Giant condor returns to thank man who saved him after he fell from his mother’s nest

June 13, 2017 by  
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The bond between a human and an animal can be a powerful one, and the following video is a testament to this. After an Argentinian man named Edgardo rescued a condor that fell from its nest as a baby, he proceeded to care for it until it was well enough to be returned to the wild . Then, years after the giant condor found freedom, it returned to “thank” Edgardo. In the video, the condor walks up to his former caretaker and gives him a hug, nuzzling his neck. In response to the affection, Edgardo says, “Hi, how are you, you crazy thing, how do you do? What a beauty you are.” According to Edgardo’s cousin, the man took in the condor because he felt bad for it. “And that was the beginning of the friendship,” he said. The heartwarming footage has been viewed more than 1.2 million times on social media. Gloria Valdovinos, who was moved by the reunion, commented: “Beautiful to have a pet like this.” And, Rei Dom wrote, “What a privilege! Being able to have a magnificent animal such as this.” When humans empathize with other creatures and act out of love, it is not unusual for relationships such as this one to form. Via Daily Mail Images via Miratico

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Wildfires Threatening 700 Homes in Northern California Under Control For Now

August 6, 2014 by  
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Light rain and increased humidity have helped fire fighters start to get a handle on two wildfires that are currently threatening more than 700 homes in Northern California – but residents are far from out of the woods yet. CBS News reports that the Eiler Fire in Lassen National Forest has burned through nearly 45 square miles to timber and is in sight of the Shasta County community of Burney, where it threatens 700 homes – though it didn’t grow overnight on Aug. 4 and remains four miles away from the town. The nearby Bald Fire, which is the larger of the two fires, has forced the evacuation of about a dozen homes after burning through a total of 62 square miles of forest. Read the rest of Wildfires Threatening 700 Homes in Northern California Under Control For Now Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bald , California , county , Drought , elier , evacuation , fire , forest , northern , shasta , wild

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Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland

December 12, 2012 by  
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ScottishPower Renewables has announced plans to temporarily halt progress on the Tiree Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland. Designed as a 361 square kilometer site 5km off the coast of the most westerly island in the inner Hebrides of Scotland, the Argyll Array scheme could produce as much as 1800MW of wind energy that would power as many as 1,000,000 homes. But activists with the No Tiree Array campaign and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) warn that dolphins, killer whales and basking sharks populate the waters surrounding the proposed site and that various bird species could be harmed as well. Read the rest of Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Argyll Array , birds and wind turbine , environmental activism , environmental impact assessment , environmental news , marine life , No Tiree Array , renewable energy , rspb , Scotland , Tiree Wind Farm , UK , wind energy

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Moby1 is a Modern and Mobile Micro-Home for Living in the Wild

April 19, 2012 by  
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Moby1 ‘s stylin’ XTR is a modern spin on the classic 50s Teardrop Trailer, incorporating new technologies and an array of cushy amenities. Lightweight, small, and quite comfortable, these camping trailers include a roof top tent, space for a real mattress, running water and solar panels. Built to be a modern and mobile micro-home, the XTR has everything you need to live it up in the wild. Read the rest of Moby1 is a Modern and Mobile Micro-Home for Living in the Wild Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green transportation , micro home , Moby1 , Solar Power , Teardrop Trailers , tiny shelter , XTR

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DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film

April 19, 2012 by  
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This imaginative cardboard arcade is the awesome creation of nine year old Caine Monroy. After spending his summer vacation in his dad’s used auto parts store building a fun-filled series of elaborate games from cardboard , Caine opened up the arcade to the passers-by of his Los Angeles neighborhood. Like a regular games hall, Caine offered special deals – $1 for two turns, and $2 for a five-hundred turn ‘Fun Pass’. But even with deals like that business was slow, and Caine’s chances of getting a rush of customers were small. Until one day, independent filmmaker Nirvan Mullick stumbled on the arcade while looking for a car-part, and this chance meeting changed the success of the arcade, and the story, forever. Read the rest of DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Caine Monroy , caine’s arcade , card inventions , cardboard arcade , Goldhirsh Foundation , green design , Nirvan Mullick , playful cardboard design , recycled card design , sustainable arcade

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

April 19, 2012 by  
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Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists looks at how good or bad EVs in different parts of the US perform in terms of carbon emissions based in differences in how electricity is generated. The report found that location matters a great deal; in some parts of the country where electricity is generated mostly from coal, EVs performed no better than gasoline-powered hybrids. Read the rest of New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cars , chevy volt , CO2 emissions , electric car , electric vehicles , ev , fossil fuels , fuel economy , fuel efficiency , global warming , green cars , green transportation , hybrids

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Just a Reminder: Lions May Be Extinct in 15 Years

July 14, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Yagan Keily As in, gone from the wild. Kaput. Lions, one of the most iconic big cats — indeed, one of the most beloved animals the world over — have been undergoing a rapid decline over the last 50 years. In 1960, there were 450,000 lions in the wild. In 2010, there were 20,000. Do the math: If this trajectory continues, we will be living in a lion-less world in just over a decade. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Japan Needs to Completely Phase Out Nuclear Power, Says Prime Minister

July 14, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC A Change of Heart The words above are those of Naoto Kan, Japan’s prime minister. He used to be in favor of nuclear power, as long as the proper safeguards were in place, but the neverending crisis at Fukushima Dai-ichi seems to have changed his mind. “As I’ve experienced the March 11 accident, I came to realize the risk of nuclear energy is too intense,” Kan said. “It involves technology that cannot be controlled by our conventional concept of safet… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rare Gyrfalcons Fly Again After Smuggling Bust

December 27, 2010 by  
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Photos via IFAW ‘Tis the season for heart-warming stories.

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Ford is Bringing Stop-Start Technology to Non-Hybrids in North-America

December 27, 2010 by  
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