Environment

Wild Dolphins Exchange Names When They Meet At Sea.

Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Wild Dolphins Exchange Names When They Meet At Sea.

Dolphins make up new whistles that other dolphins then use to signal each whistle’s inventor. But what happens when dolphins meet for the first time? And what about wild dolphins–do they use “names”? Well, according to this study, the answer to both of those questions is a resounding “yes”! It turns out that when wild dolphins meet at sea, one of the first things they do is introduce themselves using their unique whistles!

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Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins for Less than $10,000 (Pictures)

Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins for Less than $10,000 (Pictures)

Mike Barrett: Are you interested in exploring alternative means of sustainable living, but don’t think it can be done? Though not as common as it should be, many individuals choose to live off-the-grid and rely on themselves by collecting rainwater, planting gardens, using alternative energy, and more. People are even building their own little ‘Earth dome’ houses. Want to see what I’m talking about? Check out these pictures and video below.

Evolving from historic military bunker construction techniques, Earthbag building is a relatively inexpensive method of construction that uses limited resources at a low cost. The technique uses natural materials (usually local), such as sturdy stacks filled with inorganic material. Subsoil that contains enough clay to become cohesive when tamped, gravel, sand, or volcanic rock are common materials used for Earthbag building.

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Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France Could Bring Breakthroughs That Will Provide Limitless, Clean Energy and Secure the Planet’s Future

Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France Could Bring Breakthroughs That Will Provide Limitless, Clean Energy and Secure the Planet’s Future

The most sophisticated, expensive machine ever built is slowly taking shape at the in rural France at the Cadarache nuclear facility. It is a scientific collaboration on a worldwide scale, meant to tackle one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century – with the human population growing every year, how do we continue to make ever more electricity past 2050 (the date that the EU has set for full decarburization of power generation) without destroying the environment? The scientists and engineers in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance think the solution is nuclear fusion – they want to recreate a star in a box on Earth.

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Heat Your Home Using Candles With This Simple Device

Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Environment with 1 Comment
Heat Your Home Using Candles With This Simple Device

“Using candles will never be the same!” say the inventors of the Egloo candle-powered heater. “Heat your room for 10 cents a day!” The simple device is designed to harness and amplify the heat given off from candles by “taking advantage of features of terracotta that stores the heat and slowly and gradually releases it by radiation, even after it blows out.”

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Are Mushrooms the Solution to the Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse?

Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Are Mushrooms the Solution to the Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse?

Presenting at the recent Bioneers Annual Conference, Paul Stamets gave bombshell evidence that there is hope for bees, colony collapse, and our entire ecosystem. Washington State University recently completed a longevity stress test on bee populations that appears to confirm that the genes for the detoxification pathways in bees are turned on by beneficial fungi they collect from their environment. What’s more, it has been confirmed in previous testing that the red belted polypore mushroom degrades pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

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11 Reasons Why Transit, Bikes & Walking Are Moving Us To a Brighter Future

Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Environment with 1 Comment
11 Reasons Why Transit, Bikes & Walking Are Moving Us To a Brighter Future

Spearheading this trend of less driving is the Millennial generation, who after spending much of their childhoods confined in the backseats of minivans, are eager for a wider range of transportation choices. They account for a good share of the unexpected rise in transit use, biking and walking. Although aging baby boomers, many of whom are less excited and less able to drive all the time, are also a factor.

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14 Healthy Living Apps To Make Your 2015 More Green

Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Environment with 0 Comments
14 Healthy Living Apps To Make Your 2015 More Green

Here are 14 apps that can help support your healthy living efforts, your green activism, and your values-based lifestyle..

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In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth

Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Environment with 0 Comments
In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth

Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth’s natural systems

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Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Children and fetuses absorb more microwave radiation, according to the authors, because their bodies are relatively smaller, their skulls are thinner, and their brain tissue is more absorbent.

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Food Solutions: Guerrilla Gardening

Posted by on January 13, 2015 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Food Solutions: Guerrilla Gardening

The problems are obvious: food safety scandals, the death of family farming, food supply insecurity, the revolving door between corporate lobbyists and government regulators, and many more. The solution should be equally obvious: rolling up our sleeves and getting in the garden. Join us today as we explore this simple, natural solution to one of our most fundamental problems.

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Denmark Sets Record For Wind Power Production

Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Denmark Sets Record For Wind Power Production

Denmark had a record year for wind power production, getting 39.1 percent of its overall electricity from wind in 2014. That figure “makes the country the world’s leading nation in wind-based power usage.

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Why 90% Of Monarch Butterflies Disappeared

Posted by on January 9, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Why 90% Of Monarch Butterflies Disappeared

Over the past few years, 90% of monarch butterflies have disappeared! What is causing this, and can it be reversed?

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New Technologies Harvest Energy From Movements, Sound And More

Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
New Technologies Harvest Energy From Movements, Sound And More

Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding trove of electronic gadgets? The solution may be just a few steps away.

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Good News on Forests and Carbon Dioxide

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Environment with 0 Comments
Good News on Forests and Carbon Dioxide

A new NASA-led study shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas. The study estimates that tropical forests absorb 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of a total global absorption of 2.5 billion — more than is absorbed by forests in Canada, Siberia and other northern regions, called boreal forests.

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Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope

It has been declared ‘the International Year of the Soil,’ but the year ahead, according to Dr. Vandana Shiva, will also see key developments in the global fight to overthrow corporate power with true democracy

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