Saturday, April 25, 2009

Great White Shark and Diver Come Face to Face (PIC)

After luring a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with chum, diver Andre Hartman ends up perilously close to the premier predator off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by David Doubilet)

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Operation to cure blindness soon to be available

Scientists in England have developed a revolutionary operation using stem cell technology that could cure blindness. The first procedures could be available in the next six months.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of France

There are now 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometre of the world's oceans, killing a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals each year. Worse still, there seems to be nothing we can do to clean it up. So how do we turn the tide?

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Top Green IT Enterprises of 2009

These 15 organizations attained both business and environmental gains through their sustainable IT efforts.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day: Court Approves Timber Sales in Nat'l Forest

Today is Earth Day, so it'd be bad karma to toss plastic bags in the ocean or randomly scatter wads of used chewing gum on the sidewalks. But the U.S. government can cut down its share of trees in a national forest, thanks to a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Looking Beyond the E.P.A.’s Seal of Approval

The president of Seventh Generation, which has been making nontoxic cleaners for decades, discusses what makes the company tick.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Nixon Speech if Neil Armstrong had died on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. The following speech, revealed in 1999, was prepared by Nixon's then speechwriter, William Safire, to be used in the event of a disaster that would maroon the astronauts on the moon:

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Hairless Chimpanzee

Hairless Chimpanzee, know any?

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HVAC boot cleared of Asbestos in Los Angeles