Thursday, September 4, 2014

Building the World's First Net-Zero Energy Lab

Monday, July 7, 2014

truth ~ 20/20 in 2014

As the exploding crisis in Iraq spotlights once again the tragic record of American policy in the Middle East, Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis, whose new book, “935 Lies” details the many government falsehoods that have led us into the current nightmare. A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite.
investigative journalist Charles Lewis, whose new book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New Harvard Study targets Bayer Neonicotinoids as cause of Colony Collapse Disorder

The bee colony collapse disorder mystery has been solved.
In spite of denials that claim neonicatinoid pesticides are not lethal to bees, a new Harvard study fingers neonics as the key driver of colony collapse disorder. The experiment couldn't have been simpler. Working with nearby beekeepers, Harvard researcher Chensheng Lu and his team treated 12 colonies with tiny levels of neonics and kept six control hives free of the popular chemicals. All 18 hives made it through summer without any apparent trouble. Come winter, though, the bees in six of the treated hives vanished, leaving behind empty colonies—the classic behavior of colony collapse disorder. None of the six control hives experienced a CCD-style disappearing act, although one did succumb to a common-to-bees gut pathogen called nosema.
This year, beekeepers in Ohio, for example, reported winter losses of 50 percent to 80 percent.
Last year, Europe placed a two-year moratorium on most neonic uses, pending more research on their effect on honeybees. The US Environmental Protection Agency, for its part, is reviewing its registration of the chemicals, and won't be done until 2016 at the earliest.
http://www.bulletinofinsectology.org/pdfarticles/vol67-2014-125-130lu.pdf

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bob Filner Speaks at the Pacific Beach Town Council

San Diego Speaks presents Bob Filner - running for San Diego Mayor 2012, at the Pacific Beach Town Council meeting at the PB Women's Club, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.



Promises: I will get the City to put Solar Panels on EVERY City and School Building.
I will consult with neighborhood councils to invent local solutions.
I will find a way to deal with homelessness without breaking our back.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Protest against SDGE's solar fee 1/18/12

When SEMPRA uses rate-payer fees (i.e. taxes) to open their NEW SDG&E 'Energy Innovation Center' (i.e. propaganda center), they were met with protesters. Planning to charge people with Solar Panels a 'fee' for using the public electric grid. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) rejected the SDG&E "Network Usage" fee.