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Tree Bombs: How Old Warplanes Can Plant Up to 900,000 Trees a Day

Imagine old military planes used to revitalize barren areas of the earth, instead of causing death and destruction to the environment and wildlife. This reality may be closer than you think. Former RAF pilot, Jack Walters of Shropshire, England, believes C-130 transport aircraft — originally used for carpeting landmines across combat zones — could easily be refitted to deliver something …

Progressive Commentary Hour – 02.09.16 (Hour Two Special)

Prof. Chris Shaw is an associate at the Tyndal Center for Climate Change Research and a Visiting Fellow at the Sussex Energy Group. For the past decade he has researched climate change policies and climate communications, and has conducted research for the Environmental Change Institute, the University of Nottingham, Sussex University and the Institute of Development Studies. Chris received his doctorate in global climate policy from the University of Sussex’s School of Law, Politics and Sociology. He is the author of several books, the most recent being “The Two Degree Dangerous Limit for Climate Change,” which was published last October. His website is DangerousLimits.org

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Brandon Smith – How Do You Know When Your Society Is In The Midst Of Collapse?

As economic turmoil worldwide becomes increasingly apparent, I have been receiving messages from readers expressing some concerns on the public “perception” of collapse. That is to say, there are questions on the average person’s concept of collapse versus the reality of collapse. This is a vital issue that I have discussed briefly in the past, but it deserves a more …

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Thomas S. Harrington – Are US Relations With Israel a Proprietary Matter? The People at PBS’ Frontline Seem to Think So

There are numerous templates available for the making of effective propaganda. One extremely crude approach, pioneered by the Nazis, and used to great effect but the Bush Administration in the lead-up to its calculated destruction of Iraq, is to have “authorities” and their usually quite willing media accomplices (despite their constant braying about being “fiercely independent”, this is all too …