American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

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The American dentist who allegedly paid $55,000 to kill a beloved lion  in Zimbabwe has come under fire since his identity was disclosed to the public this week. Stories about Cecil the lion and the hunter who killed him, Walter Palmer of Minnesota, have soared to the top of trending lists on Facebook and Twitter, and numerous angry bloggers, editorialists, and TV hosts have attacked the dentist for his actions. Zimbabwe conservationists say Cecil was lured out of the Hwange National Park and slain on land that was not zoned for hunting lions. Local hunter Theo Bronkhorst was charged with failing to prevent an illegal hunt in court yesterday, according to NY Daily News , and now members of the American public are calling for Palmer’s extradition to Zimbabwe so he too can atone for his actions. Read the rest of American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

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The world’s largest electronic vacuum cleaner in Rotterdam will suck up smog and turn it into jewelry

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Can we completely rid our skies of pollution once and for all? That is the mission behind the Dutch social design lab, Studio Roosegaarde , which recently launched a Kickstarter campaign that is quickly gaining momentum. The team, led by Netherlands-based innovator Daan Roosegaarde, is creating a Smog Free Tower that will stand 23 feet above the city of Rotterdam and power the largest electronic smog-sucking vacuum in the world. Then it will transform the harvested carbon into beautiful rings and cufflinks. The tower is expected to rise as soon as September. And if that goes well, the studio hopes to build many more smog vacuums across the globe. Read the rest of The world’s largest electronic vacuum cleaner in Rotterdam will suck up smog and turn it into jewelry

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Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

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Click here to view the embedded video. Google Street View cars have been patrolling for years now, providing limitless information about the world we live in and creeping us out when we search for our own homes. Recently, Google partnered with Aclima , a company that develops mobile sensor networks, to equip their cars with the ability to collect air pollution data . Read the rest of Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

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Israel embraces Egyptian heritage with a new pyramid tower for Jerusalem

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Israel embraces Egypt’s architectural heritage with a new tower for Jerusalem. Studio Daniel Libeskind and local architect Yigal Levi unveiled new renderings of the high-rise design for the holy city’s downtown area, first unveiled in 2011. Called the Pyramid, this multi-purpose tower will offer shopping areas and residential units atop the old Eden theater, near the Machane Yehuda market. Read the rest of Israel embraces Egyptian heritage with a new pyramid tower for Jerusalem

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What Richard Branson says about sharks after surfer Mick Fanning’s amazing escape

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Sir Richard Branson is using Mick Fanning’s recent brush with death in South Africa to call for greater protection for all sharks . He urged in a recent blog post that “the coverage of this highly unusual event should not be used as an excuse to mount further campaigns to kill even more sharks.” Fanning fought off a shark during the J-Bay Open surfing competition by punching the shark and then swimming away. Though he escaped unharmed, Fanning has said that it could be months before he can get back into the water. Read the rest of What Richard Branson says about sharks after surfer Mick Fanning’s amazing escape

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