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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

How Puma Leftovers Help Shape the Forest Ecosystem

quote [ They feed loads and loads of beetles, in addition to foxes, bears, and more. ]

And I move at a puma's pace
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 15 March 2019

California officially free of drought after more than seven years

quote [ The state experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, the National Drought Mitigation Center said. ]

Hawaii got out of a three-year drought a year ago. The skeptic in me wonders if this is all temporary, though.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Good]
[by JWWargo@10:01pmGMT] [10 comments]

An Indigenous Critique of the Green New Deal

quote [ If the indigenous critique sounds like an anti-capitalist one, it should. Drawing on the work of communist Glen Coulthard from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Simpson recognizes the language of Marxism as her own. "There is an assumption that socialism and communism are white and that indigenous peoples don't have this kind of thinking," she writes. "To me, the opposite is true." ]

On politics and ecology. Full article in extended.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Bad news, arachnophobes: You're now officially afraid of horseshoe crabs

quote [ Blue-blooded and armored with 10 spindly legs, horseshoe crabs have perhaps always seemed a bit out of place. But by analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed belong within the arachnids. "What the study concludes is that the conquest of the land by arachnids is more complex than a single tradition event," says evolutionary biologist Jess Ballesteros. ]

But they just want to hug (your face)!

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@5:57pmGMT] [5 comments]

Chase No Face Is Just Like Any Other Kitty -- Except With No Face

quote [ She was hit by a car when just a few weeks old, but she overcame her injuries and now thrives as an Internet star. ]

Nice story. Photos kinda hard to look at. But good for this cat? I guess? o_O If you squint you can convince yourself it's a sock puppet.
[NSFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Good]
[by snowfox@9:10amGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

A World Without Clouds

quote [ Once clouds go away, the simulated climate ?goes over a cliff,? said Kerry Emanuel, a climate scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ]

Getting your daily apocalyptic fix.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:18pmGMT] [1 comment]

Opium-Addicted Parrots Are Terrorizing Poppy Farms in India

quote [ Opium-addicted parrots are wreaking havoc on India's licensed poppy farms, and scaring them with firecrackers isn't helping. ]

Polly wants a crack rock
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches

quote [ In the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, every tiny animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut. ]

I'm pretty sure I know what the Great Filter is and that we're running smack into it.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Sad]
[by hellboy@5:41amGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

quote [ After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health ? and to culture itselfAfter water, concrete is the most widely used substance on Earth. If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest carbon dioxide emitter in the world with up to 2.8bn tonnes, surpassed only by China and the US. ]

So brutalist architecture is supposedly bad for the enviroment.
Does anyone remember the essay by these military planners claiming that blocking roads with concrete was the most efficient form of warfare?

Also, J.G. Ballard.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@10:26pmGMT] [2 comments]

Fat rat stuck in manhole rescued by firefighters in Germany

quote [ The rat, still plump with winterspeck ? which translates literally as winter bacon and refers to extra pounds piled on in the colder months ? became stuck after it tried to squeeze through a small gap in the sewer cover. ]

Winnie the Pooh loves this stuff.

See, this why we can have nice things!

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Good]
[by JWWargo@9:52amGMT] [10 comments]

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