In Our Backyard (A Monsanto Introspective) from Namreblis Ekim on Vimeo.
The focus of the piece is on a small village just east of St. Louis known as Sauget. Years ago this tiny area was incorporated as Monsanto. For those who remain unaware Monsanto Company was one of the leading chemical producers of the twentieth century and has been responsible for producing chemicals like DDT, an insecticide known to be carcinogenic. Agent Orange, a dioxin riddled chemical used as a defoliant in the Vietna
Sirikit Dam is about 4 hour drive South East of Chiang Mai.Hydro-Power Station...Local Map, the lake is very big.Nan river below dam. Kin kao Sirikit Dam (Aroi), there's also golf course and accommodation. And fishing boat rentals with guides.
From Sirikit we drove to "Ban Tha Rua" houseboat village" on same lake.Houseboat village.Ban Rua use bamboo for floats.Trusty, longtail Sanpans.Floating restaurant with cold beer. You can rent a float bungalow for 300 Baht.Fresh Pla from the lake.The "s
This is no longer something that’s theory or conjecture or something that comes out of computer models. We’re observing the climate changing. It’s real. It’s happening. It’s scientific fact.
The decade that just ended saw nine of the 10 warmest years on record, and warmer temperatures mean more moisture in the air. That moisture can fall as torrential, flooding rains in the summertime or blizzards in the winter.
The Solution to the traffic menace, especially Songteaws.
The Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) is a tracked, armored engineer vehicle specifically designed for conducting in-stride breaching of minefields and complex obstacles. The ABV will provide crew protection and vehicle survivability while having the speed and mobility to keep pace with the maneuver force. Major components of this system include a Full-Width Mine Plow (FWMP), two linear demolition charges (LDC), a lane-marking syst
Hackers are hijacking thousands of PCs to spy on users, shake down online businesses, steal identities and send millions of pieces of spam. If you think your computer is safe, think again
By Brian Krebs
Sunday, February 19, 2006; W10
In the six hours between crashing into bed and rolling out of it, the 21-year-old hacker has broken into nearly 2,000 personal computers around the globe. He sle
This is the way 1.5 billion people light their homes & small businesses in India, China, Asia, and Africa. Twenty years from now these people will be doing good. While fossile fuel dependent and energy wasting cities like Bangkok will be suffering.
About every 1 or 2 years, the Thai government is drafting a new PDP for the following 15 years. This plan shows which source of energy will be used to generate energy, how much energy is needed, and who produces, transmits and distributes the energy. The planned installed capacity is the peak demand (of the highest month) plus an additional 15% reserve margin.
To ensure a correct and democratic procedure, democracies usually have different bodies responsible for the calculation of the ener
The natural disasters which have occurred in Thailand are a warning to us all. The more we destroy nature, the more we will be punished by nature.
The Thai people are still destroying forests. Plastic bags are still widely used. Everyone still uses their own private car, causing traffic jams every day. Likewise, fuel continues to be burned for energy, and so on.
It is time for the Thai people to be aware of these serious natural disasters and respect Earth. Or soon the day wi
A President Like My Father
By CAROLINE KENNEDY
OVER the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama.
My reasons are patriotic, political and personal, and the three are intertwined. All my life, people have told me that my father ch
Solar may or may not be able to completely replace less environmentally friendly means of energy production one day, but there is no doubt that it is already quickly becoming a significant part of the energy equation in many parts of the world. Why not Thailand?
“We are in the middle of an unprecedented heat wave…We have never had such record high temperatures before. At times I have the impression that I’m somewhere in Italy or in Egypt, but certainly not in Moscow…Frankly, what is going on with the world’s climate at the moment should incite us all (I mean world leaders and heads of public organizations) to make a more strenuous effort to fight global climate change"
"None of us can say what the next summer will be like. The forecasts vary greatly.
High efficiency achieved by electricity generation at home
"Electricity", a form of energy now indispensable in our daily lives, is generated in large-scale atomic, thermal, or hydroelectric power stations and transmitted along power lines to individual homes. Household fuel cells allow households to generate part of the electricity they require, reducing the electricity purchase from an electric power company. In addition, they serve as a cogeneratio
Khun Don Sambandaraksa, Bangkok Post
Future shock: We got it wrong
* Published: 22/12/2010 at 12:00 AM
* Newspaper section: Database
I must have spend much of my childhood wondering about the future. As a child of the '70s, I grew up seeing a bleak, post-apocalyptic vision. Whether it was in the aftermath of a war with the USSR or just a meteor shower leaving humanity blind and eaten by man-eating plants (as in Day of the Triffids) or brainwashed and put into bubble-ski