Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Green Home Blog

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. Earth’s oceans are vast – they cover 71% of our planet’s surface – and the majority of that area is never visited or even seen by people, which can make it easy to ignore the growing problem of pollution in our waters. Kamilo Beach.

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Rivers in the Atmosphere? How Water Moves in the Sky

Green Living Ideas

Atmospheric rivers —the Amazons of the air—are vast and unbroken streams of wind that carry water vapor from tropical oceans, moving thousands of miles through the sky. Atmospheric rivers are massive not only in their geographical extent, but in the amount of water vapor they transport.

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Learning Sustainability Through Play: GBO Hawaii

Green Living Ideas

If you are looking to learn more (or teach more) about sustainability, there is no better way than sharing the super fun game of GBO Hawaii. GBO Hawaii is a 2-4 person game that can best be related to that classic real estate trading game, Monopoly.

Becoming a Witness to Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

He grilled me about the science and frankly, how pessimistic he was about the fate of the planet. The Keeling Curve forms the basis for global measurement of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and, according to recent reports U.S. He realized he was watching the planet breathe.

Climate Records Shattered in 2013

Green (Living) Review

In fact, 2013 was somewhere between the second- and sixth- hottest year on record for the planet since record keeping began in 1880, according to the climate report, released Thursday (July 17) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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CO2 levels hits dreaded 400 ppm milestone

Green Blog

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a symbolic milestone late last week when it hit historic record levels of 400 parts per million (ppm). In fact, the planet haven’t experienced these levels of CO2 in millions of years.

Create an ocean water health sensor and win $2 million

Green Prophet

Finally, in spring 2015, finalists will test their devices off the coast of Hawaii, at depths of nearly 10,000 feet – 50% deeper than any pH sensor has ever been tested.

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Assisted Evolution? Maybe, Maybe Not

Conservancy Talk

But we have begun to push the planet to a point of no return and most humans, constrained by the narrow confines of a life set by evolution, can’t grasp the enormity of changes we are setting in train. Physical disruptions to lands and sea-beds; chemical changes to oceans and atmosphere.

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Why travel green: 3 good reasons

Green Traveler Guides

Reason #2: It’s best for the planet. chose organic for just a tenth of their diet (according to Mission Organic 2010 ) more than 6 billion pounds of carbon would be restored to our soil (where it belongs, instead in the atmosphere!),

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Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons


Without knowing, they had been utilizing the immense reservoir of our planet’s internal heat. One part of this heat originates from the time of the formation of our planet 4.6 These gases can escape into the atmosphere from the geothermal fluid during the drilling.

Green Lodging Key West | Organic Food Key West | Green Hotel Key.

Green Traveler Guides

Best for the planet … and you. There’s even a mock-up of Aquarius , the only undersea laboratory dedicated to marine science, operated since 1993 in the Key West National Marine Sanctuary by NOAA, the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration.

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Prepare Yourself: “Shocking Weather Has Just Begun”…

The Alien Next Door

Depending on atmospheric conditions, these three stages can take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours to occur. Which type you get depends on the instability and relative wind conditions in the atmosphere’s different layers (called "wind shear").

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