Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

colony collapse disorder

social sensitive creatures, bees aren't doing too well packed in together - they appear drunk, lose their memory, up to 75% die.
to keep huge colonies going, keepers feed them the bee equivalent of protein bars and sports drinks..

Einstein warned: 'If the bee disappears off the surface of the globe, man would have only 4 years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more animals, no more man.'

just endless tower blocks and 7Elevens..

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

zim bling

following London's lead, Sydney restaurants are now offering water menus off which diners can 'explore mineral contents and carbonations' while being steered towards appropriate accompanying dishes. prices range from $20 to $100 litre. water, according to a Guardian columnist, is on its way from commodity to product. and we are on our way to hell..

Sunday, August 3, 2008

so you don't look like long nosed tourist..

latest fashion advice from Beijing..
not really an eco issue, but mad nonetheless.
and really there's not much that's not environmentally relative in China 2008..

Friday, July 25, 2008

life, liberty, and the pursuit of...

over just a few years, the coal industry has blown up 470 mountains in Appalachia. thousands of blasts each day flatten the landscape, removing what the industry terms 'overburden'. rubble is then dumped into valleys - 7000 so far - contaminating forest and rivers. and this is in an area people can see the damage...
Daniel Boone Parkway has been renamed after a coal magnate.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

in the blink of an eye

March 2008, Canada with much restraint set its annual seal cull quota to 275.000.
in a further oh so humane move, they told the men with clubs that they were required to make sure the animals were dead before skinning them. as long as the seal blinked, it was still alive..

Monday, June 30, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Texas T

someone has actually calculated the amount of oil that could be gleaned - pressed? - from a Tyrannosaurus Rex. allowing that an average T-Rex weighs 6000kg of which 18% is carbon, the benefit would be 1100kg which translates to 11 barrels of oil (US$1540 today). a steal..

Thursday, May 15, 2008

crowd(red) centre

time to change the coat of arms?
Australia's red centre now hosts 1 million camels, 5 million donkeys, 23 million pigs, cane toads, and rabbits.. lots of rabbits.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

words fail.

in Haiti, mothers have been mixing mud with oil and sugar to feed their children. 2 months after this was drawn, the price of mudcakes has risen to US$5 each..

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008


a 'plastic soup' in the Pacific now covers an area twice the size of the continental US. 500 miles off the California coast, stretching almost to Japan. mm.. sushi anyone..?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008