songs

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Here are the songs that have appeared on this blog. Since I have been posting at least one song a week since 2008, there are now so many that I had to give later decades each a post of their own to stay under the 500-word limit.

* = post has a known broken YouTube link.

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How Much Poison Is Acceptable in Our Technology?

Designer Ash Huang questions whether tech designs for the majority, or for the majority of white males. “For an industry that complains about the inconvenience of waiting for a cab, doing laundry, or picking up takeout, we sure build a lot of suffering into our apps.” via How Much Poison Is Acceptable in Our Technology? — … Continue reading

Agroecology: sustainable land use | Species Ecology

By Viviana Granado “… The man begins to assert, as he learns to respect and understand the groundhe walks on.” Atahualpa Yupanqui It is common to consider soil as an inert, lifeless, made only for minerals. But hundreds of species of animals, plants, fungi and bacteria are found inhabiting soil and they play a very important… … Continue reading

Correcting Misconceptions About Mining

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One time as I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook, I came across a picture of a group of people protesting against mining. The placards that they were holding read “Kalikasan at tao, o mapanirang pagmimina?” (“The environment and people, or destructive mining?”). The protesters believed that mining is anti-environment and anti-people.

However, contrary to what the anti-mining protesters believe, mining actually supports human society. And with the ever advancing mining technologies and environmental policies, mining becomes more and more environmentally-friendly.

Unfortunately, misconceptions about mining are far too common. Here are five common misconceptions and the reasons why they’re wrong.

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Lithium-Ion Pioneer Introduces New Battery That’s Three Times Better

94 year-old John Goodenough, one of the co-inventors of the lithium-ion battery that now powers everything from phones to Teslas, has developed a new solid-state battery formula that promises to hold three times more energy than li-on. Goodenough and his team also say the new battery, which replaces a liquid electrolyte with glass, would charge… via … Continue reading

Clean Energy Will Yield Job Growth, Survival

Countries and businesses that fail to shift to renewable energy from fossil fuels do so at their own peril, Sec. of State John Kerry said Monday morning. And that peril is both economic and existential. Implementing greener energy use not only means a reduction in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but more jobs and economic… via … Continue reading

Philippines Gets 6.7 Magnitude Quake for Choosing Social Justice Over Abusive Mining

The Philippines assumed the leadership in nickel production after Indonesia closed down some of its nickel mines much earlier. However, the nickel miners in the country are up in arms as 23 mines were slapped with closure orders, earlier this month. via Philippines Gets 6.7 Magnitude Quake for Choosing Social Justice Over Abusive Mining — Covert … Continue reading