Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

August 6, 2015 by  
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Study shows planting street trees can make residents feel up to 7 years younger

August 6, 2015 by  
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A new study published in the journal Nature has a shown a strong correlation between an abundance of street trees and local residents’ improved sense of well-being. In fact, the study’s authors found that planting 10 more trees on a city block “on average, improves health perception in ways comparable to an increase in annual personal income of $10,000 and moving to a neighborhood with $10,000 higher median income or being 7 years younger.” Now not that we really needed any further reasons to plant more trees, but the study makes a pretty compelling case to present to your local government  or good motivation to  get planting yourself ! Read the rest of Study shows planting street trees can make residents feel up to 7 years younger

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USGS Says East Coast Is a ‘Hot Spot’ for Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2012 by  
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The US Geological Survey has reported that the east coast of the US, notably the shorelines running from North Carolina to Boston, is a ‘hot spot’ for rising sea levels and symptoms of climate change  that include rapid geological change, such as the swamping of farm lands and eroding beaches. The report, which was published by USA Today , said that within the next 50 years, the coasts of the Mid-Atlantic will dramatically change. Read the rest of USGS Says East Coast Is a ‘Hot Spot’ for Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide , Climate Change , delaware , eroding beaches , geological change , glacier melting , Maryland , north caroline , rising sea levels , us geological survey , usa today

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Shrinking Glaciers Are Releasing Thousands Of Pockets Of Methane

May 22, 2012 by  
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Ecologists have found a disturbing side-effect caused by the world’s rapidly shrinking glaciers . As the ice gets thinner, pockets of methane that have been trapped beneath it are being released. Once this occurs, the methane heads into the atmosphere adding to the Greenhouse Effect. A team of scientists are attempting to map these gas pockets and, if it’s viable, ignite them. So far, they’ve found over 150,000. Read the rest of Shrinking Glaciers Are Releasing Thousands Of Pockets Of Methane Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: glacier melting , glaciers , ice methane , katey walter anthony , methane fireball , methane greenhouse gas , methane under ice , shrinking glaciers

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Black Carbon Soot’s Climate Warming Effect May Be Canceled by Its Increasing Cloud Production

September 20, 2010 by  
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photo: Jose Roberto V Moraes via flickr In the past eighteen months or so there’s been a greater acknowledgment that black carbon soot , from burning fossil fuels and biomass , plays a bigger role in increasing global warming and glacier melting than we had thought. Well, a new paper in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (hat tip…

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Hello Electric Wants to Give BP CEO Tony Hayward an Electric Car

September 20, 2010 by  
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Image: Hello Electric Nice PR Coup! For a few years, BP (originally British Petroleum) has tried to rebrand itself as “Beyond Petroleum”. The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has made obvious that BP was far from being beyond oil (though beyond the pale, at times), but it’s never too late to start. A group called Hello Electric wants to give an electric car to Tony Hayward, who will soon step down as BP CEO, along with a letter encouraging him to become an EV ambassador.

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IPCC ‘Regrets’ Himalayan Glacier Melting Statement in 2007 Report

January 21, 2010 by  
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photo: futureatlas.com via flickr. The IPCC has issued a statement regarding the inclusion of a non-peer reviewed speculative statement about the rate of Himalayan glacier melting , and the assertion that some could be entirely gone by 2035, in the latest assessment report from 2007.

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Nanotechnology Turning Your Cotton T-Shirt and Polyester Pants Into Batteries

January 21, 2010 by  
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Images via PhysOrg (Credit: American Chemical Society) and BBC (Credit: Nanoletters) Stanford University researchers aren’t stopping at paper when it comes to exploring how carbon nanotubes can be used to create thin, flexible batteries. They’ve moved on from paper and ink to cotton and polyester. Looking at combining carbon nanotubes and fabrics, the research team is bringing us closer to having wearabl…

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