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The Nefarious Connection Between Agriculture and Our Rivers (Part 4 of 4)

By Brad Walker – Rivers Director, with illustrations and other contributions from Joe Mohr Part 4: Solutions In the three (1, 2, 3) previous segments of this series we have discussed the problems created on and within our rivers when special interests work together to manipulate the political system.

Perpetual Source Of Recharge (cartoon)

Many thanks for this one to Michael Leunig, an astute observer of Australian society. We found his cartoon on Facebook, attributed to the

Happy 45th Anniversary: Humans Land On The Moon

PlanetSave would be remiss if we didn’t say something today to recognize that 45 years ago humans first set foot on another celestial body.

Shape-Shifters, Vampires, And Chimeras Under The Sea (video)

Where did that octopus emerge from? (Gallo TED talk) Having recently visited Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 under the sea and a water creature from long ago (Lyrarapax unguispinus), we thought it might interest you to revisit what’s hiding deep in the oceans today.

Genesis Of The Energy-Saving Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (cartoon)

“That’s my story about compact fluorescents, and I’m sticking to it.” Many thanks to “I f*cking love science” for the Little Twisty family here!

First light for China’s antediluvian sea monster, Lyrarapax unguispinus

 Lyrarapax unguispinus (artist’s impression, from Nicholas Strausfeld) Paleontologists headed by the University of Arizona’s Center for Insect Science announced an amazing find yesterday in the journal Nature.

Lower Great Lakes Waterspouts Early This Summer

Great Lakes waterspouts (NOAA file photo of Lake Huron) Very common over the warm water in September, when water temperatures peak after summer months and cooler air temps start moving in, Great Lakes waterspouts are cropping up early this year because of odd cool weather this July.

The Nefarious Connection Between Agriculture and Our Rivers (Part 3 of 4)

This is part 3 of a 4 part series by Brad Walker of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment analyzing The Nefarious Connection Between Agriculture and Our Rivers.

Three Summer Supermoons Of 2014 Start Saturday

Look up this weekend, just as we advised you to for the blood moon and total lunar eclipse in April!  A “Supermoon,” one of the largest moons of the year, will come visiting.

KB Home and SunPower Collaborate on Home Solar Energy Storage

Houses in select KB Home communities located in in Irvine, El Dorado Hills, and San Diego, CA, will be able to not only generate their own clean energy with home solar power systems, but will also be able to store that energy, thanks to the pilot program in a collaboration between SunPower and KB Home.

The Nefarious Connection Between Agriculture and Our Rivers (Part 2 of 4)

This is Part 2 of a 4 Part piece series by Brad Walker of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment analyzing The Nefarious Connection Between Agriculture and Our Rivers.

Never Too Small To Change The World… (photoon)

Common illusion finally debunked. YOU’RE NEVER TOO SMALL TO CHANGE THE WORLD! Thanks for this to a recent conference photo posted by Shaun Frankson via Deborah Dupré!

Greenpeace to LEGO & Shell: Everything Is NOT Awesome

LEGO is awesome. Kids and adults have been using the iconic interlocking plastic building blocks to learn and create and entertain themselves for decades, and it’s hard to find anything not to like about LEGO.


Originally Published in the ECOreport Black Bear – Karen Laubenstein, US FWS Naramata is British Columbia’s latest Bear Smart Community. Kamloops, Squamish, Lions Bay, Whistler and Port Alberni have previously been recognized and another 20 communities are actively pursuing this status.

Pipelines: Two of BC’s Requirements

Originally Published in the ECOreport Christy Clark – Rennie Collection – Wing Sang Building – Vancouver”  - Photo kris krüg, CC by SA 2.0 The Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline, bringing diluted bitumen from Alberta to BC,  has just hit another snag.

Bizarre Japan “River Monster” NOT The World’s Largest Salamander (videos)

So are you one of the quarter-million people who have seen the Japanese giant salamander on YouTube? If so, good for you.

Fart In A Smart Car (photoon)

Ahhhhh, yes. What happens when you fart in a smart car. No further comment. Posted on Facebook by Moonalice.

Happy Independence Day! (photoon)

Thank you, MemeCollection, for the fondest of memories! Happy Independence Day! (photoon) was originally posted on: PlanetSave.

OCO-2 Set To Outfox Climate Change Denial

OCO-2 is only a little thing, about 6 ft long, 3 ft in diameter, and less than half a ton in weight (NASA/JPL-Caltech, artist’s conception).  It will be harder to deny the existence of climate change now that NASA has successfully launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.  A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California placed the satellite into its initial orbit yesterday morning in the wee hours.

Many State Governors With US House In Blocking Climate Action

On Tuesday, one big handy graphic appeared online detailing what every state governor really believes about climate change.