sobota, 26. oktober 2013

Volovja reber - Pokrajina, ki bi lahko postala narodni park

"Elektrarna Senožeška brda, če bo zgrajena, kot je načrtovana, bo v petnajstih letih dobila okoli 150 milijonov evrov subvencij, kar pomeni, da bo morala vsaka družina v Sloveniji prispevati 200 evrov.
Pogovarjamo se o res velikih številkah, nekdo pa bo obogatel, ker so subvencije nerazumno visoke."

In pred tem:
"Velik del tega zneska pa prispevamo davkoplacevalci. Ocenjujemo, da so spodbude previsoke in bi lahko z denarjem, ki gre za subvencioniranje vetrnih elektrarn, naredili v tem trenutku več koristi za zmanjševanje CO2, če bi ga vlagali drugam. Na primer v energetsko sanacijo stavb, izolacije, zamenjavo oken. Ko bo to narejeno, pridejo na vrsto tudi vetrnice. Ta trenutek pa ta denar ni gospodarno porabljen."

Vir: Petrovec (2013). Pokrajina, ki bi lahko postala narodni park. Tomaz Jancar o boju za Volovjo reber in njenih lepotah. Nedeljski Dnevnik, 23. 10. 2013, Str. 10.

'Ne vem, zakaj Hrvatje znajo prodajati nacionalne parke, Slovenci pa ne.' 

 Kaj vse ponuja Volovja reber
"Ce pridete na Volovjo reber ali Gure, kot se ji reče po domače, vam seže pogled na kvarnerske otoke vse do Paga. Ljubitelji ptic bodo videli tam pestrost živalskih vrst, ki je med največjimi v državi. Na Volovji rebri živijo vse velike zveri, ki jih imamo v Sloveniji, in to najbolj zdrave populacije. Risi volkovi, medvedi. Velika je tudi raznolikost rastlinskih vrst."

sreda, 23. oktober 2013

NEW! Organic and fairtrade Tibetan Salt, straight from the Himalayas!

NEW! Organic and fairtrade Tibetan Salt, straight from the Himalayas!

It was piled and carried by organic life forms, so it's partly organic.
The salt-miners were paid the fair value for the local circumstances, so .50 € per day.
Comes from Tibet. Really. Has a stamp and all. So it must be true.
Did make its way across the globe, to your local store, so It didn't actually come straight from Himalayas, but it was more like a curvy-road.
And to be honest, the environmental impact of the transport far outweighs any fair-, eco- and "organic" components of its production.

May contain actual grains of salt (Sodium Chloride).And traces of other elements and impurities.

Get it at your local organic shop ThrivaViva now and buy some yummy bioekoorganicfairtrade chocolate as well! For only 10 € per 100 g.
We let you pay, because you care.
Just a rant, nothing to worry about. Pointing to sense-less-ness often seen in the shops (yes, even organic ones). And complaining about the costs. Both the costs in the market (too high compared to everything else (which is, in turn actually too low, compared to the environmental impact it has)), as well as the environmental externalities. Oh, and also pointing to silly stuff people - due to past lawsuits - need to put on packaging. You buy a pack of nuts and it may contain nuts, that's nuts.

sreda, 16. oktober 2013

Cuspidate, Word of the day


adjective \ˈkəs-pə-ˌdāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

:  having a cusp :  terminating in a point <a cuspidate leaf> <cuspidate molars>
Latin cuspidatus, past participle of cuspidare to make pointed, from cuspid-, cuspis point
First Known Use: 1692


petek, 11. oktober 2013

Social media and teens

Below, excerpts from the article, titled Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them. Got it via: #Bloom.
Let's go back to that girl who texts 250 times a day. The truth is, she was an extreme case I cherry-picked to startle you – because when I interviewed her, she was in a group of friends with a much wider range of experiences. Two others said they text only 10 times a day. One was a Facebook refusenik /.../
Amanda Lenhart of the Pew Research Centre, a US thinktank, found that the most avid texters are also the kids most likely to spend time with friends in person. One form of socialising doesn't replace the other. It augments it.
But surely all this short-form writing is eroding literacy? Certainly, teachers worry. Pew Centre surveys /.../
Stanford University scholar Andrea Lunsford gathered data on the rates of errors in "freshman composition" papers going back to 1917, she found that they were virtually identical to today. 
This type of interaction online with strangers can make kids more community-minded. Joseph Kahne, a professor of education at Mills College in California, studied 400 teenagers over three years. Kahne found that teens who participated in fan or hobby sites were more likely than other kids to do real-world volunteering. Interestingly, this wasn't true of being on Facebook.
Just last week, California passed a law allowing minors to demand that internet firms erase their digital past and the EU has contemplated similar legislation.
Distraction is also a serious issue. When kids flip from chat to music to homework, they are indeed likely to have trouble doing each task well. And studies show that pupils don't check the veracity of information online – "smart searching" is a skill schools need to teach urgently.
It's also true, Lenhart points out, that too much social networking and game playing can cut into schoolwork and sleep. This is precisely why parents still need to set firm boundaries around it, as with any other distraction.
So what's the best way to cope? The same boring old advice that applies to everything in parenting. "Moderation," Lenhart says. Rebecca Eynon argues that it's key to model good behaviour. Parents who stare non-stop at their phones and don't read books are likely to breed kids who will do the same. As ever, we ought to scrutinise our own behaviour.
Above excerpts from the article, titled Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them.