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Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil

Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil

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History of climate change science Aspect of the history of science The history of the scientific discovery of climate change began in the early 19th century when ice ages and other natural changes in paleoclimate were first suspected and the natural greenhouse effect was first identified. In the late 19th century, scientists first argued that human emissions of greenhouse gases could change the climate. Mom Abandons Her Baby, Now Watch What The Cameraman Does. UNBELIEVABLE! It all started one sunny spring morning, when a YouTube user named Darius watched two baby whitetail deer being born in his backyard. He noticed of the babies had an injured leg and struggled to keep up with Mom. Sadly, the baby’s mother and sibling abandoned him right there on Darius’ property. Knowing the baby would surely die on her own, the homeowner — and passionate animal lover — decided to take in the fragile fawn and nurse her back to health.

Vivienne Westwood: climate change, not fashion, is now my priority Fashion's nonconformist queen, Dame Vivienne Westwood, is to hold back on business expansion to reconcile her fashion empire with her strong ecological beliefs and her concerns about mass production. She will concentrate instead on producing "quality not quantity" and continue to use her high-profile brand to put forward her political beliefs. Launching a photo-campaign to promote Greenpeace's efforts to Save the Arctic, backed by George Clooney and singers Chris Martin and Paloma Faith, the designer said she wanted to concentrate on preserving and improving what her company already does, despite recent success in China and the US.

In The 1950s, Wives Were Expected To Do THIS For Their Husbands. This Is Crazy?!? It’s so fascinating to learn about how people used to live — especially when we discover that not much has really changed. However, sometimes you come across some old traditions that you simply can’t believe people ever followed — like these odd dating rituals throughout history. But what women in the 1950s were expected to do for their husbands? Well, those traditions have certainly flown right out the window! Yvon Chouinard - 1% for the Planet Yvon Chouinard is an American mountain climber, environmentalist, passionate activist, itinerant adventurer and iconoclastic outdoor industry businessman. His company, Patagonia, which was founded in 1973, is known for its environmental and social initiatives. Chouinard is also an avid surfer, skier, kayaker, gardener and falconer and is particularly fond of Tenkara fly-fishing.

And the Oscar goes to… This is a ready-made, video-based lesson you can use with your upper-intermediate / advanced students. Copy and paste whatever you want, to your heart’s content! It’s yours to use. The activities have never been tested, so any feedback is most welcome. A Discuss 1-6 in pairs. The last surviving sea silk seamstress Each spring, under the cover of darkness and guarded by members of the Italian Coast Guard, 62-year-old Chiara Vigo slips on a white tunic, recites a prayer and plunges headfirst into the crystalline sea off the tiny Sardinian island of Sant’Antioco. Using the moonlight to guide her, Vigo descends up to 15m below the surface to reach a series of secluded underwater coves and grassy lagoons that the women in her family have kept secret for the past 24 generations. She then uses a tiny scalpel to carefully trim the razor-thin fibres growing from the tips of a highly endangered Mediterranean clam known as the noble pen shell, or pinna nobilis.

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See the Ingenious Ways People Are Making Vegan Leather Gloves, handbags, wallets, watches, you name it: There’s a laundry list of accessories that have traditionally been made from leather—yes, the unfortunate kind that was originally the skin of an animal. And as PETA’s recent dog-leather investigation demonstrates, this could mean a lifetime of misery for animals just like the ones we share our homes with, not to mention indicating trouble for the environment, considering the huge amounts of feed, pastureland, water, and fossil fuels required to turn animal skins into accessories. Not to fret, friends—it’s officially 2015, and the “leather” industry is being redefined with sustainable vegan materials that will replace cow and dog skin permanently. Vegan Leather 1: Mushrooms