Tag Archives: environ-mental

Brian Skerry: The ocean’s glory — and horror

In an era when our Conservative government cares little about conservation, this TED Talk shows both the horror and the hope of climactic and human changes to the ocean.  A more progressive approach is needed, and soon, but there is still a chance we can save our beautiful blue. Brian Skerry: The ocean’s glory — […]

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We The Tiny House People

A documentary on tiny house living – something I would like to try someday. We The Tiny House People (Documentary): Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters – YouTube.

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Even more terrified now. imgur: the simple image sharer.

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Green Makes Blue

Rob Harmon’s TED Talk discusses a novel solution to antiquated resource management issues. Plus, beer! Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing | Video on TED.com.

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A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park

So cool. More of this kind of urban planning, plz. It’s only suitable, then, that she’s returned to give the island a skate park that’s equally strange. "Otro," as this piece of grindable sculpture is called, is a bevy of craters and wormholes that glows at night, thanks to a type of phosphorescent concrete that […]

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An Ongoing Disaster

Fish and crustaceans caught in the Gulf of Mexico are heavily diseased and deformed.  Given the environmental disaster that the region suffered, first in the wake of the interminable oil spill, then again in the cleanup.  How I wish these could be served up, à la Blinky, to BP executives and anybody involved in designing/building/voting […]

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Mr. Condom

I happened upon this TED Talk through the Melinda Gates talk on contraception. Gates was studied and sober, and made her case well, explaining how she was spending some of her billions on family planning. This guy, on the other hand, went the “cheap and cheerful” route, and has (it seems) singlehandedly and quite quickly […]

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Homemade Homes

These hand-built homes always inspire me. Shame I’m mechanically inept. (I’ve had a friend bar me from ever assembling Ikea furniture without his assistance.) He also said this about tools he used: “Main tools used: chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel, little else really. Oh and by the way I am not a builder or […]

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Earth, Lapsed

Videos like this make the space agencies worth every penny of their billions of dollars. Mesmerizing. Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

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The Biggest

And another thing that makes the Internet great: Wikipedia’s collection pages are an interesting way to kill a couple of hours. This is a list of the largest living organisms, from the Great Barrier Reef to tiny insects, with every taxonomic category in between. Fascinating stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largest_organism

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