All posts by Timothy Chilman

30 years ago, France sank the Rainbow Warrior

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30 years back, Pete Willcox was captain of the Rainbow Warrior, which had started out as a trawler but later been converted to Greenpeace’s flagship. At 11:38pm and 11:45pm on July 10 1985, a pair of frenchmen working for French intelligence detonated limpet mines they had attached to the vessel at Marsden Wharf in Auckland […]

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We’ll Have Toxic Mussels Thanks To Climate Change

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Mussels will become toxic within the next century after climate change raises the temperatures of oceans. A study has revealed that in water that is only 36 degrees Fahrenheit warmer, mussels, oysters and other popular shellfish will be inedible. How it will happen It is foreseen that sea temperatures will rise markedly in this time, […]

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Climate Change Causing Turtles To Produce More Females

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A study published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, has demonstrated that hotter sands, the product of climate change, could cause more turtles to be born female, which will increase their numbers in the short term but ultimately threaten their extinction. The study examined a loggerhead turtle rookery at Cape Verde in the Atlantic ocean […]

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There’s Famine In North Korea

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The so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) possesses nuclear weapons and tested three short range (62 miles) missiles in recent days – real missiles, and not just the work of Photoshop, as occurred when the regime announced it had test-fired a missile from a submarine in May. In June, the state’s Korean Central News […]

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How To Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

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A number of measures are attractive to people seeking to buy a house that is good for the environment. Polls have shown that people would prefer to buy a house that was eco-friendly, and there is greater interest at the high end of the market. Walls and what lies within Walls should be insulated and […]

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Why A Hybrid Car Is Better, Financially

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Hybrid cars are powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Their popularity grew in the United States when the second generation of the Toyota Prius was introduced, and by October 2012 there were over 2.5 million hybrids in the country. Car reviews often speak of hybrids, and motoring has consequently become plain […]

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All About Solar Panels And Solar Water Heating Systems

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The sun rises every day, and a homeowner can benefit from the process. The principal options for solar energy systems are solar panels and solar water heating systems, which generate electricity and heat water, respectively. One study (Scarpa and Willis 2010) discovered that people were prepared to spend an extra GBP2,380/USD3,602/EUR3,225 on a house where […]

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Impotence In China – Is Pollution Responsible?

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Since the country began to move towards a market economy in 1978, the economy of China has grown prodigiously. The average rate of eight percent a year is unprecedented. One thing that often does not grow, however, is penises. In one survey that went viral in 2014, almost half of respondents reported erectile dysfunction (ED). […]

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Before Cyclone Tracy Destroyed Most Of Darwin In 1974, The Aborigines Saw It Coming

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On Christmas Eve in 1974, Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin, destroying three quarters of houses and killing 66 people with its 135mph winds. John Hardy, a government official, remembers folk comparing the destruction to Hiroshima. It is part of Darwinian legend that, immediately before the cyclone arrived, Aborigines had already fled: the Aborigines saw it coming. […]

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How Can Tourism At Machu Picchu Be Sustainable?

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Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham of Yale University, attracts tourists in their hundreds of thousands each year to its well-preserved stoneworks: baths, houses, palaces, storage rooms, temples and an awful lot of steps (around 3,000). It’s the most visited site in South America, generating a reported $40 million each year for the […]

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