Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.

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UK's trade in breeding chicks may not be covered by planned live export 'ban'

UK's trade in breeding chicks may not be covered by planned live export 'ban' Proposed new post-Brexit rules may apply only to animals being sent for slaughter and fattening, not breeding stockThe export of tens of millions of chicks every year from the UK may not fall under a promised “ban” on live exports, as…

Fluorescent pink slug, unique to Australian mountaintop, survives bushfires

Fluorescent pink slug, unique to Australian mountaintop, survives bushfires Around 60 of the brightly coloured Mount Kaputar slugs have been spotted, but fires have burnt their habitatA fluorescent pink slug, found only on a single mountaintop in northern New South Wales, has survived the bushfires that burnt through much of its alpine habitat.Around 60 of…

How the 'Venice of Africa' is losing its battle against the rising ocean

How the 'Venice of Africa' is losing its battle against the rising ocean Saint-Louis, the old colonial capital of Senegal, faces a flooding threat that has already seen entire villages lost to the AtlanticAmeth Diagne points to a single tree submerged in the ocean. It is barely visible from the patch of land where he…

NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station

[rNASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station NASA has selected Axiom Space of Houston to provide at least one habitable commercial module to be attached to the International Space Station as the agency continues to open the station for commercial use. Source: NASA Breaking news http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-first-commercial-destination-module-for-international-space-station

UK's trade in breeding chicks may not be covered by planned live export 'ban'

UK's trade in breeding chicks may not be covered by planned live export 'ban' Proposed new post-Brexit rules may apply only to animals being sent for slaughter and fattening, not breeding stockThe export of tens of millions of chicks every year from the UK may not fall under a promised “ban” on live exports, as the majority of the trade is for breeding stock.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural…

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Fluorescent pink slug, unique to Australian mountaintop, survives bushfires

Fluorescent pink slug, unique to Australian mountaintop, survives bushfires Around 60 of the brightly coloured Mount Kaputar slugs have been spotted, but fires have burnt their habitatA fluorescent pink slug, found only on a single mountaintop in northern New South Wales, has survived the bushfires that burnt through much of its alpine habitat.Around 60 of the brightly coloured Mount Kaputar slugs, which can grow to a size longer than a…

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How the 'Venice of Africa' is losing its battle against the rising ocean

How the 'Venice of Africa' is losing its battle against the rising ocean Saint-Louis, the old colonial capital of Senegal, faces a flooding threat that has already seen entire villages lost to the AtlanticAmeth Diagne points to a single tree submerged in the ocean. It is barely visible from the patch of land where he is standing, 50 metres away. The few branches emerging from the water mark the place…

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NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station

[rNASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station NASA has selected Axiom Space of Houston to provide at least one habitable commercial module to be attached to the International Space Station as the agency continues to open the station for commercial use. Source: NASA Breaking news http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-first-commercial-destination-module-for-international-space-station

‘Who knew what, when, why?’ – Extinction Rebellion on further revelations that ‘terror police list’ was shared across Government, NHS, Ofsted and 20 councils

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone:  +447479234522 / +447561098449Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets #ExtinctionRebellion #ActNow We are deeply disturbed by what clearly goes way beyond the realm of an ‘unfortunate oversight’. Our planet is literally burning and some of the police and government seem desperate to silence the fire alarm. We need to find out who knew what and when. But more importantly, we need to know why. Why are they…

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World’s Biggest 3D Printed Building Opens in Dubai

World’s Biggest 3D Printed Building Opens in Dubai Just a few years ago, the idea of a house being spit out by a 3D printer would’ve sounded absurd to most of us. But not only have houses been 3D printed in multiple countries, entire communities of printed homes are being built—and it doesn’t stop there. While the world’s tallest 3D printed building has been standing in Suzhou, China since 2015,…

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Sir David King to support Extinction Rebellion defendants at trial for London City Airport protest

For more information, copies of the expert witness statements or to arrange interviews with Sir David King, Jay Griffiths or the five London City Airport defendants, contact Zoe on 07918 165 046. Former chief scientific adviser to the UK government to offer evidence for the defence at Extinction Rebellion trial (Tuesday, 28 January, 9.30am)  Sir David King will attend the trial at City of London Magistrates Court and be available…

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English councils set to miss carbon emission targets

English councils set to miss carbon emission targets Despite their climate pledges, many local authorities do not even know how much carbon they produceMany councils in England don’t know how much energy they use, a new survey reveals. The findings make it “inconceivable” that they will become carbon neutral within 30 years, as the government has mandated.According to the survey, 43% of councils – 93 of the 214 local authorities…

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Kindness is not enough: Australia needs a strategic national response to the bushfires | Audette Exel

Kindness is not enough: Australia needs a strategic national response to the bushfires | Audette Exel We’ve seen deeds of great courage and charity over the past few months. Now we need an effective, coordinated process to help the nation rebuildPeople are magnificent. They rescue our wildlife, defend our homes and towns, stare down fires against insuperable odds. And then they give money, often that they don’t have – to firefighters, aid agencies, the bereaved, the homeless, and animal hospitals.So much giving and yet, despite it all, I can’t quieten the alarm bells in my head. Will these good intentions have good outcomes? Do we know what we are doing, as we rush to help? Can… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/27/kindness-is-not-enough-australia-needs-a-strategic-national-response-to-the-bushfires

How Indigenous land burning is protecting rare mammals on Australia's Tiwi Islands – video

How Indigenous land burning is protecting rare mammals on Australia's Tiwi Islands – video Scientists from Charles Darwin University and the Tiwi Land Rangers are researching how to help protect the rare brush-tailed rabbit rat and other small mammals using land burning. Burning in cooler months is not only preventing bushfires, but maintaining sanctuaries for the small mammals from predators like feral cats Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2020/jan/27/how-indigenous-land-burning-is-protecting-rare-mammals-on-australias-tiwi-islands-video

This Marvelous Machine Splits Moon Dust Into Oxygen and Metal

This Marvelous Machine Splits Moon Dust Into Oxygen and Metal Like the settlers of old, space explorers will live off the land. But if self-sufficiency on Earth is difficult, it’s orders of magnitude more challenging in space, where there are no trees to build shelter, no plants and animals to eat, no water to drink, and no breathable air. Like The Martian’s Mark Watney, future space explorers will have to use a heavy dose of science-y resourcefulness to survive hostile environments on the moon and Mars. Luckily, also like Mark Watney, they’ll have access to some of the brightest brains on the planet. Some of those brains, currently working at the European Space Agency, are making a machine that transmutes moon dust into oxygen—to breath and make rocket fuel with—and…

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Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper

Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Researchers have developed an ultra-thin and ultra-flexible electronic material that could be printed and rolled out like newspaper, for the touchscreens of the future. The touch-responsive technology is 100 times thinner than existing touchscreen materials and so pliable it can be rolled up like a tube. To create the new conductive sheet, an RMIT University-led team used a thin film Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Nano_thin_flexible_touchscreens_could_be_printed_like_newspaper_999.html

Lyrebirds are survivors, but the situation for Australian birdlife after the bushfires is dire | Sean Dooley

Lyrebirds are survivors, but the situation for Australian birdlife after the bushfires is dire | Sean Dooley Recovery after fires of such unparalleled enormity is going to take decades and enormous resourcesFor literally millions of years, the glorious songs of lyrebirds have rung out across the valleys of south-eastern Australia. Lyrebirds have an extraordinary vocal range and are famously accomplished mimics with their own lush, ringing calls mingled with impersonations on their avian neighbours.However, research from BirdLife Australia examining the impacts of the recent bushfires is showing that an unprecedented number of those valleys are cloaked in silence today. No lyrebirds are likely to be calling. No whipbirds. Or kookaburras, cockatoos, currawongs. Or any of any of… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/26/lyrebirds-are-survivors-but-the-situation-for-australian-birdlife-after-the-bushfires-is-dire