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Whaling For and Against, the debate continues

Whaling has attracted international controversy for years. Although a majority of the world has now voiced its opposition to commercial whaling, a few countries continue whaling and claim it is necessary for scientific research. Environmental organizations, including Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund, have for years campaigned to end whaling. In 2007, a coalition formed [...]

Floating Cities

I’ve been noticing the topic of floating cities come up more and more across the web lately. Is it a serious idea for future city planners or just a masturbatory exercise as suggested by one commenter. The idea I suppose is that our cities are becoming more and more saturated, dirty and broken with many [...]

A Plastic Island in the Pacific

A Plastic Island in the Pacific

Pollution is a problem that is not unique to landmasses. The North Pacific Gyre is one of the five major gyres, or systems of rotating currents, and is also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex. This is because the gyre’s clockwise currents collects and traps plastic in the Pacific [...]