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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.

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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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and the red wolf is gone

Posted on December 19, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |




and the red wolf is gone

Originally uploaded by satel444

Well he cursed all the roads and the oil men
And he cursed the automobile
Said this is no place for an hombre like I am
In this new world of asphalt and steel

Then he’d look off some place in the distance
At something only he could see
He’d say all that’s left now of the old days
Those damned old coyotes and me

Now the long horns are gone
And the drovers are gone
The Comanche’s are gone
And the outlaws are gone
Now Quantro is gone
Stan Watie is gone
And the lion is gone
And the Red Wolf is gone
(coyotes-don edwards)

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Climate change and fires

Posted on October 28, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |


just a tree

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The catastrophic fires in California indicate that a storm is coming. This metaphoric storm means more frequent events like these, fires, hurricanes, drought. The climate change models have predicted such phenomena. Many experts talk about it for many long time but nobody listens. According to Nasa the average temperature has climbed 0.8 degree Celsius since 1880, much of this in the last decades.The 20th century’s last two decades were the hottest in 400 years.Polar bears in Arctic suffer as ice is dissapearing. Mountain snows are rapidly melting. And there is scientific evidence. Is human responsible for climate change? The answer is YES. He is. Ok, let’s say there is a possibility of 99,99%. If you don’t believe that human is responsible for global warming then watch this. You have nothing to lose. This year, besides the massive fires in California, we had similar events here in Greece. The experienced firemen are surprised with what they see. This whole situation is not normal. As I read here, Ronald Neilson, a professor at Oregon State University and bioclimatologist with the USDA Forest Service said that “You can’t look at one event such as this and say with certainty that it was caused by a changing climate” “But things just like this are consistent with what the latest modeling shows” “and may be another piece of evidence that climate change is a reality, one with serious effects.” “As the planet warms, more water is getting evaporated from the oceans and all that water has to come down somewhere as precipitation”.

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Eutrophication and pollution

Posted on September 28, 2007. Filed under: pollution | Tags: , , |


water pollution
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Eutrophication is the result of nutrient pollution. When a certain land, or lake, or sea receives excessive amounts of nutriens(mostly phosphorus or nitrogen) the result is eutrophication. Aquatic environments polluted with fertilizers is an example. Increased chemical nutrients means productivity. However this productivity is very dangerous for the ecosystem’s “health”. The most common result of eutrophism is the algal bloom.
Here are some ecological effects of eutrophism by wikipedia
Increased biomass of phytoplankton
Toxic or inedible phytoplankton species
Increases in blooms of gelatinous zooplankton
Decreased biomass of benthic and epiphytic algae
Changes in macrophyte species composition and biomass
Decreases in water transparency (increased turbidity)
Color, smell, and water treatment problems
Dissolved oxygen depletion

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