“We regard the current activities around the osprey nest as unethical and unacceptable. Even if they are within the law, they must stop immediately.” (http://www.rspb.org.uk/media/releases/397696-osprey-nest-activities-unethical-and-unacceptable)

The ospreys were unruffled by the criticism.

Dark Hour

“Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/scottish_press_centre/?7522/Giant-Kelpies-to-go-dark-for-Earth-Hour)

“The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are amongst nature’s most spectacular displays. The British Antarctic Survey, who will be switching off for Earth Hour…” (http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/10-facts-about-the-aurora-lights/#.VRaDHGIgGSM)

Can you display darkness?
If you can switch off the aurora you can pretty much do what you like.

Heats Beans

“Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of ‘heat-beating’ beans designed to provide protein for the world’s poor in the face of global warming.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/us-food-climatechange-idUKKBN0ML00M20150325)

Yes, that’s 30 baking heats-beating bean varieties.

For me it’s Biona beans from Ethical Superstore

Driving Mad

“Habitat loss and illegal hunting are leading drivers behind mammal population decline and extinction in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. But what’s driving these drivers? Road infrastructure.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0320-gfrn-mark-southeast-asia-roads-devastating-wildlife.html)

It’s clear that roads drive drivers, especially loss leading drivers, and illegal hunters are leading drivers behind mammal lines.


“The Japanese government rejected imports of Norwegian whale meat because tests showed samples contained pesticides … thought to play a role in causing birth defects, neurological harm, and some cancers if humans consume them in high quantities. … In the past, shipments of Norwegian whale meat have been found to be infested with bacteria and also to contain potentially dangerous levels of mercury.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2015/mar/23/japan-refuses-norways-toxic-whale-meat)

Despite their increasing scarcity, whaling is getting like shooting sick fish in a barrel.

I like to keep my er whale blubber free of pesticides and avoid contributing to the environmental problem by using Green People health and beauty products.

Drill Spill

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management “has backed [Arctic] drilling after going through the process again, despite revealing in its Environmental Impact Statement ‘there is a 75% chance of one or more large spills’ occurring.” (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/mar/22/shell-oil-driling-in-arctic-set-to-get-us-government-permission)

Separating oil from ice looks to be a slippery target.

Lunar Power

“If the weather is clear on Friday morning the European grid will suddenly lose the equivalent generation of eight to ten very large coal power plants as the moon passes between solar panels and the sun. … In the UK, more than half of the solar generation could be lost. But this will be largely offset by the drop in demand caused by people stopping what they are doing.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/18/solar-eclipse-unprecedented-test-european-power-grid)

In Scotland, Stratus Power and productivity will continue entirely unabated.


Sea lion “mothers aren’t easily finding food and are staying away longer than the normal one- to two-day journey because of changes in water temperature. At some point, the pups seem to be heading out to sea on their own, and washing up starving and exhausted on California beaches in record numbers. … Some of the pups have come in with five or six pounds of rocks in their stomachs.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-usa-california-sea-lions-idUKKBN0MD17220150317)

Tough puppy love.