Posts from ‘December, 2011’

They would poke holes into the colorful bags

According to Edward Humes, in his new book,Garbology, the average American generates 102 tons of trash in a lifetime. That’s twice what we generated in 1960; it’s also twice the per capita rate in Japan today. “Plastic bags have become a poster child for a culture of easy disposability,” says Kathi King, a member of […]

It has been a very rough road

Vivekananda saw an idol of Lord Krishna being taken in a procession. “Look! Krishna is walking towards us!” Vivekananda exclaimed to the man beside him. But the man was skeptical. Similar bulges are generated by the Sun’s gravitational pull, but their effect is usually small compared with those produced by the Moon. The exception is […]