Hope in the Midst of Global Warming

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

After the incredible commercial on global warming with animals that "give up", I think it's refreshing to take a look at some babies ... cubs, kitties, little fellows. There's something about the hope in the eyes of a newborn, human, animal or otherwise that gives us reason to think that everything can still be okay IF we change our ways. Two ...

When Animals Wear Out Their Welcome : Snake Massage

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

We like animals here at GP. I think I have written those words dozens of times if not more. But, there's a line over which I do NOT want the animals to cross. At least not into my world. You can have them, take them away and enjoy them to your heart's content. Just keep them away from me. Who doesn't ...

Beauty and the Beast – Water Dancing

October 26, 2008 / No Comments

I thought cats were afraid of the water. I thought big cats were big afraid of the water. Apparently not. A one-year old tiger jumped in with a female trainer to do a water dance in South Carolina. Yeah! If she called me into the water to dance, I'd go, too. Wouldn't it be cool if animals and people could 'dance' ...

Stop Global Warming Commercial That Gets to You

October 26, 2008 / 1 Comment

Usually seeing a sensitive movie is not really getting me, but this commercial by Quercus - a non-profit trying to raise awareness of Portuguese environmental problems and campaigns against nuclear power, is more than enough for a day. Created by McCann Erickson Portugal and produced by the Seagulls Fly Sao Paulo, the commercial was posted last month on QuercusTV to make ...

Naha Harbor Diner – The Crazy Banyan Treehouse Cafe in Japan

October 25, 2008 / No Comments

The Naha Harbor Diner in Okinawa, Japan, is comfortably perched atop an amazing life-size banyan tree structure, also known as gajumaru, with protruding arms that securely hold this pan-Asian restaurant in place. Overlooking the vast ocean below, this 20 foot banyan tree is built at the entrance of the Onoyama Park in the appropriately named Banyan town shopping center. The café which ...

World’s First Wave Farm in Portugal, Lights up to 1,500 Homes

October 25, 2008 / No Comments

The Portuguese have come up with an innovative technology that can generate energy from the waves created on the sea surface, and the Agucadoura is one such wave farm built off the Portugal coast. The wave farm, which is the first of its kind in the world, consists of three Wave Energy Converters that can generate a total of 2.25MW of ...

Romania’s Green Side : Bike Counting in Timisoara

October 24, 2008 / 2 Comments

Romania is a small country in Eastern Europe, with not much of a success in making the world a better place when it comes to the environment. However, steps are being taken and young people get more and more actively involved in promoting greener technologies and solutions for the cities they live in. With the help of many foundations and eco clubs ...

Suzlon Energy Clarifies on Broken Turbine Blade in the US

October 24, 2008 / No Comments

India-based Suzlon Energy Ltd - the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Asia, announced on Friday that one of their wind turbine blades in the US, suffered an extremely rare and unusual incident, accidental breakage. [caption id="attachment_2064" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Suzlon windmill farm at Chitradurga"][/caption] We're talking about a "single V2 blade on a Suzlon S.88 turbine", while the rest are still operating without ...

England, Wind Power ‘Capital City’ in Europe

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

The north-east of England is soon to become the centre of an enormous wind farm industry that is being proposed to be set up because of its close proximity to the sea. Today with 3GW (a supply enough for 2m homes) of the 75GW of electricity consumed, Britain has come up to the fifth position, leaving behind Denmark in the ...

Sales of Elephant Ivory Banned on eBay

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

It has been declared by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) that a ban on elephant ivory will be brought into force from 1st January 2009. This has been a result of a thorough investigation by the IFAW that more than 7,000 wildlife products were found listed on 183 websites spread over 11 countries and astonishingly 73% of the ...