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Part of the problem or part of the solution? Things really have improved. Perfect? Not by a long-shot. Could you imagine the largest manufacturer in the world, even a decade ago, investing capital and recurrent resources in this level of innovation to recycle the products they produce? http://www.apple.com/recycling/ The cynical amongst us [I count myself as one] have always looked…

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Its not a long time, twenty-five years. ESRI [ @Esri ] has produced some excellent comparative analyses of Human activities that are reshaping the Earth's surface using 1990 Landsat imagery [left] and Esri’s World Imagery basemap [right] Links LandSat Comparison - Story Map ESRI Story Maps LandSat

In the week that we noted the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, I can't say I ever imagined I would find myself combining the thoughts of Papa Francesco [the Catholic Pope] in his second encyclical letter [LAUDATO SI’] and the assessment of "Mordy Pressing" - Australian Immigration Policy Interpreter and his views on the new sliding scale of ethics. Yet here…

"I want to see the sea." Just 10% of the Aral Sea remains http://t.co/x4f7bMzMlm #BBCRicherWorld pic.twitter.com/pNxdT3zSeK — BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) February 28, 2015

Reflection begins. This is another personal [but public] journal entry to mark the day. Five years after "Black Saturday" we have a house that we plan to be in the following Christmas. I am not sure I fully appreciated the importance of walls and roof until the permanence of those walls and roof were questioned. We moved in to our…

Just stunning images, with a story - Change. Watching a glacier in Columbia recede, or the systematic cultivation/de-forestation of the Amazon or even the growth of Melbourne is, at the very least fascinating. From Time Magazine's "Time Lapse" project: Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up.…

Have you ever dropped a stick in a river and wondered where it might go? For those among us either hydrologically and/or geomorphologically challenged, the new US National Atlas presents "Streamer", another excellent instalment in "Gov 2.0" initiatives. The work of policy-makers, planners, geographers and geographic information experts to visualise the complex inter-relationships between drainage basins, communities and entire nation-wide…

This is most definitely one to file under " I learnt something new today"! Brinicles in Antarctica From: Wired Science 7th May 2013 It’s rare these days to uncover a phenomenon completely new to science, one that expands the world’s catalog of objects in strange and wondrous ways.  But just as it’s happened in the past few years with uncontacted…

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