Falling Crime Rates in Big Cities a Key to Sustainable Future

May 26, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: aurelien via Flickr /CC BY-SA US Crime Rates Hit Lowest Level in 40 Years We spill a lot of digital ink here on Treehugger insisting that dense, urban environments are crucial to the future of sustainable living. Lloyd has pointed out the numerous benefits to city living — it’s more efficient, less resource and energy intensive, and, since you’re walking more,

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You Are 10% Human. 90% Bacteria. (Video)

December 3, 2010 by  
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Image credit: TED /Bonnie Bassler Earlier this week, I wrote a post wondering whether we should think of composting as animal husbandry —given the vast array of living organisms that exist in a compost heap.

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Celebrities Strip for Turtles, Royal Green Wedding for Kate Middleton and Prince William, and More

December 3, 2010 by  
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Tis the Season to DIY Your Gifts

December 3, 2010 by  
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Photo by Tim Wilson via MNN Creating personalized gifts from scratch has always been a soft spot for me. Even when the gift turns out less than stellar, it’s the fact that someone worked hard on a project with you in mind that really matters

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Medical Dressing Uses Nanotechnology to Treat Infection

July 8, 2010 by  
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The wound dressings of the future won’t just stop us from from bleeding — they will also detect infection and release antibiotic treatments as necessary. Researchers at the University of Bath and the Southwest UK Paediatric Burns Centre have designed a dressing that detects disease-causing pathogens, releases antibiotics from nanocapsules , and even changes color to indicate that an antibiotic has been released. Read the rest of Medical Dressing Uses Nanotechnology to Treat Infection http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotics , dressing , green design , nanotechnology , wound dressing

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Researchers Study Polar Bear Poo To Find Out About Superbugs

January 14, 2010 by  
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Photo via zyphbear Researchers went all the way up to the Arctic to study the droppings of polar bears who have little to no contact with humans in order to find out if the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs among animals are the result of human influence. It seems like this might have been just a handy excuse to get an awesome trip to the Arctic, since only a tiny leap of logic would tell us that yes, antibiotic-resistant superbugs are the result of contact with human-made antibiotics

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After Haiti Earthquake Disaster Urgent Appeals For Aid Spread Across Blogoshpere

January 14, 2010 by  
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As the full scale of the tragic earthquake disaster in Haiti becomes apparent there is a mass mobilization effort to get aid and support to the stricken island as soon as possible.

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