Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

May 5, 2015 by  
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‘Rubbish’ is the name of the adorable sea lion pup captured above in the image from KTVU’s Twitter feed. He was rescued last week after wandering the streets of San Francisco. This is not the first time The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, has rescued the pup. In March, they discovered him in Santa Barbara suffering from pneumonia and malnourishment. They nursed him to health and then released him at Point Reyes National Seashore. Last Thursday, the wandering pup made his way to San Francisco’s Marina District and then hid under a car on the corner of Marina Blvd and Divisadero Street, eluding rescue for 30 minutes, CBS San Francisco reports. Eventually trained rescuers scooped him up in a net and transported him back in a carrier to the rescue center in Marin Headlands, where they will “fatten him up” again. That’s the good news. The bad news? Rubbish’s adventures point to a troubling new trend, and climate change may be the culprit. Read the rest of Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , Climate Change , food scarcity , global warming , News , Point Reyes National Seashore , rubbish , San Francisco , sea lion , The Marine Mammal Center

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Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt’s price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than the current model

May 5, 2015 by  
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When Chevy unveiled the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show , Chevy revealed everything from the Volt’s revamped exterior to its longer EV driving range, but one thing was missing—the price. Chevy has now revealed that the 2016 Volt will start at $33,995 when it arrives later this year, which is almost $1,200 less than the current-generation Volt. Read the rest of Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt’s price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than the current model Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet , chevrolet volt , chevy , chevy volt , electric car , electric motor , general motors , GM , green car , green transportation , hybrid , plug-in hybrid , volt

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Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

February 11, 2014 by  
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Animal lovers and fastidious fishermen are already aware of the dangers that plastic six-pack drink rings, fishing line, hooks, and rubber bands pose to ocean creatures. However, a far more lethal class of marine debris has appeared on the scene in the form of plastic packing bands. These non-biodegradable loops can ensnare seals and sea lions, causing gruesome wounds, and restrict mobility to such an extent that the animal starves. Read the rest of Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , marine mammal , marine plastic pollution , microplastic pollution , national marine fisheries service hotline , NOAA , ocean conservation , pinniped , plastic gyre , plastic packing bands , plastic pollution , sea lion , seal        

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PHOTOS: Young Projects’ Playful, Matchmaking Sculpture Pops Up in Times Square

February 11, 2014 by  
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Young Projects has made it a little bit easier to find love in the big city with their unique interactive sculpture in Times Square. Called “Match-Maker” , the intriguing heart-shaped public artpiece invites viewers to peer through strategically-placed periscopes to see their four most ideal astrological mates on the other side. Read on to check out more photos of this cupid-like tangle of tubes. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Kammetal , sustainable design , Times Square , times square alliance , times square heart sculpture , valentine sculpture , valentines day new york city , valentines day nyc , van alen institute , Young Projects        

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Google’s New ‘Street View’ Maps Let You Dive in the Galapagos Islands!

September 13, 2013 by  
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Google has coursed the Amazon , swam the Great Barrier Reef and scaled the Burj Khalifa – and now the tech giant has launched their latest Street View Trekker project with a collection of incredible maps of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands . Allowing users to become “Darwin for a Day,” the 360-degree street view maps swim with marine life and hike over islands that Darwin likely encountered in his historic venture 178 years ago. Viewers can even help with ongoing conservation in the region by identifying the plants and animals on screen. Read the rest of Google’s New ‘Street View’ Maps Let You Dive in the Galapagos Islands! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: catlin seaview , charles darwin , charles darwin foundation , converstaion , galapagos islands , galapagos national park , google conservation , Google maps , Google Street View , google trekker , iNaturalist , sea lion , Street View , street view trekker        

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Amazing Egyptian Cave Churches are Carved Out of Solid Rock in Cairo

September 13, 2013 by  
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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

September 13, 2013 by  
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The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) recently earned the highest LEED Platinum certification yet achieved for a new green building. The project systematically demonstrates high performance in site design, water & energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and material conservation and use. The US Green Building Council granted the project 63 of a possible 69 points under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) version 2 rating system. Only one other new building has achieved this level of green building distinction. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , “sustainable architecture” , csl , Green Building , green design , Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design , LEED platinum , phipps center for sustainable landscapes , pittsburgh        

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