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Charge Your Phone While You Dance

Photo: All images: Nexus404 Clubbers, joggers and hikers, watch out for this: Gotwind’s Dance Charger that uses human movement to charge mobile phones. Trialed at this year’s Glastonbury music festival, and sponsored by Orange, this clever gadget can be strapped to your arm while you dance the day and night away, and is plugged directly …

The 5 Most Environmentally Friendly Presidents in U.S. History

The 5 Most Environmentally Friendly Presidents in U.S. History

While Iraq is by far the biggest issue in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, the candidate’s environmental stances are more important this year than in any election preceding it. Theodore Roosevelt We sincerely hope that our next president, whoever he or she may be, is committed to helping improve the planet’s environment. While they might …

Helpless Penguins Killed by Climate Change

Helpless Penguins Killed by Climate Change

Antarctica’s penguin population has declined because of the damage of global warming, according to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). “The Antarctic penguins already have a long march behind them,” Anna Reynolds, deputy director of WWF’s Global Climate Change Program, said in a report, “Antarctic Penguins and Climate Change”, at the Bali climate talks. “Now it …

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Mother Earth: Plants Rule the Land

Welcome to the eighth post in the series we’re calling Mother Earth So far we’ve covered the big bang to the formation of Earth, volcanoes, the early atmosphere, water, ice, the beginnings of life on Earth, and some really interesting sea creatures. Today we’ll be going a slightly different route. We’re going to forget animals …

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PETA Takes on Prison Menus

PETA recently took a good hard look at the US prison system. Inmates eat lunch Were they making sure that we human animals were treated fairly, given access to decent medical care, and protected from harm? Nope. Just needed to make sure vegetarian criminals had tasty veggie burgers available. Idaho was rated the top prison …