Category Archives: Conservation: saving life

While I love a steak, we need to eat more veggies.

This graph shows that land is only 29% of the surface of the earth, habitable land only 71% of the land (rest is glaciers and barren), and of that 50% is used for agriculture, 37% used for forests, and 11% … Continue reading

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Drones to reforest logged areas fast and cheap?

I love this. One drone can plant as many seeds as 10 people, and one pilot can control 10 drones. This means one person doing the work of 100 seed planters – and the drones are firing a diverse selection … Continue reading

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Great — ocean acidification has it’s own feedback loop that can cascade out of control.

Long story short — as CO2 adds to ocean acidity, it eats at various carbon deposits already in the oceans and makes the ocean more acidic. If we push it too far, various tiny shelled critters cannot make a strong … Continue reading

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Adani approved at risk of losing desert oasis.

Wow, what a surprise. The Adani corporation have promised that they really truly wuly studied the water impacts on a local desert oasis wetlands. The Queensland government just rolled over and accepted their findings. I mean, Adani hired someone who … Continue reading

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Australia adds 49 species to threatened list

The Guardian reports that Australia has added 49 species as threatened, 9 of which are *critical*. Again it’s habitat loss. Again we see the need for a ban on suburban sprawl, fast adoption of comprehensive conservation laws protecting habitats, and immediate … Continue reading

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