Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Pacific islands ‘growing not shrinking’

• June, 2010

Pacific islands ‘growing not shrinking’ due to climate change Low-lying Pacific islands regarded as “poster child” examples of the threat from rising sea levels are expanding not sinking, a new study has revealed. Scientists have been surprised by the findings, which show that some islands have grown by almost one-third over the past 60 years. Among the island chains to have increased in land area are Tuvalu and neighbouring Kiribati, both of which attracted attention at last year’s Copenhagen climate summit.

If Marijuana Production Were Legal

• June, 2010

If Marijuana Production Were Legal: Projected Tax Revenues, by State (US only) Love it or hate it, people smoke marijuana – lots of it. In some states marijuana consumption and possession have been decriminalized, and even legalized for medicinal purposes. But, have you ever wondered how large the economics of Marijuana were? Us too. As a result ,have decided to put together this graphic, which illustrates the popularity of marijuana consumption, the federal tax dollars spent to keep marijuana illegal, and the possible tax revenues

Dennis Hopper (RIP) Left Legacy to UFO researchers

• June, 2010

Dennis Hopper Film “Easy Rider” Left Big Legacy to UFO Researchers Dennis Hopper may have passed away, but along with his many film appearances, he has left an important legacy to UFO researchers. That’s the belief of Vancouver-based paranormal researcher Jon Kelly, who says the script that Hopper and “Easy Rider” co-star Peter Fonda wrote for the 1969 counterculture classic helped introduce a lot of information about UFOs to a massive audience. Kelly points to the campfire scene where Hopper (who played Billy) and cast

Futuristic Egglike Alpine Capsule

• June, 2010

Futuristic Egglike Alpine Capsule Designed by Lovegrove Studio Picture Gallery Below Lovegrove Studio, the London-based office of designer Ross Lovegrove, have designed a mountain living unit called Alpine Capsule. The capsule comprises a mounting living unit, where visitors can stay over night in the Italian Alps. Power is provided by several “power plants’, which consist of photovoltaic panels combined with a vertical axis wind turbine. The Alpine Capsule defines a new architectural condition, off grid and harmonic with nature. It expands the potential of modern

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Footage

• April, 2010

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Footage .::. <<video>> <<Editors notE>> A nice piece of footage of the recent volcano outburst in Iceland. For a whole lot of people, all this is just daily news (volcanic regions, obviously). Yet for Europe, it did bring along some panic. (considering the closure of many main airports…). Enjoy the side-effects of playing around with mother nature.

Europe’s Largest Undersea Volcano May Flood Southern Italy Any Moment

• April, 2010

Europe’s Largest Undersea Volcano May Flood Southern Italy Any Moment The Marsili Volcano Europe’s largest undersea volcano could disintegrate and unleash a tsunami that would engulf southern Italy “at any time”, a prominent vulcanologist warned in an interview published Monday. The Marsili volcano, which is bursting with magma, has “fragile walls” that could collapse, Enzo Boschi told the leading daily Corriere della Sera. “It could even happen tomorrow,” said Boschi, president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). “Our latest research shows that