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In Plugged In’s never-ending efforts to get you to use the latest technology to connect you to your world in a nontechnological way, I have recently run across two fabulous online undertakings focused on connecting you physically to your physical world.The first is this unbelievably lovely website called Wind Map, showing you a moving, realtime image of the wind all over the United States...
Hickory Ridge landfill outside of Atlanta, GA, is full. Like most landfills that reach capacity, it was capped to contain its noxious mix of debris that will slowly degrade over the decades and centuries to come...
Most people are aware that reducing carbon emissions could help the planet. But convincing a particular individual to change his or her behavior in ways that emit less carbon—not to mention the behavior of an entire city—can be a monumental challenge.David Gershon, founder of the Empowerment Institute in Woodstock, N.Y., is taking on that challenge, with help from three urban managers who hope their cities can become models for the future.Gershon, who authored the 2006 book and program Low Carbon Diet, has spent 20 years researching how to change community behavior...
Professor Jessica Meeuwig writes about the final day of BRUVing at Sandes Seamount:We left the island of Egmont overnight for what the charts suggest is a field of shallow seamounts, rising from 1,000m to less than 100m from the surface, to the northwest of Diego Garcia...
Even as Iran’s nuclear program raises the likelihood of yet another conflict in the Middle East, the bigger threat is a potential food crisis in the making, says Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute...
How's this for luck? Two tree species that scientists believed were extinct—twice—have been rediscovered in a remote area of Tanzania.According to a paper published in the Journal of East African Natural History, the two species were rediscovered in the remote, highly fragmented and rarely explored Namatimbili–Ngarama Forest, 35 kilometers inland from the Indian Ocean...
In the 17th-century, although the English had the opportunity, they chose not to make land on Cuba. They bypassed the island because they saw flickering lights that they believed were the campfires of the Spanish...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Cesarean Sections, post-run shivers", Planthoppers of Iran, food insecurity, Apollo 11 in the sea, and more.
As it is Wednesday, here is the brand new Video of the Week for your enjoyment (and laughter).- Kirstin Hendrickson - Cesarean Sections in the U.S. - The Trouble with Assembling Evidence from Data - Scicurious - Running and thermoregulation: the post-run “shivers” - Kate Clancy - Building Babies: Interview with Katie Hinde - Jennifer Frazer - Planthoppers of Iran: Are You OK? - Janet D...
Video of the Week #36 March 28th, 2012 From: Some Serious Evolutionary Laughs For Your Friday Afternoon by Carin Bondar at PsiVid Source: Beatrice the Biologist This short video by Beatrice the Biologist is simply too spectacular to ignore...
Tom Bech Letessier takes on the story of the remarkably good quality deep (and shallow) stereo film being taken of the reef and pelagic fish:We are now reaching the end of our expedition, and from a BRUVing perspective, it has been a resounding success...
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