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Monday, 26 October 2020

How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

quote [ A new generation of scientists have uncovered barrels containing DDT, a toxic pesticide banned decades ago, dumped into the deep ocean. ]

Hey farmer, farmer, put away the D.D.T
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

The rats evicted from paradise

quote [ Palmyra had been an isolated and tranquil Pacific atoll, until a 20th-Century invasion of black rats arrived, setting the whole atoll?s ecology hurtling down a different path. ]

A drop of land lies up ahead
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 10 October 2020

America's Rapid Feral Hog Problem Is Creating a 'Super-Pig' Uprising

quote [ With 9 million wild pigs and counting, the swine bomb is coming, experts warn. Are we ready? ]

No mercy for swine
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 5 October 2020

Exxon?s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents

quote [ Exxon Mobil Corp. has been planning to increase annual carbon-dioxide emissions by as much as the output of the entire nation of Greece, an analysis of internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg shows, setting one of the largest corporate emitters against international efforts to slow the pace of warming. ]

To paraphrase Bender, "Have you ever tried simply turning off Fossil Fuel industry production, sitting down with their CEOs, and hitting them?"

Climate Inaction: Delays and disappointment mark two years of Colorado's clean-energy push - and these are the Democrats.

Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah ? study | Environment | The Guardian
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by steele@5:48pmGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

quote [ According to new data analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures, rising seas and changing rainfall will profoundly reshape the way people have lived in North America for centuries. ]

Not going to be long before real estate markets in the most afflicted areas start collapsing.

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration ? ProPublica
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@9:29pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 12 September 2020

How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

quote [ An NPR and PBS Frontline investigation reveals how the oil and gas industry used the promise of recycling to sell more plastic, even when they knew it would never work on a large scale. ]

Can't recycle that bar, it's plastic
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:49amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 11 September 2020

The Arctic is burning like never before

quote [ Fires are releasing record levels of carbon dioxide, partly because they are burning ancient peatlands. ]

Wow, this looks very bad.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by Paracetamol@6:11amGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 27 August 2020

The 70 Million-Year-Old History of the Mississippi River

quote [ Dive into the secret past and uncertain future of the body of water that has defined a nation ]

The Mississippi River can't keep us apart
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 17 August 2020

How the World?s Largest Garbage Dump Evolved Into a Green Oasis

quote [ The radical fix for a noxious landfill in Staten Island: Bury the trash, plant some grass and do nothing for 20 years. ]

Welcome to the garbage dump

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:10amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

How Diseases Sweep through the Sea

quote [ For marine mammals, viral and bacterial outbreaks are on the rise. ]

Put disease across the seas
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

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