Category: nature

A dozen interesting facts about roses

There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars of roses. They vary in color, shape and size and all but one […]

10/01/2015. Category: nature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 16 is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It was proclaimed by the UN in 1974, a […]

09/16/2013. Category: nature. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Ecological price of a bunch of flowers

A recent study on the impact of imported flowers market on the carbon footprint of our planet revealed shocking results. The bunch […]

02/12/2013. Category: nature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

The great global climate change quick guide

Did the earth get hotter? Yes. Is it common? Yes. Since 1900, the average temperature has increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius. Over […]

03/24/2011. Category: nature. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Oil leak in Alaska’s troubled pipelines

Almost all oil production on Alaska’s North Slope remains shut down after workers on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system discovered a leak over […]

01/11/2011. Category: nature. Tags: , ~ 6 Comments

An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees

For thousands of years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fiber, fabric, soap, lighting […]

09/22/2010. Category: nature. Tags: , , ~ Comment on this post

Lightning strikes twice

Lightning travels up to 87,000 mph (140,000 km/h). If the space shuttle could travel at those speeds, it would reach the moon […]

09/09/2010. Category: nature. Tags: , , ~ Comment on this post

You can take photographs of mirages

In a desert a mirage is caused when air near the ground is hotter than air higher up. As light from the […]

07/31/2010. Category: nature. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Rainbows do occur at night

It was previously thought that rainbows never appear at night. However, rainbows do appear at night and is known as moon rainbows […]

05/03/2010. Category: nature. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Let’s talk about the weather

As long ago as the 5th century BC the Greeks sent out weather forecasts to their sailors before they cast off. They […]

03/22/2010. Category: nature. Tags: , ~ 1 Comment

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