Ecological problems, their possible solutions and feasible and sustainable measures that you can take in order to contribute to care for and improve the relationship between humankind and the environment.
The Prehistory Of The Fruit Cocktail - Humans are not the first to enjoy fruit fiestas and feasts: many animals since ancient times have been eating plants of all sorts, including fruits and flowers after they evolved thorough natural selection.
The Gardens Of The Labyrinth - We have been planting a lot around our Blanco stone maze.
The Heterodoxy Of Hawaii - Contrarily to common beliefs related to the islands, the original physiognomy of Hawaii was very different to today's popular images, and there are other weird things related to them that only a few know.
The Survival Of Tyre - The local flora and fauna of what is now southern Lebanon suffered terribly from many punitive mass-scale rapes of the land, particularly at the hands of the Assyrians and the Babilonians; the Persians that came after were much more reasonable, tended to manage their issues more peacefully and cared a little bit more for their newly-acquired natural resources.
New research to improve management of harmful algal blooms in Puget Sound - NOAA has awarded $543,336 for two competitive grants to better understand and manage outbreaks of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) that threaten public health and fisheries in Puget Sound.
Why Didn't The Egyptians Build Pyramids In Paris? - It is interesting to think about the possible reasons that precluded such an advanced society from establishing colonies thorough the Mediterranean, and the answer might just be found in the local botanical landscape.
The true human environment - Ideas and debates about the factors that affect our environment and lives.
Stories About Our Natural History - One of the topics that fascinated me the most was the history of Earth, and this is why here I present you some links to pages where we tell about things that might seem as mere details to some, about the evolution of some species and changes in our world, but that in reality, show the unsurpassable elegance of things.
New study uncovers key role of bacteria in the formation of 'red tide' algal blooms - Implications for climate modeling - According to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, NOAA and NOAA-funded university scientists are closer to understanding why "red tides," called harmful algal blooms form. These toxic harmful algal blooms threaten marine ecosystems, human health, and cost local and regional economies millions of dollars annually through fishery closures and recreation and tourism losses.
Global tree death patterns reveal emerging climate change risks for forests - Recent tree loss, largely driven by climate stress, in forests around the world could portend increased tree mortality under climate change, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report recently released online in the journal Forest Ecology and Management.
Large Trees Declining in Yosemite - Large trees have declined in Yosemite National Park during the 20th century, and warmer climate conditions may play a role.
A way to properly dispose of your litter (I) - An environment-friendly way to discard garbage during trips and travels.
Betcha Didn't Know: Fast Facts About Lead-Acid Batteries (I) - The technological and environmental standard in stored energy.
Notes On Picking Fossils (I) - Picking fossils may be interesting, but sometimes is agaist the law, especially if the extraction is intended for sale.
A brief reflection on construction and destruction (I) - Something to think about building and destroying, construction and destruction.
Internet Helps Weather Get More Local (I) - As with politics, all weather is local...
Five Of The Top 100 Bird Watching Areas In The United States (I) - Bird watching stakes claim as America's number one hobby.
A Gardener's Diary (I) - Have you ever thought about keeping a gardener's diary to record what you plant and where you plant it?
´Tis The Hearthworm Season (I) - Health avice for your pets. Hearthworm disease can affect your cat.
FIDAE 2004 - Worried by the Environment - FIDAE 2004 adds as new challenge, political environmental that synchronize with the accomplishment of the event.
A brief pondering about storms - The basics of the basics of mountain weather.
Fashion and nature - Something to think about fashion and nature.
Natural products - Something to think about natural products.
The trails ahead of you - Something to think about your future deeds in the form of trails.
Loving nature - What is to really love nature.
Adventure tips: stop fooling with nature
How To Use Wood In A Camp Or During A Survival Situation - Wood can indeed be used to start fires, but that is not the only way in which you could make use of it in the wilderness; on the contrary, there are lots of things that you can do with this natural resource.
Ecology, Nature and Environment / Environmental Organisations - A list and recommendations about various NGOs offering press releases, articles, essays and content about environmental and ecological issues.
Surviving a Fire / Surviving a Forest Fire - Lessons and articles on how to prevent and fight forest fires and woodland accidents involving fire.
Science and Technology / Meteorology and Weather Prognosis - Articles and advice on meteorology fundamentals and easy techniques to make useful weather forecasts for adventurers, navigators, pilots and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Outdoor Photography - Recommendations and advice for photographers and people who like to make pictures out in the wilderness.
Geography and Outdoors / Mountains and Mountainous Regions - Detailed descriptions of some mountains and ranges of Patagonia, South America and the rest of the world that we have explored.
Outdoor Activities / Trekking, Camping and Excursions - Trekking, basic camping and hiking as related to many extreme sports. Fundamental techniques and advice.
Society / Globalisation / Antiglobalisation - Corporate and gubernamental political players worldwide support globalisation. People in general, however, tend to oppose this process as it unfolds now, causing widespread hunger, unemployment and poverty while less than 5% of humankind benefits from it.
Outdoor Activities / Exploration and Expeditions - Whether your interest lies within expeditions and trips or you want to learn about different uncharted places, tricks of the trade and possibilities, start reading this section.