The Titanic has long been the subject of controversy. From the myriad of mistakes and circumstances that tragically came together April 14, 1912 to the inadequate loading of lifeboats in the very early morning hours of April 15, 1912. From the different hearings and results into the disaster to speculation as to how and why the ‘unsinkable’ ship sank. And there has been more since … Continue reading the story "Titanic Controversy Set Aside for New Expedition"
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Remember when a giant cardboard box was a magical playhouse? When folding box tops became windows or doors, and sheets over furniture extended your own little cardboard domain? In this electronic gadget and computer world, one may wonder how much this manual form of play and imagination still goes … Continue reading the story "‘My Space’ Cardboard Playhouse & Cardboard Memories"
There was a very interesting program on CNN the other night that I found very refreshing. Their coverage of 'Toxic America' as they called it, was very extensive and offered hopeful alternatives as well as the scary chemical facts. It’s not often that I agree with so much of mainstream health and chemical press. So … Continue reading the story "Comprehensive Coverage by CNN on ‘Toxic America’"
I just saw a clip of the 2003 BBC "Wildlife on One" episode Dolphins: Deep Thinkers, narrated by David Attenborough. It’s a video of dolphins living where they should be. Swimming and surfing freely in the wide open oceans. Whenever we have the privilege of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat, it just drives home … Continue reading the story "Surfing Dolphins at Play"
On the subject of air travel and reducing its carbon footprint, or flyprint as I have decided I like to call it, I wrote yesterday about Boeing’s lower emission 787 Dreamliner. For all its improvements environmentally and in passenger comfort, it still looks more or less like airplanes look these days. But Airbus has … Continue reading the story "Airbus Fantasy Plane Meets Star Trek"
For all the obvious immense, beyond all words, damage and destruction thanks to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, there’s some damage you can’t see. Water that looks pretty normal to the naked eye is most definitely not normal. In fact, a sample of water collected off the coast of Alabama actually exploded. WKRG News in Mobile, Ala. recently investigated just how much oil and petroleum … Continue reading the story "Gulf Water Sample Explodes in Lab"
In the mood for a feel good news story? This one has a happy ending for all concerned parties – animals, including human ones, government, and the environment. It started out like any other normal highway bypass project. But highway officials in the state of Maryland made a wonderful discovery when they looked closely at … Continue reading the story "Goats Save Turtle Habitat in Maryland"
For many reasons I’ve always really liked that ‘be childlike not childish’ adage. I wonder where, or should I say when, we tend to lose that innate wide-eyed innocence and sense of fun that is hopefully typical of childhood. I’m guessing as with most things, it’s due to a combination … Continue reading the story "Message Sometimes Received – Childlike Glee a No-No"
The logic - or should I say skewed thought process in my opinion - is frightening. Because we’ve overfished and depleted the supply, thrown off the balance of nature, the next thing we do is kill the next species in line. It’s not the first … Continue reading the story "Proposal to Kill and Incinerate 80% of Sable Island Seals"