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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Overselling Sustainability Reporting

quote [ It turns out that reporting is not a proxy for progress. ]

Who would've thunk? Frankly, the article is rather lengthy for stating the obvious. It gets a little more interesting in the end, where they're pondering on actual impactful measures.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by Paracetamol@7:20pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Why Bumblebees Love Cats and Other BeautifulRelationships

quote [ History is full of such attempts, almost always gone wrong, to modify the presence or the activities of single species. ]

Some ill-fated eco-control anecdotes.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@5:46pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 23 April 2021

The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks

quote [ A small herd of wild horses has adapted over the centuries to survive in the harsh Outer Banks of North Carolina. ]

Cause the wild horse runs free forever
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 22 April 2021

What To Do with Fish When the River Runs Dry

quote [ When people come to the aid of stranded fish, are the salvaged truly saved? ]

Home is where the rivers dry
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The Nation's Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil

quote [ Researchers used satellite imaging and surface soil color to find out how much of the nutrient-rich earth has eroded away ]

Our hearts littering the topsoil
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 16 April 2021

Murder Offsets - Climate Ad Project

quote [ What?s more important than looking to carbon offsets is holding governments and businesses to account. Be wary of the word ?offsets? when politicians or corporations throw it around. Remember that ?net-zero? is not zero, and how we get there matters. ]

You ever been in one of those arguments? This article is a good explainer.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:00pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 9 April 2021

The Australian Town That?s Gone Batty Over Its Bats

quote [ Where some see threatened mammals, others see a threat to historic trees. ]

I'm a black bat, babe, bangin' on your window pane
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

How Rubber Ducks Are Helping Scientists Chart The Oceans

quote [ In early January 1992, the container ship Evergreen Ever Laurel departed Hong Kong for Washington. Among the millions of things that Ever Laurel was carrying was a consignment of plastic children?s bath toys manufactured in China for the Japanese toy company The First Years Inc. Four days later, on 10 January 1992, the freighter ran into a storm in the North Pacific. ]

'Round the world with the Rubber Ducky!
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 5 April 2021

Risks to Australia of a 3C warmer world: Scientists release landmark climate change report

quote [ It highlights that even if the world?s governments meet their current Paris pledges on time, Earth is likely to reach average global surface temperatures of 3oC above the pre-industrial period during this century, with catastrophic consequences. ]

The sixth assessment report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due out sometime next year but we're seeing a sign of things to come as many of the scientists involved are releasing their Country's individual reports.

We've known for years that the Paris Agreement was a paper tiger, and even the 2 degree line in the sand is genocide for a significant chunk of coastal societies.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@4:17pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 3 April 2021

How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Spurred the Evolution of the Modern Rainforest

quote [ New evidence from fossil plants shows today?s South American rainforests arose in the wake of Earth?s fifth mass extinction ]

Now what is a rainforest, tell you yet
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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