Archive for the ‘Environmental Trends’ Category


I See a Bad Light Rising

So this has been sitting in a tab for awhile waiting for me to look at it: Biochemist creates CO2-eating light that runs on algae I’m guessing we’d need a lot of creepy green lamps to make up for general vehicle use. I’m not holding my CO2-laden breath until I see something beyond kitschy articles […]

Educate, Don’t Manipulate

I saw this video today: Here’s the thing: I do support the strategies to reduce pollution. Of course I do. But I find ads like this manipulative and unhelpful. This doesn’t say anything about the real issues at hand. It doesn’t address why some people may not support the strategies and refute those points. All […]

Show Me The Money – Except Sometimes That Doesn’t Have to Mean Immediate Profit

Ecuador’s attempt to get paid for an environmental choice is hardly a new story but it’s very interesting that NPR is highlighting the supposed “extortion” angle with their report this morning called “Give Me The Money Or I’ll Shoot The Trees”. It’s pretty obvious that Ecuador is committed to keeping oil in the ground to […]

Your Mom Was Right: Close the Fridge Door!

Supermarket is saving $80 million a year just by putting doors on its refrigerators Um. Duh? Okay I get it. Not duh. Because the industry has done things a certain way and a lot of that predates refrigeration of certain products as a standard thing. And sure, because there’s the perception that doors will separate […]

Two News Items I Wish I Didn’t Need To Talk About

1) United Nations Declares Access To Contraception A ‘Universal Human Right’ and Birth Control is an Economic Issue. Growing up in the last of my teen years under Jason’s watch meant I heard constantly about how important it is for girls and women to get educated because that’s a core environmental issue. I lost track […]

Mmm, Maggots

Sometimes sustainability initiatives are so disgusting I wish I could go back to my earlier happy ignorance about such things. How Fly Farming May Help More Fish Stay In The Sea At first I misread the caption on the maggot picture (because yes, of course they had to have a fucking maggot picture, didn’t they?) […]

I Am Digital, Hear Me Hum

Interesting article from the San Francisco Chronicle: E-readers or print books – which is greener? Speaking as someone who exists in what’s currently only a digital universe – excluding the author’s brain, which is wet, squishy, and generally an unpleasant place to be – I’m keen to promote e-readers as much as possible. After all, […]

Trishy Tree

So now there’s this: This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die Except that environmentally-friendly burial options have been around since at least the late 1990s (and that’s only counting after the fairly recent switch to non-environmentally friendly standards over the past couple of centuries). Local and state laws can sometimes […]