Welcome to our August issue of the Isla Earth
Radio Series e-Digest.
Last week we launched
our new website. Check out the Community
Action and Discovery
Link pages. These two new online
communities are great environmental resource
tools that were created with you in mind.
We also have a real calendar
now! If you have an environmental or
conservation event that you'd
like to post on the calendar, send the
information to us through the Contact
form on the new website.
Jigsaw Puzzle. See if you can put a
Cassowary, a very unique bird indeed,
together in this fun jigsaw puzzle. To
start the puzzle fun, click
|Shifting Baselines Breed Creeping Degradation
When gas prices first skyrocket to an all
time high, it sends our blood pressure
soaring. Yet a few short weeks later when the
prices drop only a few cents -- nothing near
what the price was before -- we rejoice.
Basically, we adjusted our perception.
This is not
necessarily a good thing for the environment.
|Doggy Doo Composters
As a pet owner, you know the drill. Take the
dog out to take care of business and then you
have to, well, pick it up. Now what? Well,
there are options and some are more
environmentally-friendly than others. This
show offers a clever do-it-yourself compost
solution that might be just right for you and
When it comes to saving an endangered
species, like China's popular panda, nothing
is overlooked. Not even the fact that a male
panda must know what to do, and how to do
"it", without hesitation. Scientists have
found that showing movies of panda's in
action seems to provide the proper
instruction for the younger animals.
There is a speck of an island off the coast
of Chile that was once lush and green - a
paradise. But it became the site of an
environmental catastrophe. Leaving us to
wonder today what the
people of that time were thinking as they
chopped down the last remaining tree. And, can
history repeat itself?
|Space Umbrellas vs. Climate Change
How's this for a way to fight global warming:
a trillion tiny space umbrellas! Sound
Institute of Advanced Concepts doesn't think
so. Of course, it never hurts to do your part
to curb carbon dioxide emissions as well.
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