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Fri 22 Oct 2004

Surfing before breakfast - some of what caught my eye

Category : world

Israeli Ornithologist saves Air Force $660 milion. New Scientist interview by Fred Pearce. "[My mother] always said she couldn't tell a bird from a donkey, but the walks made me a nature-lover." Birding led to a PhD protecting the air force which led to tracking migratory birds, protecting their stop over sites and getting Jewish, Palestinian and Arabic school children involved in tracking the birds.

Governor Schwarzenegger unveils California's Ocean Plan (18 Oct 2004) - which betters federal protection and management, because "California has a proud history and tradition of protecting our ocean. And we have the same kind of proud history and tradition of leading the country in our efforts to make sure that all of our oceans are clean, safe and productive."

Corrie Pikul asks on Salon.com, "Would you drink this water?" (22 Oct 2004). "NEWater looks like any other glacier- clear bottled H20. Except it gushes from the toilets of Singapore instead of a bubbling spring." ... 'The great promise is that this can help solve an increasingly dire global water crisis. Nearly 20 percent of the world (1.2 billion people) do not have easy access to clean water -- 400 children die every hour from water-borne causes. And even in developed countries like the United States, fear of tainted water is on the rise.'

"Dutch parliamentarians favour releasing public broadcast images into public domain." By Joe Figueired, 20 Oct 2004. Same reason I discussed with MDA that publicly-funded programmes, paid for by our television licences, should be available for loan in our libraries and for sale at a small fee on VCDs. All those nature documentaries are still relevant and they are usually crafted with included considerable input from local naturalists and academics. Mostly of this expert help is contributed free of charge for the purposes of education. Its time to revive that point again.

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