Entries in nature (142)

Tuesday
Apr242018

Salmon Is More Than A Sushi  Ingredient

Image adapted from original by U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSalmon are an incredible species. Besides their pivotal role in the ecosystem and matter cycling, they are an important cultural symbol of some aboriginal communities where they bear spiritual meaning. However, wild salmon populations are declining due to habitat loss, overfishing and interbreeding with genetically modified fish escaping from farms.

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Earth Day 2018: An Opportunity To Befriend The  Planet

Image adapted from original by Norman KuringIt’s no surprise that the motto of this year’s Earth Day is ‘End Plastic Pollution’. The scientific concern about more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 is being voiced more often than ever before. Plastic waste has become a media newsbeat and even supermarkets are reacting to the trend.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

Get Inspired By Sustainable  Art

Image adapted from original by Ed BiermanArts and crafts are irreplaceable activities that stimulate our creativity and help our minds to relax. The process of creation is without doubt very beneficial; however, it sometimes creates an excessive amount of unnecessary waste.

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Wednesday
Mar282018

Tigers and Elephants Over Palm  Oil

Wikimedia Commons | A. C. ShapirTesso Nilo National Park, located in Sumatra, Indonesia is a biodiversity hotspot for mega fauna species including critically endangered Sumatran tigers and elephants. However this ecosystem is severely threatened by illegal logging and palm oil plantations.

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Monday
Mar262018

Traditional Chinese Medicine: No Miracle Cure for Endangered  Species

Flickr | Oregon State UniversityTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is having a profound impact on some of the world's most endangered animals. A huge number of people rely on this form of medicine which has existed for more than 3000 years.

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Monday
Mar262018

Why Gardening  Matters

Flickr | Florian BugielCommunity gardens are popping up around the world. They gain a large popularity especially in cities where inhabitants usually lack the connection with nature.

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Tuesday
Mar202018

'Good' And 'Bad' Animals As Portrayed In The  Media

Flickr | AirwolfhoundAs animals cannot speak for themselves, their characterizations and descriptions of behaviour or values are always mediated through the perspective of humans. These can vary according to the interests, experience or views of a particular speaker.

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Monday
Mar192018

Children's Books About  Nature

Flickr | Boston Public LibraryThe Little Prince or Harry Potter series prove that children books conquer the hearts of little readers as well as the grown up ones. The books we’ve listed in this article carry important messages for any age groups.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Melissa Hie: The girl that eats the  world

Flickr | insatiablemunchMelissa Hie’s Instagram account will catch your eye at the first sight. Her food photos, full of colour, capture the unique culture and atmosphere of the place.

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Monday
Mar122018

Top 5 Extraordinary Hobbies around the  World

Flickr | Christian ReuschWith supermarkets on every corner, picking mushrooms in the forest or making pelmeni from scratch isn’t necessary anymore. However, these activities are deeply embedded in cultures and have become a great way to spend leisure time and gather with family and friends.

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Thursday
Mar082018

Top 5 Art Exhibitions About The  Environment

Flickr | Ruth HartnupArt often reflects on and reacts to current political and social situations, as it has power to influence their development. Therefore, it’s not surprising that environmental issues are a major source of inspiration for today’s artists.

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Wednesday
Feb282018

Ecovillages: What Are They All  About?

Flickr | Eli DukeIn the shade of climate change and ecological crisis, ecovillages serve as a great practical example of sustainable living. However, the technological innovations aren’t their most important contribution to ecological solutions.

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Monday
Feb262018

Top 5 Environmental  Philosophers

Flickr | Fronteiras do PensamentoEnvironmental ethics is concerned with interactions between humans and the natural world. It includes various approaches from anthropocentrism to biocentrism. According to the philosopher Erazim Kohák, the term is new although the principles of environmental ethics were always present in the society.

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Thursday
Feb222018

The Advantages Of Slow  Travelling

Flickr | Iñaki Pérez de AlbénizIf you want to make the most of your holidays, meet a new culture and collect remarkable stories, you might find interesting the concept of slow travelling. It’s less comfortable, it takes more time and you won’t take as many sightseeing pics for Instagram as mainstream tourists.

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Monday
Feb192018

Top 5 Largest Nature Reserves 

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) are responsible for defining the categories which determine whether an area should be included in the official list of protected areas...

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