Archive for the Environment Category

High In Uruguay, Shrinking Coral Level And Going Down.

Posted in Around The World, Drugs, Environment, Ocean, Science, Social Issues, Technology on 02/10/2012 by 1812

The Uruguayan government has introduced a law that would hand over to them the producing and selling of marijuana to registered users.

A new study shows the Great Barrier Reef’s level of coral cover has dropped from 28% in 1985 to 13% today.

Scientists are planning a $1 billion mission to the Earth’s mantle.

“Shock Of The News,” Cerro Rico And Money Left On The Field.

Posted in Around The World, Art, Environment, Gambling, Money, Museums, Sport, United States on 25/09/2012 by 1812

Visitors to the National Gallery of Art’s “Shock Of The News” exhibit can see a piece in which Picasso used a newspaper in a work

Engineers fear the total collapse of the Cerro Rico.

The last call of the Monday night game between Green Bay and Seattle led to the exchange between hands of $300 million.

Wild Horse Wind Farm, Walnut Power And Elzie Alexander.

Posted in Agriculture, Business, Comedians, Electricity, Energy, Entertainment, Environment, Farming, Social Issues, United States on 09/09/2012 by 1812

On the Wild Horse Wind Farm, you can hike, bike, hunt, and even check out the 149 wind turbines that occupy the land.

Russ Lester is a California farmer using walnuts to power his farm.

Elzie Alexander is a stand-up comedian who happens to live on L.A.’s skid row.

 

400 Trees, Iranian Executions And License To Drum.

Posted in Around The World, Environment, Government, Holidays, Law, Music, Musical Instruments, Religion, Science, Space, Trees, United States on 04/09/2012 by 1812

In order for the space shuttle Endeavor to go from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) to the California Science Center, 400 trees have to be removed.

According to international law, the execution of anyone who is under 18 when an offense is committed is strictly prohibited. Iran did not get that memo.

50 candidates in the western Turkish city of Isparta were recently awarded a license to bang their drums in the early morning hours before sunrise.

 

Solar-Powered Public Toilet, Robot Hall Of Fame And Angel Investors.

Posted in Business, Cities And Towns, Environment, Inventions, Investing, Money, Technology, Uncategorized, United States on 29/08/2012 by 1812

The citizens of Portland, Oregon have a new sustainable urban toilet in which to answer nature’s call.

Ever wanted to cast a vote for an inductee into the Robot Hall Of Fame? Now is your chance.

If you’re a start-up business looking for funding, perhaps you should try an angel investor.

 

Breathalyzer In France, Arctic Sea Ice And Simon’s Fund.

Posted in Around The World, Children, Environment, Health, Law, Money, Non-Profits on 27/08/2012 by 1812

The French are not happy with a new law that says every driver in France must have a personal breathalyzer.

According to the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center, the amount of Arctic sea ice has hit a record low.

Simon’s Fund has provided free heart screenings to roughly 5,000 students in the Philadelphia area.

 

 

Nanjing Road, Wasted Food In The United States And RIP Ivan.

Posted in Animals, Around The World, Environment, Food And Drink, History, RIP, Uncategorized, United States on 22/08/2012 by 1812

The most exciting place to be on Shanghai summer nights is Nanjing Road.

According to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40% of U.S. food is wasted.

Ivan the gorilla lived a long and storied life before passing away yesterday in Atlanta.

 

 

Jatropha, Changing A Battery And “Happy Valley” Cemetery.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Cemeteries, Environment, History, Trees, Uncategorized, United States on 21/08/2012 by 1812

Jatropha was once thought to be a viable source of biofuel.

A company in Palo Alto, California has created a network of car battery replacement stations in Denmark and Israel.

There are 8,000 graves in Hong Kong cemetery, one of the city’s oldest Christian cemeteries.

 

Fleeing Boats, Dropping CO2 Emissions And Farmers Markets.

Posted in Around The World, Boats, Business, Energy, Environment, Food And Drink, Government, Money on 18/08/2012 by 1812

Roughly 30,000 boats have been sailed out of Italy in order to avoid the tax police.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, CO2 emissions from January through April of this year dropped to roughly 1991 levels.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farmers markets has risen 9.6 percent in the past year.

Knight XV, Chukar Cherries And Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Posted in Around The World, Automobiles, Business, Candy, Conservation, Environment, Plants, United States on 12/08/2012 by 1812

The Knight XV is a 13,000-pound fully armored SUV from Conquest Vehicles, Inc.

In central Washington, not much offers a better year-round taste of summer than Chukar Cherries.

One function of the now 100-year-old Volunteer Park Conservatory  is as a “rescue” site for endangered orchids, cacti and succulents.

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