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A Wind of (Climate) Change

There is an interesting article in the BBC about how wind farms may affect temperature changes in their areas.  Still seen as possible CO2 off setters and thus positively contributing to curbing climate change, this may add a twist to their impact on climate. See the article highlights below. Wind farms can affect weather in […]

Obese and Pampered Pets

There are 2 problematic articles that reflect more about us than perhaps the animal kingdom, one on obesity the other on pet spending. Vatican II has a key phrase I often repeat, which proves true time and again: “The truth is that the imbalances under which the modern world labors are linked with that more basic imbalance which […]

The Shape of the World

There is an interesting article on the Time Atlas and its most recent update. The Atlas has redesigned the shape of Greenland, due to climate change. This is an interesting case of how the idea of climate change shapes our ideas of the world. There is a heated debate ensuing, as the BBC article: The […]

Killer Cucumbers and Global Food

There is a latest wave of preoccupation in Europe, as in Germany there have been 10 people killed and many more sick by cucumbers believed to be imported from Spain. The cucumbers are believed to be infected with E.coli, which leaves people with hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). As the BBC article explains: Most of the cases have […]

Animal Species: The New, Extinct and Bizarre

While there is a study indicating that animal species extinction rates are overestimated, some by 160%, there are also some new species that are discovered. Here is a little article with the decades top 10 new discoveries. Number one is pictured. The bizarre concerns animal serial killers, and their investigators. Some are calling this animal […]

Bear Essentials (of Hibernation)

Recent investigations on what happens to bears during hibernation have revealed interesting results with possible medical applications for humans.Read the full BBC article here.  A great example of how we can learn from nature and improve human life (the Pope’s favorite animal can offer us even more). The bears metabolism drops to 25% of its […]