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How a sense of sacred can help sustainable business | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional. 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.

How a sense of sacred can help sustainable business | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

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. ‘UMD Finding May Hold Key to Gaia Theory of Earth as Living Organism’ ‘Discovery ultimately could lead to better climate understanding and prediction’ Is Earth really a sort of giant living organism as the Gaia hypothesis predicts?

‘UMD Finding May Hold Key to Gaia Theory of Earth as Living Organism’

A new discovery made at the University of Maryland may provide a key to answering this question. How much water is there on Earth, from USGS Water Science for Schools water information site. A Beta version of the new USGS website has been released for public comment.Use the "Feedback" button at bottom of every Beta page to tell us what you think.

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.

Call for Arctic geoengineering as soon as possible - environment - 12 December 2011

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.

New molecule could help cool planet. Lions Green Team. Human Planet: BBC Unravels the Secrets of Earth. By Maria Popova What rainforest tribes in the jungle have to do with reindeer swimmers in the Arctic.

Human Planet: BBC Unravels the Secrets of Earth

What are the secrets of this amazing planet we call home, and what exactly is our place in it? Beautiful waterfall of West Virginia - Yahoo! News Photos. Offers $1 Million Reward to First to Make In Vitro Meat. UPDATE: Although the March 4, 2014, deadline for the prize has now expired, PETA’s in vitro chicken contest was a smashing success!

Offers $1 Million Reward to First to Make In Vitro Meat

Since we announced the prize, laboratory work on in vitro meat has come a long way, and a commercially viable beef hamburger or pork sausage are bound to happen in the not-too-distant future (Dr. Mark Post has already had a taste-testing in London of the prototype). Makes Me Think - MMT - Today's Thought-Provoking Life Stories. Future Timeline | Technology | Singularity | 2020 | 2050 | 2100 | 2150 | 2200 | 21st century | 22nd century | 23rd century | Humanity | Predictions | Events. Richter Scale" Whenever a major earthquake is in the news, you'll probably hear about its Richter scale rating.

Richter Scale"

You might also hear about its Mercalli Scale rating, though this isn't discussed as often. These two ratings describe the power of the earthquake from two different perspectives. The most common standard of measurement for an earthquake is the Richter scale, developed in 1935 by Charles F.