Posted on December 28, 2012 by Envirothink
For many, just the mention of heights strikes terror in their soul. Even braver folks may pause when faced with walking on the remarkable glass Skywalk over the Grand Canyon. Not to be outdone, the Glass Sky Walk, one of China’s newest tourist attractions, is clearly not for the faint of heart.
This 70 foot walkway, suspended over the cliff face of the Tianmen Mountain, is made of 2.5 inch crystal-clear glass. It gives brave tourists a magnificent view from 4,700 feet above sea level. To protect the walkway’s glass and keep the glass path clean, tourists are asked to put shoe covers on before beginning their breath-taking walk.
After looking at these pictures and the video, you have to wonder: would you have the courage to not only walk on it but to LOOK DOWN?
Filed under: Nature | Tagged: China, Glass Sky Walk, Grand Canyon, Nature | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 23, 2012 by Envirothink
Giving to World Wildlife Fund supports conservation of important natural places and endangered animals
True giving is to give something that you’d rather keep foe yourself and/or that makes a difference. If you still have a few gifts to get, consider giving something that in some way gives to others. Here is my list of reputable ”give back” suggestions for this holiday season. Most if not all are tax-deductible and offer an array of choices.
To discover some great, last minute, affordable gifts, see the full story at http://bit.ly/ciunmo.
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Posted on December 20, 2012 by Envirothink
Tropical rainforest, photo by Debra Atlas
World Wildlife Fund Switzerland has announced the winners of the Tropical Forest Challenge. The World Wildlife Fund helps conserve some of the world’s most important natural places – including the largest tropical rain forests and the most remote areas of our planet – as well as endangered species. The objective of the Tropical Forest Challenge is to discover the most innovative for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments, Nature | Tagged: biodiversity, Ecuador, fair trade, indigenous farmers, innovative, Planting Empowerment, RUNA, sustainable, sustainable forestry, Tropical Forest Challenge, tropical rainforest, World Wildlife Fund | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 14, 2012 by Envirothink
Even journalists with the best intentions sometimes make mistakes. And both this writer and CBS are humbly blushing.
According to knowledgeable investigative environmental reporters Ben Raines of Alabama Local News (AL.com) and Mark Schleifstein, Environment reporter for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the CBS report on new oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon site is inaccurate.
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: Ben Raines, BP, Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon, environment, environmental, Mark Schleifstein, Schmidt Ocean Institute, The Times-Picayune | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 13, 2012 by Envirothink
Could this scene from the 2010 Gulf oil spill be beginning again?
As macabre as it may seem, the environmental debacle of BP in the Gulf of Mexico is back in the news, and not in a good way. CBS News reports that BP is engaged on its fifth day of a subsea mission under the supervision of the Coast Guard to look for any new oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Filed under: Oil spill disasters | Tagged: BP, CBS News, Deepwater Horizon, environment, Gulf of Mexico, oil slicks, On Wings of Care, US Coast Guard | Leave a comment »