Crimson Sunbird

Sometimes you need to lay back and relax, and that’s exactly what this Crimson Sunbird chose to do. Photographer Rahul Singh captured this lazy moment of a bird being supported by a flower petal. .

Russia and Carbon Offsets

What do you do when you’re the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter but you own 20 percent of the global forests? Well, according to Russia, you tell the UN to cut you some slack and lease parts of the forest for carbon offsets. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what Russia is up to, how carbon offsets work, and is Spaceballs an environmental documentary?

Pink Salt Lake

Captured by Ukrainian photographer Sergey Anashkevitch, Koyashskoye Salt Lake gets its vibrant pink hue from rapidly multiplying algae which thrives in salty water. The lake is located on the coast of the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea, separated from the Black Sea by a strip of land. .

Switch to Reusable Cloth Diapers | Tuesday Tip

It’s important to use cloth diapers in an environmentally optimal way by washing them in full loads, air-drying if possible, and reusing them on a second child. If done properly, it can reduce your carbon footprint by almost 40 percent compared with disposable diapers.

Man Feeding Swans

Taken in Poland along the Vistula River, this beautifully composed photograph was taken by Marcin Ryczek and tells an important story of our symbiotic relationship with nature. .

Road to Hell

Take a look at the long and winding road down into Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. Tourists can stick around until after sunset when a swarm of bats will flee the cave. .

Consumers Clogging Canals

Why do we need ships as big as the Empire State Building and why the heck did one get stuck in the Suez Canal? This week Noel and Jacob discuss the pros and cons of buying stuff around the world, why it’s important that we don’t blow up the moon, and the best way to get your spaghetti and meatballs at home!

Baby Tortoise on Mom’s Head

This 140-year-old African spurred tortoise has one of her 5-day-old babies hitching a ride on top of her head. After being placed on its mother’s head at Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Hungary, photographer Attila Balazs was able to capture this cute moment. .

Reuse Scrap Paper | Tuesday Tip

As most teachers and parents can confirm, children love to doodle and draw and it’s more than likely that you can scrounge up some old paper around the house. Don’t let that scrap paper go to waste!

Finding Nemo Spider

This is the Maratus nemo, a new species of Australian Peacock Spider discovered by Museums Victoria arachnologist, Joseph Schubert. Named after Pixar’s Finding Nemo for its clownfish coloring, this little jumping spider is about the size of a grain of rice.