Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

July 24, 2015 by  
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The East Coast of the United States has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches. Originally thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish, the tiny, clear blobs have a closer relationship to humans than to jellyfish. The gelatinous lumps appearing along the coast of New England have been identified as salps—small, blobby creatures that may play a protective role in climate change. Read the rest of Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

July 24, 2015 by  
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Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps that run on salt water . The Sustainable Alternative Lighting project, known as SALt, has given this nation of 7,000 islands an important tool to use their most ubiquitous resource, salt water, in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. Read the rest of Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

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New Species of Dolphin Discovered in Australia

September 15, 2011 by  
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Photo: Wikipedia Commons Researchers in Australia say they’ve made a remarkable discovery, identifying for one of the first times in over a hundred years a brand new species of dolphin. And, in addition to being the latest of its kind to be uncovered, this new type of dolphin, named Tursiops australis , is also among the rarest. So far, biologists have only found a handfull of places along the coast of Australia where they exist — and there’s only thought to be around 150 of them in existence…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Suriname Establishes Govt Agency for Climate Adaptation: An Emerging Trend?

August 31, 2011 by  
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Image: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep via flickr The tiny South American nation of Suriname has recently joined its neighbor Guyana in creating an agency dedicated to dealing with climate change. Suriname, the continent’s smallest country, is a low-lying nation on the northern coast of South America, with the majority of the population concentrated along the coast where the capital is located. More importantly, Suriname counts itself as one of … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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US Plans to Export Oil from Keystone XL Tar Sands; It Won’t Improve Energy Security

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photo: Jungbim via Wikimedia Commons , CC BY-SA 3.0 Much to the contrary of the rhetoric used by the Keystone XL’s supporters (which now appear to be not only the U.S. State Department, but Obama’s Energy Secretary Stephen Chu), the tar sands pipeline that thousands of citizens are pro… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Noise Pollution Causing Songbirds To Cheat On Each Other

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photo by chapmankj75 via Flickr CC Noise pollution from humans is guilty of many things — causing whales to lose their way, killing giant squid, leading baby fish away from good habitat, and generally stressing out animals. But while we know noise pollution in the oceans is causing whales to yell their songs, scientists have only just discovered that it is also causing birds to change their tune — and it seems to lead to a problem with fidelity and mate selection. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Major Coal Plant to Close, Transform into Green Community?

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: cliff1066 via Flickr/CC BY Good news from Alexandria, Virginia: Its dirty GenOn coal plant, which has drawn the ire of residents and activists, is shutting down next year . The plant had failed to comply with Clean Air Act standards for years, and occupied some of the city’s prime waterfront space to boot. A recent report confirmed that the plant wasn’t ne… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Fondue

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Fondue is the perfect dish. Yes, it is tasty (very tasty!) but it also a very social dish. Good friends gather around the fondue pot just waiting to see who’ll be the first to lose their bread chunk–it’s usually me! Enjoy this dark chocolate fondue with a late harvest Mourvèdre, you won’t regret it. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Gulf Oil Spill: The Black and Oily Demise of Wildlife (Slideshow)

May 3, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images On the night of Tuesday, April 20, an explosion rocked an offshore drilling platform, launching an intense effort to fight the ensuing fires and find the 11 people that went missing after the accident. Now, days later, the spreading slick of crude has reached shore—and poses a serious threat to the fragile ecosystems along the coast

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