This video of Earth and the stuff we put on it is mesmerizing There are many ways to view the wonder of planet Earth: jaw-dropping videos from outer space, scenic “Earth Porn,” gritty “ruin porn” (we love porn). But this video by Rhode Island School of Design student Conner Griffith is something new. A three-minute sensory onslaught,“Ripple” will suck you in with rapid-fire images of microchips, housing developments, vast landscapes, and seemingly everything in between. Griffith’s video makes no distinction between what’s human-made and what’s nature-made, and all the pictures he uses are either extreme closeups or broad overhead views, so sometimes it’s hard to tell what you’re even looking at — is that marble? Are those rivers? How big is that sandbank?
Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades Aaron Dykes and Melissa MeltonActivist Post Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production. Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face; allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no evil” waste disposal — already sounds ridiculous, dangerous, and stupid anyway without even going into further detail. Now, it is apparent that the fracking industry is also privy to many secrets of the nuclear energy industry and, specifically, where the bodies are buried, err… dangerous nuclear waste is buried, rather — waste that atomic researchers have otherwise found so difficult to eliminate.
AdBlock's Blog: Inturdusing CatBlock A note from Michael: My cat was so proud of her achievement that I didn't have the heart to undo her work immediately. I'll leave CatBlock in place for a few days, during which you can enable or disable it on the AdBlock toolbar button → Options page. Dancing photo credits here. 35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again Next time you reach for a spicy tuna handroll, you may want to keep the following infographic in mind. Eating fish may seem like the safer choice when it comes to environmental impact, but things aren’t as good as they may appear. Did you know that there are no requirements for the humane slaughter of fish? Or that for every pound of shrimp caught, 26 pounds of other sea creatures were killed and tossed back into the sea?
More Fukushima Deaths: ''Leukemia-linked Disorder'' Killing Baby Seals Along California Coast By Melissa Dykes While officials continue to tell us everything is fine, and they essentially act like the Pacific Ocean is a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for all the radiated water being continuously dumped into it from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, we are getting reports of baby seals dying of cancer off the coast of California. Of the 46 weaned baby seals who have died in a San Francisco Bay rescue center this summer, it has been determined that the cause of death in 16 cases has been Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation — a condition that does not just spontaneously occur but is a factor found underlying another condition, things like tumors and blood cancers, but especially acute promyelocytic leukemia.
No Soil & Water Before 100% Renewable Energy Many say we can have 100% renewable energy by 2050. This is factually incorrect. We can have 100% renewable electricity production by 2050. But electricity production is only 18% of total world energy demand. Radioactive cesium-137 from Fukushima now detected off coast of Canada (NaturalNews) The first radioactive material from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has now been detected in the coastal waters of North America, according to a study conducted by researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. "Radioactivity can be dangerous, and we should be carefully monitoring the oceans after what is certainly the largest accidental release of radioactive contaminants to the oceans in history," researcher Ken Buesseler said. In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami caused three separate nuclear meltdowns at Japans' Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Life, But Not as We Know It When I lived in Denmark I visited the art museum in Copenhagen. Tucked away in an alcove near the back was a little shelf holding a blender filled with water containing a plastic goldfish. Upon enquiring on the purpose of the exhibit I was told that the viewer was being presented with a dilemma, to wrestle with their conscience and choose between life and death. The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st-Century Agriculture Our industrialized food system nourishes more people, at lower cost, than any comparable system in history. It also exerts a terrifyingly massive influence on our health and our environment. Photographer George Steinmetz spent nearly a year traveling the country to capture that system, in all its scope, grandeur and dizzying scale. His photographs are all the more remarkable for the fact that so few large food producers are willing to open themselves to this sort of public view. Cranberry cultivation began in Massachusetts, and it still brings to mind quaint images of New England. But the bogs that farmers have created in Wisconsin can be more efficient — they’re both flatter and neatly rectangular, making them easier for machines to fertilize, irrigate and harvest.
Government Contractor Buried Nuclear Waste Near St. Louis Playground By Joshua Krause Last month we all heard about the trash fire that threatens to ignite a radioactive waste dump in St. Louis, but apparently that isn’t the only nuclear dump site in the area. Dr Strangelove 1964 - www.horror-hill.net - U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely and ... - U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. The U.S. president meets with his advisors, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Machine" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth.
Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of Times are good for Fey Wei Dong. A genial, middle-aged businessman based near Shanghai, China, Fey says he is raking in the equivalent of £180,000 a year from trading in the humblest of commodities: sand. Fey often works in a fishing village on Poyang Lake, China’s biggest freshwater lake and a haven for millions of migratory birds and several endangered species.