A study proves it : your car makes you fat

We have read and heard it time and again : our cars make us fat. All that time spent behind the wheel is just killing us. But is is really true or is it just a white (or green) lie from treehuggers ? (more…)

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Back from Colombia with a reflection on biogas

Back from Colombia with a reflection on biogas

Dear all, I am back from my three-month mission in Colombia and I LOVED it. I’ll try to write something for my other blog to explain you why Colombia really is chevere (Colombian for awesome). (more…)

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climateadaptation:

Asian Development Bank’s new climate infographic quantifies how south Asia economy will be hit by climate impacts.

climateadaptation:

Asian Development Bank’s new climate infographic quantifies how south Asia economy will be hit by climate impacts.

comedycentral:

Click here to watch some of The Colbert Report’s best guests, including Neil deGrasse Tyson.

So much awesome… What ?!? Yeah, Cosmos, again. 

Carl Sagan againCosmos again

Carl Sagan again
Cosmos again

(Source: thedragoninmygarage, via climate-changing)

kiss-my-aspergers:

huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY

The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 

So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 

So far, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has generated approximately $41 million in donations.

(via kp777)

wefuckinglovescience:

Draper’s photograph needed 50 minutes of exposure for the picture to come out. Symes required only one second.


  It’s a wonderful time to be alive. Image by Andrew Symes http://bit.ly/1osmALa

wefuckinglovescience:

Draper’s photograph needed 50 minutes of exposure for the picture to come out. Symes required only one second.


It’s a wonderful time to be alive.

Image by Andrew Symes http://bit.ly/1osmALa
mothernaturenetwork:

How to survive a long airplane flightNo one looks forward to spending hours and hours in a cramped airplane seat, but there are ways to make those lengthy flights more comfortable.

What I need for my next trip to Colombia or elsewhere…

mothernaturenetwork:

How to survive a long airplane flight
No one looks forward to spending hours and hours in a cramped airplane seat, but there are ways to make those lengthy flights more comfortable.

What I need for my next trip to Colombia or elsewhere…

"Shouldn’t every company that puts CO2 into the atmosphere be engaged in removing it as well? Shouldn’t every citizen? What about planting trees at Christmastime? Or birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. Our ancestors came from the trees, and we have a natural affinity for them. It is perfectly appropriate for us to plant more."

Carl Sagan, Billions and Billions (via iship-love)

Just what I needed
- to start the day 
- to remind me I gotta watch Cosmos

(Source: whats-out-there, via kp777)

A milestone : the modern solar panel is 60 years old

A milestone : the modern solar panel is 60 years old

PV60Greentech Media celebrated the sixty years of the birth of the silicon solar cell. At the time, that photovoltaic solar cell was only six percent efficient, while nowadays efficiency is around 15 to 20 percent.

At the time, the New York Times hailed the invention “as the beginning of a new era, leading eventually to the realization of one of mankind’s most cherished dreams — the harnessing of the…

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Morocco goes forward on cleantech

Morocco goes forward on cleantech

morocco-flagIt seems Morocco has done a lot in its own energy transition. As RTCC reported the country should be held up as a ‘poster child’ for effective green policymaking according to the World Bank’s top climate official, Rachel Kyte.

This occurs as the country has recently cut its fossil fuels subsidies because the government could afford them anymore. Meanwhile it has incentivise investments in renewab…

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A short video advocating public transport

It’s the middle of summer, so instead of telling you to (re) read a Midsummer Night Dream by William Shakespeare, I’d like to share with you a video I discovered while browsing…

Australian PM repeals carbon tax

Australian PM repeals carbon tax

Australia repeals carbon taxAfter months of hard work the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott succeeded in repealing that great carbon cutting tool that is the carbon tax. This is a monumental error that is going in the exact opposite direction where all countries are going.

As RTCC noted : ” The removal of the tax, which priced carbon at $21.50 per tonne, isolates Australia at a time when global moves to address climate…

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Fossil fuels are the next subprime danger

Fossil fuels are the next subprime danger

fossil fuels subprimeHere is further proof it’s high time to divest to avoid the carbon bubble. The Daily Telegraph published this week a most interesting article on how fossil fuels – oil, coal and natural gas – are the next subprime danger of this cycle as

 The cumulative blitz on energy exploration and production over the past six years has been $5.4 trillion, yet little has come of it. ” There are may reasons…

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La Barra, or why we need to clean up our oceans

La Barra, or why we need to clean up our oceans

La Barra squareA few weekends ago I was fortunate enough to go with great friends to La Barra, a beautifully stunning beach in the Parque Nacional Natural Uramba Bahía Málaga on the Pacific coast of Colombia.

The photos I took do not lie, the place is simply magnificient and a great spot to spend a few days far away from civilization. Please go to my Flickr gallery for more pictures. The major tiny backside is…

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