Earth

How valuable is the Earth? Priciest at 5 Quadrillion Dollars!

March 4, 2011 / No Comments

Here comes an astrophysicist with a price tag for our home planet. Greg Laughlin, assistant astronomy and astrophysics professor from the University of California, Santa Cruz, has developed a special formula for determining how much the heavenly bodies in the universe are worth. According to this calculation valuing the planets, Earth has become the priciest one in the whole solar ...

Corporate Players Look More Towards Vegetable Patches

July 7, 2010 / No Comments

Increasingly, corporates are turning to solutions that reconnect with the earth in an effort to provide a more meaningful working experience to their employees. Companies like Google and Yahoo had started organic gardens, and now more companies are following their example. Company owned land is provided for employees to farm on. The advantages are manifold.

WWF Ad uses hummer to spread its green message in Emirates

May 27, 2010 / No Comments

The inhabitants of Persian Gulf are habitual to squandering away earth’s natural resources, courtesy their over indulgent, ultra-luxurious lifestyle overflowing with unimaginable exorbitance that leaves a huge ecological footprint behind.

Happiest Green Place on Earth – Costa Rica

July 6, 2009 / No Comments

Looking for the happiest place on Earth? Look no further. Costa Rica is officially happiest place on earth. It is also one of the most environmentally friendly, too says a new survey by a British non-governmental group.

Spectacular Sky Shows – Auroras, Halos, Mirages, Arcs, and Moonbows

April 8, 2009 / 2 Comments

My son is a painter. He spends hours over the course of days trying to create a new painting. He uses a live model, searches out props and waits patiently for the paint to dry before adding layers. It's tedious work, but he gives much effort to it in hopes of producing a first class piece of art that is ...

Disney to Plant a Tree For Every Person Who Watches “Earth”

March 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

Earth is an awesome movie produced with the help of world’s best nature filmmakers, and Disneynature the first film label that has been introduced by Walt Disney in over 60 years. That in itself, should convey the significance, seriousness and the efforts that Disney is taking up. However, unlike many other movie makers who make sweeping documentaries that only promote awareness, ...

The Earth’s 10 Most Amazing Holes

March 9, 2009 / 12 Comments

Beautiful pics of the Earth's 10 most amazing holes. 1. The Darvaza Gas Crater - Turkmenistan A drilling rig fell into the hole in 1971 allowing natural gas to escape. Worried that poisonous gasses were being released, it was decided to let it burn. It has been burning now for these 29 years.

15 Deadly Effects of Global Warming: A Catastrophe in the Making?

January 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

There is a point beyond which you cannot trample with the mightily patient Mother earth. She has taken everything that has been thrown at her and has tried to balance the planet and keep it up and running by making tiny adjustments and giving us gentle jolts once in a while. But when the planet that you call home is ...

International Earth Rotation Service Calls for a Leap Second

December 24, 2008 / 2 Comments

The International Earth Rotation Service is calling for a leap second - the 24th of its kind since the first in 1971. I wonder what they did before that? At midnight GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on December 31st, the world will stop while a second is added to clocks everywhere. The Earth rotates at different speeds in different years. The moon's ...

When Mother Nature Gets Really Mad

November 12, 2008 / No Comments

If the Earth had a personality of its own, if Mother Nature were a real entity ... we would be able to see the results of when she gets mad. Really really mad! The Dasongshu Village of Xishelu Township in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China's Yunnan Province was cut in half by a landslide. From the pics I can ...