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Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo
(Page 1 of 2) Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, announced Wednesday that the company is working on a new kind of battery that would be used to power homes. Based on Tesla’s lithium-ion battery technology, the new battery is expected to help the company become a leader in the growing home energy-...
'Operation Sophia': classified data on EU military op against refugee flows
WikiLeaks has released a classified report detailing the EU's military operations against refugee flows in Europe. It also outlines a plan to develop a "reliable" government in Libya which will, in turn, allow EU operations to expand in the area. The leaked report, dated January 29, 2016, is writt...
1300 Pounds Of Roman Coins Discovered During Water Pipe Maintenance!
During a routine water pipe maintenance, crews unearthed 600 kilos, or about 1322 pounds of ancient Roman coins in the town of Seville Spain according to local officials.   "It is a unique collection and there are very few similar cases," Ana Navarro, head of Seville's Archeology Museum which i...
207 Bears Killed Statewide In Florida Saturday 10-25-15
LAKE COUNTY, FLA. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said 207 bears were killed statewide Saturday. Greg Workman, of FWC, said the department signed an executive order to end the hunt in the Central Florida area. Other parts of the state will continue the hunt, but the q...
275 Bears To Be Hunted In Florida This October
Florida Fish and Wildlife approved a seven-day bear hunt for October.  After 21 years, it will now be legal to hunt bears for a week-long period in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday approved the week-long hunt on a 6 to 1 vote. It will tak...
300 Union Plumbers Spent The Weekend Installing Water Filters For Flint Residents For Free
Amazing collaborative work done by these plumbers. I'm sure the people of Flint are grateful for their dedication. All of this was prompted due to the inaction of state and federal officials, thousands of people in Flint have been exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their water. Now a group of union...
40,000-year-old bracelet made by extinct human species found
In what is quite an amazing discovery, scientists have confirmed that a bracelet found in Siberia is 40,000 years old. This makes it the oldest piece of jewelry ever discovered, and archeologists have been taken aback by the level of its sophistication. The bracelet was discovered in a site called t...
60 Year Old Footage Discovered About... Parachuting Beavers?!!
An Idaho historian has uncovered 1950s footage of a bizarre wildlife experiment when beavers were packed into travel boxes and dropped from a plane More than half a century after a group of beavers were parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, the state’s department of fish and game has unc...
8.3 Magnitude Earthquake In Chile Prompts Tsunami Warnings Around The Globe
The LA Times Reports that A tsunami advisory has been issued for coastal areas of California after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit central Chile on Wednesday. The tsunami advisory extends from San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente, about 55 miles north of San Diego, to Ragged Point, about 50 mi...
90-year-old among first charged under Fort Lauderdale's strict rules against feeding homeless
Fort Lauderdale police say Arnold Abbott violated a new city law, but the 90-year-old homeless advocate says his only crime was to “love thy neighbor.” Abbott was charged Sunday along with two local pastors with violating the city’s new ordinance that effectively bans giving out food in publi...
90-Year-Old Man Arrested Again for Feeding the Homeless
In a follow up to the story we shared the other day, 90 year old Arnold Abbott has been arrested twice in less than a week for trying to provide meals to those in need. His most recent arrest came on Wednesday when he and supporters gathered at Fort Lauderdale Beach to feed the homeless. ...
A child born today may live to see humanity’s end, unless…
This article found in Reuters, tackles the topic of Humanities possible demise if something is not done to change our current course of destruction and environment decay. Humans will be extinct in 100 years because the planet will be uninhabitable, said the late Australian microbiologist Frank ...
A Great Surprise: The Moment The Volcano Exploded---
It was a beautiful serene day for a hike, the waterfalls majestic like no other in the mountains of Chile when Walter Witt decided to capture the moment in a video clip.  Well... see for yourself...    Translation of his spanish in the video:   "I'm here in the park, doing a...
ABC: LA Sprays their Skies w/ Silver Iodide (Weather Modification) after El Nino
As ABC, LA TIMES  and mainstream news is reporting across the nation: Weather modification is real and alive over my former home of many years: Los Angeles, California. See links at bottom of article to mainstream. I’ll be there next week when Dr Mercola and I speak next week to tho...
About Mom's Helping Others, Helping Themselves, AND Saving The Environment
Just Between Friends is the brainchild of Founders Shannon Wilburn and Donna Tackett   The two Ladies adventured by experience to take a simple idea, and transform it into one of the best re-distributions of unused childrens things in the world!  By creating a system where Mom's can save ...
Amazing! Patagonia Landscapes are breathtaking (video)
Patagonia 8K explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera it's aimed to deliver the most realistic experience.Shot in 6 weeks, travelling over 7500km from Santiago to Punta Arenas we captured roughly 100.000 still frames...
America's 'Lead Wars' Go Beyond Flint, Mich.: 'It's Now Really Everywhere'
Signs warn not to drink the lead-contaminated water from a water fountain in Flint, Mich. This is not just a localized problem, it is rampant everywhere. More and more the quality of our water is being compromised and in turn our health and wellbeing gets compromised too. Flint, Mich., isn't the ...
America’s Little Fukushima: Nuclear Plant Leaking ‘Uncontrollable’ Amounts of Radioactive Waste Into Drinking Water of 23 Million New Yorkers
An investigation recently called upon by New York governor Andrew Cuomo after the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant reported nuclear material leaking into the areas groundwater reveals a staggering 80% increase in contamination over previous samples. Reported as a “disaster waiting to happen&rd...
America’s Sheriffs Join Forces To 'Take Our Country Back from The Government'
When you live in a City, the people of the city make their own regulations and rules.  When you live outside the city in the county, the county rules and regulations apply.  Some counties have large cities, and they tend to impose harsh guidelines to rural county residents.  If you m...
An arrest warrant for a Central Texas woman ends with an act of kindness from four brothers.
RIESEL,Texas (KWTX) "It's a summer day, we don't have season passes yet to Hawaiian Falls. What else could we do but go out and help some people," said Blaine Reynolds, one of the boys who helped out. On Tuesday, the Reynolds boys saw News 10's report about Gerry Suttle, the 75-year-old Ri...
Antelope Valley SWAT Teams Target “Rugged Individuals” Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity
by Mac SlavoJanuary 3rd, 2014 The dream of many Americans is to get out of the hustle and bustle of the daily city grind. And what better dream to have then to move your family outside of city limits to the countryside so that you can grow your own food, produce your own electricity with solar powe...
Arsenic And Mercury Found In River After Brazil Dam Burst
Brazil is experiencing the worst environmental disaster in its history — and nobody’s talking about it. Unacceptable levels of pollutants found at several places along Rio Doce following Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster Illegal levels of arsenic and mercury polluted the R...
As Diseases Proliferate: Mosquitoes Are Becoming Public Enemy No. 1
When we moved to the tropics, our concern was to first find a place to live and farm, make sure our girls were happy and we felt safe. The tropics meant for us having plenty of water in the form of rain to harvest and to utilize, coming from SoCal it was one of our priorities. I never even considere...
At One Time It Was Legal To Mail Your Children
In 1913 it was legal to mail children in the U.S.A. With stamps attached to their clothing, children rode trains to their destinations, accompanied by letter carriers. One newspaper reported it cost fifty-three cents for parents to mail their daughter to her grandparents for a family visit. As news ...
AT&T and Cricket Network Outages Across The U.S.
In an outage starting at 2:10 PM PST Friday, subscribers of certain cell phone service providers were not able to use the internet, nor make outgoing nor receive incoming calls. Calling Cricket Wireless' customer service 1800 Cricket number, yielded only a fast busy signal. Customers from San Diego ...
B.C. First Nation writes declaration for new relationship with Canada
A First Nation on British Columbia’s central coast is not waiting for the provincial and federal governments to draft a reconciliation agreement. The Heiltsuk Nation has written and signed its own declaration, setting out what it says is a new mandate for a relationship within Canada. Ayla B...
Backyard Tiny House Condemned Without Inspection. Woman Sues City.
This is a story of one woman and her frustrating ordeal with local codes on her land.  Have you experienced difficulties building your forward thinking sustainable or off grid project?  Please let us know! Gaithersburg condemns local woman’s backyard structure without physical insp...
Bigger, Cheaper Fuel Cells Will Eliminate Power Outages
GE Fuel Cells General Manager Johanna Wellington and a team member inspect a test stand of fuel cell  General Electric has a bright idea for keeping the lights on even when the electrical grid short-circuits. The 122-year-old company wants to bring clean, reliable, affordable energy to the mas...
Bill Introduced To Ban Protesters From Wearing Hoodies Or Masks
Ever since the Occupy Wall Street movement took off and spread to cities around the world, the Guy Fawkes mask worn by Anonymous “hacktivists” has been an increasingly common sight at protests. Throughout 2014, Anons could be spotted in sizable numbers on the streets of Ferguson, Beaver...
Blood Moon: Total Lunar Eclipse: Our Family Photo Event
Amy woke me with a cup of coffee this morning, and was excited to get the kids up to see the "Blood Moon."  This one happens to coincide with a lot of events.  It's the day before Easter, and the day after Good Friday.  For us, it's a reason to have a family together morning.  Th...
BP to pay record $21 billion in settlement for Deepwater Horizon oil spill
The reckoning has finally come for British Petroleum’s massive 2010 oil spill off the Gulf Coast, with a court settlement of nearly $21 billion related to the disaster. The Washington Examinerreports that the money will be split up and used to fund various projects to help address the environm...
BREAKING: California Will Automatically Register Millions Of Voters
On Saturday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow the state to automatically register millions of residents to vote, using their DMV records. Starting in 2016, every eligible California citizen who goes to a DMV office to get a driver’s license or renew one will be ins...
BREAKING: Volcano Calbuco has just erupted in Chile and people have been evacuated.
Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than four decades on Today, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky. Chile's Onemi emergency office declared a red alert following the sudden eruption at around 6 p.m. local local time (2100 GMT)...
California declares Roundup will be labeled as “cancer causing”
by Lori Zimmer  California celebrates a victory over Monsanto as legislation voted to mark toxic weed killer (and Monsanto favorite) Roundup with a “Cancer Causing” label. In a decision put forth by California’s Environmental Protection Agency, the weed killer’s main in...
California Drought Leaves One Town Completely Out Of Water
Inside edition reports that Porterville CA is out of water, yet light spring rains - just a drop in the bucket -have fallen.  My question is... where are the buckets? It seems that even with extreme drought, the message isn't heard. I am not a fan of big government, as in... mandating rain...
California Governor Brown Signs Bill Reversing Bans On Clotheslines
California is now a “right to dry” state after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday restricting homeowners associations from banning clotheslines, which the groups deemed unsightly additions to neighborhoods. In this instructional video learn how to build your own. by Jenna Lyons / ...
California legislators propose spending $2 billion to build housing for homeless
Alarmed by the state’s growing homeless population, California lawmakers on Monday proposed a $2 billion funding plan to build thousands of housing units for mentally ill persons sleeping on the streets. Against the backdrop of downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, state Senate President pro T...
California's Redwoods Are Dying From The Drought
As reported by Yahoo News:   “They require enormous amounts of water,” said Anthony Ambrose [2], a tree biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who has been studying redwoods and giant sequoias for nearly two decades. “For the big, old trees, they can use more tha...
Canada woman faces 10 years in prison for giving pigs water on hot day
The sight of pigs packed into a lorry on a sweltering June day was too much for Anita Krajnc who felt the animals should at least have some water on their journey to the slaughterhouse. What was meant as a humanitarian gesture has now left Ms Krajnc facing the threat of up to 10 years in a Canadian ...
Cape Coral woman living "off the grid" challenged by city
NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral CAPE CORAL, FL -A Cape Coral woman refuses to use city power and water. But now, she has a month to "plug in" or face the consequences.  We met with the woman in a legal battle with the city to protect her way of life.  It's a lifestyle so...
CFL and LED Disposal: How To Protect Your Family
About 5 years ago we were living in a Rural Area in Southern California, we were renting a property that was almost 7 acres.  Trying to be frugal we cancelled our Trash service, we were recycling everything ourselves and because we were doing compost, none of our green waste was disposed of and...
Chicken Grows Face Of Dinosaur
Under the premise of one theory, Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid is believed to have crashed into Earth. The impact wiped out huge numbers of species, including almost all of the dinosaurs. One group of dinosaurs managed to survive the disaster. Today, we know them as birds. The idea that ...
Chicken Man kills himself after long fight with Roswell government officials
This is one of those stories that often never makes it to the Front Page of any newspaper or website. It’s a story about Property Rights and Eminent domain. It’s the story of one man who tried to fight back; and sadly it’s the story of a man who lost it all in the process. It&rsquo...
Cracking Down On Animal Cruelty... Mainstream Chicken Farm Exposed (video)
Mercy for Animals animal cruelty group had a huge break in their investigation of mainstream egg supplier Eggland’s Best.   Just like most animals, hens like to stay clean. They do this by using their wings to pass dust from the ground through their feathers, shaking the dust off, and t...
Creating A New "State" Within Germany
The Kingdom of Germany - A new form of governance within a loophole of the system in Germany has made a way for changes.  Perhaps they will set an example to be followed by others locked into the web of government bureaucracy. Watch and see what you think......
Crisis:Gardens A Necessity
It is important for us to learn about what is happening in Venezuela and learn from their mistakes. This is the closest example of a society in chaos and starving. Grocery prices in crisis-ravaged Venezuela are so out of hand that a dozen eggs now cost $142 at the official government supermarket &md...
Doctors Without Borders Slams TPP Deal For Artifically Increasing Drug Prices
The TPP will force countries to change their laws to protect Big Pharma’s patent monopolies. The world’s most significant and most secretive trade deal in history just passed a major milestone, but not without resistance from a world-renowned healthcare provider. After negotiations over ...
Drought causes 450-year-old Mexican church to emerge from reservoir
The Temple of Quechula was built in 1564 but later abandoned and ultimately submerged by a dam. Now drought conditions in Chiapas have seen it rise again The remains of a mid-16th-century church known as the Temple of Santiago or the Temple of Quechula is visible in the Nezahualcóyotl reserv...
DuPont Found Liable For Cancer From Teflon Chemical – $1.6 Million In Damages
A federal jury on Wednesday Oct. 7, found DuPont liable for causing a West Virginia woman’s kidney cancer by poisoning her drinking water with a chemical used to make Teflon. The jurors ordered the company to pay $1.6 million in damages. The jury in Columbus, Ohio, held that DuPont was guilty ...
Earthship Terraeden in Queensland Australia Is Inspiring Many
When first you see the word 'Terraeden', you may notice that it is made up of a union of two words: Terra andEden. 'Terra', being the latin word for planet Earth and 'Eden' defined as home for the immortal. This is the foundation of Terraeden Biotecture as a collective...
EarthShips Land In Northern NSW Australia
The ‘radically sustainable’ homes designed by American architect Michael Reynolds – Earthships – are made from recycled materials and use passive solar design. Earthship design includes thermal mass and cross ventilation and can also include greywater reuse for plants, blackwater treatment...
Ebola Virus Kills 50-90% Of Those Infected...
We are living in a world where connection and communication is so critical to life.  We drive next to each other on the same roads, we all go to the same grocery stores and schools, and most of us have no way of even surviving without each other and without that interaction.  But what if t...
El Nino Event Begins To Alleviate California Drought, But Comes With Consequences
State Route 58 has sections that are under 5-6 feet of mud. There are 150 cars and 75 diesel trucks stuck in the mud that will have to be dug out. Estimated opening is Monday but it will be one lane in each direction. Interstate 5 has reopened lanes for both the northbound and southbound lanes. Ple...
Encounters At The Crossroads Between The Corporate Pipeline And The People Of The Land
There are few who live a more remote, off-grid lifestyle than some of the First-Nations people of the Pacific Northwest. They rely on their native lands for food, medicine, and fiber. This is the same for the Unist'ot'en tribe of British Columbia. Now, their sovereign land is being encroached upon b...
EPA Threatens Welder Andy Johnson with $75,000 per day for home-made pond
All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm. He and his wife Katie spent hours constructing it, filling it with crystal-clear water, and bringing in brook and brown trout, ducks and geese. It was a place where his horses could drink and graze, and a ...
EPA’s Ban On Wood Burning Stoves Just Days From Taking Effect
The Environmental Protection Agency is set to finalize a set of regulations in February that critics say will effectively ban production of 80 percent of the wood- and pellet-burning stoves in America. The EPA had published a set of proposed regulations more than a year ago, and since then had accep...
Family Banned From Their Land For Living Off-Grid (UPDATE)
A military veteran who sued the City of Huntsville in order to live off-the-grid has lost an appeal. Tyler Truitt was convicted for violating a zoning ordinance.  According to court documents, Truitt purchased a plot of land in Huntsville in 2014. He then put a trailer on the land. In January o...
Farm Cartoonist Fired After Creating this Cartoon (Video)
Rick Friday has been giving farmers a voice and a laugh every Friday for two decades through his cartoons in Farm News, and he posted on his Facebook page the comments bellow. FACEBOOK POST: "Again, I fall hard in the best interest of large corporations. I am no longer the Editorial Cartoonist for ...
Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds
DYERSBURG, Tenn. — For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides.  But not this year. On a recent aftern...
Feds Taking Kombucha Off Shelves?
No, we’re not kidding. Help us stop this unwarranted attack. Action Alert!  The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a division of the US Treasury Department, recently sent letters to several producers of kombucha, warning them that since their beverages supposedly exceeded the ...
Fires in Alberta Now Too Large, Too Fierce to Stop Without Rain
Three hundred firefighters on the ground and dozens more in the air continue to battle the most destructive wildfire Alberta has experienced in more than a century but, despite their best efforts, officials concede they are no match for the blaze. The flames have consumed swaths of Fort McMurray a...
Five Scientific Experts Join The Lawsuit To Bring Down Monsanto
In my ongoing exposure of Monsanto’s illegal and immoral tactics, I was excited to announce that a class action lawsuit against the company for false advertising was taken on by none other than T. Matthew Phillips. We reported on this lawsuit at Natural Society, when minimal mainstream me...
Former CIA Director Warns: ‘Two-Thirds Of US Population’ Would Die From EMP Attack
A former CIA director says the United States is not doing enough to protect itself from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, which he calls the greatest threat to the United States because it would bring “our civilization to a cold, dark halt.” In such a scenario, anywhere from two-thirds t...
Fracking Just Caused Another 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake
Oklahoma now has more quakes than anywhere in the world. Environmental groups in Oklahoma are attempting to slow the swarm of earthquakes rattling the state. A coalition Monday began legal moves to stop certain producers from injecting copious amounts of wastewater into the ground, a proce...
From Apple: 'A Message to Our Customers' And Your Privacy (A Must Read)
This letter was posted on Apple's website by Tim Cook. It pertains to all of its users and it involves their privacy, private information, usage and the FBI's interest in obtaining that info. A Message to Our Customers. The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented ...
Fukushima: Over 100 new radioactive contamination sites found off North America’s West Coast
People have seem to forgot that Fukushima is still in the process of leeching toxic radioactive residue in to our oceans. Unfortunatelly new research has found that radiation from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has reached more sites off North America’s we...
Giant sinkhole swallows campsite: 'I thought we were goners'
An aerial view of the sinkhole. Photo / Kieren Hudson, Higgins Storm Chasing A camper at a popular beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has described the terrifying speed with which a sinkhole swallowed a car, caravan and camping trailer. The 150 by 50 metre sinkhole opened up at the Inskip Point ...
GMO that kills: GM-cotton problems drive Indian farmers to suicide
Reuters / Amit Dave Hundreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves. “Nationally, in the l...
Gorilla Killed When 4 Year Old Falls Into Zoo Enclosure
A holiday weekend outing at Cincinnati's zoo turned doubly tragic Saturday when a 4-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling into a gorilla enclosure - and zoo workers had to kill the rare gorilla to protect the boy. Cincinnati police and emergency crews responded to a report of a child fall...
Government Announces Plans To Spray Seattle... With What?
In an attempt to kill Asian and European gypsy moths, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has approved a pesticide-bacteria spraying program to be used OVER the city of Seattle. Scary. Residents oppose the program and rightly so; many remember the US government testing harmful bacter...
Groups Fuel Assault On Kansas Clean Energy Law
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He Lives In A Clay House In The Middle Of The Woods... Now Ordered To Leave
Story and images by Lottie Ikonen, Republished with permission:  the Watford Observer Daniel Pike from Watford has been told to leave his house in the woods made of clay.  A modern-day hermit who has spent four years building his remote shack from clay has been told to leave. Daniel P...
Help Save The Hobbit House! Off Grid Dreamers Paradise in Pembrokeshire!
7/29/2014:   A controversial north Pembrokeshire eco home, which has gained support from around the globe, may have to be demolished. County councillors backed officers' recommendation to refuse a retrospective application to keep the roundhouse near Glandwr this morning (Tuesday). Members...
Help The Homeless!... Smoke Weed
Since legalizing marijuana in 2012, Colorado has taken in millions of dollars in marijuana tax profits. One city, Aurora, is using some of that money to give back to the community.Aurora expects to take in $4.5 million in marijuana tax revenue over the next two years, and it plans to use $1.5 millio...
hOMe tiny house candidate for Sunset Magazine competition
Our Good Friends Andrew and Gabriella Morrison did such a great job on their tiny house build that it's going viral!  They are one of 10 finalists for the Sunset Magazine competition!  The winner will be decided by the one that gets the most votes.  I'm casting my vote for them now! &...
How Should I Respond To Ebola Today
The simple fact is, Ebola is spreading fast. The tought fight has just begun.  Don't let the stories about where it's located in the news keep us from being proactive.  Two days ago I told my wife that If they don't contain it, we would be pulling our kids out of school in two weeks.  ...
How to Survive Flash Flood When You're Trapped In Your Car
Flash flood season is very quickly coming up on us!  With an average of 300 people drowning in their vehicles, it's very important to know how not become a statistic!  Seconds matter when you need to get out of your car. Sometimes is easy to see the danger in the waters and you are able ...
Hummingbirds need your help!
Hummingbirds need your help! -No dyes in their nectar -Try a floating bead for visual cue of amount remaining -maintain a consistent location and schedule every year and every day! It keeps them alive -keep the feeder out of direct sunlight for most of the day -scrub well to keep mould out-boil wate...
Iceland Forgives Entire Population Its Debt and Jails 29 Bankers.
Iceland’s economy was among those hit hardest by the 2008 financial crash, leading to unusually strict treatment of the bankers responsible While the world economy struggles to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, most of the bankers who caused the collapse are still collecting massive sala...
In Alabama, This Military Vet Is Under Attack For Choosing An Off-Grid Lifestyle
A Huntsville man joined the military to fight for our rights, but now he says his own rights are being threatened.   Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend Soraya Hamar are currently living within city limits but without city utilities.  Huntsville officials said that's not allowed. The cit...
India’s 20 million LED streetlight retrofit will save $890 million each year
India’s government announced a major commitment to energy efficiency earlier this year when the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) was launched, calling for 20 million lightbulbs in streetlights to be replaced with LED bulbs. The largest project of its kind, the upgrades will take a...
Is Inflation Really At 1%? You Tell Me
Each of us develops a set of unique skills based on our life experiences as we go along.  Some of those are due to extenuating circumstances.  If we live in the city, and don't have a car, we develope strong legs to walk to work until we can afford a bike.  So we might, through tough ...
Is It Possible that Eating Insects Will Save The World?
Can Eating Insects Save the World BBC 2013 - Insect reproduction makes them 20x more efficient than beef.......
Is it possible to be evicted from your own land? The answer is yes....
WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather Brunswick County Code Enforcement handed Ingrid Larsen a final eviction notice..... Is it possible to be evicted from your own property? For Ingrid Larsen the answer is yes. She's been living in a tent on her property in Southport for the past four months. Larsen's 3...
Israel No Longer Worried About Its Water Supply Thanks To Desalinization Plants
HADERA, ISRAEL — Israel has gone through one of the driest winters in its history, but despite the lean rainy season, the government has suspended a longstanding campaign to conserve water. The familiar public messages during recent years of drought, often showing images of parched earth, hav...
Johnson & Johnson Finally Admits: Our Baby Products Contain Cancer-Causing Ingredients
For generations we have trusted these brands, thinking that they had our best interest at heart, but slowly we are finding out that they have betrayed that trust by using ingredients in their products that are known to cause cancer. Normally, the health and wellbeing of our children is our primary c...
Keep The Pressure On: GMO Approval Process FINALLY Being Scrutinized
At the request of Congress, the FDA’s and USDA’s review process for genetically engineered products is finally coming under scrutiny by the GAO. In 2013, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and asked them to look into the review system bei...
Live Footage of the 7.8 Earthquake In Nepal Today
The urgency for now is the rescue operation currently ongoing for those trapped.  T Analysis: Navin Singh Khadka, BBC Nepali Major historic monuments in the Nepalese capital have been destroyed in the powerful earthquake, eyewitnesses and officials have said. These include a nine-storey tower...
Local governments crackdown on residents going 'off-the-grid'
Local governments often quash attempts by citizens to live off-the-grid. Those who generate their own power, grow their food and attempt to live sustainably can face fines and other penalties for unhooking from municipal services. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday new coal regula...
Lost City Discovered In The Honduran Rain Forest
A “were-jaguar” effigy, likely representing a combination of a human and spirit animal, is part of a still-buried ceremonial seat, or metate, one of many artifacts discovered in a cache in ruins deep in the Honduran jungle.   Honduran troops lead a convoy through a town that served...
Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Catching Rain Water on Own Property Enters Jail
(CNSNews.com) – Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty...
Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs
While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water,  the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op (the county's only organic farm)  in Standish for having the utter auda...
Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers
Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week thanks to a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan Live, the new changes “effectively remove Right to Farm Act protection for many...
Michigan Small Farm Found In Contempt Of Court, Forced To Remove Livestock
The owners of a small rural farm located within Williamston Township, Michigan were found in contempt of court by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina this week, because they did not remove livestock from their property. Jeremiah and Jessica Hudson, owners of Sweet Peas Far...
Monsanto was Stunned: California Confirmed ‘Roundup’ Will Be Labeled 'Cancer Causing'
California dealt Monsanto a blow this past September as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate — the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup — as known to cause cancer. Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcem...
MUST Watch! TINY The Movie!
In case you have missed all of the recent excitement in the tiny house community, “TINY The Movie” has officially launched into the stratosphere! Upon release on iTunes it quickly bounced up to one of top 5 documentaries. It’s equally popular on Netflix and can be watched as an instant vi...
Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone
With freshwater becoming globally harder and harder to come by, desalination looks increasingly attractive, but current technologies are expensive, demand far too much energy and are prone to contamination. Now researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germa...
Nestle is Pumping Millions of Gallons from the Great Lakes for Free While The People of Flint Pay For Poison
One of the most infuriating aspects of the Flint water crisis is that residents are not only still being charged for their poisoned water, but they’re being charged higher rates than almost anywhere in the country. Residents continue to pay $864 a year for water that is making them s...
NESTLÉ TO BE SUED FOR CALIFORNIA DROUGHT CRIMES
Nestlé lawsuit claims food and beverage giant is illegally bottling California water.  Environmental groups claim Nestlé is breaking federal law by operating on an expired permit to remove millions of gallons of water from a southern California forest despite the state’s his...
New Form Of Carbon Is Harder Than Diamonds
Researchers have discovered a new form of carbon structure, called Q-carbon, that’s harder than diamond and allows artificial versions of the precious stone to be made at room temperature and pressure. A team of material scientists from North Carolina State University has developed a new form ...