Entries Tagged 'Environment' ↓

A Fishy Dilemma

10 years ago this very month I read a book that changed my life. Once I’d read Mad Cowboy (written by a cattle rancher who tells about the disgusting ways in which most beef/chicken/pork is actually raised in the US), I gave up eating meat for environmental and personal health reasons. After five years of being strictly vegetarian I added fish back into my diet, thinking it was the healthiest way to diversify my protein intake. Now, with the endless and horrific stories regarding the pollution of the ocean (from human refuse to tsunami debris to radiation) and the environmental impact of overfishing, my two key rationale for eating fish (health and environment) have been obliterated. I’m at a crossroads again just as I was 10 years ago. I’m struggling with whether I try to go completely vegetarian again (highly unlikely given my lifestyle, activity levels, and the amounts of protein I need to consume) or back to eating meat as long as I acquire it at local farmer’s markets with the assurance it’s grass fed, free range, and organic. I know there are still good ranchers out there — my dad raises his cattle free range, grass fed, and is certified organic. It’s just… after 10 years my stomach actually turns at the thought of ingesting meat again. Morality can be extremely inconvenient sometimes. Argh. Any thoughts from my veggie friends who eventually went back to meat? Any thoughts from my pescetarian friends on the moral dilemma surrounding the death of the oceans? Help a fish-eating brother out…

Trippy: Wind Map

Dude, I think someone dosed me… This map is breathing.

Via hint.fm:

An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future.

This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US.

Deadly Freezin’ Chicago? Easy Breezin’ San Francisco!

This is sort of cruel. But hilarious, nonetheless.

via Uptown Almanac


I love the Bay Area. I also love and fully embrace the Bay Area’s own slang word, Hella. Even though I use it a lot, I’m still surprised and amused to see it on the front page of the Examiner.

What REALLY Caused Thousands Of Birds To Die In Midair?

Via the Huffington Post:

Rainbows Over San Francisco

Yesterday Twitter was all abuzz with sightings of a magnificient rainbow over SF. I thought to myself, “Meh. Rainbow happen all the time.” Dude was I wrong. Rainbows may happen all the time, but not like this they don’t. Wowee Zowee.


The Story of Bottled Water

A Good Day in Headlines

I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

Some future headlines I’d like to see include:
– CA Judge Walker Rules Prop 8 Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Agrees
– Cap-N-Trade Legislation Sails Through Senate
– Boxer, Brown Win in Landslide California Elections
– My Little Pony Movie Given Greenlight
– Taylor Lautner Comes Out as Gay, Engaged to Obscure Gay Blogger “Logan”

When Humans Ruled the Earth

When Humans Ruled the Earth from Stephen Ong on Vimeo.

via DQS

Underwater Cartoons Cope with the Oil Spill

The Ocean and Its Inhabitants Rejoice

click to enlarge

via Chemically Green

Rachel Maddow: The Address I Wish Obama Had Given

Two things: 1) I’m thinking of becoming a lesbian so I can marry Rachel Maddow, and 2) Rachel Maddow for President!

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Stewart Takes On America’s Oil Dependence

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
An Energy-Independent Future
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

How BP Responds to a Coffee Spill

BP Fail Whale

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