Sunday, 14 April 2019

How War Drove to Extinction The Wake Island Rail

quote [ The day Japan bombed Pear Harbor, many American outposts in the Pacific, such as Philippines, Guam, Midway, Wake Island, Malaya, Thailand, and Shanghai also came under aerial attack. These raids took place within a few hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?s naval base had begun. ]

It started with the birds
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 29 March 2019

The Green New Deal and the case against incremental climate policy

quote [ The only way Democrats can hope to pass climate legislation is by radically shaking up the status quo balance of powers. ]

People who think the Green New Deal isn't realistic can't seem to come up with a better idea.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Underrated]
[by hellboy@12:26amGMT] [12 comments]

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Race to Put Thousands of Miles of English Walking Paths Back on the Map

quote [ Corpse roads are among the country?s traditional trails. ]

Walking paths you never heard of
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:14amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

How Puma Leftovers Help Shape the Forest Ecosystem

quote [ They feed loads and loads of beetles, in addition to foxes, bears, and more. ]

And I move at a puma's pace
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 15 March 2019

California officially free of drought after more than seven years

quote [ The state experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, the National Drought Mitigation Center said. ]

Hawaii got out of a three-year drought a year ago. The skeptic in me wonders if this is all temporary, though.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Good]
[by JWWargo@10:01pmGMT] [10 comments]

An Indigenous Critique of the Green New Deal

quote [ If the indigenous critique sounds like an anti-capitalist one, it should. Drawing on the work of communist Glen Coulthard from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Simpson recognizes the language of Marxism as her own. "There is an assumption that socialism and communism are white and that indigenous peoples don't have this kind of thinking," she writes. "To me, the opposite is true." ]

On politics and ecology. Full article in extended.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Bad news, arachnophobes: You're now officially afraid of horseshoe crabs

quote [ Blue-blooded and armored with 10 spindly legs, horseshoe crabs have perhaps always seemed a bit out of place. But by analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed belong within the arachnids. "What the study concludes is that the conquest of the land by arachnids is more complex than a single tradition event," says evolutionary biologist Jess Ballesteros. ]

But they just want to hug (your face)!

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@5:57pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

A World Without Clouds

quote [ Once clouds go away, the simulated climate ?goes over a cliff,? said Kerry Emanuel, a climate scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ]

Getting your daily apocalyptic fix.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:18pmGMT] [1 comment]

Opium-Addicted Parrots Are Terrorizing Poppy Farms in India

quote [ Opium-addicted parrots are wreaking havoc on India's licensed poppy farms, and scaring them with firecrackers isn't helping. ]

Polly wants a crack rock
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [8 comments]

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