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Monday, 17 June 2019

Bees have discovered the wonders of plastics

quote [ Wild bees, nesting in Argentinian crop fields, were recently found constructing nests entirely made of the flimsy plastic packaging material left on farms.

"It would demonstrate the adaptive flexibility that certain species of bees would have in the face of changes in environmental conditions," [Mariana Allasino, lead author of the study.]

Researchers have speculated that plastic may form a barrier against common nest issues like mold and parasites. ]

There's a great bee future in plastics.

Think about it.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@6:01pmGMT] [1 comment]

The Zen Beekeeper Returning Hives to the Wild

quote [ By handling bees with his bare hands, Michael Joshin Thiele seeks to better understand them. ]

Here comes the beekeeper
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 10 June 2019

Ladybugs Detected on Radar and LOTS More About Ladybugs!

quote [ About 10 years ago, [the NOAA] upgraded the system with what it calls Super Resolution, which allows vastly more detailed imagery. The imagery is so detailed, in fact, that it frequently picks up so-called non-weather targets like the ladybug swarm on Tuesday.

In addition to insects, NOAA technical documents say NEXRAD can pick up buildings, wind farms, migrating birds, road traffic and even sunrise and sunset, which will "show up on National Weather Service radar screens as a spike in the direction of the sun." ]

You probably heard about this on the news, but here's the story for anyone who hasn't. In the extended, lots of research I did about ladybugs while I was drowning in them! Everything you wanted to know or never cared to ask about ladybugs!

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Interesting]
[by snowfox@8:06pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 6 June 2019

?High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End? in 2050, New Report Suggests

quote [ The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia's military. ]

Is it getting hot or what?
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:18pmGMT] [15 comments]

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

US energy department rebrands fossil fuels as 'molecules of freedom'

quote [ Press release from department said increasing export capacity is ?critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world? ]


May be time to take things to the next level:
Calling My Representative Wasn?t Enough, So I Fucked His Wife
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 WTF]
[by steele@10:34pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 20 May 2019

?Botanical Sexism? Could Be Behind Your Seasonal Allergies

quote [ Men ruin everything. ]

All you did was give me allergy
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+9]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 16 May 2019

'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage

quote [ Among the Inca archeological sites that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, almost double the limit recommended by Unesco, putting a huge strain on the fragile ruins and local ecology.

Now, in a move that has drawn a mixture of horror and outrage from archaeologists, historians and locals, work has begun on clearing ground for a multibillion-dollar international airport, intended to jet tourists much closer to Machu Picchu . ]

While I understand that tourism helps preserve some historic sites, there needs to be hard limits on the number of people who can trample around...
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Sad]
[by XregnaR@5:08pmGMT] [0 comments]

Scientists Discover Hawaiian "Supercorals" Thriving In Warm, Acidic Water

quote [ A reef in Hawaii's K?ne?ohe Bay bounced back despite development, dredging, sewage and rising water temperatures, leading scientists to dub it a supercoral. ]

I used to live on Kaneohe Bay way back when SE was erect rather than endowed. Beautiful area. IIRC it's basically the sunken part of an ancient super volcano that after erupting gave Oahu island its current shape.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Hot Pr0n]
[by JWWargo@2:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 12 May 2019

AirPods Are a Tragedy

quote [ AirPods are disposable products that are also impossible to throw away. ]

Yeah, it's Vice. But one good case for planned obsolence. Also, people-hardware relations.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:18amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life

quote [ Eduardo Brondizio, an Ibpes co-chair from Indiana State University, said: ?We have been displacing our impact around the planet from frontier to frontier. But we are running out of frontiers ]

Ecowar numbers, via the United Nations.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@1:23pmGMT] [2 comments]

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