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XEROX NOT GREEN

. . . . . . . . . . .THIS IS VIDEO OF FOREST DESTRUCTION BY XEROX THE PHOTO COPY COMPANY THAT INSISTS ON USING BOREAL FOREST LUMBER FOR ALL THEIR PRINTING NEEDS . . . . . . IT IS THE LARGEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD IN THIS FIELD AND SO FAR HAS NOT SEEN THE NEED TO PREVENT CLEAR CUTTING ...IT SHOULD BE REMINDED THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FROM A CORPORATE CITIZEN....ABITIBI IS THEIR SOURCE FOR ALL THEIR PRINTING PAPER WHICH COME FROM TREES CLEAR CUT OUT OF INTACT BOREAL FORESTS IN QUEBEC.

NUCLEAR PLANT ACCIDENT

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. . . . . . . . . . .The Krümmel nuclear plant near Hamburg: The reactor had to be shut down on July 4 following a short circuit in a transformer.

It was already awkward enough for Vattenfall that the accident, which resembled a similar breakdown two years ago, occurred after it had spent €300 million ($420 million) upgrading the plant. As in the 2007 incident, this time there was also a short circuit in a transformer. The reactor, which had just been started up, quickly had to be shut down again on Saturday, July 4. . . . . . . . . . . . ....

FULL DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE @ THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE OF SPIEGEL MAGAZINE.GERMANY . . . .http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,635788,00.html ,,,SPECIAL NOTE: TO AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE....THINK...BEFORE ...BUILDING ANY NUCLEAR REACTORS OR STARTING ANY URANIUM MINES,,,THE PLANET'S FUTURE IS AT STAKE.

Züfle was also forced to admit that the accident in the nuclear power plant was more serious than previously known. In addition to the trans…

NUCLEAR CANCELLED

Bruce Power has dropped plans to build new reactors in Ontario's Bruce County, the company said Thursday.

The company said it has opted to focus on refurbishing its Bruce A and B reactor units at its site about 250 kilometres northwest of Toronto on Lake Huron.

The company also said it will withdraw its application to build reactors in Nanticoke, on Lake Erie, citing declining provincial energy demand.

"These are business decisions unique to Ontario and reflect the current realities of the market," said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power's president and chief executive officer.
. . . . . . .THIS NEWS EXERPT FROM CBC TV ON LINE DATED FRIDAY,JULY 24,2009 . . . . .HOPE THE PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA MAKE NOTE OF THIS NEWS UPDATE FROM ONTARIO,CANADA. . . . . .THE TREND NOW IS AWAY FROM NUCLEAR POWER AND THE MOMENTUM IS EVEN MORE STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

ATTENTION AUSTRALIA

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......PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA WILL BE INUNDATED IN THE COMING MONTHS BY SOME HIGH PRICED MEDIA HYPE FROM THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY......PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF THE ENVIRONMENT DO NOT LET THEM BAMBOOZLE YOU INTO THINKING THAT NUCLEAR IS A CLEAN SOURCE OF ELECTRIC POWER.......IT IS NOT . . .THE LIFE CYCLE OF NUCLEAR REACTORS EMITS HUGE AMOUNTS OF POLLUTION INTO THE AIR,LAND AND WATER...JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SEE A URANIUM MINE(REMOTE LOCATION) DOES NOT MEAN IT IS NON POLLUTING...FOR EXAMPLE THE RECENT APPROVAL OF THE BEVERLY MINE SITE HAS URANIUM ORE 600FEET TO 700FEET BELOW GROUND LEVEL....OPEN PIT MINING WILL BE USED FOR EXTRACTION...THIS IS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE METHOD TO THE ENVIRONMENT....LARGE GARGANTUAN TRUCKS AND EQUIPMENT ALONE WILL PRODUCE TONNES OF GREENHOUSE GAS (CO2) FROM DIESEL AND ENGINES...ALL TOPSOIL HAS TO BE BULLDOZED AWAY IN ORDER TO GET THE URANIUM ORE A DEPTH OF , , , , , 650 FEET . . . . .STRONG CHEMICALS ARE USED TO SEPERATE THE ORE AND MOUNTAINS OF RADIOACTIVE DI…

SWINE FLU (H1N1) SPREAD

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. . . . .after many months in the media headlines,there is no indication that this virus is subsiding....on the contrary ...it appears to be spreading as shown in this photo from Beijing,China...a tennis player with a face mask during a game must be slightly uncomfortable . . .but is a sign of the times.

URANIUM: DIRTY INDUSTRY

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Uranium export is the first step to war

* Helen Caldicott
* July 18, 2009

Currently, Russia and America possess 97 per cent of the 23,000 to 26,000 nuclear weapons in the global arsenal. It is therefore imperative that these nuclear superpowers take the lead in nuclear disarmament; otherwise they will have no moral authority to preach to or police other countries about their nuclear arsenals.

The agreement also does not address the proposed enlargement of NATO to the borders of Russia, nor does it tackle the US missile defence systems slated to be deployed in Poland and Czechoslovakia, countries that once were in the Soviet orbit. The Russians are understandably annoyed about these moves and if these problems are not resolved it will be difficult for Obama to coax Russia to co-operate.

Another outstanding and irrational aspect of the nuclear nightmare, which directly promotes lateral proliferation of nuclear weapons, is rarely addressed by national leaders, including Prime Minister…

ELECTRIC CAR NOT GREEN

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ontario-looks-to-jolt-electric-car-market/article1218649/.................in the above news item the ontario gonernment is about to embark on another foolish idea to prop up an obsolete car industry that is wrecking this planet we call earth ....any car.... a 4 wheeled metal and plastic 2 tonne mobile energy guzzling monstrousity is NOT a friend of the environment....these socalled green cars still do enormous damage to the earth using scarce resources with paved roads criss-crossing the planet through forests,farmfields using nuclear energy which by itself is very destructive in its life cycle ...where is mcguinty's advice coming from,,,,the ford motor company ??.bad advice ....bad decision.

PORK BAILOUT ?

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. . . . . http://calgaryherald.com/news/Pork+industry+presses+million/1781885/story.html . . . . . . www.calgaryherald.com/news/pork . . . . in the above news item the pork industry is asking for a 800 million dollar bailout.....whether it is justified time will tell........but the industry has to look at its factory farm operations real closely and revise it's present production methods where pigs are treated like metal widgets in a fast moving production line.....these are living creatures and should be treated as such..and not subject to torture in crowded ,stuffy smelly pens with no opportunity to move and injected with growth hormones,antibiotics and other indignities....their ultimate destiny is the dinner plate but one hopes these creatures enjoys natural settings with fresh water sunshine and freedom to move about in the open air prior to their demise......also it is worth noting that demand will decrease for pork as people realize the better benefits of a newer l…

HEAT SHUTS DOWN NUCLEAR

FRANCE IMPORTS UK ELECTRICITY AFTER HEATWAVE SHUTS DOWN POWER.

Britain is exporting significant amounts of electricity to France after the summer heatwave put one third of the country's nuclear reactors out of action. With temperatures in France soaring above 30 degrees Celsius this week, reactors at state-owned EDF are generating their lowest amount of electricity in six years, forcing the French producer to turn to Britain for additional supplies. A spokesman for National Grid said that electricity flows from Britain to France during peak periods yesterday were as high as 1,000 megawatts, which is roughly equivalent to the output of the Dungeness nuclear power plant on the Kent coast.

...IN THIS NEWS ITEM FROM FORBES MAGAZINE AND REUTERS DATED JULY 3-2009 MAJOR FLAWS ARE REVEALED IN NUCLEAR REACTOR OPERATION......INLAND WATER SOURCES SUCH AS RIVERS AND LAKES ARE USED ROUTINELY TO DISCHARGE HEATED WATER FROM A NUCLEAR REACTOR.....ONLY PROBLEM A HEAT WAVE LIKE THE ONE IN FRANCE R…

INDIA ON CLIMATE CHANGE

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNation/India-wont-accept-emission-reduction-target-period-says-Jairam-Ramesh/articleshow/4722824.cms ......... . . . .

INDIA'S MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT SAYS INDIA WILL NOT COMMIT TO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS ,PERIOD....FULL NEWS ITEM @ ABOVE LINK DATED JULY 1,2009