Forget about cycling lanes. Now it’s time for duck lanes

Forget about cycling lanes. Now it’s time for duck lanes

Forget about cycling lanes. Now, the new era of sustainable mobility begins with duck lanes. If once drivers should pay attention to cyclists, now cyclists and absent-minded pedestrians listening to music must have consideration of and share the space on British canals with those feathered animals.     Many temporary lanes have been painted on

Watch extraordinary footage of a bee’s first 21 days of life

Watch extraordinary footage of a bee’s first 21 days of life

How do honeybees grow, becoming adult insects? The photographer Anand Varma, together with the laboratory UC Davis dedicated to the study of bees, captured the first 3 weeks of a bee’s life, showing details never seen before. The result is an amazing 60-second time-lapse footage. The video is promoted by National Geographic-Japan, and has been presented by

Damaged pipeline spills 400,000 litres of oil in California

Damaged pipeline spills 400,000 litres of oil in California

On Tuesday, 19 May, a broken oil pipeline caused an oil spill of about 400,000 litres (105,000 gallons) in Santa Barbara, California. Officials already started removing the oil from rocks and sand, but the bad news is that 80,000 litres (21,000 gallons) are likely to have already reached the ocean.     The leak has

Hundreds of kayaks row against Shell in Seattle

Hundreds of kayaks row against Shell in Seattle

Hundreds of environmental activists filled the Elliott Bay, Seattle, United States, on board of kayaks, protesting against the decision of the Dutch oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, of exploring for oil off Alaska during summer.     Kayakers formed a chain blockading the port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 in order to impede the Polar Pioneer

Seeds of Time: a documentary to plant the seeds of change

Seeds of Time: a documentary to plant the seeds of change

Have you ever heard about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault? It is a storage located in the Svalbard archipelago, Norway, which safeguards about 1 million seeds coming from all over the world, in order to protect them from possible man-made and natural disasters. It is the world’s most important seed bank, guided until 2012 by

Nepal has succeeded in saving the Indian rhino from poachers

Nepal has succeeded in saving the Indian rhino from poachers

Biodiversity is the main character of the other, happy side of Nepal. Although recent earthquakes have had devastating effects on people and cities, animal species seem to have found precisely in Nepal their ideal shelter.     The population of Indian rhinos, also called one-horned rhinos, increased reaching 645 individuals this year, and most of

The thrill is gone. Who was B.B. King

The thrill is gone. Who was B.B. King

He called it Lucille. Just like that girl who caused a fight in a bar in Twist, Arkansas, in 1949, where the then 24 year-old Riley B. King was playing. Amongst the chaos between her two contenders, a barrel of petrol caught fire: King saved his cherished six chord Gibson, challenging the flames. From that