Hiding the Real Africa
Hiding the Real Africa: by Karen Rothmyer, Columbia Jouranlism Review; This is a dispassionate look into the inherent conflict of interest between non-governmental organizations and their quest to raise money for aid in Africa. It explores the convoluted relationship between their mission to make things better for poverty- and disease-riddled countries and their curious dependence on bad news...
Shrink to Fit
Shrink to Fit: by David Malakoff, Conservation Magazine; This is a thought-provoking article about the various ways that people are affecting “large” animals’ body sizes to become smaller. Trophy hunting large game is a great example, because it leaves the smaller males to mate with the females and pass on their genes. It delves into interesting questions of the biomass of humans and how we’re...
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10 Invasive Species That Cost the U.S. a Bundle -... →
i wonder where stink bugs would fall on this list
“A new website, called WaterMainBreakClock, tracks you-know-whats, twenty-four hours a day, and the cost in dollars to repair those breaks. So far today there have been 556 breaks nationwide; the cost of repairing water-main breaks since January of 2000 is $34,923,214,995 and counting. (Why does this blog care? Because every time a pipe breaks, there’s a possibility that bacteria can enter...