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How China Holds The Environment In The Palm Of Its Hand
Paying a carbon tax might do some good – but not if China continues to pollute at the right that it does presently.
The "Lost Brittlestar City" of Antartica
Image from laszio-photo The world record for the fastest a human can swim as a matter of fact, is just over 5 miles an hour. I explain that as a way of proving that there are sea stars th
Coal and Nuclear Power Big Winners in New U.S. Budget
The White House has just released its proposed budget for 2009 and there are a few surprises. Image by Diliff For the past couple of weeks, sc
Commercial whaling is evil. Iceland has woken up.
In a step greeted with relief by environmental campaigners, Iceland have announced that they will issue no new quotas for commercial whaling. Fisheries minister Einar K Guofinnsson said that “I will not issue a new quota until the market conditions for w
Science: We Were Wrong, And We Can't Explain This
As so often happens in research, years and years of effort have been expended operating under the assumption that the sea sponge is the animal at the base of the “tree of life”, only to find out that that assumption is completely wrong. Image
Drunken Elephants Get A Shock
After getting drunk on stolen liquor and vandalizing an electrical cable support, 6 thieves were killed by electrocution. Although you could be forgiven for assuming that the deceased were likely a group of the idiotic young yobs ever present in Br
New Encyclopedia Includes Every Living Thing on Earth
In 1735 Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus published the first edition of Systema Naturae, the first real successful attempt to group and classify the living things in our world. At more than 30,000 pages for just the first volume, this encyclopedia
King Coal Strikes Back
This may be a bit of old news, but then again I think that delusion of a grand scale deserves to be called out from time to time. Photo by Stephen Codrington I th
Get the D@mn Government Out of the Way
Every month, I receive an Eco-Sense Update from Ann and Gord Baird. Canada is becoming more like America every day. Image by François Detemmerman The Bairds are build