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New Zealand: High Levels of E-Coli Found in Creek that Runs Into Treasured Springs

May 14th, 2017

Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve. — There is video of the manure slurry feeding into the crystal clear water over Scroll down to the 28 April entry, if you dare. Via: Stuff: High E-coli levels have been […]

New Zealand: Ongoing Dairy Pollution of Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve

April 17th, 2017

Disclosure: I am involved with the effort to bring attention to the pollution and water take issues at Te Waikoropupu Springs Reserve. — Intensive dairy farming is destroying freshwater resources around New Zealand. It turns out the crown jewel of them all, a national treasure and a globally unique ecosystem is now threatened. How does […]

Britain Begins Historic Exit of European Union

March 29th, 2017

Via: CNBC: Wednesday marked a historic day as British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty had been signed, commencing the formal process for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. Britain is the first country in the EU in more than 60 years to seek a divorce from the […]

The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones

March 2nd, 2017

Idea for a great little business. Via: Motherboard:

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Route

December 4th, 2016

Via: NBC: The secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers told Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II Sunday that the current route for the controversial Dakota Access pipeline will be denied. Archambaut told NBC News after he heard the decision that he was “thankful that there were some leaders in the federal government that […]

UK/Brexit: High Court Rules Government Needs Parliament’s Approval to Trigger Article 50

November 3rd, 2016

Via: BBC: Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU – on its own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial […]

Shine Your Love – Tiki Taane – Greenpeace Stop the Solar Tax Petition Delivery

October 12th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in NZ. — Here’s what the message to the electricity retailers and grid operators in NZ should be: You solar tax me, I disconnect from the grid. I signed the petition referenced in the video below, but the reality is that petitions typically don’t accomplish anything. How many petitions […]

A Few Solar Panels Turned Up…

October 7th, 2016

This was the scene in Auckland yesterday at the company I work for. These are crates of the new 290 watt Trina Honey Plus panels. Monos. Top of the line from the #1 solar panel manufacturer in the world. To all the politicians, power company executives and complicit media that continue to lie about solar […]

My First Solar Customer to Ditch the Grid

September 29th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — I just sold my first off grid system to a customer with grid power available at his house. He’s going pretty small (2 kW array, 4x 230AH 12V AGM batteries, 4kW/48V pure sine wave inverter), but he said he’s fed up with dealing with electricity […]

Marie Curie Got Her Start At a Secret University For Women

August 9th, 2016

Via: Atlas Obscura: In the 1860s and 1870s, more educational opportunities were being made available to women in Poland, but universities still staunchly refused to admit them. In 1863, the Ministry of Education had actually sent out a decree to every university council in the country explicitly banning women from enrolling (to be fair, most […]

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