Biosphere

Tom’s dreaming agri-hub | Noosa today

By Phil Jarratt Councilor Tom Wegener has been a dreamer his entire life, but sometimes he dreams so big he can barely contain himself. For 18 months, he has dreamed big of turnips and men in white coats, Olympic athletes and coaches in restaurants that ask only for Noosa products. …

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Newly elected president to lead the Biosphere in its second decade

Melanie Allen This followed Dr Joan Mitchell’s resignation from the AGM after 10 years of service with a heartfelt speech that encouraged the entire Biosphere team to be “confident, ambitious and generous” in their partnerships and future plans. Melanie has over two decades of experience in strategy, governance and stakeholder …

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Eternals: 10 things only comic book fans know about Kingo

When comic book characters are adapted for the big screen, there will inevitably be changes – whether those changes relate to their origin story, the character himself, or whether his story is simply updated away from outdated themes. In the Eternals movie, the Kingo that appears onscreen is actually quite …

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Ochiltree becomes Ayrshire’s first biosphere community

The historic conservation village of Ochiltree has become a Biosphere Community – the fifth to be designated within the UNESCO Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere and the first in Ayrshire. Creating biosphere communities allows villages and towns in the region to explore what is special about their locality and the …

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November 2021: heard in outer space

Starlog 20983.XXI.B.332.41.C More than 4,500 extraterrestrial vessels recorded around Saturn, chatter captured, decryption … So, son, now you will understand why I brought you here on Cosmic Tours for your tenth birthday. Now what you are going to see and hear will make you laugh but it is not funny, …

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A visit to the Wilson Botanical Gardens in Costa Rica:

Around every corner you will find such beauty in Costa Rica. This is what draws so many of us to this special land, the jungles, the towering lush trees, the colorful flowers and foliage, and its natural beauty. The Wilson Botanical Garden holds all of this magic in its breathtaking …

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Giant panda spotted gorging on meat in Chinese nature reserve

Do pandas eat meat? New footage from China shows a person munching on flesh. Among other things, pandas are famous for their diet. The giant, round panda, native to south-central China, is a folivore, although belonging to the order of carnivores. Bamboo shoots and leaves make up 99% of their …

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Nature says pay me now or pay me later

In the grand scheme of things, where do we stand as humans? Are we destined to become a small point on the timeline of the universe? Five mass extinction events have occurred over the eons. We shouldn’t fool ourselves into thinking that another extinction cannot happen. So why are we …

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Presentation of the works of Vik Muniz for the 50th anniversary of the MAB program – India Education | Latest Education News | Global educational news

On November 17, 2021, UNESCO celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program “It’s about Life! On this occasion, our UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Vik Muniz went to Paris to present his book “Wild Flowers, Summer 1915 after Tom Thomson, 2021” developed specifically for the anniversary of …

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Jacobs Engineering: Understanding the Main Findings of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has started publishing its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)on the drivers and potential impacts of climate change and the ways in which human societies may respond. The report highlights the scale of the challenge we face in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the …

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