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Bird of the Day: Great Black-backed Gull (Appledore Island, Maine)

October 30, 2014

Neelamperoor Pooram Padayani

October 30, 2014
Photo credits : Ramesh Kidangoor

Photo credits: Ramesh Kidangoor

Neelamperoor Pooram Padayani is an old Dravidian ritual offering to the Kali Mother Goddess. This great cultural and religious event of central Kerala is celebrated during September-October at Neelamperoor, a village near to Kottayam. This Padayani is celebrated in the Palli Bhagavathi Temple, which has a history of more than 1000 years. Read more…

Bird of the Day: Common Tailorbird (Bangalore, Karnataka)

October 29, 2014

Common Tailorbird by Brinda Suresh - RAXA Collective

Speed Pysanky

October 29, 2014

In the video above, about four hours of working on two different eggs are condensed into six minutes of edited footage that has been sped up by 2000%.  Read more…

From Behind the Wheel: Duck Truck

October 29, 2014


Bird of the Day: White-eared Ground-Sparrow (Xandari Resort, Costa Rica)

October 28, 2014

Food Packaging, Counterintuitive Proposition

October 28, 2014


Staying informed about best practices to reduce your carbon and other footprints is one of our objectives on this blog. When we see something we had not known, and which seems worthy of consideration, we pass it along here. Thanks to Professor Tyler, and Conservation, for this one:

And when can packaging actually be good for the environment?

If you’re like me, you probably get a bit annoyed when you discover that an item you bought in the grocery store uses too much packaging. It seems like such a waste of plastic and cardboard. From an environmental perspective, wouldn’t it be better to conserve resources and use less packaging material?

Not necessarily—it depends on the type of food.

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