Humans Need Not Apply or Rise of the Robots – 15 minute video highlighting the trend of work automation of that affects nearly everyone
World’s largest swimming pool in Chile – absurd? you be the judge
Fukushima update- although the Western media hasn’t covered it for a long time, the crisis continues
California halts injection of fracking waste- it’s about time they did this; it’s crazy to be fracking at all in the midst of a terrible drought
Tiny bug destroying orange crops- expect the price of OJ to skyrocket if this keeps up
Obama signs into law new protections for the ocean
President Obama has unveiled new measures aimed at protecting marine life from pollution and over-fishing. The United States will create the world’s largest ocean preserves by expanding federally protected waters in the Pacific Ocean. In a video message to the State Department’s “Our Oceans” summit, Obama also unveiled new curbs on illegal fishing.
President Obama: “Today, I’m building on that progress by directing the federal government to create a national strategy to combat black market fishing that threatens our oceans, undermines our economy, and often supports dangerous criminals. And like Presidents Clinton and Bush before me, I’m going to use my authority as president to protect some of our most precious marine landscapes, just like we do for mountains and rivers and forests. These are just a few of the steps the United States is taking to keep our oceans strong and healthy.”
Under Obama’s plan, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument would expand from 87,000 square miles to more than 782,000 square miles. (from Democracy Now, June 19th)
First ever ban for plastic microbeads in Illinois a good step to curb useless pollution
The hellish pit of Turkmenistan could be next tourist trap
Russia cutting off gas to Ukraine on Monday
Russia/China gas deal a major roadblock to the success BC LNG? You read and be the judge….