“…the more they kill the better, I will love it.”

The Great Bloody White North The Canadian Seal Slaughter and How I Really Feel About It! Commentary by Captain Paul Watson –  Sea Shepherd “Mr. Speaker, I would like to see the 6 million seals, or whatever number is out there, killed and sold, or destroyed and burned. I do not care what happens to […]

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Debut of the first practical ‘artificial leaf’

Found this on http://www.geeksaresexy.net –  Sounds really interesting: An MIT scientist claims he has achieved “one of the Holy Grails of science”: an artificial leaf that stands up to practical application. The device simulates photosynthesis to generate electricity using just sunlight and water — reputedly doing so 10 times more efficiently than a real leaf. […]

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Where do we want to grow?

Economic growth Today I attended a talk which focused on development assistance in Africa. I was quite impressed when this picture was shown. It illustrates in a simple way the distribution of advanced, rich nations. I was thinking how our battered world will be like in 100 years, concidering our current, not sustainable growth rate […]

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The 1€ Idea! Or how to make billions out of one!

The 1 Euro Idea! I was never good in math, and I have not studied economics. But an idea is buzzing around in my head for quite some time that is so simple that I can not believe no one had come to it before. We always hear there is no money. Stop hunger? No […]

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Earth Hour München

Earth Hour Munich, a photo by hipydeus on Flickr. Munich was rather disappointing. The light from the town hall and a church was turned off. Otherwise, all the lights were bright as day in all shops and commercial buildings. No one was there and no one was interested. Well it was raining, and on TV […]

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Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011 a video by hipydeus on Flickr. At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and hundreds of million people across the world from all walks of life turn off their lights and come together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing […]

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TASTE THE WASTE

European households throw away 100 billion euros worth of food each year. 90 million tons of food, enough to fill 3 million trucks stretched around the equator. This is twice the amount needed to feed all the hungry people in the world. Considering the population of the EU (739 Miliion) and USA (310 Million) the […]

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SUPERMOON

SUPERMOON a photo by hipydeus on Flickr. SUPERMOON For the next few days, the moon will appear bigger and brighter – in fact the biggest for almost 20 years. Of course i went out to take a picture. I didn’t notice it was bigger, so i was quite surprised when i made this comparison. The […]

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Indonesian Rainforest. Consumer power – works!

If you search for Sumatra on Google Maps, you can find them quickly. Huge Palm Oil plantages. One of our most precious forests on earth and its inhabitants are highly in danger. The orang-utan is one of our closest relatives – intelligent, impressive, – and soon to be extinct. How can it be that a […]

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