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Fluoridation in Thames

Thames is the only place in the Coromandel that has fluoridation. Incase you don't know, the fluoride that is used to put in the water is a toxic waste from the phosphate fertiliser industry. Here's a couple of good links to an Australian site that explains how Fluoride is an environmental pollution http://australianfluorideaction.com/the-dangers/environment-dangers/ ; and how they obtain the fluoride to… Continue

Added by Mary Byrne on November 4, 2010 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

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Siemens and Semprius double photovoltaic effiency.

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using salt to capture and store energy

Peak Oil again in news - Nature magazine article. follow link: Co-author David King is former science advisor to UK government. 

The idea of ‘peak oil’ — that global production will reach a peak and then decline — has been around for decades.  The true volume of proven global reserves is clouded by secrecy; forecasts by state oil companies are not audited and seem to be exaggerated. The notion that oil is produced by the earth - abiogenic oil - is largely discredited.


Should we be concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)? Click link for news.

If these secret negotiations succeed [the only documents in the public domain have been leaked] they will create a mega-treaty across nine or more countries that puts a straightjacket on the policies and laws our government can adopt for the next century and give massive new powers to corporations.

Thames residents may be sitting on a gold mine

There is an application to prospect for gold underneath the town pending approval.

The application by Zedex Gold [application 53981 - purple on map] was lodged with the Ministry of Economic Development on October 4th 2011.

To find out more background see these links:  

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