are you saying we need to put boobs in harnesses?
Sunday, 28 May 2023

Recycled plastic [?] is no fix for pollution, Greenpeace warns

quote [ ?[The] toxicity of plastic actually increases with recycling. Plastics have no place in a circular economy and it?s clear that the only real solution to ending plastic pollution is to massively reduce plastic production.? ]

From what I heard, controlled burning at high tempereatures is probably most efficient in cracking down on chemical substances. Won't stop the next PFAS scandal though.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@1:55pmGMT] [0 comments]

Weird, Rare, and Everywhere

quote [ In the bogs of Hecate Island, British Columbia, a writer and novice naturalist joins researchers for a glimpse of a multiyear biodiversity mission?and gets acquainted with some odd organisms. ]

Let them shine in a world full of biodiversity
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 26 May 2023

On This Disputed River, Progress May Mean a Return to the Past

quote [ Winding through British Columbia and Washington, the Skagit has a history that reflects competing conceptions of advancement ]

Into a current big and slow like the Skagit flow
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:14amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 21 May 2023

What It Takes to See 10,000 Bird Species

quote [ Peter Kaestner has traveled the world on an adventure-filled quest to become the first birder to hit 10,000. Ornithologist Jessie Williamson hitched a ride on a rollicking South American mission that involved land, sea, and (you guessed it) air. ]

Bird species never seen or heard before
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 20 May 2023

AstroNote 2023-119 | Transient Name Server

quote [ We report the classification of the nearby (~6.4 Mpc) supernova SN 2023ixf as Type II using the Liverpool Telescope. The spectrum shows strong flash-ionization features of H, He, C, and N. ]

Light from a long dead supernova is reaching us and we should be able to see it with amateur telescopes in the next few days.

Twitter thread with layman speak info
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@4:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Recreational Fishing Industry Ranks the Safety of Right Whales Below Profit

quote [ Proposed science-backed speed limit reductions could prevent whales from dying in vessel strikes, but boating advocates are pushing back, citing economic impacts. ]

When down on her a right whale bore
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 5 May 2023

The Foul Chartreuse Sea

quote [ Researchers in Kotzebue, Alaska, are investigating why their town is increasingly playing host to harmful cyanobacteria. ]

The cyanobacteria is there
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 4 May 2023

Giant phallus-shaped iceberg floating in Conception Bay surprises residents of Dildo, Canada

quote [ A phallus-shaped iceberg hovered off the coast of Dildo, Newfoundland in Conception Bay before collapsing. ]

Happens to the best of us, iceberg
[NSFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Funny]
[by slaytanik@1:49pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 27 April 2023

Shining the Light on Baby Crabs

quote [ In British Columbia, a monitoring project with light traps may illuminate the future of the prized crustaceans. ]

Like a sonogram on a baby crab
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 20 April 2023

I Dare You to Stop Proliferating Fossil Fuels

quote [ The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty helped us not kill each other and all life on Earth. Can we follow the same steps to avoid mutually assured climate destruction? ]

Fossil fuels have given birth
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:30amGMT] [0 comments]

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