Titantarctic

The latest Pine Island Glacier (PIG) iceberg [Berglet] may be pulling out into the Southern Ocean. “If the iceberg did follow this trajectory, it would bring the Singapore-size ice island into busy international shipping lanes.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24912233)

And now the traffic news: tail lights are coming on in the Drake Passage…

Encroached

You can now attach electronic circuits to cockroaches to control their movement.
First, place the cockroaches “in icy water to subdue them before sandpaper is used to remove the waxy coating on the shell of the insect’s head. An electrode connector and electrodes are then glued on to the insect’s body and a needle is used to poke a hole in their thorax in order to insert a wire.
Their antennae are then cut and electrodes are inserted. A circuit is attached to their backs, and signals are received through a mobile phone app allowing users to control the cockroaches’ movements to the left and to the right.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24455141)

This attitude toward to life must be nurtured – the perfect gift for psychopathmas.

Deserted

Although “the thermophilisation [dominance of warm-adapted species] of vegetation was lowest in forests where canopies had become denser,” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24761801) increasing their resilience to climate change, the quiet abandonment of government grants points to “England [slipping] into a period of deforestation as trees and woods come under growing threats from disease and development like never before.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Government-sleepwalking-into-an-era-where-England-s-woods-may-start-to-shrink-f99.aspx)

Presumably an awareness campaign for ‘dust glue’ will follow.

Fewer

Dear Loyal Followers / my lone fan Tom Bulweed.
I shall hereafter post less often in order to spend more time with my chickens and to write more than a dozen words at a time (Lifelogy). Please don’t be concerned but stay discerning.
Yours, Cicely