Category Archives: Environmental info.

Favourite seasonal site? It has to be the Snowflake site

I know, I know, if you’ve followed my blog from the beginning you’ll know that I’ve posted about this one before. It’s a site little changed for many years, which is in itself unusual…but then, I don’t think it has … Continue reading

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Undisruptive searching…away from the office and digital world

A short film from the John Muir Trust. Just a little something to brighten your day. I hope this hits the spot for you, especially if you are stuck inside an office, with spring unfolding outside. (Shameless plugging moment)

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Landscape and literature: another lovely exhibition from the British Library

Here’s a gorgeous mini-viewing on the BBC website of the sort of thing you will see if you visit the British Library’s latest exhibition: Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands. It’s a lovely (4 minute 52) slide show with commentary and … Continue reading

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“What we find changes who we become”

Following on from my previous post which mentioned Ambient Information by Peter Morville, I’d like to give an example of why the sub-title of his book is significant. Having spent the best part of 20 years carrying out searches for … Continue reading

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Extreme “wombling”

You could argue that this has nothing to do with searching, but then it depends what you’re looking for!   Rubbish and dead bodies, in this case for the Sherpas who are going up Mount Everest to tidy it up. … Continue reading

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A green and pleasant library

Next month is “green and ethical month” at the British Library’s Business and IP Centre. There are events throughout May, some free, some with a small charge, covering topics such as raising funding for a green/ethical business and starting a … Continue reading

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Very GeoScenic

Of course I’ll always recommend visiting the snowflake site at this time of year.  If you’re stuck for what to give someone, I can’t recommend enough a book of snowflakes from this site.  I was lucky enough to receive The … Continue reading

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The carbon cost of searching?

A Sunday Times article is causing a tea-with-3-sugars-type stir by claiming that carrying out two Google (why specifically Google?) searches “from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup … Continue reading

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A good book on sustainable energy

If you need to find information and opinion on sustainability, this book comes highly recommended:  Sustainable Energy – without the hot air, by Prof David JC MacKay of Cambridge University.  It’s free to download online. Tony Jupiter, former Executive Director … Continue reading

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