So if you are a frequent flyer types, here’s some quick back of the envelope math. About 50k miles a year usually corresponds to gold status with most airline programs (star alliance, skyteam etc). I haven’t done any rigorous calculations yet but it appears that flying that much would generate about 13 tons of CO2.Continue reading “Offsetting CO2 from flights”
I grew up right next to this beach in Mumbai, on the Arabian Sea. Between slums, sewage, and littering, the beach had turned into an eyesore and the pollutants had made the water inhabitable. I last visited this beach 5yrs ago and can’t believe how much it seems to have changed today. The beach hasContinue reading “Versova Beach in Mumbai is hospitable to Turtles again”
Visibility of our surroundings is a key aspect of the experience of a place. I live in Seattle and one thing everyone here is obsessed with is Mt. Rainier. It’s common to hear the phrase “The mountain’s out”. How many times in a year can you see Mt. Rainier from Seattle? Some people claim that it’sContinue reading “Time Lapse of Mt. Rainier visibility from Kerry Park in 2012”
All the shades of fall outside the window. Panorama created using Windows Live Photo Gallery.
Interesting art made with books. I wonder what my librarian friends would have to say about it 🙂 [DarkRoastBlend via Gizmodo]
Dr. Andrew Singer, of the Center for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) in Oxford, England has pointed out how mass consumption of Tamiflu to combat an epidemic of avian flu can affect the environment and create even deadlier strains of the flu. You can read the full article on Free Internet Press.