Earth and Space Weather News April 11, 2014: Beauty From Chaos – Mars canyons; RSOE alert map; Global weather; Tropical Cyclone Ita Makes Landfall in Australia; Space weather; Earthquake watch – 7.1 quake hits off Papua New Guinea…
Earth and Space Weather News April 10, 2014: Celestial Diamond Ring; Lightning’s Cosmic Connection; RSOE EDIS; Earthquake watch; Global weather; Space weather
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.
The victims of drones are not faceless individuals: That’s the message an artist collective hopes to convey with its new project. Displaying giant photos of children in Pakistani areas typically targeted by the military, the artists hope the oversized images will be seen by drone operators sitting thousands of miles away, flying the unmanned vehicles. The project uses the hashtag #NotABugSplat, referencing how one drone operator described what victims look like when viewed through a drone’s camera. Kathy Kelly, a coordinator at Voices for Creative Nonviolence, speaks with RT’s Ameera David about the responsibility the artists feel they have to speak out on the topic of drone use.
Earth and Space Weather News April 9, 2014: A few words on the dangers of GMOs; Global weather – cyclone warning; Space weather – sun quiet, Earth-facing coronal hole; Earthquake watch
Earth and Space Weather News April 8, 2014: Winter storms bring only fleeting relief to drought-stricken California; Global weather; Space weather; Coronal hole power; Earthquake watch; Evidences of Space Weather Induced Natural Disasters – Dr. U-Yen; Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille: On the Validity of Kirchhoff’s Law; The Variable Sun and Its Effects on Earth – Ben Davidson
Earth and Space Weather News April 7, 2014: Two volcanoes erupt in the North Pacific, plus moderate earthquake activity; Global storm watch; Solar calm; Earthquake watch is set to ramp back up
Earth and Space Weather News April 6, 2014: 2013 WMO global climate report; Evidences of Space Weather Induced Natural Disasters (Dr. U-Yen); Global weather; CME impact status
Abby Martin goes over five instances of misleading legislation, including bills like the Patriot Act, Clean Air Act, No Child Left Behind, and the Healthy Forest Initiative which do almost the opposite of what their ‘catchy titles’ imply.
Earth and Space Weather News April 5, 2014: F-type stars; Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spews ash after powerful explosion; 6.2 earthquake in Soloman Islands occurred near tropical storm track; Global weather; CME impact today from M-6 flare several days ago
Lee Harris: The world is sped up, chaotic and panicky at the moment. And it’s understandable as to why. There are several things that you can see going on in the world that can make you nervous about the future of the planet, and the now of the planet and what people are dealing with. But one truth I have come to both learn and experience is that the more centered and stable we are able to stay, the more ready we are for anything that Planet Earth is going to throw our way. So if you are living in fear or worry of the future, you are constantly off your center and disempowered.
Earth and Space Weather News April 4, 2014:Deep Ocean Detected Inside Saturn’s Moon Enceladus ; Hubble Finds That Monster ‘El Gordo’ Galaxy Cluster Is Bigger Than Thought; “New” Pacific Island; Sea ice update: 2014 Arctic winter maximum, Antarctic summer minimum; Global weather; Space weather
Earth and Space Weather News April 3, 2014: Sinkhole; Earthquake Watch; Storms & Typhoon Warning; Cannibal Galaxy; Space weather; Sun-diving Comet; CME Expansion; Climate Change Reconsidered
The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Wednesday in McCutcheon v. FEC overturned a law that allowed the federal government to cap how much an individual could give to multiple federal candidates and committees in a single campaign cycle. The $123,200 overall limit for total contributions to campaigns, parties, and PACs will no longer be in effect, although contributions to individual candidates remain limited to $2,600. Potentially opening the door to a flood of cash from wealthy individuals, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the dissenting opinion, stating that this ruling “perhaps devastates, what remains of campaign finance reform.” Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling with MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow. In the 2nd video (see below), RT’s Lindsay France looks into this historic ruling.