Monthly Archives: August 2010

Is Earth Past the Tipping Point?

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Sun storm to hit

This week several US media outlets reported that NASA was warning the massive flare that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe … Continue reading

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Research Based Tourism

Well established in America, this is a relatively new phenomenon in Australia. The Minke Whale Project (MWP) Fund is a non-profit research fund set up by James Cook University to support research into dwarf minke whale biology, behaviour and sustainable … Continue reading

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Value of a tree

This sign that is up at the Singapore Zoo. Should be up in every park! The functional value of a tree was determined by Professor T.M. Das of the University of Calcutta as ‘a tree living for 50 years will … Continue reading

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Moving to a sane world? Win for Real Avatar

The Indian Government has apparently heard the thousands of submissions from across the world from those of us who supported the call for support for the remote Kutia and Dongria Kondh indigenous tribes. These people worship the Niyamgiri Hill where … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities Mick Pearce

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Biomimicry

Just watching a documentary on biomimicry. Copying the processes of nature. eg. Footballers helmets designed by woodpecker experts. Janine Benyus’ book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature “The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are … Continue reading

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