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Visit from CID

Originally posted on Wastwater Chronicles:
Sept 3rd 1996 Had a visit from CID.  Just arrived unannounced at the door – plain clothes chap….asking(?) to come in and “talk about the Rusland Beeches” Like before (on the phone) wants to know if I plan to organise a “sit in” but the National Park still have to…

Large Earthquakes Strike Italy

Originally posted on Mining Awareness + :
Google Streetview of Norcia, Italy M6.2 – 10km SE of Norcia, Italy, 2016-08-24 01:36:33 UTC 42.714°N 13.172°E 10.0 km depth http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006g7w#executive M5.5 – 4km NE of Norcia, Italy, 2016-08-24 02:33:30 UTC 42.822°N 13.126°E 10.0 km depth http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006g7d#executive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norcia “‘Voices under the rubble’ after quake hits Italy; at least 38 dead…

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An Open Letter to Bill Bryson

Originally posted on Radiation Free Lakeland:
Roe deer, Moorside Dear Bill, Fantastic that you are supporting the Friends of the Lake District campaign to hide the two rows of pylons from the proposed Moorside nuclear reactors. Perhaps you would consider supporting the resistance to Moorside? The doubling of Sellafields already “grotesque” (Alfred Wainwright)  nuclear sprawl…

World Could Run on 100% Renewables By 2050; 80% By 2030; The Main Barriers are Neither Technical Nor Economic, But Political and Social – Expert Testimony to US Congress

Originally posted on Mining Awareness + :
“The main barriers to a conversion“[to 100% Wind, Water, Solar] are neither technical nor economic; rather, they are social and political.” (Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson, Ph.D. in Testimony to the US Congress, 19 Nov. 2015) “Written Testimony to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce…