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Monday, 23 April 2018

Unalaska: The Town Full of Bald Eagles

quote [ The bald eagle may be America?s national bird, but for the small Alaskan town of Unalaska, this majestic bird is little more than a pest. ]

Oh, Lord, through the revolution
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:48amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Penn State's 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed to Go Outside

quote [ A key issue for administrators was that the Outing Club frequently visit locations with poor cell phone coverage. This wasn't an issue during the Coolidge administration, but now that cell phones exist, students are apparently expected to remain glued to them at all times. ]

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 WTF]
[by arrowhen@11:10pmGMT] [11 comments]

Friday, 20 April 2018

Smoking around the world

quote [ Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why. ]

Lots of charts, who doesn't love charts?
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@5:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 15 April 2018

China Viewed From Above

quote [ Simply a collection of some amazing recent aerial images showing the vast diversity of landscapes across China, from cities to mountains, deserts to sea shores, and much more. ]

I love this stuff.

(this post is quickish)

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Good]
[by HoZay@6:21amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 9 April 2018

What makes a tree a tree?

quote [ Scientists are still struggling to nail down the defining traits of these tall, long-lived, woody plants ]

Come closer and see, see into the trees.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@9:28pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 2 April 2018

10 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Styrofoam

quote [ With Styrofoam on its way out, these green alternatives to Styrofoam packaging deliver excellent costs, functionality, and sustainability. ]

There's now a push in Hawaii to ban styrofoam containers, and when I asked about alternatives on FB a friend sent me this link. I like some of these concepts, like the edible ones and the one that infuses recyclable plastic with CO2 to make it break down faster. (a double boon as we could use carbon capture technology to remove the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to use in such containers)
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@7:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Judge: Anti-Pipeline Activists' Acts Necessary To Fight Climate Change

quote [ The activists spoke in court about why the struggle against climate change was important and connected the local struggle against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline to national and international struggles to ?stem the catastrophic effects of climate change.?

?The court made a ruling that by reason of necessity they were all not responsible for committing any civil infraction,? Raisler-Cohen added. ]

I've never heard of this blog, but I couldn't find any other reports on this.

Post-trial statements being made on the courthouse steps

I think this is something we'll see more of as these pipelines continue. Fighting against environmental exploitation is becoming an act of self-defense.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:13pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Henderson Island: This Uninhabited Island Is The World?s Most Polluted

quote [ The remote island of Henderson?a tiny dot in the South Pacific Ocean?lies approximately halfway between New Zealand and Chile. It is one of four islands that make up the Pitcairn Group. ]

Forged by the discarded
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:31amGMT] [2 comments]

New Zealand just took care of a $3.6 million mouse infestation

quote [ Compared to New Zealand, we are all terrible at getting rid of mice. They just totally eradicated the 200,000 or so rodents scurrying around the subantarctic Antipodes island.
The Kiwis are basically the world?s leading experts on invasive species eradication?their methods are the gold standard now. They?ve had more successful projects than almost any other country in the world. And they?re going to need a lot more. The New Zealand government has pledged to rid the whole country of invasive species by 2050, which for a country with no native mammals will be quite a challenge. But this is exactly how you have to do it: one island at a time. ]

A really small-scale and very expensive win, but still a win.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Interesting]
[by HoZay@3:10amGMT] [8 comments]

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Modern Moloch

quote [ One of Motordom?s public relations gurus was a man named E. B. Lefferts, who put forth a radical idea: don?t blame cars, blame human recklessness. Lefferts and Motordom sought to exonerate the machine by placing the blame with individuals. ]

Fun fact: research proposes removing signposts makes for fewer accidents
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@10:08amGMT] [3 comments]

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