While searching for a lost city, archaeologists stumbled upon the urban remains of what they believe to be a vanished ancient civilization. Although the Mayan civilization is nearby, this ancient civilization remains virtually unknown and barely studied. Archaeologists believe it could be the “City of the Monkey God,” or a legendary “White City” which many have never believed to exist.
The unseasonal rains and winds in India are delaying the mango harvests because the weather would cause major damage to the mango growth. This delay could cast a shadow on mango exports for this upcoming season if continued. On March 2, 2015, the Indian Express published an article on this recent problem. Check it out HERE.
Could the college food staple Nutella get more people to care about our food supply?
During the last couple weeks of extreme cold weather along the east coast Jonathan Nimerford, a contributor to Stay Wild Magazine, took photographs of the cold weather effects on ocean waves. The ocean waves had turned into slurpee in Nantucket, the harbor to the main land was frozen and the ocean water had even frozen up to the shoreline for about 200 yards out.
A link has just been discovered between the Sahara, the largest desert, and the Amazon, the largest rainforest. The Geophysical Research Letters presented new research that theorized “that the Sahara Desert replenishes phosphorus in the Amazon rainforest via vast plumes of desert dust blowing over the Atlantic Ocean.” The phosphorus dust is important to the Amazon rainforest soil because 90% of the soil is low in this chemical element.
“How can farmers, food manufacturers, governments and consumers improve the outlook for good food security?” Let’s take a look into Ireland and how they produce a system of sustainable food throughout most of their country. The large contributor to this system that shifts in agricultural development is Origin Green, a national program that motivated the food producers and farmers to commit to sustainability.
Check out Beautycounter, whose mission is “to get safe personal care products into the hands of everyone.” The company was conceived as an alternative to the established personal care industry.
Today, there are 80,000 chemicals in the personal care market and only about 10% of the 10,000 most common ingredients have safety data available. Moreover, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still allows companies to use some chemicals that have been shown to be harmful.
Meet Sanga Moses from Uganda. Moses founded the company Eco-Fuel Africa with the intention of providing inexpensive energy to Africans, while preventing deforestation. He began by learning everything he could about renewable resources and from that he found his main focus: turning organic waste into fuel. Before organic waste, the community burned wood for fuel.
Today, HIT is taking a look all the way back at the Black Death plague that peaked in Europe between 1346 and 1353,. According to recent research done at the University of California, Berkeley, a new culprit is being charged with spreading the disease: gerbils. The researchers focused on studying different weather patterns and determined that the conditions were not appropriate for the plague to be caused by rats.
Ever wondered what it was like to live in an eco-friendly city, focused on sustainable development? If so, check out this article featured on BBC Travel about the top-ranked eco-friendly cities across the globe.