Trees sleep! It’s true! “It was a very clear effect, and applied to the whole tree,” says András Zlinszky of the Centre for Ecological Research in Tihany, Hungary. “No one has observed this effect before at the scale of whole trees, and I was surprised by the extent of the changes.”… Read the rest
Our friends at the Sustany Foundation remind you to “Vote YES on 4 for your right to Solar Energy! There are dueling efforts in the solar energy marketplace going on in Florida. It is important that you understand the difference in each of the solar ballot issues.… Read the rest
Growing up on the sailboat Sahai I watched in sorrow as the environment was destroyed before my eyes. Vibrant reefs packed with bright, darting fish and animals of all varieties became dead zones by the time I went to college. Now a cruise ship merrily spews dirty crap through the once-mythical Northwest Passage. … Read the rest
St. Petersburg, won the world record for the most sunny days in a row: 768 days from February 9, 1967 to March 17, 1969. Just sayin … that’s why they call it Sunshine City! See what all the fuss is about 7:00 tonight at the Palladium Side Door at a FREE reading of my new musical Sunshine City!… Read the rest
Now this is really strange … and really interesting! Is it post-humanism or trans-humanism or a strange fetish that has Thomas Thwaites investigating what it might be like to live as a goat.
“He set a goal of crossing the Swiss Alps, and found a sympathetic goatherd who was willing to let him live amongst his herd in September 2014.… Read the rest
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Manta rays, 40 stories high. Blue whales swimming hundreds of feet above the city streets. The vision of Academy Award® winning, RACING EXTINCTION director Louie Psihoyos and world-renowned visual artist Travis Threlkel (Chief Creative Officer of Obscura Digital), this projection event on one of the world’s most iconic buildings will catalyze a movement to preserve the real treasure of our beautiful planet: its life.… Read the rest
Environmentalists furious with President Barack Obama’s continued support for Arctic drilling on Saturday descended on the White House and paddled onto waterways across the United States united in a call to end this dangerous expansion of our fossil fuel energy system.
A new study by University of East Anglia researchers confirms what numerous Indigenous communities have long charged: gigantic hydroelectric dam construction projects are not environmentally friendly, as proponents claim, but in fact pose a profound threat to biodiversity and life in the Amazon.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have seen explosive growth because of their stunning 99 percent price drop in the past quarter century. As a result, the other form of solar power — concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) — is a small fraction of the solar market.… Read the rest
Out with the guns, in with the wildlife! That is the plan for military bases in Germany. Sixty-two disused military bases on what used to be the edge of the Iron Curtain in West Germany will be turned into bio reserves for rare eagles and woodpeckers, as well as threatened bats and beetles and other critters.… Read the rest
The southern Khasi and Jaintia hills are humid and warm, crisscrossed by swift-flowing rivers and mountain streams.… Read the rest