The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. Continue reading »
Staying true to their focal and ongoing analysis of the relationship between humankind and nature, NEVERCREW has illustrated their observations on walls and shipping containers in India, United States, and Europe. Concerned with climate change and the future of humanity, pieces like “Black Machine” and “Ablating Machine” depict whales and polar bears in artistic and thought-provoking ways. Continue reading »
If you compare some of the photographs which can be found on NASA’s website, you can really see how human beings have changed the appearance of our world over the years. The time difference between these images ranges from five to 100 years. Incredible stuff. Continue reading »
A mirrored artwork is turning heads in Sydney with its eye-catching optical illusion. Continue reading »
Welsh artist Mick Petts’ massive raised-earth sculpture “Sultan the Pit Pony” is the largest figurative earth sculpture in the United Kingdom and extends of 200 meters. Continue reading »
Forget dreary winter landscapes — these vibrant places around the world are guaranteed to brighten your day. Continue reading »
A local woman enters Preobrazhensky Cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist in the city of Yakutsk, Russia, considered to be the coldest city in the world, January 2014. (Photo by Amos Chapple/REX Features)
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Egmont National Park in New Zealand with Mt. Taranaki at its center is seen in a Landsat 8 satellite image. (Photo by Reuters/NASA/USGS)
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Model Renee Somerfield is photographed with her body painted as the earth with a sign reading “Save the Earth, Go Vegan” for a new advertisement by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Sydney on July 3, 2014. PETA is telling the world to stop eating meat and dairy products and switch to a healthy and animal friendly vegan diet. (Photo by Peter Parks/AFP Photo)
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“Falling Back To Earth” promises to be both spectacular and meditative, and presents a beautiful, thought-provoking vision of our relationship with the earth and with each other. (Photo by Dave Hunt/EPA) Continue reading »
Hike the Haiku Stairs in Oahu, Hawaii — also known as “The Stairway to Heaven” — a steep trail with a wooden ladder spiked into the side of a cliff. Technically it’s not open for public use, but people still climb it, and rave about the views from the top.
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Defined according to Wikipedia it is “a recent and informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined by ecologist Eugene Stoermer but has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen.”
The images here where created by Felix Pharand-Deschenes depicting how various human influences, from road and rail, to internet cables and airlines create significant patterns covering the Earth. What can we learn from these patterns in how they are influencing the environment
Air traffic routes over Eurasia. Continue reading »
The Paraná River floodplain along the Mato Grosso-São Paulo border, Brazil. The river appears as a wide, blue strip with the muddy brown water of the smaller Verde River entering from the north-west (top left). An extensive wetland (dark green) and the floodplain reaches a width of 11 kilometres (about 7 miles). The thin line of a road crossing the floodplain also gives a sense of scale. The floodplains are bordered by numerous rectangular agricultural fields, containing coffee, corn, and cotton crops. (ISS/NASA) Continue reading »
Romanians perform fire stunts during an event to mark Earth Day in Bucharest. (Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press) Continue reading »
For the 2012 Earth Hour, a number of celebrities including supermodel Miranda Kerr, transformer star Isabel Lucas and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar have come together to observe the event and inspire people to take much needed action for the environment.
The first Earth Hour event started in the year 2007 when WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action. Around 2.2 million people took part in the event and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off to show their support for the initiative.
Over the years, the initiative has witnessed the involvement of people across the globe with many celebrities and known faces taking active part in the event.
Supermodel and VS Angel, Miranda Kerr, who is the global ambassador for Earth Hour 2012, has asked people to take part in “I Will If You Will” Challenge to do something positive for the environment. Continue reading »
Artwork titled “Between Earth and Clouds” by Nigerian artist Bright Ugochukwu Eke is displayed as part of the “DON’T/PANIC” exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery. The exhibition, commissioned on the occasion of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting, houses works of renowned African artists dealing with the topic of climate change and global warming. The work is made up of hundreds of small packets of water, some filled with carbon. (Reuters)
Palestinian children stand to form Pablo Picasso’s Dove of Peace as part of a project by British aerial artist John Quigley and the United Nations Relief Works Agency), at the foot of the Mount of Temptation in the West Bank city of Jericho. It took some 1,000 children from United Nations schools to create the project produced as part of the “Peace on Earth” project, a global musical prayer for peace which will be broadcast globally from Bethlehem’s Manger Square on Christmas day. (Ammar Awad/Reuters) Click iage to zoom.
If you’re the kind of person who absolutely loves the idea of actually visiting the Moon or are crazy about walking about on its surface, you might be in luck. You could just be able to experience all of that without actually leaving the comfort of planet Earth!
The Crete Senesi (Siennese clay) area, located in the Italian province of Tuscany, which lies south of Siena, consists of an untouched natural landscape of hills and woods. Some 2.5 million years ago, the Crete Senesi region is said to have been covered by the Pliocene sea and clay. The distinctive grey color of the clay sediments left behind is said to give a distinctively “lunar” appearance to the landscape. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) Continue reading »
Solar blasts of energy from the sun began reaching the Earth on Friday and could disrupt some communications, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Storms are brewing some 93 million miles away and three solar flares erupted on the sun starting Tuesday, touching earth’s magnetic field on Friday in the form of fast-moving “solar wind” and is blowing by the Earth. (NASA / NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center / IBITimes) Continue reading »
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