slowly dying in our own vomit
Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Easter Island's Monoliths Made the Crops Grow

quote [ By quarrying rock for the statues, the people of Rapa Nui fertilized the soil. ]

Are you hip to Easter Island?
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 10 January 2020

'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession

quote [ Now Arp finds himself in a vicious circle: he is constantly battling to keep enough bees alive to meet the requirements of his almond contract. But if he was not pollinating almonds, maybe his bees would be healthier. ]

Bee safe out there, for it's complicated.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:54pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life

quote [ Nematodes moving and eating again for the first time since the Pleistocene age in major scientific breakthrough, say experts. ]

What lies beneath the frozen depths?
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by Paracetamol@8:02pmGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 15 December 2019

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Attempting to Buy the Youth Climate Movement

quote [ As COP 25 wound down, with key issues unresolved, Thunberg was named Time magazine?s Person of the Year. In a speech at the U.N. the same day, she referenced the way corporations and politicians have co-opted her words. ?Those phrases are all that people focus on. They don?t remember the facts, the very reasons why I say those things in the first place,? she said. ?I still believe that the biggest danger is not inaction ? the real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like real action is happening when, in fact, almost nothing is being done apart from clever accounting and creative PR.? ]

Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit - I've included this in the extended before, but it's rather relevant.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by steele@9:12pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 12 December 2019

The Rat Hunters of New York - Narratively - Pocket

quote [ Quietly, the group steers their dogs across Chambers Street west of the park, Reynolds leading the way. Susan Friedenberg, a dog breeder from Staten Island, brings up the rear with her spotted auburn cairn terrier named Tanner. Reynolds stops at the opening to a cobblestoned side street while the others bring their dogs around to the back entrance of Theatre Alley, which George Washington once used as a private entrance to the Park Theatre. ]

Norway rats are huge. The size of a kitten. And invasive.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by snowfox@3:53pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 9 December 2019

New Zealand's White Island Volcano Erupts leaving 5 dead

quote [ Moments before one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes erupted on Monday, tourists were seen walking inside its rim.

The privately-owned White Island, or Whakaari, is a popular destination for day tours and scenic flights. It has been dubbed by some tour operators as a "living, breathing, geological giant" and "the world's most accessible active marine volcano".

Five deaths have been confirmed since Monday's eruption. Twenty-three people were rescued but others are reported missing and police have said there is "no sign of life" on the island. ]

Yikes - sometimes nature just does not fuck around...
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by knumbknutz@9:17pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

quote [ Amateur botanists seek to bring back heritage fruits in Northwest U.S. ]

The apple tree, the apple tree
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

UPDATE: Koala Rescued from Fire Passed Away

quote [ The koala Ellenborough Lewis, who was saved by a woman who wrapped him in a shirt, died Tuesday after veterinarians put him to sleep. ]

I know he was an old koala, but I'm still sad.

[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by snowfox@7:02pmGMT] [3 comments]

Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'

quote [ ?The evidence that light pollution has profound and serious impacts on ecosystems is overwhelmingly strong,? said Matt Shardlow, the chief executive of the conservation charity Buglife. ?It is imperative that society now takes substantial steps to make the environment safer for insects. ]

Embrace darkness! Or something.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:18pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Woman Saves Koala from Brushfires

quote [ This little fella was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from a brush-fire in Australia. ]

In extended, followup on the koala from the Sun, and an article from Forbes. Koalas are prime to go extinct due to loss of habitat from the fires.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by snowfox@5:02pmGMT] [9 comments]

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