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Money, Morals, Population, and Profit – All Heading For Collapse - by Tomas DiFiore
“Agricultural energy consumption includes energy needed to grow and harvest crops and energy needed to grow livestock. Crop operations consume much more energy than livestock operations, and energy expenditures for crops account for a higher percentage of farm operating costs. Nitrogenous (ammonia-based) fertilizers require large amounts of natural gas as a feedstock and provide heat and power for processing. The U.S. nitrogenous fertilizer industry consumed more than 200 trillion Btu of na...
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:41PM
Unconventional Oil And Gas Production: A New Era Of Eminent Domain And Condemnation - by Tomas DiFiore
Eminent Domain, Condemnation, Inverse Condemnation... It's a hot topic, in every State of the Union. Combined with 'New Technology Concepts' of Township Drainage - Beyond Forced Pooling and Unitization – Pipelines Employ Eminent Domain and Condemnation. Yet well depletion rates and the costs of maintaining current production levels are an investment sinkhole. Dear Mr. President, that '100 years of energy independence' isn't right beneath our feet anymore, it's being exported. Leases on (und...
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 11:39AM
July 17th 2014 Commemoration On World Justice (audio/mpeg 39.2MB) - by Tomas DiFiore
The Mp3 share, a composite of samplings – is spirited from the Timber Wars of the Pacific NW to Nicaragua, Guatemala, 911, Iran, Irag, Afghanistan, New York, Washington D.C., Indigenous Lands and People Everywhere. Beginning with a march on Washington (40,000 KKK in 1925) it journeys through the trail of Henry Kissinger, and the world’s various indictments of some of the masters of war and cultural despots. These audio samples cover a large range of connected subjects and are somewhat of ...
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:31AM
Well Failures Fracking California's Future - by Tomas DiFiore
“Are New Fracking Regulations in California Enough?” is the companion article to the Sunset Travel Magazine's article on “The Future of Fracking in California”. The Sunset article, concludes with Paula Getzelman who “believes a moratorium is the best interim measure “to allow time to gather some evidence, whichever way it might go, and allow for more reasonable discussion on both sides.” Some things though, can't be fixed. Dr. Anthony Ingraffea's work is quoted, but what his re...
Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 3:02PM
Top UN Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling - by Humane Society International
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement on the ruling of the International Court of Justice that Japan’s whaling program is a breach of the global whaling moratorium and lacks scientific legitimacy in regard to the quotas set and the numbers taken.
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:55PM
More Whales Slaughtered in Whale Sanctuary - Bob Barker under attack for the third time - by SSCS Australia report
Today, Sunday March 2, at approximately 10:05 AEDT, Sea Shepherd located the factory vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet, the Nisshin Maru, at 74°23’ S, 178°55’ W inside the Ross Sea Dependency, with a dead, protected Minke Whale onboard, and blood running from the side of the ship. Slabs of whale meat were also photographed on the deck, along with the severed head of a recently butchered whale.
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 1:24AM
Harnessing the wind to fight the storms of climate change - by Takver - Climate IMC
How Offshore wind turbines can win a david and goliath battle with hurricanes. Here is a lateral idea: build large offshore wind farms that provide electricity from day to day, but also substantially decrease damaging hurricane or tropical cyclone wind speed and storm surge.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:44PM
Frac King Drills Democracy In Corporate Civil Rights Case - by Tomas DiFiore
No Horizontal Drilling, No Hydraulic Fracturing, No Drilling For Oil, No Exploring For Natural Gas In Mora County, New Mexico. Mora County passed an ordinance in April 2012, that bans drilling for oil and gas, bans the use of water for hydraulic fracturing, and declares that corporations aren't people. A Ban ... To Eliminate The Constitutional Rights And Privileges Of Corporations, sounds fine.
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:27AM
Contaminate Migration Expected Under SB 4 “Well Stimulation Regulations” for California - by Tomas DiFiore
Well Casing Failures a.k.a. Sustained Casing Pressures - It's really quite simple to understand, cement shrinks, and cracks. Five per cent of all wells drilled show a cement failure immediately. Based on the history of conventional wells, and recent peer reviewed research: “Probablistically, the range of events expected for longer wells, with higher pressures, larger volumes of frac fluids, and more wells per pad, are that we should expect a higher accident rate. And that is what we're seei...
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 4:05PM
2014 Ocean Fracking Investigation Coastal Commission Report - by Tomas DiFiore
The California Coastal Commission Has Authority to Halt Offshore Fracking. “Approximately half the oil platforms in federal waters in the Santa Barbara Channel discharge all or a portion of their wastewater directly to the ocean, according to a California Coastal Commission document. This produced wastewater contains all of the chemicals injected originally into the fracked wells, with the addition of toxins gathered from the subsurface environment.”
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 4:49AM
Green Energy Refugees, Bottled Water, And A New Class Of Landowners In America - by Tomas DiFiore
Recycling of frac wastewater and decontamination of produced water is still a hopeful myth. Billions of dollars have been invested by companies expecting to profit on a timely and useful technology. But it's not happening. As reported in October, November, and December of 2013 there were only “recurring losses to other investors that sunk hundreds of millions of dollars into companies that promised to solve water concerns by treating water. Publicly traded targets including Nuverra Environm...
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:29PM
Antarctic climate change: ice mass loss accelerating, Pine Island Glacier in retreat - by Takver - Climate IMC
The continent of Antarctica is a land of complexity and paradox, especially when talking about climate change. It is our driest and coldest desert on the planet but locks up an enormous amount of fresh water in it's thick ice sheets. The southern ocean surrounds the continent, insulating it from warmer latitudes, but those currents also bring warmer waters from the tropics to interact with the giant ice shelves around the continent.
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:24AM
The Paradox of Antarctic Sea Ice and Global Warming Denial: Research vessel trapped in ice - by Takver - Climate IMC
I came across an article lambasting the Australian Antarctic Expedition scientists on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy trapped by fast ice since Christmas Eve in the Commonwealth Bay region of Antarctica. Climate scientists and tourists are on board the vessel on the Spirit of Mawson voyage, retracing Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition.
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:11AM
Egypt's Pinochet - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:48PM
State Acknowledges Wolves Returning to California, But Wavers on Protection - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity — which petitioned in February 2012 for state protection for gray wolves — show state wildlife officials and independent scientists agree that wolves are likely to return to California. The prediction has been reinforced over the past two weeks, when the wolf known as OR-7 made two more forays into the state from Oregon.
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:42PM
Washington's Dirty Game in Ukraine - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:49PM
The Battle for Ukraine - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:48PM
New Report: Rising Seas Threaten 233 Federally Protected Species - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Sea-level rise driven by climate change poses a deadly threat to 233 federally protected animal and plant species in 23 coastal states, according to a new scientific report from the Center for Biological Diversity (see PDF), and U.S. wildlife protection agencies are not doing enough to protect at-risk species.
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44PM
Ukraine Dodged a Bullet - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:43PM
Iran Nuclear Deal Bashing - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:49PM