Sunday, April 27, 2008

I have always been fascinated by mushrooms and taken many pictures of them,this one was growing in our front yard a few years ago.

The fact that there is now research being done on how they might help clean up toxic waste is a good thing and if it is proven to work seems like a much better alternative that the others available.

Even with all the study and research that has been done over the years there is still so much we don't know about nature and the value of many wild plants.This is one reason we must work to protect wild areas and their inhabitants.

Americans get thrifty

This article has quite a few statistics for the states ,it would be interesting to know what the ones for Canada are if there are any available.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Food shortages

This article is quite worrisome,and any food storages are sure to effect those who already have much less.I had noticed recently that the price of flour had increased but did realize that food prices were on the rise world wide.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Illlegal dumps

People are so stupid!I don't see why anyone needs to dump their garbage in the woods especially things like used needles that could be harmful to others,when they could just put it out to be picked up.A few years ago someone had dumped about ten bags of garbage on my mothers wood lot(thankfully no medical waste) and it was a big job to get it cleaned up. This sentence in the article shocked me the most:

"A couple of years ago the agency identified 200 to 300 illegal dumps in Yarmouth and Digby counties, Mr. Green said Thursday."

I think that if these are such common behaviours there definitely needs to be tougher laws and enforcement.

bisphenol A

The fact that this stuff is used in baby bottles is quite scary and the fact that it harms fish and other aquatic life is also big concern for me.I wonder how long it has been in use and even if I used bottles with it when I was a baby or if it's use became more common recently. There are so many chemicals,some of which are quite dangerous to human health,in our world today that it seems almost impossible to avoid them all.

Leona Lewis

I recently heard of a new singer named Leona Lewis and after listening to some of her music and downloading several tracks on itunes I can see why she is doing so well.I haven't really liked any of the previous winners of singing contests but I think that Leona Lewis has a great future ahead of her in music.

Friday, April 4, 2008

New kids on the block reunion

I used to love these guys when I was a kid but I don't think I would be interested in seeing them now,my musical tastes have changed quite a bit since then.

Prince Philip on hospital

I really hope he will have a speedy recover as he is one of my favourite royals and someone whose writings I greatly admire.

Tape scandal

This is horrible I really think he should be throw out of the party or at least disciplined in some way but it doesn't seem like that is going to happen.It's awful that some one would think let alone say such hurtful things.I suppose there may be many people with those opinions but at least they are not in public office and Tom Lukiwski hopeful won't be there much longer himself.