Fighting for solar power in a concrete jungle – CNET

Thursday, May 24, 2018

From rooftops to reservoirs, Singapore is doing everything it can to maximize its unique living space for renewable energy.

Source: Fighting for solar power in a concrete jungle – CNET

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With land space a premium in Singapore, the government is looking to take advantage of its 17 sizable water reservoirs as an alternative location for solar panels. The Public Utilities Board (PUB) is currently trialing floating solar platforms, and results so far have been promising, with systems performing 5 percent to 15 percent better than a typical rooftop system due to the cooler temperatures of the reservoir environment.

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What a great idea.  Probably impacts evaporation too.

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Lava in Hawai’i is reaching the ocean, creating new land but also corrosive acid mist

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A newly formed lava delta is an unstable beast, and it can collapse without warning. This can trap water within the hot rock, leading to violent steam-driven explosions that can hurl metre-sized blocks up to 250 metres. Explosions occur because when the water turns to steam it suddenly expands to around 1,700 times its original volume. Waves of scalding water can also injure people who are too close. People have died and been seriously injured during lava delta collapses

Source: Lava in Hawai’i is reaching the ocean, creating new land but also corrosive acid mist

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Sounds dangerous as Hades!

I sure wouldn’t be hang over edges to snap selfies.  Sounds like a sure way to win a Darwin Award!


News – Late May SNOW DAY for this province, jaw-dropping photos – The Weather Network

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Although not completely unheard of, scenes like THIS are no doubt, tough on the psyche. Especially during the last full week of May. AND to add insult to injury, another round of snow is possible for parts of Newfoundland on Friday. More on that below.

Source: News – Late May SNOW DAY for this province, jaw-dropping photos – The Weather Network

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Global Warming?

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Leilani Estates family ‘heartbroken’ as huge crack swallows up their home

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Noah Friend returned Monday to his home in Leilani Estates to find a 10-foot wide crack running 500 feet long through his backyard and beneath his house.

Source: Leilani Estates family ‘heartbroken’ as huge crack swallows up their home

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That’s tough luck.  Is there any insurance that would cover that?

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HEALTH: Viagra and Cancer – YouTube — and the FDA & AMA?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sometimes it can take years for serious side-effects to be recognized, so rather than just covering up symptoms with drugs, we should treat the underlying cause with lifestyle changes whenever possible.

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A reason why the FDA should be an ADVISORY agency.  That is, award the FDA “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval to those drug candidates that follow their regime.

Other drugs, not following their process, would be “Doctor and Buyer Beware”.  But as we see from this example, and many others, ALL drugs are “Buyer Beware”.

Maybe the ability to sue should be differentiated by “FDA approved” and “non-FDA approved” in some way.

In any event, it’s time to have the separation of Gooferment and Medicine.

Maybe the AMA’s monopoly on Doctors should be eliminated also.

If we trust a “shade tree mechanic” with our cars, then maybe we can trust out lives to a “Nurse Practitioner”?  Wait a minute, wait a minute, when I go to the “Doctor’s Office” sometimes the only people I see are the receptionist, the Nurse, and the Nurse Practitioner. Is the doctor even in the building or out playing golf?

Hmmm, seems like there’s a lot of streamlining needed. No wonder costs are out of control.

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