Siberian Winter Not Cold Enough to Make Swans Migrate to Europe

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Hundreds of Swans that normally migrate from the cold Arctic to the warmer locations in England each year have decided that there is no necessity to go all the way across to UK on a 1,864 kilometer trip as the Siberian winter is still not as cold as it should be. [caption id="attachment_2306" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Wildlife experts were expecting 300 migrating ...

Crystal Maze – Mexico’s Crystal Cave of Giants, 1000 ft below Mexican Desert

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

One look at the spectacular pictures that are captured in the depths of the Crystal Cave of Giants, 1,000 ft below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico and you will be left dumbfound to describe this amazing wonder hidden deep in the heart of the planet. The scene is very similar to a scene from the flick "The Core", where a set ...

Japanese Firm Sells CO2 Eating Carbon Offset Plants

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

I probably should have studied harder when I was in science class, but I seem to remember that all plants thrive on CO2. Even so, Ota Florticulture Auction Co., which is Japan's largest flower wholesaler, is planning to market a series of arrangements made up of potted plants that gobble up large amounts of CO2. There's always someone wanting to ...

85 Beauties at Miss Earth 2008 Focus on Green Lifestyle

October 30, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Miss Earth 2008 Competition is happening in Manila, where 85 beauties from around the world are declaring their campaigns for a 'green lifestyle.' Asia has some of their best - Miss China Zhou Yingkun, 22. Miss Macau Qian Wei Na, 22, Miss Thailand Piya Porn (her real name) Deejing, 20, Miss Singapore Ivy Leow Kian Peng, 25, Miss Philippines Karla ...

Most Beautiful Satellite Photos of the Earth – Now and Then

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

I found five recent satellite photos of the Earth and I must admit, they're some of the most beautiful, I've seen. It's what the world looks like now from space. [caption id="attachment_2282" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Satellite photo of the Bahamas islands"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2280" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Satellite photo of Guinea-Bissau"][/caption]

Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Things are improving when it comes to electric cars, and the new Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan is here to confirm. [caption id="attachment_2235" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan"][/caption] With similar specs to Tesla Roadster, the new Model S is a 5 passenger car that gets a 240 miles range with a full charge and goes from ...

Prince Charles Urges World to Fight Climate Change

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Prince Charles is in Tokyo urging the world to fight climate change saying that, "Given the current turbulence in the international financial system and the immediate and damaging effect it is having on the whole world, the credit crunch is rightly a preoccupation of vast significance and importance. But we take our eye off the 'climate crunch' at our peril." The Prince thinks ...

Giacomini Wetlands in Northern California, Getting Back to Natural

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

After eight years of planning to restore the vastly damaged Giacomini Wetlands in northern California, the National Park Service managed to re-create one of the largest estuary systems in Marin County, which 60 years ago had been unthinkingly cleared out as pasture land for dairy cattle that provided milk and butter during World War II. Took them two years of bulldozing ...

Climate Change Bleaches Corals

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Corals at the Great Barrier Reef are soaking up carbon dioxide at new levels say researchers. As a result, the corals may (operative word) be accelerating bleaching and some might (operative word) be destroyed by 2050. I say operative word because the actual effect is not known and the ultimate outcome is still very much everyone's best guess. Could, maybe, might, ...

Temple of Million Bottles, in Thailand

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

The Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple in Thailand's Sisaket province about 370 miles to the north east of Bangkok, is known as "Wat Lan Kuad" which means the Temple of Million Bottles. It's a great example of recycling went right with all the temple premises, the crematorium, the surrounding shelters as well as the toilets - all made of recycled ...