Study: Deforestation Depletes Fish Stocks
Beans instead of fish? Have you adequately considered the effect of increased methane emissions from such a change? Also, household air quality!
Software Upgrade At 655 Million Kilometers
'nuff said, now that your DICE got limp and your TACO dropped.
The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever
This will be news when I can esc-y till I get the tab I wanted.
Saturn's Tidal Tugs Energize Enceladus' Icy Plumes
I thought it had a certain poetic ring to it but I can think like you.
Stephen Hawking Warns Against Confining Ourselves To Earth
No abdicating personal responsibility. The use of resources are precipitated by the choices you make. Make different choices!
Why American Internet Service Is Slow and Expensive
Absolutely! The best service I've ever had is in a super rural area provided by a co-op. My parents who are serviced by Centurytel and less rural than I are still stuck with dialup or cellular.
China Planning For Sustainable Cities
There isn't enough extra (non food producing) arable land to support
biofuel production of more than a fraction of our current consumption.
Studies have shown that it takes around 25% of the land producing
biofuel just to fuel the tractor... not much better than draft
animals, much worse when you figure that tractors don't make tractors.
The embodied energy of creating and maintaining the tractor as well as
processing the crop into fuel (something draft animals do on their own
as well) puts this estimate at closer to 50% of the land. Check out
these reports at The
Sunshine Farm especially the report on Energy
in Agriculture. The Land Institute / Sunshine Farm is pro-biofuel
BTW, the scepticism is all mine.
statistic states that if all the available cropland in the US was
used to grow biodiesel it would only supply about half of our
needs... not to mention a lack of something to eat.
Some folks are concerned enough to do something about it. I live next
door to Dancing Rabbit an
eco-village that recognizes the issues around peak oil. I'm not in
total agreement about their choice of solutions, but they are trying.
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