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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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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

Well done, Chicago! Hope this plan goes through. 

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Method to open greenhouse-topped production plant on Chicago’s South SideThe style-conscious soap wizards at Method unveil plans for a wind- and solar-powered manufacturing facility that will also include rooftop food production.

Well done, Chicago! Hope this plan goes through. 

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Method to open greenhouse-topped production plant on Chicago’s South Side
The style-conscious soap wizards at Method unveil plans for a wind- and solar-powered manufacturing facility that will also include rooftop food production.

Tagged: chicagosolar energywind energyrooftop gardensutainability

This documentary looks very promising! Really, when hasn’t the BBC performed when it comes to bringing the beauty of the natural world into our living rooms? 

Mark your calendars and be sure to give it a look!

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'24 Hours on Earth': A day in the life of our planet
Stunning photography highlights a new BBC documentary that follows the daily drumbeat of light and dark, watching animals make the most of fleeting opportunities.

Tagged: bbc naturenatural worldwildlifebeautiful naturedocumentary

Bringing nature back into urban areas. Fingers crossed this project is successful as it could very well be an inspiration to international cities everywhere!

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London’s Garden Bridge to bring tranquility, foot traffic to the Thames
Joanna Lumley, best known for portraying one of the most morally bankrupt characters in television history, is behind an urban garden/footbridge project in London that’s brilliant, bold and well, absolutely fabulous.

Tagged: urban designurban naturecitieslondongarden bridge

Today is THE day to celebrate this powerful, inspiring, intelligent, resourceful, and for some, spiritual creature that lives in an ecosystem in peril. Increase your knowledge about these mammals and on climate change and expand your appreciation of the planet today and put that Google search engine to work! :)

Happy Polar Bear Day!

Hoolia

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Today is the day for polar bears!

Join in and show your support by taking action on reducing your carbon footprint and raising awareness on polar bears. Feeling like a challenge? Have a go at Polar Bears International’s Thermostat Challenge and let them know how you get on!

What will you be doing today to help polar bears?

Tagged: polar bearclimate changeendangered specieswinternorth polepolar bear day