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2015 Year of Light. Wisdom's back. AU bans Supertrawlers (who'd like a fishless ocean?) Scotland bans fracking (water vs gas)!
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better" (Albert Einstein)
worldwide 90% of stocks of fish stocks are gone
NASA: breathtaking new space images
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Oceans with fish aplenty or barren sea without fish? Fracking involves using a high-pressure water mixture to penetrate rock in order to release gas. Can gas be replaced by solar energy? Can there be life without water (already short)?
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Millions of GMO mosquitoes to be released in the Florida Keys if FDA allows experiment. Nightmare? At least 130,000 frightened
Dummy's simplest questions:
1. Can such kind of "experiment" be undone if consequences run wildly away from Florida Keys?
2. Will millions of flying mosquitoes "obey Lab's rules" to stay where they are released?
3. Mosquitoes, by nature, bite. How to guarantee the released males from mating with poisonous "super powerful" female mosquitoes (some spread deadly disease) whose offspring will survive?
Millions of GMO Insects Could Be Released in Florida Keys
Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood.
Dengue and chikungunya are growing threats in the U.S., but some people are more frightened at the thought of being bitten by a genetically modified organism. More than 130,000 people signed a Change.org petition against the experiment.
genetically modified mosquitoes could have unintended consequences
Already, the Times reports, "3.5% of the insects in a lab test survived to adulthood despite presumably carrying the lethal gene."
Eiffel Tower dims, 3.7mil people march across France as world leaders join arm in arm in Paris for moving tribute to 17 slain
DailyMail: 3.7 million people march across France as world leaders are joined in Paris for moving tribute to 17 victims
* An estimated 3.7million gathered in shows of solidarity across France today in tribute to those killed
* Unprecedented crowds were seen in Paris where millions walked the capital's streets chanting 'Je suis Charlie'
* World leaders linked arms to lead the proceedings
* President Francois Hollande began the march, poignantly telling crowds: 'Today, Paris is the capital of the world'
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What would you do with $100 offered? A homeless man made his choice instantly - an amazing story goes viral online
What will a homeless man do with $100? Filmmaker follows beggar into a liquor store after giving him cash but is left shocked to find the man does the very opposite of what you'd expect
A California man who set out to see what a homeless person would so with a cash donation of $100 says that no one is more surprised than he at what eventually transpired.
YouTube personality Josh Paler Lin uploaded a video on Monday that starts out with him handing a street beggar in Los Angeles the cash, then secretly following the man with a camera to see what he does. When the man, known only as Thomas walks straight into a nearby Liquor Mart, Paler Lin believes he got the result he had though.
However Thomas actually went in to buy food, and then goes straight to a park where many other homeless people gather in order to hand out the offerings.
Thomas told Paler Lin he quit his job to look after his parents, but after both of them died, he couldn't afford to pay for their condo and found himself on the street.
Paler Lin also set a fundraising page on Indiegogo for Thomas, hoping to raise $10,000 for him. It has already received over $140,000 in donations.
Image courtesy Josh Paler Lin / Youtube
World largest solar bridge: 4400 panels end-to-end 1886-Victorian bridge on Thames w/ rail station 900000kwh of electricity/yr
The Blackfriars Railway Bridge, which houses the London Underground's Blackfriars station, opened recently and is covered end-to-end with solar panels, making it the largest solar bridge in the world. The bridge is covered with 4,400 solar panels which will produce about 900,000 kWh of electricity annually, or about 50 percent of the station's annual electricity output.
Solar-powered lights illuminate the 1,542-foot-long Kurilpa Bridge
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