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?
Solutions– A Plastic-Free Life – is it possible? – One author says yes….
Mumbai bans plastic bags and bottles
Coconut-fibre plates in the works as well as a full ban on bags and straws in Samoa by Jan
Paper vs. plastic in the supermarket – “study found paper ones were only better than plastic if they were used four or more times, but that was unlikely due to durability of paper bags”
Get involved!– Cleanups scheduled for the BC coast in July and August….
The toll of plastic revealed- hard truth alert!
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.
Fakebook blamed for the demise of the elephant by not doing enough to shut down illegal trade
Red meat allergies in southern US on the rise- caused by lone star tick- nature fights back?
Swedes are getting microchipped- bizarre…..
Been away traveling…..largely disconnected …. hence the lateness of this update
one story that was related to my travels was Hurricane Ophelia hitting Ireland…..which sounds like it’s rare but apparently not.…..this one could have easily hit me out in the ocean though had it tracked more southwards…..I did snap photos of chemtrails south of where the storm was tracking so perhaps there was an effort to steer it……
Here are some things that caught my eye from the last couple of months…..
Apps designed to be addictive- teens now will likely spend a decade of their life staring at a smartphone– “We’re really living in this new era that we’re not just designing software anymore, we’re designing minds.” Ponder that ……
Void found in Great Pyramid
Coral eats plastic like we eat junk food…..
Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense
Antarctic ozone hole smallest in 29 years- good news! Which led me to wonder……how about the North Pole? Well there isn’t as much of an issue there and this page does a decent job explaining the differences in temperature, chemistry, and geography
All the nukes in the world visualized
Long-lost art found on isle in Caribbean