Apocalypse

Ya un truc dans l’air. Ils l’ont dit au journal. Y’a un truc dans l’air à Paris qui va nous rendre malade. Qui nous pique les yeux, qui nous fait pleurer. Ya un truc dans le ciel. Qui nous cache le soleil, qui réveille nos craintes animales et qui nous donne envie de retourner nous [Lire la suite]

Air Cancer

A new study from MIT suggests that in the US, 53,000 people a year die prematurely because of automobile pollution, compared to 34,000 people a year who die in traffic accidents.  » More Americans die from car pollution than car accidents, Quartz. The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified [Lire la suite]

Joe le Nu

One hundred years ago, Joe Knowles stripped down to his jockstrap, said goodbye to civilization, and marched off into the woods to prove his survival skills. He was the reality star of his day. For eight weeks, rapt readers followed his adventures in the Boston Post, for whom he was filing stories on birch bark. [Lire la suite]

L’intelligence sous-estimée des animaux

Take the question of whether we are the only species to care about the well-being of others. It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against leopards, say, or consoling distressed companions with tender embraces. But for decades, these observations were ignored, and more attention was paid [Lire la suite]

Notre-Dame-des-Landes et Mirabel

L’hiver s’est montré particulièrement féroce sur la zone humide de Notre-Dame-des-Landes. Ni la pluie incessante, ni le vent, ni le froid humide qui pénôtre sous les toiles de tentes n’ont laissé de répit aux occupants de la «zone d’aménagement différé» (ZAD) visée par un projet contesté d’aéroport. Ils sortent pourtant renforcés de leur quatrième hiver [Lire la suite]

La surconsommation

Un extrait du film Samsâra. Je ne suis pas très branché propagande végan et encore moins bouddhiste, et le raccourci avec la dernière image est bien facile: Il faut interroger les pressions économiques qui poussent les plus pauvres à bouffer de la merde qui leur abîme le corps et arrêter de le présenter comme un [Lire la suite]

US : Le vert stimulus

The stimulus is producing the worl d’s largest wind farm, a half dozen of the worl d’s largest solar arrays, and America’s first refineries for advanced biofuels. It’s creating a battery-manufacturing industry for electric vehicles almost entirely from scratch. It financed net-zero border stations and visitors centers, an eco-friendly new Coast Guard headquarters, a one-of-a-kind [Lire la suite]

Les toits verts de Toronto

On April 30th, Toronto will become the first city in North America with a bylaw that requires roofs to be green. And we’re not talking about paint. A green roof, also known as a living roof, uses various hardy plants to create a barrier between the sun’s rays and the tiles or shingles of the [Lire la suite]