In what hopefully is not a commentary on anyone’s political career, nearly 500...
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
Do You Really Want To Trust Scientists To Tell You Why Flirting Doesn't Work?
In light of this item from the Daily Mail, telling us that the female flirt is doomed by the male mind, I ask you, isn’t this a bit like consulting a zookeeper about why your car has broken down? Image from <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/ph
Canada at Bali: Oh, the Shame
I am a Canadian, and I am ashamed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is from Canada. How far has democracy fallen, when we have a majority of the population that favors action on averting the climate crisis, and a majority of our politicians doing noth
'Pay As You Throw' Plan Tossed
The UK government has backed off on a controversial tax that would have charged householders who do not recycle. Ministers were supposed to announce the new charges today, but the plan has b
Cool Trailer for Di Caprio's New Film: the 11th Hour
Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour” is a feature length documentary concerning the environmental crises caused by human actions and their impact on the planet. “The 11th Hour” documents the cumulative impact of these actions upon the pla
Neo-Nazis Murder Environmentalist
An environmentalist was murdered yesterday, when a group of environmental activists were attacked by neo-Nazis in Siberia. The activists were protesting outside the Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Plant near Lake Baikal when the attack occurred. The
“The largest man-made environmental catastrophe”
The annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society was rocked yesterday by the announcement by an international team of scientists that arsenic contamination in drinking water is “the largest identified man-made environmental catastrophe”. A present
Man and Pet Bear Go On the Run
image by Petra Karstedt A man was charged with violating India’s wildlife laws after he ran off with his pet bear, despite local police demands. The story began when
Lights Out For The Lightbulb
Stock up on your old light bulbs now, because soon they’ll be obsolete and worth a fortune! This is because a new super efficient light bulb is being developed.