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A Journey through Climate History

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Garbage If your habits resemble those of average Americans, you generate about 4.6 pounds of solid trash per day. This adds up to big trouble for the environment. Americans are generating waste products faster than nature can break them down and using up resources faster than they can be replaced. How can we find ways to meet our current economic and social needs without compromising the ability of our children, and our children's children, to do the same? Sustainable practices: practices that provide ongoing economic and social benefits without degrading the environment. In this exhibit, you can find out how to improve next year's environmental record. Start by learning a few facts about solid waste.

Stellarium National Audubon Society Education empowers individuals to create a healthy and sustainable future for people and for birds and other wildlife. Help Birds. By turning an empty carton into a birdfeeder, you can keep Earth cleaner and greener, and help birds too! Audubon Adventures Audubon’s award-winning classroom and after-school program learn more » Audubon Centers Relax, learn, get involved. Four Corners - 04/08/2008: Tipping Point Reporter: Marian Wilkinson Broadcast: 04/08/2008 While Australians argue about when or whether to confront global warming, the top of the globe is melting away. The Arctic sea ice – sprawled across an area roughly the size of Australia - is in retreat. Scientists now fear that in less than 25 years from now, for the first time in human existence, there will be no sea ice in the North Pole in parts of the summer. These scientists are scrambling to model and measure the pace of the melt and to comprehend the enormity of the consequences – not just for the immediate ecosystem of polar bears and plankton, but for the world’s weather and its ability to feed itself. At the same time governments and corporations scramble to be first at the table for a new resources feast of oil, gas and minerals. Four Corners journeys to the Arctic Circle to explore how the melt is challenging human understanding of global warming. But vanishing sea ice is only part of what worries Macdonald’s colleagues.

Weather New Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. Weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand. Witness the weather extremes caused by El Niño in 1997 and 1998. El Niño raised water temperatures in the Pacific and the effects were felt worldwide: crop failures, disease outbreaks, excess snow, or too little rain. Weather may change on a daily basis, but climate changes over geologic time. Join us as we explore the forces behind the weather.

15 Amazing Animated Short films We all love short animated films, but creating short film is very hard task. Putting whole story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy. Can you imagine? Few films produced after working hard more than 6 years! Here we collected 15 dazzling animated short films for your inspiration. You can find different genres in these movies like heart-touching film One life, frightening film The Passenger. I bet you will love these short animated movies, do let us know your favorite one, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Oscar-nominated film of ‘Granny O’Grimm’, directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke. Oktapodi (2007) In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. This Side Up – A Short Animation by Liron Topaz Oxygen Oxygen tries to make friends on the playground. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe Bunny Animation

Simply Geology Documentary Heaven | Watch Free Documentaries Online Encyclopedia of Earth Citizen Effect One Ocean: The Nature of Things with David Suzuki: CBC-TV One Ocean Download Unity Web Player Get Unity 3D to Play The Unity Web Player enables you to view blazing 3D content created by the Unity gaming engine directly in your browser, and autoupdates as necessary. Download Unity Web Player: Install Now! Experience your 3D interactive online experience with the Unity Web Player It's safe , reliable , and FREE Learn More About Unity Requirements On Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7 On Mac: OS X 10.3.9 or newer

Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials I’ve selected various Photoshop tutorials that I’m liking at the moment for light effects, some have quite cool techniques on how to achieve the end result that can be applied to a million different designs (try and experiment with them), check them out below. You might also enjoy: Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper Windows Vista Aurora Effect Design a Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad NoPattern “Jumper” Effect Mysterious Lighting Effect How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks Creating a Mac-Type Background Luminescent Lines Create a Glowing Light Painting Effect Abstract Dust And Spray Effect Make a dreamy abstract background Digital Bokeh effect Abstract Lines Background Abstract Light Rays Drawing an Abstract Lightbulb How to create 3D abstract circles Comments Do you have any favourite tutorials that you have seen for light effects?

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