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Sarah Dasher

In the wake of the IPCC report, you may have missed out on this proposal, which bears integrally on our economy, our environment and our health.

Yo-Ho, I’m a Pirate!

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a sea-faring radical environmental group known for using guerilla tactics to disable Japanese whaling vessels in Antarctica, has once again had its registration revoked. Their craft, a 180-foot steel-hulled enforecement ship christened the Farley Mowat, is now officially a pirate vessel:

Bueno, No Sano.

I enjoy the occasional chain-store burrito. I consider(ed) them a healthy alternative to traditional fast food. Then I entered my personal burrito preferences into this Chipotle nutrition calculator:

The Truth

Dave Ng and his loyal readers are are propagating their own viral version of the Truth, using a Google bomb campaign to climb Google’s search rankings. It’s not as nefarious as it sounds: Currently, the Truth is #30 in the Google search rankings, up from #300 a week ago. With a little help from you,…

The Redder, the Greedier

Anyone know how to explain this? Story at The Economist. Hat-tip, Evan Priestley.

It’s Hard to Be King

If you were king for a day (or President for a century), could you slow the course of climate change? This Flash game from the BBC challenges you to create a carbon-neutral future, while still maintaining your coffers–and your presidency. With international carbon-reduction treaties to contend with, and policy suggestions like, “Privatize Electricity”, it takes…

Waiting to Exhale

Watch as births, deaths, and CO2 emissions mount worldwide, in real time, at BreathingEarth.

Mind the GDP, I Mean, the Gap

Over at Retrospectacle, there was some discussion about whether the richest countries were the most polluting countries. This little tool from Google has an answer, and so much more. The US is represented by the large yellow circle in the (predictably) upper-right corner. Most European countries are in the upper right corner, too, although the…

Venti Latte, Hold the Hormones

It used to be just a blurb on the outside of the Ben & Jerry’s container: CONTAINS NO rBGH. But over the last decade, consumer advocates have succeeded in making “hormone-free milk” a part of America’s shopping vocabulary. Now Starbucks has joined the fray: under pressure from consumers, Starbucks announced last week that it would…

If the Devil Owned Hell and Texas…

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Bush is expected to call for increased focus on biofuels, to mitigate U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Meanwhile, in Bush’s home state, Interstate I-10 through Houston is being expanded to 18 lanes. “Texas has always been pretty far over on the side of exploiting natural resources…