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November292013
“The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it’s only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse.” Terence McKenna
November132013
A bright video screen shows images of blue sky on Tiananmen Square during a time of dangerous levels of air pollution (23rd January, 2013, Beijing)

A bright video screen shows images of blue sky on Tiananmen Square during a time of dangerous levels of air pollution (23rd January, 2013, Beijing)

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October92013
Plants can be found in some of the most remote, inhospitable places on the planet, resulting in the evolution of creative ways to adapt to harsh environments. One adaptation used by plants are hairs, called trichomes (hydrangea trichomes seen here in this micrograph), that cover the surface of leaves. Trichomes help insulate the air surrounding leaf openings to increase humidity. They also shade from or reflect light to prevent water evaporating from leaf cells. (Image by Dr. Steve Lowry)

Plants can be found in some of the most remote, inhospitable places on the planet, resulting in the evolution of creative ways to adapt to harsh environments. One adaptation used by plants are hairs, called trichomes (hydrangea trichomes seen here in this micrograph), that cover the surface of leaves. Trichomes help insulate the air surrounding leaf openings to increase humidity. They also shade from or reflect light to prevent water evaporating from leaf cells. (Image by Dr. Steve Lowry)

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June102013
Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) is one of Iceland’s most famous geysers. It has a long history of activity, beginning in 1789, after an earthquake unblocked the plumbing system of the geyser. It continued to erupt until 1896, when another earthquake blocked the conduit of the geyser. Locals cleaned out the blocked conduit in 1963, and the geyser has been regularly erupting (per 4 - 8 minutes) ever since. (Photo by Tatyana Kildisheva)

Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) is one of Iceland’s most famous geysers. It has a long history of activity, beginning in 1789, after an earthquake unblocked the plumbing system of the geyser. It continued to erupt until 1896, when another earthquake blocked the conduit of the geyser. Locals cleaned out the blocked conduit in 1963, and the geyser has been regularly erupting (per 4 - 8 minutes) ever since. (Photo by Tatyana Kildisheva)

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April242013
Plastic ingested by an albatross on Midway Island (Photo by Chris Jordan)

Plastic ingested by an albatross on Midway Island (Photo by Chris Jordan)

April222013
One of the saddest photos you will see this week.. A confused koala discovers his home has been cut down :( 
“It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour.”

One of the saddest photos you will see this week.. A confused koala discovers his home has been cut down :( 

“It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour.”

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March72013
February252013
"The Silent Evolution", an Underwater Sculpture Museum in Cancun, Mexico
Created by Mexico-based British sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square metres), which would make it “one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world”. In doing so, Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year. “Part of this project is to actually discharge those people away from the natural reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs.”

"The Silent Evolution", an Underwater Sculpture Museum in Cancun, Mexico

Created by Mexico-based British sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square metres), which would make it “one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world”. In doing so, Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year. “Part of this project is to actually discharge those people away from the natural reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs.”

January102013
December112012
“There are some things in the world we can’t change - gravity, entropy, the speed of light, and our biological nature that requires clean air, clean water, clean soil, clean energy and biodiversity for our health and wellbeing. Protecting the biosphere should be our highest priority of else we sicken and die. Other things, like capitalism, free enterprise, the economy, currency, the market, are not forces of nature, we invented them. They are not immutable and we can change them. It makes no sense to elevate economics above the biosphere.” David Suzuki
December92012

Garbage Warrior (full length documentary)

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much, unless you’re renegade architect, Michael Reynolds, in which case they are the tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years, New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.

Earthship n. (1) Passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. (2) Thermal mass construction for temperature stabilisation. (3) Renewable energy and integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills.

Biotecture n. (1) The profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. (2) A combination of biology and architecture. 

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When you die, you can have your ashes made into a rock that will form the base of an ‘eternal memorial reef’ so that you can help coral reefs bloom after you have died. <3

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