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Aug 25, 2013


Fukushima: Cosmic rays and radioactive bluefin tuna
More than two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, news are not good. At all.

Let start with this article by Jeremy Hsu, on LiveScience: Cosmic Rays May Reveal Damage to Fukushima’s Nuclear Reactors. Radiation is still leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 tsunami-related meltdown in Japan, making any damage assessment dangerous for both humans and machines. Instead, high-energy particles created by cosmic rays striking the Earth’s atmosphere could provide an X-ray-style image of the damage from a much safer distance. And this article by Ann Werner: Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast. Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one. Told you, news are not good at all…

Aug 21, 2013


As of today, we are consuming more than Earth can replenish this year
Nothing much to celebrate on Earth Overshoot Day...

If you still think everything is fine on our dearly Planet Earth, this article by Lindsey Kratochwill published on Popular Science makes it clear: we are on track to needing two Earths before we reach the middle of the century… Today is Earth Overshoot Day. Happy Earth Overshoot Day! Except, well, we don’t much feel like celebrating. That’s because Earth Overshoot Day is the day each year when we’ve consumed natural resources at a rate beyond which our planet can replenish, and have produced more waste than can be reabsorbed, according to the Global Footprint Network, a think tank based in the U.S., Switzerland, and Belgium. The holiday was originally conceived of by Andrew Simms, of the U.K. think tank New Economics Foundation. This year, it falls on August 20, two days (or three, depending on the calculations) earlier than it came last year, following a relatively steady trend since…Read more

Jul 31, 2013


SkyTruth, the environment and the satellite revolution
Skytruth is transforming the environmental movement with satellites

Amos is looking at these ships to monitor illegal fishing in Chilean waters. He’s doing it from a quiet, shaded street, populated mostly with old houses, where the main noises are (a) birds and (b) the occasional passing car. His office, in a one-story building, shares a toilet with a knitting shop. With a couple of clicks on the keyboard, Amos switches his view from the South Pacific to Tioga County, Pa., where SkyTruth is cataloguing, with a God’s-eye view, the number and size of fracking operations. Then it’s over to Appalachia for a 40-year history of what mountaintop-removal mining has wrought, all through aerial and satellite imagery, 59 counties covering four states. “You can track anything in the world from anywhere in the world,” Amos is saying, a smile coming into his voice. “That’s the real revolution.” Full article on The Washington Post.

Jul 26, 2013


The mass movement that will take down the fossil fuel industry

Marissa Solomon is a student at the University of Michigan studying climate and energy policy and women’s studies, she is active in the Divest and Invest Campaign at UM along with other environmental and social justice groups. She wrote a story part of PolicyMic’s Millennials Take On Climate Change series: A few weeks ago, on June 25, I stood outside President Obama’s climate address along with 100 other young environmental activists. We chanted “Yes we can, comprehensive climate plan,” and “Fired up, ready to go, fossil fuels have got to go!” Our protest came right off the heels of a letter to the president from over 150 of his former campaign staff, coordinated by the Energy Action Coalition. The letter called on the president to keep his promise on dealing with climate change, starting by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. As a former staffer for the Obama campaign, I worked…Read more

Mar 22, 2012


da-eYe celebrates Water on World Water Day

Today is World Water Day. Four years ago, I asked: Will the Sama Water Tank save the world? Four years have passed and not much has changed; on the contrary, it’s getting worse. Here are some facts to know (from UN Water – World Water Day website): There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres. 70% of the blue water withdrawals at global level go to irrigation. Irrigated agriculture represents 20% of the total cultivated land but contributes 40% of the total food produced worldwide. Large lakes…Read more

May 19, 2008


The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss

First week of May, I went to see an amazing exhibition in Paris titled: Abysses. It was at National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), in front of the Great Mosque of Paris. I have always been fascinated by deep-sea and the creatures living down there; Jules Verne and his ‘Steampunk-like’ Nautilus definitely has something to do with that. A couple of years ago, I read a very interesting article about Claire Nouvian, a French journalist who became enthralled with the deep after visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 2001. I took the title for this post from the book she published: The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss. With this book, containing more than 220 large-format color photographs, descriptions and short essays, she invites us in a voyage to the bottom of the sea, where strange creatures live in some ways we could never expect they would. No light,…Read more

Apr 13, 2008


Will the Sama Water Tank save the world?

The Sama from the World Of Sama, as you may know, have a duty: protect humans and sometimes plan ahead like the Sama Water Tank does. Water will soon be an issue, if not already; it is soon to be a rare commodity… The ocean noise, the constant sound of a waterfall, a fountain shooting up water, having a tub or simply drink it; water is essential for any human being to live (a human body contains 60-70% of water, 2/3 of our body weight, and without it, humans would die in a few days…) and even if in industrialized countries we just have to pull a tap or open a bottle to drink water, in some parts of the world, many people have to walk hours to get water and they come back carrying heavy water buckets. Once again, looking ‘outside our window’ should aware us about serious problems…Read more

Dec 31, 2007


Tall oaks from little acorns grow

There are only a few hours left before 2008 and this year like the year before, had its good and bad times. I already talked about non-profit organizations and peace movements on this blog, we are approaching the moment of the traditional new year’s resolutions, and this is when I look back and hope the new year coming will be better than this one. I am not saying each new year is worse than the previous one, but the betterment is thin, if nonexistent. Environment has become a real issue, freedom of speech is threatened in many countries and for different reasons (I couldn’t not mention here Pakistan‘s former Prime Minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, assassinated a few days ago), peace movements are put down (Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi and a thousand monks. Again.) and volunteers working for nonprofit organizations are risking their life everyday in some part…Read more




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