Pedestrianization is a Sustainable Strategy

Sustainable Planning is to development as preventive medicine is to health. This is the parallelism often drawn between a pro-active involvement in management issues in one's neighborhood rather than a reactive...

Benefits of Green Walls

Green Walls Also known as a bio wall, wall garden, or vertical garden, a green wall is a self-sufficient garden, which grows vertically and can exist both on the exterior...

Finding the Best Atlas of the World

Every home needs a good world atlas. While MapQuest, Yahoo Maps and Google Maps may have edged out traditional street maps for our directional needs, there will always be a place...

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Applications in Smart Farming

The growing season of 2015 is already underway, when diligent farmers sow seeds that grow into fruits and vegetables that supply the population with nutritious calories. People come a long way...

Ecosystem Services of the ACF Watershed

The water that flows from the Apalachicola River into Apalachicola Bay has its genesis in northern Georgia. Two river systems from Georgia, the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers flow into the Apalachicola...

Why the Republic of Panama?

WHY PANAMA? Panama is more than just a Canal ... it is definitely way much more! The Republic of Panama is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a great biodiversity of...

How Deforestation and Reforestation Affect Our Environment

Here are some reasons how deforestation affects our environment: 1. Deforestation is a contributor to global warming. 2. Deforestation is ongoing and is shaping climate and geography. ...

The Environmental Impact of Cotton Production: A Case for Organic Cotton and Organic Hemp

Aside from things we grow to feed ourselves, one of our most intensely farmed crops is the humble cotton plant, producing around 25 million tons of cotton every single year. Production...

Global Warming and Rain Attractors

Forests attract rainfall! For instance, the wet cloudy tropics are kept that way by trees. The trees themselves keep things that way, by evapotranspiring huge volumes of water through their...

The Economic and Climatic Importance of Trees and Forests

Trees are seen as a valuable economic asset but only once they have been cut down for their timber. Our economic system in fact values ​​dead trees as assets, not live...