Ben Lecomte, the first man to swim across the Atlantic in 1998, will attempt another grueling, history-making ocean crossing.
On Tuesday, the 50-year-old Frenchman and his crew will set out from Tokyo for a 5,500-mile swim across the Pacific, Reuters reported. If all goes as planned, Lecomte will arrive in San Francisco six to eight months later.
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As 1.5 Million Flee Hurricane Florence, Worries Grow Over Half Dozen Nuclear Power Plants in Storm's Path
By Julia Conley
With 1.5 million residents now under orders to evacuate their homes in preparation for Hurricane Florence's landfall in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the region faces the possibility of catastrophe should the storm damage one or more of the nuclear power plants which lie in its potential path.
Not only can bidets help you enhance your personal hygiene, but they also provide a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. Omigo offers a number of high-end bidet seats and attachments. In this review, we'll take a look at the company as a whole, then highlight some of the individual products they offer.
Omigo<p><a href="https://myomigo.com/products/omigo" target="_blank">Omigo's flagship product</a> is its premium bidet toilet seat. It includes a wide variety of features designed to enhance your comfort and hygiene. While it does come with a high price tag, the Omigo Luxury Bidet seat offers a ton of ways for you to customize the nearly every feature.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This a top-of-the-line bidet. With everything from an adjustable heated seat and massaging nozzle oscillation to its warm air dryer and ambient night light, the Omigo bidet toilet seat is one of the most comfortable ways to reduce your toilet paper use.</p>
Omigo SL<p>The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/omigo-sl" target="_blank">Omigo SL</a> is a slightly less advanced toilet seat option, but still includes a number of advanced features. If you want a luxury experience for a slightly lower price point, this may be the best bidet for you.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This model includes many of the core features of the Luxury bidet, minus a few extras like the deodorizer and air drying, for a lower price. It still provides self-cleaning rear and front spray nozzles for a feminine wash with heated water.</p>
Omigo GS<p>The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/omigo-gs" target="_blank">Omigo GS</a> is the most basic, budget-friendly Omigo toilet seat bidet. It still provides enhanced bidet features compared to some other brands like Tushy or Kohler, but comes at a much more affordable price point.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>The Omigo GS offers a more simple, straight-forward product than their other toilet seat bidets, but retains the essential elements to provide a comfortable clean.</p>
Omigo Element<p>In addition to their bidet seats, Omigo also offers a couple of bidet attachments. The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/element" target="_blank">Element</a> is a value-priced, non-electric bidet add-on that installs onto your current toilet seat.</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> The Element from Omigo makes it easy to add a cold water bidet to your existing toilet. With front and rear nozzles, a quick DIY installation process, and easy to adjust pressure control, this is the most cost-effective option from Omigo.</p>
Omigo Element+<p>The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/element-plus" target="_blank">Element+</a> is a slightly fancier, more feature-rich version of Omigo's basic bidet attachment. It's still non-electric but has some significant perks, including a hot water connection.</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> This Omigo bidet attachment is still much more affordable than their Luxury bidet seat, but it includes features like adjustable temperature settings that let you customize it to your personal preferences.</p>
You can add radiation to the list of pollutants for which the Trump administration is looking to loosen restrictions.
That loosening could come as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) already controversial proposal "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science," The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
By Paul Brown
Key projects have been abandoned, costs are rising, and politicians in countries which previously championed the industry are withdrawing their support.
Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan, New York, just south of Peekskill. Tony Fischer / Wikipedia
By Joseph Mangano
In the late 1970s, the rate of new thyroid cancer cases in four counties just north of New York City—Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties—was 22 percent below the U.S. rate. Today, it has soared to 53 percent above the national rate. New cases jumped from 51 to 412 per year. Large increases in thyroid cancer occurred for both males and females in each county.
That's according to a new study I co-authored which was published in the Journal of Environmental Protection and presented at Columbia University.
By Dahr Jamail
Former nuclear industry senior vice president Arnie Gundersen, who managed and coordinated projects at 70 U.S. atomic power plants, is appalled at how the Japanese government is handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
"The inhumanity of the Japanese government toward the Fukushima disaster refugees is appalling," Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator with 45 years of nuclear power engineering experience and the author of a bestselling book in Japan about the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, told Truthout.
Captured by an underwater robot on Saturday, footage released by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (Tepco) shows for the first time what appears to be melted nuclear fuel inside one of the destroyed Fukushima reactors in Japan.
According to the Japan Times:
"This is the first time Tepco has found something likely to be melted fuel. When the utility sent a different robot into reactor 2 in January, it found black lumps sticking to the grating in the primary containment vessel but said they were difficult to identify.
Summer is a time for escape reading. But that designation need not be limited to fiction; books written for the general reader on topics outside one's area of expertise can also provide passage to exciting new places. This month's bookshelf includes six non-fiction titles, five novels and one collection of short stories. The last three titles are now in paperback, suitable for a vacation or some beach time. Good reading to you!
The fossil fuel era must end, or it will spell humanity's end. The threat isn't just from pollution and accelerating climate change. Rapid, wasteful exploitation of these valuable resources has also led to a world choked in plastic. Almost all plastics are made from fossil fuels, often by the same companies that produce oil and gas.
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The world's first floating wind farm only switched on three months ago but it's already performing better than expected—and that's despite a hurricane, a powerful winter storm and waves as high as 8.2 meters (27 feet).
The 30-megawatt Hywind Scotland, located about 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast, churned out 65 percent of its maximum theoretical capacity during November, December and January, according to its operator, Statoil.
By Lauren McCauley
A wildfire broke out in the highly radioactive "no-go zone" near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant over the weekend, reviving concerns over potential airborne radiation.
By Stephanie Malin
Companies such as Energy Fuels, Inc. have played well-publicized roles in lobbying the Trump administration to reduce federal protection for public lands with uranium deposits. The Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review calls for new weapons production to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal, which could spur new domestic uranium mining. And the Interior Department is advocating more domestic uranium production, along with other materials identified as "critical minerals."