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The best way to save our planet might be to learn from the animals that have lived here harmoniously with it for millions of years...


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Ellen m (215)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:03 am
Yhat is to cool..literaly.
And its another reason why animals will probably still be here long after we are gone!

Carol H (229)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 5:09 am
noted, thank you Cal

Alexa R (319)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 6:40 am
I quote: "Termites live in termitaria ó towering nests commonly called "anthills". The ability of termites to control the temperature in these mounds has led to the building of one of the most green examples of architecture in the world.

The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, has no conventional air conditioning or heating but temperature is controlled year round using techniques from the termites.

Eastgate uses less than 10 per cent of the energy of a normal building of its size, and the owners have saved $3.5 million just because they didnít have to install air conditioning. It also means the tenants pay rent thatís 20 per cent lower than in neighbouring buildings."

Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:26 am

Peter B (54)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 11:27 am
A very interesting article thanks Cal

Brooke Boroughs (24)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 12:11 pm
Termites! Who knew?

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:24 pm
We must be observant and learn from nature.

jennifer t (41)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:47 pm
Thanks Cal

SANDRA R (145)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:35 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal.

Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:41 pm
We could learn from animals but unfortunately too many people are too closed minded except in this case and a few others I have heard about. Nature works so well and animals have figured out how to survive naturally and yet we need s many artificial accoutrements to survive. We should indeed be listening to and watching the animals.

Jesica De Beer (2)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:14 pm
Great article, noted.

Susan S (187)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:25 pm
I have seen termite nests and they are awesome. I also saw some photos of trees spun with webs from spiders so thick that they were said to prevent malaria outbreaks after the recent floods in Pakistan. Mother nature is amazing with her cleansing properties.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday October 21, 2011, 2:12 am
Thanks for this information.

Miriam E (18)
Friday October 21, 2011, 3:18 am
Thanks, Cal!

Ruth C (87)
Friday October 21, 2011, 7:23 am
Everything that we use everyday is inspired by the greatest engineer, God!!!

Dianne D (490)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 11:28 am
Interesting. I believe animals are our teachers and are not to be eaten, used as entertainment or used for research. We need to observe and learn.
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