Michael Muracco

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Michael Muracco is a Freelance Web Designer and PHP Programmer. He is the owner of Muracco Enterprises and founder of Mount Washington Valley Astronomy. His personal blog Mike's Place, is a soundboard for environmental and political issues. He is also an avid amateur astronomer.

Earth Hour 2012 – Saturday March 31 8:30pm

Earth from Space

Will you be turning off the lights this weekend for Earth Hour 2012? Earth Hour is a world-wide effort to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 31 and starts at 20:30 (8:30pm) wherever you are. People all over the world — and…

Big Oil’s Greed Costs American Jobs


  Pennsylvania labor activists marched on Capitol Hill yesterday in protest against the shutdown of three refineries in the state. Politicians from both sides supported them in their call to stem the job losses and address the imminent threat to the nation’s energy security that the loss of gasoline production in the east coast now…

Taylor Oil’s Seven Year long Gulf Oil Spill Still Leaking

Waterkeeper Alliance says this image was taken on Dec. 30, 2011, and shows an oil sheen from the Taylor Energy platform that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

    Environmental groups on Thursday sued an oil company over the pace of its cleanup of a Gulf of Mexico spill that continues seven years after it was triggered by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. “The plaintiffs filed suit to stop the spill and lift the veil of secrecy surrounding Taylor oil’s seven-year-long response and…

Is Your Wallet Causing Back Pain


This is something which we are not focused on in our daily lives. It can produce multiple problems in your spine especially for those who have long sitting hours. Make sure that when you sit in your office chair your wallet is not in your back pocket, (Not only your Wallet – don’t sit with…

Sea Shepherds Find Japanese Harpoon Ship Yushin Maru 3

The SeaShepherd Anti-Whaling ship The Bob Barker.

Anti-whaling activists claimed a small victory in their Antarctic campaign Wednesday with the discovery of a Japanese harpoon ship, as one of their boats limped back to Australia badly damaged. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said its Bob Barker vessel found the Japanese harpoon ship Yushin Maru 3 some 200 nautical miles north of the…

Deadly Toxins From Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Plants Found in Women and Fetuses

Deadly toxins in Monsanto’s genetically modified food.

by: Jeffrey Smith ~responsibletechnology.org   When U.S. regulators approved Monsanto’s genetically modified “Bt” corn, they knew it would add a deadly poison into our food supply. That’s what it was designed to do. The corn’s DNA is equipped with a gene from soil bacteria called Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) that produces the Bt-toxin. It’s a pesticide;…

The Truth About Margarine vs Butter

Margarine in a tub.

Margarine originated with the discovery by Michel Eugène Chevreul in 1813 of margaric acid.  In 1870 a French chemist named Hippolyte Mege-Mouriez, used margaric acid to create Margarine in response to a request from Emperor Louis Napoleon who offered a prize to anyone who could make a satisfactory substitute for butter, suitable for use by…

Japan Spends $28 million of Donated Tsunami Relief Funds on Illegal Whaling

Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru 3. Part of Japans illegal whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

The Japanese government has admitted to using $28 million of donated earthquake and tsunami relief funds to increase security aboard it’s illegal whaling vessels. Environmental groups such as the Sea Shepherd’s have been waging a non violent war against Japans illegal whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Now Japan has responded by placing armed…

HyperSolar Develops Technology To Create Renewable Natural Gas Using Solar Power

Using advanced nanotechnology, HyperSolar intends to eliminate the harmful aspects of extracting natural gas and preserve its existing delivery infrastructure and economy by fundamentally changing the source of natural gas from underground to above ground.

Company’s breakthrough technology uses sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to produce, clean, renewable natural gas HyperSolar, Inc. the developer of a breakthrough technology to make renewable natural gas using solar power, today announced that it has filed a patent application for the production of renewable natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. This renewable…