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Posted on June 9, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

n 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high, but it’s too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its spoliation of the Earth’s riches and change its patterns of consumption.

More than a movie, HOME will be a major event all over the globe : for the first time ever, a film will be released on the same day in over 50 countries and on every format : movie theatres, TV, DVD and Internet.

http://www.home-2009.com

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Charles Darwin: a great man

Posted on February 16, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

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Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who realised and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, providing logical explanation for the diversity of life.

At Edinburgh University Darwin neglected medical studies to investigate marine invertebrates, then the University of Cambridge encouraged a passion for natural science. His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist whose observations and theories supported Charles Lyell’s uniformitarian ideas, and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author. Puzzled by the geographical distribution of wildlife and fossils he collected on the voyage, Darwin investigated the transmutation of species and conceived his theory of natural selection in 1838. Although he discussed his ideas with several naturalists, he needed time for extensive research and his geological work had priority. He was writing up his theory in 1858 when Alfred Russel Wallace sent him an essay which described the same idea, prompting immediate joint publication of both of their theories.

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His 1859 book On the Origin of Species established evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. He examined human evolution and sexual selection in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, followed by The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. His research on plants was published in a series of books, and in his final book, he examined earthworms and their effect on soil.

In recognition of Darwin’s pre-eminence, he was one of only five 19th-century UK non-royal personages to be honoured by a state funeral,[8] and was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton.

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You can see his complete work here

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Whale Wars- Animal Planet

Posted on February 5, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

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Captain Paul Watson founded his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977 because he believed his new organization had to go even further to eradicate whaling, poaching, shark finning and habitat destruction — and to uphold international conservation laws on the high seas — than the Greenpeace group he had co-founded.

For several years, Watson’s group of staff and volunteers have engaged in a campaign almost every winter to find and stop Japanese ships that hunt whales in the name of research, attempting to stop them by any non-violent means necessary. The eclectic group — labeled activists, heroes and/or eco-pirates — leave port in Melbourne, Australia for a two-month campaign that is dangerous, controversial and has garnered international media attention. Sea Shepherd’s dedicated, international crew have spent their holiday the last several years and risked their lives at the bottom of the Earth to save whales.

In the Spotlight

During the 2007-2008 campaign, Animal Planet captured the intensity of Sea Shepherd’s mission and the trials and tribulations of the crew in a new seven-part, hour-long weekly series Whale Wars. The series draws attention to this global conservation issue that has caused friction between several nations over the practice of whaling in oceanic territories. This year’s campaign was particularly eventful with multiple engagements, capsizing, possible hostage taking and alleged shooting, and Animal Planet crews were onboard to document it as it unfolded.

Highlighting both the controversial whaling trade and the tactics that Sea Shepherd and its staff and volunteers use to attempt to cripple it, the series documents the group’s three-month sojourn across the icy Antarctic waters at the far end of the globe. Each week on Whale Wars, Animal Planet will take viewers on a powerful and adrenaline-fueled adventure and spotlight how the group takes action against alleged illegal whaling operations.

Aggressive Tactics

The Society’s fight to eradicate Japanese whaling on the high seas — where international laws are interpreted by different countries and organizations in different ways — utilizes some aggressive techniques, including ramming and disabling whaling ships; disrupting whale carcass processing; engaging in physical entanglement; and boarding and dispersing fleets of whaling vessels. For the campaign this season, Sea Shepherd christened its vessel in honor of the iconic conservationist Steve Irwin with the blessing of his wife Terri, both of whom support the organization independent of Animal Planet.

WHALE WARS premieres Fridays at 9 PM e/p

Source: http://animal.discovery.com/tv/whale-wars/about/

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Harvard urges rich nations to cut emissions first: ENN — Know Your Environment

Posted on November 24, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

after the storm..

Harvard urges rich nations to cut emissions first: ENN — Know Your Environment

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Sad Nature

Posted on November 21, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

In this video you can see mostly animal photos. There is a sad look in their faces. This video is not for the happy face of nature. It’s about the sad one which is caused by the humanity. The slideshow is combined with the sweet piano rhythm of the Amelie movie soundtrack.

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Environmental Abuse Addict

Posted on July 27, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

I uploaded this video yesterday on youtube(well actually a slideshow of some pictures I’ve taken with a nice song)..
Song’s name is Alchoholic by Starsailor
Here’s the lyrics:

Starsailor Lyrics
Alcoholic Lyrics

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Homo Sapiens

Posted on July 22, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Images…

            

Human activities are behind everything…

A dead snake in the street killed by a hurry driver

A burnt forest

Global Warming?

Leonidas statue- Thermopyles (300)

Sea, Peloponnisos, Greece

And a nice song:

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Philippine Tarsier

Posted on July 2, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

A very beatiful animal: Philippine Tarsier

Look at this beatiful animal!! It is called Philippine Tarsier and the scientific name is Tarsius syrichta.It’s a mammal, it belongs to primates and it’s the smallest monkey. Its height is 15 cm. It perfectly fits in a human’s hand. The most amazing thing about this animal is its eyes! They are the biggest eyes in all the mammals(considering the analogy with face and body). Its eyes are fixed in the skull so they can’t move inside the sockets. So, it has developed an adaptation and it can rotate its head 180 degrees. It is a nocturnal carnivorous animal and insects have a special place in it’s diet.

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