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A Living Planet

The Earth's Seasonal "Heartbeat" as Seen from Space | Colossal

We all know that as the seasons change on Earth, temperatures rise and fall, plants grow or die, ice forms or melts away. Perhaps nobody is more aware of this than NASA's Visible Earth team who provide a vast catalog of images of our home planet as seen from space.

What's Port Ambrose really all about? -

In November 2004, Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. filed a notice of intent to build a liquefied natural gas import facility at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, and the application began winding through Oregon and federal agencies that had to approve it before building could begin, a process that continues today.

Google seeks out wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk? The answer is that all of them are interested in understanding how the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay as he is known to his hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, can help their organisations to become more compassionate and effective.

Switzerland: Graubünden's walking trail of epic scenery and enduring art

Swiss hiking trails often lead you into and over colossal mountains, out of the tree line, up towards snowy peaks, but a newly created route in the spectacular Graubünden region sticks close to the tumbling river Flem, travelling through sedate valleys and wooden ravines as well as Alpine pastures.

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

Cities are the laboratories where the most innovative ideas for surviving in the future can be tested. These 10-from New York to Tokyo to Bogota-were just awarded City Climate Leadership Awards for their work.

Who Killed the Bees? Pesticides, risk and the politics of knowledge
The UK government was one of a minority of states that voted against the EU ban on insecticides said to be responsible for desecrating the honeybee population. Its rejection of a precautionary approach to this issue suggests that deep public anxiety about risks associated with technological and scientific 'progress' is justified, writes Dr Richie Nimmo .
Hunger is all around us, yet it doesn't have to be -

The recent vote by Congress to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - the food stamp program known as SNAP - over the next 10 years is alarming. If these cuts become law, those who are already struggling to afford food will be thrust into further hardship, increasing hunger across America and right here on Long Island.