Taking care of the environment takes care of all living things. However, our culture does not always support this … Read More
In this amazing video from Ensia, University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford has created a way to communicate climate data through music. Using his cello and climate data collected by NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, Crawford created a composition where each note corresponds to a year, and the pitch represents temperature.
Over the month of June 2012, Dano Grayson was sponsored by the Amazon Aid Foundation as an Artist for the Amazon to travel alone through the South American wilderness in efforts of capturing nature at its finest.
In 2010, New York City added 54,349,650 metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; this is 148,903 tons of carbon dioxide emitted per day, 6,204 tons an hour, and 1.72 tons a second. Carbon emission rates have increased to the point where the natural carbon cycle is unable to deal with the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which impacts climate.
In “A Rumble in the Jungle” New York Times Op-Ed Contributors Nathan K. Lujan, Devin D. Bloom and Cynthia Watson articulate “the awful truths of gold mining” that are glossed over in reality T.V. shows like Bamazon. Highlighting the intricate ecosystem within the Amazon, this article points to what we as humans identify most with: “the increasing levels of mercury (used to sift for and collect gold flecks) that naturally collect in fish…which over time could cause cancer and lead to birth defects.” The cycle goes something like this: gold miners in the Amazon use mercury to find gold. Mercury naturally binds to gold and is much easier to sift for once solidified.