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Bob Dylan - Steely_D - May 24, 2024 - 10:50am
 
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Posted: Apr 5, 2024 - 9:37am

Cherish that hamburger. It cost a quarter of the Colorado River, according to researchers.
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Posted: Mar 16, 2024 - 11:18am

The Staggering Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud
Anthropologist Steven Gonzalez Monserrate draws on five years of research and ethnographic fieldwork in server farms to illustrate some of the diverse environmental impacts of data storage.

Screens brighten with the flow of words. Perhaps they are emails, hastily scrawled on smart devices, or emoji-laden messages exchanged between friends or families. On this same river of the digital, millions flock to binge their favorite television programming, to stream pornography, or enter the sprawling worlds of massively multiplayer online roleplaying games, or simply to look up the meaning of an obscure word or the location of the nearest COVID-19 testing center.

Whatever your query, desire, or purpose, the internet provides, and all of the complexity of everything from unboxing videos to do-it-yourself blogs are contained within infinitely complex strings of bits. As they travel across time and space at the speed of light, beneath our oceans in fiber optic cables thinner than human hairs, these dense packets of information, instructions for pixels or characters or frames encoded in ones and zeros, unravel to create the digital veneer before you now. The words you are reading are a point of entry into an ethereal realm that many call the “Cloud.”

While in technical parlance the “Cloud” might refer to the pooling of computing resources over a network, in popular culture, “Cloud” has come to signify and encompass the full gamut of infrastructures that make online activity possible, everything from Instagram to Hulu to Google Drive. Like a puffy cumulus drifting across a clear blue sky, refusing to maintain a solid shape or form, the Cloud of the digital is elusive, its inner workings largely mysterious to the wider public, an example of what MIT cybernetician Norbert Weiner once called a “black box.” But just as the clouds above us, however formless or ethereal they may appear to be, are in fact made of matter, the Cloud of the digital is also relentlessly material.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2024 - 12:39pm

First penguins die in Antarctic of deadly H5N1 bird flu strain
Separately, at least one gentoo penguin has been confirmed to have died from H5N1 on the Falkland Islands – 900 miles (1,500km) west of South Georgia – with more than 20 chicks either dead or also showing symptoms. Since H5N1 arrived in the Antarctic, there have been mass deaths of elephant seals as well as increased deaths of fur seals, kelp gulls and brown skua in the region.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2023 - 8:35pm

Scientists uncover startling concentrations of pure DDT along seafloor off L.A. coast
First it was the eerie images of barrels leaking on the seafloor not far from Catalina Island. Then the shocking realization that the nation’s largest manufacturer of DDT had once used the ocean as a huge dumping ground — and that as many as half a million barrels of its acid waste had been poured straight into the water.

Now, scientists have discovered that much of the DDT — which had been dumped largely in the 1940s and ’50s — never broke down. The chemical remains in its most potent form in startlingly high concentrations, spread across a wide swath of seafloor larger than the city of San Francisco.

“We still see original DDT on the seafloor from 50, 60, 70 years ago, which tells us that it’s not breaking down the way that (we) once thought it should,” said UC Santa Barbara scientist David Valentine, who shared these preliminary findings Thursday during a research update with more than 90 people working on the issue. “And what we’re seeing now is that there is DDT that has ended up all over the place, not just within this tight little circle on a map that we referred to as Dumpsite Two.”

These revelations confirm some of the science community’s deepest concerns — and further complicate efforts to understand DDT’s toxic and insidious legacy in California. Public calls for action have intensified since The Times reported in 2020 that dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, banned in 1972, is still haunting the marine environment today. Significant amounts of DDT-related compounds continue to accumulate in California condors and local dolphin populations, and a recent study linked the presence of this once-popular pesticide to an aggressive cancer in sea lions. (...)

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Posted: Mar 17, 2023 - 4:08pm

Plastic Rocks Found On Remote Volcanic Island Are A "Terrifying” Discovery
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Posted: Mar 5, 2023 - 2:58pm

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Posted: Mar 5, 2023 - 3:11am

treaty to protect the world's oceans


about bloody time.
now all we need to do is  clean them of plastic and shoot, sink, incarcerate anyone who violates the rules.
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Posted: Feb 17, 2023 - 11:20pm


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Posted: Feb 16, 2023 - 1:07pm

And the beat goes on
East Palestine toxicology test relies on controversial consulting firm accused of serving corporate interest rather than public health
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Posted: Feb 16, 2023 - 12:53pm

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My business partner has a son in college, and several of the Penn State campuses have been warned (via text alert) that today's rain could be toxic.


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Posted: Feb 16, 2023 - 12:16pm

‘This is absurd’: Train cars that derailed in Ohio were labeled non-hazardous
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Posted: Feb 15, 2023 - 4:48pm

What do we know about the Ohio train derailment and toxic chemical leak?
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Posted: Oct 16, 2022 - 1:41pm

Alaska cancels snow crab season over population decline
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Posted: Oct 14, 2022 - 10:55am

Animal populations shrunk an average of 69% over the last half-century, a report says
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Posted: Aug 17, 2022 - 3:06pm

American farmers are killing their own crops and selling cows because of extreme drought
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Posted: Aug 7, 2022 - 6:51pm

will they find Jimmy Hoffa?
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Posted: Aug 6, 2022 - 3:05pm

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One of the saddest stories I've heard in a long time. I mean wow, holy fuck.
May a hundred angry monkeys eat that dude alive. Or one big alligator. 


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Posted: Aug 6, 2022 - 8:11am

Man who destroyed vast forest wins demise of park
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