Saturday, August 31, 2013

Worlds Largest Bicycle Parking Facility at Trainstation Utrecht Central, The Netherlands

Utrecht Central Station will get the largest bicycle parking facility in the World; it will house some 12.500 bicycles. The first part will be ready in 2016, in 2018 the entire parking facility and the square on top of it will be ready.

Greenland's Mega Canyon: Another 'Grand Canyon'

Hidden for all of human history, a 460 mile long canyon has been discovered below Greenland's ice sheet. Using radar data from NASA's Operation IceBridge and other airborne campaigns, scientists led by a team from the University of Bristol found the canyon runs from near the center of the island northward to the fjord of the Petermann Glacier.

A large portion of the data was collected by IceBridge from 2009 through 2012. One of the mission's scientific instruments, the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder, operated by the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas, can see through vast layers of ice to measure its thickness and the shape of bedrock below.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Liquid Ivory: How Palm Oil is Killing Indonesia's Elephants

The Ecologist Film Unit travels to Indonesia to investigate the impact palm cultivation - and the resulting deforestation - is having on the Sumatran elephant, the world's most critically endangered elephant.

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