Canada apparently has 7 million tonnes of plastic stockpiled now since China stopped taking in recycling as of 6 months ago…..now there are reports of an influx of trash along coasts perhaps even greater than the Japanese tsunami- could this be in response as other countries are overwhelmed?
Get involved!– Cleanups scheduled for the BC coast in July and August….
The plastic issue is not going away anytime soon…it’s incumbent upon each and every one of us to break the addictions to convenience we’ve unwittingly cultivated and become much more intentional about the way we live.
Ocean news is the focus for this latest update….we just passed World Ocean’s Day on June 8 and plastic debris remains perhaps the most pressing issue aside from the ongoing unsustainable rates of fishing that have been happening for many years now…..here are a few related stories….
Fishing economics- government subsidies prop up unprofitable fisheries- top 6 countries six countries (China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Spain, and South Korea) accounted for 77% of the global high-seas fishing fleet
This article blames sea temperature rise for 99 of 100 sea turtles turning female but I can’t help but wonder if it is in fact the combination of temperature plus microplastic pollution…….
Another Pisces New Moon? The February New Moon was actually in Aquarius on the cusp of Pisces and I had mistakenly posted it as Pisces…..only human after all…..
Interesting stories have come to light lately…..
Microplastics found in bottled water– not really surprising is it?
Cryptojacking emerges as a thing..…computers are stealthily hijacked and used for mining the virtual currency
Practical tips for reducing Wifi exposure (the debate over whether wireless radiation is carcinogenic rages on but why not reduce exposure until we get it sorted?)
1) put a timer on your router so that it is not transmitting when you go to bed
2) log into your router using the IP address (something like 192.168.1.1) type that into a browser and then enter a password which your ISP (internet service provider should have given you. There should be a setting to turn down the strength of the signal (by default they are often set to reach out 300 ft which is overkill) Most people could turn it down to 20-30% with no loss of functionality.
3) Don’t sleep or spend long periods of time next to your router!
Hackers break into cars now– is this “smart” tech?
Norway recently dominated the winter olympics but did you know they are also updating their doomsday vault safeguarding the world’s seeds?
Globalization in reverse? A very sober assessment from a very knowledgeable lady Gail Tverberg , an actuary whose job is to be a reality check and acccurately assess risk
Time to plant seeds! Provided you’re not stuck in a deep freeze that is…….