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.
As temperatures soar and thousands head off on holiday to make the most of the long, hot summer days, we discover 20 ways to keep your cool in the heatwave:
Eat small meals and eat more often. The larger the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates breaking down the food. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat. (Read More)
Colleges and universities across the U.S. are on the cutting edge of sustainability, creating applications, tools, machines and programs that connect faculty, staff and students with business leaders or community members to solve tough problems with technology. The campuses below are just a few examples of sustainability innovation at work. (Read More)
Indonesian police have arrested four men for allegedly killing a Sumatran tiger and trying to sell its body parts, an official said on Monday, in the latest case of the critically endangered animals being targeted.
Acting on a tipoff, a group of police officers posing as potential buyers arrested the men on Saturday as they allegedly attempted to sell the tiger’s skin, bones and teeth. (Read More)
Who wants to turn on the oven when it’s hot outside? These stove-top macaroons are quick to make, delicious to eat, and pretty healthy to boot!
For a luscious summer treat, try these no-bake macaroons. They are utterly addictive – far tastier than they should be for being so healthy! They are quick and easy to make, which is why my family makes them every time a sweet craving hits. (Read More)
NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will get their first taste of ‘space lettuce’ today, when they harvest a crop of red romaine lettuce that’s been cultivated over the past 33 days in the orbiting lab’s special Veggie plant growth system.
The lettuce, which has been grown from seeds planted by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on July 8, will be cleaned using citric acid-based sanitising wipes before being divvied up between the Expedition 44 crew members for taste-testing. The astronauts will get one half, and the other half will be packed up, frozen, and shipped back to Earth for scientific analysis. (Read More)