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Poaching still an international problem

Nature has funny ways of doing things. Rhinos, elephants and lions have no natural predators, but as the great flowchart in the link shows, this doesn't matter. Both the survival and demise of the species are consequences of human actions. While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant ... keep reading

Written by Source in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Solar energy improved by sound.

A curious study by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London has found that the music that inspires so many of us may exercise too also makes solar panels work better. The high frequencies and pitch found in pop and rock music cause vibrations that enhanced ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior

It’s Not Even Debatable, Saturated Fat is Bad for You

Earlier this week, the BMJ published an article claiming advice that saturated fat intake should be minimised to reduce heart disease is flawed. While this may sound tempting, it’s just not the case. The author of the BMJ article notes that despite four decades of dietary advice against saturated ... keep reading

Written by David Richard Sullivan/The Conversation in October 2013, about Children and Families, Food, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior (1 comment)

Sydney Fires Caused by People and Nature

Even without the official tally it looks like the fires that started in Blue Mountains will be the most costly in terms of property since 1968. But how have they come about? Why is the area vulnerable to bushfires? The Sydney Basin is home to unique vegetation that comes from ... keep reading

Written by Ross Bradstock/The Conversation in October 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Events, Lifestyle & Behavior

Can You Be Healthy at Any Weight

Australians are getting heavier and, as a result, are more likely to suffer life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes. But should we be worried about a bit of excess weight? After all, isn’t it better to focus on exercise so we can be healthy, whatever our ... keep reading

Written by Anna Peeters/Tim Olds- The Conversation in October 2013, about Food, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Population

Czech Cafe Offers Free Bike Ride With Every Cup of Coffee

A group of cafes in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second-largest city, has begun offering a sort of micro Citibike program to patrons. Buy a cup of coffee and, with a 300 Crown ($16 USD) deposit, they’ll lend you a bike. Simply return the bike by end of day ... keep reading

Written by PSFK in October 2013, about Food, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Transport, Travel

A Neural Circuit for Appetite Suppression?

  Neurons that control appetite suppression in mice are identified in Nature this week. The neurons highlighted in this study specifically curb the appetite after meals or when it is unhealthy to eat, such as during illness or toxin exposure. Understanding this important pathway could be valuable for the development of ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Design, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior

Do People Care About Climate Change ?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that scientists are now 95 percent sure that global warming has been set in motion as a direct result of human actions, and the planet has already begun to feel these effects. The United States experienced the hottest year on record in 2012 ... keep reading

Written by PSFK in October 2013, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Water, Weather

A Movement for a New Planet -What to Make of Change on an Overheating Planet

The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality—it’s hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam. I was born in 1960, and so the first great ... keep reading

Written by Bill McKibben in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Education, Lifestyle & Behavior

Food Waste - How Much ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaouOWx3Bmo keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Food, Lifestyle & Behavior, Water (1 comment)

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