Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Eat Less Meat And Cheese, Environmental Group Recommends


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Gidon Eschel, a professor of climate physics at Bard College in New York, spent much of his youth in Israel with cows — tending to a dairy farm as a boy and his own beef cattle farm years later. “I loved it,” he said. “It’s too bad it is so unequivocally bad for the environment.”

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Friday, July 15, 2011


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Scale of the Universe - StumbleUpon

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昔見た「Power of 10」を思い出した。

This reminds me of “Power of 10”.

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Friggin’ Unbelievable: Fukushima Radiation Health Risk Advisor Prof. Dr. Yamashita Of Nagasaki University On Fukushima And Radiation (MUST-SEE!!!)

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Phoenix Dust Storm: Arizona Hit With Monstrous 'Haboob' (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Prague Astronomical Clock - 600th Anniversary Show - StumbleUpon


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Friday, June 24, 2011

Doomer Builds Life-sized, Sea-worthy Noah’s Ark | The UberReview

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Dutchman Johan Huibers had a dream that part of Holland was flooded – but rather than wake up and say, “Wow, that was a really bad dream!” he built a boat.

Johan’s Ark, as it has come to be known is a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark: 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high – it is half the length of the Titanic and it is seaworthy. Obviously a boat like that costs a bit of money to put together – it did, he pumped around $1.6 million into the three-year project to be exact. Luckily for Huibers, he is the director of a construction company and not hard up for cash.

These days Huibers is less concerned about surviving a doomsday scenario and more interested in turning his boat into a floating tourist attraction complete with replica animals (including an $11,000 elephant). He plans to float it down the Thames for the 2012 Olympics.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recently Discovered Comet Heading Our Way | Comet Elenin Moving to Inner Solar System Comet Elenin, Niburu & Comet Photos | Space.com

A comet first discovered just six months ago will be making a visit to the inner solar system soon, but don't expect to be completely dazzled. This comet is a bit of a wimp, NASA says.

Comet Elenin (also known by its astronomical name C/2010 X1), was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, an observer in Lyubertsy, Russia, who found the comet while using the remote-controlled ISON-NM observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico.

At the time of its discovery, the comet was about 401 million miles (647 million kilometers) from Earth. Over the past 4 1/2 months, the comet has closed the distance to Earth's vicinity as it makes its way closer to perihelion (its closest point to the sun). [See Comet Elenin's Path Through Solar System]

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Updates on Fukushima: | Fairewinds Associates, Inc

CNN's John King and Arnie Gundersen discuss "hot particles" detected in Seattle and Japan, the cozy relationship between Japanese regulator NISA (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency) and plant owner TEPCO, and changes at the Fukushima accident site since March. John King and Arnie Gundersen also discuss how TEPCO's acknowledgement today of another error in calculating radiation dose more than doubles the amount of radioactivity to which people in the Northern Hemisphere have been exposed.

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NASA - Know Your Stuff - Be Prepared / What You Need to Know About Personal Preparedness

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Arnie Gundersen - Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & Getting Worse - June 14, 2011 (1of3)

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Only 25 Percent Of Americans Say They Would Buy Japanese-Imported Food Following Fukushima Disaster

Despite rigorous testing and assurances from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that seafood and other food products imported from Japan are safe for consumption, three in four Americans in a recent study said they were not ready to purchase food from Japan, according to research presented at a symposium at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo®.

More than 200 Americans were surveyed May 20-23 on perceptions and concerns pertaining to food imports from Japan following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, flooding and radiation leaks at the Fukushima Nuclear Power, according to Aurora A. Saulo, Ph.D., extension specialist in food technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

via www.medicalnewstoday.com

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Claim: Sunspots to Disappear, Global Cooling May Ensue - Techland - TIME.com

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You know what they say about a leopard not changing its spots, but when it comes to our sun, change is all but guaranteed. In fact new research suggests the sun may be on the verge of changing its sunspots in a way that could significantly alter weather patterns for the long haul, both on Earth and in space.

Three studies presented by scientists at a conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico yesterday predict that sunspots are set to temporarily and unexpectedly vanish in coming years as part of a solar "hibernation" period that could last for decades.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2011/06/15/claim-sunspots-to-disappear-global-cooling-may-ensue/#ixzz1PSNOJIND

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

BBC News - Swiss to phase out nuclear power

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The Swiss government has decided to phase out nuclear power, amid growing public hostility to the industry.

The government announced it would not replace the country's five ageing plants after they reached the end of their lifetimes between 2019 and 2034.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011


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BBC News - Israel PM defiant over Obama border proposals

After tense talks at the White House, a defiant Mr. Netanyahu said there Israel was prepared to compromise but there could be no peace "based on illusions".

Mr. Obama, who formally adopted the principle on Thursday, admitted there were "differences" between the views.

But he said such differences were possible "between friends".

via www.bbc.co.uk

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

China's Bold New Plan for Economic Domination – the Atlantic


The economic blueprints focus on seven "Strategic Emerging Industries" that Beijing aims to dominate on a global level: alternative energy, biotechnology, new-generation information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, advanced materials, alternative-fuel cars, and new energy technologies. Global firms that compete in everything from hydropower to flat panel display technology will have to account for stronger Chinese competition. And for countries, such as Japan and Korea, with hopes of having their domestic firms lead these industries, these new Chinese plans may necessitate revamping their policies of state assistance for corporations.

To support its strategic industries, Beijing is set to provide accommodating fiscal, tax, and financial policies as well as to "reasonably guide mergers and acquisitions to increase manufacturing industry concentration," according to the published plans. This includes roughly $1.5 trillion in government spending (almost 5 percent of GDP) annually, the goal of which is to grow the strategic industries' contribution to China's growth from less than 5 percent today to 15 percent by 2020. In other words, China plans to triple the role that these high tech industries play in its economy. By 2020, Standard Chartered estimates that China's economy will reach $25 trillion. At these levels, China intends that $3.75 trillion, or roughly the equivalent of Germany's annual GDP, will come from its seven strategic industries.

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Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia–NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC / Photo of the Day


It’s unbelievable that it is actually a photograph!!


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Japan Earthquake: Two Months Later – the Atlantic / In Focus


I am still struggling to grasp what really happened to us and I cannot look at these images straight.  But these are such brilliant pictures and they burn through my eyes and heart…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

原発全部止めても電力は不足しない (環境エネルギー政策研究所)


昨日、J-WAVE "Jam The World"にゲスト出演していただいた、環境エネルギー政策研究所(ISEP)の飯田哲也所長が、5月9日付でリリースした資料。







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Monday, May 09, 2011

Back to Tokyo from China trip

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北京では、久しぶりにあった映画脚本家のJin Naさん(彼女は昨年のベネチア国際映画祭で銀熊賞を獲得している気鋭の作家)から、震災直後の中国版Twitter上の発言で際立っていたのは、「日本人の震災に対する冷静な対応に対する驚嘆と称賛の声。」だったと聞いた。







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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Safety Becomes Victim in Japan’s Nuclear Collusion - NYTimes.com

TOKYO — Given the fierce insularity of Japan’s nuclear industry, it was perhaps fitting that an outsider exposed the most serious safety cover-up in the history of Japanese nuclear power. It took place at Fukushima Daiichi, the plant that Japan has been struggling to get under control since last month’s earthquake and tsunami.

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MIT Media Labに参加するにあたって - Joi Ito's Web - JP

僕の使命の一つは、僕のネットワークをMedia Labと結びつけることだ。友人達皆にラボを知ってもらうこと。LabCastビデオ( http://labcast.media.mit.edu/)や、ウェブサイトで研究を見てもらうことはもちろん ( http://www.media.mit.edu/research )、何より、実際にラボに来てもらいたい。既に多くの企業がラボのスポンサーだが、実際に時間を一緒にここで過ごすことで、僕らのビジョンが一つになり、魔法が生まれるということを確かめたい。

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『学校生活の放射線FAQ』 (2011年4月28日更新)

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