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What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? ...

A swirling sea of plastic bags, bottles and other debris is growing in the North Pacific, and now another one has been found in the Atlantic. But how did they get there? And is there anything we can do to clean them up?




By
Russell McLendon


Wed, Feb 24 2010 at 11:00 AM














Not all garbage ends up at the dump. A river, sewer or beach can't catch everything the rain washes away, either. In fact, Earth's largest landfill isn't on land at all.






The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches for hundreds of miles across the North Pacific Ocean, forming a nebulous, floating junk yard on the high seas. It's the poster child for a worldwide problem: plastic that begins in human hands yet ends up in the ocean, often inside animals' stomachs or around their necks. This marine debris has sloshed into the public spotlight recently, thanks to growing mediacoverage as well as scientists and explorers who are increasingly visiting the North Pacific to see plastic pollution in action.











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DAKAR RALLY 2013 COMES TO AN END ...

ZAMBIA: Nkwazi Rotary Club rolls out education dream to Mango Groove ...

January 19, 2013 

 Posted by mitia


LENGWE shows the Rotary Club members and media (not in picture) some of the poorly built classrooms that are still in use.







By SAM PHIRI -




IN Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, about two kilometers away from the Great East Road in Munali Constituency is a reality of an astonishing school life.


This is what has come to be known as Mango Groove Community School, deriving its name from a Mango tree under which the first lessons were conducted before some poorly constructed makeshift classrooms were put up.







At this school, which accommodates more than 260 pupils, vulnerability is so eminent among young children struggling to get a fair share of literacy from a few available teachers who have volunteered to help them out after realising their dreams for years now.









In its early stages, children used to sit on the bare ground or indeed found some ‘comfort’ on stacks of bricks as they took instructions from their teachers who had a black board propped up on the sam…

Descartan que economía peruana se pueda “arruinar” por caída del dólar ...

Sábado, 19 de enero del 2013

ECONOMÍA

11:15






Los economistas Alejandro Indacochea y Jorge González Izquierdo consideraron ‘irresponsable’ y ‘sin sustento técnico’ lo dicho por Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, quien pronosticó un fin de verano desastroso para las finanzas nacionales.





Duras críticas. González Izquiero e Indacochea cuestionaron las declaraciones del ex-candidato presidencial (Foto: USI)







Desconcierto y rechazo han generado las declaraciones del exministro Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, quien ayer aseguró que la economía peruana “se iría a la ruina” a fin del verano debido a la caída del dólar y a lo poco que puede hacer el Banco Central de Reserva (BCR) para evitarlo.






Durante la emisión de su segmento Diálogos con PPK, el también excandidato presidencial culpó al Congreso de no haber podido escoger en 18 meses a los directivos del BCR, lo que, según él, impide que se puedan tomar medidas drásticas para evitar la caída de la divisa extranjera.






“El BCR, por su directorio, incompleto no se atreve a t…

PAKISTAN : POLLINATION AT ASSIM AGRICULTURAL FARM ...

http://www.pollinator.org/pollination.htm


What is pollination and who are the pollinators?





Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollinating animals such as birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, or other animals, or by the wind.











1.5 MILLION PAGEVIEWS FOR MANGO WORLD MAGAZINE (IMO BLOG) SINCE MARCH 14, 2011 ...

As of 7am (EST) on Saturday, January 19, 2013, Mango World Magazine (IMO BLOG) has surpassed 1.5 million pageviews since March 14, 2011.





At the current rate, viewership is projected to cross the two million mark by May 01, 2013.









Strong daily pageviews have been trending near the 6,000 mark for the past month:












Here are the latest statistics:












Pageviews today
2,160


Pageviews yesterday
5,162


Pageviews last month
145,436


Pageviews all time history
1,503,827

















ALEXA.COM :





mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com


Mango World Magazine (MWM) (IMO BLOG)


678,250
Alexa Traffic Rank 



125,617
Traffic Rank in US







As a benchmark here are other similar publications:





thepacker.com

The Packer Newspaper Online

215,304
Alexa Traffic Rank 

84,071
Traffic Rank in US




producenews.com

The Produce News

854,356
Alexa Traffic Rank 

140,095
Traffic Rank in US






perishablenews.com

PerishableNews.com



982,847
Alexa Traffic Rank 


196,180
Traffic Rank in US




mango.org

National Mango Board

1,032,957
Alexa Traffic Rank 

228,619
Traffic Rank in US




perishablepundit.c…

5 Ways Hugo Chavez has Destroyed the Venezuelan Economy ...

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks to soldiers. (Fernando Llano/AP Photo)















By STEPHEN KEPPEL
Jan 17, 2013




It is unclear if Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will make a full recovery from his most recent surgery in Cuba. Whatever happens, he always stirs a lot of passions. Certainly that is the case when thinking of what his lasting legacy in Venezuela will be.




On the left he is seen as a socialist hero who broke the Venezuelan "oligarchy" and defended the country against the "American Empire."





 On the right he is the socialist anti-Christ who "brought Afghanistan to South America."





 But perhaps one of the simplest ways to judge his reign, is to remove the politics and look closely at his economic record.







Take gross domestic product, or GDP. 


In that case the record is certainly mixed. 



There was strong economic growth from 2004 to 2008 but GDP fell in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010. 




From the time Chávez took office in 1999 to 2011 Venezuela's economy…

FOCUS ON RETAIL: WHOLE FOODS OWNER SPEAKS OUT ...

TALKJohn Mackey, the Kale King


Interview by ANDREW GOLDMAN Published: January 18, 2013 Comment





In your new book, “Conscious Capitalism,” you write that Whole Foods sees its customers as its “most important stakeholders” and that the company is obsessed with their happiness. The biggest complaint I hear about Whole Foods is how expensive it is. Why not drop prices to make your customers happier? 


People always complain about prices being too high. Whole Foods prices have dropped every year as we get to be larger and we have economies of scale. Also, people are not historically well informed about food prices. We’re only spending about 7 percent of our disposable personal income on food. Fifty years ago, it was nearly 16 percent.






A paper from Stanford last year concluded that there is little evidence of greater health benefits from eating organic. If it were ever definitively proved that organic foods offered no health benefits, would you still be a proponent? 


Oh, absolutely. I’ve always …