pleine Lune vue de la Terre en Belgique à Hamois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: PS20 and PS10 in Andalusia, Spain
English: PS20 and PS10 in Andalusia, Spain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Campus
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Campus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Vermont (Photo credit: Dougtone)
 Sidebar Search Returns on water and environment at bottom

 All Things Considered - NPR

American Water Intelligence
Rialto O&M
Umbulan Spring Water Project
BBC Science
  • Firms will inherit Apollo legacy
    One of the last men to set foot on the Moon has said that private enterprise will be the driving force for a return to the Moon because governments are too inefficient.
  • Vesta gullies may be 'water-cut'
    Scientists say they have seen features on Asteroid Vesta that look as though they have been cut by some sort of fluid flow - possibly liquid water.
  • Ash outbreak doubles in a month
    New figures from the government confirm that ash dieback has now spread widely throughout the UK.
  • Invasive grass fans US wildfires
    The vast majority of large wildfires in the western US are fuelled by a rampant species of grass, scientists say.
  • London's clue to stubborn ozone
    Scientists think they have identified one key reason why levels of the ground-level pollutant ozone remain stubbornly high in Europe's big cities.
  • Grail mission shows battered Moon
    The scale of the battering the Moon received early in its history is revealed in remarkable new data from two Nasa satellites.
 Blog of Rights - ACLU
I’d Like to File a Complaint
Washington’s Marijuana Law Is Part of Reforming the Criminal Justice System
NHL rejects latest CBA proposal from players' association
McAfee hospitalized in Guatemala after asylum denied
Samsung tries to fend off zombie phones in Apple verdict fallout
Lawmaker senses GOP 'fiscal cliff' shift
Both sides agree the wealthy will pay more, so now fiscal cliff talks come down to how much Republicans can wring out of the White House in return...  
Morsy condemns violent Egypt protests
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Taxes: British Columbians are ready to talk
CETA and the implications for health care
 Carbon Farmers of Australia
No one steals my "Meth"!

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Public Trust Doctrine Cases
Claussen on the need for stronger action to meet carbon emissions goal
 Circle of Blue - water news
Delhi Dispatch: No Running Water But a Delhi Slum Hut Community Teems With Life

Grace Dent: Andy dangles from a rope and we all yawn. It's time to downgrade this expensive blowhard
 Common Dreams

In Michigan, A Righteous Rage At Lame-Duck, Middle-of-the-Night Anti-Union Maneuvers
Walmart: "Not Financially Feasible" To Take Minimal, Legally Required Steps to Save Workers' Lives

 Daily Bell
South Africa Vanishes With Its Gold?

Daily Galaxy
The First Stars of the Universe --Major Discovery Announced by MITThe First Stars of the Universe --Major Discovery Announced by MIT
Image of the Day: Stunning Ring Galaxy Encircled by Bright Pink NebulaeImage of the Day: Stunning Ring Galaxy Encircled by Bright Pink Nebulae
NASA Announces First Full Mars Soil AnalysisNASA Announces First Full Mars Soil Analysis
New Species of Galaxy Discovered Glowing from Light of Monster Black HolesNew Species of Galaxy Discovered Glowing from Light of Monster Black Holes
Image of the Day: Ancient Cavern Systems of Mars --Possible Biological Habitats?Image of the Day: Ancient Cavern Systems of Mars --Possible Biological Habitats?

Democracy Now!
With Future Imperiled, Youth Activists Demand Urgent Action at U.N. Climate Summit in Doha
After Deadly Clashes in Cairo, Egypt Faces One of Its Largest Political Crises Since Revolution Began
Humpback Whales Up Close and Personal: Gotta-See Video
When a father and daughter went out whale-watching, they didn't know they'd be right in the thick of it.  
New HD Earth at Night: Gotta-See Video
 EPA Radiation News
EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Diaz Chemical Superfund Site; $12 Million Spent to Date
EPA Releases Plan to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; Public Hearing to Take Place Oct. 17 in Old Bridge
 EPA Water Science
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012

Food & Water Watch
The Economic Cost of Food Monopolies

food consumer
Antidepressant Use Linked to Diabetes Mellitus
By David Liu, PHD Thursday Dec 6, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- Don't take antidepressant medications when it is not absolutely necessary as a study...  
How Drug Company Money is Undermining Science
Demand Disciplinary Action against Veterinary Clinic for Denying Starving Animals
FreakOut Nation
Jim DeMint reveals true colors, will resign U.S. Senate seat for Heritage Foundation presidency
Morsi refuses to cancel Egypt's vote on constitution - Los Angeles Times
DeMint Will Leave Senate to Run the Heritage Foundation - New York Times

Guardian UK
Morsi calls for dialogue in attempt to quell Egypt's anger
Violent street battles stop – for now – but country remains locked in confrontationEgypt's Republican Guard restored an uneasy calm to the area...  

Gulf of Mexico  BP Deepwater Horizon
Toxic Corexit Producer Nalco Dismissed From Lawsuits Over 2010 ...

JUSTICE? George Zimmerman Sues NBC Over Trayvon Martin Propaganda

Inside Facebook
Facebook search takes users to specific sections of App Center
Facebook head of brand design calls out trends to watch in 2013
Most Popular DIY Projects of 2012
Best Computer Monitor?
The Tragic Case of Abdulrahman al Awlaki
Q&A: “The Israeli Boycott Movement Is Not Anti-Semitic”

Steve Munro
Metrolinx Updates The Big Move, Announces Priorities for Phase 2 Projects (Updated)
The 501 — Toronto in Transit
DeMint's Exit Creates Political Ripples, Raises Questions For Tea Party
III-12-042: NRC Schedules Public Meeting for December 11 to Discuss Palisades Corrective Actions and NRC Oversight
I-12-047: Licensing Board to Resume Evidentiary Hearing on Dec. 10 in Tarrytown, N.Y., on Indian Point License Renewal Contentions
 New Scientist
Space bigwigs offer billion-dollar private moon trips
 News 24
Egypt protesters torch Brotherhood HQ
Egyptian protesters have set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood's main headquarters in Cairo after storming the large villa.  
Naomi Watts: Channelling Diana was hard
Obama Conspiracy Theories
A tale of two media
The cost of birtherism–Part 3
Open Channel
Gang tactic -- shared 'community guns' -- challenges police, prosecutors
/ New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance, at podium, speaks at a press conference on Oct. 12 after 16 members of two East Harlem gun...  
 Open Secrets
The Second Exile, December 6, 1992

Pain is so close to pleasure

Last Night's #Blogchat Rocked! Thanks for Joining Us!
HUGE #Blogchat last night on content curation for companies, possibly the biggest this year, here's the transcript -...  
Look What's New! Curated Email Newsletters
Payvand Iran
Photos: Basij goes face to face with Pollution in Tehran
 Pesticide Action Network
Pesticide harms are global — & often invisible
Illegal on pets & seeds, but in kids' shampoo? No problem.
Philippines News
Over 475 dead and hundreds missing in Philippines typhoon

Policy Security Secrecy
Georgetown Security Law Brief: Federal plan calls for overhauling ...
CLAW Politics: Security: Haiti kidnapping: Shrouded in secrecy
Political MoJo | Mother Jones

Psychology Today
I Love Me!
The Indecisive Lover
Cat parasite toxoplasma uses 'Trojan horse' to infect human brain and may cause suicidal thoughts and risk-taking

 Science Daily
Vaginal microbicide gel may offer a promising strategy for prevention and protection against HIV transmission
Scientific American
We Listen With Our Hands Too
Why the National Hurricane Center Stopped Its Warnings on Sandy
Shaleshock Media
Episode 3: Whose Town? Our Town! (Part 2 -Throwing Stones at Goliath)

Star Online

Exam is over, it’s party time for students
Chua: Khalid unaware of what’s happening in Talam issue
DailyDirt: Stop Filling Your Brain With Nonsense

Public Interest Design names its top 100, including 16 TED alums
5 ideas for streamlining the way we test pharmaceuticals
 Texas Politics
State witness testifies that Texas schools are above average
The Texas attorney general’s office began presenting its case Thursday for why pouring more ...  
Cancer chief apologizes for awarding tax money without review
 This Week in Science
Atomic Layers from Solution
US Senate passes bill to normalize trade with Russia
The US Senate voted Thursday to remove Cold War-era restrictions on trade with Russia and establish permanent normal trade relations with Moscow...  

USA Today
2012 on track for warmest year in U.S. history
Mich. House OKs right-to-work law amid angry protests
 Unexplained Mysteries
Dogs taught how to drive

Web MD
5 Treadmill Workouts in an Hour or Less
Experts share five treadmill workouts that take an hour or less.  
Painkillers Before Exercise May Be Bad for the Gut
Woman meets twin she didn't know she had after 24 years
Chinese astronauts 'to attempt to grow vegetables on Mars'
 White House
Iran Disinfo Watch: The AP Gets Thrown Another Curveball
Dallas Diminishes JFK, His Legacy, And Those Who Care About Democracy
Outbreaks in two Toronto-area hospitals of a dangerous new form of superbug has infection-control experts contemplating a worrisome future. Both outbreaks are now over. Details of the chains of spread and how the hospitals managed to stop them are ...
VANCOUVER — Vancouver's health authority is assuring patients their privacy is secure after firing a clerical employee who admitted to sneaking a peek at the medical records of five local media personalities. The female staff member, who had worked for ...
All-dressed for success: Pizza Hut perfume smells of 'fresh dough with a bit of spice' Add to ... SUSAN KRASHINSKY - MARKETING REPORTER. The Globe and Mail. Published Monday, Dec. 03 2012, 6:55 PM EST. Last updated Monday, Dec. 03 2012, 7:43 ...
Saskatchewan's health minister says it's disconcerting that some elective surgeries and non-surgical elective procedures are being cancelled in Regina. Dustin Duncan says his ministry is in close contact with the health region and believes it can manage the ...
Reed Ludwig was honoured by Saskatchewan Premier Thrusday for raising the most money for prostate cancer with is Movember moustache in the world. (Stefani Langenegger/CBC). A Saskatchewan man was honoured by the premier Thursday for raising ...
A coyote hanging around parts of Stanley Park frequented by tourists is raising concerns with park officials. The coyote has been spotted around Malkin Bowl and the Rose Garden, hunting squirrels. While coyotes are naturally very timid creatures and ...
Alain Audette said Thursday that he hopes the long list of recommendations — including a ban on pools at private home daycares — that came out of a coroner's inquest into the death of little Jérémie Audette will help to prevent future tragedies. Photograph ...
Laura Kowalski, an MS sufferer on disability who uses the Air Miles she collects on her drug


The team at renewable energy company Enviko are among a number of specialists delighted by the news that the UK is set to dramatically increase investment in renewable power. It has recently been reported that the government has agreed terms on a deal ...
It's impossible to generalize when it comes to renewable energy investments. Therefore, investors must approach opportunities on a case-by-case-and state-by-state-basis. But Jacob Securities Senior Vice President of Research John McIlveen knows how to ...
Tax credits that are seen as vital for the renewable energy industry are set to expire at the end of the year. Vermont's congressional delegation supports extending the credits. But the legislation is tied up in high-level budget and revenue ...
Triple Pundit
The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) released a study that claims the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) could cost the restaurant industry up to $3.2 billion annually. The NCCR commissioned PwC to ...
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Peninsula Daily
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula's three state legislators said the city bears varying degree of responsibility for circumstances that led to $57.5 million to $65.2 million needed for five state Department of Ecology-related projects that...
Access Washington
The program is being created under a 2010 legislative directive and complements Ecology's"Lean" campaign to streamline the process for water right permit holders seeking final water right certificates. The Water Resources Program at Ecology has been ...
The Atlantic Cities
Earlier this year a trio ofecologists analyzed where otherecologists conducted their research and discovered that, by and large, it wasn't in cities. The group categorized some 2,500 studies published in ten influential ecology journals between 2004 ...
A metre-tall fir tree is almost 10 years old. A two to 2.5-metre one has been quietly stretching toward the sun for 12 to 15 years. Shouldn't we be leaving these innocent plants alone instead of hauling them out of their cozy forest homes at Christmas ...
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BBC News
Scientists have finally shown what has been postulated for decades: the planet Mercury holds billions of tonnes of water ice at its north pole. A report in Science shows evidence from the Messenger spacecraft that craters in constant shadow host water.
ABC News
A regional water agency approved a contract Thursday to buy the entire output of what would be the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant, clearing the way for construction to begin early next year. The San Diego County Water ...
Daily Republic
“There's an island under there,” the mayor of Waubay said, breaking into an uncomfortable laugh and pointing to a grove of dead trees jutting from the waterabout a mile away. At a time when much of the Upper Midwest wrestled with the worst drought in...
Denver Post
LOUIS — After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall too low, the nation's main inland waterway could become impassable to barges just as ...
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