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Pollution Reduction Devices/ Dwindling Bees

Date Sunday - July 17, 2016
Host Richard Syrett
Guests David YurthGeorge Scott

Joining Richard Syrett in the first half, David G. Yurth, principal inventor and co-founder of Nova Institute of Technology, presented an update on his compact, lightweight, low-cost energy efficient device that eradicates all exhaust fumes produced by internal combustion engines before they leave the tailpipe. We have "pioneered a method that enables us to attack the structure of the CO2 molecule in the exhaust system before it escapes into the environment," he explained. The plasma/ionization technology could be fitted into the back end of an existing tail pipe, in which gases such as carbon dioxide would be molecularly disassembled, eliminating pollution at its source, he continued.

While most auto companies have been resistant to Yurth's innovations, Volkswagen recently expressed some interest, before suddenly breaking off contact, he reported. Yurth also discussed his groundbreaking technology that could remediate nuclear waste from a nuclear power plant. While his team demonstrated that it could reduce dangerous levels of radiation to non-detectable amounts, the technology was rejected by the nuclear power industry, he lamented. This happened, he claimed, because the waste from nuclear plants is needed for a process to help create weapons-grade plutonium.

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In the latter half, bee expert, George Scott, spoke about the importance of bees to the planet, why their numbers are dwindling, and what we can do to stop them from disappearing altogether. There is little question that the honey bee die-offs and 'colony collapse disorder' are due to the increased use of neonicotinoids, a class of agricultural insecticides resembling nicotine, he remarked. The insecticides are also widely used by non-farmers such as for flea collars for dogs, and urban pest control companies. The chemical effects are cumulative, and the neonicotinoids degrade very slowly in certain climates, he added.

Accepting that neonicotinoids are here to stay for the time being, Scott has focused his efforts on developing ways to mitigate their effects. One beekeeping method is too install new queen bees in order to preserve the hive, as the longer the queen has been around, the more chance she will have become disoriented by the chemicals, he detailed. Another strategy is tracking when plants treated with the neonicotinoids are flowering, and feeding the bees an alternative food source during this time, so they don't fly to the flowers. Scott said they are also importing Carpathian bees from Ukraine, where the quality control is extremely high.

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