don't hold it up to your remaining eye
Monday, 26 June 2017

Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money

quote [ In a windsurfers? paradise, turbines capture gusts that pick up at exactly the right time - or the wrong time, if you're trying to sell natural gas. ]
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@1:16pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Gangs of aggressive killer whales are shaking down Alaska fishing boats for their fish: report

quote [ The animals have learned to target individual boats, and are leading fishers on high-speed chases to get away.

?You?d see two of them show up, and that?s the end of the trip. Pretty soon all 40 of them would be around you,? he said.

A report this week in the Alaska Dispatch News outlined instances of aggressive orcas harassing boats relentlessly. ]

They want the fish vig due to the Orca mafia. "Nice boat you got there - be a shame if something happened to it."
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7]
[by knumbknutz@3:18pmGMT] [9 comments]

Reinventing the toilet

quote [ How one company?s vision for the humble loo is transforming lives, from Madagascar to UK music festivals. ]
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@1:18amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 22 June 2017

John Oliver, a giant squirrel and a defamation lawsuit by a coal industry titan

quote [ Oliver knew he was inviting a legal battle when he used his show Sunday to lambaste one of the country?s largest coal mining companies and mock its chief executive. ]

Robert E Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corporation, is the epitome of corporate evil. Sorry steele, now you're gonna get sued too.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Funny]
[by sanepride@5:49pmGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The botanists? last stand: The daring work of saving the last samples of dying species

quote [ When Steve Perlman and Kenny Wood started working together 30 years ago, no one had tried to do what they were about to embark on. ]

TL;DR: The conservation effort needs funding.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3]
[by JWWargo@4:48amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 8 June 2017

20 million starving to death: inside the worst famine since World War II

quote [ In February, the United Nations estimated that 100,000 South Sudanese were starving, and that 5 million more ? 42 percent of the country?s population ? have such limited access to proper food that they don?t know where their next meal is coming from. More recent figures are not available yet, but aid agencies fear the situation could be much worse now.

South Sudan isn?t the only country in the region facing mass starvation. A potentially historic famine is also threatening Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. Far from Western eyes and far from the headlines, an estimated 20 million people in those four countries are at risk of dying due to a lack of food. ]

I'll post this before I get distracted by the next W.H. drunken twitter rambling
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@6:49pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Rama?s Bridge: A Bridge Built By Monkeys

quote [ In the great Indian epic of Ramayana, penned several thousand years ago, author Valmiki speaks of a bridge over the ocean connecting India and Sri Lanka. The epic poem, that stretches for nearly 24,000 verses, narrates the life of the divine prince Rama and his struggle to rescue his abducted wife Sita from the demon king Ravana, the ruler of Sri Lanka. ]
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

"There's no stopping global warming,"

quote [ That means that even if carbon emissions were to drop to zero tomorrow, we'd still be watching human-driven climate change play out for centuries. ]

When you say this to deniers they just look at you funny and walk away.
I really don't get to say to much about this I will be dead.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Underrated]
[by bbqkink@1:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 3 June 2017

How to teach kids about climate change where most parents are skeptics

quote [ An Idaho teacher makes the abstract tangible and is inspiring budding environmentalists ]

A tiny core-sample of hope extracted from the gloom.
Full WaPo article in extended...

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4]
[by sanepride@5:14pmGMT] [8 comments]

'Washington can't stop Americans': Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

quote [ "Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement," Michael Bloomberg said. "Just the opposite - we are forging ahead." ]

This story is still getting bigger.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Interesting]
[by bbqkink@2:21amGMT] [13 comments]

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