Category Archives: environment

Minnesota pays you to feed bees

If you live in Minnesota, the state will pay you to transform your lawn into a bee heaven. Local wild bee populations are under threat, which hurts everyone and everything, and this wise action will help. Also, sterile green patches … Continue reading

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The Climate Arsonist

Lloyd Alter has written an important essay you’ll find at TreeHugger. If you choose to “not believe” in the human-caused climate catastrophe, you are a mass murderer. Please also read the comment I left.

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Amazon Influencer recommends Hit and Run

Steve Brock is “Stevo,” who writes: Amazon has named me an Amazon Influencer and given me a storefront on the site. My Best of the Best titles are collected in a monthly Listopia entry (and on the page for each … Continue reading

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CO2-sucking concrete?

Lloyd Alter reports in TreeHugger that the world’s largest cement company has put a new product on the market. It is precast concrete with 70% of the carbon content of manufacture of the standard stuff, and which sucks carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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A modern parable: the prince’s birthday party

The Prince’s son had his 10th birthday, and a huge celebration was held up in the castle. The birthday cake was as big as a wagon wheel, and the hundreds of nobles lucky enough to be invited were served a … Continue reading

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Microplastics: young Irish genius to the rescue

Part of English psychological warfare against the Irish was to mock them for their stupidity. Many stupid jokes still attest to that fact. Well, an 18 year old Irish boy disproves the stigma. One day, he may be a Nobel … Continue reading

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Petition to declare a climate emergency in Australia

Wherever you are on the planet, please support this.

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BHP knows about climate science

I find it unbelievable that some people, even some intelligent people, “don’t believe in human-caused climate change.” The rulers of mining giant BHP are not among them. CEO Andrew McKenzie has announced a $US400 million plan to do something about … Continue reading

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Why have some US states banned plastic bags?

This was a question at Quora. When I visited, there were two ignorant, stupid answers, so I just had to do something about it. This is what I wrote. Photo from Papa Bois Conservation

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6 on board, 44 to go: US states aiming to be carbon-free

6 on board, 44 to go: US states aiming to be carbon-free

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