If you were a kid or teenager in the late 1970s and 1980s you probably danced to a music video on MTV and attempted an elaborate hairstyle inspired by all the trendy music movements: from the curly and bouffant ‘dos of pop stars like Madonna and Michael Jackson to elaborate, glam rock styles worn by Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Slash from Gun’s n Roses. It goes without … [Read more...] about What do big, poofy hairstyles and the ozone layer have in common?
(Photo credit https://bestpicko.com/) The combination of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with the drone industry has created new opportunities that, due to cost and technical limitations, would have never been possible in the past. Drones have put aerial views at the disposal of experts in a variety of areas, dramatically enhancing their perspective. Everyone, from … [Read more...] about Environmental and social drones, assemble! Analyzing project impacts and risks
Beep beep beep. I look at my watch and its altitude alarm has been triggered. This indicator tells me that we have reached 5,600 meters (18,370 feet) above sea level. We are only 190 meters more to the summit. A recent adventure brought me close to climate change. Too close for comfort, in fact. “I must keep going…” “I must keep going…” The fatigue of nearly 7 hours of … [Read more...] about On World Water Day: A Story of Mountaineering, Glaciers and Water availability
You have probably heard of the phrase “Help Me, Help You,” made famous by Tom Cruise in the movie Jerry Maguire. He utters it in a desperate attempt to persuade his last remaining client, Arizona Cardinals linebacker Rod Tidwell, to start engaging in independent activities—those outside the control of his managing agent. This would help Maguire’s company to not only survive, … [Read more...] about “Help Me, Help You” – What is an Environmental Management System and how it might help you
It’s 4 a.m. and I’m sitting in the front seat of a Toyota Hiace passenger van, leaving Guyana’s capital of Georgetown for Lethem, a town on the Brazilian border. My ride may look like just another passenger van, of the sorts used for public transport throughout Asia and Latin America but, the off-road tires, lifted-up suspension, and extra parts in a rooftop basket are all a … [Read more...] about A road through the kingdom of the jaguar