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Fruit Flies and Mice to Get New Home on Space Station, at Least Temporarily

The next SpaceX mission will carry insects and rodents to help scientists understand the effects of long-term life in space.

Source: Fruit Flies and Mice to Get New Home on Space Station, at Least Temporarily

Go Space X! I am a space geek I love the fact that we are recycling rocket engines. But this article in particular is interesting because it describes the links between fruit flies and humans.

Fruit flies (an insect) have many, many homologous (similar) enzymes and proteins as humans we are even spending money to send them into space in order to compare their reaction and heartbeats to long-term weightlessness because it will give us clues to our ability to survive in space. And yet we continue spraying insecticides all over everything with the assumption that what harms an insect won’t harm us.

Go figure.

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Big Organic behaving badly (much worse than Monsanto) – Boulder Weekly

Bad news, anti-GMO-ers. It isn’t Big Ag and Monsanto that’s been ruining your dinner. It’s Big Organic Ag. You don’t have to take my word for this. Consult The Washington Post. The Post recently took time off from its busy schedule of trying to “get Trump,” to print two devastating reports by staff writer Peter

Source: Big Organic behaving badly (much worse than Monsanto) – Boulder Weekly

Wow organic only has to be pasture fed 120 days out of 365

And then you can feed it in a feedlot but use organic corn which has been sprayed with virtually anything as long as a waiver has been applied for.

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A few more plants

Orchid
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Some new plants that I have been adding to my systems

Seep monkey flower
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Emails between the EPA & Monsanto now revealed (The contents are sickening!)

Here is a little blog / website you might enjoy…. or not :-)

I have made it my life’s mission to raise public awareness about what’s really in our food, how it can affect our health, and how a handful of large corporations are poisoning us for profit. These corporations use big bucks … Continued

Source: Emails between the EPA & Monsanto now revealed (The contents are sickening!)

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Insecticides Persist in Water, Rattling Food Chain

A common class of insecticides can persist in water for a long time, potentially disrupting the food chain for wildlife.

Source: Insecticides Persist in Water, Rattling Food Chain

Neonicotinoids were designed as systemic insecticides that move through a whole plant, but the same traits that make them good systemics also cause them to linger in the environment.

They have a long half-life in the soil, potentially lasting for years under the right conditions. Unlike other insecticides, they are highly water soluble and don’t break down in water.

Is likely that they will collect in Lake, stream, and river sediments

Neonicotinoids are frequently found in surface water and have even been found in groundwater and treated drinking water.

Yowzer And just like the zika insecticide I’ll bet no one has tested the toxicity in chlorinated tap water.

In Saskatchewan, 50 to 60 percent of wetland samples exceed the threshold for chronic toxicity to aquatic life. Three-quarters of wetlands in one study contained at least one neonicotinoid.

Samples often exceed levels that are safe for aquatic invertebrates and many wetlands contain more than one neonicotinoid, which amplifies their toxicity.

And one of the neonicotinoids often found is Thiamethoxam.

Thiamethoxam when it breaks down produces the more toxic clothianidin.

Are we having fun yet :-)

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Your swimming pool has the blues make it clean again

I believe that we need to reconsider the blue color as an indication of purity in swimming pools. There is a true blue and a fake blue.

And chlorinated water in a pool with a blue tint to the underlying concrete coating so to generate a blue color in a chlorine pool is a bit of a fib and a fake blue.

Chlorine is a toxin and a mutagen. Adding a blue tint doesn’t make it any cleaner :-) Or a true blue.

Just sayin’ ☺

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I am doing a small presentation

Ronald H Roberts Temecula public library Thursday evening.
30600 Pauba Rd, Temecula, CA 92592
Water Conservation! Pool2Pond too.
Join us ☺
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Migratory Bird Habitat Shrinking In California

This is the time of year when tens of thousands of migrating shorebirds flock to the Sacramento Valley. But places for the birds to make their pit stop along the Pacific Flyway is shrinking.

Source: Migratory Bird Habitat Shrinking In California

If you converted your chlorinated toxic pool to a natural pond you would be providing habit for migratory birds and the native organisms and creatures in your own backyard.

Such as

Bats

I have the best job

Dragonflies damselflies and multi-layer mosquito defense :-)

Tadpoles and eggs

Think about converting your pool to an oasis.

Bob

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See what my " coworkers" "fuss" at me about ☺

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