Ocean’s Blood music video

BELLA GAIA – Beautiful Earth, releases a music video from its award winning album and track titled “Ocean’s Blood”.

BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time lapse nature photography, and cultural heritage footage with stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world.

Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams’ award winning BELLA GAIA successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an “iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms” (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.
BELLA GAIA is “A stunning work of multimedia entertainment” (Phoenix New Times) with “haunting classical/world fusion music … creating a mesmerizing spectacle that should not be missed” (Jennifer Schwab, Huffington Post)

“Out of this World” (USA Today)
“Discover what it’s like to be an astronaut” (Washington Post)
“Awe-Inspiring” (Examiner)

“Ocean’s Blood” is composed and produced by Kenji Williams. Vocals and piano by Kristin Hoffmann. Tabla and percussion by Deep Singh. 21-string Koto by Yumi Kurosawa. Violin by Kenji Williams. Directed by Kenji Williams
Imagery by NASA SVS, SCISS, Remedy Arts, and Annie Crawley

Our oceans are struggling with plastic and over-fishing.
Please be a part of making a difference by supporting these organizations:
NRDC, Ocean Recovery Alliance, Oceana, Pew Environment Trust
Mission Blue, The Terramar Project

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#WNITU Waking Beasts: Underwater Volcanoes Roused by Ice Ages


Do fire and ice link up to alter Earth’s climate?

The climate-driven rise and fall of sea level during the past million years matches up with valleys and ridges on the seafloor, suggesting ice ages influence underwater volcanic eruptions, two new studies reveal. And because volcanic chains suture some 37,000 miles (59,500 kilometers) of ocean floor, the eruptions could pump out enough carbon dioxide gas to shift planetary temperatures, the study authors suggest.

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Osmium tetroxide: what is it and why is it dangerous?

Global News

Osmium tetroxide is a rare and expensive toxic chemical used as a staining agent for biological samples examined under electron microscopes.

At room temperature, osmium tetroxide sublimates (turns from a solid to a gas without turning to a liquid) and its fumes can be extremely toxic, which can cause irritation to the eyes. This is typically the first symptom of exposure.

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As with any toxic chemical substance, direct exposure can cause many adverse health effects. Direct contact on the skin can cause burns, discoloration and blisters. If the eyes are directly exposed, it can damage the cornea and may even turn them black, resulting in blindness.

Inhalation of the osmium tetroxide can cause coughing, shortness of breath, headaches and pulmonary edema, where fluid builds up in the lungs. At high concentrations, this can result in death.

Osmium tetroxide is typically colourless…

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To Fight Disease, Protect the Ocean

Someone Somewhere

Co-authored by Carl Safina, Author and host, ‘Saving the Ocean’ on PBS


Why should we curb ocean pollution, stop overfishing, prevent invasive species and save coral reefs?

Because the next wonder drug in the battle against some of our most insidious diseases, such as cancer or Alzheimer’s, may be lurking just beneath the waves!

The ocean covers nearly three-quarters of our planet and provides billions of people with a critical source of protein along with hundreds of millions of jobs and billions of dollars in economic revenue. The ocean is part of the Earth’s life support system, producing oxygen while absorbing carbon dioxide and heat. Simply put, our quality of life on the planet is inherently connected to the sea! And you’ve probably heard all of that before. Still not convinced?

Well, how about this: The ocean, in fact, may be the greatest reservoir of new, effective and as of…

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Hazmat Called To Contamination In Indiana Co.

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hazmat is on the scene of a contamination in Indiana County.

Crews were called out shortly before 2 p.m. after reports of contamination at a contributory near the Lutz School intersection.

It’s located along Route 286 in White Township.

It’s unclear what the contamination is exactly.

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Changes ordered at LANL over nuke waste leak at WIPP

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say four Los Alamos workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy is revamping oversight of nuclear waste cleanup at the lab.

The moves come after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico, contaminating 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttering the government’s only permanent repository for waste from decades of nuclear bomb building.

According to a lab official, four workers involved in the program have been reassigned.

And the Department of Energy Friday said it is moving the cleanup program from the National Nuclear Security Administration to its Office of Environmental Management to enable the contractor that runs Los Alamos to “focus on the core national security missions at the site.”

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