September 5, 2012
shortformblog:

For this story, imagine Vladimir Putin dressed as a giant crane, hang-gliding through the air. You are not dreaming.

I mean, compare this to having to move your convention indoors. Transmit THAT info to Vladimir.

shortformblog:

For this story, imagine Vladimir Putin dressed as a giant crane, hang-gliding through the air. You are not dreaming.

I mean, compare this to having to move your convention indoors. Transmit THAT info to Vladimir.

July 5, 2012
theatlantic:

A Interactive Visualization of China’s Air Pollution

When a ranking Chinese government official slammed the U.S. embassy and consulates in China earlier this month for measuring local air pollution data, calling it “violating diplomatic conventions,” Chinese web users snapped back. “Can’t you see the bad pollution yourself?” asked one typical comment.
China’s censors have tremendous power in print, online, and even in public spaces such as Tiananmen Square. But when it comes to air pollution, even the Chinese government can’t obscure the facts. People see and breathe it every day.
Read more.

theatlantic:

A Interactive Visualization of China’s Air Pollution

When a ranking Chinese government official slammed the U.S. embassy and consulates in China earlier this month for measuring local air pollution data, calling it “violating diplomatic conventions,” Chinese web users snapped back. “Can’t you see the bad pollution yourself?” asked one typical comment.

China’s censors have tremendous power in print, online, and even in public spaces such as Tiananmen Square. But when it comes to air pollution, even the Chinese government can’t obscure the facts. People see and breathe it every day.

Read more.

September 1, 2011
Dubious PR rebranding campaign of the day: "Ethical oil." You know, oil. That's ethical. Ethical oil.

(Source: motherjones)

August 30, 2011
The New York Times has the story of Exxon winning rights to explore and drill for oil in the Kara Sea, which lies in the Russian-claimed region of the Arctic Ocean. The most depressing paragraph? "Once seen as a useless, ice-clogged backwater, the Kara Sea has become the focus of attention by oil companies in part because the sea ice appears to be receding, possibly because of global warming, easing exploration and drilling."

inothernews:

Maybe they should just drill for irony.

(via utnereader)

August 30, 2011
newshour:

A map of the proposed Keystone XL, also called Tar Sands, pipeline.
It could carry crude oil some 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast in Texas.
A friendly and safe new source of oil for the U.S. or an environmental disaster waiting to happen?

The real NAFTA superhighway (not the conspiracy bullshit) is an oil pipeline, I guess.

newshour:

A map of the proposed Keystone XL, also called Tar Sands, pipeline.

It could carry crude oil some 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast in Texas.

A friendly and safe new source of oil for the U.S. or an environmental disaster waiting to happen?

The real NAFTA superhighway (not the conspiracy bullshit) is an oil pipeline, I guess.

August 16, 2011
latimes:

Editorial: The L.A. City Council should give its backing to SB 568, a bill to help curb the use of polystyrene food containers, which end up as tiny, polluting particles in our oceans.
Photo credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Editorial: The L.A. City Council should give its backing to SB 568, a bill to help curb the use of polystyrene food containers, which end up as tiny, polluting particles in our oceans.

Photo credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

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