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Earth Day action!

11/04/2013

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22nd, millions of people around the world will do things a little differently to preserve resources and lighten their footprint on the Earth. Here are some ideas for ways you can celebrate. 1. Get your hands dirty! Volunteering is a great way to contribute on Earth Day and meet […]

Chicago: Green Roofs Make the City Cooler

10/10/2012

In summer, cities are hotter than surrounding rural areas because tall buildings and paved streets soak up and hold in the sun’s heat. One way to deal with rising temperatures is to plant gardens on tops of buildings. Here is a slide show of rooftop gardens in the city of Chicago. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/chicago/index.html These green oases […]

art and science

11/06/2012

I met Isabelle Cadene at a book event recently. She showed me her sketchbook and other work she’s proud of. How fantastic to meet another artist interested in the environment! The above art by Isabelle won 1st place in the Computer Graphics category of the 2012 Marine Art Contest for the 20th anniversary of the […]

mapping ideas

06/04/2012

I’ve always been drawn to maps. They are full of strange shapes and colors and represent distant places or maybe the back yard. We’ve had lots of fun looking at Google Maps. The ability to zoom in and out provides a certain kind of magic. Have you ever drawn a map of your day? Or […]

Are you a Bigfoot in disguise?

30/03/2012

This curious artifact was spotted at the International Cryptozoology  Museum in Portland, Maine. Bigfoot could actually serve as a handy mascot for the concerns around climate change. Plenty of people don’t believe such a creature exists, and yet others do. Many people don’t think climate change is happening, while others do. Whatever your persuasion, let’s […]