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Canada mapping out underground water

April 8, 2009 / No Comments

Canada's scientists are busy mapping the underground water supplies across the country. The scientists want to provide policy makers with info to develop water conservation laws. Image by esprit-de-sel Canada is, for the first time, using such advanced tools as: computer modeling satellite imagery airborne geophysical surveys. The last national mapping study of aquifers was in 1967. The group has been at it since 2003. There are ...

Spectacular Sky Shows – Auroras, Halos, Mirages, Arcs, and Moonbows

April 8, 2009 / 2 Comments

My son is a painter. He spends hours over the course of days trying to create a new painting. He uses a live model, searches out props and waits patiently for the paint to dry before adding layers. It's tedious work, but he gives much effort to it in hopes of producing a first class piece of art that is ...

2400+ Cities Across the Planet to Go Dark for Earth Hour

March 26, 2009 / No Comments

A huge movement that packs plenty of fanfare and significance,  Earth Hour is an annual worldwide event— much needed from a green outlook. For people to understand the significance of energy (consumption) and the major role it plays, this year more than 2400 cities are going to do their good deed. Original image by sacharules When is Earth Hour? Created by the WWF ...

UN Reports: Plunging Towards a Water Crisis

March 13, 2009 / No Comments

It is sometimes hard to believe that we ignore some of humanities most basic necessities in search of greater gains that actually cause more harm than good to the planet. Water is the harbinger for all civilized life and it seems that our utter disdain and disregard for this simple fact of life is going to cost us dearly in ...

The Earth’s 10 Most Amazing Holes

March 9, 2009 / 12 Comments

Beautiful pics of the Earth's 10 most amazing holes. 1. The Darvaza Gas Crater - Turkmenistan A drilling rig fell into the hole in 1971 allowing natural gas to escape. Worried that poisonous gasses were being released, it was decided to let it burn. It has been burning now for these 29 years.

Green Inspiration: Breathtaking Meadows

February 11, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dare to trash it?"][/caption] Trying to educate or make people aware that we should be good stewards to our environment is not an easy task. I can't think of any good reason, but it's a fact. However, I'm trying to do as much as possible to change that. How? With images that will fuel your creative thinking ...

Crude Oil Recession: Oil Demand in US Drops to 2003 Levels

February 4, 2009 / No Comments

Irrespective of the reasons that have contributed to this, it is indeed heartening to see that the amount of crude oil that is being used currently in the US, has dropped to the consumption levels of 2003. According to the American Petroleum Institute, demand for oil in the U.S. in 2008 went down by 6% to 19.4m barrels/day. And while that ...

Facts About Electric Storms (with Pictures)

January 22, 2009 / 3 Comments

Sing along with me, "You light up my life." I love an electric storm. Of course, I love them when they are "over there" and not "over here." I can remember standing in a plain in the Midwest of the United States enthralled by the show. A couple of years ago I took some friends to Glacier Point in Yosemite National ...

The Best Job in The World, Island Caretaker Needed

January 14, 2009 / 4 Comments

Have you ever thought what's the best job in the world? We've "conducted research" and can say for certain that you'll have to be an island caretaker. Tourism Queensland is looking for a person who's willing to look after Australia's Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, the jewel in the crown of the Whitsunday Islands. The successful applicant will ...

Malaysia to Use Satellite Monitoring to Stop Illegal Logging

January 13, 2009 / 1 Comment

Illegally logged trees amount to one-third of all forest area that is cleared in Malaysia each year according to the World Wildlife Fund. An insanely large amount of lush green forest area is being simply destroyed. That is exactly the reason why the Malaysian government is doing all it can to ensure that illegal logging is stopped with immediate effect. Operation ...