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Want Sustainable Designs? ...think Biomimicry

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2018

Want Sustainable Designs? ...think Biomimicry

Biomimicry offers endless ideas for sustainable design.

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3 Earth Day Thoughts

22

Apr

2018

3 Earth Day Thoughts

3 Perspectives for Earth Day 2018

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The Conservation Alliance

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When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is Green not a Good Thing?

When is "green" a bad thing? Answer: When it comes from toxic algae.

4 Aug 2014

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Environmental Art

Environmental Art 15 January 2018

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia and Sustainability 31 December 2017

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia shows how to apply sustainability in business practice.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From 22 December 2017

Where Good Ideas Come From

A clever storyteller suggests an answer.

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Once in a Very Blue Moon

Friday's full moon was the second one to occur in August. The event attracted skywatchers and it will be the last blue moon until July 2015. Two images capture the somewhat rare celestial event nicely: a NASA image, slightly color enhanced, shows the moon with subtle shades of blue---a real characteristic of the lunar surface due to a high content of titanium oxide and iron---and an artistic image of Mt. Hood, Oregon captured on the night of August 31st with a dusky blue sky.     ...
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Once in a Very Blue Moon

Friday's full moon was the second one to occur in August. The event attracted skywatchers and it will be the last blue moon until July 2015. Two images capture the somewhat rare celestial event nicely: a NASA image, slightly color enhanced, shows the moon with subtle shades of blue---a real characteristic of the lunar surface due to a high content of titanium oxide and iron---and an artistic image of Mt. Hood, Oregon captured on the night of August 31st with a dusky blue sky.     ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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