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Despite assertions by its detractors that wind energy would not survive an earthquake or tsunami the Japanese wind industry is still functioning and helping to keep the lights on during the Fuksuhima crisis. Mr. Ueda, the leader of the International Committee of the Japan World Power Association & Japan Wind Energy Association, confirms that most of the […]
Many poor Zambians are having difficulty gaining access to drugs such as ARVs that treat AIDS and other illnesses such as Tuberculosis and Malaria due to the corruption in their government. Over one million of Zambia’s 10 million population carries the virus that causes AIDS. However, thanks to the anti-corruption efforts of organizations such as […]
According to information presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, people who have been exposed to an organic mineral called erionite found in over 300 miles of North Dakota road have a significantly increased risk of developing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a malignant form of lung cancer that develops from the protective lining […]
The technological advancement of artificial nighttime lighting is creating harmful effects on human health and the environment. Recent scientific studies show how the glare in the sky (light pollution) emits carbon dioxide and interferes with a nitrate radical that normally during the night… breaks down airborne chemicals that lead to smog and ozone. This cleansing […]
Lurking on the east bank of the Hudson River, the frail Indian Point nuclear plant has made headlines before due to its faulty emergency cooling system that was deemed “…certain to fail” by nuclear engineers. According to engineers, the head company Entergy has known about its mechanical issues and lackluster nuclear meltdown plan for over […]