158 results for 'environment'
This year was a big year for the environment, with conservation and renewable energy finally enjoying the spotlight in the mainstream media. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories of the year, and what the future might hold for 2014.
January was a victory for renewable energy. Japan announced plans to start work on the biggest wind farm in the world. The wind farm will feature 143 wind turbines, and will be located 16KM off the cost of Fukushima, the site of the nuclear reactor that was severely damaged during the Tsunami of 2011.
Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. Suspects have included pesticides, disease-bearing parasites and poor nutrition. But in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers... (more)
... plastic bags, allowing multiple uses. These eco-friendly bags even look more attractive than the ordinary plastic bags we have.
Reusable bags do take energy and resources to make, but the fact that they are made once and used hundreds of times means that their detrimental effect to the environment is much smaller than ordinary plastic bags. One set of reusable bags has the potential to save over 20,000 plastic bags throughout one's lifetime. Reusable shopping bags can carry at least twice as much as most standard plastic shopping bags and have a useful life of at least five years. If... (more)
It should have been an ongoing no go, a seafaring from afar, lasers adrift with one passive eye at the watch, the other barely containing her furions, the most furious of ions.
Her impersonal inferred, infrared photon network continues to shine a light on known knowledge in breathtaking breakthroughs. She grows a leaner, cleaner hunger for far places, the ones that remain as nameless bounty, uncharted beauty.
She is surprised by her laser, to a certain point, as she comes upon an image of memory.
Is it an invention? An old war field? An arrangement of a bout between …what?... (more)
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She captures images of lemmings attacking yaks in sack races, pilgrims strapping peaches onto the drums of war. Is it a new push to the limits by theNetwork for purity--purity for the old history?
It was, it seems, the jobs they took--a myth cemented as the ideal springboard. Prefrontals measured and fitted for new thinking. The kind of artificial being theHumans allowed--to join the workaday world for acceptance, being acceptable inside the watchtowers.
She doesn't seem to care much about the [fashion online religion medical event="for_me"] society. She doesn't care about iterations... (more)
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... food webs and maintaining water clarity. Humans utilize seagrasses for a variety of traditional and contemporary uses.Traditional applications include basket weaving, compost, stuffing(mattresses), thatch for roofs, fibres for making fishing nets, and burning (to obtain salt and soda).
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Coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses are threatened by human activities throughout the world. Population growth and urban development currently ranks among the greatest threats to the ecological dynamics of marine ecosystems. Marine life is under pressure due ... (more)
Recently there’s a lot of doomsday talk in the media; the environment and the economy especially seem to be deteriorating, at an increasingly rapid rate. There are many reasons offered for these two great concerns: the Occupy movement blames systemic income inequality, and David Suzuki blames environmental degradation on lackadaisical regulation by governments and large, insufficiently regulated corporations. What’s interesting is how closely tied these two Great Problems facing our world actually are. And the source of these has little to do with us as individuals and much more to do with... (more)
Spring solstice has arrived! This tender season is usually regarded as a time to rejoice at life's beauty and renewal. Life is precious. It is also delicate and perishable, and not at all guaranteed. It's a gift and a miracle, with or without a religious perspective to cast it in. I present to you a photo of a delicate Peony as a reminder of life's fragility, as the towns on the Northeast coast of Japan and well inland, struggle for their very survival.
I will continue to wish, hope and pray for the Japanese people to find comfort, solace and the support of the world community in... (more)
Since it is common knowledge that Republicans hate the environment (Mother Earth and Mother Jones are held with the same contempt.) they might as well just admit to it. Oh it’s true. Not only do they just not care about our surroundings, they want to destroy them. They hate the environment!
I have actually been able to infiltrate the RNC (Republicans are kNown Criminals) and have uncovered astonishing information.
It is required of all registered Republicans that they sign an oath, in blood, that they will do their utmost on a daily basis, “Kill or... (more)
...and pleasant, and the sudden chill I feel whenever I see my heating bill is soothed by the love that the energy company bestows upon me. They love me. They love my neighbors. They love all of us who subscribe to the American dream: cheap houses that cost a lot to run.
It's only the environment that screams at me whenever I step out. But I don't have time to listen. I am too busy complaining about the trains that do not run in this weather; about the increase of oil price and about the council that does not clean the snow off the roads fast enough.
I hate being confused by ... (more)