The collapse of biodiversity?


This month saw a new report from The World Conservation Union (IUCN) which highlighted the tragic fact that species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, part of the Cetaceans family, have been put on the endangered species list and may disappear in the next 10 years. This unfortunately is just one of many such disturbing reports that are pointing to the collapse of biodiversity.

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President Bush plans loophole to allow old factories to increase carbon dioxide emissions


The US government plans to allow outdated factories to increase carbon dioxide emissions without any ramifications. The change in regulations could benefit approximately 17,000 substandard plants and facilitate the existence of coal-fired power stations. The new regulations would allow old plants to be maintained and upgraded by a provisional 20% without having to install any filters or anti-pollution equipment. Thirteen states are challenging the plans. Carbon emissions from the US already make up 25% of the world’s total emissions.

read more at the Guardian

Bush, the butcher of the English language??


George Bush and Dick Cheney are enjoying a celebration lunch at a fancy Washington restaurant. Their waitress approaches their table to take their order; she is young and very attractive. She asks Cheney what he wants, and he replies, “I’ll have the heart-healthy salad.”
“Very good, sir,” she replies, and turning to Bush she asks, “And what do you want, Mr. President?”

Bush answers, “How about a quickie?”

Taken aback, the waitress slaps him and says, “I’m shocked and disappointed in you. I thought you were bringing in a new administration that was committed to high principles and morality. I’m sorry I voted for you.” And with that, the waitress departed in a huff.

Cheney leans over to Bush, and says, “Mr. President, I believe that’s pronounced ‘quiche’.