Some types of food can be grown more efficiently overseas and shipped to the point of use, with less overall energy use.
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden calls for "passion and compassion" in incorporating environmental practices into agriculture. We certainly are a passionate bunch but how are we doing on the compassion scale?
Measures of Earthshine suggest that about 30% of the Sunlight that the Earth receives is reflected back to space.
Diving in the Kelp forest mostly brings me a tranquility I find hard to come by elsewhere. Yet in my past three months working at the Hopkin's Marine Station of Stanford University first as the teaching assistant in a kelp forest Ecology course and then as a diving technician, I have observed strange stirrings and shifts in the kelp forest that give me anxiety.
While I wholeheartedly embrace new standards on power plants and the transportation sector, I am dismayed at the way in which we seem to be ignoring other major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
Excited to be back in this land of wonders large and small (such as this Pygmy sea horse). Stay tuned for new pics and posts as I cruise around New Guinea then Fiji, the Cook Islands and Tahiti with National Geographic Lindblad expeditions as a staff naturalist! Dream come true! #NatGeo #NaionalGeographic #Indonesia #Photography #underwaterphotography #Nature #naturephotography #adventure #exploreindonesia #explore #Ocean