Ants are social insects which form small to large colonies. A typical colony contains an egg-laying queen and many adult workers together with their brood (eggs, larvae and pupae). Workers are by far the most numerous individuals in the nest. They are responsible for nest construction and maintenance, foraging, tending the brood and queen, and nest defence. While all workers are female, they are sterile and do not lay eggs. Winged queens and males are present in the nest for only a short period. Soon after emerging they leave the nest to mate and establish new nests. Queens are generally [More]
A Time-Lapse Journey 2020 (4K UHD) A Time-Lapse Journey 2020 in, 4K created by my good friend Robert Oleysyck. Here’s what he has to say about it… “Welcome to my short film, a compilation of almost every time lapse I’ve created over the past year and a half. It’s an uplifting and magical journey through such scenic destinations as Scotland, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and the 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, capturing the epic beauty and kinetic energy of these scenic destinations. I invite you to sit back and relax with friends and family and enjoy the ride! Representing hundreds of [More]
Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Andy Goldsworthy is a is a British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist producing site-specific sculptures and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland. Andy Goldsworthy is the subject of a 2001 documentary feature film called Rivers and Tides, directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer with music was composed and performed by Fred Frith.  In this spellbinding film, Andy Goldsworthy makes mesmerizing sculptures entirely out of objects he finds in nature — stones, twigs, clay, ice, snow, leaves, plant stalks, thorns, bark, grass, and pine cones. The film received a number of awards, including the [More]
Drought continues to wreak havoc in the American west, especially in places like Lake Mead. The impact of climate change plays itself out in the water arena says Brookings Senior Fellow Pat Mulroy, former general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. She discusses the crisis Southern Nevada faced during one of the worst droughts in the history of the Colorado River. Pat Mulroy served as general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) from 1993 until retiring in February 2014. Mulroy has accumulated decades of experience in water resource management. She also served as the general manager of [More]
Freedom by Valdi Sabev Valdi Sabev is a unique musician, and one that should be recognized greatly. His passion resides with chill-out music. At the young age of 17, Valdi started to produce his own music. Today he continues to produce music in hopes that it will create a new wave of understanding and appreciation for a genre that is not yet mainstream. This creative musician found his love for music at the age of 6 when he began to play the classical piano. He could not read musical notes he tells us; and still can’t. You heard that correct. This talented [More]
How Whales Change Climate This video was produced as a gift to humanity by Sustainable Human (sustainablehuman.me). Visit them to find out how you can support and create videos like How Whales Change Climate in collaboration with a global team of volunteers. Together, we can change the story of the world. Visit the official landing page for more information on this incredible story: sustainablehuman.me/how-whales-change-cl­imate “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems [More]
A Natural Swimming Pool is a swimming pool that has clear water without any chemicals. These pools entirely rely on the plants and animals to condition the water. This is so effective that this pool has been tested, and shows to be of drinking water quality. Also, through the natural “cleaning process” the pool water never needs changing, saving water. It’s chemical free so it is healthy for people and wildlife. Wild Swimming at home. “Swimming in natural water is a delight to our senses. Your skin and hair feels soft and your eyes don’t sting. It seems as if, [More]
Bear Saves Drowning Crow   Amazing footage of a bear saving a crow from drowning in a Budapest Zoo pond. Seeing animals helping other animals really gives me a warm feeling. I have heard it said that whenever an act of kindness takes place, the giver, the receiver, and even all witnesses experience an increase of endorphins that activate areas of the brain that are associated with pleasure, social connection and trust. These feelings of joyfulness have been proven to be contagious, encouraging more acts of kindness by the giver and recipient. 🙂
Planet Earth is a 2006 television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. Five years in the making, it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and also the first to be filmed in high definition. The series was co-produced by the Discovery Channel and NHK in association with the CBC, and was described by its makers as “the definitive look at the diversity of our planet”. The series here comprises eleven episodes, each of which features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth. At the end of each fifty-minute [More]
Time lapse of the rare, UNDULATUS ASPERATUS (agitated or turbulent) wave clouds that rolled over Lincoln NE on July 7, 2014. Asperatus clouds are starting to get considered as a whole new cloud category. These clouds are formed when there is rising air currents that create wide-spread cloud cover with wind shear that blows across the rising air. This causes gravity waves where air moves up and down as buoyancy and gravity fight it out, causing long rippling waves that carry the clouds up and down.
Tribe in Papua New Guinea meets white man for the first time. Filmed in 1976. They have never seen modern civilization, or any modern technology. What transpires is pretty remarkable. In honor of Indigenous People Day!
Freshwater and oxygen created in places like the Amazon are, the lungs of the world, for ALL life on this planet, and without it life would not be possible to sustain; BUT the oil industry is destroying the Amazon at a rapid rate for short term economic gain, threatening the existence of the plants, animals, and people in the rain forest. Humanity’s survival depends on not burning two-thirds of our global oil reserves, so we must act now by limiting fossil fuel extraction. The highly biodiverse Amazon basin is a keystone area in combating climate change because it regulates our [More]