Urban Farming

What is urban farming? 60m ago Agriculture earth Environment Farming Gardening Urban farming is when traditional farming such as growing food, bee keeping and raising animals or fish is practiced in urban areas. This can be within or around cities and in villages. In recent years urban farming as become more popular due to environmentalContinue reading “Urban Farming”

10 Reasons You Should Smile More Often…

Originally posted on seagirll:
Mother Teresa once said “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” We have been smiling all our lives. And to some degree, we already possess the inherent knowledge that smiling not only feels good but it actually does good too. Yet many of us shy…

Tragic end for Hunstanton whale as it dies after getting trapped in rocks

A whale beached in Norfolk is believed to have been part of a pod that stranded and died in the Netherlands. The 50ft (14.5m) young adult male was part of a group of six spotted in the Wash at Hunstanton on Friday. A team from the RNLI, HM Coastguard, Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and rescueContinue reading “Tragic end for Hunstanton whale as it dies after getting trapped in rocks”

Univ. of Utah study finds increased temperatures reduce toxin tolerance of some animals

Add this to the growing list of environmental complications due to global warming. U Study Finds That Increased Temperatures Reduce Toxin Tolerance of Some Animals BEAU HART on January 20, 2016 at 6:00 am Research conducted by U Ph.D. student Patrice Kurnath finds that at warmer temperatures the toxin tolerance of certain mammals is reducedContinue reading “Univ. of Utah study finds increased temperatures reduce toxin tolerance of some animals”

America’s Drinking Water Crisis. Profit v. Poison

Source: America’s Drinking Water Crisis After the shocking news of extremely high levels of lead found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, The Guardian reports: “Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has grippedContinue reading “America’s Drinking Water Crisis. Profit v. Poison”

Tiny B&B in Chester celebrating after being voted the world’s best boutique hotel

*Books mini-break*.  Anyone fancy a trip to Chester? We hear the B&Bs are pretty decent. And they’re not a bad price either. Edgar House, a tiny seven-bed B&B overlooking the River Dee in Chester is probably treating itself to a little Bucks Fizz over breakfast today after being voted the world’s best small hotel inContinue reading “Tiny B&B in Chester celebrating after being voted the world’s best boutique hotel”

Be careful driving, Willamette Valley gets 2nd round of ice, blustery showers.

You can expect wetter weather on and off through early next week  Updated: December 3, 2015, 5:35 am A second round of ice is expected in the Gorge Wednesday night and into Thursday. (KOIN) PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A second round of showers moved in along the coast and in the Willamette Valley on WednesdayContinue reading “Be careful driving, Willamette Valley gets 2nd round of ice, blustery showers.”

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…

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…

Snow Facts

It’s not really the most wonderful time of the year unless there is snow involved. Fact.  Not only can snow be the greatest part of the British weather experience, but it also guarantees more happiness than a decent summer season. Ah snow. Word on the street (the street being the Met Office) is that weContinue reading “Snow Facts”

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”

Coral damage from BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill ‘extensive’

Originally posted on Chibuisi Ikwuagwu's Blog:
A new study reveals that damage to coral resulting from the massive 2010 BP oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico is worse than previously thought, according to reports. The study, which will be published in the oceanography journal Deep-Sea Research, found sick and dying corals in…