A $150,000 prize has been awarded to the “Water Gandhi of India” for his wildly successful work that turns abandoned, impoverished “dust bowls” into lush villages bustling with life again using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting.
For teaching thousands of villagers in India’s most arid region how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize, reported the GoodNewsNetwork.… Read the rest
Michael Schulson tells The Truth About Communication Became Synonymous With Surveillance. In Salon the savvy tech critic talks outrage stemming from “Terms of Service,” the first book from the young cultural critic Jacob Silverman, is less an argument than a tour.… Read the rest
Do you know anybody who is hoarding food for the apocalypse? Online scammer Allen Baler says “Our philosophy is one man, one laptop, one million bucks. I just love the freedom of being able to make a nice income, to make a nice business and just be, basically, myself.” Or Frank Bates, whichever works!… Read the rest
Eric J. Ducharme not only wears a fishtail with style and power, but wants you to try one out as well! He calls himself “The Mertailor”, specializing in custom-crafted merperson tails. Eric’s tails have appeared in various music videos (Gaga’s odd, live version of Edge of Glory), television series, movies, and documentaries.… Read the rest
Did you know that Puerto Rico has a larger population than several states, but no vote for President? The same goes for the Virgin Islands and other American Colonies … I mean “Territories.”
The legal justification for the disenfranchisement of the territories is based on a 114-year-old decision that says they are “inhabited by alien races” who “can’t understand Anglo-Saxon laws.” John Oliver chronicles the many injustices suffered by residents of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, all of whom are U.S.… Read the rest