U.S. carbon dioxide emissions drop 3.8 percent
The country released 5,290 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2012, down from 5,498 million metric tons released in 2011, despite an increased population.
It’s gettin’ hot in here | ‘Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies’ (Infographic)
Source: The Guardian
Recycled Animal Art
Driven by a combination of her passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects, Japanese artist, Sayaka Ganz creates animals from thrift store plastics. She only select objects that have been used and discarded. She believes the best way for artists to help reduce waste is to show how beautiful the materials can be and what can be done with them.
BEES ARE DYING AND YOU SHOULD BE VERY CONCERNED
Barely two weeks after 25,000 bees were found dead in a parking lot in Oregon, another round of bee devastation has been reported. This time, the mass die-off was far worse. More than 37 million honeybees were found dead in Elmwood, Ontario, according to beekeeper Dave Schuit, who lost the bees from 600 hives in June. He and many others are pointing to insecticides called neonicotinoids, used in planting corn and some other crops. “Once the corn started to get planted [in Elmwood] our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said. After a record-breaking loss of honeybees in the U.K., the European Union banned several pesticides in May, including neonicotinoid pesticides. [Source]
poisoning bees can also kill
- the honey industry
- us, eventually, because we are apex predators and poison travels up the food chain
1 Stop using insecticides 2 Plant Bee-friendly plants 3 Create natural habitat gardens 4 Find out more about bees 5 Support your local beekeepers 6 Make you own ‘Wild bee’ house 7 Become a beekeeper 8 Lobby your local MP or MEP 9 Sign petitions banning pesticides 10 Encourage your local authority to do more to help bees
!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
9 Basic Principles of Biomimicry
- Nature runs on sunlight.
- Nature uses only the energy it needs.
- Nature fits form to function.
- Nature recycles everything.
- Nature rewards cooperation.
- Nature banks on diversity.
- Nature demands local expertise.
- Nature curbs excesses from within.
- Nature taps the power of limits.
The filtration process takes approximately an hour, and the researchers’ current prototype containers can hold up to 10 liters of water.
Peru recently announced that they intend to provide free solar power to 2 million of their poorest citizens.
The initiative is called The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program and the first solar panels have already been installed.
More information: http://bit.ly/1ay5mXv