Thursday, June 25,2015

Getting old, but still good

Getting old, but still good (the problems analyzed haven’t gone away): The End of the River: Dams, Drought and Deja Vu on the Rio Sao Francisco, by Brian Harvey (ECW Press, 2008) — about the rotten deal for fish, i.e. that we “seed oceans with engineered fingerlings” while destroying rivers for industry and industrial agricultural. […]

Thursday, June 25,2015

What would a kinkajou do without him?

A great Christmas tale from the Daily Mail: “Bennett volunteers with Pilots and Paws, the South Carolina-based charity that enlists small plane pilots to take animals from overcrowded shelters that have high euthanasia rates to foster homes, rescue groups and less-crowded shelters that don’t kill them. Bennett estimates that he’s flown about 1,100 hours in his […]

Thursday, June 25,2015

Don’t have a rotten little Christmas

At this time of year, everywhere you go there are boxes collecting items for food banks. A fine idea, but we have to be sure not to put food in there that’s past its “best before” date. The food banks won’t use it for their human recipients but they will pass it on to farmers for […]