Environement

Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon Put Anti-Fracking on New York Billboard

Advocacy group is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to rush a study on the issue

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Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and their Artists Against Fracking group have posted a large billboard in New York urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to rush a study on the natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing to meet a November 29th regulatory deadline. The billboard reads "Governor Cuomo: Imagine There’s No Fracking," and is situated on the Major Deegan Expressway, a route oven traveled by Cuomo. By missing the November 29th deadline, New York would be forced to draft new regulations, as well as reopen a window for public comment. "Our message is simple: we want Gov. Cuomo to imagine and guarantee a New York free of the fracking threat to our water, air, beautiful landscapes and climate," Ono tells Rolling Stone. "Every time New Yorkers pass this billboard, we also want them to imagine a truly clean energy future, not fracking."
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"Fracking for gas is inherently dirty and dangerous," Lennon adds. "Cement and pipes at these great depths are simply not reliable, as the industry's own documents show. Cracks and leaks will inevitably poison wells and aquifers. Rural communities will be turned into industrial brownfields. No amount of regulation can make fracking safe." Artists Against Fracking have called for a meeting with Cuomo to discuss the consequences of fracking, but have yet to receive a response. "New York can create far more jobs, and create and save far more energy than fracking will ever produce by insulating all buildings, replacing all windows, and greatly expanding clean, renewable energy," Ono and Lennon wrote last month. "Imagine Clean Energy. Don't Frack New York."


World’s rarest whale seen for first time after New Zealand beaching

The spade-toothed beaked whale is so rare that nobody has seen one alive, but scientists have proof the species still exists. Two skeletons were identified as belonging to the species after a 17-foot whale and her calf beached themselves in New Zealand in 2010. Scientists hope the discovery will provide insights into the species and into ocean ecosystems. It was almost a missed opportunity, however, since conservation workers misidentified the carcasses as a much more common type of whale and buried them. The spade-toothed beaked whale is so rare, nobody has seen one alive. spade-toothed-beaked-whal-008


2013 A Year Of Crisis

Definately time to start stocking up or even buying seeds maybe ..


WHEN WE GROW, This is what we can do (Full Documentary)

WHEN WE GROW, This is what we can do (Full Documentary) - YouTube. Hemp is a very useful resource and has numerous uses. Before hemp was outlawed in the United States it was seen as valuable cash crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually released a film called "Hemp for Victory" in 1942 in order to promote the production of the hemp plant to support the war effort. Industrial hemp plants produce very strong fibers and, along with cotton and flax, are one of the most useful natural fibers known to man.


Grain and Wheat Prices on the Rise Again

The increase in cost of growing cultivating and transporting Grain and Wheat will undoubtedly have a knock on effect on the price of meat and dairy products in the future. The need to feed the worlds growing population will is already a problem that as a united people we have failed to address. This short interview discusses how the changes in cost of basic foods are causing unrest in some of the worlds less developed country's. Follow the link below to watch Interview from Boolmberg news. watch?v=0-YLf2WSZwM


The Ganges and Polution

The Ganges is a sacred and holy river running through India. For many years it has provided as spiritual and agricultural heaven for Indian people, but in recent years due to the increase in silt deposits, general pollution and decreasing flow, the river is becoming so dirty many people are concerned about the people that depend upon it. This short video highlight some of the problems facing India's most famous River.


Falling Fresh Water Supllies

Global warming and over consumption is leading to the dramatic decline in fresh drinking water supplies around the world. Over the last 25 five years the growth in access to fresh drinking water has dramatically reduced. Between the years 1970 - 1975 access to clean drinking water rose by 11% but between the years 2000- 2006 the increase of access to fresh drinking water rose by only by 2.4%. This is a worrying thought especially as the population of the planet has mover than doubled in that time period. It is thought that in 2008 1 billion people lived without access to fresh clean drinking water. Areas of development like China India and Russian will be hit hardest by decline of fresh water supplies. As populations increase and economy develop the will be a growing demand for clean water, for both human consumption and industrial use, this will cause a huge problem as access to water decreases. Though access to clean water is not just a problem for the developing world. The mid west American States are facing real problems regarding sourcing water supplies. The Hoover dam which has powered the growth of city's like Los Angeles and Los Vagas has begun to dry up. The social and political impacts of fresh water shortage worldwide are enormous. Think revolution, revolt political unrest and a regression to the dark ages. The video below describes how areas in America are beginning to suffer from the lack of fresh water supplies.


Earthlings

Exploitation of Animals

This Documentary highlights the total disregard of animal well being in the 21st century. Although a little dated it draws upon video evidence and statistical analysis to show how the human race mistreats animals for its personal gain. whether for the use for food scientific research or for clothes animals of all kinds are exploited on on world wide scale. BE WARNED THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.


Falkland’s Most Daring Raid

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FALKLAND'S MOST DARING RAID

The unbelievable story of a mission that changed the outcome ofThe Falklands War....just

One hour documentary broadcasting on Channel 4 this April Falkland's Most Daring Raid brings alive a fast-paced, funny story of true grit and classic British derring-do to create a thrilling and uncharacteristically upbeat account from the Falklands War.

This gripping film tells the humorous yet heroic account of how a crumbling, Cold-War era Vulcan flew the then longest range bombing mission in history and how a WW2 vintage bomb changed the outcome of the Falklands War. Astonishingly, this story of one of the RAF's greatest modern feats has been downplayed into near obscurity by history. On 30th April 1982, the RAF launched a secret mission; to bomb Port Stanley's runway, putting it out of action for invading Argentine fighter jets. The safety of the British Naval Task Force, steaming towards the islands, depended on its success. But the RAF could only get a single Vulcan bomber 8,000 miles south to the Falklands and back again and even that was going to take a 16 hour continuous flight from Ascension Island and an aerial refuelling fleet of thirteen Handley Page Victor tankers. At the heart of the RAF's plan was the iconic but ageing Avro Vulcan bomber. But as Britain's original Cold War nuclear deterrent, the 'Tin Triangles' were in the process of being scrapped. Now, just months from being decommissioned, three of the surviving nuclear bombers - one to fly the mission and two as reserve - had to be kitted out for war and retro-fitted to carry 21 x 1,000lb WW2 iron bombs. Crucial spare parts had to be scavenged from museums around the world and whilst others were found in scrap yards - one vital piece was discovered being used as an ashtray in the Officer's Mess. In just three weeks, the Vulcan crews had to learn air-to-air refuelling, something the Vulcan hadn't done for 20 years, described by one pilot as like 'trying to stick wet spaghetti up a cat's backside', and conventional bombing, which they hadn't done for ten. The RAF scoured the country to find just enough WW2 bombs and refuelling calculations were done the night before on a £5.00 pocket calculator. With a plan stretched to the limit and the RAF's hopes riding ultimately on just one Vulcan, the mission was flown on a knife-edge; fraught with mechanical failures, unreliable navigation, electrical storms and empty fuel tanks. Of the Vulcan's 21 WW2 bombs, only one found the target. But that was enough to change the outcome of the war? Based on Rowland White's best-selling book, Vulcan 607, the documentary uses strong first-hand testimonies from the original Vulcan and Victor crews and stylised drama filmed in and around a surviving Vulcan Bomber. It is the Dambusters for the 1980s generation.


Marie Colvin: she was totally committed Said her mother

Marie Colvin's mother: she was totally committed - YouTube. RiP Marie, You are a true inspiration to woman around the world. For following your convictions, and believing in the truth of your convictions. Rip Great lady <3