up, up, up, and away
and over to the gratitude cafe
jtotheizzoe:

generalelectric:

If Earth’s water were drained into a single drop, it would measure about 950 miles in diameter. Roughly three percent is fresh water, and just one-third of that is easily accessible. Meeting the growing need for water is a critical challenge. Many countries rely on desalination to produce fresh water, but current techniques are typically energy-intensive, using enough energy globally to power nearly seven million homes. That’s why today GE is launching an open innovation challenge to improve the energy efficiency of water desalination. Find out more about the challenge here. GIF by Julian Glander and based on data from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

GE you put that water back right now, you hear me? We need that.

jtotheizzoe:

generalelectric:

If Earth’s water were drained into a single drop, it would measure about 950 miles in diameter. Roughly three percent is fresh water, and just one-third of that is easily accessible. Meeting the growing need for water is a critical challenge. Many countries rely on desalination to produce fresh water, but current techniques are typically energy-intensive, using enough energy globally to power nearly seven million homes. That’s why today GE is launching an open innovation challenge to improve the energy efficiency of water desalination. Find out more about the challenge here. GIF by Julian Glander and based on data from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

GE you put that water back right now, you hear me? We need that.

(via edwardspoonhands)

fastcompany:

The 10 Most Polluted States For People Of Color
Non-whites are shockingly more likely to be exposed to deadly air pollution, compared to whites even at the same income levels.
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fastcompany:

The 10 Most Polluted States For People Of Color

Non-whites are shockingly more likely to be exposed to deadly air pollution, compared to whites even at the same income levels.

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wwf:

To raise awareness about the impact of global warming, WWF-Paraguay made a lunch cooked on the asphalt. RID 3790

(via terracycle)

unconsumption:

Turn parking spaces into mini-cities?

Fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and a flexible living space, the SCADPad could be the way to creatively reuse the parking lot—one of a city’s most wasteful uses of space.”

More: Fast Company.

explore-blog:

Do yourself a favor and read this spectacular piece on our unconscious biases.

explore-blog:

Do yourself a favor and read this spectacular piece on our unconscious biases.

nationalgeographicmagazine:

Children’s smile Photo and caption by Aleksandr Romanov Life behind polar circle Location: Tazovsky peninsula, Jamalonenetsky district, Russia

nationalgeographicmagazine:

Children’s smile
Photo and caption by Aleksandr Romanov
Life behind polar circle
Location: Tazovsky peninsula, Jamalonenetsky district, Russia

(via npr)

mashable:

Here are cool ways to reuse your mason jars.

(via terracycle)

Most of us — men and women — will never consciously experience the undercurrent of sexism that runs through our world. Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers; those who swim against the current may never realize they are better swimmers than they imagine

The Hidden Brain – fascinating read on how ocean currents explain our unconscious social biases.  (via explore-blog)

"Good people at not those who lack flaws, the brave are not those who feel no fear, and the generous are not those who never feel selfish. Extraordinary people are not extraordinary be cause they are invulnerable to unconscious biases. They are extraordinary because they choose to do something about it."

gasoline-station:

30 Cities From 200 Years Ago…And Where They Are Now

by NYU Stern Urbanization Project

(via citycollaboration)