NIMBY Going Strong In Devon Kills Wind Farm Plans

December 3, 2013 / 1 Comment

It appears that a really bad case of NIMBY has infected Devon (a.k.a. Devonshire), England. NIMBY, commonly known as Not In My Back Yard Syndrome, is the most likely explanation for the death of a planned wind farm off the coast of this county located in the southwest part of England. RWE Innogy had planned to construct a 240-tower wind farm ...

Endangered Species ‘Red List’ Updated

December 3, 2013 / No Comments

The “red list” for the threatened species has been updated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The list looks like good news for certain species and bad for others. The Okapi or forest giraffe has some bad bad news on its way. The animal with stripes on its legs, like those of a zebra is found in Democratic ...

Fireclay to Recycle Your Cathode Ray Tubes

December 2, 2013 / No Comments

Fireclay Tile, a California-based ceramic tile company that made news before by recycling and making tiles out of volcanic lava, trashed toilets and even waste glass from the solar industry, is now all set to recycle the cathode ray tube (CRT) of your age old television box. The bulky, old CRT’s were are being replaced by the flat screens and plasma ...

Beijing Declares War on the BBQ!

November 30, 2013 / No Comments

China has never been a willing participant in the climate change fight. In fact, they were exempt from the Kyoto Protocol. China took advantage of this and has been installing soft coal power stations at a record rate which contributes to the already poor air conditions in the populated areas. Beijing and the surrounding areas are heavily polluted with particulate matter ...

Sea Snot Increases with Warming – Benefits Sea Life

November 29, 2013 / No Comments

Al Gore is widely known for his statement “The earth has a fever.” If that is true, the earth probably has the common cold, as its snot production increases. We are speaking of “sea snot” which abounds in the ocean. [caption id="attachment_15781" align="alignnone" width="500"] Sea snot in Gulf of Mexico[/caption] Sea snot is drifting down to the bottom of the ocean and ...

Ice Circles Not Caused by Climate Change or UFOs

November 29, 2013 / No Comments

We have seen strange crop circles in many areas throughout the world. Often believed to be created at night by people looking for a thrill in fooling the public in general or by alien flying saucers, these circles have puzzled people for years. Ice circles are an even less common phenomenon and have puzzled people for generations. They are not caused ...

Fashion Accessories from Recycled Toad Skins

November 27, 2013 / No Comments

There is no limit to creativity nowadays, and what happens when someone get creative with toad skins? KOBJA! Well, yes, brand KOBJA makes designer belts, bags and purses from the skin of an invasive species of toad! KOBJA, which is owned by Jarosz, has a cult following. The accessories are made of a species of fast reproducing poisonous toad, which, right ...

Mitsubishi Fiso Canter Hybrid Comes Dressed in Pink and Polka Dots

November 26, 2013 / No Comments

Even vehicle like to dress up. So what about a truck in pink? Here we have a pink hybrid truck that is aimed at luring the women truckers out there. And, its hybrid too. Too many women truckers are a rarity. But with Mistubishi lining up the Fuso, things are likely to change. The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, owned ...

Tiny Island Takes Shape Following Volcanic Eruption

November 25, 2013 / No Comments

A new island has taken birth. Following an underwater volcano eruption south of Japan, the tiny piece of land has emerged from the down below and formed itself into a new little island. All of 600 feet in diameter, it isn’t even an island per se. We need to call it an islet. It has been reported that the islet was created ...

Kansas City’s New Challenge: World’s Tallest, Fastest Waterslide

November 22, 2013 / No Comments

The world’s tallest and fastest water slider, Verruckt Meg-A-Blaster, will reportedly open in Kansas City soon. This one will allegedly break the record set by the current Brazilian giant water slider, which itself is 134.5 feet tall and moves at a speed of 65.2 miles per hour. A photo of the soon to be record maker that is coming up at ...