Water Monster, Axoloti, of Mexico City Nears Extinction

November 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

Mexico City's water monster, an Axoloti salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum), is about one foot long (30cm). According to scientists at the Chapultepec Zoo, the monster is about to go extinct because its lake habitat is draining, the water quality is deteriorating and non-native fish species started eating its eggs and larva, and competing for its food. The Muppet-looking critter is also known as ...

Tuatara, the Last Living Relative of the Dinosaurs, Nesting in New Zealand

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

There is one lesson in history that really man should look closely at and that is the story of the dinosaurs and their extinction. The fact that we as a race are as dominant today as the mighty creatures were once on the planet and they were indeed wiped out in a flash is something to keep in mind. The ...

Maaz Al Shami (Damascene Goat) is the Most Beautiful Goat in the World

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

I know, Our Father Who art in Heaven is the start of the model prayer in the Holy Book, but Our Goat!? Yeah, we love animals here are Greenpacks. But a goat? The most beautiful goat? Come on! I know when a guy IS a goat, but do people really stand around, cast ballots, do their darnedest to raise goats ...

Green Prison Farms, or Learning Behind Bars

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

There's a green prison farm, the Cedar Creek Corrections Center, about 25 miles outside Olympia, the capital of Washington state, where inmates, murderers and elsewise, are being used to cultivate the green prison farms. [caption id="attachment_2425" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="A medium-security inmate at the Cedar Creek Corrections Center, uses a botanical keybook to identify moss as part of a forest conservation ...

2050 – Most of Asia’s Electricity Needs Met by Clean Energy

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

The "Energy (R)evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook" says that two-thirds of Asia's electricity needs can be met by renewable energy sources by 2050. If so, the aggressive investment could create an annual $360 billion industry worldwide and save $18 trillion in future fuel costs. I wonder if the men and women punched their calculators to determine how many people depending ...

Methane Gas Levels on the Rise

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

Methane gas is 25 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2. Methane is produced by wetlands, rice paddies, cattle and gas and coal industries. It is held into check by a reaction with the hydroxyl free radical (OH) and according to a team led by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, methane gas in the atmosphere is on ...

Final Verdict: Human Activity Undeniably Caused the Climate Change at the Poles

November 3, 2008 / No Comments

Whenever there is a scientific theory or even an assumption, the most obvious effect of it, is the appearance of the skeptics. It is such people who have always maintained that the humans as a race were over-reacting to the phenomenon of 'global warming' and that it was just a natural cycle of the Earth that was causing climate changes. But ...

Oetzi the 5300-year-old Mummy – an Unknown Branch of Human Family Tree

November 3, 2008 / No Comments

A 5300-year-old mummified body of a man whom scientists have fondly named as Oetzi, has really altered our understanding of the human family tree and its gene pool with a DNA pattern that shows that he did not belong to any known branch of human family tree. Oetzi was found preserved in the ice of the Eastern Alps in 1991 and ...

Green Milestone For GreenPacks – 500 Articles

October 31, 2008 / 1 Comment

Well it's actually 501 when this one gets published on the front page. A couple of minutes ago, I just looked "inside" GP and I was pleasantly surprised to see that "You have 500 posts". That's our good deed. That's how we try to be better stewards for our Planet, for the environment we spend our lives in. It's been more than ...

UK’s Royal Society Explores Adventurous New Ways to Curb Global Warming

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

Global warming is one phenomenon that has pretty much grown into the biggest demon the planet is trying to get off of its back and not too surprisingly, we have not been all that successful till today. Despite growing concerns over how the greenhouse gases must be controlled and their volume curbed, it seems the progress is either too slow or ...