Edwidge Danticat Recalls Past Experiences With Hurricanes In Native Haiti – Repeating Islands

DANTICAT: Well, like everyone in Haiti right now and in years past who have experienced hurricanes, you tend to think that it’s something that happens once in a while. It’s not going to happen this year. And I felt that when I was a child in Haiti, and I feel that now living in Florida, where we’re also in the crosshairs. I think back to sort of my whole journey through – with hurricanes, and they seem to be getting just much more devastating for the poorest places. And that’s something, I think, we also have to address in the conversations about poverty, development and also climate change.

Source: Edwidge Danticat Recalls Past Experiences With Hurricanes In Native Haiti – Repeating Islands

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UK Sends Highly Active Nuclear Waste Back to Switzerland | Mining Awareness +

As part of the Vitrified Residue Return (VRR) programme, the UK is returning highly active waste (HAW) in the form of vitrified residues to Switzerland.The VRR programme involves Sellafield Ltd working in partnership with International Nuclear Services (INS) to return HAW to the countries of origin.This is the second of the two planned consignments for Switzerland. The waste results from the reprocessing and recycling of spent nuclear fuel at the Sellafield site, which had previously been used to produce electricity by utilities in Switzerland.

Source: UK Sends Highly Active Nuclear Waste Back to Switzerland | Mining Awareness +

In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil* | Hwaairfan’s Blog

All of us who over-consume must pay a price in the grand scheme of life. The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is sacred ground, deemed so by the births of millions of animals over thousands of years. And my people, Gwich’in, are there today only because of the spiritual bond we have with the Porcupine caribou herd. In our culture the caribou give themselves to us so that we may survive. We are humbled. Each of us humans should walk with that humbleness, knowing that it is ultimately this massive cycle of life that provides us with what we need to survive: clean air and water, soil to grow our gardens, and the fish and wildlife on which many of us depend.All life is sacred. We all want to live, to experience the gift of creation—this great mystery we are all a part of. Truly we are related. You and I are brother and sister. We are related to the caribou, and whales, and polar bears; we are even related to the birch trees, and the forget-me-nots, and the tundra grass. Shalak naii, my relatives—let us carry this knowledge in our hearts and minds as we continue on our respective journeys. And hai’choo to you who are working so tirelessly for our future generations!

Source: In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil* | Hwaairfan’s Blog

October 13 Energy News | geoharvey

China’s wind energy developers are flying high, a report shows. The study by Bank of China International is predicting wind power related companies to see profits soar between 25 and 64 per cent in the rest of this year, on the heels of eight newly commissioned ultra-high-voltage power lines across the country. [South China Morning Post]¶

A report from Queensland says the state can reach a renewable energy target, which the governing Coalition dismisses as expensive and reckless, with little subsidy, and no impact on reliability. At the same time, renewables can reduce costs to consumers, create jobs, add new industries and add to economic growth. [RenewEconomy]¶

A nuclear and environmental specialist at the University of Oxford, has accused the UK Government of backing the Hinkley nuclear power plant “at almost any price” as a means of “hiding the true costs” of Trident nuclear weapons renewal, concealing the cost of nuclear weapon

Source: October 13 Energy News | geoharvey

Fukushima cleanup talks put Tepco survival risk in focus — Bloomberg | Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates

The cost to insure debt in Japan’s biggest utility climbed to a seven-month high of 89 basis points on Oct. 5 after President Naomi Hirose said after a meeting in Tokyo with a government commission that the company is asking for help in avoiding financial ruin. Tepco has already received state aid for compensation and decontamination.The March 2011 nuclear accident and its fallout will ultimately cost more than 11 trillion yen ($106 billion), according to a study by academics including Kenichi Oshima, a professor of economics at Ritsumeikan University. Tepco has estimated that decommissioning alone will cost about 2 trillion yen. Investors should hold off buying bonds of other utilities until there is more clarity on how the government will close the Fukushima plant, according to BNP Paribas SA.

Source: Fukushima cleanup talks put Tepco survival risk in focus — Bloomberg | Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates

Federation estimates Fukushima nuke plant cleanup costs, redress may rise to ¥8 trillion — The Japan Times | Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates

” An industry group has estimated costs for decontamination work at the disaster-struck Fukushima nuclear plant and compensation for nuclear damage to be around ¥8 trillion ($77.10 billion) more than the current official projection, a source said Thursday.The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, which consists of the country’s 10 electric power companies, has informally asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to use state funds to cover the extra costs, the source also said.

Source: Federation estimates Fukushima nuke plant cleanup costs, redress may rise to ¥8 trillion — The Japan Times | Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates

Turmeric Cooler: The Drink That Can Replace Advil. – The Militant Negro™

Turmeric is probably one of the most-studied spices in the world, and the more modern science learns about it, the more truly amazing this spice is in regards to therapeutic value. It is believed that curcumin, one of the main active ingredients in turmeric, can help treat Alzheimer’s disease and prevent cancer due to its strong antioxidant properties.And it is also a wonderful way to treat chronic pain. Many people do not realize this, but a lot of pain is caused by inflammation throughout the body, which is the body’s way of trying to heal itself. If inflammation can be treated, therefore, patients can experience a higher degree of comfort. And turmeric is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatories in existence. As a matter of fact, in one study in which patients with arthritis took turmeric supplements versus an NSAID (like Advil), the patients taking the turmeric reported less pain and stiffness in the joints than those taking the NSAID – and all without side effects!Although it is possible to take turmeric supplements, using the fresh root gives the fullest benefits. Below is a fantastic and easy-to-make juice recipe which takes full advantage of the healing properties of this amazing spice.

Source: Turmeric Cooler: The Drink That Can Replace Advil. – The Militant Negro™

GINGER TEA: DISSOLVES KIDNEY STONES, CLEANSES LIVER AND KILLS CANCER CELLS – RECIPE – Newz Magazine

Drinking ginger tea beats cold and flu more efficiently than any other medicine. It also provides a great number of other health benefits.”

GINGER TEA BENEFITS

Improves circulation due to its warming properties.
Provides the body with the necessary oxygen, vitamins and minerals.
Relieves headache, pain and sore muscles.
Dissolves kidney stones.
Cleanses the liver.
Prevents and kills cancer cells.
Reduces the risk of stroke.

GINGER TEA RECIPE
Ingredients:
¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric
Coconut milk
Organic honey
A cup of water

Source: GINGER TEA: DISSOLVES KIDNEY STONES, CLEANSES LIVER AND KILLS CANCER CELLS – RECIPE – Newz Magazine

Tetra Tech Falsifies Radiation Soil Samples at Cleanup Site – Evades Minuscule Fine Proving US NRC Runs Nuclear Nursery School | Mining Awareness +

The violation involves the failure by Tetra Tech to make surveys that were reasonable to evaluate concentrations and potential radiological hazards of residual radioactivity. Specifically, a radiation control technician and a radiation task supervisor deliberately falsified soil sample records by taking soil samples from areas not designated as part of the target area and by completing forms with inaccurate information on a number of occasions in late 2011 through mid-2012…In July, NRC issued a notice of violation and proposed a $7,000 civil penalty.” BECAUSE IT’S US NRC NURSERY SCHOOL: “In response, Tetra Tech informed the agency that they were interested in the use of the ADR session to resolve the matter…” (See document at page bottom.)

Source: Tetra Tech Falsifies Radiation Soil Samples at Cleanup Site – Evades Minuscule Fine Proving US NRC Runs Nuclear Nursery School | Mining Awareness +

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