26 July 2010

Georgia Nichols weekly horoscope Sun July 25, 2010

Of course, you're undergoing the same upheavals every other sign is. However, most likely the changes in your life are more internal and less evident. Obvious changes with partnerships have taken place in the last 18 months. (That's for sure.) But the kind of change you're feeling now is more underground and behind the scenes. That's because you're hatching plans! You're working hard -- almost secretly -- on something that will catapult you into a whole new world in the next year. ("Should I pack tropical?") Be careful that your involvement with your plans doesn't make you too prickly to live with because you're excited, overworked, and scrambled in too many directions. (Ooops.)

Sums it up nicely!

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8 July 2010

Recycled "islands" in the Pacific?

GLOBE-Net, July 7, 2010

It is an intriguing idea - bordering on the audacious; but it might just work and it might help solve a growing environmental disaster in the Pacific Ocean.
Recycled Island is a research project launched by Rotterdam-based WHIM architecture designed to assess the feasibility of creating a habitable floating island from plastic wastes in the Pacific Ocean.

The North Pacific Gyre, located in an area North-East of Hawaii, has the largest concentration of plastic so far identified, roughly the size of France and Spain together.
It is recognized that harvesting the plastic from the Ocean would be time consuming and could take years.

Rather than trying to scoop up massive amounts of plastic and other debris and bringing it ashore for disposal or reprocessing, the Recycled Island idea is to reprocess it on site and to create an island with the area of about 10,000 square kilometers - about the size of the island of Hawaii itself. That way, long and costly transportation problems could be avoided.
The proposal has three components: cleaning the ocean of gigantic amounts of plastic waste; creating the new island; and constructing a sustainable habitat on that island.

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