Nature & Pets

Image #MixedDogBreeds : Choosing a #Dog. The...

#MixedDogBreeds : Choosing a #Dog. The world's most popular breed of dog is no breed at all. Mixed breeds, random breeds, mongrels, mutts or curs — call them what you will, they make up the majority of the worldwide dog population. Rare is the country where dogs of mixed and usually unknown heritage do not outnumber their blue-blood, purebred relations. In true mixed breeds, the dog's ancestry is next to impossible to predict, although many people can't help but try to guess. #nature #pets

   

Image Kid-friendly #Dog #Breeds : Choosing a Dog :...

Kid-friendly #Dog #Breeds : Choosing a Dog : Dog Guide : Children and dogs make potentially blissful partners, but choosing a dog that actually likes to play with children is your best bet in orchestrating a match made in heaven. #nature #pets

   

Image "The Role of Border Carbon Adjustment in...

"The Role of Border Carbon Adjustment in Unilateral Climate #Policy: Insights from a Model-Comparison Study" | Issues of emission leakage and competitiveness are at the fore of the climate policy debate in all the major economies implementing or proposing to implement substantial emissions cap-and-trade programs. #environment

   

Image A close eye on population growth Specialist...

A close eye on population growth Specialist branches into economic, environmental issues in Harvard talk | rojections that global population growth will level out in coming decades are not assured, an expert said Wednesday, adding that just a one-child difference in global fertility would mean an extra 10 billion people by century’s end. #sustainability #population

   

Image Listening for clues Studying birdsong for...

Listening for clues Studying birdsong for insights on #language learning | Baby songbirds learn to sing by imitation, just as human babies do. So researchers at Harvard and Utrecht University, in the Netherlands, have been studying the brains of zebra finches — red-beaked, white-breasted songbirds — for clues to how young birds and human infants learn vocalization on a neuronal level. #science

   

Image Environment | Recycling, It’s a big...

Environment | Recycling, It’s a big challenge and we’re making big progress. We’re trying to develop more environmentally friendly cups and are working hard to expand our recycling programme in an effort to reduce the waste we create. #environment

   

Image Environment | Water, We all have to work...

Environment | Water, We all have to work carefully with one of our most valuable natural resources and we’re evaluating our store design, equipment and operations to identify ways to continue to reduce the amount of water we use. #environment

   

Image Environment | We’re making our stores as...

Environment | We’re making our stores as green as we can by using responsible building materials and energy efficient designs to reduce our environmental footprint. #environment

   

Image Environment | Climate Change, In addition to...

Environment | Climate Change, In addition to increased erosion and infestation by pests, coffee farmers are reporting shifts in rainfall and harvest patterns that are hurting their communities and shrinking the available usable land in coffee regions around the world. #environment

   

Image Starbucks Coffee Company, Energy use in our...

Starbucks Coffee Company, Energy use in our stores makes up roughly 80% of our entire carbon footprint. That makes it our single biggest impact on the climate – and our single biggest opportunity to make significant improvements. Conserving energy and increasing efficiency are two important measures we can take to reduce our contribution to climate change. Our Goal, By end of 2011 we aim to reduce our energy use in new stores by 25% and to obtain 50% of our energy from renewable sources.

   

Image 12 Tips - Climate Crisis #environment...

12 Tips - Climate Crisis #environment #climatechange

   

Image What’s the biggest #DirtyEnergy source of...

What’s the biggest #DirtyEnergy source of all? | #environment What kinds of activities do we mean and which are the most important? The answer gets a bit more complicated. There are several manmade sources of the carbon pollution that’s warming our climate, from deforestation to animal agriculture. But let’s clear up one thing right away: Dirty Energy, the pollution from fossil fuels, is the single the biggest contributor to climate change. And the biggest Dirty Energy source is coal.

   

Image Dirty Weather, Dirty Water | Climate...

Dirty Weather, Dirty Water | Climate Reality. Global climate disruption messes with our water. As sea levels rise, we get more water in the places we don’t want it. But what about the water we do need? Scientists are finding that the impacts of climate change make freshwater inhospitable for fish and wildlife. #climatechange #climaterealityproject #environment

   

Image Baby Animal Guide :: #Mammals :: Baby...

Baby Animal Guide :: #Mammals :: Baby African #elephants are called #calves and they are very affectionate. They greet each other by intertwining trunks and they love to chase each other, throw sticks in the air, and climb onto each others backs. Calves remain close to their mothers for many years and may nurse for up to ten years. #nature

   

Image Baby #Animal Guide :: Birds :: The king...

Baby #Animal Guide :: Birds :: The king #penguin lives and breeds in large colonies on the continent of Antarctica. Parents leave their chicks huddled together in groups while they swim out to sea to find food. When they return, they locate their chicks within the group using calls and visual displays. It takes nearly a year before the chicks can find food for themselves. #nature

   

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Baby Animal Guide ::Insects & Invertebrates :: Swallowtail #Butterfly, A butterfly starts out as a caterpillar and then enters a resting state called pupation within a chrysalis. During pupation, the baby butterflies' bodies are broken down and rearranged. Eventually, they emerge as fully-formed butterflies. #nature

   

Image Baby Animal Guide :: Reptiles and Amphibians...

Baby Animal Guide :: Reptiles and Amphibians :: The leatherback #turtle, the largest living turtle, lives in the sea but lays its eggs in nests on the beach. After hatching, baby leatherbacks - which are about 2.5 inches long - must avoid many predators as they race to the sea, where they will face even more dangerous predators, including sharks. #nature

   

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Baby Animal Guide :: #Mammals :: #Chimpanzees are very social primates that live in large groups - sometimes with more than 100 members. Infants sleep in tree-top nests with their mothers and ride piggyback as she searches for food in the forest until they are able to venture out on their own, at between five and six years of age. #nature

   

Image Top 10 #Smartest #Animals: No. 10 in our...

Top 10 #Smartest #Animals: No. 10 in our countdown of smartest animals is the #rat, a highly intelligent yet much-maligned animal in Western cultures. Widely used in research, the lab rat has been known to find shortcuts, loopholes and escape routes in the laboratory experiments designed by the top scientific minds of our time. In Chinese culture, the rat is revered for its cunning and resourcefulness. #nature #pets

   

Image Top 10 #Animal #Workaholics : This may...

Top 10 #Animal #Workaholics : This may surprise you, but #ants have more of a purpose than putting a damper on your picnic. These industrious animals have workloads that may put your own to shame. In fact, many creatures work long days and nights just to survive in the wild. #nature

   

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Top 10 #Predators: Creature Countdowns: #Tarantula spiders are among the most feared animals on the planet, and with good reason. Not only are they giants, as spiders go, but they are such stealthy and skilled hunters that no small animal that wanders within their grasp stands a chance at survival. #nature #pets

   

Image Top 10 Animal Dieters : The tick is one of...

Top 10 Animal Dieters : The tick is one of the animals on our list that doesn't need solid foods for nutrients. Blood is its meal of choice. It needs blood to grow into each stage of its lifecycle (egg, larva, nymph and adult). Once a tick is full from sucking off a source, like a deer, dog, rat or even a human, it stores the blood in its body, giving it an engorged look. A well-fed adult tick can live as long as two years between meals. #nature

   

Image Top 10 #Animal Weapons : Did you know the...

Top 10 #Animal Weapons : Did you know the most dangerous animal in the world is the human? With an arsenal of weapons and high-tech gear, we have mastered the ability to defend ourselves against most threats. But you might be surprised to learn many animals also are capable of defending themselves without delivering a single bite. #nature #pets

   

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Cat Guide : CatSource : Animal Planet

   

Image Bad Dog! : Animal...

Bad Dog! : Animal Planet

   

Image Kid-friendly #Dog #Breeds : Choosing a Dog :...

Kid-friendly #Dog #Breeds : Choosing a Dog : Dog Guide : Children and dogs make potentially blissful partners, but choosing a dog that actually likes to play with children is your best bet in orchestrating a match made in heaven. #nature #pets

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Image Terrier Dog Breeds : Choosing a Dog : Dog...

Terrier Dog Breeds : Choosing a Dog : Dog Guide : Feisty is the word most often used to describe terriers. From the Latin terra, for earth, most terriers were originally bred to "go to ground" after burrowing vermin, larger rodents and even foxes. These fiery little dynamos would dig up underground dens and burrows while barking furiously, forcing the inhabitants out where hunters awaited. Some breeds were even bred to finish the job themselves. #nature #pets

   

Image Mixed #Dog Breeds : Choosing a Dog. The...

Mixed #Dog Breeds : Choosing a Dog. The world's most popular breed of dog is no breed at all. Mixed breeds, random breeds, mongrels, mutts or curs — call them what you will, they make up the majority of the worldwide dog population. Rare is the country where dogs of mixed and usually unknown heritage do not outnumber their blue-blood, purebred relations. In true mixed breeds, the dog's ancestry is next to impossible to predict, although many people can't help but try to guess. #nature #pets

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#Hound #Dog #Breeds : Choosing a Dog : Dog Guide : Animal Planet, The hounds are the original hunting dogs, many pre-dating the gun-assisting hunters in their sporting group. There is a great deal of diversity, both behavioral and physical, within this group, a history of hunting assistance often being the only common bond among some of the hound breeds. #Nature #Pets

   

Image Herding #Dog Breeds : Choosing a Dog : Dog...

Herding #Dog Breeds : Choosing a Dog : Dog Guide : Animal Planet, Some of the more intelligent dog #breeds belong to this group, including the popular German shepherd dog, perhaps most famous for its police work, and what is arguably the most intelligent of all breeds, the Border collies. #nature #pets

   

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