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Before Renewable Power Plant is Completed, Geothermal Overtakes Hydro in Kenya PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:40

By Isaiah Esipisu

 
Five wellheads in Olkaria, in Kenya's Rift Valley region. Credit I. Esipisu/IPS

Five wellheads in Olkaria, in Kenya's Rift Valley region. Credit I. Esipisu/IPS

OLKARIA, Kenya, Oct 20 2015 (IPS) - In its quest to generate more reliable, climate-friendly electric energy, Kenya has become the first country in the world to make use of temporary geothermal wellheads, which are currently injecting an extra 56 megawatts into the national grid.

According to engineers at the Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen), it takes a number of years to construct a single geothermal power plant, because it has to be fed by steam from several wells, which are often drilled and left open for years awaiting completion of the main plant.

“We are taking advantage of these single wells to generate power using the steam, which would otherwise have gone to waste while the main plant is being constructed,” said Johnson Ndege, the Chief Engineer in charge of wellheads at KenGen.

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2015 WORLD FOOD DAY; GLOBAL PETITION CALLING FOR THE BANNING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD AND CROPS PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 16 October 2015 14:22
 
 

by Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Projecr, Ecological Rights Association *

 

PLEASE SIGN A PETITION; AT 

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/the-un-general-assembly-institute-a-global-ban-on-genetically-engineered-food-and-crops

 

Also See Excellent site on GE- free Zones

https://www.change.org/p/the-un-general-assembly-institute-a-global-ban-on-genetically-engineered-food-and-crops/u/7066660

 

Genetically engineered food and crops have contaminated the Global food system and undermined food security and must be banned.The institutional Collusion, in relation to genetically engineered food and crops, among corporations, governments, universities and regulatory agencies has been endemic; this collusion has sadly spread to certain scientific publications.  For the sake of food security for present and future generations: (i) this collusion must end; (ii) the precautionary principle must be invoked, (iv) genetically engineered food and crops, banned; (v) the charters of Monsanto et al, revoked; and (vi) charges of gross/criminal negligence against these corporations, levied.

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Over 40 Rodent Feeding Studies Show Genetically Modified Food is Disastrous to Health PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 09 October 2015 16:52

By Christina Sarich

Global Research, October 09, 2015

Natural Society Theme: 

GMO Free USA has published a listing of more than 40 rodent studies showing that animals fed GM corn and soy suffer dire results.

For those who say there is no ‘science’ to prove that GMOs are unsafe, I enjoin them to peruse the following list. [1]

Among the ailments suffered by the rats fed Roundup Ready or Bt-toxin GM-feed were:

  • Increased intestinal infections
  • High cholesterol
  • Birth defects
  • Weight-increase and higher incidence of mortality
  • Organ pathologies in the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries, testes, and adrenals
  • Major issues with both the intestinal tracts and immunity of the animals tested

And why again are we still eating GM food? These studies suggest they should all be banned as Russia is doing – if not at least labeled.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015 23:11
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SDG GOAL 9 INFRASTRUCTURE - TRANSPORTATION- MOVING AWAY FROM CAR DEPENDENCY PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 16:16
SDG GOAL 9 INFRASTRUCTURE - TRANSPORTATION- MOVING AWAY FROM CAR DEPENDENCY
 
By Joan Russow
Global Compliance Research Project
 
Image result for image Alternative transportation
 
A review of previous references in international instruments advocating policies on transportation and communication should promote desired patterns of development to satisfy the needs of the majority of the population, b to assure the distribution of activities to favour mass transportation, and to reduce congestion and pollution by motor vehicles.....
 
 In the Annex will be references to infrastructure as proposed in Habitat II
 
 
 The active development of a system of public transportation with adequate incentives for its use in preference to individual use of motor vehicles;....(vi) Provide for the separation of pedestrian and motor circulation, as well as separate paths for bicycles, and other categories of vehicular traffic; 
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015 05:14
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Monsanto knew all along! Secret studies reveal the truth of Roundup toxicity PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 20 September 2015 10:31

By Richard Gale & Gary Null / Progressive Radio Network

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2985458/monsanto_knew_all_along_secret_studies_reveal_the_truth

18th September 2015

 
 
 

Forty years ago Monsanto carried out detailed studies of glyphosate and Roundup toxicity, write Richard Gale & Gary Null. But they have remained buried in filing cabinets ever since. Now a determined scientist has breached the wall of secrecy - and all the evidence is that Monsanto knew just how toxic its products were all along, while claiming they were 'safe as lemonade'.

What busted the tobacco companies was not the scientific evidence piling up outside the industry. Rather it was its crimes of omission about cigarettes' health risks within the industry. The industry's own research prosecuted itself.
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2015 10:34
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SDG GOAL 6: MUST INCLUDE THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE WATER AND SANITATION PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 September 2015 15:50

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

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2010 water March  in Cochbamba

http://ayya2cochabamba.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/april-15th-march-to-commemorate-10-years-since-the-water-wars/

 

SDG 6 Ensure availability and sustainable mananagement and sanitation for all

At the 2010 Conference On Wzter, in Cochabamba, there was not only discussion of the human right to water but the right of water itself. 

 

In 2010, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly agreed to a resolution declaring the human right to “safe and clean drinking water and sanitation”

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015 16:08
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The Great Quake and the Great Drowning PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 18 September 2015 03:45

Indigenous people’s terrifying tsunami stories are a history and a warning.

 
 

Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight.

 

 

Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight.

Illustration by Jeffrey Veregge

This article is from Hakai magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems.

In the year 1700, on Jan. 26 at 9 at night, in what is now Northern California, Earthquake was running up and down the coast. His feet were heavy, and when he ran, he shook the ground so much it sank down and the ocean poured in. “The earth would quake and quake again and quake again,” said the Yurok people. “And the water was flowing all over.” The people went to the top of a hill, wearing headbands of woodpecker feathers, so they could dance a jumping dance that would keep the earthquake away and return them to their normal lives. But then they looked down and saw the water covering their village and the whole coast; they knew they could never make the world right again.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015 03:50
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SDG GOAL 3: A REVIEW OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 05:58

SDG GOAL 3: A REVIEW OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance research Project

 

 

Social Determinants Model

 

 

GOAL 3: ENSURE HEALTHY LIVES AND PROMOTE WELL-BEING FOR ALL AT ALL AGES;

 The indicators are important but what has been left out are

the means  of achieving these indicators. For years from ICESCR, through UNCED to WSSD, commitments have been made to act on the links of health and the social and environmental determinants of health.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 08:31
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Car-Free Paris: French Capital Bans Motor Vehicles for 1 Day PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 19:00
 
 

car free paris

 

For a single day next month, locals and visitors will be able to experience Paris without motorized traffic, giving the city over to pedestrians and bikers. Free of traffic congestion, noise pollution and vehicle emissions, the Day Without Cars will transform the physical and auditory landscape, enabling views and revealing ambient sounds ordinarily drowned out by the urban cacophony on September 27th.

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Car-Free Paris: French Capital Bans Motor Vehicles for 1 Day PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 18:56
 
 

car free paris

 

For a single day next month, locals and visitors will be able to experience Paris without motorized traffic, giving the city over to pedestrians and bikers. Free of traffic congestion, noise pollution and vehicle emissions, the Day Without Cars will transform the physical and auditory landscape, enabling views and revealing ambient sounds ordinarily drowned out by the urban cacophony on September 27th.

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