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April 23, 2014
30 Tips to Make Earth Day Every Day →

ablorg:

Happy Earth Day! Last year, Care2 writer Judy Molland helped us celebrate the holiday with the “Top 10 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day.” The idea was to encourage habits that we could continue all the time to make environmentalism more than an annual activity.

The response was…

It's Earth Day! →

ablorg:

With over one billion actions to date, Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green® – the largest environmental service campaign in the world – is steadily building commitments by individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to protect the planet.

A Billion Acts of Green® inspires…

(Source: earthday.org)

huffingtonpost:

On Earth Day, these photos remind us just how little we know of the planet we call home.

(Source: youtube.com)

ohstarstuff:

Happy Earth Day to the only home we’ve ever known.
This is the first image of the entire Earth ever taken. (Apollo 8, 1968)

ohstarstuff:

Happy Earth Day to the only home we’ve ever known.

This is the first image of the entire Earth ever taken. (Apollo 8, 1968)

April 19, 2014
You know whats cute?

oblivioussongbird:

Baby Elephants

I mean just look how happy he is

little baby tripped over a log

he is just so happy with his ball omg

MAKING BIRD FRIENDS YES CUTE

SO PROUD OF HIS BUNDLE LOOK

JUMPING FOR JOY 

BABY ELEPHANTS EVERYBODY

thebrainscoop:

#AttenboroughWeek starts April 21st! 

The BBC is celebrating the life and work of Sir David Attenborough all next week with commemorative video releases and encouraging dialogue about his extensive life’s work. I participated in a video retelling my favorite Attenborough moment that was uploaded to EarthUnplugged today. 

Sir David’s documentary legacy has been incredibly influential to me. Watching the Planet Earth series was the first time I ever felt a personal connection to and responsibility for this planet we share. I believe strongly in the power of community, shared knowledge, and the desire to work towards better environmental health, and we can do that if we choose to embody the respect for our world that David speaks to regularly. 

What is your favorite David Attenborough moment!?

(via astronomy-to-zoology)

April 17, 2014
astronomy-to-zoology:

Rockwarbler (Origma solitaria)
Also known as the “Origma”, the rockwarbler is a species of Australasian warbler (Acanthizidae) that is the sole member of the genus Origma. Rockwarblers are endemic to the central eastern New South Wales in Australia. True to their common names Rockwarblers are typically seen foraging for insects with in woodlands with sandstone or limestone.
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Acanthizidae-Origma-O. solitaria
Image: lostandcold

astronomy-to-zoology:

Rockwarbler (Origma solitaria)

Also known as the “Origma”, the rockwarbler is a species of Australasian warbler (Acanthizidae) that is the sole member of the genus Origma. Rockwarblers are endemic to the central eastern New South Wales in Australia. True to their common names Rockwarblers are typically seen foraging for insects with in woodlands with sandstone or limestone.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Acanthizidae-Origma-O. solitaria

Image: lostandcold

April 7, 2014
Why Are Scientists Genetically Modifying Trees? →

ablorg:

The Lorax may speak for the trees, but even he might want to stop to listen to researchers’ new plans to genetically alter trees. What may outwardly seem like disconcerting news just might change how paper is made for the better.

The engineered trees would allow manufacturers to create…

(Source: care2.com)

April 6, 2014
marinemammalblog:

Hydroplaning
This hunting technique is strictly done by females and their offspring in the shark bay area. While hydroplaning dolphins use the shoreline and the air as a barrier herding the fish into the shoreline until the fish has nowhere to go but into the dolphin’s mouth. X

marinemammalblog:

Hydroplaning

This hunting technique is strictly done by females and their offspring in the shark bay area. While hydroplaning dolphins use the shoreline and the air as a barrier herding the fish into the shoreline until the fish has nowhere to go but into the dolphin’s mouth. X

April 3, 2014

grrlyman:

Lion cub playing in leaves

April 2, 2014
30 great ways to celebrate Earth Day everyday →

ablorg:

Don’t wait for April 22! Here is a month-long list of eco-awesome activities you can do to celebrate the planet every day.
Happy April! We finally seem to be leaving old man winter in the dust and welcoming spring with open arms.
April is also the month that we celebrate Earth…

Lake Hillier, Australia

(Source: nicolaporter, via bunny-masked-girl)

April 1, 2014
3 Reasons to Stop Building Roads in Wilderness Areas →

ablorg:

What makes the wilderness, you know…wild? Is it the ratio of resident wildlife to humans? Proliferation of flora? A lack of indoor plumbing?

According to top international scientists, one of the biggest differences between wilderness and civilization is the existence of roads. And if…

nationalpostphotos:

NEW BORN: Gorilla mother Kumili arms her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central Germany, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March 2014 and its sex is still unknown. It’s the second  gorilla baby born  within four month in this monkey group. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

March 31, 2014
How Endangered Seabirds Help Regulate Our Climate →

ablorg:

When building computer models to understand global weather patterns and project climate change, scientists look at a lot of variables. There’s surface pressure, temperature, water vapor, cloud cover and land surface area, not to mention pollution levels. But one thing scientists have…