Earth Hour: One Hour of Darkness to Increase Environmental Awareness

June 8, 2018 by  
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It started with an hour of darkness in Sydney, Australia, … The post Earth Hour: One Hour of Darkness to Increase Environmental Awareness appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Earth911’s Gift Guide For Dad

June 8, 2018 by  
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Still haven’t found the perfect present for Father’s Day? We’ve … The post Earth911’s Gift Guide For Dad appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Students Use Merry-Go-Round Power to Study Through the Night in Ghana

October 9, 2013 by  
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Not only do most children in Ghana have to spend their lives in poverty, they also have to spend 12 hours a day in darkness because their country lies just north of the equator. This means that once they are finished with school, working on family farms , and completing household chores, there is no light left with which to study. Luckily, a nonprofit called Empower Playgrounds  has built a merry-go-round that can harness the energy of children at play, channeling it into battery packs that can then be used to power LED lanterns in study areas. Read the rest of Students Use Merry-Go-Round Power to Study Through the Night in Ghana Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , Ben Markham , Darkness , Empower Playgrounds , Ghana , LED Lanterns , Merry-Go-Round , Poverty , Schoolchildren , Studying        

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The World’s First Approved Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015

October 9, 2013 by  
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Image © Shutterstock Only months after the announcement that Sanaria researchers had created the world’s first 100% effective malaria vaccine , UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has made a similar breakthrough in its own large-scale Phase III trial. The vaccine significantly reduced malaria cases and hospitalizations in African children across 7 seven different countries over the course of 18 months. If all goes well, the World Health Organization says, the vaccine may be approved for public use as early as 2015. Read the rest of The World’s First Approved Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anti-malaria efforts , clinical trials , clinical vaccine trials , ddt , glaxosmithkline , insecticides , malaria , malaria in Africa , malaria prevention , Malaria Vaccine , parasites , World Health Organization        

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WILDshorts Explores Wilderness Through 18 Beautiful Short Films in Salamanca, Spain

October 9, 2013 by  
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The term “wilderness” has a different connotation for each Earthly observer: for some, nothing is as wild as lions ripping meat off their kill, while for others it doesn’t get wilder than a trek through formidable ice-capped mountains. And what about the rapid pace at which lands are eroding, species are vanishing , and oceans are filling up with jellyfish ? That’s wild, but not in the wooly, happy way. To explore a suite of unique visual interpretations of the concept “wilderness,” Jenny Nichols and the rest of the WILDshorts crew have invited 18 filmmakers to share their work at a one-night film festival in western Spain. To be held tonight from 8pm at the Plaza de Bandos in Salamanca , the outdoor event will showcase an impressive variety of short but powerful films that challenge and expand our notion of what is wild. Conceived to encourage greater protection for everything from coral reefs and rivers to America’s wonderful national park system , WILDshorts comprises just one arm of the annual World Wilderness Congress now in its 10th year . Read the rest of WILDshorts Explores Wilderness Through 18 Beautiful Short Films in Salamanca, Spain Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 10th WWC , conservation photographers , environmental film , Film , film festival in Salamanca , Jenny Nichols , Monique , Nature Film , Pongo Media Productions , Salamanca Spain , sloth sanctuary , the WILD Foundation , WILD10 , wilderness , Wildlife conservation , WILDshorts , World Wilderness Congress        

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Geologists Accidentally Opened the "Door to Hell"

March 21, 2010 by  
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Photos: John H. Bradley In the darkness of night, flames dance and lick the air, casting an ominous glow that can be seen from miles around in the desert of Turkmenistan. The source of all this light and heat is a massive crater, in which blazes an unceasing inferno, dubbed by locals the “Door to Hell.” For decades, the fires within the pit have been burning without end, fed by a seemingly unlimited pocket of natural gas .

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