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Melting Antartic Ice a consequence of Global Warming

May 15, 2009 / 2 Comments

The melting of one of the world's largest ice-sheet would alter earth's gravity changing the rotation in space and thereby forcing a rise in sea level along the coasts. A big loss of mass from the Southern Hemisphere would effectively make a pull of gravity stronger in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to a change in the pattern of rotation of ...

The Waning Extravaganza of Reefs in the Coral Triangle

May 14, 2009 / No Comments

The Coral Triangle needs no introduction as nature lovers admire it as one of God’s finest creations. Famous for coral reefs and mangroves, sooner than expected the entire stretch of water could soon lose everything. If by now two-thirds of the coral reefs have already been destroyed by overfishing, industrial waste and climate distortion, everything is expected to be lost unless ...

The World’s Cleanest Countries

April 29, 2009 / 3 Comments

Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network and Yale University's Center for Environmental Law and Policy have come up with a list of the World's Cleanest Countries. [caption id="attachment_4866" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Clean Streets in Geneve, Switzerland"][/caption] Europe claimed 14 of the top 20 environmental performers largely because the Old Continent has "the infrastructure to provide clean drinking water and treat ...

(Lil) Green Patch: Virtual Gardens Could Help Real Rainforests

April 28, 2009 / No Comments

The Nature Conservancy gets a portion of the ad revenue generated by the game, (Lil) Green Patch" on Facebook. The more it is played, the more rainforest gets saved. Who would have thunk? Social media is one of the new fertile grounds for fundraising. It can work, especially if users don't know they are giving. In other words, advertisers are just ...

What’s Wrong with Cherry Blossom Viewing?

April 22, 2009 / No Comments

What could possibly be wrong with cherry blossom viewing? I mean the beauty is fleeting, appears for about a week, is enjoyed for 2-3 days at most. Friends bring something to eat, break out the brew and talk about life and all that has come our way, has passed us by, and is in store for us. What could ...

Lake Chaubunagungamaug in Webster, Massachusetts

April 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is actually a real place in Massachusetts. Also known as Webster Lake, it is the longest place name in the United States and among the longest (6th) in the world. With the name coming from the local Nipmuc Indians, it is believed to mean "Fishing Place at the Boundaries -- Neutral Meeting Grounds." [caption id="attachment_4762" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg"][/caption] Formed ...

Where to Spend EarthDay

April 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

Just around the corner with final arrangements for green concerts, festivals and informational events, more and more people wonder where to spend their time for Earth Day. And although Earth Day should be everyday, our good friends from TreeHugger have come up with a list with the best US cities to hope to be on. 10. Boston [caption id="attachment_4744" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="South ...

World’s 7 Largest Glaciers by Continent

April 17, 2009 / 6 Comments

A large, slow-moving mass of ice that forms where snow falls at a greater rate, glaciers are the largest reservoir of fresh water on Earth. Covering vast areas of the polar region and mountain ranges all over the world, we've decided to hop on a quest to find the largest glacier on each continent. So here they are: North America - ...

Salar De Uyuni: Will Lithium Turn Bolivia Into the Next Middle East?

April 10, 2009 / 7 Comments

The landscape of Salar De Uyuni is a breathtaking sight to behold for travelers from all around the world who go through plenty to witness the true splendor of these salt-filled plains. But those reflective plains which mirror the sky and stretch endlessly as photographer’s delight, could very soon turn into the next Middle East of the world- brazen, abrasive, ...

Shooting the Underwater Delights Off the British Shores

April 9, 2009 / No Comments

Shooting with a camera is probably the best way to help conserve nature. Nothing inspires you more than a magical photograph that conveys the beauty, majesty and sheer brilliance of each of nature’s very special creations. The annual British Society of Underwater Photographers / DIVER Print competition (for the best British print) has thrown up some of the most astonishing and ...