Environment

Female Brown Bears Suffer In An Effort To Avoid Infanticide By Males

March 30, 2015 0 Comments
Female Brown Bears Suffer In An Effort To Avoid Infanticide By Males

A study conducted in a boreal forest in Dalarna and Gavleborg counties, Sweden, by Steyaert et al has analysed the behaviour of female brown bears during mating season. It has been found that they have adopted counter strategies to protect their offspring from sexually selective infanticide (SSI), which is thought to be an adapted mating […]

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Norway’s Persistent Drive To Sell Whale Meat – And Why Japan Has Started To Turn Their Shipments Away

March 24, 2015 1 Comment
Norway’s Persistent Drive To Sell Whale Meat – And Why Japan Has Started To Turn Their Shipments Away

A recent shipment of whale meat from Norway to Japan has been rejected because it was found to contain harmful levels of pesticides, including aldrin, dieldrin and chlordane, which made the minke whale meat unsuitable for human consumption. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare conducted the tests, details of which can be found here. […]

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Fossil Fuel Divestment – Could This Be Our Strongest Weapon In The War Of Climate Change?

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Fossil Fuel Divestment – Could This Be Our Strongest Weapon In The War Of Climate Change?

What is Divestment? In finance and economics, divestment or divestiture is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial, ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a firm. A divestment is the opposite of an investment. ~ Wikipedia Divestment is a simple way for us all to make a change […]

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Disney’s Unhappily Ever After – Artist Puts Beloved Characters Into Real Life Situations With Dramatic Results

March 11, 2015 2 Comments
Disney’s Unhappily Ever After – Artist Puts Beloved Characters Into Real Life Situations With Dramatic Results

Have a flip through these images, named Disney’s Unhappily Ever After by Jeff Hong. They are certainly thought provoking. Somehow the juxtaposition of the characters onto a real life back drop is especially striking. What do you think? Did any affect you more strongly than the others?

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The Companies Destroying Our Fresh Water Supply Could See Enormous Profits By Selling Us Desalinated Sea Water

March 6, 2015 1 Comment
The Companies Destroying Our Fresh Water Supply Could See Enormous Profits By Selling Us Desalinated Sea Water

Is it possible for us to run out of fresh water? Of course not, it is in a perpetual cycle right? Like we learned at school? Unfortunately not. Yes the Earth is covered with the blue stuff – but sadly 97% of it is salt water. A tiny 3% is fresh and drinkable, and this […]

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Seed Control – How Can We Protect The Future Of Our Food Supply?

March 6, 2015 0 Comments
Seed Control – How Can We Protect The Future Of Our Food Supply?

Did you know that multinational companies are taking farmers to court for ‘stealing’ seeds? Did you know that multinational companies are engineering ‘sterile seeds’? On a fundamental level most people tend not to consider that we rely on a fragile base of materials for our food supply. A thin layer of top soil, seeds and […]

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