The World’s First Smart Microhabitat

February 16, 2016 by  
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One of the most devastating consequences of the destruction we’ve wreaked on this little blue and green planet of ours has been the extinction of so many flora and fauna. From strange looking dodo birds to great auk’s, and innumerable plant and…

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New app lets Chinese citizens track biggest polluters’ activity in real time

January 6, 2015 by  
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Tracking China’s most devious polluters ? Now there’s an app for that, after Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun and his supporters developed an app that can show citizens just who is polluting them — in real time on a geo-location map. Powered by data collected at 10,000 plants around the country, the app allows millions to access and pinpoint major polluters , right on their smart phones or computers. Read the rest of New app lets Chinese citizens track biggest polluters’ activity in real time Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: app , China Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs , China pollutes app , china smog , destruction , eco design , Environment , green , green design , Ma Jun , Pollution , sustainable design

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Scientists Agree Earth Has Entered a New Human-Shaped Geological Epoch

November 12, 2014 by  
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With 7 billion humans and counting living on Earth, all of whom have the increasing capacity to build, shape and often devastate the planet, scientists are now starting to agree that the planet is entering a new geological age shaped by humanity’s impact. According to New Scientist , the idea that humans have the ability to make significant impacts on Earth’s structure has been around for a long time, but were mostly dismissed by geologists who thought humans could never make an imprint on the Earth that was so long lasting it would never be erased. Read the rest of Scientists Agree Earth Has Entered a New Human-Shaped Geological Epoch Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anthropocene , artificial , destruction , epoch , geological , human , impact , mineral , mining , shaped , time

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Weed Wildfire Leaves Hundreds Without Homes, Jobs

September 18, 2014 by  
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What would you do if all your most cherished possessions suddenly went up in smoke? That’s the situation facing dozens of families in Weed, California right now as a fast-moving wildfire destroyed about 150 buildings in the Northern California logging town on Monday. According to the LA Times , the wildfire that did all the destruction, at 375 acres, was relatively small in the scope of the massive wildfires that have burned through California this year. Yet it was able to wreak significant damage in a short period of time, burning down two churches, a library and a community organization that aided the poor. The town also lost machinery at its plywood mill – putting many out of work. Read the rest of Weed Wildfire Leaves Hundreds Without Homes, Jobs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: buildings , burns , California , Drought , emergency , fire , forestry , Homes , weed , Weed fire , Weed wildfire , wildifire

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Dept. of Public Health Deliberately Silenced Citizens Calling about Fracking

August 12, 2014 by  
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NPR recently covered a story about two former Pennsylvania Department of Public Health employees who said they were told to keep their mouths shut when people called in about fracking and related development. Former employee Tammi Stuck said, “we were absolutely not allowed to talk to them,” regarding people who called in insisting that fracking and related processes caused nosebleeds, migraines, skin rashes, and a bunch of other problems common to carcinogen exposure. The concerns mirror public health advocates who say that Pennsylvania hasn’t funded enough research to examine health impacts of blasting apart the Marcellus Shale. Read the rest of Dept. of Public Health Deliberately Silenced Citizens Calling about Fracking Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Atlantic Sunrise , Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project , Cabot , cabot oil and gas , Climate Change , climate justice , corporations , destruction , dirty energy , drilling violations , energy industry , Energy Justice Network , Energy Justice Summer , Environment , environmental justice , extraction , FERC , fossil fuels , fracking , fracking well violations , gag orders , government , industry , methane , natural gas , pennsylvania , pipelines , politics , renewable energy , renewables , Susquehanna , susquehanna county , toxic , Vera Scroggins , Williams , Williams companies

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World’s Most Isolated Tree in Nigeria Knocked Down by a Drunk Driver

October 22, 2013 by  
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For decades, an  acacia tree in the Nigerian Sahara  served as a lone landmark in a deserted landscape. It was reported to be the only tree for 250 miles and was used as a marker by Tuareg traders and caravans on their travels across the expanse. However, one day in 1973, it was mysteriously knocked down. It has now been revealed that the cause might have been the fault of a drunk driver. Read the rest of World’s Most Isolated Tree in Nigeria Knocked Down by a Drunk Driver Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acacia tree , desert , destruction , drunk driver , Nigeria’s Infamous Isolated Acacia Tree , Sahara desert , tree hugger , world’s most isolated tree        

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HOW TO: Protect Your Plants Over the Winter

October 22, 2013 by  
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Frozen leaf image via Shutterstock Here in the northern hemisphere, nights are growing chillier, and it’s not unusual to wake up to a light frost clinging to car windshields and lingering garden plants. Sure, the mercury might rise when midday’s temperatures hit “balmy” levels, but that’ll change in the very near future. Those of us who are cultivating plants to last through the colder months , or have young trees that are vulnerable to severe weather, would do well to ensure that these little wonders are protected against winter’s bite. Read the rest of HOW TO: Protect Your Plants Over the Winter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burlap wrapped trees , cloche , greenhouse , mulch , mulching , tree mulch , tree protection , Trees , winter garden        

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Open-Source ‘Precious Plastic’ Machines Recycle Small Scale Waste

October 22, 2013 by  
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When Design Academy Eindhoven graduate student Dave Hakkens learned that only ten percent of discarded plastic is actually recycled , he decided to create “Precious Plastic,” an open-source collection of machines that recycle plastic on a small scale. After interviewing several manufacturing companies, he was told that much of the expensive, precise machinery could not handle the impurities of waste plastic. So, he decided to fabricate three machines that are capable of shredding, melting, and molding salvaged plastic. Read the rest of Open-Source ‘Precious Plastic’ Machines Recycle Small Scale Waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , dave hakkens , Design Academy Eindhoven , open source machine , open-source plastic recycling machine , phone bloks , precious plastic , Recycled Plastic , small scale plastic recycling machines , small-scale recycling , upcycled materials        

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Rainbow Warrior: Greenpeace Building First Purpose-Built Sailboat to Fight Environmental Destruction

May 3, 2011 by  
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Greenpeace is hard at work in Germany building a purpose-built — meaning something that is designed from the ground up for its intended job –sailboat to aid in their environmental work around the world. When it is finished the new Rainbow Warrior will be one of the greenest sailboats ever constructed

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See 25 Years of Mountaintop Removal Mining Destruction in 10 Seconds

April 27, 2011 by  
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Photos used in animation via NASA Earth Observatory , remixed by @jaiden0 A couple weeks ago, I shared some NASA satellite photos that captured the destruction wrought by a West Virginia mountaintop removal mining operation over the course of 25 years. The images were taken above the Ho… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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