Science debunks the eco-fable of Easter Island

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific from Samoa to South America is one of history’s greatest achievements of exploration. Conducted with primitive technology, they colonized almost every suitable island in the Pacific. Equally remarkable in a different way is how the sad story of the last…

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Ridiculous $1.4M Yale study creates 'fictitious fishing communities' to model future fish stock & economic changes

From the department of wasted grant money and YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, comes this models gone wild fish story moment, bold mine: Global warming will drive vast, unpredictable shift in natural wealth Examination of shifting fish stocks illustrates potential net loss in global wealth Many studies have shown that critical natural resources, including…

Green British Airport Trespassers Avoid Jail

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Heathrow 13, a group of green anti-flight activists who were convicted of cutting the perimeter fence and disrupting flight operations, at one of the busiest airports in the world, will not face jail – unless they do it again. According to The Guardian; Six women and seven men have…

Fun video: fire in ultra slo-mo

From The American Chemical Society To fire up the grill or the gas stove, we often reach for a match. It turns out there’s a lot of chemistry going on to make those little wooden wonders work. The best way to find out about the chemistry of burning matches is to watch it in ultra-slow…