Microplastics Causing Horrifying Problem in the Ocean; Falling from the Sky: Literally Raining Plastic; Bottles, Clothing, Wipes Break Down & Blow As Particles.

Tons of microplastics are floating in the Ocean & in the air over the western United States.
Particles stay airborne for nearly a week–enough time to cross oceans & blow inland from & to the Ocean, particularly West Coast of U.S.
Plastics that are falling from the sky are smaller than 5 ml & from many sources.
Plastic bags & bottles thrown into waterways & break down into smaller pieces of tiny microfibers.
Particles fall off washed synthetic clothing; Then flushed into wastewater treatment plants.
Any remaining microfibers get flushed out to ocean along with the treated water.

Detecting & Tracking Greenhouse Gas Leaks or Emissions from Fossil Fuel Power Plants To Be Done by Satellites; Will Shake Up Methane Monitoring Technology.

$100 million Carbon Mapper project using satellites can detect & measure Greenhouse Gas leaks.
Satellites can also detect chemical signatures for excess salts or fungus on the ground.
And measures intensity of green chlorophyll & track fugitive methane emissions.
This potential to “shake up” the field of greenhouse gas monitoring & verification.
Means now capability to monitor leaks up to more than 80 times the warming power of CO2.

How Hawai‘i Squandered Its Food Security & Sovereignty—Now What it Will Take to Get It Back: Incentives, A Plan, & Home Grown Food; Things Have Changed.

Food security is foremost to the residents & citizens of Hawaii.
Hawai‘i imports more than 80% of its food. Some islands even more.
So each island needs to grow at least 50% of its staple crops to be self-sufficient.
To achieve that level of food security, experts say it will take old values & new tools & money. .
Farmers need more support from incentives, advocacy, state support to gain food sovereignty.
Replacing food imports with Hawaii-grown alternatives would strengthen island chain’s economy.

Study Shows DDT Dump Site off Catalina Bigger Than Thought; Half Million Barrels Could Still be in Ocean After $316M Super Fund Suit Settlement Finally Implemented in 2020

Apparently thousands of barrels of DDT are still on the Ocean floor after years of litigation.
Recent UC Santa Barbara Study & Senator Feinstein briefing re-surfaced problem.
Thousands of barrels of DDT dumped in 3,000 feet of Ocean may still be there.
Use of Two high tech robots scoped 36,000 acres of ocean floor show barrels of DDT.
Scripps NOAA mapping efforts contributed to the find & confirmed the extent of larger dump area.
EPA intends to implement capping project, placing clean sediment over the contaminated ocean floor to isolate it from bio-availability.

Ops for Cops; Make Policing About Public Safety; Reallocate Police Funding; Combine City Services Into One Unit: Police, Fire, Emergency, & All Agencies

Demands are being made to reform police departments
Every Community wants protection, prevention, public safety, and policing.
Efforts in some states & cities to defund & reduce police departments have failed.
Instead several cities have created public safety departments, combining all city services.

How Do You Get Your News? When Was Last Time You Read an Entire Article in a Newspaper? Local & National Newspapers in Peril; Need Integrated Content

No Time to really read a newspaper or even a magazine.
Print versions of newspapers & magazines are being read less & less.
Print format, content, layout & writing styles do not seem to have changed.
Many titles & local newspapers suffer from broad trend toward “fragmentation” of all media
Need a complete change to new multi-media, multi-platform, & content presentation that includes all forms & formats

Molokai County Agent Applies Law of Minimum to Determine Plant Nutrient Deficiencies; Presented Native Hawaiian Beginning Farmer Program at Cornell

This posting may seem to be remote, not necessarily applicable, & even obtuse.
But Glenn Teves’ recent Online presentation at Cornell shows what can be done with small farmers.
Shows science driving Beginning Farmer Program on Molokai which was triggered by the Law of the Minimum.
The core source is derived from Justus von Liebig’s Law of the Minimum
Growth is dictated not by total resources available, but by scarcest resource.
States that if essential plant nutrients is deficient, plant growth will be poor.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Successful Entrepreneur? See What Two Who Succeeded Advise–Sound Solutions & Counsel From Two Solid Sources

Many people seek to be entrepreneurs and manifest their visionary dreams
Few really succeed and really produce the wealth, results, & substantive industry impact
This was particularly the case in the 1980s when two Carnegie Mellon grads & instructors founded LeaseTek.
LeaseTek was one the first companies to successfully program and computerize leasing in banks & financial Institutions.
Mike Pochan & Robert Culbertson created software, technology, and financial processes still being utilized today. And they successfully sold their company.

Newspapers Are Dying; Civic Minded Billionaires Buying Newspapers Instead of Yachts. Hold on to Old Look, Format, & Contenting, But Add Digital Media

Your hometown newspaper in peril?
The scope, audience, and revenue streams for newspapers is under review.
More than a quarter of American newspapers disappeared in last few years.
The information wants to be free concept was a misguided strategy.
Civic minded, wealthy investors come to the rescue.
Newspapers lack robust content, standards, & social media connection,

Loggers & Tree Huggers Save Eastern Oregon Timber Industry, Town, & an Economy by Talking, Becoming Partners, Thinning Forests, & Drinking Together

Environmentalist want logging to stop and introduced legislation to do so;
Loggers and environmentalists battled then found common ground
Log company & tree huggers cooperated & saved the town of John Day, Oregon.
Timber industry survived because environmentalist fought to save their jobs.
Realized that some logging was absolutely essential to make overgrown forests healthy.
Eastern Oregon forests were prone to fires.
Loggers and environmentalists were at odds over what ought to be done

How to End the Amazon Strike & Anti-Trust Threat–Make Every Employee a Stockholder. Bezos Then an American Icon; Amazon Becomes an ESOP

Every employee at Amazon would have the option to be a stockholder.
Amazon would become an ESOP or some version thereof.
A move by Bezos to make Amazon an ESOP would change corporate America.
Amazon would become America largest Employee Stock Holder Company.
Stakeholder Capitalism Solves Labor Union Conflict & Employee Issues;
Amazon would share success with employees with a “stake” in the enterprise

California Horse Racing Board Puts Forth Vets to Garner Confirmation & Credibility of Changes & New Actions to End Horses Dying on Tracks & In Training

50 young race horses have been put down at U.S, track so far in 2021.
The California Horse Racing Board & major tracks like Santa Anita have sought changes in racing practices over time.
These changes have alleviated deaths, however, horses are still dying of injuries on the track and in training.
The economics & traditions of horse racing outweigh the solutions to the real cause.

To Bees or Not To Be: Bayer Says Study on Pesticides Killing Bees Is Not Factual & Is But Flawed Research; Queen Bees Producing Vaccines in Eggs to Fend Off Diseases

New study proved that Bayer’s neonic pesticides is brutal bee-killer.
Therefore, activists say a ban should be a foregone conclusion.
Bayer says study is flawed and not factual
Meantime, farmers say Insecticides necessary in raising crops.
Bayer is hard at work trying to discredit the science and bury the pesticide study.
Canada’s government is deciding whether to ban chemical, imidacloprid.
Seems to be no action forthcoming by the U.S. to save the bees.

POI-Hawaii’s Perfect Food; Made From Taro Roots; Could be Complete Diet for Hawaii’s People; Retains Spiritual Power, Needs Public Education, Investment, & More Water

Taro or Poi is nutritious and an excellent source of essential trace minerals.
like manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper,& phosphorus.
Poi made from taro roots was & could again be complete diet for Molokai & Hawaii people.
Poi was once considered an important & sacred aspect of daily Hawaiian life.
Taro needs a lot of water & that is why not major food product in Hawaii (Molokai).

Is the Time Approaching When The Dealer Franchise Dealer Business Model Is Forced To Change? The Impact of EVs, COVID, On-line Sales, & Disruptors?

Is the automotive dealer franchise business model about to change?
Sales business model Impacted by transition to EVs from Fuel based vehicles changing dealer role & services.
COVID & EVs are changing what car dealerships do and their role in auto usage.
Coming years will force car dealerships to rethink & redo their business models.
High cost of maintaining large staffs & real estate means no more showrooms.
Customers no longer need to go to showrooms or service centers.

Reset Point for Global Lithium Market Causing Rising Prices; Mining Sources Become Sold Out So Prices Hold; Market Grows; U.S. Builds Charging Stations.

There is a limited global supply of Lithium for EV batteries.
Pent up demand for EVs caused by COVID now coming about.
Prompts more mining for lithium will be in Europe & U.S. starting to initial mine.
Presently every global operating mine is “sold out” for the future.
Trouble is much of American lithium is too expensive to pull out of the ground

Dealer Creates In-house Tech School Training Department as Pipeline for New Technicians & Teachers; Prep to Service Hi Tech Vehicles

Innovative Dealer Trains it own Technicians. Made them teachers.
Sought to solve dealership’s continued recruiting and turn over challenges.
Solved the problem by making Techs in-house  teachers.
Program Increased the certification levels of techs in the dealership.
Core idea allows techs to teach helps bring new technicians into the business.
Built its own pipeline of highly trained technicians.

Getting Energized Together. Study Shows Importance of Politics in Energy Planning & Management; Reveals Less Differences Between Parties Than Thought

Study on Energy sourcing shows that politics are not that big a factor.
Shows New approach to climate change from study opens new markets.
U.S. policy states need for renewable energy generation strategies.
Study looked specifically at the prices of natural gas.
Scope of the study evaluated how pricing affects the level of emissions. 

No Mo Wait for Wai. Molokai Water System to be Repaired With Added Storage; Upgraded After 80 years; Funded by Combined USDA & DHHL Allocations

Molokai is a wonderful island in Hawaii. But it needs more water.
The water system on Island of Molokai is in bad repair after years of lack of investment.
Now  $37 M capital improvement project to upgrade the 80-year-old Hoʻolehua System.
Enhancements to the system forthcoming consists of Installation of a 200,000-gallon storage tank & upgrades to automation systems.
This is a start.

“We Will Leave the Light on For You”–Hot Earth or Geothermal Energy Could Replace Fossil & Renewable Fuel Sources of Electricity for Several Years.

The Heat is on.
Geothermal energy is clean, renewable resource. harnessed for use as heat & electricity.
Geothermal Project is to tap the intense heat & steam 1 – 2 miles down in the Earth.
Challenge is to develop a process of mining this heat generated from the Earth.
The ultimate source of geothermal energy is radioactive decay of earth elements.

Are You Obsolete? Pandemic or not, Need for Massive Re-skilling & Retraining of Workers, Even those in Tech; Absence of Auto Skilled is Crisis in the Making .

As the auto industry transitions to EVs and Self Driving, new worker skills are going to be needed.
Auto is immersed in a digital revolution.
Need for companies & dealers to transform their operations with retrained employees.
Must retrain or hire newly qualified employees in technology & automation.
Re-skilling required for jobs that face high automation potential.

Tanking Up Your Car With Gasified Household & Office Waste; Time & More Investment Will Produce Emission-free BioFuels From Trash, Reducing Carbon Dioxide

Your house is your next gas station.
Process is Waste gasification or pyrolysis of non-recyclable trash.
Transforming garbage from homes & offices into vehicle fuel.
Trash refineries on verge of commercialized waste gasifiers by making
biofuels more production efficient & release less carbon than fossil.

United Spending $1Billion for Electric Air Taxis as Seeks to Reduce Carbon Foot Print by 2050 & Build Back Travel Volume Post COVID

How you get to a metro airport in the next 5 years is probably not going to be in your car. How do you get to the Airport in Next 3 years? Take an Air Taxi from remote lot.
Major airlines like United are planning to buy flying taxis to shuttle people off airport & to plane.
The means the cost of environmental travel to weigh heavily on consumers and the eco conscious.
Passengers will park off airport & E-air taxi to terminal and their jet fueled flight, even to & from suburban areas. .

California’s Leadership in Climate Change Challenged by Lack of Urgency, Bureaucracy, Absence of Off Shore & Wind Sourcing, & Governor’s Demands

The objective for California is to generate fewer planet warming emissions in California
by accomplishing fewer blackouts, wild fires, &  geothermal disruptions.
CA needs to further reduce conditions & infrastructure that ignite wild fires.
Climate activists say Newsom is setting up State for failure & should do more.

Wake Up Everybody- Put on Your Headset; Close the Door- And Play This Link as Loud as You Can; Follow the Lyrics. –And Go

The profound impact of Teddy Pendergast & The Blue Notes Lives on.
The words of this song are so applicable and timely that we must respond.
The lyrics says–
“The world won’t get no better if we just let it be
The world won’t get no better we gotta change it yeah, just you and me’
Are we going to do it or just keep taking shots at one another?