you have brought me joy... but now I'm horny and alone
Friday, 9 April 2021

The Australian Town That?s Gone Batty Over Its Bats

quote [ Where some see threatened mammals, others see a threat to historic trees. ]

I'm a black bat, babe, bangin' on your window pane
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

How Rubber Ducks Are Helping Scientists Chart The Oceans

quote [ In early January 1992, the container ship Evergreen Ever Laurel departed Hong Kong for Washington. Among the millions of things that Ever Laurel was carrying was a consignment of plastic children?s bath toys manufactured in China for the Japanese toy company The First Years Inc. Four days later, on 10 January 1992, the freighter ran into a storm in the North Pacific. ]

'Round the world with the Rubber Ducky!
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 5 April 2021

Risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world: Scientists release landmark climate change report

quote [ It highlights that even if the world?s governments meet their current Paris pledges on time, Earth is likely to reach average global surface temperatures of 3oC above the pre-industrial period during this century, with catastrophic consequences. ]

The sixth assessment report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due out sometime next year but we're seeing a sign of things to come as many of the scientists involved are releasing their Country's individual reports.

We've known for years that the Paris Agreement was a paper tiger, and even the 2 degree line in the sand is genocide for a significant chunk of coastal societies.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@4:17pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 3 April 2021

How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Spurred the Evolution of the Modern Rainforest

quote [ New evidence from fossil plants shows today?s South American rainforests arose in the wake of Earth?s fifth mass extinction ]

Now what is a rainforest, tell you yet
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 2 April 2021

Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities

quote [ When we compared the life cycle of each travel mode, taking into account the carbon generated by making the vehicle, fuelling it and disposing of it, we found that emissions from cycling can be more than 30 times lower for each trip than driving a fossil fuel car, and about ten times lower than driving an electric one. ]

Keep on riding! Hopefully, you got some options there.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@9:02pmGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Kerry: 'No government is going to solve' climate change

quote [ U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday said he believed the private sector was more likely to find solutions to climate change than government. ]

It's all downhill from here, folks.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 WTF]
[by steele@4:30amGMT] [10 comments]

Saturday, 27 March 2021

The Coal Plant Next Door

quote [ Near America?s largest coal-fired power plant, toxins are showing up in drinking water and people have fallen ill. Thousands of pages of internal documents show how one giant energy company plans to avoid the cleanup costs. ]

It's a coal, coal, it's a coal war, ah!
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 22 March 2021

The World Is Stuck With Decades of New Plastic It Can't Recycle

quote [ For now, if Shell can?t make money selling its plentiful natural gas, it can certainly make plastic with it. As a whole, the oil and gas industry aims to increase plastic production by at least 33% by 2025. ]

Posting the syndicated Pocket version because the source is subscriber-only.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@9:57amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Guarapari?s Radioactive Beaches

quote [ About 50 km south of Vitória, the state capital of Espírito Santo, in southeastern Brazil, lies the coastal town of Guarapari, a popular tourist destination. Know for its sandy white beaches, Guarapari is a popular holiday escape for holiday makers from the landlocked Minas Gerais state as well as people from Vitória and Vila Velha ]

Lying on a fake beach, you'll never get a tan
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:32amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

?BUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WITH CRYPTOART WILL BE SOLVED SOON, RIGHT??

quote [ Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are an absolute disaster for so many more reasons than the ecological. ]

To block chain making sales
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:07amGMT] [4 comments]

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