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It’s a whale of a tale, but it’s all true

Swimming with whale sharks is an incredible rush as my family and I discovered on our trip to the island of Holbox, Mexico. While you know on a conscious level that these largest of all fish are docile, it’s still a different feeling to jump into the ocean with anything bigger than your boat.

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No more car, no more worries

When you get something slipped under your door in our building, it’s usually a menu from a Chinese restaurant. But what I got in the envelope that was slipped under my door last night was something far better. It was a check for $150. And it reminded me how much I enjoy not having a car.

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Google vs. Ecosia: Searching for an answer

I like to think of myself as green. Maybe not as green as they come, but I try to walk the walk and I think about the planet every day. I’ve gotten rid of our car. I’m oh-so-close to being 100 percent vegetarian. I recycle, buy carbon offsets, religiously reuse things like our plastic sandwich and freezer bags. So why am I having such a hard time giving up Google as my search engine for the new environmentally friendly search engine, Ecosia.org?

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14
Oct

Timelapse video is worth the time

Amazing timelapse video. Love the night shots and shooting stars. Simply gorgeous work by Dustin Farrell, shooting in Arizona and Utah. Check it out. But you’ve got to watch it in fullscreen and with the music on. Maybe at night, too.

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12
Oct

Luck of the Irish seals video deal

When you’re in the wild, the best course of action is steer clear of wildlife, for your sake, as well as the sake of the animals. But what happens if they don’t want to steer clear of you? Charlie Bird, Ireland’s best investigative journalist, finds out when a pair of elephant seal pups decides to cuddle. It’s an incredibly sweet video.

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17
Sep

Next on tap? A real conversation about water

As author Robert Glennon said, “Ignorance is bliss when it comes to water.” And with the drought in Texas as a backdrop, there are a lot of blissful people in the Lone Star state.

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26
Aug

No easy decision as hurricane looms

In the past, I’ve always kind of shaken my head when I’ve read about people who have stayed in the path of a hurricane, despite all warnings. I’ve never understood that. Not with all the sophisticated storm tracking and advance notice. But I now I get it. Up close and personal, it’s not that black and white.

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18
Aug

It’s the Mother of all beautiful videos

There’s a reason they call her Mother Earth. And this video captures that. It’s a truly beautiful video. Do not watch this on your smart phone. Watch it on a tablet or your computer at home or work, and watch it in full-screen mode. It’s worth it.

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31
Jul

Al Gore chooses reality: Do you?

CHOOSE REALITY: I love the all-cap, in-your-face, sledgehammer of a headline on the homepage of The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore‘s latest and never-ending effort to battle climate change. It’s such a simple notion, but one that as a nation, we’ve struggled with, especially with regards to climate change.

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22
Jul

What global warming looks like around the planet

You think it’s hot today? You think this is bad? You want to see what global warming looks like to others around the globe? Check out the video from the Natural Resources Defense Council for what’s transpired on our planet the past decade. Video embed below.

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21
Jul

Is this brutal heat the new norm?

It’s 97 degrees outside today in New York, but with the heat index, it feels like 107. And tomorrow’s forecast is even more brutal with a base temperature of 101 predicted. With all the talk of global warming, the question is, is this the new norm?

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