Proof Positivity: Under The Sea

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“…scientists described apparently productive ecosystems in two places where life was not known before, under the Antarctic ice sheet, and above concentrated salt lakes beneath the Mediterranean. In both cases, innumerable tiny microbes are fixing or holding onto quantities of organic carbon large enough to be significant in the global carbon cycle…”

I really can’t say I’m surprised they have found life in an ice world.  I’d be more surprised if they found life on the sun.  All this time and only now they are finding life in Antarctica.  I wonder if it has anything to do with global warning.  We’ve had scientists there for some time and you would think a find like this would come sooner unless it is a recent change in the environment that has made it easier to find life.

ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 21, 2008, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2008/11/081117103653.htm

Are Crocks That Ugly?

34294-lo-karin1I admit to having a pair of crocks and I love them.  They are comfortable and because they are black they match every thing.  There are things I won’t wear with them and you can’t go wrong with recycled.  Not only recycled but also given to poor children in Guatemala.  For some of these kids it’s their first pair of new shoes.

Children International Received 10,000 Crocs to give to the children.

Brother’s Brother Foundation and Crocs(TM) Soles United donated 10,000 pairs of Crocs(TM) comfort clogs to impoverished children supported by Children International, a Kansas City-based humanitarian organization. The gift, valued at $100,000, will provide children and their families in Guatemala City, Guatemala, with shoes made from recycled materials. The foundation also paid to ship the shoes to Guatemala.

Luke Hingson, the president of Brother’s Brother Foundation, said, “We have a history of success collaborating with Children International. They have the ability to persevere through the obstacles of distance and poor infrastructure in developing countries. We know there is success at the end of the day with Children International delivering shoes to children who need help.”

Wal-Mart On The Road to Green

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), announced its first substantial purchase of wind energy in the U.S. The wind power will supply up to 15 percent of the retailer’s total energy load in approximately 360 Texas stores and other facilities.

The energy will come from Duke Energy wind farm under construction in Notrees, Texas, and is expected to begin making electricity for Wal-Mart by April of 2009.

The project will provide approximately 226 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable power each year or the equivalent of washing 108 million loads of laundry — enough for every household in Austin, Texas to do laundry for a year. Wal-Mart will avoid producing more than 139,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. This is equal to taking approximately 25,000 cars off the road or eliminating the CO2 produced by 18,000 homes annually.

“Wal-Mart’s action shows that low-carbon technology is increasingly competitive and long-term sustainability is a winning business strategy,” said Andrew Aulisi, director of the markets & enterprise program at the World Resources Institute. “Wal-Mart’s smart and innovative approach should be used more widely.”

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  1. Great information, I will be linking back to you and going to look around at your other posts.

  2. Thank You. 🙂

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