Tokelau islands shift to solar energy

Tokelau has become the first territory able to meet all its electricity needs with solar power, officials say. The South Pacific territory – comprising the three atolls of Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo – had been dependent on diesel to generate electricity. New Zealand, which administers Tokelau, funded a $7m (£4.3m) solar project. Solar grids were constructed on the three atolls, with the last completed earlier this week. “The Tokelau Renewable Energy Project is a world first. Tokelau’s three main atolls now have enough solar capacity,

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Noam Chomsky – “Who Owns the World?”

In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the presidential campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the U.S. versus Iran. He reflects on the Cuban missile crisis, which took place 50 years ago this week and is still referred to as “the most dangerous moment in human history.” He delivered this talk last month at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst at an event sponsored by the Center for

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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

Ever wonder what British Columbia’s most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven’t, think again. No longer a hobby for the stereotypical hippie culture of the ’60s, BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a seemingly unstoppable business giant, dubbed by those involved as ‘The Union’. Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually, The Union’s roots stretch far and wide, directly and indirectly affecting all areas of our society. With 65% to 85% of all ‘BC Bud’

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Amon Tobin’s ISAM tour V2.0!

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Sumatra 2012 – Keegan Gibbs – Surfing Vid

Sumatra 2012 from Keegan Gibbs on Vimeo. made by Keegan Gibbs on board the Ilike with Sumatran Surfariis Surfers: Captain Scuzz Derek Wilson Isac Sindell Brendan Sindell Lance Hardy Spencer Robins Travis Collings Keegan Gibbs Matt Schulman Joe Riggio Want to know where this is? View Larger Map

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Two Fingers – Vengeance Rhythm

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Yeah Right! “Crail Board”

Yeah Right! “Crail Board”

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Izhar cardboard bike project

Izhar cardboard bike project from Giora Kariv on Vimeo. For more information and content about this project: ERB on Facebook ERB on Twitter

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World’s biggest geoengineering experiment.

Controversial US businessman’s iron fertilisation off west coast of Canada contravenes two UN conventions A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean as part of a geoengineering scheme off the west coast of Canada in July, a Guardian investigation can reveal. Lawyers, environmentalists and civil society groups are calling it a “blatant violation” of two international moratoria and the news is likely to spark outrage at a United Nations environmental summit taking place in India this week.

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