Environment

World Food Crisis Looms Says UN

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

The UN food agency - the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is warning of a looming food crisis in Africa. The reason - global increase in food and fuel prices. The reason - increase production in bio-fuel at the expense of food production. The reason - climate change. Kenyan agriculture assistant minister said, "that in as much as bio-fuel continues to ...

Pictures of Shangri-La

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

There really is a Shangri-La. It is located at the center of the "Three Parallel Rivers" and is home to the Potatso National Park and Shudu Lake, Niru Area and Bitahai Nature Reserve. Monks, (not monkeys) squirrels, fir trees and a Tibetan Buddhist Temple can be found there as well. Ah, Shangri-La. It's not just a hotel chain. It's a real place. [gallery] When ...

How to put an Army to really good use

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

Armies can do other things besides fight wars. A military might might be used for other things that causing harm. How about we use them to clean up the environment? Seriously. That's what's going on in China. [caption id="attachment_1823" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Chinese Soldiers "Cleaning Up""][/caption] Chinese frontier soldiers are picking up garbage on the Red Sea Beach. The frontier soldiers pick up ...