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  1. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    21/02/2017
    An Indonesian Catastrophe: A Man- Made Mud Bath.
    An Indonesian Catastrophe: A Man- Made Mud Bath.I am standing thirty five meters up, on top of a huge dyke, just a short, thirty minute drive from Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya. This massive dyke stretches ten kilometers either side of me and I am looking out over one of the largest...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/02/2017 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Happy to!#16
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/02/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Paul, I added this to Mytweetpack.com so it's tweeting every 6 hours or so. Are you on Twitter? I couldn't find you.
    Paul Walters
    22/02/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #13 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thank you. Wonder if you would be so kind as to share this as really a whole lot more people need to see this. There are 60,000 displaced people up there !
    Paul Walters
    22/02/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #14 @Dean Owen Thanks Dean its a jaw dropping scene. I read about it ( it gets zero press) in a geological mag and took a journey up there to see for myself. I wonder if you would be good enough to share this as I really would like as many people to see it as possible . Cheers
    Dean Owen
    22/02/2017 #14 Dean Owen
    This is a brilliant piece of photojournalism. I must admit, when the Sidoardjo mudflow disaster appeared in the papers, I was quick to skip to the next story perhaps due to the wrongful perception that mudflow doesn't carry the same weight of disaster in my mind as earthquakes, tsunami and volcano eruptions. I feel a heavily flawed and corrupt justice system will mean that due process will not run it's proper course.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/02/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #7 There will be no stopping it Paul. It would be like stopping an actual volcano from erupting. All they can do is let the planet do what it can do to heal itself. Unfortunately people will need to continue to get out of the way. I don't think this is the last of such situations. It's only a matter of time before something similar happens in the ocean from oil platforms (The Gulf of Mexico spill; Deep Water Horizon is a perfect example). Greed is overriding all sense of safe practices and as Jim says; Agent Orange will not stop until we're all knee deep in oil/gas infused sludge. Such stupidity in the name of money. Disgusting by any measure. Makes me think of Pompeii, if the planet survives us, they'll find those statues and villages in an archaeological dig and wonder what the hell happened.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    21/02/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is frightening and sad. When I was an underwriter, we didn't want to insure any structures near areas where there was fracking. Of course, now it is difficult not to. Your story should be a warning worldwide.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    21/02/2017 #11 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @Paul Waters Fracking has been around for decades and unfortunately will be around for the next 100 years. It destroys our land, waist precious water resources and causes earthquakes.
    In my opinion fracking will destroy more of our land and be more detrimental than all the coal and copper mining has done since the beginning of time and It will display hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
    I see no letup on fracking due to the greed of oil and gas companies. No matter who is in office in first world countries fracking and oil drilling is here to stay for decades to come.
    Terrance Upham
    21/02/2017 #10 Terrance Upham
    WOW I hope everyone is OK
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    21/02/2017 #9 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Paul Walters A genuinely fascinating story and one which again raises the spectre of man contriving to bring our planet to its knees. Very moving.
    Jim Murray
    21/02/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    Wow @Paul Walters. When you read a story like this it kind of makes all the bitching I do about Agent Orange seem rather trivial. But the fact of the matter is that fracking is the key cause for a lot of the drinking water problems being experienced in the US right now, and Agent Orange has just loosened up all the regulations for the coal industry. Sadness on top of sadness.
    Paul Walters
    21/02/2017 #7 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz @David B. Grinberg @Jim 🐝 Cody @Jim Murray I heard about this disaster last year and only now did I make the time to visit it. Somehow it needs to be stopped and the more people know perhaps the more people will do!!
    Ness Campagnaro
    21/02/2017 #6 Ness Campagnaro
    The quicksand sculptures add the element of torture to this piece Paul. Terrifying and devastating.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/02/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    that was my learning corner for the day :-( :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/02/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 Yes it does need to be shared and shared it will be! This is horrifying. If they reported about this on the news I don't recall hearing about it. Sadly, they spend so much time reporting on US Politics, we don't hear about all the major news going on around the world. What a major disaster, man made disaster, that is. Was this caused by pipeline or fracking? They are saying fracking in the US is causing a major increase in earthquakes. The Dakota pipeline deal is going to happen even though it was stopped because of the people living on Indian Reservations in the area protested this pipeline under Obama. Chemicals leaking into water supplies, through the soil etc... will cause many illnesses and early deaths. This story is one that people should take heed from. I never heard of a mud volcano, but wow, it's both frightening and sad. Thanks for sharing this important story @Paul Walters
    Joyce Bowen
    21/02/2017 #3 Joyce Bowen
    An imperative story indeed, @Paul Walters.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/02/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    Damn
  2. Vincenzo Naddeo

    Vincenzo Naddeo

    16/02/2017
    #GoodMemories (Feb 2016) Visiting Scientist in #Japan at #Yamaguchi Univ. in JSPS project and at Jap Ass on Odour Environment JAOE #Tokyo Vincenzo Naddeo
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  3. David B. Grinberg
    Looks like someone just kicked the bee hive -- and hopefully will BEE stung by a swarm: "The population of the rusty-patched bumble bee has plunged by 90 percent since the early 1990's following a trend that has seen bee populations plummeting in general."
    David B. Grinberg
    White House Blocks Listing of Bumble Bee As Endangered Species
    gizmodo.com The rusty-patched bumble bee was scheduled to be added to the endangered species list on Friday but The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that process will need to be reviewed due to an executive order from the president. Lobbyists who...
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  4. Patrick I.R.C. POIRAUD
    Patrick I.R.C. POIRAUD
    Robotic bee could help pollinate crops as real bees decline
    www.newscientist.com With bee populations tumbling, an autonomous drone just 4 centimetres wide could help pollinate crops by flying from flower to...
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  5. Vincenzo Naddeo

    Vincenzo Naddeo

    06/02/2017
    Odour sampling in a big Landfill with Equipments & Mobile Laboratory of the Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) of the UniversitΓ  degli Studi di Salerno Vincenzo Naddeo
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    Lisa Vanderburg
    06/02/2017 #1 Lisa Vanderburg
    Dudes, you guys know how to party! :)
  6. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    A new synthetic fertiliser could help farmers to save money, boost food production and reduce planet-warming emissions
    grendz.com Scientists have found after trialling it on rice farms in Sri Lanka. By slowing down the release of nutrients the fertiliser will help farmers to increase crop yields using less chemicals, the scientists from Britain and Sri Lanka said. Chemical...
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  7. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Food for thoughts ... Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  8. Frank Geisler

    Frank Geisler

    27/01/2017
    Spectacular: PET bottles bring education to Cameroon!

    With this unusual headline we show that former PET bottles, now recycled to laptop bags of DICOTA, finally care for the safe transportation of Labdoo laptops around the world.

    This time laptops have been handed over to Rosina Hug from "Informatik for Afrika" in Switzerland http://informatik-afrika.net/ to help spread education.

    A big thank you also to Ruedi Nauer from DICOTA, who supports us another time with a huge pile of laptop bags!

    #Labdoo #laptops #sustainable #education #Cameroon

    Frank Geisler
    http://frankgeisler.com
    http://about.me/frankgeisler
    Frank Geisler
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  9. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Support our US Park Rangers who are risking all to protect the environment. Follow them on Twitter @AltNatParkSer #NatParkSer #NationalParks
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers
    www.theregister.co.uk Censorship efforts backfire on President Snowflake and...
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    Dean Owen
    27/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    All Hail the Mango in Chief!
  10. Eva PΓ©rez Duque
    Cities with the worst air pollution level.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/26/cities-have-worst-air-pollution-levels-world/
    Eva PΓ©rez Duque
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  11. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    24/01/2017
    Nothing to see here, folks. Just move along.
    John Vaughan
    Trump bans EPA employees from updating public via press or social media - The Boston Globe
    www.bostonglobe.com President Trump has installed specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media...
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  12. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and e-appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia
    grendz.com Posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm. China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United Nations University. But nearly every...
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  13. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    A 5-km-high skyscraper that eats smog coming up next.
    grendz.com 2017 only just arrived, but one manufacturing company is already looking 45 years into the future. Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a 3-mile-high (4.8-km) skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have...
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  14. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Should everyday be World Honey Bee Day? Pamela 🐝 Williams
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    Sara Jacobovici
    15/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    The answer to your question @Pamela 🐝 Williams is a necessary YES.
  15. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Bird Conservation: FOOD WEBS AND SPECIES DIVERSITY
    birdconservationresearch.blogspot.com
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    Kevin Baker
    14/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    It is important to know the affects of our culture are a positive result in sustainability of other species.
  16. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You don't have to wait for Spring!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    How You Can Help Save The Bees -- Even In Winter | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com Bees are vital to food security. Let's give the critters a helping...
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  17. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    For our United KIngdom Bee! Throw a bomb for the Bees; A Seedbom that is! All seeds used are on the Royal Horticulture Societies list as good for pollinators!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Butterflies Flower Meadow Seed Mixture
    www.meadowinmygarden.co.uk
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  18. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    12/01/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Zero-emission boat prepared for round-the-world Odyssey
    www.cbsnews.com The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the...
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  19. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    I just did a post ad (not sure how that works) so basically please check the job ad I posted. It is for an online survey , the client's requirement is for an European who knows English and Sustainability / Eco, your job will be to read the client's sustainability report and answer some questions and give your opinion. So the client can improve its next year's corporate sustainability report. The clients pays via PayPal 10,000 JPY (about 81 Euros) if you are interested to know more and fit the bill (European + Sustainability background) let me know. Thanks Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  20. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Suda - The Painting Elephant
    Elephants Painting: Genuine elephant Paintings
    Elephants Painting: Genuine elephant Paintings http://ThaiElephantArt.com Genuine paintings by elephants. In the video you will see Suda the elephant painting for Ms Kim. She wished to have Suda the...
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    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    #5 Positively proves, Alexa, that pachyderms are prolific portrait painters. 🎨
    Alexa Steele
    08/01/2017 #5 Alexa Steele
    I've seen this type of video before, along with claims the animals have been abused, so I checked it out on Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/elephantpainting.asp
    Lyon Brave
    08/01/2017 #4 Lyon Brave
    this is so cool
    Ken Boddie
    08/01/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    Wow Suda (or is it Jess?). Time to pack your trunk and join the giraffic arts department. 🐘
  21. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Shijiazhuang, China: When your government let you be killed for profit. In Beijing at least citizens wear masks. Not on Shijiazhuang. Their citizens walk around like nothing is happening. They feel there is nothing they can do and so are resolved to die in the smog.
    A photo of a train (white) after traveling through the smog from Shijiazhuang to Beijing.
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  22. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    This could change weather patterns across the globe
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought
    www.washingtonpost.com Future climate change could cause a major ocean current to collapse β€” with effects that radiate all over the...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    07/01/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #1 thank you @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez for commenting and sharing! I'm glad you found the buzz interesting.
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    07/01/2017 #2 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Gran información que nos aporta @Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Vale la pena traducirla.
    Pero sin asustarse, las teorias en geografΓ­a pueden ser para varios miles de aΓ±os.
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    07/01/2017 #1 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    I love this buzz @Pamela 🐝 Williams
    They seem alarmist, but it is science with probabilities. To change a climatic classification, it takes 50 years of change (temperature, pressure, rainfall)
    Another eye we should have in the great volcanic boilers, New Krakatoa, Fregeos Fields and Yellowstone.
    That would bring us another glaciation.

    Great honey, great great honey.
    regards
  23. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Wonderfully unusual Creatures on our Planet:
    Known as Nudibranchs and Melibe Sea Slug.

    Melibe have developed an oral veil or 'fish net' which they use to scan the ground with. Constantly on the move, looking for victims, when found the veil contracts, trapping their prey.

    These beautiful slugs are usually brilliantly colored and this in itself can act as a deterrent against predators. Some sea slugs secrete acid from stinging cells in their tentacles while others secrete acid from cells in their mantle.
    Nudibranchs are slow moving, can swim or be propelled along either by muscular contraction or by millions of tiny hairs on the bottom of a fleshy 'foot', they have a voracious appetite and feed with a rasp like tongue.
    nudibranch melibe / Puri Jati /Bali2016
    nudibranch melibe / Puri Jati /Bali2016 curious and Strange nudibranch melibe in bali https://www.facebook.com/emeric.benhalassa https://www.facebook.com/marco.cramarossa...
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  24. Frank Geisler

    Frank Geisler

    06/01/2017
    Laptops for a school in Senegal

    Thanks to travelers from Girona, Spain, laptops were delivered to a school in Podor, Senegal.

    These laptops were sanitized by students from schools hubs located in collaboration with other hubs in the area of Barcelona.

    Great team work everyone!

    More about this school: https://www.labdoo.org/edoovillage?e=23892

    #Labdoo #sustainable #education #collaboration
    Frank Geisler
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  25. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    (EV) startup Faraday Future has finally unveiled its first production model, the FF 91.
    grendz.com The company, which is based in the US but financed by Chinese consumer electronics giant LeEco, showed off a prototype of its first actual car at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday after years of only teasing glimpses of its auto technology – and if This...
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