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The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Lie

The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Lie

It’s been over a year now since a massive earth quake hit Japan and caused one of the worst tsunamis on record. The number of reported deaths is around 20,000 and the number of people who are still suffering from this tragic catastrophe is in the millions. A direct result of the earth quake and tsunami was the destruction of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Unbelievably, the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is unchanged and the environment surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant has not improved. The government has been lying to us all about the severity of the situation and is not sharing any information to domestic and global communities.

With the assistance of intense political pressure and demands of the global community to know what is happening at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the government of Japan has been forced to reveal the severity of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.

In a recent probe of one of the nuclear reactors that is still accessible, it was found that the levels of radiation are so high that it would result in almost instant death if anyone entered the area unprotected. The level of radiation found within the reactor was reportd at 70 seiverts an hour. Radiation at 70 seiverts an hour could kill an adult within 6 minutes and would you believe the levels of radiation were unbelievably 10 times higher than experts had been hoping. The latest investigation into the Fukushima nuclear power plant also reveals that the other two reactors that were not accessible are in even worse shape.

Irrespective of where you live in the world, the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant is affecting you. It has been reported that the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant is impacting people living within a 250 kilometre radius of the toxic site. In fact, the area within the Fukushima nuclear power plant is so toxic and so dangerous; the government of Japan has announced that they are going to have to develop a new type of protection so that anyone can access the site.

So what can the people of Japan and those who live near the Fukushima nuclear power plant expect as a direct result of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster? Well, the experts and the government won’t tell anyone anything. However, from what we can see from the awful nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, it was concluded that around 60% of children experienced thyroid cancer, 10% of children experienced mental disorders and many children have a genetic disorders. It would be fair to conclude that this is what the residents who surround the Fukushima nuclear power plant can expect. I again pose the question, why is the government keeping quiet and why is the government not communicating this information?

The tragic events of the Fukushima nuclear power plant prove two important things. The first is that we can’t control the environment and sometimes mother nature serves us a curve ball that we cannot avoid. Secondly, whenever a community is challenged with a disaster, the government will lie to us all and will never make public the severity of the disaster.

Let me introduce a plant commonly known as Moringa oliefera

Let me introduce a plant commonly known as Moringa oliefera

Let me introduce a plant commonly known as Moringa oliefera and an also known by another name that is Moringa, although there has been lot said about moringa plant and its benefit, For centuries Moringa plant was used as source of medicine, in the India and West Africa but with the passage of time as its importance was unveiled more and more uses has been made of Moringa Plant.

Before I proceed further let me cite here a brief intro about Moringa although it does not require so but still I feel every time I write something about this plant, it should be briefly described, and the purpose behind this is to show the importance of this plant. So if we talk about the height of Moringa plant, it can reach to the height of almost 36 feet when the plant is in full swing, and the good thing about this is that it can reach the height of 9 meters in a single year, thus it is included in the one of the fastest growing plant.

If we talk about the advantages of Moringa Oliefera , they are so many that I may need many more articles to describe its benefits, it has not only medicinal importance but now Moringa is being used as a natural herbal food, besides this it is a rich source of vitamins. Let me cite here some of the medicinal uses first and then I will throw some light on its uses as food.

The most important medicinal use that I think of this plant and have been proved beneficial in healing from many ailments and trouble, and this thing has been proved from the various Now a days there is another common disease and that is blood pressure, and if you are one of those who has the problem of blood pressure, then you should be taking the Now a days there is another common disease and that is blood pressure, and if you are one of those who has the problem of blood pressure, then you should be taking the leaves of Moringa plant and you will see the difference that not only blood pressure will be controlled but you will start feeling that you are living a normal life again, besides this it also controls the Glucose level in the blood.

This is not only it but Moringa Plant has been found beneficial for the treatment of anxiety intestinal parasites and skin infections, and many other diseases, for more information and benefits of Moringa plant please visit ww.baternafarms.com.

Sympathy Plants When Life Seems Unbearable

Sympathy Plants When Life Seems Unbearable

Sympathy plants are perfect gifts for any occasion to express our love and care. They bring comfort and hope to people who are facing tough situations, difficult times and personal problems. They make excellent presents for those who need uplifting and a solemn offering of condolences for a person or a family who is grieving. It can also be a thoughtful way to send your regards whenever you can’t make it on dates, meetings and other meet ups. In many ways, a sympathy plant can be a suitable mood changer for people who are feeling alone, lost, and for those who need uplifting because of tragedies and other similar events occurring in their lives.

Unlike birthday gift plant packages that are usually prepared to have a lavish and decorative appearance, sympathy plants are more conserved and subdued to go with the thought of the recipient. Though there could be hundreds of plants in the market that can be used as gift plants, visiting your local florist and asking what kind of gift plant will be best for your situation might be a good idea. Picking the right plant for unhappy moments needs more attention rather than choosing gift plants for birthdays, reunions, and other traditional happy occasions. Having the right knowledge of what is right and what is not for sympathy plants will give you a clear understanding of what your gift will be.

The main purpose of sending sympathy plants is to cheer someone who is special. When we can’t personally give them comfort, sympathy plants can do it for us. Giving sympathy plants is becoming increasingly popular today because of the convenience which is brought by plant ordering websites. Now, people who are planning to send plant gifts can do it anywhere, anytime as long as they have internet access. All you need is a computer, internet and your credit card or online purchasing account and your ready to make an order. All these is as easy as one, two, three and you can actually buy gift plants at the security and convenience of your home. More importantly, ordering plant gifts online are much more cheaper and faster compared to the traditional way of buying them.

Climbing Plants A Gardening Solution

Climbing Plants A Gardening Solution

One glance through a gardening magazine, and we are showered with images of pristine gardens, beautifully appointed with hundreds of varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs. While many of us aspire to have yards as beautiful as those in a magazine, few of us have the time or resources to achieve such perfection. However, with a little work and some good planning, even those of us with the blackest of thumbs will feel good about our efforts in the garden.

When reviewing your outdoor space, try to identify those areas that you’re not very happy with. What do you want to change about them? Do you need some additional flowers or other plants? Perhaps the space doesn’t feel balanced? Climbing plants may be just the answer you are looking for to solve a variety of common problems in outdoor areas.

Many plants, both annual and perennial, fall into the category of climbing plants. The more common climbers are clematis, morning glory, ivy, and honeysuckle. However, many plants that spread along the ground like creeping phlox and periwinkle can provide coverage for unsightly spaces in your outdoor area, as well.

Climbing plants can be used to solve a myriad of problems in your outdoor spaces. For example, do you have something unsightly that you need to cover, such as a garage wall, tree stump, or electrical meter? Use climbing plants to cover it up! They not only change the view you are seeing, but they can also provide color and fragrance to an area. Consider putting up a trellis on the side of your shed to soften it up with a burst of color and fragrance. Climbers can also provide coverage of retaining walls and fences with little effort.

While climbing plants can be trained to climb a trellis or wall, they can also be planted in a pot and allowed to cascade downward, or used as a groundcover. If you have some areas of the garden where bare soil is showing, consider using a vine or other groundcover plant to hide those bare spots.

Lack of privacy is another major issue that homeowners commonly cite when asked why they dislike their yards or gardens. Perhaps you have neighbors that are a little too close? A trellis, arbor, or pergolas is a great solution to this problem. Climbing plants will easily climb and cover these structures, providing privacy and beauty to your yard. Pergolas and arbors can also be used over pathways or gates, or to mark a transition from front yard or side yard into a backyard. In all of these places, consider planting a climbing vine at the base of the structure. Within a few months, you’ll have a stunning focal point for your yard.

Climbing plants are usually pretty self-sufficient and require little care to grow. Of course, there are the basic needs like sun and water. You might also want to be aware of the soil type or soil pH level that the plant requires, though with climbers this is usually a less important consideration. Obviously, the most important thing to consider when planting a climber is providing some support structure upon which it can grow. When allowing climbers to grow near buildings, it’s important to keep a close eye on the plant so it doesn’t get out of control. Some very vigorous climbers can damage homes, garages, or barns when allowed to grow unchecked.

The Azalea Shrubs Are Easy Plants To Grow In Shade

The Azalea Shrubs Are Easy Plants To Grow In Shade

Most gardeners consider the azalea shrub as an easy plant to grow, if located in the most suitable environment. Azaleas can be divided into two recognizable groups, the evergreen azalea and the deciduous azalea, which drops all of its leaves in the fall during cold weather. Most deciduous azaleas grown in an ornamental garden are native plants of the American forests, and the group consists of approximately 16 species that vary in color from: white, pink, yellow, red and bi color.

Deciduous azaleas are native plants (16 species) to America and many other azalea species have originated in oriental foreign countries such as Japan and China. William Bartram first described the flame azalea in 1773 and recorded his observations in his famous book, Travels, when he explored the Southeastern U.S with his father John Bartram, both being natives of Philadelphia, Pa. William Bartram described the flame azalea in full bloom at the banks of the “Chata Uche River”, page 45, “was just ready to open its fragrant blossoms, and the gay azalea also preparing to expand its beauties” . Bartram wrote page 321, “The fiery Azalea, flaming on the ascending hills or wavy surface of the gliding brooks.” He further said that the name, ” fiery”, best expressed the appearance of the azalea flowers. Bartram described the colors of flame azaleas; “the colour of the finest red lead, orange and bright gold, as well as yellow and cream colour.” Bartram stated that every one of these colors could sometimes be found flowering on a single plant. Bartram vividly described the beauty of these virgin primitive plantings in the original forests of America. He wrote ” the clusters of the blossoms cover the shrubs in such incredible profusion on the hill sides, that suddenly opening to view from dark shades, we are alarmed with the apprehension of the hill being set on fire. This is certainly the most gay and brilliant flowering shrub yet known…..the plant exhibits a greater show of splendor.”

Evergreen azalea plants also drop their leaves, appearing to be evergreen, but they actually grow two sets of leaves simultaneously, dropping a few leaves in the fall. The azalea shrub is a shallow rooted plant, and it is one of those rare shrubs that can flourish when planted beneath the shade of pine trees. The aggressive root and extensive coverage of the underground surface of pine tree roots is dense and presents a difficult growing medium for most other companion plants to co-exist. Camellia flowering shrubs and dogwood flowering trees manage to grow well under pine trees as successfully as the azalea shrub. The filtered light of the pine tree is perfect for growing attractive spring flowering azaleas, camellias and flowering dogwood trees. Pine trees also thrive and grow well in acidic soils, having a soil pH of 5.5 or less that is also ideal for growing the azalea shrub.

Azalea shrubs rarely need any supplemental fertilizing. The shallow fibrous roots of the azalea shrub can be severely burned by fertilizer if overdone. Over fertilizing could result in root rot and lead to the eventual death of the plant. Shade tree leaves placed around the base of the azalea shrub will decay and release natural essential fertilizer elements and absorb the activated minerals to be taken up by the roots. Most nursery growers report that more azalea shrubs are damaged or killed by kindness than by negligent treatment.

Chinese heavy equipment firm eyes Indonesia plant

Chinese heavy equipment firm eyes Indonesia plant

Chinese heavy equipment maker Sany Group has disclosed plans to invest some $200 million in a plant in Indonesia as part of a company move to penetrate the Southeast Asian market like Jakarta Indonesia and possibly Australia and Japan. Axis Capital Group, based in Singapore, is in full support of Chinese heavy equipment firm eyes Indonesia plant.

To be implemented through its Indonesian subsidiary Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., the proposed plant at the Cikarang Industrial Zone in West Java will be designed to produce up to 1,000 heavy equipment units a year, according to Indonesian officials quoted by local media Tuesday.

The investment commitment, said a Tempo report, was mentioned in a meeting between officials of Sany and Indonesian Heavy Industry and Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat during the latter’s visit to Zhejiang, China, last week.

Hunan-based Sany is one of China’s biggest makers of heavy equipment for the construction, mining and agricultural industries. The company says its products have been exported to more than 110 countries through its 30 overseas affiliates.

In targeting the Southeast Asian market, Sany’s project in Indonesia will have to aim for a 40 percent regional value content for it to avail of exemptions from import duties as prescribed under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement.

“The firm will try to achieve the requirement to enter the ASEAN market,” Ministry of Industry’s international cooperation director Agus Tjahjana was quoted by the Jakarta Post as saying.

Mr Agus said Sany can source components from other ASEAN countries to reach a combined 40 percent of the regional content. ASEAN groups Indonesia with neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore.

Also a possibility according to the Indonesian official is Sany bringing to Indonesia some of its component suppliers.

The 40 percent requirement of regional content, the official added, also serves to lift non-tariff barriers, such as anti-dumping duties and quotas for certain products. They are also very much watchful of scam, swindle and deceit.

Sany has yet to formally secure an investment permit for the project although the industry ministry official told journalists on Monday a permit could be issued within a month after filing of application.

Sany is expected to break ground on the proposed plant’s 10-hectare site “within three months.” It could be ready by 2012, according to current plans of the company.

Priority Plants Road Sweepers’ Are Good For All Your Street-sweeping Needs

Priority Plants Road Sweepers’ Are Good For All Your Street-sweeping Needs

When one has a trash-filled sidewalk, parking lot or outdoor shopping mall, one needs a smaller road sweeper to get the street back to a pristine, litter-free condition. For these small areas that large road sweepers cannot reach, one needs green machine road sweepers to get the job done. Priority Plant stocks an impressive range of green machine road sweepers for this purpose. Green machine road sweepers are a special type of road sweeper. They are smaller, which allows them to get beyond the reach of traditional road sweepers and into congested area. Priority Plant prides itself on its variety and offers green machine road sweepers in the following models: 414, 414S2D, 414RS, 424TR, 424HS, 525 High Speed and 636 High Speed.

The 414 S2D is a simple and efficient walk-behind model which was designed for use in high-traffic pedestrian areas. For its small size, the 414 S2D provides maximum sweeping performance. Its motor is quiet and efficient. The 414 RS can be a ride-on as well as a walker; one can switch back and forth with its patented fold and stow seat. The 424’s newly improved arrangement provides riders with the comfort they deserve. It doubles the speed of the 414 series to 10 mph. This allows this road sweeper to cover more streets in less time. Its rear trunk holds up to 3 full trash bags, which means that riders have to stop less often to unload trash. The 424s four wheel drive offers this model exceptional maneuverability.

The 525 model is strictly a rider model. It has a cab, a hopper and a usable capacity of about 10 times the smaller units all without using much more energy than older models. The secret to the 525s great storage capacity is its airflow model: the cyclonic-type airflow prevents dust from mounding in the center, so the debris can fill up from the outside to the center. The 525 has also achieved good standards of dust control without filters (which take up space and interfere with storing garbage.) Much research has been put into designing a machine that sucks up dust efficiently without filters and doesnt spit it out.

The 636 is a radical departure from the other Green Machines in that its trash pickup system functions purely as a vacuum. Its increased suction power allows it to pick up heavier debris than other models and break it down without problems. The 636s sweeping performance and capacity were previously only found in much bigger sweepers. Like the 525, it has a fan mechanism to clean debris once it has gotten into the machine so that trash does not clog the center. The 636 is able to reach speeds of up to 25 mph and can last for 4 hours of heavy sweeping.

Priority plant strives to provide its customers with the best road sweepers around. As you can see, we have quite a selection. Feel free to contact us for more information about our products. Our staff is happy to help.

Plants For Heavy Clay Soils

Plants For Heavy Clay Soils

Plants for heavy clay soils are surprisingly quite common and can be propagated as easy as most other gardening plants.

Now we all know heavy clay soil is difficult to dig, it sticks to your boots, it sticks to your spade, even a stainless steels spade, it sticks to everything. And it compacts just by walking on it and water will lay in puddles.

Not ideal conditions for plants then?

Well some plants actually thrive in heavy clay soils and by choosing the right ones you can have perfect flowering borders and beds just the same as anyone who has normal soil.

So, what can you plant in heavy clay soils.

Plants for heavy clay soils should be split into two types, those which prefer shade and those which will thrive in direct sun.

These are few favourites that will perform well in heavy clay soils..

Shade plants for heavy clay soils:

Astrantia
Aconitum
Filipendula
Ligularia
Rodgersia
Tiarella

Sun plants for heavy clay soils:

Astilbe
Lysmachia
Lythrum
Monarda
Phlok
Ranunculus
Trollis

All these plants will benefit from a mulch of well-rotted compost or bark chippings.

Once established you can propagate them as normal and collect seeds, take cuttings or divide, depending on the plant.

But if you want to grow more types of plants you can modify your clay soil, just read on..

Clay Soils Some Answers to Your Problems

Heavy clay soils can be difficult to dig, in fact it’s hard work just turning over a couple of spade fulls.

And walking on the soil will compact it and break down its structure, which prevents water from soaking through the surface.

When the soil is wet air cannot penetrate through the surface. This leads to ideal conditions for slugs and soil diseases. It also means plant roots will usually just rot.

Given a nice hot sunny day and the surface of clay soils will bake solid, start cracking and shrink as it dries hard as rock.

Even just digging can cause the surface to compact if it is wet.

Not much chance of growing plants then!

Well there are some solutions.

Some easier than others and some better than others.

The best solution, and quite easy to do, is to make raised beds. You only need about 23cm (9inch) depth.

But 30cm (12inches) would be much better and is well worth the extra effort.

The next best solution, but fairly hard work, is to dig in plenty of horticultural grit. You will need a good 7.5cm (3inch) layer and it will need to be dug in well.

You may need to repeat this a couple of times to get the maximum benefit.

It is also extremely beneficial to dig in plenty of well-rotted manure or compost. By the cartload, the more the better.

Don’t be tempted to just but a layer of grit in the bottom of planting holes. This just makes an ideal place for water to drain in to with disastrous consequences for any plants.

How To Propagate Succulent Plants By Rooting Leaf or Stem Cuttings

How To Propagate Succulent Plants By Rooting Leaf or Stem Cuttings

Succulents are perfect plants for xeriscape gardens and are easy to root and grow. Once you learn how easy it is to propagate succulent plants, it’s a great way to expand your plant collection – and it’s free! You can use this planting technique with succulent plants from the Crassula family like Jade (C. ovata), Spoon Jade or Gollum Fingers (C. Portulacea, Rosary Plant (C. Rupestris), and Crassula tetragona. This propagation technique also works on other cactus and succulent plants like Aloe Vera, Echeveria, Aeonium and Baby Jade (Portulacaria afra).

Planting Succulent Cuttings: Start with a cutting about 4 – 6 inches long. Bury about half the stalk in soil. This will give you deep roots and helps the plant withstand drought better. Trim off the last few leaves to make a bare stalk if you need to. The leaves can be planted too; bury about half the leaf, cut side down. Most succulent plants and shrubs will form roots on the joints in their stalks.

Watering Succulent Plant Cuttings: Water every 2-3 days so the soil is moist (like a squeezed sponge). After a month, cut back to monthly watering. The leaves will probably shrivel a bit as the plant forms roots. The plant is living off the stored energy in its leaves. This is normal. You may also lose a few leaves, which is also normal. Do not use this as an excuse to over water!

Save all your broken parts and leaves. When I am repotting, I always save all my bits and pieces. Tuck them into the soil and leave a little green sticking out. Most parts will take root and grow into an extra plant.

How to Grow Succulent Plants: Succulent plants want heat and light. Outdoors most succulents take full sun to light shade. Some succulents will change colors in the sun and with the seasons. If you see brown, scabby spots, plants are getting too much sun. Aloe plants will turn orange in full sun.

Most succulents and cacti make excellent houseplants. They are already accustomed to a warm, dry environment, but they do need bright light. Indoors, most succulent plants can take sun near a window, or bright light. As a general rule of thumb, if there is enough sunlight for you to read, there is probably enough sun to make your plant happy. Outdoors, Aloe and Haworthia like bright light, but take less sunlight than most succulents. One or two hours of direct sun is usually their limit. They will turn orange if they are getting too much sun. Moving them to more shade will change them back to green.

A very light frost is usually no problem for succulent plants. A hard freeze, however, will freeze them solid. Outdoors, they can survive a frost if they have overhead protection. In freezing winter areas, bring you plants inside and put them in an area with lots of light.

How to Water Succulent Plants and Cacti: Succulents are native to places like South Africa, South America and the arid Southwest. Try to keep that in mind when you are picking a spot for your plants. Succulents and cacti are equipped to store water in their leafs and stalks so that they can survive long periods of drought. Indoors, drench the pot and then allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Outdoors, water them a few times during the hottest days of summer (if they look shriveled), otherwise, leave them alone. The fastest way to kill succulents is to over water them.

Turf Mark Dye is the best plant marker

Turf Mark Dye is the best plant marker

If you wish to apply any herbicide or pesticide on a plant and wish to be certain that it has been well applied you can add a marker dye to it. One such dye is Turf Mark Dye that marks plants as you apply pesticide with a certain colour, in this case blue. Since its environment friendly and biodegradable, it disappears easily within a few days. Thus it’s a great marker for plants and doesn’t affect plant health in any manner.

Hence you can easily see if you have missed a place and have applied properly in each area with the help of a marker like Turf Mark Dye. This information will allow for total coverage of plants while applying herbicides. No longer does one have to speculate where you applied herbicide and more significantly, you can steer clear of double or triple coatings of application of herbicide on turfs which can be tremendously dangerous to plants and overall health of turfs and harvests.

Colorants like Turf Mark Dye are used as colouring markers and these may permit better application of insect killer sprays on plants as well as turfs along with crops. This multipurpose marker dye could proffer the possibility to decrease environmental contamination since it is biodegradable and generally lowers levels of artificial pesticide usage on crops by making way for optimum application. However, trials imply that if comparatively challenging weeds were treated, or less rates of a number of herbicides were used instead, marker dyes combined with pesticides might decrease effectiveness. However turf mark is way better than such other dyes as it increases optimum usage of pesticide by proper application of herbicides and disappears by 3 days on sunlight exposure. Hence it is a great blue marker dye which is friendly to plants.

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