Here are three stories I came across in the last week or so:
1. Chinook Salmon Vanish Without a Trace - "The Chinook salmon that swim upstream to spawn in the fall, the most robust run in the Sacramento River, have disappeared. The almost complete collapse of the richest and most dependable source of Chinook salmon south of Alaska left gloomy fisheries experts struggling for reliable explanations — and coming up dry."
Here's my explanation. Apparently this kind of thing happens up and down the Pacific coast of California.
2. Why are thousands of bats dying in New York? - "Bats in New York and Vermont are mysteriously dying off by the thousands, often with a white ring of fungus around their noses, and scient ists in hazmat suits are crawling into dank caves to find out why."
3. Massive ice shelf collapsing off Antarctica - "Scientists are citing 'rapid climate change in a fast-warming region of Antarctica' as the cause of an initial collapse of the Wilkins Ice Shelf. The damage got started at the end of February when an iceberg dropped off and triggered the "runaway disintegration" of a 160-square-mile portion of the 5,282-square-mile shelf."
Why is it that we're still sitting here doing nothing?
I'm amazed at companies like Exxon Mobil - they still try to shirk their responsibility for the damage they cause...
And here's a story about the Japanese whalers - they're ready to kill Moby Dick!
Wait, there's more >>
Please pass the popcorn.