Category Archives: Environment

Green Makes Blue

Rob Harmon’s TED Talk discusses a novel solution to antiquated resource management issues. Plus, beer! Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing | Video on TED.com.

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An Ongoing Disaster

Fish and crustaceans caught in the Gulf of Mexico are heavily diseased and deformed.  Given the environmental disaster that the region suffered, first in the wake of the interminable oil spill, then again in the cleanup.  How I wish these could be served up, à la Blinky, to BP executives and anybody involved in designing/building/voting […]

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Warrior Boats – Trash floats eco-warriors boat – Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-plastiki21-2010feb21,0,728915.story This is a great combination of angry, active and illustrative protest. Great find, NonZeroSum. Also, “Plastiki”? Brilliant.

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25 Ways to Clean With Vinegar & : Blisstree – Serious Health and Wellness – Injected With Humor

http://www.blisstree.com/thriftymommy/vinegar-uses/ The term “green” has been applied to every kind of product, usually with an accompanying price hike. As green as I am, I don’t buy any of these expensive “environmentally friendly” cleaning products. Why bother, when I can buy four times the amount of vinegar for a quarter of the price? It works on […]

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Howstuffworks “Household Safety Tips”

http://home.howstuffworks.com/pest-control/insect-pests/how-to-get-rid-of-ants.htm/printable A thumbs-up for their intended helpfulness, but anyone dealing with a pharaoh ant infestation, as I – knock wood on verb tense – did, will find all of these suggestions unsuccessful.

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Swimming orang-utans& spearfishing exploits amaze the wildlife experts – Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3828123.ece Thumbs up for orangutan stuff (yay, orangutans!), but really, this isn’t news. Years ago, David Attenborough profiled orangs who have more DIY skills than I do.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090403/ap_on_he_me/baby_formula_perchlorate_4 CDC: Rocket fuel chemical found in baby formula Explosion in ADHD diagnoses solved?

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http://matthewhurtt.com/how-al-gore-celebrated-earth-hour/ Jerk spends Earth Hour attempting to document Al Gore’s non-observance of Earth Hour by driving over to Gore’s house and taking pictures. These climate-change deniers are creepy contrarians of the most redundant nature.

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Microscope reveals how bacteria breathe toxic metals (3/20/2009)

http://www.chemistrytimes.com/research/Microscope_reveals_how_bacteria_breathe_toxic_metals.asp Researchers are studying some common soil bacteria that “inhale” toxic metals and “exhale” them in a non-toxic form. The bacteria might one day be used to clean up toxic chemicals left over from nuclear weapons production decades ago. Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University and their colleagues were able […]

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The Latest Victim of Global Warming: Beer! – Planetsave.com: climate change and environmental news

http://planetsave.com/blog/2009/01/15/the-latest-victim-of-global-warming-beer/ Now, a threat to malting barley has created a new call for support as the price and availability of beer is being threatened by climate change according to a study conducted and released in 2008. Australia suddenly takes the lead in greenhouse gas reduction?

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