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.
Category Archives: Environment
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 […]
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?