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Monthly Archives: March 2015


73% of Australians want Indigenous recognition in constitution – study | Australia news | The Guardian

Reposted from the Guardian: The vast majority of Australians believe that the constitution should be changed to recognise Indigenous people, and remove clauses that discriminate on the basis of race, a study by the Australian National University found. The telephone…

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Pope: Earth’s water must be protected, available to everyone – The Washington Post

The Washington Post: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is encouraging the world to ensure its water supplies are protected and available to all. Francis noted the United Nations was marking Sunday as an occasion to draw attention to water’s importance….

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Diálogo Chino | Brazil blocks State Grid plans to employ 11,000 Chinese on mega dam project

The Brazilian government is refusing to sanction a proposal by Chinese state-owned power company State Grid to send 11,000 of its employees to Brazil to work on the construction of a 2,100-kilometer power transmission line beginning at the Belo Monte…

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Government bows to oil industry with new tailings rules – Vue Weekly

Imagine, for a moment, that you happen to be in charge of a jurisdiction that claims to have world-class environmental standards and regulations. As part of that rhetoric and reputation, imagine that six years ago you put in place a…

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Rage against Rhodes heritage shifts up a gear – University World News

“After a week of student protest, the University of Cape Town’s vice-chancellor has given the clearest indication yet that he believes the controversial statue of Cecil John Rhodes should be moved from its “pride of place, at the focal point…

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Roots Up’s Dew Collector greenhouse provides veggies and water in Ethiopia Roots Up Greenhouse – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

The dome-like greenhouse is activated when temperatures increase in the noon sun, causing water to evaporate and rise. With the humidity contained, the top point of the structure catches this evaporation before it’s able to escape into the atmosphere. As night…

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How Local Communities Are Dismantling Corporate Rule | EnergyFanatics.com

In the following three short videos, Peak Moment TV interviews community rights educator Paul Cienfuegos about effective ways to prevent big corporations from destroying local family farms and our freedom using the power of Natural Law and civil law. The…

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PIK PR: Global warming brings more snow to Antarctica – makere@ualberta.ca – University of Alberta Mail

Press Release, Potsdam Institute Although it sounds paradoxical, rising temperatures might result in more snowfall in Antarctica. Each degree of regional warming could increase snowfall on the ice continent by about 5 percent, an international team of scientists led by…

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Canadian government pushing First Nations to give up land rights for oil and gas profits | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian

Canadian government pushing First Nations to give up land rights for oil and gas profits | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian.

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Our Renewable Future Post Carbon Institute

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy (7000 words, about 25 minutes reading time) Folks who pay attention to energy and climate issues are regularly treated to two competing depictions of society’s energy options.* On one hand,…

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