Archive for October, 2012

The last of the 3 R’s

For the last couple of Wednesdays now, I’ve been trying to get my recycling bin out to the curb but since I have my kids that night, I’ve found it a task impossible to accomplish. Today however, I finally did it and so in honor of that, I’m posting a couple of articles on interesting recycling projects that I hope you’ll enjoy.

First up one up is for my daughter and is entitled “Amazing Modern Day Trojan Horse Made From Over 18,000 Salvaged Computer Keys” by Morgana Matus over at Inhabitat. You know, as I’m sitting here typing on a very sticky keyboard, I’m finding some of my own inspiration to do the same thing. Hmmm…

This other one is for my boys and actually sounds very cool, except for the fact that we already have an aquarium. It’s entitled “Old Phone Booths Transformed into Goldfish Tanks on the Streets of Osaka” by Lori Zimmer and is also over at Inhabitat. Talk about cool!



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Coral reefs of the world, unite!

I came across an article today on the Great Barrier Reef with a very sad picture of it (taken in 1998) over at yahoo! and so since I’ve read several articles on the condition of the worlds reefs lately, I thought I put a few of them up here.

The first one is entitled “Majority of Coral Reefs at Risk Unless Climate Change is Halted” by Joshua Hill over at Planetsave. Along with this article are some amazing pictures that I think show why are reefs are so important.

This second article talks more about some of the regions where reefs exist. The article is “West African and Caribbean Seas Rank among the Unhealthiest” by Samuel Hinneh and Daniela Hirschfeld at the Science and Development Network via the Environmental News Network.

Now not to give up all hope, here are two article on a more positive note. The first one talks about a possible way in which scientist in the future might be able to predict  where corals will appear and is entitled “Coral Hotspots Found in Deepwater Canyons Off Northeast US Coast” at Science Daily.

The other article,” Urban Reef: Jason deCaires Taylor Creates an Underwater Suburbia to Revive Cancun’s Struggling Coral Reefs” by Beth Buczynski and is over at Inhabitat. It talks about how we humans can help, sometimes in very creative ways.



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Ode to Sea Salt

With this being the year of the elements (mostly because my date book this year is entitled The Elements) I thought I would post this very nice article on salt. Now while salt not actually an element, it is in fact a compound or combination of elements. So while I wish I were sitting somewhere on a beach in France, here’s the next best thing. It’s entitled “Letters from Paris: Magic Measured in a Pile of Salt” by Elaine Sciolino of the New York Times.



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