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Mass Animal Die-Offs in 2017

One issue I’ve followed off and on over the past year is that of mass animal die-offs. A website that keeps regular tabs on this issue is a site… 249 more words

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Geoengineering Report for week ending November 18

Program includes updates on Fukushima, including spiking cancer rates in Japan, as well as dire health impacts upon military personnel who were aboard a US Navy ship that was kept in the vicinity of Fukushima in the immediate aftermath of the disaster; Fukushima fallout surging to higher-than-normal levels in Hawaii; massive marine life die-offs on the west coast of the US; an alarming story regarding plans by the US Department of Homeland Security to conduct biological research on the public–specifically a bizarre announcement that the department intends to release “chemical and biological simulant materials” at the Chilicco Indian School campus near Newkirk, Oklahoma; Trump’s practice of appointing industry lobbyists to regulatory posts; and finally the administration’s attack on net neutrality. 248 more words

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Lewd Sky-Drawing Sprayed in Sky Over Washington State

A Spokane, Washington TV station has aired a report concerning lewd, obscene drawings being sprayed into the sky by aircraft. The skydrawings were spotted in Okanogan County, located in the northern part of the state. 614 more words

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Take an Interactive Tour of Antarctica

Al Jazeera has posted a fascinating interactive video presentation that takes you on a scientific expedition to Antarctica. Join with a team of scientists as they study the impact of climate change–watch as they drill for ice core samples, and also send a robotic submersible deep beneath a glacier where it measures warmer-than-expected ocean temperatures. 32 more words

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On the Lighter Side: Rock-Juggling Otters

No one knows exactly why otters do this — but it’s completely mesmerizing.

(And not only do they juggle rocks, but they manage to have fun doing it.)

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Some Thoughts on Geoengineering and the California Wildfires

The Equine Rescue Center is a sanctuary for rescued horses located in northern California. Presently the center and its 72 horses are completely surrounded by wildfires. 474 more words

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Taxing knowledge and nature

The success of GST cannot come at a cultural cost to India. A well-informed tax system must widen the dialogue finance has with handicrafts and hand weaves. 1,121 more words

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