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New study on safety of Roundup "reflects rat liver and kidney damage" at low doses

Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure



Received: 21 April 2015
Accepted: 11 August 2015
Published: 25 August 2015

Abstract
Background

Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) are the major pesticides used worldwide. Converging evidence suggests that GBH, such as Roundup, pose a particular health risk to liver and kidneys although low environmentally relevant doses have not been examined. To address this issue, a 2-year study in rats administering 0.1 ppb Roundup (50 ng/L glyphosate equivalent) via drinking water (giving a daily intake of 4 ng/kg bw/day of glyphosate) was conducted. A marked increased incidence of anatomorphological and blood/urine biochemical changes was indicative of liver and kidney structure and functional pathology. In order to confirm these findings we have conducted a transcriptome microarray analysis of the liver and kidneys from these same animals.

Results

The expression of 4224 and 4447 transcript clusters (a group of probes corresponding to a known or putative gene) were found to be altered respectively in liver and kidney (p < 0.01, q < 0.08). Changes in gene expression varied from −3.5 to 3.7 fold in liver and from −4.3 to 5.3 in kidneys. Among the 1319 transcript clusters whose expression was altered in both tissues, ontological enrichment in 3 functional categories among 868 genes were found. First, genes involved in mRNA splicing and small nucleolar RNA were mostly upregulated, suggesting disruption of normal spliceosome activity. Electron microscopic analysis of hepatocytes confirmed nucleolar structural disruption.

Second, genes controlling chromatin structure (especially histone-lysine N-methyltransferases) were mostly upregulated. Third, genes related to respiratory chain complex I and the tricarboxylic acid cycle were mostly downregulated. Pathway analysis suggests a modulation of the mTOR and phosphatidylinositol signalling pathways. Gene disturbances associated with the chronic administration of ultra-low dose Roundup reflect a liver and kidney lipotoxic condition and increased cellular growth that may be linked with regeneration in response to toxic effects causing damage to tissues. Observed alterations in gene expression were consistent with fibrosis, necrosis, phospholipidosis, mitochondrial membrane dysfunction and ischemia, which correlate with and thus confirm observations of pathology made at an anatomical, histological and biochemical level.

Conclusion

Our results suggest that chronic exposure to a GBH in an established laboratory animal toxicity model system at an ultra-low, environmental dose can result in liver and kidney damage with potential significant health implications for animal and human populations.

Full article: http://www.ehjournal.net/content/14/1/70

Environmental Health is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 2002 and published by BioMed Central. It covers research in all areas of environmental and occupational medicine. The editors-in-chief are Philippe Grandjean (University of Southern Denmark) and David Ozonoff (Boston University School of Public Health). According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 2.714
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_Health_(journal)

Label GMO Food like 64 countries already do.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:23 PM (119 replies)

The world’s first fully solar-powered airport

UK Telegraph | Soo Kim | 21 Aug 2015



India has unveiled the first airport in the world to operate completely on solar energy.

A solar power plant with 46,150 solar panels has been installed across 45 acres of land near the cargo area of Cochin International Airport (CIAL). It supplies the airport with 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity per day, making the airport “absolutely power neutral”, according to a statement by CIAL.


Cochin International Airport has already been using solar energy from two smaller power plants installed in 2013 Photo: Cochin International Airport Limited

India's leading airport in sustainability had already been using solar energy from two smaller power plants installed in 2013. But the latest addition brings its solar energy capacity up to 12 megawatts (MW) of power per day, a sufficient amount to run all of the airport’s daily functions.

The new plant is expected to generate 18 million units of solar power annually, an amount that could charge around 10,000 homes in the country for one year. The sustainable project is expected to offset carbon emissions by more than 3 lakh (300,000) metric tons over the next 25 years, which is said to be the equivalent of planting three million trees or not driving for 750 miles, according to the airport.

Cochin International is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala and the third busiest in India, according to international passenger traffic, having received more than 3,750,000 passengers between 2013 and 2014...
Full Article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/india/11816236/The-worlds-first-fully-solar-powered-airport.html


Solar cells near cargo terminal Photo: Binu jayakrishnan

At 10 Degrees N Latitude the panels are almost horizontal
Coordinates of Cochin Airport: 10.155°N 76.391°E
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochin_International_Airport
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:07 PM (0 replies)

Nothing but water: Hydrogen fuel cell unit to provide renewable power to Honolulu port

Phys.org August 28, 2015

A new chapter in clean energy is starting in Hawaii. At Young Brothers Ltd.'s Port of Honolulu facility, Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to conventional diesel generators.


“We are pleased to help expand this clean energy technology to new applications,” said Young Brothers, Ltd., President Glenn Hong. Young Brothers is hosting a project led by Sandia National Laboratories to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to diesel in powering refrigerated containers. Credit: David Murphy)

On Friday, the project kickoff is being marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Young Brothers President Glenn Hong and Sandia California Vice President Marianne Walck.

"Today, we take another big step in transforming our nation to a clean energy economy," said Schatz. "The fuel cell technology being deployed today will one day mean less carbon pollution in our ports and on the high seas. The great work from all the partners involved, especially Young Brothers, is helping lead the way to a cleaner, more energy-efficient future."...snip

Hydrogen more efficient than diesel

..."At the point of use, hydrogen fuel cells produce nothing but water—zero pollutant emissions and no greenhouse gases," said Joe Pratt, Sandia's project lead. "This technology could enable major commercial ports and marine vessels to lessen their environmental impacts." ...snip...

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-08-hydrogen-fuel-cell-renewable-power.html

In Hawaii- and around the world- H2 is #1

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Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:00 PM (15 replies)

WTO Ruling Against India's Solar Push Threatens Climate, Clean Energy

"The U.S. should be applauding India’s efforts to scale up solar energy—not turning to the WTO to strike the program down."

Nadia Prupis | CommonDreams.org | August 27, 2015

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday ruled against India over its national solar energy program in a case brought by the U.S. government, sparking outrage from labor and environmental advocates.


India's ambitious solar program was rebuked by the WTO in a decision that climate advocates say shows the potential damage of deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Photo: Knut-Erik Helle/flickr/cc)

As power demands grow in India, the country's government put forth a plan to create 100,000 megawatts of energy from solar cells and modules, and included incentives to domestic manufacturers to use locally-developed equipment.

According to Indian news outlets, the WTO ruled that India had discriminated against American manufacturers by providing such incentives, which violates global trade rules, and struck down those policies—siding with the U.S. government in a case that the Sierra Club said demonstrates the environmentally and economically destructive power of pro-corporate deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"Today, we have more evidence of how free trade rules threaten the clean energy economy and undermine action to tackle the climate crisis," Ilana Solomon, director of the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program, said on Thursday. "The U.S. should be applauding India’s efforts to scale up solar energy—not turning to the WTO to strike the program down."

According to Indian media outlet Livemint, the U.S. government

has resorted to similar measures, specifying local content requirements and offering a range of subsidies for promoting its renewable energy sector at the federal, state, regional and local levels.

India spoke repeatedly against the US at WTO’s committee on subsidies and countervailing measures, stating that American subsidy schemes relating to local or domestic content requirements for its solar companies are inconsistent with its global trade obligations.


In addition, Livemint reports, the ruling "goes against the spirit of an agreement signed early this year.... [in which] the two sides agreed to promote clean energy and expand solar energy initiatives."

Regardless, Solomon said, the WTO "needs to get out of the business of hampering climate action in countries around the globe. The outdated trade rules on the books now and under negotiation in trade pacts including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership encourage trade in fossil fuels and discourage countries from developing local clean energy capacity."

"These rules simply do not reflect the urgency of solving the climate crisis and stand in the way of clean energy growth," Solomon said.

The Indian government will appeal the decision to the WTO's highest court, the appellate body. It is the second time that the WTO has ruled against India in a case with the U.S., which first brought legal action against the country's food security program in 2014.

The WTO ruled on that case in June, when it decided that the Indian ban on certain foods from the U.S. was "inconsistent with the global norms."

Note: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
http://commondreams.org/news/2015/08/27/wto-ruling-against-indias-solar-push-threatens-climate-clean-energy

WTO rules against India in solar panels dispute with the US
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/11yE8Bz6bgZZ6LhXXlB8eL/WTO-panel-rules-against-India-in-solar-dispute.html



From the Comments:

MHunter 20 hours ago

Just a precursor to the hell that the TPP and similar trade deals with create. At this rate there won't won't be any legacy of humanity aside from a dead planet and bunches of useless green cloth

Laurenceofberk 18h

India should INDICT the corporate judges of the WTO for vandalism and treason against the planet, and send out agents to arrest them

Laurenceofberk 18h

The project of the the World Trade Organization is to remove economic sovereignty of nations, which the international corporate elite call "socialism," and place it in their own fascist hands.

In other words, the Cold War is not over. It has just been given a new name: GLOBALIZATION.

x-post GD
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 01:12 PM (2 replies)

WTO Ruling Against India's Solar Push Threatens Climate, Clean Energy

"The U.S. should be applauding India’s efforts to scale up solar energy—not turning to the WTO to strike the program down."

Nadia Prupis | CommonDreams.org | August 27, 2015

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday ruled against India over its national solar energy program in a case brought by the U.S. government, sparking outrage from labor and environmental advocates.


India's ambitious solar program was rebuked by the WTO in a decision that climate advocates say shows the potential damage of deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Photo: Knut-Erik Helle/flickr/cc)

As power demands grow in India, the country's government put forth a plan to create 100,000 megawatts of energy from solar cells and modules, and included incentives to domestic manufacturers to use locally-developed equipment.

According to Indian news outlets, the WTO ruled that India had discriminated against American manufacturers by providing such incentives, which violates global trade rules, and struck down those policies—siding with the U.S. government in a case that the Sierra Club said demonstrates the environmentally and economically destructive power of pro-corporate deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"Today, we have more evidence of how free trade rules threaten the clean energy economy and undermine action to tackle the climate crisis," Ilana Solomon, director of the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program, said on Thursday. "The U.S. should be applauding India’s efforts to scale up solar energy—not turning to the WTO to strike the program down."

According to Indian media outlet Livemint, the U.S. government

has resorted to similar measures, specifying local content requirements and offering a range of subsidies for promoting its renewable energy sector at the federal, state, regional and local levels.

India spoke repeatedly against the US at WTO’s committee on subsidies and countervailing measures, stating that American subsidy schemes relating to local or domestic content requirements for its solar companies are inconsistent with its global trade obligations.


In addition, Livemint reports, the ruling "goes against the spirit of an agreement signed early this year.... [in which] the two sides agreed to promote clean energy and expand solar energy initiatives."

Regardless, Solomon said, the WTO "needs to get out of the business of hampering climate action in countries around the globe. The outdated trade rules on the books now and under negotiation in trade pacts including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership encourage trade in fossil fuels and discourage countries from developing local clean energy capacity."

"These rules simply do not reflect the urgency of solving the climate crisis and stand in the way of clean energy growth," Solomon said.

The Indian government will appeal the decision to the WTO's highest court, the appellate body. It is the second time that the WTO has ruled against India in a case with the U.S., which first brought legal action against the country's food security program in 2014.

The WTO ruled on that case in June, when it decided that the Indian ban on certain foods from the U.S. was "inconsistent with the global norms."

Note: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
http://commondreams.org/news/2015/08/27/wto-ruling-against-indias-solar-push-threatens-climate-clean-energy

WTO rules against India in solar panels dispute with the US
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/11yE8Bz6bgZZ6LhXXlB8eL/WTO-panel-rules-against-India-in-solar-dispute.html



From the Comments:

MHunter 20 hours ago

Just a precursor to the hell that the TPP and similar trade deals with create. At this rate there won't won't be any legacy of humanity aside from a dead planet and bunches of useless green cloth

Laurenceofberk 18h

India should INDICT the corporate judges of the WTO for vandalism and treason against the planet, and send out agents to arrest them

Laurenceofberk 18h

The project of the the World Trade Organization is to remove economic sovereignty of nations, which the international corporate elite call "socialism," and place it in their own fascist hands.

In other words, the Cold War is not over. It has just been given a new name: GLOBALIZATION.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 12:49 PM (16 replies)

Revealed: The First Hydrogen-Powered Battery That Will Charge Your Apple iPhone for a week

UK Telegraph | Christopher Williams | 22 Aug 2015

A British technology company has claimed a major smartphone breakthrough by developing an iPhone that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen fuel cell.

Intelligent Energy has made a working iPhone 6 prototype containing both a rechargeable battery and its own patented technology, which creates electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen, producing only small amounts of water and heat as waste.


Intelligent Energy's miniaturised fuel cell fits inside the existing iPhone 6 chassis alongside the battery Photo: iFixit

The company is believed to be working closely with Apple. In what it claims is a world first, it has incorporated a fuel cell system into the current iPhone 6 without any alteration to the size or shape of the device. The only cosmetic difference compared with other handsets are rear vents so an imperceptible amount of water vapour can escape.

Executives believe that for the price of a latte, a market worth as much as £300bn a year could open up.

Henri Winand, chief executive of Intelligent Energy, who refused to comment on rumours of Apple involvement, said: “To our knowledge this has never been done before...snip
MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/11818151/Revealed-the-first-hydrogen-powered-battery-that-will-charge-your-Apple-iPhone-for-a-week.html

Related:British hydrogen fuel cell pioneer develops cars and iPhones of the future
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/11818169/British-hydrogen-fuel-cell-pioneer-develops-cars-and-iPhones-of-the-future.html



Upp™ now available at Apple Stores across the UK
Live life unplugged with a portable hydrogen fuel cell
http://www.intelligent-energy.com/news-and-events/company-news/2014/11/19/upp-now-available-at-apple-stores-across-the-uk/


Intelligent Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Taxi in London
http://www.intelligent-energy.com

Hydrogen is The Next Big Thing!
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:17 PM (2 replies)

Dr. Christina Sanchez might be able to explain it



The Cancer.Gov page with the claims isn't new either. I've personally posted it numerous times here and it's usually ignored.
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq#section/all

Antitumor activity

Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells


Did you know the Feds own a patent on the use of the main ingredient in Cannabis? That's been posted since the mid 2000's and usually ignored. Why is that?
US Patent #6630507
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:51 PM (0 replies)

Fueled By Lemonade



Published on Aug 20, 2015: Our latest hydrogen experiment is a sweet one. See how we turned kids' leftover lemonade into hydrogen fuel, and put this and other unused resources to better use

The Science Behind 'Fueled by Lemonade'



What is excess renewable energy?



How can we use excess renewable energy?




Previous episode: Fueled By Water from Oil Creek



Fueled By Bullsh*t



The New Toyota Hydrogen Electric Car is
Fueled By Everything
http://www.toyota.com/mirai/fueledbyeverything.html
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 09:41 AM (2 replies)

Richard Gage & Erik Lawyer discuss “Firefighters Architects & Engineers Expose 9/11 Myths”

Richard Gage (AE911Truth) and Erik Lawyer (FF911Truth) team up as the guests on this week’s episode of 9/11 Free Fall to discuss their new joint film, “Firefighters Architects & Engineers – Expose 9/11 Myths”, which will be premiering in New York in time for the 9/11 anniversary.

Listen here: http://noliesradio.org/archives/102915
This show was broadcast on August 20, 2015

Archived Shows: http://www.911freefall.com/

Firefighters For 9-11 Truth
https://www.youtube.com/user/ff911truth/videos



Uploaded on Mar 3, 2010: Firefighters for 9-11 Truth Erik Lawyer Architects and Engineers 911 conference
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 09:06 AM (1 replies)

IEEE: Carbon Fiber Cloth Can Generate Hydrogen

IEEE Spectrum | Charles Q. Choi | 21 Aug 2015

Splitting water can yield clean-burning hydrogen fuel, but catalysts that generate hydrogen are often expensive, and unstable in water. Now a team from Singapore and Taiwan have shown that carbon fiber cloths coated in inexpensive catalysts can generate hydrogen, and perform not only in water but in seawater as well. The researchers detailed their findings online August 21 in the journal Science Advances.


Image: Nanyang Technological University

The most effective catalyst for generating hydrogen is platinum. However, this metal is scarce and expensive, limiting its use in large-scale hydrogen generation. Instead, the researchers investigated molybdenum sulfide as a catalyst. Molybdenum and sulfur are respectively about 300 and more than 100,000 times more abundant than platinum.

"One hundred grams of pure molybdenum metal costs $44, while the same amount of platinum costs $3,211.86 today," says study co-author Bin Liu, a materials scientist at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore...

...Hydrogen-generating catalysts often require acidic solutions to release protons. However, this new catalyst can generate hydrogen while in water. It also requires only 200 millivolts to produce the gas, and can even operate in seawater...snip
more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/energy/renewables/carbon-fiber-cloth-can-generate-hydrogen

Some people say there's no reason to continue researching Hydrogen tech. That's incredible, isn't it. The innovations have barely begun.

H2 is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 08:49 AM (0 replies)
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