Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

The Places We Live

here are all kinds of places we as humans live.  We live in three bedroom homes, apartments and studios, closets in New York, caves in Turkey, sailboats and even teepees. At times, we also live on streets, cardboard mats and … Continue reading

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Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing. Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a … Continue reading

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Who Needs Nukes? Japan Plans a Massive Shift to Solar Power

The Japanese public is less enthusiastic about nuclear power these days. Responding to the Fukushima crisis and public concerns earlier this month, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan declared the nation’s plans for nuclear power expansion officially dead. Kan told reporters: The current … Continue reading

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Worlds biggest wave ever surfed

Very useful video to illustrate the height to which waves can grow.

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Iran’s largest lake turning to salt

OROUMIEH LAKE, Iran – From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater … Continue reading

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On the ropes: behind the scenes at As the World Tipped

Writer and director Nigel Jamieson and Wired Aerial theatre founder Wendy Hesketh Ogilvie talk about their new show, As the World Tipped, a powerful story about climate change, which combines dramatic video visuals with aerial performance. http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/audioslideshow/2011/may/25/as-the-world-tipped-audio-slideshow

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China crisis over Yangtze river drought forces drastic dam measures

The Yangtze – Asia’s biggest river – is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, forcing an unprecedented release of water from the Three Gorges reservoir. The drought is damaging crops, threatening wildlife and raising doubts about the viability of China‘s massive water diversion ambitions. … Continue reading

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