Earth Hour

Earth Hour

This week we are getting ready for earth hour. Set your alarms for 8:30pm to turn off all of your lights, unplug unnecessary appliances and put down your devices. Spend an hour in the dark to participate in this world wide event to raise awareness for climate change. Check out the official page here www.earthhour.org to find out more or register to participate in an event near you.

In other news we have a win for the Bees as chemical manufacturer Bayer looses a lawsuit against Friends of the Earth over pesticides harming bees: http://www.smallholder.co.uk/beesandhoney/11852220.Chemical_giant_Bayer_loses_libel_action_over_pesticide_harm_claims/

World Wide carbon emissions stalled in the energy sector: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/EE-No-growth-in-carbon-dioxide-emissions-in-2014-1603154.html

Costa Rica has been running on 100% renewable energy for the last 75 days:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/costa-rica-goes-75-days-powering-itself-using-only-renewable-energy-10126127.html

France mandates green roofs or solar panels for all new commercial buildings: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/20/france-decrees-new-rooftops-must-be-covered-in-plants-or-solar-panels?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_term=france%20rooftop%20green%20solar&utm_campaign=Climate&__surl__=Ige8A&__ots__=1427219320174&__step__=1

NASA DISCOVERS A PLANET SIMILAR TO EARTH A HABITABLE DISTANCE FROM A STAR.

meet kepler-186f – earths cousin.

artists concept of Kepler-186f Image courtesy of NASA
artists concept of Kepler-186f
Image courtesy of NASA

https://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-discovers-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-another-star/#.VRLnLPnF_sY

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