Venice Faces Worst Flooding in Two Decades – Climate Change Blamed

December 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

When the Earth fights back, it ain't pretty. What could be worse than too much snow on Mt. Everest? How about too much water in Venice? Venice is suffering from its worst flooding in 22 years. In the Renaissance city water stood more than 1.5 meter deep. Authorities worried that the sea lapping at the lagoon city would rise to ...

Pygmy Tarsiers Reappear Dramatically After 80 Years of Disappearance

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

These are the Pygmy Tarsiers and recently, scientists have found three of these alive in the Indonesian forests. So what is so special about them? Well, the last time someone saw one of these alive was apparently way back in 1921 and while that does not mean they are extinct, it has been hard to find a considerable population of these ...

Evolution of Turtle Shell: The Mystery Gets Cracked Open by Scientists

December 3, 2008 / 3 Comments

Uncovered in south west China last year, Odontochelys semistestacea seems to be the oldest known turtle fossil - believed to date 220 million years back. More important it was used to put back the pieces regarding the evolution of the turtle shell. Since long, paleontologists have been debating over the course of how the turtle developed its shell as some claimed ...

How Green Are You? Reusable Alice in Wonderland Maxi Pads

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

So, you really think you are green, eh? Just how green are you? Fellows, no need to read any further. Ladies - how about reusable maxi pads - made in Japan - where being clean and being eco-friendly go together? The pads, and this is more information than any man would want to know, come in many different designs, including Alice ...

Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina: Breathtaking Grandeur of Ice and Snow

December 3, 2008 / 1 Comment

Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina is one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet, with vast stretches of unending snow-covered peaks and valleys hidden deep in the heart of the mighty and often unforgiving Andes. Both stirring our imagination and challenging our survival skills, this amazing panorama can be as deadly to a lost tourist as it is a ...

Nissan’s FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle)

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

Last week in San Francisco I got to see another car of the future, always in the future that is. Part of Nissan's Green Program the FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) is not only eco-friendly, but also looks pretty good. Right? Meanwhile you can read more about Nissan's Green Program 2010 and some of their Environmental Activities. [gallery]

Gay penguins steal eggs from straight couples, become segregated, ostracized

December 2, 2008 / No Comments

There is a Penguin Gay couple in Harbin, China. The two penguins are trying to steal eggs from straight birds so that they can become 'fathers.' Other birds in the zoo have noticed the deception and are ostracizing the gay twosome. The gay couple placed stones at the feet of parents to try to hide the eggs they stole. The zookeepers now ...

Whale Wars on Animal Planet – Modern Day Pirates

December 2, 2008 / 1 Comment

Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace and helm of the world's most active marine non-profit organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is a modern day pirate. Oh yes, you're reading it right. He's a pirate trying to prevent Japanese ships from killing whales off the coast of Antarctica and so far, together with its crew they spared more than 300. Most ...

Biofashion Show in Columbia

December 2, 2008 / No Comments

Juan Herrera, Cristhian Vargas, Ibeth Jaramillo, Angelica Fernandez, and Pablo Dorado are Colombian fashion designers who know as much about fashion as I reckon any other fashion designer does. It looks good on stage but where you going to wear the things? These folks are different, however, because their fashion is all about bio-themed creations. Cat of nine tails made ...

Modern Animal Cruelty: Chained Bear to Guard House

December 2, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is a good reason why I can't feel for this woman. Sometimes, Russian people want to prove they're tough. One way of doing it is chaining bears to guard their homes, instead of dogs. Not that chaining dogs (or any other animals) is a good thing, but what she does - is SO WRONG. How can people be happy with ...