There is a saying from a famous Buddhist master that the miracle of life is not being able to walk on water but on being able to walk on the Earth. This came to mind as I read an introduction by Prince Charles in What has nature ever done for us?, Tony Juniper's new book on the importance of natural capital. How a sense of sacred can help sustainable business | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional
‘Discovery ultimately could lead to better climate understanding and prediction’ Is Earth really a sort of giant living organism as the Gaia hypothesis predicts? A new discovery made at the University of Maryland may provide a key to answering this question. ‘UMD Finding May Hold Key to Gaia Theory of Earth as Living Organism’
How much water is there on Earth, from USGS Water Science for Schools water information site All Earth's water, liquid fresh water, and water in lakes and rivers View full size As you know, the Earth is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet?
Call for Arctic geoengineering as soon as possible - environment - 12 December 2011 It's the most urgent call for geoengineering yet: begin cooling the Arctic by 2013 or face runaway global warming. But the warning – from a voice on the scientific fringe – may be premature, according to experts contacted by New Scientist. John Nissen, a former software engineer who has become alarmed at the possibility of reaching a climate "tipping point" argued for Arctic geoengineering as soon as possible in a poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco last week. "We've got to pull out all the stops to prevent a runaway situation," Nissen says.
New molecule could help cool planet
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by Maria Popova What rainforest tribes in the jungle have to do with reindeer swimmers in the Arctic. What are the secrets of this amazing planet we call home, and what exactly is our place in it? Human Planet: BBC Unravels the Secrets of Earth
Beautiful waterfall of West Virginia - Yahoo! News Photos
Offers $1 Million Reward to First to Make In Vitro Meat | PETA.org UPDATE: Since 2008, when PETA first announced a $1 million prize for the first laboratory to use chicken cells to create commercially viable in vitro (test tube) meat, researchers—including teams at the University of Missouri and the Netherlands’ University of Maastricht—have made enormous headway in the test-tube meat competition, with a test-tube hamburger taste test on the horizon.
Richter Scale" Whenever a major earthquake is in the news, you'll probably hear about its Richter scale rating.