42 Tons of Rat Poison to be Dropped on Island Paradise

February 8, 2010 by  
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Photo via truce The normally scenic blue skies over a tiny island paradise will soon be darkened as helecopters pour 42 tons of rat poisoning over the land. The reason for all this? Well, Lord Howe Island , 800 miles off the coast of Sydney and considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, has a rat problem .

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3TIER Maps Show Effect of El Niño on US Wind Speeds in 2009

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Wind speed variance from average across the United States for all of 2009 (above) and for the last quarter of the year (below). 3TIER was released a number of interesting maps and simulations for the renewable energy industry in the past, and now have released another set. They show how average wind speeds in the US have varied because of E..

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Is Drinking Milk From Bags Weird?

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Youtube That is the question University student Sheryl Ng tried to answer in her video How Canadians Drink Milk (not an accurate title, since in Western Canada you can’t get bagged milk.) We have covered the issue of milk in bags before; Collin wrote Forget the Jugs; Milk Bags a Hit in Canada, UK last year. Much of the world gets their milk this way, from China to Argentina to Eastern Canada. It uses 75% less material, and the bags can be reused as sandwich bags So why does it stop at the American bord…

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Migrating Insects Use Wind to Travel Efficiently at Speeds of up to 60 MPH

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Photo: Wikipedia , CC What Can We Learn From The Highways in the Sky Science recently published a study titled ” Flight Orientation Behaviors Promote Optimal Migration Trajectories in High-Flying Insects “. It’s about how migrating insects have evolved to take advantage very efficiently of high speed winds (while you’re stuck in traffic, butterflies whiz by at up to 60 MPH, possibly more) to travel hundreds of ..

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