I’ve written an unusual science fiction novel “Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time”. Creating my own world, peoples and language, the book is a “preventable vision of the future” with its hooks deep into renewable energy and the impending World Water Wars. The science in my book utilizes ocean energy and photovoltaics to power their daily world. People from the past become the Gods of the Future as they appear through the Rips in Time.
You can find “Anti-Vigilante and the Rips in Time” at Amazon.com today, just follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Vigilante-Rips-Time-Diane-Tegarden/dp/0974536911/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350751953&sr=1-2&keywords=Anti-Vigilante
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Green Grove Thursday…thinking of going back to school? GO GREEN!
The College of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) offers online certificate courses in New and Renewable Energy Sources. Apply here:
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Green Grove Thursday’s renewable energy news….read about how Canada is moving to use tidal power to create clean, green energy from the ocean!
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Green Grove Thursday….for the latest in renewable energy news, events, technological developments and environmental concerns, you can get a free email subscription to Renewable Energy Magazine at: www.renewableenergymagazine.com
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If I lived closer to Sacramento, I’d love to attend this workshop. Desalination is a vastly underused resource that creates clean drinking water from ocean salt water!
The Public Workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Joe Serna Jr.-Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, State Water Resources Control Board
Coastal Hearing Room. The address is: 1001 “I” Street, Second Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
More information can be found on the web page at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ocean/desalination
On September 13 & 14, 2012 OREG (The Ocean Renewable Energy Group) will hold their 2012 Annual Conference “Turning Potential Into Reality” at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
This year’s event will bring together industry, government, academia, suppliers, utilities, and other related sectors to network, learn, and share ideas on how to realize the potential of Canada’s growing marine renewable energy sector. The two-day conference will feature action planning work sessions in addition to our usual updates on progress by sector leaders, and networking opportunities intended to help build connections and support emerging industry needs.
For more information or to register, go to: http://www.oreg.ca
Today is World Oceans Day, which has been celebrated on June 8th since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s theme is “Youth: the Next Wave for Change”.
Here are some nifty facts about our world’s oceans:
-50 to 70 percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean. That’s more than every one of the world’s rain forests combined.
-The ocean is the #1 source of protein for more than a billion people. Sea life provides one fifth of the average person’s animal protein intake.
-The ocean regulates our climate, absorbs carbon dioxide, holds 97% of Earth’s water, and supports the greatest abundance of life on our planet.
But there are some serious problems, for example:
-discarded plastic bags and other trash have formed a toxic “plastic soup” that is gathering in five massive ocean gyres around the world. As the plastic breaks down, it is eaten by sea animals, birds, and fish, causing illness and death. It eventually enters our diets, too.
-our oceans account for 71% of the planet, but less than 2% of our oceans are protected. We have protections in place for nearly 12% of all land (through areas like national parks).
For information on cool events and ideas about how you can help protect our oceans, visit:
“Sea” you later!
Energetically, Diane Tegarden
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According to Renewable Energy Magazine:
Regulators in the state of Maine have set the terms of a 20 year contract to distribute electricity being harvested from the movements of ocean tides — the first long-term power purchase agreement for tidal energy in the US.
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You can also receive a free edition of the magazine online!
It’s World Water Day today!!
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The site started in 2001 as a community space and repository where people can upload their WWD event activities and reports. The theme changes every year for which annual campaign materials can be found at the UN-Water site by clicking on: http://www.worldwaterday.org/
Last year’s theme was Water for Cities, which was timely considering the devastation of Japan’s people with the recent earthquake, tsunami, fires and now, impending nuclear disaster.
Here are more links to underscore the importance of clean water supplies on World Water Day:
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