Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ahh Moment

Everyone at my office jokes about the media videos in the elevator that give you 10 second snapshots of the news and weather along with advertisements and other tidbits. The joke is this: If you saw it on the elevator, … Continue reading

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Breeding Programs in Zoo

Due largely to the destruction of habitats all over the globe, recent zoos have shown more and more concerns of “living dead” species’ research, education and conservation. Although we could argue that the animal welfare is successful with factors such … Continue reading

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Landscape Measurements and Democracy

Circular Irrigation Trace. 14 x 20″  James Corner Measurements are the means by which people see their surroundings, henceforth their landscape.  Measurements are inherently quantifiable through traditional definition but is also qualitative as in determining what is “good,” “just,” or … Continue reading

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Air Conditioner in Developing Countries

“Urban India, there is a new status symbol on proud display. An air-conditioner has become a sign of middle-class status in developing nations, a must-have dowry item.”(Elisabeth and Andrew) The air conditioner can help people live happier during hot summer … Continue reading

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Shark Fin Ban

  HONG KONG – Cathay Pacific, responding to pressure from an array of environmental groups in Asia, has announced that it will no longer carry shark fin on its cargo flights. The Hong Kong-based carrier, one of the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Tourist “Nature” Tours

The idea of the exotic brings people thousands of miles away from their homes. The impact of ecotourism may not be felt immediately by the environment at the moment of the encounter with this natural setting, but there are definite … Continue reading

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Luxury Alpine Homes

Many upper middle class Americans vacation in the more wild western region of our country. Skiing, mountain biking, hiking and countless other outdoor activities are all around. From the Rockies to the Sierra Nevadas, enormous alpine homes have popped up … Continue reading

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