mothernaturenetwork:

Endangered Iberian lynx embryos preserved for first time
Conservationists are hoping that fertilized eggs of the wild cat can be implanted into a surrogate mother of a related species.

Saw this on PBS last night. Awesome!

mothernaturenetwork:

Endangered Iberian lynx embryos preserved for first time

Conservationists are hoping that fertilized eggs of the wild cat can be implanted into a surrogate mother of a related species.

Saw this on PBS last night. Awesome!




sustainabilitymedialab:

Ingenious Green Billboards That Make Advertising Eco-Friendly

By Alison Nastasi for Flavorwire

As big brands become more environmentally conscious, green advertising is steadily increasing in an attempt to court new generations of eco-savvy consumers. Billboards afford ad companies the biggest space and greatest visibility, and corporations are taking advantage of these intrusive structures in more thoughtful ways. Lush gardens, solar and wind-powered displays, and other “living” signs have been transformed from otherwise obnoxious ad clutter into attention-grabbing and ingenious eco statements.

Read full article here

This is awesome. Creating signs for billboards creates a lot of waste and takes a lot of energy.


NO.
I’ve seen this floating around on Pinterest (haha, see, I can be funny too!) Please, please, please don’t do this. Ever.
Balloons are made of latex. And while many balloon companies claim that natural latex balloons will biodegrade within 6 months, this is simply not true. Balloons, along with the plastic strings, can have severe implications on the environment. We tend to let think ‘out of sight, out of mind’ with this kind of thing, but what we don’t realize is that these balloons will land somewhere. An animal could mistake them for food, choke or get poisoned and die. The strings could strangle. The balloons could land in the ocean, adding to the already gross amount of litter that washes ashore. Letting go of balloons is littering- don’t ever think that just because they float away from you, they float away forever.

NO.

I’ve seen this floating around on Pinterest (haha, see, I can be funny too!) Please, please, please don’t do this. Ever.

Balloons are made of latex. And while many balloon companies claim that natural latex balloons will biodegrade within 6 months, this is simply not true. Balloons, along with the plastic strings, can have severe implications on the environment. We tend to let think ‘out of sight, out of mind’ with this kind of thing, but what we don’t realize is that these balloons will land somewhere. An animal could mistake them for food, choke or get poisoned and die. The strings could strangle. The balloons could land in the ocean, adding to the already gross amount of litter that washes ashore. Letting go of balloons is littering- don’t ever think that just because they float away from you, they float away forever.