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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Melinama usually eschews the news.

I've been trying to reduce my exposure to upsetting news I can do nothing about, but last week I slipped up and accidentally reviewed the headlines at Discovery News. Here are most of them.

U.S. Population to Hit 300 Million Tuesday

Seafood Benefits Outweigh Risks

A study concludes seafood's healthy fatty acids exceed risk of mercury exposure.

Crops at Risk as Birds and Bees Decline

Ozone Hole Size Sets Record

U.N.: Ocean 'Dead Zones' Growing

The number of ocean dead zones jumps 34 percent in just two years.

Iceland Kills Endangered Whale
Iceland kills a fin whale after breaking a moratorium on commercial whaling.

Obesity Linked to Mental Decline

China's Yellow River Turns Red
A Chinese river turns red after a mysterious discharge from a sewage pipe.

Coral Reefs Threatened by Warming
Global warming poses a threat to more than half the world's fragile reefs, say scientists.

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4 Comments:

At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Sylvia said...

These headlines are very depressing and only politics seems to be worse than impending environmental disaster. Today in California we have our gubernatorial elections and this puts me in deep despair. I will vote even though it all seems so hopeless. However on a positive note I see in your previous post that your album is coming along. Great news, something to look forward to! Keep us posted...

 
At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

....sigh....oh...my~~~Susanlynn, feeling gloomy now and going to look for some chocolate...oh...here's some good news---recent studies have shown that coffee, chocolate, and red wine are good for you!!!....yeah!!!...~~Susanlynn,feeling much better now, but still going to look for chocolate [and also maybe some coffee and red wine ]

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger kenju said...

I saw a documentary last year at IMAX about the fragile coral reefs and how global warming was ruining them. It is so very sad. Earler this week I heard on NPR about how the forests in Kenya are being impacted. It is horrible.

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

This kind of news is so awful. I just saw Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" for a second time. Here in Boston we are experiencing an incredibly warm and comfortable autumn. But behind it all, I know it has to be fallout from environmental devastation.

 

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