“The European commission believes the new measures will reduce potential health risks associated with drinking water from 4% to below 1%.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/01/eu-measure-demands-rise-in-public-fountains-to-cut-bottle-waste
Now you can have 99 gulps before getting sick rather than 24, water companies are planning to market this as “99 slake“.
“An unusual experiment: Ten monkeys squatted in airtight chambers, watching cartoons for entertainment as they inhaled fumes from a diesel Volkswagen Beetle.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/world/europe/volkswagen-diesel-emissions-monkeys.html
Whatever about test rigging—again—we might pay attention if car manufacturing executives had diesel fumes pumped into their offices.
“The friction, pressure and heat of driving wears tyres down so much they produce an estimated average of 63,000 tonnes per year of plastic dust in the UK alone.” http://theconversation.com/ten-stealth-microplastics-to-avoid-if-you-want-to-save-the-oceans-90063
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“Despite their popularity, hedgehogs are now something of a rare sight in British gardens – and are in fact disappearing at the same rate as tigers worldwide” http://theconversation.com/how-to-stop-the-humble-hedgehog-disappearing-from-british-gardens-and-countryside-forever-89432
Hedgehogs, the tiger’s preferred food…or deadliest foe…
“Key highlights from the Ethical Consumer Markets Report:
7. There was a 30% increase in vegetarianism in 2017” http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/researchhub/ukethicalmarket.aspx
The fertilising power of organic shit.
“After more than five years of negotiations, UN members are poised to agree to draw up a new rulebook by 2020, which could establish conservation areas, catch quotas and scientific monitoring.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/22/un-poised-to-move-ahead-with-landmark-treaty-to-protect-high-seas
After five years…poised to agree to draw up in three years, something that could…?
Like Apple, the UN insists that this slowdown feature is not an example of planned obfuscation, and instead is designed to protect bureaucracy and prolong the life of committees. (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/21/apple-admits-slowing-older-iphones-because-of-flagging-batteries)
“Some believe the lobster might have grown around a can that ended up at the bottom of the ocean. Others speculate that part of a Pepsi box somehow become stuck on the lobster.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/29/lobster-pepsi-logo-ocean-new-brunswick-canada
To survive in the human seafill site, lobsters may be developing camouflage capabilities.