The Rainforest Alliance is a nonprofit conservation organization that holds Charity Navigator’s highest rating of Four Stars: http://ow.ly/ekYUy. What’s behind the green frog seal? Only farms that meet rigorous sustainability criteria earn the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. These criteria address all of the three pillars of sustainability — environmental protection, social equity and economic viability — and farms are evaluated by independent, third-party auditors. Learn more about Rainforest Alliance Certification and its impacts here: http://ow.ly/ekYOW.This film was written and directed by Max Joseph. You can follow him at http://www.facebook.com/mjosephfilm Produced by Aaron Weber from Wander: http://www.wanderfilms.com
Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world – including the underwater world. This ocean collection includes six of the world’s most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. This imagery is available to millions of people through the Street View feature of Google Maps and in their Street View Gallery at: maps.google.com/ocean.
If Earth was a perfect sphere of uniform density, then gravity would be consistent. But it’s not, which means gravity varies wherever you go. A garden gnome from Germany, nicknamed Kern, travels the world to find out how much he weighs in different places.
So far, Kern has journeyed more than 20,000 miles across 15 countries, by plane, train, ship, bus and car. And as Kern travels, his weight varies, due to a combination of the spin of the Earth and the fact that our planet is not round, but more potato-shaped, according to scientists. More:
Women don’t like the fact that others can hear them while they are in the W.C. So in order to disguise these sounds they flush and waste water. About 219,000,000 liters of water wasted every year, just from needless flushing. To raise awareness and conserve water, Publics E-dologic, an interactive agency in Israel, teamed up with THIRST Global Water Awareness Organization and came up with this innovative idea. So next time you’re on the way to the W.C remember to use Thirst Flusher App. Now free at the APP store.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have discovered a way to identify and track sulfuric compounds in Earth’s marine environment, opening a path to either refute or support a decades-old hypothesis that our planet can be compared to a singular, self-regulating, living organism — a.k.a. the Gaia theory. Proposed by scientists James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 70s, the Gaia theory likens Earth to a self-supporting singular life form, similar to a cell. The theory claims that, rather than being merely a stage upon which life exists, life — in all forms — works to actively construct an Earthly environment in which it can thrive.
The Anthropocene is a recent and informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.
Welcome to the Anthropocene is a journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The video shows all roads, air, and shipping routes on the planet.
Micro Empire is a music video made by Clemens Wirth and Radium Audio. Stranger than fiction, molecular conflict and mitochondrial warfare, a heartstopping, subcellular epic, a truly microcinematic experience: