Archive for the ‘pollution’ Category

Ever forget to clean out the tank? Or water the plants, for that matter? This design kills two birds (but no fish!) with one stone, and doubles as a fun instructional tool for kids learning about how natural systems work. Kol I Want One, never forget to feed my fish again. Leave Your Comment.

I never would have thought that I could use the term “ant farm” so literally. But Farm 432 is doing just that with their DIY larva growing system, expecting farmers to eat the ‘fruits’ of their labors. While the average American may be hesitant to snack on a centipede or bite a beetle, cuisines in [...]

A sharp-toothed, testicle-biting cousin to the piranha has been pulled up by a fisherman in Denmark, prompting fears by male skinny-dippers throughout Scandanavia and perhaps parts of the United States. The fish is the pacu, a vegetarian who, although it prefers fruits and nuts that drop into the Amazon River and its tributaries, has been [...]

A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday. I hate massive stupidity, YOU DO NOT DESTROY A 2300 YEAR OLD ancient pyramid, just saying if it had to go, dude you could sell it to a [...]

A map that aggregates geo-coded tweets shows the location of racist and homophobic comments. The map was put together by a team of geographers lead by Dr. Matthew Zook of University of Kentucky, who called themselves Floating Sheep. Floating sheep has has built maps in the past by pulling together user-generated, geo-coded information from the Internet. [...]

ROME (AP) — The latest weapon in the U.N.’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating [...]

Remember when cattle ranching was the biggest threat to the Amazon rain-forest? Now add the relentless quest for oil. The Ecuadorian government is currently planning to sell an enormous area of pristine rain-forest to oil companies. You cant sell the Rain-forest’s to random people,  thats how they’ll disappear completely. Leave your Comment.

In Milan, a new kind of skyscraper is under construction. Once complete later this year, the two-building project will be covered in greenery, an effect that gives the buildings their name: Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest. Leave your Comment.

Tomorrow (March 23) at 8:30 p.m., households will dim their lights across the planet. But a recent article in Slate suggested that the practice might do more environmental harm than good. Really? Leave your Comment.

The public payphones still located around New York City recall an era long ago, when cell phones were not commonplace and where detectives needed coins to call the station. Next year the old phones will finally get a long overdue overhaul. So no privacy box huh. Leave your Comment.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – When China’s environment ministry told attorney Dong Zhengwei he couldn’t have access to two-year old data about soil pollution because it was a “state secret”, it added to mounting public outrage over the worsening environment. Damn China on the news again for POLLUTION. What the hell is your government doing. Leave your comment.