Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

The First Stewards

Compiled by Newsbyrd – (July 27, 2012) The declaration was made in 1997 at the North American Indigenous People Summit on Biological Diversity and Ethics: “We wish to add our voices to ongoing global discussions regarding the protection of... Read more

Are Nuclear Powered Space Heaters a Good Idea?

By Mark Kneubuhl From a practical standpoint, probably not. Although possible to build a rather bulky version with today’s technology, a prototype would cost millions, with the first off-the-line models costing tens of thousands. The plug-in garden variety space... Read more

Conservation: What is it and how does it impact rainforests?

By Marie Brown Conservation is one of the primary buzzwords in the environmental movement. However, what does conservation really mean in the sense of environmental protection? In short, conservation means the human inclination to defend any or all individual species, habitats,... Read more

Can We Have The Future We Want?

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl – (June 23, 2012)  Twenty years have passed since the first International Environmental Conference in Rio de Janeiro. That event served its purpose well in bringing environmental and social issues to a global stage and... Read more

What We Want, Choose and Need to Believe

Compiled by Newsbyrd Staff – (June 21, 2012)  Quora.com is a forum that enables the user to ask questions while others -often times experts in the field-  give their answers, thoughts and perspective. On the “weighty scale” the questions... Read more

Happy Father’s Day with Art

By Newsbyrd – (Father Day, 2012) Most of the articles featured on Newsbyrd are controversial.  If everyone shared our principles and beliefs, morals and ethics, this website might be about fly fishing. But it’s not and our planet needs... Read more

Coral Reefs As Seen on a Black & White Television

By Mark Kneubuhl – (June 12, 2012) What if earth became part of some twisted experiment by a distant civilization who from light years away planted an unknown device on the planet, making all electronic color presentations, TVs, computers,... Read more

Rio Report Card: Earth Flunks

By Jenny Barchfield -Associated Press – (June 6, 2012) RIO DE JANEIRO—The earth’s environmental systems “are being pushed towards their biophysical limits,” beyond which loom sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes, the United Nations Environment Program warned Wednesday. In... Read more

Overpopulation: A High Stakes Numbers Game

Op-ed by Mark Kneubuhl- (June 5, 2012)  In 1969, the concept of Earth Day was introduced by John McConnell, who later proclaimed that “all of our planet’s environmental problems boil down to one thing… overpopulation.” In 2008, the director... Read more

The 35th Anniversary of a Movie Few Will Ever See Again

Source: Wired.com Thirty-five years ago yesterday, George Lucas changed the world forever with his scrappy sci-fi movie about space rebels battling an evil galactic empire. Since then, Star Wars references have become the lingua franca of pop culture. During the premiere,... Read more