INCREDIBLE PLACES. Hiking. The Arctic (cooler than a polar bear's toenails) Climate change. Nature photos. Birding. Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed. Billions of people in cities around the world are exposed to dangerous air, but pollution levels vary widely – and the fast-growing cities of Asia and Africa are the worst affected.
Google Search. How not to save the world: five wrong 'right things to do' The world is a confusing place, fraught with danger and despair.
We all want to do the right thing by the planet, but often it's difficult to determine exactly how to do that. Indeed, the road to global warming hell is paved with good intentions. In 2016, research emerged that showed how even the most apparently harmless human activities can have unexpectedly severe consequences. To help us all live better lives next year, therefore, here are five things you probably thought were helping make the world a better place, but actually aren't. Feeding wild birds. Patterns in nature. Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world.
These patterns recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns include symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, foams, tessellations, cracks and stripes. Early Greek philosophers studied pattern, with Plato, Pythagoras and Empedocles attempting to explain order in nature. The modern understanding of visible patterns developed gradually over time. In the 19th century, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau examined soap films, leading him to formulate the concept of a minimal surface. Community Powered Photo-led Exploration to Indian Wilderness. New map reveals shattering effect of roads on nature. Rampant road building has shattered the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, a new study has revealed.
The researchers warn roadless areas are disappearing and that urgent action is needed to protect these last wildernesses, which help provide vital natural services to humanity such as clean water and air. The impact of roads extends far beyond the roads themselves, the scientists said, by enabling forest destruction, pollution, the splintering of animal populations and the introduction of deadly pests. New roads also pave the way to further exploitation by humans, such as poaching or mining, and new infrastructure. Environment. Club of Rome′s new book reads like an eco manifesto. The Club of Rome's new report includes some drastic claims.
The think tank's mission is to reinvent prosperity through managing economic growth, reducing unemployment and inequality, and addressing climate change. Its new hardcover "One percent growth is enough" was officially launched in Berlin on Tuesday (13.09.2016). The calls for action do come from experts - the organization has more than four decades of experience. The think tank's 1972 book "The Limits of Growth" brought it to prominence internationally. Its members include entrepreneurs, scientists, industrialists and other prominent figures. Green Gone Wrong. “Well written and exhaustively reported.”
–New York Times “The climate crisis is far too urgent to squander another decade on false solutions. National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development - Contents. Will change the curriculum to create environmental consciousness: Javadekar - Social News XYZ. New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that he will update the existing educational curriculum with environmental issues for creating awareness among the future generations.
"We will change the curriculum to bring in environment consciousness, through alertness about environment and sustainability. That is why we are making change at our end because this concerns the future generations," Javadekar said through a video message at the Valedictory session of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) here. Javadekar said that though he was not the Environment Minister anymore, he will keep contributing to the environment through education, the department that falls under his ministry. Earth Love Fund. The Sustainability Secret. Director’s Note: The science and research done on the true impacts of animal agriculture is always growing.
The statistics used in the film were based on the best information we had available while producing the film. We will continually update this list with further resources as they become available Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. Is Eating Organic Really Better for You and the Environment? On average, organic food items are 47 percent more expensive than standard supermarket fare—but thanks to their purported health and environmental benefits, many shoppers still splurge on them.
In fact, the total retail market for organic products in the United States was valued at over $39 billion in 2016. But while the organic industry means big business for farmers and food companies, the question still remains: Are organic foods actually better for both you and the environment? In the video below, AsapSCIENCE co-creator and host Mitchell Moffit explains why eating organic may not be the panacea most people think it is. Contrary to popular belief, an organic diet isn't chemical-free. Environmental lab explores intersection of art, science. LENS: Stories for a Changing Planet UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Thursday 2 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
FREE A new program is moving North and South Campus closer together. UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies seeks to bridge the gap between the humanities and sciences at UCLA. Housed within the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, it combines environmental studies with art, media and narrative storytelling, said Ursula Heise, an English professor. LENS will celebrate its official opening Thursday with a conference at the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center and launch party at the Fowler Museum.
Environmental Law Australia. Weather Underground. Report this ad why ads? Weather Webcams Add Your Webcam My Webcams quiet1au's Webcam Updated: 9:50 AM GMT on April 07, 2016 (9 minutes ago) Monthly Overview View the Webcam Directory Current Conditions. When This Boat Crew Realized What They Were Seeing, It Was Almost Too Late To Escape. We don’t really think about it on a daily basis, but the Earth is still changing all the time. It just happens so slowly that we can’t really perceive it. But every now and then, things speed up… a lot. Recently, the crew of the Maiken was enjoying a leisurely sail through the South Pacific when they spotted a strange discoloration on the water. Eco-Friendly Nation of Bhutan Celebrates the Birth of Its Prince By Planting 108,000 Trees.
The kingdom of Bhutan recently planted an impressive 108,000 trees across the country to commemorate the birth of their crown prince. On February 5th, it was announced that King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuc and Queen Jetsun Pema added another member to their royal family. Since trees are seen as the source of life in Buddhist tradition, a tree planting ceremony was held for the newborn just one month after his birth. Exactly 108,000 trees were set aside for planting, as "108" is a sacred number in Buddhism. In fact, each sapling itself represents a prayer for the strength, wisdom, and health of the baby boy. Since Bhutan follows a policy of Gross National Happiness as one of the happiest countries in the world, its citizens also decided to plant a Happiness Garden in the capital city of Thimphu.
Above photo via Jetsun Pema. Brazil dam disaster: judge freezes assets of miners BHP and Vale. A judge has frozen the Brazilian assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale SA after determining their joint venture Samarco was unable to pay for widespread damage caused by the bursting of a dam at its mine last month. In a ruling issued late on Friday, the judge in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais determined that Vale and BHP could be held responsible for the disaster at the iron ore mine, for which the government is demanding 20bn reais ($5bn) in compensation. Vale and BHP each said they had not yet been notified about the decision. The companies are able to appeal. The dam rupture , which turned into Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster, killed 16 people, left hundreds homeless and polluted a river 800km (500-miles) long that flows across two states.
Science Officially Debunks Chemtrails, But the Conspiracy Will Likely Live On. Observer review: The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock. Three Win Innovation Challenge To Reduce Pollution In Delhi – Environmental change. Home - DELWP. Protecting Victoria's Environment - Biodiversity 2036. Ghost Town Coffee Roasters. The town of Armero was located 100 miles from Bogota in Colombia’s most fertile agricultural region. Nature. How a numbers man and a botanist are helping business go green. IUCN - Home. See how much the world has physically changed since you were born. Hint: It's more than you realize. Research Shows Plants Are Sentient. Will We Act Accordingly?
Research continues to verify the intelligence of plants. The Trees Talk. The trees are most likely talking over your head. Plant Behavior. The Society for Plant Neurobiology was formed after the First International Symposium on Plant Neurobiology was held in Florence in 2005. Coranderrk Bushland Reserve. The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun. Olinda weather. Learning for Sustainability - a clearinghouse for resources that help people collaborate and innovate. Research on Place and Space. Chasing Ice movie reveals largest iceberg break-up ever filmed - video. CarbonExpo-Combet-Presentation-20121109.pdf (application/pdf Object) Data Center - Climate, Energy, and Transportation. Carbon Trust – independent experts on carbon reduction. Melbourne Water : Rivers and Creeks : River Health : Measuring Environmental Condition of Rivers : Index of River Condition. Victoria Water Resource Data Warehouse Home. Pollution Locator: USA.
Over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released by industry into the nation's environment each year, including 72 million pounds of recognized carcinogens. Scorecard can give you a detailed report on chemicals being released from any of 20,000 industrial facilities, or a summary report for any area in the country. TRI and Superfund Environmental Maps. National Pollutant Inventory home page. Environment. Environment News. Peri-Urban Permaculture On The Basalt Plains. Happy Planet Index. 50 Doomiest Graphs of 2010. Organic Farming Research Foundation. Eco - shout. About Us. Earth 100 Million Years From Now. Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let's Start by Ditching "It" by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Secret life of plants. Sustaining River Life > Home.
Research findings back up Aboriginal legend on origin of Central Australian palm trees. The biggest story in the world podcast. I Have Issues Sleeping At Home, So I Pack My Sleeping Bag And Go To The Mountains. Be An Unfucker. Great Barrier Reef will deteriorate further after decision to dump spoil from Abbot Point, former marine park official says. Why is the ozone hole in the less polluted southern hemisphere? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science) Texas man hospitalized after bullet bounces off armadillo. The longest floating structure in history is about to hit the ocean. It might fix a big problem. The Portrayal of Natural Environment in the Evolution of the Ecological Public Health Paradigm. You searched for what is - Eco Traveller Guide. World's oldest stone tools predate humans. Glogin?URI= Best Landmarks in the World - Travelers’ Choice Awards. 18 Photos Proving That We Are In Danger. Glogin?URI= What happens when you flush a plane toilet? Theconversation. Jaguars among species 'virtually extinct' in Brazil's Atlantic forest.
Legless lizard at risk of joining Australia's extinct species list – video. Government to pick single site to store Australia’s nuclear waste within a year. N. Friends of Lane Cove National Park Inc. (FoLCNP) Log In.