Friday link round-up
This edition of the Friday link round-up is coming to you from IJsselstein, NL, where I'm visiting my boyfriend for the weekend. So no tid-bits in this edition, and since I missed last weekend, some of these news items may be a bit... stale.
A lovely piece on the late Sir Terry Pratchett from SciLog's Kausik Datta
|Touching tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett from xkcd comics, who passed away yesterday.|
- Major conservation organizations such as the WWF are reporting that numbers of pandas in the wild in China are increasing, but experts are questioning the sampling methods.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Depression - websites that can ease anxiety and depression
- Freshwater pollution is still a major problem in Europe. Germany and Netherlands are the worst offenders, "where more than 90% of fresh water has failed to reach good ecological status."
- Do you have a cat that is a bit stressed out? Time to take Whiskers to the vet and he's not having any of it? Scientists have discovered music formulated to calm cats, and even have a few examples.
- As governments strive for a balance between environmental protection and resource use, ecological restoration is often heralded as the solution. But even initiatives such as planting trees can do more harm than good, as seen in Israel, where endangered biomes are being destroyed to plant trees that don't belong there according to The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.
- Bees victory in pesticide battle - Bayer libel action dismissed
- Opinion: For women, it's the Alberta Disadvantage, from the Edmonton Journal
- Designing Safe Cities for Women
- How to solve the problem of invasive species once they've already invaded? Eat them, of course.
- Interested in trying out a vegan lifestyle, but unsure about what you would cook? Three rad vegan chefs share their inspiration (and recipes).