Here is a collection of this weeks some of the best blogs found on the internet about sustainability, green living, green issues, and current global issues.
A new study carried out by the ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed for the first time that dark matter may well interact with itself — a discovery that, at first glance, seems to contradict what we thought we knew about the nature of this invisible mass.
Bangka is a tiny 48 sq km island situated just off the northern tip of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia in the heart of the Coral Triangle. It’s just 30km from Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province. Bangka borders a marine park that protects two world famous dive sites, Bunaken and Lembeh, although many divers consider Bangka’s reefs to be just as impressive, not least the dive operators that run resorts there.
March I went to the famous strawberry fields in La Trinidad, Benguet while on an overnight stay in the Philippines summer capital Baguio City. The trip was worth it in many ways. The climate was invigorating and the farms offered bountiful harvests of fresh greens, glorious sunflowers, and sun-ripened strawberries. The experience of picking fresh strawberries in the last light of the setting sun was both amazing and poignant.
When I moved to the District of Columbia last spring, I couldn’t wait for the roughly 3,750 cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin and many of our major national monuments to burst into bloom. Tourists and residents flock to the area every year to hurriedly snap a few photos, because these beautiful flowers have a short life cycle with a peak bloom of only a couple of days.
Apple buys a forest the size of San Francisco for conservation, will build 2 new solar farms : TreeHugger
Just yesterday, I was writing that we’re in the middle of a solar revolution, with the pace of progress accelerating as costs plummet, guaranteeing big change on the horizon. One more example of the beginning of this solar era came today when Apple, the biggest company in the world (by market cap), announced that it will build two more solar farms, this time in China (they already have a few in the US, and are planning to build more there).