19 apps that will turn you into a wilderness expert
The path to becoming a savvy naturalist can be made easier with a smartphone and these apps.
Daily RecycleMania tip #24: Everyone loves to read! Donate old books and magazines to nursing homes, charities, schools or hospitals
Clementine Boxes DIY By: Dominique Benton It is the season for the sweet little citrus treats called Clementines. Instead of throwing away the boxes they come in and wasting good materials, it is p…
I want to be a new world.
Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist who nows draws clever geeky webcomics at XKCD, used data from Vaclav Smil’s The Earth’s Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change (“plus a few other sources”) to create a visualization of all of Earth’s land mammals, which include us, by weight. It does certainly put things in perspective, especially when you compare wild land mammals to us and our livestock and pets.
Increasingly the things we throw away have value. In a consumerist world, with diminishing resources, rubbish is being recycled like never before. The recycling industry is now worth $US500 billion a year and it employs more people worldwide than any other industry except agriculture.
Trash is no longer just an environmental problem, it’s an economic opportunity. We learn how the stuff of our past is helping to fuel the demand of tomorrow.
Great episode of the Australian radio show Future Tense. Worth a listen.