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Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acres of jungle that Payeng planted — single-handedly. The Times of India recently caught up with Payeng in his remote forest lodge to learn more about how he came to leave such an indelible mark on the landscape. It all started way back in 1979, when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. "The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. While it's taken years for Payeng's remarkable dedication to planting to receive some well-deserved recognition internationally, it didn't take long for wildlife in the region to benefit from the manufactured forest.

The Damned Trilogy Plot summary[edit] Two major alien civilizations, the Amplitur (a squid-like species with telepathic and mind-controlling abilities - which they couch as "suggestions") and The Weave (a confederacy of more or less equal species), have been fighting a war for several millennia. The Amplitur are attempting to join all sentient species in what they call the "Purpose", an alliance which they "guide" to some unknown (even to them) end. The Weave is a group of species allied in opposition to the Purpose. Most of the fighting takes place on planetary surfaces, and is relatively restrained in terms of destruction, the purpose of the war being to convince and control one's opponents rather than destroy them. However, most sentient species in the galaxy have evolved to be incapable of committing violence against other sentients (violence of any sort being most un-civilized, but against another sentient being a [literally] unthinkable crime), which leaves a shortage of warriors on both sides.

Cultiver des plantes sauvages Par où commencer ? Organiser 1 Identifiez les conditions climatiques propres à l’espace de culture : ensoleillé, ombragé, venté ou non, exposé à la pluie ou non, etc. 2 Choisissez les plantes qui répondent à ces contraintes ou attendez que les plantes colonisent spontanément les jardinières (approche non interventionniste). 3 Choisissez les contenants en fonction des exigences des plantes. Certaines ont peu d’exigences en eau parce qu’elles disposent de racines profondes. 4 Il faudra aussi choisir les substrats appropriés (milieu dans lequel vont pousser vos plantes): l’ortie n’a ainsi pas les mêmes exigences que le sedum âcre même si ces deux plantes poussent spontanément à Paris. Exemple de jardinières favorables à la faune et flore sauvage Une jardinière de plantes de friche - Substrat : terreau avec apport régulier de marc ou engrais organique (lombricompost par exemple) - Exposition : ensoleillée, mi-ombre - Profondeur du contenant minimum : 20 cm Une jardinière de plantes de prairie sèche

A New Dawn 13th Jun 2013; 13:00 Listen to the audio (full recording including audience Q&A) Please right-click link and choose "Save Link As..." to download audio file onto your computer. There will an edited high-res video version of the talk available in a couple of weeks time, and if you subscribe to our channel on YouTube - you'll get automatically notified whenever there's a new video. RSA Thursdays Award-winning Hollywood film producer Simon Lewis’ life was turned upside down when a serious car accident left him severely injured. In a special talk at the RSA, Simon Lewis shares his remarkable personal story of recovery, and explores what he sees as society’s most urgent problem - the many threats to learning and consciousness - revealing what is already possible to nurture minds and change lives. Speaker: Simon Lewis, film and television producer and author of Rise and Shine Chair: Dr Suzy Walton, RSA Trustee

Jeff's Lunchbreak: Physical Comparison of Humans to Other Animals Not too long ago, I made a blog entry, Request for Information - Physical Comparison of Humans to Animals I actually did receive some feedback in the form of e-mail, which inspired me to do more research. In the course of which, I found the paper, Differential scaling of locomotor performance in small and large terrestrial mammals, written by Jose (Pepe) Iriarte-Diaz, which was published in the JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 205 (18): 2897-2908 SEP 2002. Anyway, as part of his research into animal locomotion, he had compiled a large set of data of mammal max running speeds along with their body mass and length. This was exactly the type of thing I was looking for in order to characterize how humans compare to other animals. There is a very good summary of the study by PZ Meyers on his Pharyngula Arhcive, and another good one at the UCI Biomechanics site. Since the above two pages cover the article very well, I won't go into it in much detail. Fig. 1.

EIC - L'écologie industrielle et territoriale ? Le concept de l'écologie industrielle et territoriale (EIT) est de s'inspirer (sans le copier) du fonctionnement des écosystèmes naturels. Elle propose aux acteurs territoriaux et économiques un outil leur permettant de répondre de manière concrète aux enjeux incontournables pour l'avenir de la société : réchauffement climatique, disponibilité des ressources, mobilité, relocalisation des activités,... L’EIT part d’un double constat : l’utilisation qui est faite des ressources, aussi bien renouvelables que non renouvelables, n’est pas optimale, les décideurs ne disposent pas encore d’une connaissance opérationnelle et chiffrée des ressources apportées sur et à portée de leur territoire. La stratégie opérationnelle de l'EIT passe donc d'abord par des analyses de flux et stock de ressources (AFSR) permettant d’apporter une vision précise du fonctionnement d’un territoire, des ressources disponibles ou à mobiliser.

Global Philosophy: Ashok Gangadean at TEDxWilmington | Home | title separators | are | the | coolest Produire et consommer en France en 2030 Quels seront les modes de production et de consommation de demain? Des comportements aujourd'hui émergents constituent sans doute des signaux faibles de transformation en cours. Constatant la nécessité de développer des modes de production et de consommation économes en ressources, Futuribles International lance une étude qui vise à repérer les comportements émergents pour en estimer les perspectives de développement. Au-delà du repérage, il s’agira d’estimer les perspectives de développement de ces modes de production et de consommation émergents pour envisager leurs implications économiques (quelles modifications de la chaîne de valeur ?), sociales (quelles évolutions de l’emploi, du travail, des relations sociales ?) Programme et souscription Informations complémentaires Interview et intervention d'Hugues de Jouvenel au Forum de l'économie collaborative de Bordeaux