Hanging with Hoolia


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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I did a radio interview! See description below and have a listen :)

Joined by Julia Kole, a Canadian who has spent the past year in Bristol, where she has been studying for an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management. We discuss where Julia’s passion for the environment came from, her course at Bristol, and how south Bristol is making progress towards being a more friendly place for the natural world.

Tagged: SoundCloudTom's Tuesday night clubEnvironmentCanadaJulia KoleUniversity of Bristol

Source: SoundCloud / Tom's Tuesday night club

Yes Toronto! A proud Canadian moment. 

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Toronto yanks brilliant, litterbug-shaming ad campaign
A genius series of ads that chide litterbugs through photos of cleverly positioned rubbish is discontinued due to copyright concerns.

Tagged: Toronto going greenLive Green Torontolitteringcampaign

Give me 3 good reasons why these machines shouldn’t be in every urban city around the world. 
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Beijing straphangers can pay for subway fare by recycling plastic bottlesThe Chinese megapolis expands its incentive-based recycling initiative in which reverse vending machines dole out subway credits in exchange for recyclable plastic containers.

Give me 3 good reasons why these machines shouldn’t be in every urban city around the world. 

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Beijing straphangers can pay for subway fare by recycling plastic bottles
The Chinese megapolis expands its incentive-based recycling initiative in which reverse vending machines dole out subway credits in exchange for recyclable plastic containers.

Tagged: recyclingupcyclingplastic bottlescleaning up cities

Well then, here you have it! 
climateadaptation:

Birds killed per year by energy source. Via U.S. News (trigger warning, written by Alan Neuhauser).
Wind and solar kills about 300k per year. Coal, nearly 8 million. Power lines kill about 12 and 64 million birds per year.
The biggest killer of birds? House cats kill 3 billion birds per year. That’s about 375 of those black bars for coal placed end to end.

Well then, here you have it! 

climateadaptation:

Birds killed per year by energy source. Via U.S. News (trigger warning, written by Alan Neuhauser).

Wind and solar kills about 300k per year. Coal, nearly 8 million. Power lines kill about 12 and 64 million birds per year.

The biggest killer of birds? House cats kill 3 billion birds per year. That’s about 375 of those black bars for coal placed end to end.

Tagged: bird deaths wind turbinescoalenergy sourceRenewable Energy

World's largest ice sheets melting as fast as ever recorded →

Probably not a good sign … 

Tagged: ice sheetsmeltingglobal warmingrising sea levelsglacier

This reminds me of Copenhagen. They can do it there, why not do it here? 
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Floating pool concept invites Londoners to take a dip in the ThamesWildlife has slowly but surely returned to the formerly foul tideway. Is swimming in the Thames next?

This reminds me of Copenhagen. They can do it there, why not do it here? 

mothernaturenetwork:

Floating pool concept invites Londoners to take a dip in the Thames
Wildlife has slowly but surely returned to the formerly foul tideway. Is swimming in the Thames next?

Tagged: restorationeco citieslondonrecreationswimmingsustainability

Too beautiful not to share!

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15 of National Geographic’s most iconic photographs

Tagged: national geographicnature being awesomephotographyBeautiful Planet

Get mesmerized by the awesomeness of nature. 

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11 amazing examples of insect camouflage

Tagged: camouflageadaptationnatureinsectsbeautiful naturenature photography

A very interesting and pretty darn awesome concept! 
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Rescue dogs sniff out endangered speciesBy training shelter dogs to find the scat of threatened species, Conservation Canines is saving the lives of both dogs and wildlife.

A very interesting and pretty darn awesome concept! 

mothernaturenetwork:

Rescue dogs sniff out endangered species
By training shelter dogs to find the scat of threatened species, Conservation Canines is saving the lives of both dogs and wildlife.

Tagged: nature saving natureendangered speciesdogconservationdog rescue

It just makes so much sense! 
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Texas solar farm recruits ‘lambscaping’ team to clear away weedsAt a small San Antonio solar facility, the ovine groundskeeping crew keep things trim and tidy with the aid of split upper lips and 4-chambered stomachs.

It just makes so much sense! 

mothernaturenetwork:

Texas solar farm recruits ‘lambscaping’ team to clear away weeds
At a small San Antonio solar facility, the ovine groundskeeping crew keep things trim and tidy with the aid of split upper lips and 4-chambered stomachs.

Tagged: solar energysolar panelsnatural maintenancegreen living