Monday, April 14, 2014

More Evidence that Ocean Acidification Turns Fish Into Bait

Source: Motherboard.VICE.com

Between the acidic reef and the normal reef, species abundance, richness, and composition seemed to be unchanged. "The fish are metabolically the same between the control reef and the CO2 reef," Dixson says. "At this point, we have only seen effects on their behavior." What's more, acidic reefs tend to be safer places for fish, with fewer concentrations of predators in the first place. So, there's a possibility the projected acidification could be a wash, at least in terms of fish mortality. 

The Great Decoupling: How the West is Engineering its Own Downfall

Source: Corbett Report

...the BRICS association that economists were wringing their hands over in previous years as a major threat to American-led western economic neoliberalism? It was actually created by Goldman Sachs, an outgrowth of a research paper that was convincing enough that it actually caused the four nations (of the then-”BRIC” grouping) to start a political process that made the paper into reality.

Bundy: “The citizens of America” got my cattle back

Source: CBS News

Bureau of Land Management Chief Neil Kornze announced an abrupt halt to the weeklong roundup just hours before the release.

"Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concerns about the safety of employees and members of the public," Kornze said in a statement.

Hundreds of states' rights protesters, including militia members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' return to rancher Cliven Bundy. Some protesters were armed with handguns and rifles at the corrals and at an earlier nearby rally.