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SHFT Sampler 2-18-11

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on February 18, 2011 in All
  • Whaler Failure: Are we witnessing a turning point in the war against whaling? Japanese whalers have halted their annual whale hunt in the Antarctic (veiled under the bogus guise of "scientific research") after persistent harrassment by the brave bad asses of the Sea Shepherd Society sent them into retreat. "Putting a priority on safety, the fleet has halted scientific whaling for now," Tatsuya Nakaoku says. "We are currently considering what to do next." Here's an idea: stay home. (via MNN)

    Green Beer: No, it's not St. Paddy's yet. From the ever-growing "waste-to-fuel" files, Purpose Energy has perfected a technique to to create natural gas from brewery waste, which can then be used to power the brewery itself. (via PSFK)

    UK's Conservative government was all, "Terribly sorry, pardon us," after abandoning a plan to sell off all state-owned forests over the next decade. The proposal, which would have privatized historic woodlands like Sherwood Forest, had been met with a unanimous "Bollocks!" from the British public. Score one for the people. (via NYT Green)

    If you like eco-minded fashion as much as you like being the center of attention, Dave Rittinger's zero footprint shirt may be just your thing. Made of glued-together leaves, the shirt is a guaranteed to make you the talk of the party. Whether the party talks about how interesting your shirt is or how dumb you look is another story altogether. 

    Does anyone know if they have internet at Finca Bellavista? 'Cause if they do we're moving there.


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