2013 has been unofficially dubbed “The year of the comets”. The first of those comets has been putting on a show in the Southern Hemisphere recently, and is not making it’s debut in the Northern Hemisphere. The new comet was expected to be dimming in brightness in late February, but as it swings nearer to the sun it is luckily brightening again!
Remember that asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over Russia two and a half weeks ago? An asteroid around that same size passed just inside the moon’s orbit of Earth earlier this morning — and astronomers only discovered it two days ago. Yikes. The Asteroid, creatively named “2013 EC”, is between 10 and 17 [...]
Just in case you forgot, the cosmos can take us out any time it wants. On August 31st, a long section of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the “corona,” erupted out into space. This “coronal mass ejection” traveled at 900 miles per second. Yikes. Maybe the sun was mad that the blue moon was getting all the attention.
More on our Founding Farmers From Seattle Times: ‘Founding Gardeners’: How gardening and farming shaped the thinking of Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe on Twitter @GreenCartoons.
More on Banks and Banksy From the Daily Beast: Which Bank is Worst? From Rolling Stone: Taibbi Joins Yves Smith on Moyers (discuccing Big Banks) From Art of the State: Banksy Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe [...]
Imagine having to live in a dark home, even in the daytime. Thousands of households in both urban and rural areas in countries like the Philippines have no access to electricity and light. Even when they do, low-income families are unable to afford skyrocketing electric expenses. According to the National Electrification Commission, 3 million households [...]
More on Fox spinning the wind turbine (and bullies). From Treehugger: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming, Fox News Says From Care2: Bully: The Movie and the Movement Follow the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe on Twitter @GreenCartoons.
Bees are extremely hardworking and selfless, so it would only make sense that Bee get occasionally frustrated with human egocentrism. If Bee’s description of the violence in nature intrigues you, check out these Nature videos on PBS. If the seemingly endless news footage of human violence has got you down, check out this peace piece [...]
For more on Tim’s reasoning behind voting Republican in 2012 read the Grist article linked below. It’s a scary thought. Like Hank, I still need to wrap my head around it… More on Tim DeChristopher–aka “Bidder 70″ From Grist: Letter from an imprisoned activist: Time to ‘play dirty’ for the climate’s sake Tim DeChristopher’s Peaceful [...]