Environment

Post Ice-Age Extinctions Of Large Mammals Linked To Humans, Not Climate Change

Written by on June 5, 2014 in Environment with 0 Comments
Post Ice-Age Extinctions Of Large Mammals Linked To Humans, Not Climate Change

A team of researchers with Aarhus University in Denmark concluded that the die-out of large mammals after the last ice-age was due more to human activity than a changing environment.

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Biomimicry Inspired Engineering Genius: Turning Air Into Water

Biomimicry Inspired Engineering Genius: Turning Air Into Water

An innovative device takes in above-soil air and cools it below ground, causing the water in the air to condense, for passive sub-surface drip irrigation.

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Solar-Powered Air Travel: the Sunseeker Duo

Written by on June 4, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Solar-Powered Air Travel: the Sunseeker Duo

A new solar airplane uses energy harvested from the 1,510 solar cells on its wings and tail and stored in a battery pack in the fuselage. Once in the air, the airplane then cruises directly on solar power.

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Jane Goodall: Governments Must Challenge Fossil Fuel Corporations

Written by on June 2, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Jane Goodall: Governments Must Challenge Fossil Fuel Corporations

Jane Goodall has stressed the need for governments to challenge the fossil fuel industry in order to confront the climate crisis. The “window of time” left to act on the climate crisis requires individual action, the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace said. But politicians must act as well, and that means “governments standing up to the big corporations, the oil and gas industry.”

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‘Smart’ Meter Spying Finally Admitted

Written by on May 29, 2014 in Environment with 0 Comments
‘Smart’ Meter Spying Finally Admitted

Letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission pointing out that industry has finally come out and admitted that “smart” meters are surveillance devices.

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Alt. Fuel: Scientists Turn Algae into Usable Fuel in Less than an Hour

Written by on May 29, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Alt. Fuel: Scientists Turn Algae into Usable Fuel in Less than an Hour

Algae has already been touted as a natural healing wonder. Not only does have its high chlorophyll content and special plant compounds been shown to defeat cancer and heart disease, it also shows promise as a replacement for butter and eggs in gluten free and vegan baked goods.

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Algae Biofuel Can Help Meet World Energy Demand

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Algae Biofuel Can Help Meet World Energy Demand

New research: microalgae produces much higher yields of fuel-producing biomass than other traditional fuel feedstocks and it doesn’t compete with food crops.

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A Heated Debate: Are Climate Scientists Being Forced to Toe the Line?

Written by on May 25, 2014 in Climate Change, Environment with 1 Comment
A Heated Debate: Are Climate Scientists Being Forced to Toe the Line?

After joining a controversial lobby group critical of climate change, meteorologist Lennart Bengtsson claims he was shunned by colleagues, leading him to quit. Some scientists complain pressure to conform to consensus opinion has become a serious hindrance in the field.

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March to Stop Monsanto: May 24 Everywhere

Written by on May 23, 2014 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
March to Stop Monsanto: May 24 Everywhere

On the eve of the second annual March Against Monsanto, farmers and activists are celebrating recent GMO labeling and planting ban victories in Vermont.

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Is There a GMO-Chemtrail Connection?

Written by on May 21, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Is There a GMO-Chemtrail Connection?

In a groundbreaking article at farmwars.info, Barbara Peterson makes a stunning connection between GMO food crops and chemtrails. Peterson has looked into a Monsanto patent that expands the genetic engineering of food crops. Engineering for what purpose? Overcoming the destructive presence of heavy metals like aluminum and barium in the soil. These are metals which have often been reported in globally sprayed chemtrails.

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Another Dirty Coal Plant Bites the Dust

Written by on May 20, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Another Dirty Coal Plant Bites the Dust

Retirement of on of the nation’s dirtiest coal plants, the Reid Gardner Generating Station, is a major victory for the climate, clean air, renewable energy and the relentless grassroots workers.

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The Energy Internet Explained by Jeremy Rifkin

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
The Energy Internet Explained by Jeremy Rifkin

Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Internet of Things. Rifkin’s latest book is The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism.

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Alaska’s Controversial HAARP Project is Shutting Down

Written by on May 18, 2014 in Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Alaska’s Controversial HAARP Project is Shutting Down

The controversial High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) project in Alaska is to be completely dismantled after it is shut down at the end of the summer. Initially established back in 1993, HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) has been the subject of conspiracy theories for years. The project’s official goals were to analyze the Earth’s ionosphere and to investigate the possibilities for ionospheric enhancement technology, but now after more than three decades of experiments its funds have finally run dry with a shut down date scheduled for later this year.

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Fishing Nets Become Skateboards in Chile

Written by on May 16, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Fishing Nets Become Skateboards in Chile

Discarded fishnets amounts to 10% of the oceans’ plastic waste. Net Positiva is Chile’s first collection and recycling program for fishnets.

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New Harvard Study Strengthens Link Between Neonicotinoids and Bee Colony Collapse

New Harvard Study Strengthens Link Between Neonicotinoids and Bee Colony Collapse

Two widely used neonicotinoids—a class of insecticide—appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

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