History of ICEarth Wayback Machine

Submitted by Norm on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 21:28

History of ICEarth

ICEarth, Inc., is a life’s work of international consultant Norm Roulet.

Norm founded ICEarth in 2001 to commercialize intellectual property he developed over many years consulting to Fortune 100 enterprises. ICEarth is a natural outgrowth of Norm’s extensive experience leveraging the value of Information Technology (IT), multimedia and Inter/Intra/Extra-networking for the competitive advantage of such stakeholders.

DOJ Continues Its Push For Encryption Backdoors With Even Worse Arguments

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:29

Why ICEarth is Indigenous Communities Earth, based on sovereignty, to the tribe, and everything is encrypted - in fact, what makes us unique: After name-dropping his newly-minted term -- "responsible encryption™ -- Rosenstein stepped back to assess the overall cybersecurity situation. In short, it is awful. Worse, perhaps, than Rosenstein's own arguments.

High hopes for hemp seed solution to Williamtown contamination

Submitted by Norm on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 09:44

Chemicals from firefighting foams historically used on the RAAF base have been discovered in high concentration in the local environment, including in groundwater, surface water and soils.

Researchers at the prestigious Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering, based at the University of Newcastle, have shown hemp seed constituents to be highly effective in removing per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water.

Eco-friendly materials ready to replace everything, Waikato University professor says

Submitted by Norm on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 09:04

"We want to grow hemp - as far as the composite goes, there are a lot of applications there. Anything with glass fibre in it, we could be replacing that."

Glass fibres are thin, silica fibre strands that insulation materials such as Pink Batts are made out of. 

It would be easy to replace plastic in sports equipment, too - Pickering has a skateboard in her office that a fourth-year student made out hemp. 

"What's stopping us now? The technology is there." 

The stumbling block is money - the products are not commercially viable.

Puerto Rico’s Medical Marijuana Industry Takes a Hit Due to Hurricane

Submitted by Norm on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 00:17

 “We were expecting a lot from this industry,” Ingrid Schmidt, the president of the Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Association, said over the phone. “It’s the only industry that was creating jobs and a lot of hope was put into this industry because it was critical to the financial circumstance that our island is going through.” But the island’s medical marijuana companies are starting to make a comeback; 20 of 29 medical marijuana dispensaries have reopened, according to the association. In the first two weeks after the storm, only four dispensaries could fill prescriptions.