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This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
Designer Arturo Vittori says his invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day
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What's not to like about Warka Water towers?  They could also be extremely helpful in the future for preppers, for California (estimatedly due to run out of water in about a year), and places like the Southwest that are experiencing harsh droughts.  Those not experiencing drought could also benefit - harvesting water is much like harvesting energy from wind or the sun - it's natural and it's free (other than cost for the invention.)  Warka Water towers are affordable, made from bio-degradable materials and potentially life-saving for humanity around the globe. Warka Towers appear to deserve a Golden award from anyone seriously interested in acknowledging this visionary and promising invention & it's creator and the ethical ones who would promote it to help humanity. So.... it begs the queston:  Which would YOU rather invest in, if need be, and WHICH WATER would YOU prefer to drink?

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New Vaccines Still Cause Autism and the U.S. Government Knows It

New Vaccines Still Cause Autism and the U.S. Government Knows It | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
Today in the US and a growing number of other countries, the official policy is that any scientific study, regardless of its methodology, quality, author credentials, and peer-reviewed process is summarily dismissed as incomplete, irrelevant or unsupported if it finds a connection between any vaccine or combination of vaccines and autism spectrum disorder. Even when the CDC’s own immunologist, Dr. William Thompson, whistle-blows and provides thousands of pages of scientific data and research proving a vaccine-autism connection, the matter is rapidly shoved under the table.

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Big Pharma Is Poisoning You.....
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Dahr Jamail | Release of Arctic Methane ''May Be Apocalyptic,'' Study Warns

Dahr Jamail | Release of Arctic Methane ''May Be Apocalyptic,'' Study Warns | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
A scientific study published in the prestigious journal Palaeoworld in December issued a dire -- and possibly prophetic -- warning, though it garnered little attention in the media.

"Global warming triggered by the massive release of carbon dioxide may be catastrophic," reads the study's abstract. "But the release of methane from hydrate may be apocalyptic."

The study, titled "Methane Hydrate: Killer Cause of Earth's Greatest Mass Extinction," highlights the fact that the most significant variable in the Permian Mass Extinction event, which occurred 250 million years ago and annihilated 90 percent of all the species on the planet, was methane hydrate.
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Apple’s achilles heel: CIA hacks MacBook computers with ‘Sonic Screwdriver’

Apple’s achilles heel: CIA hacks MacBook computers with ‘Sonic Screwdriver’ | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
The implant code is stored on the firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter, a small compact device used for transmitting data (similar to a USB cable), and when it’s plugged into the Thunderbolt port on Macs, it infects them.

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Quinoa Unraveled: Scientists Map Crop’s DNA - Modern Farmer

Quinoa Unraveled: Scientists Map Crop’s DNA - Modern Farmer | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
The Quinoa seed—that’s the part we eat—is high in protein and essential amino acids, and it’s gluten free. It can be grown in poor and even saline soils and at high altitudes where other crops, like wheat or rice, may not perform as well. All these things make it a potentially important food source as we head into the future with a quickly growing population to feed—an estimated 9.6 billion by 2050, an increase of 38 percent—and climate change.

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Our dishonorable past: #KKK's Western roots date to 1868 #racism in #America

Our dishonorable past: #KKK's Western roots date to 1868 #racism in #America | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
The images are haunting. A family dressed in full Ku Klux Klan regalia prepares for a wedding in Sedro-Woolley. A downtown Seattle hall is filled to the rafters with folks in hooded garb for a Klan gathering. Stories circulate about … Continue reading →

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1st bee species officially placed on endangered species list

1st bee species officially placed on endangered species list | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
The rusty patched bumble bee has been given the dubious honor of being the first bee to make the endangered species list. The bee, which was once a prominent feature of the Midwest, has lost 90 percent of its population, giving many cause for concern.
The rusty patched bumble bee on Tuesday became the first bee in the continental US to be placed on the endangered species list by the Department of the Interior. The bee’s status was the result of a bureaucratic tug-of-war between the transfer of power from Barack Obama to President Trump.
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The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
We always knew that this would start happening. Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa.

Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya. And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa.
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Butterflies suffer huge decline in urban areas - Amateur Gardening

Butterflies suffer huge decline in urban areas - Amateur Gardening | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
Habitat loss, climate change and intensification of land use have all be blamed for a huge decline in butterflies in urban areas

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Hybrid Warfare Scenarios: China and the Geopolitics of West Africa. "The Sahel Silk Road"

Hybrid Warfare Scenarios: China and the Geopolitics of West Africa. "The Sahel Silk Road" | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
The research aims to demonstrate the importance of the author’s definition of the West Africa Core Region (WACR) to China’s New Silk Road strategy for the continent as well as reveal the many Hybrid War risks that threaten its future integration into Beijing’s grand envisioned project.

This introductory article will spell out the geostrategic context of West Africa and describe some of the larger influencing factors at play in the region. After that, the subsequent chapters will then proceed to analyze Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria in that order.
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Dangerous, Multipronged Storm Strafing Central/Northern California | Category 6™

Dangerous, Multipronged Storm Strafing Central/Northern California | Category 6™ | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
What may become known as the President’s Day Storm of 2017 barreled into the San Francisco Bay area on Monday morning. The core of the storm was an atmospheric river roughly 75 to 100 miles wide, pointing a firehose of moisture toward vulnerable foothills and urban areas. With soils already sodden, the risk of flash flooding was high, and the tail end of the storm promised to bring ferocious winds into the area that could knock out power for many thousands of residents, in some cases for prolonged periods. Toward the Sierra, the storm will deliver yet another onslaught of torrential rain and several feet of mountain snow, as the region’s water infrastructure groans under its fiercest assault in a number of years.
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How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
“Only the paranoid survive.” — Andy Grove
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How to Pack Luggage To Fly Through TSA Screening Without Being Opened

How to Pack Luggage To Fly Through TSA Screening Without Being Opened | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
If there is nothing in our suitcase that could be a component of a trigger that is right next to or physically touching anything that might be the same consistency of a potential explosive then our bag can usually be cleared automatically by one of the TSA machines without needing to be opened up by one of the TSA employees.

The key is to pack your suitcase in such a way that we keep anything that might appear to be a triggering device physically separated from anything that might be mistaken for explosive material. That means we need to keep some distance in our luggage between our consumer electronics and electrical devices and any of those things which has a similar density to potential explosives.

Fortunately we can use our clothes to pack in between them and provide that physical separation. In the TSA screening machines clothes are obviously not either component so you can use your clothes to provide the physical separation you want to expedite the screening process.
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Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow

Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
You may have heard that the internet is winning: net neutrality was saved, broadband was redefined to encourage higher speeds, and the dreaded Comcast-Time Warner Cable megamerger potentially thwarted. But the harsh reality is that America's internet is still fundamentally broken, and there's no easy fix.

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Jellyfish Invading Japan

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The BELIZE BREEZE / La BRISA de BELICE: Guerrilla Gardening, Field Notes, & Photographs

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/joseph-thomas/id721874860?mt=11 ADVENTURE! ROMANCE! IGUANAS! This is a photo book about organic gardening in the tropic

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US State Dept. gives go ahead to controversial Keystone XL, permit issued

US State Dept. gives go ahead to controversial Keystone XL, permit issued | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of State has signed and issued the presidential permit for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, according to TransCanada Corp, the company behind the pipeline’s construction.
"We greatly appreciate President Trump's Administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative and we look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen North America's energy infrastructure," TransCanada’s President and CEO Russ Girling said in a statement.

"This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," he added.
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Kepler Mission Announces Largest Planet Collection Ever Discovered

Kepler Mission Announces Largest Planet Collection Ever Discovered | BioSphere: Natural History, Bio-Remediation, Science, & Technology | Scoop.it
NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date.

“This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.” 
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