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Hungary Industrial Sludge Leak Pushes People to Suffer Zone

October 6, 2010 / No Comments

Industrial sludge disaster has spurred the Hungarian government to decare a state of Emergency. Toxic sludge leaked from a reservoir at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt alumina plant in the town of Ajka, located about 160 km south-west of the capital of Hungary leaving four people are dead and six missing. The sludge contains heavy metals such as lead which is ...

Starbucks to Donate for World AIDS Day 2009

December 1, 2009 / No Comments

Today's World AIDS Day, and many people are doing what they can to raise both funds and awareness for the disease. One of the companies heavily involved in the fundraising is Starbucks. They have announced that for every hand-made cup of coffee they've sold, they'll donate 5 cents to the Global Fund.

US May Take Humpback Whale Off Endangered Species List

September 28, 2009 / No Comments

New data shows that humpback whale populations have been growing steadily over recent decades, and as a result, the U.S. government may take the humpback whale off the endangered species list. Last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), received results from an extensive study showing that the north Pacific humpback whale ...

Risk of Natural Disasters Tied to Urban Growth

May 21, 2009 / No Comments

Two new studies have revealed that more people now face damage than ever before on account of earthquakes, droughts, floods and other disasters. And, this is mainly owing to a sharp rise in urban populations in developing countries. [caption id="attachment_5218" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Slums in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"][/caption] According to one of the studies— conducted by the United Nations and titled the ...

The Duggar Family – Doing Their Part to Overpopulate the World

April 13, 2009 / No Comments

The Duggar Family is doing their part to overpopulate the world. As if the two-thirds world didn't need educating, there are folks closer to home (for me) who need it. Now, the Duggar Family is expecting grand kids. Their oldest boy, Joshua, and his wife, Anna, are three months along. I love kids as much as the next guy. And I am ...

Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Economics Prize, And Why The Brits Have Bad Food

October 13, 2008 / No Comments

As a guy with a high background on economics (finance and banking) I must tell you that I'm somehow interested on how this whole financial crisis affects us. Today, I've just heard that Paul Krugman Won the Nobel Prize in Economics, but since I don't know this guy (ashamed!), I had to Google it and find out more. As to my surprise ...

Recycled Babies in Scotland

July 18, 2008 / 4 Comments

Reborn, born again, recycled, all seems the same to me. There's a baby maker in Foutainhall, Scotland - near Edinburgh, who makes, well, um, babies. Except her babies are not real. For some, they are too much like real babies. They are crafted in vinyl and have become quite popular with collectors and nostalgic grandparents, not to mention parents who ...

World Population – 7 billion by 2012

June 22, 2008 / No Comments

  The challenge of a greener world will be the ever growing number of Earthlings to keep on track. The world population is expected to hit 7 billion by 2012, 10 billion in the 2050s.  It took 6000 years, give or take a few, to reach 6 billion in 1999. In just 13 years, another billion will be added. The world ...