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Earth at Night

Earth at Night

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Earth | Leave a comment

The Living Earth

The Living Earth® image is a composite of Earth satellite imagery developed by The Living Earth, Inc.

* The hours are listed in Universal Time (UT), which is the same as Greenwich Mean Time. It is the same moment everywhere on earth when times are given as UT or GMT.

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Earth | | Leave a comment

Water Filter (Turns filthy Water Drinkable)

I hope this guy doesn’t sell out and he actually uses the technology for good.   I hope this isn’t a case of selling to the highest bidder which would probably create wars instead… I hope this guy starts a social enterprise out of this instead of a for profit business, and a “foundation.”

What is LIFESAVER bottle?
LIFESAVER bottle is the world’s first all in one ultra filtration water bottle. It will remove bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens without using chemicals like iodine or chlorine which leave a distinctive foul taste. LIFESAVER bottle produces filtered sterile drinking water quickly and easily. It incorporates LIFESAVER systems’ unique FAILSAFE technology (another world first) which shuts off the bottle’s cartridge upon expiry, preventing contaminated water from being drunk.
With LIFESAVER bottle there is no need for tablets, boiling, chemicals, tubes, shaking, scrubbing, waiting or effort. LIFESAVER bottle produces clean, sterile drinking water with no foul taste – fast!

With cutting-edge nanotech, Michael Pritchard’s Lifesaver water-purification bottle could revolutionize water-delivery systems in disaster-stricken areas around the globe.

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Life, Philanthropy, Videos, War, Water | , , , , | Leave a comment

Worls Population 7 Billion by 2011!

A new study by the Population Reference Bureau shows that by 2011 world population will hit 7 billion people. That’s just twelve years after it hit 6 billion, and 24 since it hit 5 billion:

Majority fo the growth is happening in the developing world.   For example look at how the African population is growing. The entire continent now has a human population of one billion, with the PRB predicting that in will double by 2050. Crazy!

Here’s an interesting fact for you.  90% of the youth are developing nations.  That’s an astounding 1.9 billion people of the current 6 billion population.

That means they will have the same thoughts we had growing up and some of these youth will want to leave for the big cities to seek of training, education, jobs, health care etc.

This will have a huge impact throughout the world… Imagine youth leaving small villages, leaving behind the knowledge of agriculture and immigrating to new countries to push paper.


It’s also estimated that be 2011 the virtual population will reach 50 million.  I might just have to get my Son of Five Rivers Account on Second Life now…

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Earth, Life | , , , | Leave a comment