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Styrofoam substitute

Saturday, July 7, 2012

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Styrofoam substitute

Over the last 60 years plastics have become central to our lives and mankind has subjected the planet to a tsunami of plastic waste. Can Mushrooms help to replace styrofoam?

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Alaotra Grebe Extinct – BirdLife Story

Saturday, May 29, 2010

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Alaotra Grebe Extinct – BirdLife Story

Whilst not strictly a rainforest story, I wanted to blog about the extinction of the Alaotra Grebe. We have lost a species for ever. Shameful. Why not read Ade Long (BirdLife International Head of Communications) blog post and the associated comments.…

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You are Looking at Dead Rainforests

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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In anticipation of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Rainforest Relief and New York Climate Action Group released a 46-second video to call attention to the New York City’s on-going use of rainforest wood for public infrastructur

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James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.

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William Kamkwamba – The boy that harvested the wind

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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William Kamkwamba – The boy that harvested the wind

At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.

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TED – Inspiration to make a difference

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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TED – Inspiration to make a difference

Lewis Gordon Pugh loves to pioneer new swimming routes around or between landmarks once thought unswimmable. In 2006, he swam the drought-stricken Thames; also that year he became the first swimmer to do a long-distance swim in all five oceans of the world. The following year, he made the first long-distance swim across the North Pole -- where climate change made the ice temporarily disappear.

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The Copenhagen climate summit

Saturday, September 19, 2009

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The Copenhagen climate summit

The climate change summit in Copenhagen must secure a deal between the countries of the world to save our rainforests. It is thought that half of the world’s wildlife live in the tropical rainforests and as deforestation continues, species are being eradicated before they have even been discovered.

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Mimicking nature to create alternative energy

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Mimicking nature to create alternative energy

Scientists are looking to nature for answers to the generation of alternative energy, such as solar power. Photosynthesis is the creation of energy from sunlight, the biggest most powerful form of solar power known to man! Here is an interesting article in…

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37signals – We’re trying something new!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

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37signals – We’re trying something new!

You may have noticed the advertising for 37Signals products, Basecamp, Highrise and Backpack on the right hand side of the site. We use these products here at CTF, because we are all volunteers and we don't often get together in one place, they help us out and their affiliate program could help us out more!

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Climate Change Sceptics

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Climate Change Sceptics

If local forecasts about tomorrows weather are often wrong, then how likely are predictions about the planets future climate to be correct? It's open to debate! Check out the radio broadcast for the OTHER side of the story regarding global warming.

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