Wednesday, September 3, 2008
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..
Thursday, August 7, 2008
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
Friday, July 25, 2008
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
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..
Thursday, June 26, 2008
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..