INFOGRAPHIC: Why are rainforests so important?

March 24, 2015 by  
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“Save the rainforests!” is a call to action that most of us have come across at some point or another, whether it was on a news broadcast or splayed across an activist’s tee-shirt. It’s a great slogan, but why are people so passionate about saving the rainforests from being destroyed? What happens in the rainforest literally affects the rest of the world: moisture generated by the forests of Brazil ends up falling as rain across Europe as well as the USA, for example, and at a time when we’re facing imminent droughts, that moisture is absolutely vital. The trees there clean the air that we breathe, stabilize the planet’s climate, and provide winter nesting grounds for the millions of butterflies that pollinate crops across North America. Check out the full infographic after the jump to learn more about how important these forests are, and how we can all do our part to help protect them. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why are rainforests so important? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Air quality , Amazon , Brazil , climate regulation , global rainfall , importance of rainforests , infographic , rain forest , rain forest info graphic , rain forest infographic , rain forests , rainfall , rainforest , rainforest infographic , rainforests , save rainforest infographic , save the rainforest , South American rainforest

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Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

March 24, 2015 by  
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Opening a package only to have your apartment flooded with packing peanuts is an annoying experience – and a total waste of plastic. But researchers Vilas Pol and Vinodkumar Etacheri at Purdue University finally have a use for the packing peanut nuisance: transforming them into fast-charging batteries. Using a heating process, the researchers were able to convert ordinary packing peanuts into carbon anodes for lithium-ion batteries. Read the rest of Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon anodes , eco design , green design , packing peanut batteries , Purdue University , recycling packing peanuts , sustainable design , Vilas Pol , Vinodkumar Etacheri

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Architects reveal the world’s first shadowless skyscrapers in London

March 24, 2015 by  
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Climate Counts and the Green Race to the Top

November 20, 2009 by  
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If climate regulation will burden businesses or increase costs, then why are so many companies strengthening their voluntary response to the climate crisis in the midst of an economic downturn?

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New, Green ‘Safe Spoon’ Goes Where Normal Utensils Can’t

November 20, 2009 by  
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SpoonLidz has developed a new, paperboard spoon touted as an alternative to plastic or bio-based spoons and which cannot be used to cause harm.

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