Showing posts from December, 2021

California goes to war with food waste. Composting is its next climate crusade

  Trash never dies. Sometimes it’s not even trash LA TIMES, December 9, 2021 That’s the notion behind a state law that on Jan. 1 will require Californians to separate organic material from their other garbage. It’s a landmark reform that aims to transform the state’s throwaway culture — not just to ease pressure on landfills but to reduce the climate-warming fallout of our trashy norm. 1/3 of the food we buy we throw away. $165 Billion Dollars a year Senate Bill 1383 mandates that Californians toss unused food, coffee grounds, egg shells, banana peels and other leftovers into bins they use for other “green” waste, such as garden trimmings, lawn clippings and leaves. Waste haulers will divert the organic material away from traditional landfills to facilities that will turn the biological mishmash in to products such as compost, mulch and natural gas. READ >>

Why the News Is Not the Truth

Back in 1995, this article by Peter Vanderwicken appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Not much has changed since. Today news is nothing more than tabloid gossip . . . . and the talk show political pundits are even worse.   The news media and the government are entwined in a vicious circle of mutual manipulation, mythmaking, and self-interest. It's what has divided the country, families and friends. READ >> ACCOUNTABILITY Holding the News Media Accountable Reasons Why Every News is Not True and What is the Solution Should we all stop watching the news?? No…. But whenever we watch or read anything, we can at least try to see whether it is backed up by any evidence, fact or not. And whatever we hear, we should not blindly trust whatever they say. Always try to do self-analysis and then frame perception. Alternately, what regulatory bodies can do is at least make it compulsory for all media to disclose their stakeholder’s names and openly establish their leanings, allowing c

Zero Humpbacks Off Seattle Coast 25 Years Ago – Now 500 Return With Record Number of Calves

  A record number of calves have been recorded in the Salish Sea this season, marking a significant rebound for a species that was endangered just 25 years ago. Whale watchers and researchers off the coasts of Washington and British Columbia near Vancouver, documented 21 calves, according to the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA). According to Mark Malleson of Center for Whale Research, that is the highest annual number on record so far for the region, and is nearly twice as many as were reported last year, when 11 calves were documented.   READ >>