The Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance, Cap. 607

The Ordinance

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance, Cap. 607 (the Ordinance), gives effect to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity to control the release into the environment and the transboundary movement of living genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and provide for related matters.

Living organisms are defined as any biological entity capable of transferring or replicating genetic material, including sterile organisms, viruses and viroids. GMOs are living organisms that possess a novel combination of genetic material obtained through the use of modern biotechnology which include the application of in vitro nucleic acid techniques (such as recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and direct injection of nucleic acid into cells or organelles), or techniques involving the fusion of cells beyond the taxonomic family, that overcome natural physiological reproductive or recombination barriers and are not techniques used in traditional breeding and selection. GMOs cover a variety of food crops (such as BT corn, anti-frost tomatoes and herbicide-tolerance soya beans), GM seeds, GM fish, GM flowers, etc. However, GMOs do not include non-living food products produced from GM crops, such as corn oil, soymilk and polished rice. They also do not include living organisms with genetic material altered through traditional breeding and selection techniques (e.g. hybrid rice and golden sweet maize).

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GMOs are regulated according to their intended uses, including:

GMOs intended for direct consumption as food or feed, or for processing (GMOs-FFP), such as virus-resistant papaya fruit, herbicide-resistant soy bean and BT maize;
GMOs intended for contained use, such as GM micro-organisms cultured in laboratories, transgenic plants growing in greenhouses and knock-out transgenic mice kept in cages; and
GMOs intended for release into the environment, such as seeds of GM crops to be sown on farmlands, experimental GM plants to be planted on open fields, and cut flowers of GM variety to be displayed in open area.
The Ordinance does not apply to or in relation to a GMO that is a pharmaceutical product for use by human beings.

The Ordinance ordains the following controls on GMOs in Hong Kong:

Restrictions on Release into Environment and Maintenance of Lives of GMOs

No one is not allowed to release a GMO into the environment, import a GMO intended for release into the environment or maintain the life of a GMO that is in a state of being released into the environment, unless:

the GMO has been approved and any condition for the approval has been complied with; or
the GMO has been exempted by the Secretary for the Environment from the restriction and any condition for the exemption has been complied with.
These restrictions do not apply to or in relation to a GMO that is in transit or transhipment. For detailed approval application process, please refer to the Guidelines for GMO Approval Application.

The approval will apply to all subsequent releases, after the GMO is approved and entered in the GMOs Register (www.afcd.gov.hk/gmo). There may be conditions attached to the approval. You may search the GMOs Register for the list of approved GMOs and the conditions for the approvals, before making an application or releasing a GMO into the environment of Hong Kong.

Contravention to the above restrictions commits an offence and is liable to a fine of HK$100,000 and to imprisonment for one year.

Why the U.S. can't abandon the nuclear renaissance

Why the U.S. can't abandon the nuclear renaissance
By Cyrus Sanati, contributor
March 17, 2011

FORTUNE -- The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami last week has claimed an untold number of Japanese victims, but there's one casualty in the U.S. that won't go down without a fight: the nuclear power industry

The resulting damage to one of Japan's nuclear power plants has resurrected old debates about the safety and soundness of nuclear technology and its ability to be used as a viable power source.

But even if nuclear power plant construction costs rise as a result of this incident, the economics of power generation still favor a mix of energy sources that include nuclear. 

Renewable sources of energy, like wind and solar, while recently becoming more cost-competitive to nuclear energy (thanks in part to generous government subsidies), are still unable to efficiently generate enough power to keep the lights on and fully replace nuclear power in the United States just yet.

The possibility of multiple reactor core meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has captured the world's attention. We don't yet know if this will become another Chernobyl -- what we do know is that no matter happens, it is a public relations disaster for the nuclear industry.

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In Germany, plans to overturn a directive that would have kept the nation's 17 nuclear plants from being closed in the coming years were placed on hold for three months. 

Switzerland said that it was suspending efforts to keep three of its nuclear plants operating, while the European Union announced that it wants stress tests performed on all of its 143 nuclear reactors in response to what the EU's energy chief said was an "apocalypse" in Japan.

In Washington, the Republicans, who have traditionally championed nuclear power, have been pretty much silent on the news. But some liberal Democrats, like Rep. Ed Markey from Massachusetts, have called for a moratorium on nuclear plants in earthquake prone areas of the country, while Senator John Kerry, the Democrat from Massachusetts, went a step further and called for all nuclear power plant construction to be halted immediately.

This has put the White House in an awkward position. The Obama administration has earmarked $36 billion in its 2012 budget to help finance the construction of several new nuclear plants across the country. 

That's in addition to the $18.5 billion in funds that were earmarked by Congress back in 2007, of which $10.2 billion remains unspent.

The nuclear commitment

In total, it looks like the US government has placed a $55 billion bet on an industry that could meltdown thanks to the Fukushima incident. President Obama has reiterated his support for nuclear power since the disaster struck, but that could change quickly, putting that $36 billion top-up to the industry in jeopardy. Republicans vow to slash line items in the budget, but the nuclear issue has not been their primary target, yet. As for the general public, it doesn't see the need for government support for the industry. An opinion poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News released on March 3, before the incident, found that financial support for the nuclear industry was the single most popular possible budget cut, with 57% agreeing.

It wouldn't take much to let the nuclear industry just die out in the US. Until last year, the government had not approved the construction of a new plant since the partial reactor meltdown at the Three-Mile Island nuclear facility in 1979. The last plant went online in 1996.

There are currently 20 projects being reviewed by the government but only three seem to be going anywhere. Atlanta-based Southern Company (SO, Fortune 500) is the farthest along and has been promised $8 billion by the government for the construction of a $14 billion plant Georgia.

But it is highly unlikely that any of the other projects will ever get built if the government takes away funding. While nuclear plants are cost effective in the long run, they have significant start-up costs. For example, the $14 billion price tag on the Southern Company's plant is around half of its entire market capitalization. Other companies far into the permitting process, like Dynegy (DYN), have market caps that are a fraction of the costs to get a plant constructed.

Those rallying against nuclear energy are pushing for the government to back other energy alternatives like solar and wind. Both have made great strides in becoming more cost competitive over the years, thanks in part to large government subsidies. While they remain highly uncompetitive to fossil fuels, they have overtaken nuclear on a cost per kilowatt basis.

That's because the cost to build a new next generation nuclear facility in the US has jumped 37% in the past year from an average build cost of $3,902 per kilowatt to $5,339/kW, according to a recent government study. New design specifications and a lack of competition in the nuclear construction industry were blamed from the increase in costs.

Solar power now looks on the surface to be potentially competitive. The cost to build a photovoltaic solar plant is down 25% in the past year from an average build cost of $6,303 per kilowatt to $4,755. The build cost for a solar thermal plant dropped 10% to $4,692 per kilowatt. Wind power remains the cheapest and the most expensive alternative to both nuclear and solar. Onshore wind power costs just $2,438 per kilowatt while offshore wind power costs $5,975/kW. For a comparison, natural gas blows all of them out of the water, costing just $978 per kilowatt.

Obstacles to solar and wind

But comparing alternatives on a cost per kilowatt basis is deceptive. Even with the government's careful controls of geography and markets, the cost factor doesn't seem to take into account the resources needed to generate the power on a scale that could serve the population. 

For example, it is not possible to install wind or solar plants on a commercial scale everywhere because some areas of the country are just not windy or sunny enough to yield enough power. 

That compares to a nuclear plant that could theoretically be built almost anywhere.

More importantly, alternatives don't generate enough power to do the job. Nuclear energy is a dense form of energy that requires very little in the form of land and transmission lines to carry it to a population center. 

Alternative energies are not dense at all and require gobs of space to generate a fraction of the energy generated by a small nuclear facility.

For example, the government assumed a certain output would be generated by a plant in their calculations. For a nuclear plant it was 2.2 million kilowatts, while it was just 150,000 kilowatts for a photovoltaic plant and 100,000 kilowatts for an onshore wind plant. 

That nuclear power plant is a large jolt of electricity neatly contained to an area of 8 to 10 square miles. Compare that to an onshore wind plant, the cheapest alternative according to the government. Each 2,000 kilowatt wind turbine takes up a quarter of a square mile worth of space, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 

So to replace that nuclear power plant with wind would mean dedicating nearly 280 square miles of land to a gigantic wind farm, which would be about the size of New York City.

The energy concentration in nuclear power plants is just one reason why nuclear remains so attractive, despite the high start up costs. The nuclear industry has spent millions of dollars over the years touting its safety record and lobbying for government support, but just one incident by a massive earthquake has wiped most of that effort away. 

It remains to be seen if the industry spent enough money to ensure that the government keeps its coffers open to them. 

Why earthquake-prone Japan relies on nuclear power

The Christian Science Monitor
Global News Blog

Why earthquake-prone Japan relies on nuclear power
Nuclear power is increasingly seen as a way for Japan, and other nations including the United States, to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1 is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on Friday, March 11. The nuclear power plant affected by a massive earthquake is facing a possible meltdown, an official with Japan's nuclear safety commission said Saturday. 


(Yasushi Kann/The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP)
By Stephen Kurczy, Staff writer
posted March 14, 2011 

Nuclear energy provides an estimated 30 percent of electricity in Japan, despite it being one of the world's most seismically volatile nations.

Why? Nuclear power is increasingly seen as a way for Japan to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. That's the same reason why President Obama has also been pushing the US to build its first nuclear power plant in almost three decades. In his 2010 State of the Union address, he called for "a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants."

But as shown by the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan, with two reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station suffering explosions since Friday's massive earthquake knocked out cooling systems at the plant, there is simply no easy solution to humanity's need for energy. While fossil fuel raises concerns of climate change, nuclear energy raises the specter of radioactive contamination.

"Japan's debate closely mirrors those worldwide, as governments highlight nuclear power as an easier way to cut carbon emissions than boosting wind and solar power," the Monitor wrote a year ago in the article "Earthquake prone Japan sees green in new nuclear power plants."

Nuclear role in cutting carbon

Japan has touted nuclear power as key to reducing carbon emissions to 75 percent of 1990 levels by 2020. The public remains wary about the push, with one poll showing that 54 percent of the population feels anxious or uneasy about nuclear power. Shunsuke Kondo, chairman of Japan's Atomic Energy Commission, told the Monitor then that his nation's nuclear power plants were built to withstand all but a "once in 10,000 year" earthquake.

Tragically, that's exactly what hit Friday when an 8.9-magnitude temblor rocked the nation's northeast coast and sent a 30-foot high tsunami crashing inland, knocking out electricity at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and causing cooling systems to fail in at least three reactors.

Nuclear plants also provide an estimated 20 percent of US power, with Obama recently pledging $8 billion in loan guarantees for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the US since 1979, the year of the Three Mile Island meltdown. Proposals are currently being heard for 20 new reactors to be built over the next 15 to 20 years.

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, there are currently 104 licensed nuclear power plants, with eight sitting in the earthquake-prone West Coast states of Washington, California, and Arizona. (Here's a map of reactors across the US.) Two of those plants in California sit especially close to fault lines.

The New York Times today reports that "most of the nuclear plants in the United States share some or all of the risk factors that played a role at Fukushima Daiichi: locations on tsunami-prone coastlines or near earthquake faults, aging plants and backup electrical systems that rely on diesel generators and batteries that could fail in extreme circumstances."

Overreacting to the nuclear crisis?

Even a year ago, as the Monitor reported, Japan's earthquake-prone geology caused concern among activists and raised the specter of a quake-induced Chernobyl. Comparisons to Ukraine's 1986 disaster have been stated repeatedly in recent days, despite officials downplaying such a scenario.

The Wall Street Journal's Op-Ed page has criticized American media for "overreacting" to the nuclear crisis in Japan. "Unlike the Soviets at Chernobyl, the Japanese have been taking sensible precautions like evacuating people near the plants and handing out iodine pills even if they may never be needed. These precautions increase public worry, but better to take them even if they prove to be unnecessary," the WSJ said.

"We should learn from the Japanese nuclear crisis, not let it feed a political panic over nuclear power in general," the Journal said.


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西醫危害健康 - 袁大明 周兆祥 醫療風暴

What to Know if You Ever Want to Eat Chicken Again…
It's still standard practice on chicken AFOs (Animal Feeding Operations) to dose the birds with arsenic 砷; 砒霜 .
Arsenic makes the birds grow faster and helps control a common intestinal disease of chickens.

More than 2,000 vaccinated babies died: The cost of doing business

Study: 700,000 people, mostly children, end up in emergency rooms ER every year for pharmaceutical drug poisoning.
Forty-three percent of all these poisonings are caused by antidepressant drugs and common painkillers, many of which are available without a prescription.

Pecans promote heart health, lower cholesterol levels

How Cell-phone Radiation Works
Ionizing radiation & Non-ionizing radiation

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輻射菜殺到香港 超標9倍 日本5縣農產今無限期禁入口

輻射菜殺到香港 超標9倍 日本5縣農產今無限期禁入口
 (明報)2011年3月24日 星期四

【明報專訊】日本    輻射    污染蔬菜差點流入本港,昨日兩批共3個樣本的日本空運抵港蘿蔔和菠菜,被驗出放射物質碘-131含量達260至1000貝克/公斤,超出本港安全標準1.6至9倍,全部來自鄰近東京    的千葉縣。港府緊急宣布,今日正午起無限期禁止日本千葉、櫪木、茨城、群馬及福島縣5個縣的奶類及蔬果等農產及相關加工、包裝食品入口。


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有關超標蔬菜並非產自福島及鄰近櫪木、茨城、群馬3個重災區縣,全部來自毗鄰東京的千葉縣,其中碘超標9倍的菠菜樣本,更獲日本當地的JAS有機認證,此認證制度由日本農林水產省制定。兩款蘿蔔樣本入口商是Tukiji Nakagai Hong Kong Sodairi Hogami Suisan Co. Ltd和菠菜樣本入口商Pronet(Asia) Ltd。





對於福島對開海水輻射污染,天文台    強調當地水流向東,不會流入本港,當局與專家研究後,亦確認本港漁民不會到有關水域捕魚。漁護署昨日到本港5個漁場抽魚化驗輻射,結果正常。至於其他日本進口的加工食品,如餅乾、糖果、蛋糕和冰凍甜點,以及以水和植物製造的日本進口消費品,包括洗頭水、護髮素、皂液、牙膏、化妝品等,港府未有發現輻射超標。

日本厚生勞動省昨宣布,福島縣露天栽種的西蘭花(青花菜)、椰菜等11種蔬菜檢測到輻射物質,美國    隨即宣布,即時停止進口福島、茨城、櫪木、群馬4縣生產的牛奶、奶製品、新鮮蔬果;韓國也表示「積極」考慮禁止入口日本食品。法國    除了自行檢測日本進口食品,也呼籲歐盟對日本輸入歐陸的新鮮食品,實施「系統管制」,防範核污染,一些入口商已停止輸入日本食品,預料禁止入口日本食品的國家將陸續增加。


 (明報)2011年3月23日 星期三



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郭先生來自甘肅    蘭州,老家人和親戚開了三間大餐館,日用鹽量幾十斤。






湖北省鹽務管理局武漢分局鹽政科邵科長表示,可出面協調賣鹽商戶或當地鹽業公司回收    這批食鹽,盡量減少郭先生的損失。



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Healthy Journey
Be Healthy, Reduce Cancer Risk,
Live Longer with Fresh Organic Foods 
Dr. Fred Bisci

Ani Phyo Raw Food Desserts: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Why Refined Grains Are Harmful
There is a jingle that goes:
"The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead!"

A Shoppers Guide To Pesticides

Sprouts: An ideal emergency preparedness food

Rickets is back as a new "affluence disease"
Rickets is a bone-softening disease caused by vitamin D deficiency. 
The body produces at least 80 percent of its vitamin D upon exposure to sunlight.
But now vitamin D deficiency has become a sign of affluence. Children are spending more and more time indoors, and parents concerned about skin cancer are increasingly applying more and more powerful sunscreens to their kids before letting them go outside. As many as 70 percent of all British children may now suffer from vitamin D deficiency, and one in 1,000 has been diagnosed with rickets.

Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security 
Mark Z. Jacobson
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TED Debate on Renewable Versus Nuclear Power

Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy [Paperback]
Arjun Makhijani (Author)
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China: Pigs Fed Illegal Additive

Department of Health and Human Services Receives 386 H1N1 Vaccine Injury Claims in 2009.
Tax dollars hard at work paying out vaccine injury cases. Blanket immunity to the vaccine manufacturers.

Discover the radiation protective benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella

Eating Dandelions

China: Pigs Fed Illegal Additive
The Washington Post reports. The banned chemical, clenbuterol, is said to "reduce a pig's body fat to a very thin layer and makes butchered skin pinker, giving the appearance of fresher meat for a longer time." When people ingest it from eating the resulting pork, they suffer "symptoms such as a quickened heartbeat and headaches ... and, in rare cases, die."

For Ref. Only. Not agree or disagree

Doctors use Fukushima-like radiation to "treat" thyroid disorders
Guess what they use for their thyroid radiation treatment? Radioactive iodine -- the same deadly substance being released from the Fukushima power plant!
I can't make this stuff up. The treatment is so dangerous that patients who subject themselves to it set off radiation alarms at airports and transportation centers. The patients are so radioactive that they're told not to stand near any other person for several days because the radiation would damage them. 

Apples could hold key for increasing lifespan
'Dying to Have Known' documentary features Gerson Therapy natural cancer cure

TSA to retest airport body scanners after reports expose extreme radiation safety violations

Temple Kirtan Songs
2011 3 19 Gaura Purnima part 1
you can forward the video to skip lecture talk parts.
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 (明報)2011年3月22日 星期二

代理日本    奶粉的業界人士稱,由於日本方面可能需要預留奶粉應付內需,所以未來對香港的供應可能會減少。



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另外,黎陳芷娟稱,由於糧油雜貨的供應主要是內地,目前及未來供應均十分充裕。早前的搶購食鹽情況,只屬個別事件,各有關方面均即時補貨,加上當局澄清食鹽無助預防輻射    ,事件很快平息。


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List of books about energy issues

List of books about energy issues

This is a list of books about energy issues:

Title Author(s) Year
Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility Christopher A. Simon 2006
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future Jeff Goodell 2006
Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security Amory Lovins 1982
The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era Jeremy Leggett 1999
Canada’s Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System Jim Harding 2007
The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder 2007
Crude Interventions: The United States, Oil and the New World (Dis)Order Garry Leech 2006
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World Paul Roberts 2004
Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown (editors) 2007
Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy Hermann Scheer 2007
Energy Technology Perspectives International Energy Agency biennial
Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil Robert Zubrin 2007
Global Warming: Opposing Viewpoints (2002) James Haley 2002
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy Mark Diesendorf 2007
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence Robert Bryce 2008
Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis Jeremy Leggett 2005
The History of the Standard Oil Company Ida M. Tarbell 1904
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America Thomas L. Friedman 2008
The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate Joseph J. Romm 2004
Licensed to Kill? The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant Joan Aron 1998
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century James Howard Kunstler 2005
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System Daniel Pope 2008
Nuclear Nebraska: The Remarkable Story of the Little County That Couldn’t Be Bought Susan Cragin 2007
Nuclear or Not? Does Nuclear Power Have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future? David Elliott 2007
Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil David Goodstein 2004
Outlook On Renewable Energy In America American Council on Renewable Energy 2007
The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies Richard Heinberg 2003
Plows, Plagues and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate William Ruddiman 2005
Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World Richard Heinberg 2004
Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future Robert Bryce 2010
Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy Gwyneth Cravens 2007
Reaction Time: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option Ian Lowe 2007
Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability Godfrey Boyle 2007
Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2010
Small is profitable: The hidden economic benefits of making electrical resources the right size Amory Lovins 2002
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air David J. C. MacKay 2008
Ten Technologies to Save the Planet Chris Goodall 2008
Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective J. Samuel Walker 2004
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil John Ghazvinian 2007
Whole Earth Discipline Stewart Brand 2009
Winning the Oil Endgame Amory Lovins 2005
Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World Michael Ruppert 2009

List of books about renewable energy

List of books about renewable energy

This is a list of books about renewable energy:

Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility
The Clean Tech Revolution
Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths
Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy
Non-Nuclear Futures: The Case for an Ethical Energy Strategy
Outlook On Renewable Energy In America
Renewable Electricity and the Grid
Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation
Small is Profitable: The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size
Solar Electricity Handbook
Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate
The Fourth Revolution: Energy

Cancer on the rise globally as developing nations eat American foods and use American products

Ahimsa अहिंसा   is a term meaning to do no harm 
- the avoidance of violence. 
Ahimsa means kindness and non-violence towards all living things including animals; it respects living beings as a unity, the belief that all living things are connected. 
All kinds of violence entail negative karmic consequences.


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Cancer on the rise globally as developing nations eat American foods and use American products

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U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach

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Anti-nuclear demonstrations held across Spain

Anti-nuclear demonstrations held across Spain
(AFP) – 3/18/2011

MADRID — Hundreds of people took part in protests held across Spain Thursday to demand the closure of the country's six nuclear power stations after Japan's nuclear accident following a massive earthquake.

Demonstrators, many wearing masks or holding signs that read "No nuclear power, neither here nor in Japan", gathered in small groups in more than 30 cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Valencia.

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The protests were organised by Greenpeace and Spanish environmental umbrella group Ecologists in Action, who want the government to gradually close the country's six nuclear power plants by 2020.

They are especially concerned over two nuclear plants -- one at Garona in the north and another at Cofrentes in the east -- which use the same boiling water reactor design as the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan that is facing a meltdown.
"What is happening in Japan shows that what is improbable ends up happening," Ecologists in Action spokesman Francisco Castejon said at the protest in Madrid, which drew around 200 people.

Castejon said renewable energy sources like wind and solar power could make up for the loss of the electricity that is currently produced at Spain's six nuclear power plants.

"Around 40 percent of the electricity which we consume comes from renewables, double the energy that comes from nuclear. Since 2004 we have exported electricity to all our neighbours," he said.

The Spanish government said Wednesday it will review security measures at all its nuclear power plants following the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeast Japan and crippled the Fukushima nuclear power station, raising the risk of uncontrolled radiation.

Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero vowed during general elections in 2004 and 2008 to gradually phase out nuclear power when the lifespan of the country's six nuclear plants expired.
But he has since softened his stance, and in July 2009 the government said it would extend the operating licence for the Garona plant for another two years until July 2013.

The government extended the life of the plant at Cofrentes by a decade on March 10, a day before the massive earthquake hit Japan.

Spain has taken a lead in renewable energy in recent years, becoming one of the world's biggest producers of electricity from wind and solar power, as it seeks to cut its oil dependence and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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昨天首波攻擊從海上發射戰斧巡弋飛彈(Tomahawk),第二波攻擊主要由美軍戰鬥機和轟炸機執行。美國國防部長蓋茨(Robert Gates)表示,美國考慮將這次任務的主導權轉移給盟軍,可能是法國、英國,或北大西洋公約組織(NATO),時間就在「幾天之內」。

海軍中將哥特尼(William Gortney)告訴記者,昨天和今天的連續攻擊,已經給予巨大損害,大舉削弱格達費的空中防禦,阻止他的軍隊開拔到反抗軍佔據的班加西(Benghazi),並讓他的軍隊感到不知所措。






美國參謀首長聯席會議主席穆倫(Mike Mullen)今天出席多場電視訪問,解釋這次任務目的。他表示,主要目標是保護平民不受格達費軍隊進一步暴力攻擊,讓人道援助得以進行。


他在美國廣播公司(ABC)節目「本週」(This Week)上說:「我認為未來隨情況而定,現下我還無法判斷行動時間長短。」他表示,任務的早期結果非常令人振奮,美軍、盟軍或平民都沒傳出傷亡。





盲求繁榮 日本瘋建核廠

盲求繁榮 瘋建核廠
 (明報)2011年3月21日 星期一

【明報專訊】過去一周,日本    以至國際傳媒不時大談日本人忍耐、堅持及和善等所謂「民族性」。有西方評論指日本的「羞恥文化」(shame culture),促成日本人的循規蹈矩,以免被負面評價,去解釋災後「沒有搶掠」的情况。《紐約    時報》指出,日本災民的確井然有序,但也不忘指出,核災難的爆發,根源也與日本人的價值觀有關——戰後盲目追求物質財富和安逸的價值觀,促成將55個核反應堆建在這片世上地震最頻繁的土地。有評論甚至認為,很多有關日本「民族性」的吹捧,只是「神話」。


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紐約博客西敏斯(Charles Simmins)在一篇名為《日本文化使核危機惡化?》的評論文章中質疑,日本人的「面子」文化,亦是加劇核危機的原因之一。他質疑,為強調形象的重要,日本文化竭盡全力掩蓋現實。「他們的社會要求服從,這與我們所說的日本價值觀『面子』相關,公司或個人的形象幾乎較任何其他品質都要重要。」他指出,東電處理今次核危機的方式,固然有為面子掩飾錯誤之嫌,日本政府也似乎出於面子問題,遲遲未有積極尋求美國    協助處理核災。

神戶地震 災區現強姦

國際傳媒近日稱讚日本災後「沒有搶掠」,但從日本傳媒和法新社昨天的宮城縣搶掠報道來看(詳見A3),這可能並非實情。美國知識分子雜誌《大西洋月刊》的博客網The Daily Dish近日便以「為何日本沒有搶劫?」為題作討論。有網民留言質疑,關於日本無搶掠的概念根本就是媒體創造出來的神話,日本詞彙中就有一個形容災難中搶掠的詞叫「kajibadorobou」(かじばどろぼう,火事場泥棒,中文即趁火打劫)。