Scientists Propose Planting Trees in the Desert to Combat Climate Change

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Desert photo from Shutterstock A group of German scientists led by Klaus Becker of the University of Hohenheim believes that planting drought-tolerant vegetation in arid regions could capture CO2 and mitigate the effects of climate change . In an article published in the July edition of Earth System Dynamics , the team identifies the species Jatropha curcas as the ideal tree for their method of “carbon farming”. The tree is able to withstand high temperatures, and it can flourish in coastal desert regions when supplied with desalinated seawater . The scientists posit ares in Egypt, India and Madagascar as the best locations for cultivation. Read the rest of Scientists Propose Planting Trees in the Desert to Combat Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arabia , CO2 , desert , earth system dynamics , egypt , germany , India , jatropha curcas , klaus becker , madagascar , stuttgart , university of hohenheim        

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6 Critically Endangered Animals Under Threat of Extinction Due to Human Activity

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Read the rest of 6 Critically Endangered Animals Under Threat of Extinction Due to Human Activity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “World Wildlife Fund” , amur leopard , black rhino , bwindo impenetrable national park , convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora , critically endangered species , deforestation , far east leopard , functionally extinct species , habitat loss , hawksbill turtle , korean leopard , loss of genetic variation , manchurian leopard , marine turtles , mountain gorilla , prey scarcity , south china tiger , sumatran elephant , tortoiseshell , virunga mountains , Wildlife conservation        

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The 3D Scan-to-Print Web App Turns Any Kinect into a 3D Scanner

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3D printing has been a huge boon to home fabricators that want to create trinkets whenever they want. While all that plastic isn’t great for the environment , it’s already proven itself as a great enabler for designers and some silliness . That said, the spectrum of objects people can make is still restricted to a digital file library like Thingiverse , unless you know your way around a 3D modeling program or have a 3D scanner . The 3D Scan-to-Print Web App is a new Kickstarter project by the Volumental group that aims to turn any depth sensing camera , such as a Kinect , into a web connected 3D scanner. Read the rest of The 3D Scan-to-Print Web App Turns Any Kinect into a 3D Scanner Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 3d scanning , clean tech , depth sensing camera , eco design , green design , green technology , kickstarter , kinect , Volumental        

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