Chemical engineers can help solve the climate challenge #COP21

Originally posted on IChemE:
This week saw the start of the 21st Conference of Parties, COP21. More than 190 countries and 150 global leaders have gathered in Paris, France, to discuss a new global agreement on climate change. The United Nations (UN) event will host around 40,000 people and runs right through until the end of…

Should you Drop out of School?

Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful” by Michael Ellsberg =================================== “The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful” by Michael Ellsberg =================================== Julien Blanc’s Social Media: F A C E B O O K: http://www.Facebook.com/JulienBlancOf… T W I T T E R: http://www.Twitter.com/JulienHimselfContinue reading “Should you Drop out of School?”

Apollo 16: “We Like Big Rocks”

April 1972: The fifth pair of astronauts to visit the moon were the most enthusiastic geologists, bringing home the largest sample ever collected from the moon. Apollo 16 launched on April 16, 1972 as the tenth crewed Apollo mission, and the fifth to land on the moon. Astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. DukeContinue reading “Apollo 16: “We Like Big Rocks””

A Portrait of the Plains: Documenting A Changing Landscape

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:
Fourchette Creek by Robin Walter Morning light spills through grass thick with dew, small whorls of dust rise from hooves stamping their lives into this ground. Listen, I rise to the clatter of birds: small, fierce, and brown. This blog is part of an ongoing series following the Rediscover the…

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma a deadly consequence of residing near industrialized neighborhoods.  Pollution resulting from our Built Environment have resulted in  extensive health disparities worldwide: About 25% of the USA’a housing —some 24 million homes— contains significant lead-based paint hazards, i.e. deteriorating lead paint or lead contaminated dust. (HUD, 2009). The majorityContinue reading “High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide”

Baby Koalas have Loads of Spunk..!!

For more information or for request of video use please contact; Kevin Fallon Marketing and Creative Services Manager | Symbio Wildlife Park, Sydney kevin@symbiozoo.com.au +61 2 4294 1244 photoshoot and, as this viral video shows, the 10-month-old joey was a total pro in front of the camera. Look at those angles! The dynamism! The poise!Continue reading “Baby Koalas have Loads of Spunk..!!”

Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild

THE URATO ISLANDS, near the coast of Japan, rebuilds after the Tsunami disaster: How can new ways of discussion trigger action towards sustainability?  Actions were organized by sustainability researchers in the Satoyama Initiative to discuss rebuilding and revitalization of the Urato Islands after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on the 11th of March 2011.  These sessionsContinue reading “Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild”

The Swimmer Trailer 1968

Originally posted on Shark Dreams:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6lvHyupiZI I love John Cheever and I love his story The Swimmer because it’s so brilliant,  but I love this movie because it’s so over the top and pretty awful. But Joan Rivers has a nice cameo and you can see Cheever himself in the poolside party scene.

Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary

TOKYO (AP) — Lawmakers in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau passed a law Thursday to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary in the latest move to expand ocean protections. A news release said Palau’s president plans to sign the legislation next week. Friday is a national holiday in Palau. TheContinue reading “Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary”

Time mag recommends Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide.

Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide have not been found to harm reefs, according to the National Park Service. Additionally, swimmers can cover their upper body with long sleeve shirts or other apparel to reduce sunscreen use. Researchers urge consumers to consider carefully what sunscreen they buy before swimming in the ocean. Sunscreens withContinue reading “Time mag recommends Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide.”

Canadian inventor tests new prototype of Hoverboard

Duru flew up to 5 metres above a lake for a total distance of 275.9 metres while aboard his homemade, propeller-powered hoverboard in a trip that lasted more than 1½ minutes. Now, Duru is working on a secret, next-generation version of the device. Watch as he takes CBC’s Reg Sherren into his workshop, where he is buildingContinue reading “Canadian inventor tests new prototype of Hoverboard”

Cutest Critters Ever: Tarsier

This week we’ve been revisiting our favorite critters from the deeply unsettling to the funny-looking. But today we’re getting cute, with critters that include a snake that can curl up on a quarter and a mammal that may have been the inspiration for Yoda. So enough with all the maiming and parasitizing (for now): These areContinue reading “Cutest Critters Ever: Tarsier”

Video shows bear walking in hallway at Montana high school

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A black bear was spotted walking down the hallway at a high school in Montana on Wednesday morning, according to multiple media reports. The bear entered the school through an open garage door in the back of the building at around 7:30 a.m. The bear exited the school through an open door after aboutContinue reading “Video shows bear walking in hallway at Montana high school”

Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern California

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:
Naval training exercises off the coast of California could pose a threat to endangered marine mammals. Blue whale numbers holding steady; fin whales increasing Staff Report FRISCO — A new acoustic survey in Southern California coastal waters is helping researchers track whale populations. The data analyzed by the Scripps…