would it annoy me if someone shat in my bathtub?
Monday, 20 May 2019

?Botanical Sexism? Could Be Behind Your Seasonal Allergies

quote [ Men ruin everything. ]

All you did was give me allergy
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+8 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 16 May 2019

'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage

quote [ Among the Inca archeological sites that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, almost double the limit recommended by Unesco, putting a huge strain on the fragile ruins and local ecology.

Now, in a move that has drawn a mixture of horror and outrage from archaeologists, historians and locals, work has begun on clearing ground for a multibillion-dollar international airport, intended to jet tourists much closer to Machu Picchu . ]

While I understand that tourism helps preserve some historic sites, there needs to be hard limits on the number of people who can trample around...
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by XregnaR@5:08pmGMT] [0 comments]

Scientists Discover Hawaiian "Supercorals" Thriving In Warm, Acidic Water

quote [ A reef in Hawaii's K?ne?ohe Bay bounced back despite development, dredging, sewage and rising water temperatures, leading scientists to dub it a supercoral. ]

I used to live on Kaneohe Bay way back when SE was erect rather than endowed. Beautiful area. IIRC it's basically the sunken part of an ancient super volcano that after erupting gave Oahu island its current shape.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Hot Pr0n]
[by JWWargo@2:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 12 May 2019

AirPods Are a Tragedy

quote [ AirPods are disposable products that are also impossible to throw away. ]

Yeah, it's Vice. But one good case for planned obsolence. Also, people-hardware relations.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:18amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life

quote [ Eduardo Brondizio, an Ibpes co-chair from Indiana State University, said: ?We have been displacing our impact around the planet from frontier to frontier. But we are running out of frontiers ]

Ecowar numbers, via the United Nations.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@1:23pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release

quote [ The sudden collapse of thawing soils in the Arctic might double the warming from greenhouse gases released from tundra, warn Merritt R. Turetsky and colleagues. ]

Gas bubbling up. Pffffft.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by Paracetamol@5:17pmGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 3 May 2019

Hives Burned in Texas, Killing Half a Million Bees

quote [ Police want to know who burned dozens of beehives in a town just south of Houston.

One of the beekeepers said the losses are truly staggering.
"We're looking at 500,000 to 600,000 (bees) that have been destroyed out of that environment," Steve Brackmann, who sells beekeeping supplies and queen bees, told CNN affiliate KTRK. ]

This happened not too far from where I live.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by snowfox@10:36amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Yangtze giant softshell, world's rarest turtle, dies in China zoo leaving only 3 known alive

quote [ The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, but their genders are unknown. ]

Even if this one had not died and the other two in Vietnam were both female, this turtle is extinct from a practical standpoint.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Sad]
[by snowfox@6:06amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 27 April 2019

The library of things: could borrowing everything from drills to disco balls cut waste and save money?

quote [ He mentions universities beginning to offer Lots as a service to students, and big companies such as Stanley Black & Decker providing an inventory that staff can borrow from, for free. Homicki says he has even heard of LoT space being designed into new apartment buildings, although he can?t yet share the details. ]

Because the most enviroment-friendly purchases are no purchases at all
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:28amGMT] [15 comments]

Sunday, 14 April 2019

How War Drove to Extinction The Wake Island Rail

quote [ The day Japan bombed Pear Harbor, many American outposts in the Pacific, such as Philippines, Guam, Midway, Wake Island, Malaya, Thailand, and Shanghai also came under aerial attack. These raids took place within a few hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?s naval base had begun. ]

It started with the birds
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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