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This man built a floating solar-powered fortress made out of 150,000 recycled water bottles Off the cost of Isla Mujeres Bay in Cancun, Mexico, environmentalist and architect Richart Sowa lives comfortably on his island made of over 150,000 recycled water bottles. Sowa first built his floating abode in 2005, but harsh weather destroyed the island. On his third attempt of rebuilding his home— this time in calm waters—he succeeded in developing a sturdy home. He has been living almost completely self-sustainably on his private island since 2008. “Living on my own floating island has been my dream for over two-decades,” said Sowa in Daily Mail, unfazed by his previous attempts. The Transparent Society Synopsis David Brin with sousveillance "maybecamera" at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM's) CFP conference where such a sousveillance device was given to each attendee. Brin participated in the Opening Keynote on the "inverse panopticon".
Greece Could Seize Personal Assets; Portuguese banks gamble with government debt - ValueWalk Greeks have to declare all their wealth From January 2017, 8.5 million Greek citizens have to file a declaration of their belongings. The government is on the hunt for real estate, jewellery, art and even cash – outside the banking system. Before government implements new tax, a directory of the soon-taxed wealth has to be prepared.
Microbeads - Plastic Free Seas Mandom Corporation release their Policy on Plastic Microbeads: At present, some facial scrub products made by Mandom contain Plastic Microbeads for the purpose of skin exfoliation. In recent years the issue of plastics released into the oceans and their impact on ecosystems as they move through the food chain has come under scrutiny. In the United States a law was passed in December 2015 to phase in the ban of Plastic Microbeads in personal care cleansing products. In light of this situation, the Mandom Group has set a policy to stop using Plastic Microbeads in its facial cleansing products by the end of 2017, replacing Plastic Microbeads using a formulation that does not cause such concerns.
Consumer Reports WebWatch: The leader in investigative reporting on credibility and trust online Consumer Reports Web Watch was, until 2009, the Internet integrity division of Consumer Reports. The project was funded by grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. We assisted Consumer Reports’ editorial division in evaluating the credibility of Web sites, we investigated Web sites on behalf of consumers, and we advocated for consumer-focused Internet policy and governance. While ConsumerWebWatch.org is no longer a stand alone website, the work is still being done.
To protect the revolution, overcome the false secular-Islamist divide - Opinion It is impossible to exaggerate the significance of the momentous events that have drawn global attention to Egypt as its people continue to struggle with the unfolding drama of their revolution. There are two evidently opportunistic events that have come together to signal a dreadful attempt by the Muslim Brotherhood to claim the entirety of the Egyptian revolution for themselves, pretty much on the same model that the Shia clerics hijacked the Iranian revolution of 1977-1979 - with the crucial difference that Egyptians in their tens of thousands have poured into their streets and are far more alert and vigilant to protect the totality of their revolution than Iranians were more than thirty years ago. The first event revolves around President Morsi grabbing (and then rescinding) more power than he was granted by the free and fair election that - with a narrow margin - sent him to the presidential palace. But the devil is in the details.
Case Study: The Nature House (Naturhuset) - Solardome Industries Aspirational Norwegian couple create a ‘Grand Designs’ style geodesic dome home Inspired by the Nature House in Sweden, the Hjertefølgers wanted a large glass dome to cover an entire home and garden on their 7000m² remote island site near Bodo, in the Arctic Circle. Original dome home design concept Their vision was to create a sustainable eco home and way of life for their family that would be beautiful, ecological and healthy. The Hjertefølgers, aware of the robust properties of a geodesic dome, wanted a dome to provide a strong glass cover to their home.