ENVIRONMENT

Mystery radiation ‘clouds’ may pose risk to air travellers

We have long known that high-altitude flight exposes us to cosmic rays. The radiation dose on a flight from London to Tokyo is roughly equivalent to a chest X-ray.

Now research flights have revealed the existence of “clouds” where radiation levels can be at least double the usual level. They were discovered as a result of the NASA-funded Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety (ARMAS) programme, which aims to develop new methods of measuring and monitoring high-altitude radiation.

In 265 flights, radiation levels detected generally followed the expected pattern, but in at least six instances they surged, as though the aircraft was flying through a radiation cloud.
READ MORE: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2120295-mystery-radiation-clouds-ma...

Major Big Box Retailer Calls on Suppliers to Stop Using Bee-Killing Chemicals

Major global big box retailer Costco has recently called on their suppliers to limit non-essential pesticides in products to be sold on its store shelves, specifically discouraging the use of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides known to be exceptionally harmful to bees and other critical pollinator insects.
READ MORE: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2017/01/major-big-box-retailer-calls-on-supp...

Earthquake Prediction

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Droves of dying koura float down stream

A man out for a leisurely fish this afternoon was "shocked" after seeing thousands of dead koura floating past him.

Erin Hampson-Tindale headed down to Oraka Stream in Putaruru for a bit of fishing only to find what he described as "thousands" of freshwater crayfish of all sizes and ages floating past him.

"I have spent over an hour here now and there has been a constant flow of them. It's shocking, there are literally thousands and thousands stumbling past," he said.
Caution is advised here, Stuff.co.nz is a known fake news website: http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/87786078/droves-of-dying-koura-float-...

The United States' Solar Market Just Had Its Biggest Quarter Ever, and Q4 Will Top It

The United States solar market just shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic installation records. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Q4 2016 U.S. Solar Market Insight report, 4,143 megawatts of solar PV were installed in the U.S. in the third quarter of the year, a rate of 1 megawatt every 32 minutes. That pace is even faster today, with the fourth quarter on track to surpass this past quarter’s historic total.
READ MORE: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/in-its-largest-quarter-ever...

New Zealands Capital City Wellington Sustained More Damage During Mag 7.8 Quake Than Expected

The city council was quick to open the CBD a day later. I was in there all day today and there were engineers in hard hats with clip boards all over the place and more and more buildings are being flagged as at risk of collapse.

I have to wonder how safe I am going to be in there tomorrow. It is looking grim and many more parts of the city are being cordoned off. There was a decent mag 5 aftershock this morning while myself and nearly 2000 others were attending a conference at the Michael Fowler Centre. Nobody panicked but it was a sizeable shake.

I believe we are in for a big aftershock around 6.9-7+ in the next few weeks. If it hits in the daytime it could be deadly for everyone in the city just like the second quake in Christchurch was years ago.

I hope it isn't any-time tomorrow.

John Bedini, Noted Free Energy Researcher, Died Unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

John Bedini has been an inventor, researcher, developer and pioneer of some of the most innovative energy producing devices available. He is most noted for his "School Girl" motor circuits and variations of them. John's circuits are easily the most efficient battery charging circuits in the world. Not only are they the most efficient, the batteries power loads much longer in addition to lasting many years more - simply because of the way the batteries are charged. Instead of charging batteries with hot electron current, his circuits charge them with the voltage potential component of electricity, which is free of electron current or mostly free of electron current. The batteries stay cold and therefore, internal heat doesn't deteriorate them over time as conventional chargers do.
READ MORE: http://educate-yourself.org/cn/John-Bedini-Noted-Free-Energy-Researcher-...

Fukushima: The Untouchable Eco-Apocalypse No One Is Talking About

The media, politicians and the world at large seem to be engaging in extreme denial regarding Fukushima. A survey of mainstream media coverage of the fallout of this event reveals the trend of covering this story as a human interest affair, not as the immediate threat it truly is.

The effects on nature are already being seen, yet even among the environmentalist factions of media, there is strong denial of the damage already done and of what is to come as the crisis approaches its sixth year. Some 300 tons of radioactive water are dumped into the Pacific Ocean each day, and signs are showing that this catastrophe is gravely affecting sea-life and wildlife in and around the Pacific.
READ MORE: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/10/fukushima-untouchable-eco-apocalypse...

Corporate 'Biopiracy' in Peru Threatens Indigenous Knowledge

Foreign corporations have filed over 11,000 patents for a staggering 4,400 Peruvian plant products.

The production and consumption of natural Andean and Amazonian ancestral products in Peru is threatened by the "biopiracy" of foreign companies who have filed over 11,690 patents for the domestic produce of the region, effectively poaching the natural heritage of the country. The resources are said to be rich in nutrients and vitamins and range from those with anti-aging properties to those that act as natural aphrodisiacs.
READ MORE: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Corporate-Biopiracy-in-Peru-Threat...

700,000 Petition the US Government to Stop Monsanto-Bayer Merger

Hundreds of thousands have signed petitions calling on the U.S. Department of Justice and elected officials to block three proposed mega-mergers of chemical and biotech behemoths: Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-Dupont, and ChemChina-Syngenta.

“The continuing consolidation of seed and pesticide companies essentially creates a monopoly of toxicity in control of the world’s seed market and food supply. These agrichemical giants threaten the availability and genetic diversity of seeds that are critical to a sustainable food system and to our ability to respond to the impacts of climate change,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of Center for Food Safety, said Tuesday.
READ MORE: http://theantimedia.org/700000-us-government-stop-monsanto-bayer/

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