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  1. ProducerPat 🐝 Bagano
    Earth Day Rant Composed On My Phone
    Earth Day Rant Composed On My PhoneWhat I find funny about earth day is that it teaches celebrating the very planet that sustains our reality and made every strand of existence possible to be celebrated for only 1 day among the many days of the year or lifetime.Instead, for just a...
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  2. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    24/03/2017
    Len Rosen
    Will We Shrink in Size as the Earth Warms Up?
    www.21stcentech.com Global warming event in the Paleocene-Eocene provides evidence that climate change was accompanied by dwarfism in mammalian...
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  3. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    17/03/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Why this city is waging a war on shamrocks
    inhabitat.com Why is the city of San Francisco spending tax payer dollars trying to eradicate wildflowers that many think are beautiful? The answer might surprise...
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  4. Gina Akers

    Gina Akers

    06/03/2017
    I'm in The Telegraph this weekend with Lydiard House & Park and my Great-Grandfather. "It's a sense of duty for me - not just to my family, but to the community" Gina Akers #heritage #parks #history #community #parksmatter #environment #green #greenspaces Please follow The Love Lydiard Trust Facebook: @LoveLydiardTrust Twitter: @LoveLydiard Gina Akers
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    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    06/03/2017 #3 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Fab, will be visiting!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Gina Akers congratulations !
  5. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Today, 22nd February, was this beautiful man's birthday. Happy Bday mate! Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  6. 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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    Shelley Brown
    18/03/2017 #37 Shelley Brown
    So tragic!
    Ken Boddie
    10/03/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    #34 Proper and adequately focussed intrusive investigation, Pam, would undoubtedly help in producing a working solution (or alternatives) to cap the flow, but this would require planning and payment and undoubtedly an admission of guilt from some party or other. Not having been involved in this project it is difficult for me to comment, except to suggest that there may already be subsurface information available, awaiting the appropriate authority to have it analysed by specialists.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    10/03/2017 #35 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #31 being the victim of auto correct myself on many occasion I deciphered the message 😊
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    10/03/2017 #34 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    And they have no way of knowing or even testing for the conditions since the mud continues to flow and cover the surface, Right? It's a wait and see scenario?? Would pre-drilling surveys be able to answer the questions? If the surveys were actually done and done correctly? #30
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/03/2017 #33 Claire L Cardwell
    #32 That's great! Thanks Paul, have a super day!
    Paul Walters
    09/03/2017 #32 Paul Walters
    #28 @Claire L Cardwell great schedule pretty busy while I am there but will make time however if we do miss each other I will be in London for the whole of July
    Ken Boddie
    09/03/2017 #31 Ken Boddie
    For 'recreated' read 'be created'. Out damned autocorrect!
    Ken Boddie
    09/03/2017 #30 Ken Boddie
    #29 The short answer, Pam, is yes, no, or maybe. Your scenario is possible if the fluid has enough soil particles ejected to leave voids behind in the subsurface strata, and if these voids are large enough and shallow enough to initiate and propagate subsidence so that bridging cannot be sustained. Alternatively, if the fluid is ejected from pressurised pores in the strata, then extensive voids may not recreated and hence subsidence will not occur.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/03/2017 #29 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I just keep thinking about this post. @Ken Boddie , you're the geologist. What happens when that much mud is displaced underground and isn't the weight putting pressure on the surface? Sounds like the makings of a huge sink hole as the pressure causes the surface to collapse into the voids created underground. Is that possible? If that happens wouldn't the ocean of mud suddenly be sucked back into the earth?
    Claire L Cardwell
    08/03/2017 #28 Claire L Cardwell
    #27 That would be great @Paul Walters! It's good timing as I will be in the UK in July/August so will still be here when you come over. @Gert Scholtz has suggested that we get together with @Ian Weinberg for a South African Bees Braai. Hopefully we will be able to round up some more SA Bees to join us.
    Paul Walters
    08/03/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    #26 @Claire L Cardwell Tis a sobering place !! In fact many places in Indonesia can be sobering when one sees the man made destruction! Kalimantan, northern Sumatra to name just two. However there are some jaw droppingly beautiful places here...c'mon over . By the way I will be in Jhb mid June so lets meet up...what say you?
    Claire L Cardwell
    08/03/2017 #26 Claire L Cardwell
    The media silence on this disaster has been remarkable.... Am sharing this everywhere! Thanks for the article @Paul Walters the image of the drowning statues was haunting to say the least....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/02/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #19 Couldn't agree more @Pamela 🐝 Williams. It's greedy men (and some women) who put money above everything, including human life. It sickens me.
    Paul Walters
    25/02/2017 #24 Paul Walters
    #23 @Ken Boddie Thanks for this Ken . Tis a tragedy !!!
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #23 Ken Boddie
    I must admit to having quite forgotten about this Indo disaster, Paul. No surprises that in big buck multi-national industrial activity, 'would've' and 'could've' are often buried in a similarly smothering sea of beaurocratic 'mud', along with the processes of environmental reparation and rightful compensation. Those seeking further info may benefit from the following links:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidoarjo_mud_flow
    http://www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2013/s3751758.htm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5408850.stm
    http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/the-bizarre-appeal-of-indonesias-devastated-mud-villages/news-story/b080758a2fcc1a969ca823ddd7d47e74

    The last link above has some interesting photos and a video.
    Paul Walters
    25/02/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #21 so true @Aurorasa Sima I am trying to get this piece circulated to as big an audience as I can. 60,000 displaced people need the recognition they deserve ! Thanks for stopping by and commenting !
    Robert Cormack
    22/02/2017 #20 Robert Cormack
    Excellent post, @Paul Walters. The Lapindo family is directly responsible and, despite a decline in their fortunes, they should be held accountable (which I'm sure they won't be). Too often, ecological disasters are written off as just that, despite cases where it's obviously man-made. Great reporting.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/02/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #17 Perfect Lisa, that was my thought exactly! Maybe I'll add it to mine as well. It would be awesome if it went viral. Maybe people would stop and think about oil drilling above and beyond the money. So sick of hearing about the money. I'd rather be poor!!!!
    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.
  7. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Building Green?  Here's some tips.
    Building Green? Here's some tips.In South Africa we have had 2 years of unusually warm weather and a drought. Β The coal reserves are set to run out by 2020. Β It is now vitally important to be environmentally aware and active. Β According to the Zero Energy Project, the construction...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    02/03/2017 #20 Claire L Cardwell
    @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven - even small changes like not leaving your T.V. etc. on standby can make a huge difference. My Dad once told me that leaving devices on standby and phone chargers plugged in all the time can add at least 15% to your energy bill a month!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    01/03/2017 #19 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #18 Agreed. I had a free energy audit on my home. It didn't realize how much energy I was wasn't over simple this. Many were such list in your article.
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/03/2017 #18 Claire L Cardwell
    Me too @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! Even the small changes we can make re our water usage and using LEDs rather than incandescent lights will go a long way to saving our planet.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    27/02/2017 #17 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Thanks @Claire L Cardwell I love the tips you have in this buzz. The world is beautiful and I hope we can help keep it this way as long as possible.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/02/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Claire L Cardwell, interesting and extremely informative. I had no idea air conditioning began in 1902!
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - I've just spotted this link :- The end of air conditioning? Asia architects use green solutions to cool buildings
    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/31/architecture/t3-architecture-asia-bioclimatic-architecture/
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #14 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Have an awesome day!
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #13 Claire L Cardwell
    Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - these aren't my photos - I will post some soon, they are taken with a small digital camera - I was using film up until I couldn't get it anymore.... I am saving up for a 'back' that will fit on my long lens. I get most of my images that I use in my posts from Free Images.com. As far as A/C is concerned I used to live in Singapore with my parents when I was a teenager. We lived in an old colonial house with deep eaves, very high ceilings and a really v. good cross flow of air. The Lounge was open on three sides. The living rooms were also quite large. However it was a different story at night - the bedrooms were small and only had one window, so we couldn't just rely on a ceiling fan. The trouble is that most houses today are not designed that way and get uncomfortably hot in the summer months. All I can suggest is that you get good insulation in your roof....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great info @Claire L Cardwell! I am addicted to my A/C during the hot/humid months. What do people do in order to keep their homes cool and free from a lot of humidity, there must be solutions for that too. Using Central Air really costs a lot of money when the electric bill arrives. The photos I see you post, are some of them yours? I love photography, would love to see more of yours!
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #11 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Have a fantastic day!
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    Awesome @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt - looking forward to your buzz, please tag me when you publish. Have an awesome day!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    You can gauge the pricing and see if it is feasible...I am good at working numbers and revenue
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #7 I think I will upload the concept on Bebee, and update the dpr as per SA laws..Different from India :)

    Make it country centric...Financial inclusion and upliftment of waste collectors.
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #7 Claire L Cardwell
    #6 This sounds awesome @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt and could be used here in SA very effectively. Please send me more details.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #6 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #5 it does, it is essential for the Developed countries and critical for developing countries.

    I had submitted a paper here, lobbying didn't get it started. Idea was simple

    Public toilets which produce power and compost ...But the special part was cashless incentives for waste collectors and green tops for air pollution, plus they could sell it to the grid or electric vehicles.

    Functional, possible, sustainable with low maintenance on far off areas in tourist places, villages, highways etc.

    Does it appeal to you. If yes we can discuss.
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt - v. pleased you enjoyed my article. It makes commercial sense to build green and in many cases now it costs the same (or can be even cheaper) to construct an environmentally friendly building. There are many health benefits for the people living & working in green buildings - check out http://climatenewsnetwork.net/people-and-planet-benefit-from-green-buildings/
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg! Have an awesome day!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I was with an EPC company and built their RSVP, waste management and environmental services business prior to their IPO.

    I think many ideas that are gathering dust could be resurrected with your help.

    Great buzz.
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks @David B. Grinberg! Glad you enjoyed the article. There have been studies recently that demonstrate that there are many benefits to a green building, apart from the energy saving aspect,

    "Studies into 69,000 buildings βˆ’ homes, offices and factories βˆ’ in 150 countries show that there are fewer illnesses among residents and workers, who report they are more comfortable and happier. Employers also find they are more productive. Companies that opt for β€œgreen” buildings gain because workers stay longer in their jobs and have fewer absences, while recruitment is easier because new employees are attracted to environmentally-friendly buildings."

    http://climatenewsnetwork.net/people-and-planet-benefit-from-green-buildings/
    David B. Grinberg
    01/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this excellent advice, Claire. I've noticed here in the USA that many building are "going green" by having grass and plants covering the roof. I think that's catching on. Hopefully, mega corporations will think long and hard about the important issues you identified. We all need to remember that you can't fool Mother Nature!
  8. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Food for thoughts ... Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
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  9. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    23/01/2017
    Len Rosen
    U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming
    www.21stcentech.com Geoengineering by carbon capture and sequestration, and discharged aerosols discussed in U.S. report. No mention of commercial uses of...
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  10. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    A new approach on fusion power could finally create limitless clean energy
    grendz.com In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in development that almost sounds too good to be true: nuclear fusion. If it works, fusion power offers vast amounts of...
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  11. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    12/01/2017
    Len Rosen
    A New Use for Oil Sands Wastewater: Extracting Lithium for Batteries
    www.21stcentech.com MGX and PurLucid Treatment Solutions create lithium extraction technology that recovers it from oil sands steam-assisted gravity...
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  12. Frank Geisler

    Frank Geisler

    21/12/2016
    Follow the frog?

    "Du musst nicht ans Ende der Welt gehen, um den Regenwald zu retten." - so zumindest verspricht es das gut gemachte Video der Rainforest Alliance:
    Follow the Frog
    Follow the Frog You don't have to go to the ends of the Earth to save the rainforest. Just Follow the Frog! Shop for Rainforest Alliance Certified products here:...
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  13. David B. Grinberg
    This drastic ice melting and rising sea levels should be of concern to every living thing on planet Earth. Do YOU agree?
    David B. Grinberg
    The Arctic is reeling from its warmest year since at least 1900
    mashable.com This was the Arctic's warmest year on...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I made a comment on @Irene Hackett's share on LI about a google engineer using maps to save redwoods near Santa Cruz and had a Geophysicist look at my profile.

    We must be concerned.

    But since we have the in-fighting dynamic - we could agree to focus on the things that are clearly, undeniably due to the actions of humans, like monoculture industrial agriculture and deforestation both of which lead to desertification which has unbalanced the carbon and moisture cycles of the planet.

    Time to start doing things one by one consistently and we will get to a tipping point where we stop the destruction and begin to reverse it.
  14. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    08/12/2016
    Len Rosen
    An Update on Ways to Stop Methane Emitting Cows
    www.21stcentech.com Seaweed feed may be livestock farmers' secret weapon for reducing agriculture's methane and GHG contribution to global...
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  15. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    08/12/2016
    Len Rosen
    Gizmos & Gadgets: Argentinian Invents Methane Gathering Backpack for Cows
    www.21stcentech.com Argentinians come up with a backpack for cows to capture up to 300 liters of methane per day from a single animal, enough to power a...
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  16. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    22/10/2016
    Len Rosen
    World Youth Get Climate Change – Too Bad Old Politicians Can’t Say The Same
    www.21stcentech.com 3 presidential debates and not a question from journalists or citizens about climate change. New research points to long-term...
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  17. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    15/10/2016
    Len Rosen
    International Aviation Body Adopts Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Jet Travel
    www.21stcentech.com ICAO meets in Montreal with 190 nations signing plan to become carbon neutral beginning in 2020 and reduce CO2 emissions by 63% in...
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  18. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    15/10/2016
    Len Rosen
    Dams Have an Unintended Consequence: Methane Emissions
    www.21stcentech.com Produce 1.3% of global greenhouse gases annually. That is greater than all emissions produced by...
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  19. ProducerGina Akers

    Gina Akers

    23/09/2016
    Support History, Heritage & Green Spaces
    Support History, Heritage & Green Spaceshttps://m.facebook.com/LoveLydiardTrust/To all my wonderful connections I need help with a important cause, please can you like The Love Lydiard Trust on Facebook:https://m.facebook.com/LoveLydiardTrustPlease also follow @LoveLydiard on Twitter to...
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    Bennoura Hamza
    08/11/2016 #1 Bennoura Hamza
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  20. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    31/08/2016
    Len Rosen
    Three β€œPs” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 2: Politics
    www.21stcentech.com Politics as usual is not solving climate change, population growth, and many other problems we face. We need to change political...
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  21. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    31/08/2016
    Len Rosen
    3 β€œPs” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 1: Population
    www.21stcentech.com World's population by 2050 to exceed 10 billion but African growth may push number even higher straining climate and...
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  22. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    19/08/2016
    Len Rosen
    What Happens When the Daily High Temperature Outside Exceeds 50 Celsius?
    www.21stcentech.com Goddard Institute for Space Studies gathers 6,300 climate data sources to declare last 10 months the hottest ever recorded on...
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  23. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    19/08/2016
    Len Rosen
    Range Anxiety Overblown When Talking About Electric Vehicle Performance
    www.21stcentech.com Study by MIT researchers shows most average daily commutes less than the range of current fleet of EVs using Nissan Leaf as a...
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  24. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    01/08/2016
    Len Rosen
    We Need More Input to Understand What the Delta Between 1.5 and 2.0 Means in Global Warming
    www.21stcentech.com Authors call for scientific community to get to work on climate models for a 1.5 C warmer world to meet 2018 deadline under...
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  25. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    30/07/2016
    Len Rosen
    The New Goal of Governments in an Age of Climate Change: Build a Circular Economy
    www.21stcentech.com Applying circular economic principles in business can half the COP21 target of keeping warming to no more than 1.5...
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