Category Archives: Environments and Landscapes

Gingko Petrified Forest

Gingko Petrified ForestVantage, Washington. http://parks.state.wa.us/288/Ginkgo-Petrified-Forest Article by Thomas Baurley on 12/3/2016 ~ Enroute to a archaeological survey I was doing, we stopped the night at Wanapum State Park only to discover next door was the GIngko Petrified Forest. What a … Continue reading

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American Bison

Names: Bison bison. Common: Buffalo, Bison, American Bison. Kingdom: Animalia. Phylum: Chordata. Class: Mammalia. Order: Cetartiodactyla. Family: Bovidae. Genus species: Bison bison. Two types in North America: Bison bison and Bison athabascae. Description: Once upon a time there were millions … Continue reading

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Neolithic Wooden Wells (Germany)

Willy Tegel et al. Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World’s Oldest Wood Architecture. PLoS ONE 2012. Open access Image:http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0051374 Figure 2. Tree-ring samples and chronologies. (A) Temporal distribution of 147 oak ring width series, indicating the lengths of the … Continue reading

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Niagara River

Niagara River A massive river that flows between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie for approximately 35 miles in length. It is home to the famous “Niagara Falls” both on the U.S. and Canadian sides. It is dotted with falls, whirlpools, … Continue reading

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Brisbane River

Brisbane River Queensland, Australia The Brisbane River quickly became home to me during my Australian travels in the Summer of 2011. It was home to the HMB Endeavour, upon which in May I was a volunteer tour guide and crew … Continue reading

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BP oil spill: The ‘horribly mutated’ creatures living in the Gulf – Yahoo! News

By The Week’s Editorial Staff | The Week – 19 hrs ago Email 3 Print Fish, shrimp, and crabs are missing eyes and suffering strange deformities, according to a harrowing new report — yet the FDA insists the seafood’s safe to eat Shrimp born without eyes, clawless crabs, and fish with … Continue reading

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Climate change is already harshing the weather | Grist

Climate change is already harshing the weather | Grist. Cross Posted via WordPress “Press This” app from the above website. Archived for educational/research purposes. By David Roberts Things are getting weird around here. (Photo by Zach Frailey.) In a sane world, … Continue reading

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The Venus Project: Sustainable Cities

A world of modern design, no hunger, no unemployment, no financial collapse, as visioned by Jacque Fresco in his “The Venus Project”. Very interesting ideas, concepts, and applications.

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The Friends Cascade

Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra, Australia Capital Territory * Australia The Friends Cascades http://www.anbg.gov.au/gardens/visiting/exploring/public-art/friends-cascade/index.html A unique cascading water sculpture located near the visitor’s center celebrates and represents the Friends of the ANBG. There are five flowforms that the friends created … Continue reading

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UK scientists find lost Darwin fossils – Yahoo! News

UK scientists find ‘lost’ Darwin fossils By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Associated Press – 2 hrs 51 mins ago Email Print RELATED CONTENT This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of London on Tuesday … This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of … Continue reading

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