“It is a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 in recognition of our role in achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This historic agreement, adopted on 7 July with the backing of 122 nations, offers a powerful, much-needed alternative to a world in which threats of mass destruction are allowed to prevail and, indeed, are escalating.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries. By harnessing the power of the people, we have worked to bring an end to the most destructive weapon ever created – the only weapon that poses an existential threat to all humanity.
This prize is a tribute to the tireless efforts of many millions of campaigners and concerned citizens worldwide who, ever since the dawn of the atomic age, have loudly protested nuclear weapons, insisting that they can serve no legitimate purpose and must be forever banished from the face of our earth.
It is a tribute also to the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – the hibakusha – and victims of nuclear test explosions around the world, whose searing testimonies and unstinting advocacy were instrumental in securing this landmark agreement.”
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Troubled Waters. Connections and Consequences | StJohnsRiverKeeper
All of Florida’s water is connected, and so are the forces that are overusing and polluting them. The only parts of the water picture in Florida that are not connected are the wishes of the citizens to the actions of the State’s leaders. In “Troubled Waters: Connections and Consequences,” we find out how the St. Johns River, its springs and its tributaries are a bellwether for the health and future of Florida’s economy and the consequences we will all face if we don’t change the way we treat our Troubled Waters.
Watch the video. What is happening to the St. Johns River is emblematic of the water quality and supply challenges we are facing throughout Florida, highlighting the significant pollution problems that exist and the impending water crisis that we face.
What do you think? What water supply issues do you have in your local community? How local authorities are managing water supplies?
Video link: https://youtu.be/_sWp82Eru-M
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The largest U.S. solar panel installer is moving into sunbaked Florida’s residential market after voters last month rejected a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive.SolarCity, a subsidiary of electric car maker Tesla Motors, said Thursday it is opening an operations center near Orlando and plans to spread into other areas of Florida.
Source: Tesla’s SolarCity to open Florida facility | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment | jacksonville.com
The restart of Japan’s nuclear power reactors is “critical” to the success of the country’s energy policy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, it says nuclear power can only be restored provided that the highest safety standards can be met and public trust regained.
Source: Reactor restarts pivotal to Japan’s energy policy, says IEA
Two people die after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits New Zealand South Island, triggering a tsunami.
Source: New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor – BBC News