A fine film that strips London of its light pollution, and show you what you’d probably be able to see instead. Beautiful stuff.
environment & politics
“It’s time we stop apologizing for how we get our protein. This is who we are. Unless you’re a small time rancher, small time farmer, a hunter or fishermen… you really have no idea where your food comes from. Most people don’t even think about it. Well, we think about it.”
I’m sure some might see the controversy in this, and hunting for food in general, but there’s a lot of sense in that statement. These people are getting some of the most ecologically sustainable forms of protein, from animals that have lived healthy, free lives. Food for thought…
It’s a long film and, ultimately, contains many concepts you’ve probably heard before. But this is put together very well and deserves watching.
Nice little animation on our plastic consumption.
“Since the discovery of the Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, which is predicted to measure twice the size of Texas, five more have been found across the world’s oceans with the Atlantic gyre predicted to be even larger. This plastic takes thousands of years to degrade, remaining in the environment to be broken up into ever smaller fragments by ocean currents.”
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There’s a gallery of these over at the Guardian. Though just about all forms of energy generation are controversial to some section of the population, I reckon wind turbines are among the most beautiful. There’s a weird, hypnotic grace to their movements – and, besides, I’d far rather live next to one of these than a coal mine.
This is pretty interesting. Grad student Aaron Mickelson has created a whole load of design ideas with the aim to reduce packaging waste.
The fascinating world of corals and sponges.
A nice little video of community wildlife management in Namibia.