Archives for Environment

Dolphins Save Humans from Shark Attack

Here is an interesting true story about how a group of humans were saved from a shark attack by a group of dolphins.

The Next Flu Pandemic…

This article provides some interesting details on the leading candidate for the next flu pandemic, which is overdue, and appears to be brewing in Asia. Unlike normal flu’s pandemic strains seem to have an uncanny ability to kill off people in the prime of their lives, by causing the immune system to go so far into overdrive that it actually kills the host as well as the virus.… Read More “The Next Flu Pandemic…”

Russian Doc Predicts Bird-Flu Will Kill 1 Billion; Possibly This Year…

A Russian academician has predicted that bird-flu will stem to humans and kill up to one billion people around the world within 6 months of an outbreak. He says it is highly probable that a pandemic could take place within the next year.… Read More “Russian Doc Predicts Bird-Flu Will Kill 1 Billion; Possibly This Year…”

What Lies Beneath Lake Vostok?

Deep beneath the South Pole ice-cap is a strange fresh water lake — Lake Vostok. Lake Vostok is the subject of intense speculation, debate and strange conspiracy rumors. Because it hasn’t been exposed to our atmosphere since at least the last ice-age, it may contain ancient microorganisms that do not exist anywhere else on our planet.… Read More “What Lies Beneath Lake Vostok?”

C02 Build-Up Surprises Scientists…

Recent data indicates that the pace of C02 buildup in the atmosphere is moving faster than expected, raising speculation of the dreaded “feedback effect” kicking in. Computer simulations have predicted this, now it may be happening — or it may just be a temporary anomaly.… Read More “C02 Build-Up Surprises Scientists…”

A Scary Article Explaining Imminent Rapid Climate Change

Just read an interesting article about the coming end of the world, in which the author traces the recent history of rapid climate change, government cover ups, and secret preparations for the polar ice-cap melting which now seems pretty much inevitable.… Read More “A Scary Article Explaining Imminent Rapid Climate Change”

US Army Food… Just Add Urine

The US Army has developed a new way to enable soldiers to carry less water. They have created rehydratable food rations that come in a wrapping that is actually a sophisticated semi-permeable membrane. So to rehydrate the food, soldiers can simply pee on it, or even pour dirty water on it if that’s all that is around.… Read More “US Army Food… Just Add Urine”

NYC Covered Up High Asbestos Levels After 911

A report has come out that the levels of asbestos in lower Manhattan were (are?) at least twice what is considered safe for humans by the FDA, and possibly worse. Levels were so high after 911 that they overloaded the tests.… Read More “NYC Covered Up High Asbestos Levels After 911”

This Just In: The Race for Magnetic Power

I just received the following internal release from a company that starts alternative energy companies (Magnetic Power, Inc., which I am an investor in). MPI has a number of interesting alternative energy devices under development. My investment was in their superconducting project (ROOTS) — which focuses on room temperature superconducing polymers.… Read More “This Just In: The Race for Magnetic Power”

Should Corporations be Democracies?

I just saw an interesting film, The Corporation, that suggests that many corporations (which legally have the same status as “persons” in the USA) could be clinically diagnosed as psychopaths. While I felt the film was a bit heavy-handed, there were many points that were quite thought-provoking.… Read More “Should Corporations be Democracies?”

Rooftop Turbine Could Give Every House Free Electricity

A new design for a rooftop turbine that is just about the size of a satellite dish is making waves in Scotland. The designers claim it pays for itself in 3 years and is guaranteed for 20 years — providing free electricity to power each household that has one.… Read More “Rooftop Turbine Could Give Every House Free Electricity”

The Devastating Effects of Shrimp

Shrimp fishing and shrimp farming are devastating the oceans. This brief report lists some of the surprising statistics related to this problem. For example, did you know that the ratio of discarded (wasted) fish to kept shrimp in a typical catch is often as high as ten to one?… Read More “The Devastating Effects of Shrimp”

Transgenic Tombstone Project Hits Snags

Yikes this one freaks me out — A project to splice the DNA of dead people to apple trees as a way to preserve people’s “essence” after death. Fortunately, it has hit some snags. I would not want to bite into an apple and find out that I was actually eating grandma!!!!… Read More “Transgenic Tombstone Project Hits Snags”

Brilliant New Electric Motor Invented in Japan

An inventor in Japan has designed a new motor that uses cleverly positioned permanent magnets to consume significantly less power than it should, and even to output more power than is put in! But before you dismiss it — read this detailed investigative article.… Read More “Brilliant New Electric Motor Invented in Japan”

First Ever Hurricane in South Atlantic – Global Warming?

For the first time in recorded history a hurricane has formed in the south Atlantic, off the coast of Brazil. Is this a precursor of coming climate changes?

Methane on Mars — Possible Sign of Life

Methane has been detected on Mars, which may indicate the presence of bacteria.

Yellowstone About to Go Boom?

Of course I’ve been tracking this one for nearly a year already, but now that mainstream press is discussing this I guess it’s ok to post it here without you all thinking I’m a wacko. The fact is that there are serious rumblings and changes taking place at Yellowstone and nobody knows what could happen — but there is at least the theoretical potential for a truly massive hydrothermal explosion — big enough to have national or even global consequences.… Read More “Yellowstone About to Go Boom?”

We've Already Sent Life to Mars, It Turns Out…

It turns out that we’ve already sent life to Mars, and it may be still living there, according to a researcher who has studied the decontamination methods used by NASA. Only our early Viking landers were fully heat sterilized. Subsequent missions have most likely been contaminated with bacteria from Earth.… Read More “We've Already Sent Life to Mars, It Turns Out…”

Earth on Verge of Sixth Mass Extinction

Scientists are charting an alarming trend in the rate of species exctinction that mirrors previous mass extinction patterns, such as the decline of the dinosaurs. Read More “Earth on Verge of Sixth Mass Extinction”

One of World's Leading Insurers Warns of Global Warming Catastrophe

One of the World’s leading insurers is warning that global warming is going to get dramatically worse and may result in economic losses equivalent to one World Trade Center disaster, annually. Read the article.

Secret Pentagon Report Leaked: Warns of Coming Climate Change, British Ice-Age, Riots, Nuclear War

A leaked secret report by top Pentagon analysts claims that within 20 years Britain could become “Siberian” and Major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas. In addition the report warns of nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting around the world as massive climate changes reshape the planet.… Read More “Secret Pentagon Report Leaked: Warns of Coming Climate Change, British Ice-Age, Riots, Nuclear War”

DuPont Chemical Found in Blood of 96% of People in USA

Amazing new research finds that C-8, a chemical produced exclusively by DuPont, has mysteriously found its way into the flesh of dolphins and cormorants, 5 percent of the bread, green beans and ground beef sampled in southern US states, and even in the blood of 96% of the people in the USA.

Pentagon Now Considering "Rapid Climate Change" as National Security Threat

The Pentagon is now considering the possibility of “rapid climate change” as soon as even two decades in the future as a potential new “national security threat.” Research has shown that previous ice-ages were not gradual — rather they were sudden catastrophes — possibly triggered when the global environment reached a certain critical state.… Read More “Pentagon Now Considering "Rapid Climate Change" as National Security Threat”

Researchers Discover Secret to Splitting Water: New Way to Extract Hydrogen

Researchers have come up with a new way to split water molecules, based on studying plants. This may provide a new way to produce hydrogen fuel.

1 Billion Birds Die in USA Every Year from Flying Into Plate Glass Windows…

This article presents an astonishing statistic — over 1 billion birds in the USA alone die every year by flying into plate glass windows and skyscrapers that are covered with glass. It turns out there is a solution to this however.… Read More “1 Billion Birds Die in USA Every Year from Flying Into Plate Glass Windows…”

A Plant that Detects Landmines

Danish researchers have developed a plant changes color when its roots come in contact with explosives. They are proposing that this plant could be used to detect buried landmines. Of course that would require that this plant was growing pretty much everywhere in certain regions that are rife with landmines.… Read More “A Plant that Detects Landmines”

Proposal for One-Way Trip to Mars

Paul Davies has put forth an interesting proposal for a one-way trip to Mar as the most cost-effective way to establish a permanent human presence on Mars. It’s a smart and novel idea.

Scientists Discuss How to Save Earth

A group of climatologists met recently in England to discuss how to save the Earth from global warming. Rather than actually doing something to stop the emission of greenhouse gasses — they proposed a giant space shield and a bunch of other insane ideas.… Read More “Scientists Discuss How to Save Earth”

Bush's Mars Initiative

I admit it. I’m a total sucker for things like this. If the Bush Administration commits to sending a manned mission to Mars, or even just putting a permanent base on the Moon, it would definitely be a point in their favor in my mind.… Read More “Bush's Mars Initiative”

Humans Should Intentionally Seed Life on Mars. Why We Must Start Now.

Here’s a wildly unexpected proposal that just popped into my brain: Humanity should intentionally contaminate Mars with Earth lifeforms — as soon as possible! The benefits vastly outweigh any concerns to the contrary. Indeed, it may be the smartest thing our species ever does.… Read More “Humans Should Intentionally Seed Life on Mars. Why We Must Start Now.”