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New Documentary “The Whale and the Raven” on Prime, Jan 28

New Documentary “The Whale and the Raven” on Prime, Jan 28

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The Whale and the Raven

1h 41min 2019 ALL

Director Mirjam Leuze illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict. As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle to protect their territory against the pressure and promise of the gas industry, caught in between are the countless beings that call this place home.

Give the gift of reading this Christmas!

Give the gift of reading this Christmas!

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is a one-stop hub for any avid reader, regardless of age or reading level. Click the banner above to get a one month free trial, and browse through our carefully curated list of the best kids books for this holiday season. Not only will your little ones be entertained for hours, but they’ll learn valuable lessons to help them become future eco-warriors while taking funtastic voyages to the land of imagination!

It’s hard to believe that you could change the world, but it’s true! We’ll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet – and show how you’re never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas, and much more.

101 Small Ways to Change the World is a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond! Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person.

A Green Ember story set during Heather and Picket’s arrival at Cloud Mountain, The Last Archer follows the journey of Jo Shanks. Jo is a gifted archer with a burden on his back and a fire within. Eager to see the Longtreaders receive justice, he travels from his Halfwind Citadel home to a Cloud Mountain poised on the brink of war. What he finds there will confront his convictions and test his resolve as the war begins and King Jupiter’s heir is revealed.

A kingdom in the balance. An arrow aimed at the heart of darkness.

Who will take the shot?

A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. “Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story.”–The Horn Book.

Erin Hunter’s number one nationally best-selling Warriors series continues in Warriors: Power of Three!

The first book in this third series, The Sight: Warriors: Power of Three, Book 1, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw – grandchildren of the great leader Firestar – possess unusual power and talent. But secrets and uncertainty surround them, and a mysterious prophecy hints at trouble to come. The warrior code is in danger, and these three apprentices will need all of their strength to help the Clans survive.

This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! 

With Jory John’s charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for young readers, as well as anyone navigating their current world, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

Explore the underwater world of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean with a Googly-Eyed Glass Squid named Giggles and his friends. Learn about different creatures and how they interact with other creatures and the environment.

Young readers search and explore a Caribbean beach. They discover unusual crabs and sea life. Next, they don their fins and snorkel to explore the coral reef off the shore. Here they encounter unusual fish, endangered turtles, and other unique reef creatures. They learn how reef organisms work together to replenish the reef. The final pages of the book provide young scientists with information about
the importance of coral reefs, safe snorkeling, and the protection of endangered sea turtles.

Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce fruit. But large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every year . . . and no one knows why. Is a fungus killing them? Could a poor diet be the cause? What about changes to bees’ natural habitat? In this real-life science mystery, scientists and beekeepers are working to answer these questions . . . and save the world’s honeybees before it’s too late.

Climate is an important part of every ecosystem. Even small changes in the climate can have a big impact. Learn about the affects of climate change on ecosystems and what you can do to help. This title supports NGSS for Earth and Human Activity.

This books is an amazing adventure into the amazing underwater world of the Ocean. It is a wonderful introduction for kids to the world of water, the ocean, fish and exploration. It works great as an cool bedtime story or adventure book to flatter their imagination.

From avalanches to hiking dangers, this series retells five stories of adventure and survival on cold, dangerous mountains around the world. Some people lost limbs, and others lost fingers and toes to the cold. Even the most prepared can have harrowing experiences. But with grit and determination, these survivors didn’t lose their lives.

Did you see something your little (or not so little) ones would love? Did we miss out anything you’d like to see here? Let us know in the comments!

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Our Reading List & Christmas Presents for Kids, 21 November

Our Reading List & Christmas Presents for Kids, 21 November

Subscribing to Kindle Unlimited will give you free access to over a million Kindle titles, which include ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Kindle Unlimited titles can be read on any Amazon device or Kindle app. You can borrow titles as often as you want with no due dates, and can keep up to ten at a time. Click on the banner above to get a free one month trial.

Our scarcest resource is time. With determination and action, we can implement solutions rather than sit on the sidelines suffering harmful impacts. We deserve, and can have, better health and a cleaner environment, a stable climate, healthy ecosystems, sustainable use of resources, and less need for damage control. We have so much to gain. Through science and stories, Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves makes the case for hope, optimism, and practical solutions we can take individually and collectively to green our technology, green our economy, strengthen our democracy, and create social equality.

Freelance environmental scientist Guy Lane shares insights from his 30-year quest to understand what’s next in the climate & biodiversity crisis. In just two hours, this fast-paced, science-based book lays bare the grim truth about collapse, what it means for you, and how you can help make it better.

Read It. Share It. Take Action. Start Now.

Everything we do has an impact on the world around us–from the clothes we wear and food we eat to the gardens we grow and the trash we throw away. And to take the best care of the earth–and ourselves–it’s important to make smart choices. With The Everything Kids’ Environment Book, you’ll find out what you can do every day to help protect our planet. You’ll also learn why the rainforest is so important to us, how animals go extinct, and what environmentalists can tell us about taking good care of our world.

Learn how to “go green” and to:

  • Find new uses for recycled grocery bags.
  • Create your own greenhouse.
  • Make acid rain–safely!–to see how it affect plants.
  • Test organic food against foods grown with chemicals.
  • Make your own compost pile.
  • Re-create deforestation with the soil from timbered trees.
  • Test your sensitivity to noise.

Whether you are in the classroom, surfing the Internet, or just hanging out with your friends, you can make a difference. Start today–so our Earth can live another 4.5 billion years!

The greed of man is destroying Rhino’s family, and little Rhino is feeling sad that his beautiful world has turned into a blood bath for the rhinos. He has lost his grandfather and his grandmother has been badly hurt. His mother lost her pretty horn. All this carnage has made Rhino very mad too. Who was going to help him save the Rhinos. He had dreams too that he wanted to come true. Are you willing to help baby rhino?

Christmas Presents for Kids

  • 12 experiments and building projects
  • Harness mechanical energy from water to do physical work
  • Generate electricity to light an LED
  • Learn the physics of water turnies
  • Discover why hydropower is a promising source of energy
  • 24 pieces.
  • Includes foil accents. Made from recycled paper printed with vegetable based inks. Conforms to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE standards.
  • Completed puzzle measures 6 x 6″; box measures 3 x 3″.
  • Ages 4+.
  • Includes mother Sheila, father Bruce, sister Adelaide, and baby Joey
  • All come with removable detailed clothing, have jointed arms and legs, and heads that turn
  • Sheila and Bruce Outback Koala measure approximately 3” tall. Adelaide Outback Koala is approximately 1.75” tall. Baby Joey Outback Koala is approximately 1.5” tall
  • Can be used independently or with all Calico Critters houses
  • Mix and match with other Calico Critters play sets to create a whole Calico Critters village!

Have you read any of these books? Were our toy recommendations helpful? Leave a comment below and tell us what you thought! If you’d like to help us continue our mission, please consider buying one of our recommended products below. As an Amazon Affiliate, we earn a commission on sales, which will assist us greatly.

Our Kindle Unlimited Reading List, November

Our Kindle Unlimited Reading List, November

Click on the banner above to get a one month free trial subscription to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited to get access to the entire Kindle library on any device, at any time, anywhere. To get you started, here’s our reading list for November:

“We understand that educating the citizens of this planet is only path towards sustainability.” -Kyle Michaud

Kyle Michaud explores the necessary changes society needs to make, in order to preserve and protect the planet. He discusses sustainability as it applies to businesses, products, and everyday life. Michaud gives reasonable suggestions for simple adjustments that will lead to a healthier world. This book will assist consumers in choosing safe and environmentally-friendly items, as well as understanding the advantages of living green.

Agent H2O is on a mission, chased by his evil nemesis, Scummy Pollution. Will Agent H2O reach thirsty plants and animals in time?

Follow along on his zany romp through the water cycle, as he changes disguises from a liquid drop to vapor, then to an ice crystal. The science is accurate and S.T.E.M. based. The message is important: an eco-friendly lifestyle, reduction of pollution, and water conservation. These concepts are offered in a character-driven adventure, a funny plot, and award-winning illustrations. This story will bring a smile to grown-ups and kids.

What if humanity could start all over again? In a future not so far away, a diverse group of carefully selected people are sent to Gaya, a planet very much like Earth. They want to build a better world: free of war, pollution, racism, and greed. The settlers find a paradise of undisturbed nature – but they soon meet unknown dangers, poisonous plants, and aggressive animals. And above all, they have to deal with each other: a bunch of people with different ideas and desires, memories and individual quirks. And not everyone is willing to follow the rules.

A motley crew of saboteurs wreak outrageous havoc on the corporations destroying America’s Western wilderness in this classic, comic extravaganza.

When George Washington Hayduke III returns home from war in the jungles of Southeast Asia, he finds the unspoiled West he once knew has been transformed. The pristine lands and waterways are being strip mined, dammed up, and paved over by greedy government hacks and their corrupt corporate coconspirators. And the manic, beer-guzzling, rabidly antisocial ex-Green Beret isn’t just getting mad. Hayduke plans to get even.

Together with a radical feminist from the Bronx; a wealthy, billboard-torching libertarian MD; and a disgraced Mormon polygamist, Hayduke’s ready to stick it to the Man in the most creative ways imaginable. By the time they’re done, there won’t be a bridge left standing, a dam unblown, or a bulldozer unmolested from Arizona to Utah.

Plastic is all around us. It’s one of the defining traits of this modern world. Our use of plastics has quickly boomed since the time we invented it. And even now, the world will be a much, much different place—in a bad way—without plastics.

But our use of this material, something we’ve so carelessly taken for granted, is coming back to haunt us. Plastic is polluting our world, and if we fail to act on this growing and pressing problem, there might no longer be any hope of saving the world at all.

Full of beautiful nature, you won’t believe that central Osaka, Japan, is only 30 minutes away.

Listen to the sound of the river and walk beneath the relaxing maple trees and cedars, fot it will leave you with a smile. One of the main attractions in Minoh is a famous 33-meter waterfall that has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 Waterfalls. It has breathtaking views and sounds that will make you forget time.

Over 80 photos of baby animals from around the world, by some of the most gifted photographers around the world.

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On the Web This Week, 12 September

On the Web This Week, 12 September

On the web this week, Rhino conservation gets a boost, South Africa’s commitment to combating climate change questioned, and are plastic alternatives ready for wide-scale adoption?

Picture credit: Getty Images

The BBC takes a look into the future, and asks what would happen if all the world’s trees disappeared.

Picture credit: Slater & Gordon

The Telegraph reports on the second annual Business of Conservation conference, chaired by Fred Swaniker, an enterprising young Ghanaian who, at the inaugural conference last year, managed to garner pledges for $600 million to be spent on conservation projects around Africa.

Picture credit: AFP/Getty

Moneyweb reports on Sanlam’s new Amplify unit, which will provide R8Billion in funding for Rhino conservation.

Picture credit: greenmatch.co.za

The Saturday Star examines the state of South Africa’s political response to climate change, which is still sadly falling behind recent landmark assessments by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Science- Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Picture credit: Paulo Oliveira/Alamy Stock Photo

The Guardian has a sobering report which suggests that plastic alternatives may worsen marine pollution, because the infrastructure to properly manage this new form of waste is not in place in a significant way yet. Its important to remember that reducing our dependence on single-use packaging is still the most effective way of cutting down on pollution.

Picture credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz

Also in The Guardian, a touching picture gallery of work from American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has won the Leica Oskar Barnack photography award with his eight-year project exploring the global crisis around water, and how different cultures interact with this precious resource.

And finally, if you’re looking for ways to reuse your old plastic bottles, you might want to try your hand at making a toy airplane:

As always, thank you for joining us. If you have any stories you’d like to see us report on, or if you have any ideas on how to reduce our plastic use, please feel free to share them with us in the comment section below.

On The Web This Week, 5 September

On The Web This Week, 5 September

In this week’s reading list, breaking records while raising funds for conservation, plastic enters the fossil record, and the mysterious disappearance of Great White Sharks:

Picture Credit: Pixabay

First up, thesouthafrican.com reports on the unexplained disappearance of Great White Sharks from Cape Town’s False Bay. After just 50 sightings in 2018, not a single Great White has been spotted so far in 2019. There were an average of 205 sightings per year from 2010 – 2016.

Picture Credit: Chris Burville

In other ocean conservation news, the South Coast Herald reports on South African freediver Beth Neale, breaking her own freediving record while raising funds for conservation in Bermuda.

Picture credit: wechoosenature.org

Also from the South Coast Herald, the Pennington Conservancy has embarked on a project to turn plastic waste into building bricks that will go into refurbishing the recycling depot in Pennington.

New recycling label on packaging
New Recycling Label

Business Insider explains the new Recycling labels currently rolling out at Clicks, Food Lovers Market, Pick n Pay, Spar, Shoprite and Woolworths.

Photo credit: UIG/Getty

The Guardian reports that plastic pollution has now entered the fossil record, being found in offshore sediment layers, with contamination increasing exponentially since 1945. Most of the plastic particles were fibres from synthetic fabrics used in clothes, indicating that plastics are flowing freely into the ocean through waste water.

And finally, if you have any plastic bottles in your home, and you’d rather not add to your local landfill, why not reuse them? Try one of these craft ideas for a fun way to use what would otherwise just be unwanted rubbish:

Did you try one of these ideas? Let us know in the comments below. If you missed last week’s news, catch up here. Thanks for joining us, and come back soon for more!