Only 70 starred items to choose from this week.
- Jim Prentice questions the purpose of Copenhagen – What a cop out. Evidently Copenhagen is to find “common ground” and not to table an international agreement. Common ground means they will agree that coffee in the morning is delicious and Kelly Clarkson only had one good song.
- Ontario gets first full time Green Party Leader – Mike Schreiner has been crowned Green Party leader of Ontario. Watch a video of him here talk about food secruity/sustainability. This guy is speaking my language.
- Harmonized Sales Tax getting tabled at Queen’s Park – Controversial bill arrives, gets hilarious opposition from tax-heavy NDP leader Andrea Horwath.
- Being a gay politician in Canada is juuust fine – more research is showing that people like George Smitherman have nothing to worry about – Canadians are showing maturity and tolerance towards their politicians. We win.
- The media does NOT have a liberal bias – the fine art of punditry.
- LocalTVMatters vs. StopTheTVTax – the battle over local TV.
- Some more insight into the mass dinosaur extinction – More evidence showing that asteroids in India (not Mexico) may have played the largest role in this mass extinction period.
- Can academics be entrepreneurial? – New York Times blog looks at how academics can unleash small business to help innovate.
- Musicians great for party socializing – research showing that musicians are better at repeating a sentence heard in the presence of background noise.
- Why can humans speak and chimps can’t? – finding the gene exclusively for speech and language.
- We’re aurally screwed – New Scientist shows how even quieter sounds can still cause ear damage.
- Water purification failing in developing countries – easy water treatment for the poor remains a difficult process.
- Dwindling water in Australia – learn how a developing country is dealing with stressing water management issues.
- Skyscraper farming – A more indepth look at vertical (urban) farming. Stretch those Malthusian philosophies, you guyyyys.
- Global tuna stocks in worrisome supply – sushi cravings causing major concern in global tuna stocks as fishermen are catching triple the limit
- Is solar energy competitively priced ? – with Smart Grid additions, found to be cheaper than coal.
- Putting a price tag on nature – Brtish economist part of the UNEP is trying to associate costs with our waters, trees, and air. Good f’ing luck to you trying to put something completely unboxable into a box. Way to go economists, good luck with that.
- Combining heat and power for a one two energy punch – it’s efficient, simple, and doable. A closer look into CHP plants and how they’ll help our energy problems.
- Mustard Tigers ! – Trailer Park Boys back with a new show, The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour.