CNN discusses climate adaptation in "Floods, heat,... →
Year in Review: The Biggest Science Stories of... →
Man, Joe finds the coolest science stories!
Undercover London Police Cleared 'To Have Sex with... →
I don’t believe this story at all. Undercover police officers routinely adopted a tactic of “promiscuity” with the blessing of senior commanders, according to a former agent who worked in a secretive unit of the Metropolitan police for four years. The former undercover policeman claims that sexual relationships with activists were sanctioned for both men and women officers infiltrating...
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Please enjoy this video of the Possum Drop in North Carolina. Fauna: The New Year’s Eve Possum Drop If you’re too jaded for New York’s Times Square festivities on New Year’s Eve, head to Brasstown, North Carolina, for their annual Possum Drop. Clay Logan, the owner of Clay’s Corner shop and gas station, created the event in 1990 to celebrate the...
Worth watching. The impacts on shipping and nuclear power plants along the Danube River in Europe was eye opening. Extreme Weather: Episode 4 Extreme Weather looks at the weather-related disasters that seem to be plaguing the planet with increasing frequency due to global warming. This episode covers floods in the Philippines, severe storms in Scotland, drought along the Danube, and the...
Ousted by Tea Party for accepting climate change... →
Inglis, a conservative Republican, is campaigning across the U.S. to lobby for climate solutions. He believes that Republicans hold the key to the resolving the crisis.
GoDaddy's CEO Bob Parsons' elephant hunting video.... →
GoDaddy is having a bad run this week.
That's all I got for tonight. Thanks everyone!
tyroniix asked: Do you believe that the cost of college outweighs the benefits?? Thank you for answering :D
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rawwwrrrobin asked: Where should I be looking for jobs that will make a difference? I will be graduating with an undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology in May.
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Moarrr procrastination - Questions? →
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Procrastination now . Questions? →
To Raise or Raze Venice? →
Venice, Italy is sinking. Once a military outpost in a marshy bay, it was built-out into its current form in north-northeastern Italy in the 10th century. If you’re not familiar with Venice, its wiki article is well worth a skim. The city proper is incredibly beautiful, with unmatched architecture, streets of glistening water, and countless beautiful stone and brick bridges. It costs Italy...
I’m not feeling this. What are their next steps after making a video? DJs Against Climate Change 2011
Climate Activists All Agree: The COP17 Durban... →
I think we have been stepping up, the stepping up has been relatively successful...– David Collyer, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
nycdigital: Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Gibbs and Health Commissioner Dr. Farley announced yesterday that, surpassing national figures, New Yorkers are living longer than ever before. Did you know that about 30% of NYC’s gain in average life span is due to a big drop in HIV-related deaths. For more info, visit http://on.nyc.gov/uAKegi. Population growth and...
The NOAA Climate Budget is Up. Click here for the... →
Double Take of the Day: Congress ends corn ethanol... →
How on earth did I miss this one?? The United States has ended a 30-year tax subsidy for corn-based ethanol that cost taxpayers $6 billion annually, and ended a tariff on imported Brazilian ethanol. Congress adjourned for the year on Friday, failing to extend the tax break that’s drawn a wide variety of critics on Capitol Hill, including Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dianne ...
The Best CityReads of 2011 →
“Detroitism” Guernica John Patrick Leary January 2011 An examination of the increasing media attention on Detroit and its “ruins,” and how analyzing the city through pictures of its demise oversimplifies the dynamics underneath its transition. “Mayor of Rust” The New York Times Magazine Sue Halpern February 11, 2011 A character study of the struggling town of...
L.A. Times: Congress' 10 biggest enemies of the... →
Dear L.A. Times, Hope it’s OK I post in full… m “Republicans launched an unprecedented frontal assault against environmental protections and regulations this year, prompting Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) to call his chamber “the most anti-environment House in history.” Here are the 10 most powerful and outspoken opponents of clean air, clean water, conservation and...
Yeah, about that post kicking around saying... →
It’s true-ish: McDonald’s did have 8 stores in Bolivia, but they closed over 10 years ago, in 2002. Why? Because a) the food was triple the cost of local food and 2) Bolivians thought it was nasty. Source: BBC Mundo See also, the documentary: ¿Por qué quebró McDonald’s en Bolivia? (Why did McDonald’s go Broke in Bolivia?)
Is your new Keurig Coffee Maker good for the...
No. In fact, those cups contain poisonous toxins (BPA) and coated metals, making them un-recyclable. In fact, Keurig publicly says their products are not environmentally friendly on their website: Reducing the environmental impact of our packaging materials and brewing systems is a top priority for Keurig. It is a challenge to create a portion pack that is recyclable and delivers an...
President Declares A Major Disaster For Alaska... →
The Lifecycle of a Keurig Coffee K Cup →