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 ...

Drax to Build Three Biomass Stations in the UK

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Drax, a major energy companies in the UK has revealed that it plans to build three biomass stations in the UK, at a cost of £2 billion. All of the biomass stations will run on biological waste from forestry or industries such as woodchips, straw, sunflower seeds, peanut husks and agricultural products such as sugarcane, hemp or willow. [caption id="attachment_2216" align="aligncenter" ...

Longest Bird Flight : Bar-tailed Godwit Flew Without Stop for 6,230 miles in 8 days

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

A female bar-tailed godwit, a wading bird called E7, has set a new record of having flown 6,230 miles for eight days across the Pacific Ocean to reach her winter home in New Zealand. Much to the astonishment of the monitoring research team, the bird flew continuously without stopping for food, water or rest, making it the longest bird flight we've ...

Two Hinnies Found in Iowa – Abandoned Because of Economical Woes?

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

I don't know if this is spelled right or wrong but it looks to me like somebody lost their backside. Not so. A hinny is a cross between a stallion and a female donkey. Two of them were found at a golf course in Primghar, Iowa. The sheriff's office is looking for the owner of the two unusual four-legged creatures found ...

Purple Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

You say potato, I say poh-tah-toe. You say tomato, I say purple cancer-fighting tomatoes. Seriously, I can't imagine how people can have the gall to think they can improve on the Creator's original product, but British researchers have announced that they have a genetically engineered tomato that is part pizza topping and part berry. What's more, the finished product has helped ...