Tara uses the ocean to fund her research

Faced with the difficulties it faces in financing its scientific expeditions, the Tara Foundation is putting the ocean to work, a way to recall the importance of donations for marine research.

A turbine that generates energy Electricity was placed at the bottom of the water, off Brittany in the Morbihan, where the current is strong, explains Romain Troublé, General Manager of the Tara Expeditions Foundation in a video.

The turbine powers a computer able to secure bitcoin transactions. Each recorded transaction generates money, reinvested in ocean research.

"The environment represents less than 3% of donations made to charities", says the private foundation that studies the impact of global warming

So she had the idea, with FF Creative Community Los Angeles, "to use the energy of the sea to raise money" with her installation "Ocean miner" ).

 The ship of scientific expeditions Tara, May 28, 2016 in the port of Lorient (AFP / Archives - FRED TANNEAU)

The ship of scientific expeditions Tara, May 28, 2016 in the port of Lorient (AFP / Archives – FRED TANNEAU)

In one month, the installation has raised 200 €, "a drop of water in the ocean", underlines the Foundation.

"This installation will not under any circumstances cover the needs scientific research ", explains Romain Troublé in a statement but this" allows to remember that only the mobilization of all will fund research to study, understand and better preserve the ocean tomorrow ".

For 15 years, the foundation has sought to better understand the impact of climate change on the ocean and thus better preserve it.

His schooner has already traveled the Arctic to study the pack ice, sailed in all seas of the globe to discover the plankton or crisscrossed the Mediterranean to measure the impact of plastic pollution.

She currently crosses the Pacific to study coral reefs, threatened by climate change and human activities.

Proposed US Budget 2019 Includes Wall Frontier Fund

President Donald Trump proposed a $ 4.4 trillion state budget to Congress, which included the cost of building a border wall with Mexico and increasing military strength. But the proposed budget is expected to lead to a federal deficit of more than $ 1 trillion.

When announced Monday (12/2), White House officials acknowledged the likelihood of the proposed budget would pass into law. Only Congress is authorized to set a federal government budget. But the White House insisted the proposed budget sent an important message on President Trump's priority.

The budget proposal contained major cuts to domestic programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Food Stamps. But it still does not balance the federal budget, partly because of reduced state revenues due to last year's tax reduction.

The Democrats generally reject the proposal. The chairman of the minority fraction in the House, Nancy Pelosi called the proposal "a collection of false promises and exceptional brutal pruning."

In a meeting on infrastructure at the White House on Monday, Trump President said he hopes to spend more on country rather than abroad. [as]

Trump Apply $ 1.5 Trillion Fund for New Infrastructure

President Donald Trump appealed a $ 1.5 trillion fund to Congress for new infrastructure development. The proposed funding was delivered in a State of the Union address, before the Congress and the American people.

Trump says America faces an infrastructure deficit. The US needs new roads, bridges, railways and means of shipping, he added.

He said "shamefully" that building the Empire State Building in 1931 took only a year, but now, issuing permission to build new roads time of 10 years.

According to Trump, any draft law authorizing spending on new facilities should also speed up the project approval process, to no more than 2 years.

Trump also said he would use next year to (19659002) Striving societies, including immigrant communities, can be helped by immigration policies, which Trump says is focused on the interests of American families, and calls Americans also "dreamers." [19659002] Trump says his administration has proposed a new bill, which he says, will improve the immigration law n support border agencies so that criminals and gangs can no longer benefit from loopholes in immigration regulations. [ps/jm]

White House Proposes Big Fund to Build Wall Frontier

The White House issued a proposed immigration policy on Thursday (25/1).

For 1.8 million young immigrants who enter the US as a child or otherwise known as "Dreamers," will go a long way to acquire citizenship, under various conditions.

For those who are allowed to live under the DACA program, the path to becoming a citizen will take 10 to 12 years and meet the requirements, that is, to have a good job, education and moral character.

Earlier, President Donald Trump told reporters should inform the Dreamers that they need not be troubled.

The Trump Administration unexpectedly released the Immigration and Border Security Reform Framework four days earlier than the planned schedule.

Another element to be observed is the promise of the Trump campaign, $ 25 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico. But the money could also be used for incoming and outgoing ports, as well as upgrades along the northern border with Canada.

Large family migrations, programs that allow immigrants to sponsor their families, will be eliminated. Only wives and underage children of citizens and green card holders will be allowed. The Trump Administration also called for the cessation of the visa lottery system for certain countries.

The White House hopes the Senate will be able to vote early next month before the Feb. 8 deadline, for congressmen to pass a budget bill allowing the government to continue operating. [19659003] Many members of Congress from the Democratic Party, as well as some Republican members opposed the vote on the draft budget law without any agreement on immigration.

If no law was passed on the issue of young immigrants on March 5, officials authorities warned on Thursday that they would be considered illegal immigrants and that when dealing with immigration officials would be immediately processed for deportation. [ps/jm]

Humanitarian Aid Group Warns US on Fund Ammunition for Palestinian Refugees

The leaders of 21 international humanitarian aid groups have urged the United States to reconsider its decision to withhold $ 65 million from the United Nations aid agency for Palestinian refugees, warning of the dire consequences that would ensue if the funds were cut.

worried over the linking of aid to political goals by the Trump Administration. In a letter to the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and other top officials, published on Thursday (25/1), they wrote that this marked "a dangerous and striking abandonment of American policy on humanitarian aid."

Haley has linking aid to the Palestinians with their willingness to start negotiations with Israel.

America is the largest donor to the aid agency, providing education and other social services to some 5 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. [uh]