Category: weather

Teen Scientist Receives Glowing Review of Science Project about Glowing Seaweed

Teen Scientist Receives Glowing Review of Science Project about Glowing Seaweed

by Patrick Devlin A Canadian teen has shamed the Canadian Government by exhibiting greater concern for her fellow Albertans than the state when, as part of a science fair project, she demonstrated that imported seafood found in local grocery stores has dangerously high levels of radiation. Bronwyn Delacruz, a sophomore at Composite High School in Grande Prairie Alberta, using a $600 Geiger counter that her father bought for her, found higher levels of radiation than are considered to be safe by the International Atomic Energy Agency in store bought seafood products. Delacruz tested over 300 samples of edible seaweed found […]

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Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwah against Critter Killers

Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwah against Critter Killers

by Patrick Devlin The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI), Indonesia’s highest Islamic clerical body, has issued a fatwah (a religious decree) outlawing the illegal poaching and trafficking of the country’s endangered wildlife species and the wanton decimation of wildlife habitats in the island nation. The religious council deemed illegal hunting of threatened wildlife to be “unethical, immoral and sinful.” Over the course of the past 20 years vast swaths of Indonesian forests have been leveled by lumber interests to make room for palm oil plantations and other agricultural development. The destruction of the nation’s forests has threated the habitat of […]

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Royal Dutch beats US government in environmental shell game

Royal Dutch beats US government in environmental shell game

Royal Dutch Shell has received initial approval from the US government to begin the process of oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. The US Department of interior has granted approval to the oil extraction company to begin the process of “top hole drilling” in Alaska’s costal waters even though the company has failed to receive approval for a required “oil spill containment system”. The Obama appointed head of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar said he was not sure if Royal Dutch Shell will begin oil extraction this year or in 2013. The company’s vice […]

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