Category Archives: Environmental Issues

Physics for Future Presidents: Richard A. Muller

UC Berkeley physics professor and author Richard Muller gives an entertaining interview on why politicians and other opinion leaders should understand the basics of physics to create smart public policy. Richard A. Muller is an American professor of physics at … Continue reading

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Royal Society reports: developed nations consume too much

“Continual economic growth is not sustainable.”     The Royal Society says that developed nations consume too much and that the world’s population is too high. Consumption levels between developed and developing nations must be rebalanced alongside a stabilisation of … Continue reading

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World’s most expensive flip-flops will set you back $18,000

The flip flop sandal is a shoe that came from the Japanese, and were introduced in the Western Hemisphere during the 1950’s. Flip-flops, cheap and cheerful staples of summer wardrobes, normally cost less than $20. What can be so special … Continue reading

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Best Emails I have Read For Awhile

This is one of the best Emails I have read for awhile – there is a lesson in here for many young adults and their kids. Green Thing In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman … Continue reading

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Mysterious Orange goo washing ashore in Alaska

Orange goo washing ashore in Alaska is egg mass, scientists say (Reuters) – A mysterious orange goo that washed ashore in an Alaska village last week and sparked pollution concerns turns out to be a mass of crustacean eggs or … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Poppy Cultivation drops, Beekeeping becomes popular source of income

Afghanistan is benefiting from a concerted effort to promote beekeeping. In fact, if this video is to be believed, beekeeping may be a key tool in eradicating opium poppy farming. With Afghan officials reporting a 15% drop in opium farming … Continue reading

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Japan’s Fukushima catastrophe brings big radiation spikes to B.C. | Vancouver, Canada |

… On March 18, seven days after an earthquake and tsunami triggered eventual nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, the first radioactive material wafted over the Victoria suburb of Sidney on Vancouver Island. For 22 days, a … Continue reading

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