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20 Children Among at Least 91 Dead in 'Horrific' OK Twister

20 Children Among at Least 91 Dead in 'Horrific' OK Twister | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner said at least 20 of 51 deaths are children after a devastating monster tornado roared through the Moore, Okla., leaving a path of devastation as first responders continue to dig through rubble for survivors.
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natural extreme weather..ahum..soon the standard will be F5 F6 tornadoes in the USA

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon pacing 88% higher than last year's rate

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon pacing 88% higher than last year's rate | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Satellite analysis by a Brazil-based NGO indicates that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to pace well ahead of last year, when the government passed a weakened version of its law governing use of forest lands..
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it looks like some people just want Mankind to commit suicide.

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A March against Monsanto is a March for Life and Freedom 25 May 2013

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the people against Monsanto. and later on against syngenta Bayer Dupont Nestle etcetera

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Scientists say united on global warming, at odds with public view

Scientists say united on global warming, at odds with public view | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Ninety-seven percent of scientists say global warming is mainly man-made but a wide public belief that experts are divided is making it harder to gain support for policies to curb climate...
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it proves once more how the disinfo campaign on climate change by US corporations really worked well.

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Aussie scientists print flexible solar panels

Aussie scientists print flexible solar panels | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Australian scientists have found a way to print large but extremely lightweight and flexible solar panels like money.
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will Big Oil again block innovation? We think so.

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EU to ban refillable olive oil jugs Rule 13 of fascism

EU to ban refillable olive oil jugs Rule 13 of fascism | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection.
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Codex Alimentarius Rule 13 of fASCISM. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

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The Iron Triangle - The Carlyle Group Exposed

The Carlyle Group is a massive "private equity firm," which raises money from wealthy individuals and companies, and then reinvests the money into private de...
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the evil military industrial conglomerate called the USA

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Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb - The Guardian

Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb - The Guardian | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb The Guardian Despite giving lip service to the values of environmental conservation, the new document focuses on how the US can manage the exploitation of the region's vast untapped oil, gas and...
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we never trusted Obama and once more he shows to be a Wallstreet banking oil whore.

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UK's climate change adaptation team cut from 38 officials to just six

UK's climate change adaptation team cut from 38 officials to just six | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Former senior official John Ashton attacks government for 'spooking potential investors' in energy infrastructure (UK's climate change adaptation team cut from 38 officials to just six #green http://t.co/hIatTPZvy8)...
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Camron NWO puppet, in the near future you will pay and billions with you.

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Did Life Come from Another World?: Scientific American

Did Life Come from Another World?: Scientific American | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
New research indicates that microorganisms could have survived a journey from Mars to Earth (RT @AstrobiologyNAI: Want to know how life started on Earth? Astrobiologists do, too.
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still not admitting aliens..help from other civilisations. greed & power still don't like truth

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New Study Links Popular Herbicide To Fatal Diseases

New Study Links Popular Herbicide To Fatal Diseases | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
April 25 (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.
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forget the could, Cambridge research linked all kinds of diseases with Roundup Ready from Monsanto, but it was kept out of the news!!!!! Corporate MSM didnt report when scientists held a press conference!

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Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds - The Guardian

Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds - The Guardian | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The Guardian Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds The Guardian Authors of the survey, published on Thursday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, said the finding of near unanimity provided a powerful rebuttal to...
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as if they didnt know!

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Diplomatic cables reveal aggressive GM lobbying by US officials - The Guardian

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Diplomatic cables reveal aggressive GM lobbying by US officials
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we need an Oilleaks to make people aware of the dirty oil lobby!

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Biotech crops risky to consume, says former pro-GMO scientist - Business Mirror

Biotech crops risky to consume, says former pro-GMO scientist - Business Mirror | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Biotech crops risky to consume, says former pro-GMO scientist
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A DECADE after retiring from his job as a research scientist at Agriculture Canada, Dr.
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really/ Feeling the heat and changing camp?

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Think Those Chemicals AND Pesticides In Your Food Have Been Tested?

Think Those Chemicals AND Pesticides In Your Food Have Been Tested? | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it

 

 

May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:
WATCH: "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

 

March 27, 2013 On Earth Magazine
EPA LETS PESTICIDES ON THE MARKET UNTESTED http://www.onearth.org/article/epa-pesticides-conditional-registration

 

May 16, 2013 Food & Water Watch - Download PDF Report
A TOXIC FLOOD - Why We Need Stronger Regulations to Protect Public Health from Industrial Water Pollution  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/a-toxic-flood/

 

 

April 13, 2013 - New York Times

UNREGULATED CHEMICALS RESULT IN USA BABIES BORN "PRE-POLLUTED" The overwhelming majority of chemicals in use today have never been independently tested for safety.

MANY Americans assume that the chemicals in their shampoos, detergents and other consumer products have been thoroughly tested and proved to be safe. This assumption is wrong... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/sunday-review/think-those-chemicals-have-been-tested.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

May 6, 2013 Environmental Health News Special Report:
'CHEMICALS OF HIGH CONCERN' FOUND IN THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/childrens-products

 

May 1, 2013 - Common Dreams
TOXIC CHEMICALS FOUND IN THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/01-5

 

May 7, 2013 Environmental News Service
TOXIC WASTE SITES IN POOR NATIONS CAUSE CHILD DISEASE, DEATH http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/07/toxic-waste-sites-in-poor-nations-cause-child-disease-death/

 

May 2, 2013 Ecowatch
5,000 CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS CONTAIN TOXIC CHEMICALS LINKED TO CANCER http://ecowatch.com/2013/5000-childrens-products-contain-toxic-chemicals-linked-cancer/

 

POISONED FOR PROFIT - HOW TOXINS ARE MAKING OUR CHILDREN CHRONICALLY ILL http://www.poisonedforprofit.net/

 

PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT:  Bad for adult brains, too - Strong report from pediatricians: http://sco.lt/8g7Daz

 

 

THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free

 

April 23, 2013 - Science Daily
SCIENTISTS URGE UN TO TAKE ACTION ON CHEMICALS IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND PESTICIDES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423090809.htm

 

CHEMICALS IN YOUR BODY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY - ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISTRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY  http://sco.lt/82f9px

 

May 8, 2013 Malaya Business News  
SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS INCREASE INCIDENCES OF REPRODUCTIVE DISEASES AND TYPE-2 DIABETES  http://www.malaya.com.ph/index.php/special-features/environment/170-environment/30396-edcs-global-problem-needs-global-solution

 

February 25, 2013 Environmental Defense Fund
PREVENTION AS CURE: THE CHALLENGE OF BREAST CANCER WITH CHEMICALS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT http://www.edf.org/blog/2013/02/25/prevention-cure-challenge-breast-cancer?path=hp&postion=3

 

April 29, 2013 Bill Moyers

YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE http://billmoyers.com/2013/04/29/your-body-is-a-corporate-test-tube/

 

April 9, 2013 - Pew Charitable Trusts - Health Initiatives
CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD:  WHAT WE DON'T KNOW MAY BE HURTING US http://www.pewhealth.org/other-resource/chemicals-in-our-food-what-we-dont-know-may-be-hurting-us-85899467015

 

PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE USA DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR BIG FOOD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/4iWsID

 

NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://sco.lt/6ncV3x

 

>WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURER?

http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

MONSANTO CONTROLS YOUR DIET http://sco.lt/7y3prN

 

MONSANTO DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE EATING http://sco.lt/56Zy7t

 

May 6, 2013 Independent Science News

THE EXPERIMENT IS ON US:  SCIENCE OF ANIMAL TESTING PRODUCTS FOR HUMANS THROWN INTO DOUBT http://independentsciencenews.org/news/the-experiment-is-on-us-animal-toxicology-testing-science/

 

May 8, 2013 AlertNet
DID MAKE=UP GIVE MY WIFE BREAST CANCER? http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/did-make-give-my-wife-breast-cancer-ugly-truth-hidden-cosmetics-industry

 

May 9, 2013 OpEd
WORSE THAN GERMS - THE CHEMICALS USED TO DISINFECT MEAT AND SEAFOOD http://www.opednews.com/articles/Worse-than-Germs-the-Chem-by-Martha-Rosenberg-130509-976.html

 

April 29, 2013 - Salon

AMERICA IS POISONOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.  Without Our Knowledge, or Consent, some of the country's largest corporation are subjecting us to deadly toxins http://www.salon.com/2013/04/29/christie_3_partner/

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group
A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC'S HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

28 March 2013 USA Today
STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

THIS PESTICIDE INDUSTRY SPIN VIDEO SAYS PESTICIDES ARE GOOD FOR YOU: NO ACCOUNTING FOR ACCUMULATED IMPACTS ON HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: PESTICIDES ARE POISON. PERIOD
VIDEO: http://pesticideinformation.eu/2013/05/07/pesticide-residues-seven-reasons-your-food-is-safe/

 

 

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body

 

April 18, 2013 - New York Times
ABIDING BY TOOTHLESS 1976 LAWS ON TOXIC CHEMICALS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/opinion/a-toothless-law-on-toxic-chemicals.html?_r=1

 

April 12, 2013 - Honey Colony - Mark Bittman
PESTICIDES:  THE THREAT IS MORE ACUTE THAN EVER http://www.honeycolony.com/article/pesticides-now-more-than-ever/

 

February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign
DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

 

 

April 20 2013 Nation of Change

+++ VIDEO - BILL MOYERS - THE TOXIC ASSAULT ON OUR CHILDREN  - Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber speaks out http://www.nationofchange.org/toxic-assault-our-children-1366472171

 

 

 +++FOLLOW - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NEWS:

EXCELLENT RESOURCE ON MATTERS RELATIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/

 

 

April 21, 2013 - WisconsinWatch.org
ALARM FOR MEN:  HORMONE-DISTRUPTING CHEMICALS HAVE FEMINIZED 80 TO 100 PERCENT OF MALE SMALL MOUTH BASS IN WISCONSIN WATER 

Known as endocrine disruptors, these chemicals are in soaps, plastics, industrial solvents, pesticides and herbicides, as well as human or animal medicines. Some occur naturally but hundreds are man-made and found everywhere that modern chemistry has improved people’s lives.
A United Nations report in February declared endocrine disruptors a “global threat” to wildlife and humans, particularly infants and children. Close to 800 chemicals are known or suspected to disrupt hormone function, but thousands in use have never been tested, the U.N. report said.... http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2013/04/21/concerns-grow-about-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-in-wisconsin-water/

 

May 17, 2013 Natural News
SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S INSECTICIDE, ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

-----------------------------FOOD ALLERGIES ---------------------------

 

WATCH:

VIDEO: FOOD ALLERGIES TURN AN UNLIKELY WALL STREET MOM INTO A FOOD EVANGELIST  http://sco.lt/6QnVNh

 

April 15, 2013 NPR Fresh Air
THE DOCTOR TRYING TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF FOOD ALLERGIES. Dr. Kari Nadeau is one of the scientists at the forefront of food allergy research. She directs the Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research, SAFAR, at Stanford University School of Medicine. http://www.npr.org/2013/04/15/177319365/the-doctor-trying-to-solve-the-mystery-of-food-allergies

 

FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO CHEMICAL PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

UN REPORT: URGENT ACTION NEEDED: GROWING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS FROM SPREAD OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

UNEP said chemicals have become so important to daily life in today's world that the value of their output has grown to $4.12 TRILLION, compared to $171 billion in 1970. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2862196581/un-report-urgent-action-needed-growing-health-and-environmental-hazards-from-spread-of-chemical-dependency

 

WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY http://sco.lt/7IKHmD

 

7 CRAZY THINGS PESTICIDES ARE DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2367544798/7-crazy-things-pesticides-are-doing-to-your-body

 

THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDIES LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/6gKuMT

 

May 6, 2013 Guardian Environment
GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE THREATENED AS PESTICIDE CONTAMINATES FOOD CHAIN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/07/guadeloupe-economy-theatened-pesticides-pollution

 

March 7, 2013 Huffington Post

CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

WHY WE POISON OUR FOOD AND DR. SEUSS http://sco.lt/5NKmq9

 

AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS - OBESITY PLUS http://sco.lt/7W6zB3

 

 

 

February 13, 2013 PBS NewsHour Report Investigation

++++WATCH: POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

MORE ON INVESTIGATION INTO CHEMICALS IN OUR WATER

http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/category/environment/

 

PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, CHEMICAL, PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/7rpdbN

 

PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS NOW SO WIDESPREAD IN ENVIRONMENT DISRUPTING BRAIN FUNCTION IN BEES (AND US) http://sco.lt/7PcIeP

 

BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 

GIANT PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/6l7kG1

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

 

 

LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN - THE BENEFITS OF BIODIVERSITY IN OUR HOMES http://sco.lt/8bxox7

 

 

 

WATCH:

++++THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)  THE LEADER OF THE CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 


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Youths join hands to protect environment - The Hindu

Youths join hands to protect environment - The Hindu | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The Hindu Youths join hands to protect environment The Hindu However, it has gone through a lot of transformation due to industrial pollution, increased emission of carbon-dioxide, ocean acidification, depletion of ozone layer and a host of...
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Oil demand in developing nations overtakes industrialised world

Oil demand in developing nations overtakes industrialised world | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Shale oil has rapidly boosted oil production in the US, presaging a revolution in oil to mirror that in gas production
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wow what a good message for the sixth extinction...the fools are really doing it.

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Climate change: human disaster looms, claims new research - The Guardian

Climate change: human disaster looms, claims new research - The Guardian | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
BigPond News Climate change: human disaster looms, claims new research The Guardian Some of the most extreme predictions of global warming are unlikely to materialise, new scientific research has suggested, but the world is still likely to be in...
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of course MSM will be spreading "doubt".

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'Artificial leaf' gains the ability to self-heal damage and produce energy from dirty water

'Artificial leaf' gains the ability to self-heal damage and produce energy from dirty water | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it

Another innovative feature has been added to the world's first practical "artificial leaf," making the device even more suitable for providing people in developing countries and remote areas with electricity, scientists reported in New Orleans on April 8. It gives the leaf the ability to self-heal damage that occurs during production of energy. Daniel G. Nocera, Ph.D., described the advance during the "Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture" at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

 

Nocera, leader of the research team, explained that the "leaf" mimics the ability of real leaves to produce energy from sunlight and water. The device, however, actually is a simple catalyst-coated wafer of silicon, rather than a complicated reproduction of the photosynthesis mechanism in real leaves. Dropped into a jar of water and exposed to sunlight, catalysts in the device break water down into its components, hydrogen and oxygen. Those gases bubble up and can be collected and used as fuel to produce electricity in fuel cells.

 

"Surprisingly, some of the catalysts we've developed for use in the artificial leaf device actually heal themselves," Nocera said. "They are a kind of 'living catalyst.' This is an important innovation that eases one of the concerns about initial use of the leaf in developing countries and other remote areas."

 

Nocera, who is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, explained that the artificial leaf likely would find its first uses in providing "personalized" electricity to individual homes in areas that lack traditional electric power generating stations and electric transmission lines. Less than one quart of drinking water, for instance, would be enough to provide about 100 watts of electricity 24 hours a day. Earlier versions of the leaf required pure water, because bacteria eventually formed biofilms on the leaf's surface, shutting down production.

 

"Self-healing enables the artificial leaf to run on the impure, bacteria-contaminated water found in nature," Nocera said. "We figured out a way to tweak the conditions so that part of the catalyst falls apart, denying bacteria the smooth surface needed to form a biofilm. Then the catalyst can heal and re-assemble."

 

Nocera said that about 3 billion people today live in areas that lack access to traditional electric production and distribution systems. That population will grow by billions in the decades ahead. About 1 billion people in the developing world already lack reliable access to clean water. Thus, a clear need exists for a simple device like the artificial leaf that's compatible with local conditions.


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but what will it mean to Nature, disruption of more ecosystems?

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The Keeling Curve there is only one way out, its called #extinction.

The Keeling Curve  there is only one way out, its called #extinction. | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
A daily record of atmospheric carbon dioxide from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego
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its like looking at the progress of a malicious cancer, and there is only one way out, its called extinction.

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Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds

Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Of more than 4,000 academic papers published over 20 years, 97.1% agreed that climate change is anthropogenic (RT @guardianscience: Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds http://t.co/vHTRajLizK)...
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we know. But how fast will society adapt to the serious consequences of climate change, famine, tornadoes, flashfloods, drought. We need the same change as a war economy otherwise we won't make it.

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Global warming has not stalled, insists world's best-known climate scientist

Global warming has not stalled, insists world's best-known climate scientist | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
Prof James Hansen warns public not to be fooled by 'diversionary tactic' from deniers
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corporations don't want action bc it threatens their "profit" We need new laws to make them liable and shareholders for damage done!

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This is the size of the hail in Texas after thunderstorm

This is the size of the hail in Texas after thunderstorm | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
“@Earth_Pics: This is the size of the hail that fell in Texas yesterday! http://t.co/aqKihdzBCu”holy shit
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the new natural extreme weather.

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VIDEO: 97% of Climate Scientists Can't Be Wrong

VIDEO: 97% of Climate Scientists Can't Be Wrong | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
The biggest survey of climate research to date finds that scientists are more united than ever.
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normally we wouldnt agree, but this time we do.

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Water security threatens China climate change and stupidity of communist party.

Water security threatens China climate change and stupidity of communist party. | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
China’s water resources are running scarce. Farming and other human activities are turning large parts of the country into deserts and forcing residents to migrate. The FT's Leslie Hook reports from Gansu province.
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turning China into desert with 1.4 billion, disaster looms.

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