Category Archives: Environment

Loy Krathong the Day After

Loi Krathong has long been Thailand’s most beautiful festival. Not anymore in Pattaya. Few girls and women were dressed in the traditional costume. The police banned fireworks. Their marine patrols gathered the krathong offerings less than 20 meters from shore. No one was allowed to light a fire balloon, perhaps the most exotic image to […]

Going Up Country – Thai Style

Back in the 60s Canned Heat had a small hit GOING UP COUNTRY. “Going up country, baby, do you want to come along?” After Altamont longhairs abandoned the rip-offs, bummers, and downers of the big cities to establish Aquarian communes in the hinterland offering free love, organic food, and reefer to establish a democracy on […]

Plastic Bags Forever

Scientists have reported that ocean currents have created a Sargasso Sea of plastic in the Northern Pacific. The expanse of waste products is approximately the size of Texas. No one wants to add their hand in this phenomena, but everything made of earth seems to be wrapped in plastic. Most of it ends up in […]

Doomed But Not Done

Mankind might well be on the precipice. We are seemingly doomed by man-made climate change , but that doesn’t mean we have to give up. Cut your energy costs by shutting off the lights, the voodoo transformers, and curtail your driving to a minimum. The money you save is money stolen from the energy companies. […]

Big Coal Burn Burn

On Oct. 28, 1948 Donara PA was blanketed by a deadly smog inversion, killing at least 20 citizens of the town run by US Steel, which claimed the pollution was an act of God. This environmental disaster forced people to rethink the control of clean air standards and led to the creation of the EPA. […]