Tag: environment

British Library Sounds

Explore the British Library’s extensive collection of recorded sounds, including music, oral history, wildlfe and dialects. http://sounds.bl.uk/  

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Manonabeach

There was a definite feeling of spring in the air this morning and TOTD was thinking ahead to warmer days and leisurely walks along the seafront. If you miss walking along the beach then try this out. Manonabeach has a

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This isn’t f***ing Dalston!

Try not to be too alarmed by the title of this page, it’s actually a very good demonstration of how to visualise some simple survey data. http://thisisntfuckingdalston.co.uk/ Click on the page to access Ewan Mills’ full dissertation that looks at

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Talking Tree

And now for something a little different.  If you’ve always wanted to meet a talking tree, try: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eostalkingtree/ http://twitter.com/eostalkingtree/ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001416335569&v=wall http://soundcloud.com/eostalkingtree http://vimeo.com/14854699  

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World Oceans Day

Wednesday marks World Oceans Day, an initiative by the World Ocean Network and the Ocean Project. The aims of this day are mainly to help preserve the oceans and show the impact of human activity on them: http://worldoceansday.org/

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The Plastiki Expedition

http://www.theplastiki.com/ Simple really – a boat made of plastic bottles, sailing around the world. Thanks to S for finding this.

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Old Weather

TOTD has covered Galaxy Zoo before. Here’s another site that allows you to contribute to science by choosing from a list of old Roayl Navy vessels and digitizing their weather observation logs. http://www.oldweather.org/

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MISSION:EXPLORE book launch

MISSION:EXPLORE is a book created by The Geography Collective that is full of exciting adventures designed to encourage young people to get out and about and explore the social and physical environment around them. This video demonstrates just how literally you

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

This event was declared in 1994 in order to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. http://www.uneptie.org/ozonaction/events/ozoneday/ As you can see, Thing of the Day this week is making use of some very long titles for its posts.

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Good Beach Guide

TOTD heard on the BBC news that a fifth of those who went abroad in 2008 are choosing the UK instead this year. So, if you are heading for a UK beach this summer, this guide to beach quality may

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