Environment

Good News: Scientists Detail Enormous Subterranean Water Reserves

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Nature with 0 Comments
Good News: Scientists Detail Enormous Subterranean Water Reserves

Watch: Scientists say a layer of minerals in the mantle could hold three times the water present on Earth’s surface.

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Big Carmaker Aims to Make Car Parts from Unused Tomatoes

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Big Carmaker Aims to Make Car Parts from Unused Tomatoes

Tomatoes are already found in soup, ketchup, and most Italian dishes, but researchers may have discovered the secret sauce to making car parts from them.

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Organic Agriculture Attracts a New Generation of Farmers

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Organic Agriculture Attracts a New Generation of Farmers

Agriculture trade groups have developed programs, including training and financial incentives, aimed at attracting young people. The National Young Farmers Coalition through member surveys has found that the bulk of new operators are going the organic route.

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Organic Labeling Fraud: 45% of Organic Produce Contains Pesticides

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Organic Labeling Fraud: 45% of Organic Produce Contains Pesticides

Pesticides can get onto organic produce through contamination of water or soil through pesticide spray drift from neighboring farms, and through contact with non-organic produce after harvest. Larger residue measurements suggest an organic producer deliberately used a pesticide that is not allowed.

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Quantum Dot Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheap Spray-on Solar Cells

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Quantum Dot Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheap Spray-on Solar Cells

Quantum dots are nanocrystals made out of a semicondutor material that is small enough to take advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics. At the center of a very new and rapidly evolving field of research, they offer promise for applications in highly efficient solar cells, transistors and lasers, among other things.

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Trikelet Claims Title of World’s Smallest Foldable Electric Vehicle

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Trikelet Claims Title of World’s Smallest Foldable Electric Vehicle

The newest electric scooter folds up to become the ideal urban commuting weapon.

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Scientists Conclude that Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Scientists Conclude that Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

Independent scientists have confirmed that fracking by Range Resources in Parker County, TX polluted a resident’s drinking water with dangerous levels of methane from the Barnett Shale.

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Revolutionary Technology that Could Save the Energy Crisis: Solar Roadways

Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Revolutionary Technology that Could Save the Energy Crisis: Solar Roadways

Watch: Learn about the potential for the revolutionary ‘Solar Roadways’ concept and possible obstacles from Breaking the Set with Abby Martin.

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Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Wisdom Can Literally Save the World

Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Farming, Health with 1 Comment
Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Wisdom Can Literally Save the World

World-renowned permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton’s techniques, if used widely enough, can literally save the planet from itself. In a video introducing his techniques, Lawton says he’s taught more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries “permaculture design science.” His techniques, he says, allows people “to provide for all their needs in a way that’s beneficial to the environment and so that they can survive in a really abundant and meaningful way.”

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Geoengineering WON’T Stop Global Warming, Warns Study

Posted by on June 8, 2014 in Climate Change, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Geoengineering WON’T Stop Global Warming, Warns Study

From aerosols iron fertilization of the sea to cloud seeding and greening deserts, scientists are conjuring up an increasing array of geoengineering techniques to battle climate change. But this type of ‘climate engineering’ will ultimately fail to prevent global warming, according to a new report

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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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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