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Hello and welcome to this little green space in the chaotic interwebs universe!

It is my humble hope to contribute what I can to keep you informed on all things to do with the natural world and how we humans interact with it.

Please keep making weekly rounds to find all sorts of information tidbits, including:

- published articles and videos featuring environmental issues

- images that are great examples of the beauty that is nature

- personal anecdotes from my mildly amusing life (these may more may not be relative with the theme of this blog)

So browse around, forgive my lack of blogging savvy for now and always remember to reduce, re-use and recycle!

Cheers



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It’s Earth Day today, so let’s showcase the awesomeness of our planet! Post a picture that YOU have taken and let’s see the world from your point of view. Happy Earth Day, everyone!

It’s Earth Day today, so let’s showcase the awesomeness of our planet! Post a picture that YOU have taken and let’s see the world from your point of view. Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Tagged: happy earth dayEarthDaynaturenatural worldnatural beautyinsectsawesome planetliving things

Brilliant! Innovation strikes again in the quest for sustainable energy. 
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Solar energy after the sun has set? Scientists use nanotubes to solve the storage conundrumInnovative ‘photoswitches’ tuck away solar energy in molecules that can be endlessly re-used, no matter the time of day.

Brilliant! Innovation strikes again in the quest for sustainable energy. 

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Solar energy after the sun has set? Scientists use nanotubes to solve the storage conundrum
Innovative ‘photoswitches’ tuck away solar energy in molecules that can be endlessly re-used, no matter the time of day.

Tagged: solar energysolar powerenergy storagesustainability

Although I am just a vegetarian, it never hurts to have a vegan meal once in a while! 

Although I am just a vegetarian, it never hurts to have a vegan meal once in a while! 

Tagged: sustainable eatingvegerarianveganhealthy eating

Source: veganthinspo

People need to stop living like they just are ‘one in a million’ and start living with an awareness that they are one of seven billion.
— Myself while on a run this morning. 

Tagged: world populationsustainabilityawarenesshumanitycommunity

An Interesting article about some of our amphibian friends. 

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Salamanders are shrinking as their mountain habitats get warmer, drierIn response to the climate shift of their habitats, salamanders are undergoing a shockingly rapid change in size. The question is whether this is an adaptation, or the first signs of a trend toward extinction.

An Interesting article about some of our amphibian friends. 

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Salamanders are shrinking as their mountain habitats get warmer, drier
In response to the climate shift of their habitats, salamanders are undergoing a shockingly rapid change in size. The question is whether this is an adaptation, or the first signs of a trend toward extinction.

Tagged: salamanderamphibianclimate changeadaptationendangered

Helpful for vegans, vegetarians, and really anyone who wants to cut down on meat and animal products. 

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Vegan grocery list: Top 50 staples for a meat-free dietA well-stocked vegan kitchen can make the difference between ho-hum and hubba hubba when it comes to plant-based cooking and eating.

Helpful for vegans, vegetarians, and really anyone who wants to cut down on meat and animal products. 

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Vegan grocery list: Top 50 staples for a meat-free diet
A well-stocked vegan kitchen can make the difference between ho-hum and hubba hubba when it comes to plant-based cooking and eating.

Tagged: veganvegetariansustainable eatingsustainability

Looks like we have a nautical eco-terrorist on our hands! I doubt BP saw that one coming. 
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Marlin shuts down oil productionThe fish punctured a hose connected to a BP oil tanker, resulting in an estimated $100 million loss.

Looks like we have a nautical eco-terrorist on our hands! I doubt BP saw that one coming. 

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Marlin shuts down oil production
The fish punctured a hose connected to a BP oil tanker, resulting in an estimated $100 million loss.

Tagged: bpoilmarlinocean life

Because I love birding. That is all. 
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Website has everything you need to know about birdsCornell’s Lab of Ornithology launched All About Bird Biology, an interactive online resource for seasoned birders and newbies alike.

Because I love birding. That is all. 

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Website has everything you need to know about birds
Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology launched All About Bird Biology, an interactive online resource for seasoned birders and newbies alike.

Tagged: birdingbirdsbird biologyonline resourcesnature

A visual example of poorly planned and questionable regulations of urban sprawl. Think of all of the land that could still be green space if Mexico City put more efforts into encouraging vertical development rather than horizontal development. 
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Mexico City. Via

A visual example of poorly planned and questionable regulations of urban sprawl. Think of all of the land that could still be green space if Mexico City put more efforts into encouraging vertical development rather than horizontal development. 

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Mexico City. Via

Tagged: urban developmenturban sprawlhuman activityland use

Wow, the things you can compost! Don’t think it is just limited to table scraps. This list shows that most of what you throw away can actually be diverted from the landfill and into community compost bins or personal compost piles. 
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81 things you can compostOur list moves well beyond raw veggies. You’re likely to find a surprise or two.

Wow, the things you can compost! Don’t think it is just limited to table scraps. This list shows that most of what you throw away can actually be diverted from the landfill and into community compost bins or personal compost piles. 

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81 things you can compost
Our list moves well beyond raw veggies. You’re likely to find a surprise or two.

Tagged: compostingrecyclingfoodwastesustainable livingwaste reduction