EACH WEEK, A\J staffers share our favourite facts & findings from whatever books, articles, documentaries, podcasts and other media we've been consuming. Here’s what we’ve learned this week!
On May 16th, Ecuador plans to break the World Record for tree planting in a historic reforestation blitz.
Source: The Independent \ Found by nik
People who commute on foot or by bicycle are happier, sleep better and are better able to deal with problems than those who drive to work.
Source: Fast Company \ Laura
Leaving electronic devices – like computers – on all the time consumes an average of 164 watts per home, according to a new report from the National Resource Defense Council. That’s the equivalent of brewing 234 cups of coffee every day for a year, and a really easy way to cut your energy consumption.
Source: Treehugger \ Found by Laura
A Dutch solar bike path pilot project is outperforming expectations. The 70-metre-long SolaRoad has generated enough power for a single-person household for one year in just six months. Roads are next.
Source: CBC \ Found by David
Sri Lanka has become the first nation in the world to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests.
Source: BBC \ Rachel
An elephant saved a human baby’s life after tearing a house down in conflict over blocked migration route.
Source: Times of India \ Found by nik
NEW STUDY: Scientists discover that the Earth is endangered by a new strain of fact-resistant humans.
Source: The New Yorker \ Found by nik
The award-winning Epuron renewables commercial still feels fresh and utterly charming after 8 years.
Source: YouTube \ Found by nik
Genital warfare: Many species of hawkmoth have evolved a handy way of jamming bat sonar.
Source: Futurity.org \ Found by nik
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