Category: Environment

  • Growing Your Own Food On One Square Yard Of Land

    This reminds me of a book dad had called ‘Square Foot Gardening’ or something like that: This garden is so small that just about anyone could find this much space. I spent about 30 dollars on the whole thing, and have gotten about 10 pounds of squash, a bazzilion tomatoes, bunches of green onions, and […]

  • Wheat Prices Up 80%

    Time for more rice. Yet the most important reason for the price shock is the rich world’s subsidized appetite for biofuels. In the United States, 14 percent of the corn crop was used to produce ethanol in 2006 — a share expected to reach 30 percent by 2010. This is also cutting into production of […]

  • Amarnath Shiva Lingam, Sacred Ice Phallus, Melts Completely

    Part of the Lord Shiva: The Shiv lingam is a natural ice stalagmite that waxes in the period between July to September in the holy months of Shravan and wanes thereafter. It is believed that Shiva Baba narrated the story of eternal life and immortality to Ma Parvati in that cave . The Shiv Lingam […]

  • China Censors World Bank Report

    Development Crossing: China removing a third of World Bank report: Beijing engineered the removal of nearly a third of a World Bank report on pollution in China because of concerns that findings on premature deaths could provoke “social unrest”. The report, produced in co-operation with Chinese government ministries over several years, found about 750,000 people […]

  • Shark versus Octopus


  • Before and After: Melting Glaciers Over 70 Years


  • Shark Messiah Confirmed

    In the wake of Mary Cheney’s new baby, scientists have confirmed a virgin birth among sharks: A team of American and Irish researchers have discovered that some female sharks can reproduce without having sex, the first time that scientists have found the unusual capacity in such an ancient vertebrate species. … Researchers have observed parthenogenesis […]

  • Palast, Goodman, Hightower, Economic Hit Man and More!

    Heads up pinko-commies: The Green Festival hits Chicago this weekend. I’m very excited now that I’ve seen the lineup and will at least go to hear Goodman and Palast.

  • James Howard Kunstler: A Future Without Cars

    That’s the background on our energy predicament. Against this background is the whole question of how we live in the United States. I wrote three books previously about the fiasco of suburbia. There are many ways of describing it, but lately I refer to it as the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of […]

  • Walter Murch on Earth from Space

    (the entire interview is pretty fascinating but I like this bit – Murch is a famed editor and sound engineer for movies – Godfather, Apocalypse Now, THX1138, etc) One hope I have is that someone will put a HiDef camera into orbit, giving a full-frame view of the Earth spinning below, and this will be […]