The Environmental Working Group looks through government reports for evidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in various meats. They find it.
A five minute video about the ZENN Car, an electric vehicle made in Canada. ZENN stands for Zero Emission, No Noise.
Bill McKibben writing in Orion on hypocrisy and climate change.
A brief article from The Economist on coyotes colonizing urban areas in the U.S.
Biking and other ways of getting around.
The environmental organizations directory is undergoing a long overdue update. As of 9 March 2013, revisions continue down the east coast. Maryland and Virginia are done. Next up: North Carolina and South Carolina.
Interesting article on Nanoparticles in Orion Magazine.
Yes! Magazine reports on Blockadia, part of the effort to stop the tar sands pipeline.
Friends of the Earth reports that the FDA is considering approval of genetically engineered salmon.
A very good short video on open source technologies. Makes me want to build something...
I continue my effort to downsize; please help me Get Rid of Stuff!.
|Most people are on the world,|
not in it - have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.
The Eyed Click Beetle is the largest of the 800 or so North American click beetles, with some individuals nearing two inches in length. It occurs across much of the eastern United States. The larvae live in logs and prey on other insect larvae; the appearance of click beetle larvae suggests their other name - wireworms.
Photo: Mike Habeck.
The click beetle name arises from their ability, when placed on their backs, to draw their abdomens up, then suddenly down. This action, coupled with a clicking sound, sends them flying into the air, often landing on their feet.