Help Save The Planet One Bottle at a Time

Help Save The Planet One Bottle at a Time

By Marcus Cox For those of us in Napa who were evacuated from our homes (the Sherriff woke us up at 1 am as a wall of 100 foot high flames advanced up the hill behind our place) we will never forget how close we came to losing our precious home (many of our friends were not so lucky). From December 2017 to February 2018 over 733,639 acres burned in the USA (there are massive…

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20 years of iMac: Behind the scenes of Apple’s ‘Simplicity Shootout’ video

20 years of iMac: Behind the scenes of Apple’s ‘Simplicity Shootout’ video

Twenty years ago this Sunday, Apple introduced the first iMac to the world, a radically inventive computer that reshaped the consumer market and helped re-establish Apple as the industry leader in design and usability. Yesterday, we documented the iMac’s design evolution from 1998 through today. Samsung Gear 360 Wanting to promote the original iMac’s ease of use, Apple created a short marketing film titled Simplicity Shootout. To celebrate the iMac’s anniversary, 9to5Mac talked to the…

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Size, Trends, Share and Growth Forecast till 2022 – Pharmaceuticals

Sales of eucalyptus oil around the world are expected to reach nearly US$ 900 Mn in revenues by 2022-end. The global market discussion on eucalyptus oil industry can be found in the latest study by Fact.MR, which has been freshly added to its massive collection of research database. The report is titled “Eucalyptus Oil Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking: Global Review 2017 to 2022”, which works to enlighten the readers about the major factors prompting the…

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Indonesia’s Lack of Fish Due to Wrong Policy

Indonesia’s Lack of Fish Due to Wrong Policy

Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti. 🔊 Listen to this JAKARTA, NNC – Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) Susi Pudjiastuti said since 2001 the license to catch fish in the territory of Indonesia has been given to foreign fishermen. She also claimed she never knew about the decision. This was revealed by Minister Susi during the opening ceremony of the Second National Symposium on Shark and Ray in Indonesia at the…

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Left Should Stop Equating Labour With Work

Left Should Stop Equating Labour With Work

Guy Standing It is intellectually excusable for those on the political right to want to restrict the meaning of work to labour, or income-earning activity. It is inexcusable for those on the political left to do so. Social democrats are paying a heavy political price for having done so throughout the 20th century. They fell into their own political trap, putting the notion of Full Employment on a pedestal, when that meant little more than…

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Matt Damon-Led DOWNSIZING Coming To DVD + Blu-Ray 3/20

Matt Damon-Led DOWNSIZING Coming To DVD + Blu-Ray 3/20

Downsizing is coming on DVD + Blu-Ray! Alexander Payne’s ingenious and delightful new film marks, on first glance, a shift from character portraits such as Sideways, About Schmidt, and The Descendants, all set firmly in our present reality. But Payne’s movies have also always been social portraits, with much to say about how we live now. In Downsizing, he gives full flight both to his gift for social satire and his insight into the many…

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PEMEX Suffers $18 Billion Loss

 — Published: Friday, 2 March 2018 | Print  | Disqus  By Steve St. Angelo The situation in Mexico’s oil industry continues to rapidly disintegrate as falling oil production and rising costs resulted in an $18 billion fourth-quarter loss for the state-run oil company, PEMEX.  Part of the reason for the huge financial loss at PEMEX was the fall in the value of the Mexican Peso.  While PEMEX’s costs are in Pesos, it sells crude oil…

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Discussion of our January/February Issue | Magazine

Discussion of our January/February Issue | Magazine

Whatever you think about the events of 1968—the subject of our special January/February issue—they should not be forgotten. “I was 16 years old in 1968 and each of its larger-than-life events rocked me to the core,” Valerie Baker-Easley of Broomfield, Colorado, recalls. Joan Murray of Old Chatham, New York, doesn’t think the year “shattered” America. “‘Enlightened,’ ‘liberated’ or ‘expanded’ would have been more accurate. 1968 was a year of growth…that made us bigger and better.”…

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Our Kids Can Save The Planet — If We Teach Them How

Our Kids Can Save The Planet — If We Teach Them How

Environmental news is not exactly recommended reading for anyone hoping to remain optimistic these days. Here in the United States, all one has to do is look at our most recent hurricane season for an example of the extreme weather events occurring with increasing frequency around the world. Combined with other devastating news, such as accelerating rates of species extinction and the widespread death of our world’s coral reefs, and it’s clear our planet faces an uncertain future. I’m…

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Save The Planet

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Save The Planet

If the world’s natural resources are increasingly stressed and depleted, the silver lining may be that we’re becoming better equipped at tracking that destruction and potentially doing something about it. Cheap, widespread sensor networks, the internet of things, magnitude-improvements in computing power, open source algorithms–these all allow us to manage oceans and forests more effectively, if we want the opportunity. Artificial intelligence systems that can sense, think, learn, and act on their own could allow…

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How farming and fracking changed the US oil industry

How farming and fracking changed the US oil industry

Opinion: thanks to corn ethanol and fracking, the US is now on the cusp of achieving energy independence The modern history of the United States is inextricably linked with oil and the Middle East, but this is rapidly changing. This week, the US hit a near 50-year high in domestic oil production, further reducing its reliance on OPEC, and now looks instead to Canada for the bulk of its oil imports. While future oil trends are impossible…

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GMO Arctic Fuji apple passes another approval milestone

GMO Arctic Fuji apple passes another approval milestone

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, maker of the genetically-modified, non browning Arctic announced today their GMO Arctic Fuji has been approved by the Canadian government. The company is based in Summerland, B.C. The company’s press release: Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) third nonbrowning Arctic® apple variety, Arctic® Fuji, has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC). The CFIA and HC announced today that the Arctic® Fuji variety “did not pose a…

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Prince Charles warns ‘plastic on the menu’ in world’s fish

Prince Charles warns ‘plastic on the menu’ in world’s fish

Eight million tonnes of plastic waste are entering the world’s oceans every year Britain’s Prince Charles said that plastic is now “on the menu” in the fish we eat and called for decisive action as he opened a conference Thursday on protecting the world’s oceans. The heir to the British throne, a long-time champion of environmental causes, told the European Union-backed conference in Malta that ferocious hurricanes and coral reef loss are “wake-up” calls in…

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Sean Gallagher Launches Everyday Extinction Instagram

Sean Gallagher Launches Everyday Extinction Instagram

Grantee and National Geographic photographer Sean Gallagher launched a new Instagram project, Everyday Extinction, highlighting the mass biodiversity extinction underway around the world. In an interview with In Sight, the photography section of The Washington Post, Gallagher explains the goal behind the project: “I have been using Instagram as a key way to share environmental issues with my audience, but I realized that there was no one feed that was highlighting the biodiversity extinction crisis.” Everyday Extinction…

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