Planet parade to dazzle stargazers this week here’s what you need to know

March 7, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Planet parade to dazzle stargazers this week here’s what you need to know

Mercury , Venus , Mars , Jupiter , and Saturn : those are the planets stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to glimpse this week during what The Weather Channel called a planet parade. While you won’t be able to spot them all at the same time, you could snag views of Mercury and Venus after sunset and Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn before dawn — read on to find out how. March is an excellent month for “catching all five bright planets,” according to EarthSky . They define bright planet as one in our solar system that can be viewed without an optical aid “and that’s been watched since time immemorial.” Whoa! Cool. In March 2018, you can see all 5 bright planets. https://t.co/kwFqw9Gzhk Look west after sunset for Mercury and Venus. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are up before dawn. #Mercury #Venus #Jupiter #Mars #Saturn #visibleplanets pic.twitter.com/oyss7rrvb2 — EarthSky (@earthskyscience) March 2, 2018 Related: Google maps the solar system for armchair space travelers Catch Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn before dawn; according to EarthSky, Jupiter should rise around one hour after midnight, and Mars and Saturn appear closer to dawn. The planets have slightly varying rising times depending on where you are on Earth ; EarthSky recommends a few sky almanacs accessible here . The Weather Channel said people in the Rocky Mountains and areas in the South will have the best opportunity for viewing on Wednesday morning. On Thursday morning, the South and areas in the West will be the best locations. If you’re in the Northeast, you might be out of luck; Winter Storm Quinn could obstruct the view, according to meteorologist Chris Dolce. See all 5 bright planets in March https://t.co/Tol9xs2C3L You can't see them simultaneously. But, especially from the Northern Hemisphere, March 2018 is a great month for catching all 5 bright planets either after sunset, or before dawn. pic.twitter.com/tE7rkvHOYs — EarthSky (@earthskyscience) March 2, 2018 Mercury and Venus will appear close together in the first few weeks of March, and you can catch them in the west after sunset. Venus is around “12 times brighter than Mercury,” so EarthSky recommends searching for Venus if you’re having trouble finding our solar system’s smallest planet. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, don’t worry! You’ll get your shot at spotting the five planets in April. Via EarthSky and The Weather Channel Images via Greg Rakozy on Unsplash and Paul VanDerWerf on Flickr

View original post here:
Planet parade to dazzle stargazers this week here’s what you need to know

David Adjaye unveils designs for National Cathedral in Ghana

March 7, 2018 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on David Adjaye unveils designs for National Cathedral in Ghana

In celebration of Ghana’s 61st year of independence, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo revealed designs for a National Cathedral of Ghana to be built in Accra. The government appointed David Adjaye to design the project, a Ghanian British architect of Adjaye Associates who rose to international prominence for his work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The multi-faith landmark will be a multifunctional space home to Africa’s first Bible Museum and Documentation Center as well as venue for presidential inaugurations and state funerals. The new National Cathedral will be built on a 15-acre landscaped site next to Osu Cemetery. Envisioned by Adjaye as a “physical embodiment of unity, harmony and spirituality,” the multi-faith building will house a series of grand chapels , baptistery, two-story 5000-seat auditorium, music school, central hall, choir facilities, art gallery, retail, and other multipurpose space. The building’s adornments and furnishings will be designed in collaboration with Ghanaian and African artists. Related: National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in Washington, DC A new ceremonial route and landscape will link the Cathedral to prominent Accra landmarks including Independence Square, the State House, and Africa Unity Circle. “It is an immense honour to be granted the opportunity to contribute something of this scale and import to my home country,” said Adjaye. “I have sought to craft a building that not only understands its landscape but one that will be unique to Accra and the Ghanaian Nation.” + Adjaye Associates Via ArchDaily Images via Adjaye Associates

See more here: 
David Adjaye unveils designs for National Cathedral in Ghana

Mercury pollution poison threatens to wipe out a remote tribe of indigenous Amazon people

March 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Mercury pollution poison threatens to wipe out a remote tribe of indigenous Amazon people

Mercury poisoning could potentially wipe out an isolated Amazonian tribe in Peru . Over 80 percent of the members of the Nahua tribe are currently sick with mercury poisoning, which is linked to anemia and kidney malfunction, and one child has reportedly died from the illness, according to tribal protection group Survival International (SI). Health experts say that Camisea Gas Project , the country’s largest gas field, is the source of the poisoning. Read the rest of Mercury pollution poison threatens to wipe out a remote tribe of indigenous Amazon people

Here is the original:
Mercury pollution poison threatens to wipe out a remote tribe of indigenous Amazon people

Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

August 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

An alarming new study shows that mercury levels near the surface of many of the world’s oceans have tripled since the industrial revolution. The leap is due to pollution from a variety of sources including mines, coal-fired power plants and sewage. The study stops short of warning against human consumption of seafood, but it does warn of damage to marine life – and one scientist calls it “an alarm call for the future.” Read the rest of Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic Circle , damaged marine life , marine environment , marine life , mercury , mercury pollution , murcury levels triple , Nature , north atlantic ocean mercury , ocean seafood , oceans , pacific ocean mercury , shallow waters , simon boxall , south atlantic mercury , stop eating ocean fish , woods hole oceanographic institute

View original post here: 
Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

82,000 Tons of Toxic Coal Ash Spill Into North Carolina River

February 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on 82,000 Tons of Toxic Coal Ash Spill Into North Carolina River

Coal ash photo by Brian Stansberry A retired Duke Energy coal plant in Eden, North Carolina recently leaked 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the nearby Dan River. The contaminated fluid traveled through a broken pipe underneath an unlined storage pit, sending 27 million gallons of water from a 27-acre storage pond into the river. Environmental groups and Duke Energy are in disagreement as to the level of arsenic in the waterway, but some independent assessments have measured concentrations 35 times higher than limits set by the EPA. Read the rest of 82,000 Tons of Toxic Coal Ash Spill Into North Carolina River Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arsenic , chromium , coal ash , coal fired power plant , containment pond , dan river , duke energy , elk river , epa , federal government regulation , Freedom Industries , lead , mercury , north carolina , renewable energy , selenium , water contamination , west virginia        

More: 
82,000 Tons of Toxic Coal Ash Spill Into North Carolina River

New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute just released a report that details the world’s most polluted places. The report, titled The Top Ten Toxic Threats: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges , tracks chemicals, e-waste, radioactive contamination, lead and other pollutants that pose health risks to more than 200 million people in eight countries. Read the rest of New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , chemicals , e-waste , health risk , lead , mercury , polluted places , Pollution , radiation , toxic , toxins        

View original post here:
New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute just released a report that details the world’s most polluted places. The report, titled The Top Ten Toxic Threats: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges , tracks chemicals, e-waste, radioactive contamination, lead and other pollutants that pose health risks to more than 200 million people in eight countries. Read the rest of New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , chemicals , e-waste , health risk , lead , mercury , polluted places , Pollution , radiation , toxic , toxins        

Excerpt from:
New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

November 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

Ford just announced a series of changes in its senior leadership team, and one of them is the retirement of J Mays , group vice president and chief creative officer of design. J Mays is retiring after more than 33 years in the automotive industry, 16 of which were with Ford. Mays joined Ford in 1997 as vice president of design and led the teams that developed new models of the Ford Fusion , Focus, Fiesta, Taurus, Mustang and F-150. Read the rest of J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aston martin , automotive , automotive industry , BMW , Car Design , ford , J Mays , jaguar , Land Rover , lincoln , Mazda , mercury , volkswagen , volvo        

Read the original here: 
J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

Traditional Japanese Superfood Wards off Flu Virus

November 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Traditional Japanese Superfood Wards off Flu Virus

Scientists recently discovered that a pickled turnip popular in Japan fights off the flu virus, giving it a good chance of becoming the world’s next superfood . The traditional Japanese pickle called Suguki or Lactobacillus brevis proved effective at boosting the immune systems of mice exposed to the flu virus. Test results were published in  SfAM journal and  Letters in Applied Microbiology, and have already spurred human clinical trials. Read the rest of Traditional Japanese Superfood Wards off Flu Virus Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: exopolysaccharides , increase immune system function , japanese food cures flu , Japanese pickle wards off flu virus , Lactobacillus brevis , latest superfood from Japan , natural flu vaccine , organic flu vaccine , probiotic drink for flu , suguki pickle , traditional japanese food , Traditional Japanese pickel        

Here is the original post:
Traditional Japanese Superfood Wards off Flu Virus

LAST CHANCE: Vote for your Favorite Green Halloween Costume!

November 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on LAST CHANCE: Vote for your Favorite Green Halloween Costume!

Today is the LAST DAY of our Green Halloween Costume Contest – and the competition is too close to call! Sprinkle Dirtybottom the baby gnome is currently neck and neck with the Muppet Selves , but Donkey Kong and the Stinkbug are chasing at their heels. Our contest ends tonight at midnight EST and it’s up to you to decide the winner of a fabulous Kilo Glow bike from Pure Fix Cycles – so cast your votes now ! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DIY COSTUME > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bicycle contest , bike , bike contest , costume contest , costume crafting , DIY , diy costume contest , diy halloween costume , glow in the dark bicycle , green design , green halloween , green transportation , inhabitat green halloween contest , kilo glow , pure fix cycles , sustainable design        

Read the original here: 
LAST CHANCE: Vote for your Favorite Green Halloween Costume!

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1281 access attempts in the last 7 days.